|Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Acrobatics Show
Pick up travelers from hotels between 7:00am and 8:30am, and then drive to the Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown and about one hour driving).
Visit the Ming Tombs, the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs with over 500-years history. Spend around 1 hour exploring Changling, the largest one, Emperor Yongle's Tomb.
Before lunch, we will stop by a Jade Carving Factory. The Jade Factory is more like a showcase, exhibiting history and making process of jade, as well as all kinds of beautiful jades. Here you could not only learn something about Chinese jade, but also buy some souvenirs for your beloved ones.
Enjoy typical Chinese lunch at a local restaurant.
Drive to Badaling Great Wall after lunch and a short rest.
Sightseeing on the most famous part of the Great Wall, Badaling section, for 2 hours. Cable car is a good choice if one wants to get to the highest point and enjoy beautiful bird's eye view.
Drive back to Beijing city. On the way to your hotels, we will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional silk arts at a gallery.
This evening, we will enjoy the acrobatic show.
Transfer back to your hotel.
|Beijing Hutong, Lama Temple, Beijing Zoo, Bird's Nest and Water Cube
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide between 07:00 am and 8:30 am.
Drive to Beijing Zoo to see lovely Giant Pandas.
About 40 minutes later, proceed to the Lama Temple. Spend around 1 hour in the temple for sightseeing.
We will have an opportunity to have lunch with locals in a typical Beijinger's house.
After lunch, visit the old Beijing Hutong by rickshaw. The Hutong tour will take around 2 hours. Then stop by a porcelain factory to see all kinds of handicrafts.
Then drive to the Bird's Nest and Water Cube to enjoy an outside visit. Anyone interested in the inner visit could ask the tour guide to assist you in buying the entrance tickets.
On the way back to hotels, we will visit a Chinese Tea House where you could enjoy Chinese tea and watch tea ceremony.