|Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb
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.
Transfer back to your hotel.
|Tian's anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Pick up travelers from hotels between 7:00am and 8:30am.
Our first stop is at Tiananmen Square. After short stroll along the square, we walk into the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace complex in the world.
Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for around 2 hours.
On the way to the Temple of Heaven, we will pay a short visit to the Chinese traditional medicine hall.
Then visit the Temple of Heaven where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. Spend time sightseeing the temple for 1 hour.
Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and have a short rest.
After lunch, stop by a free pearl market where we will see lots of beautiful handicrafts made of pearls.
Drive around 30 minutes to Summer Palace. Listed as world heritage, the summer palace perfectly combines the natural landscape of hills and open water with humankind works such as pavilions, halls, palaces and bridges. Explore the garden for around 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.