Beijing 5 days culture package tour

5 days Beijing tour to touch ancient Chinese culture including hotel

Tour code: BJ-PH-02Culture
Focus: Beijing 5 days tour, Culture package tour, 5 days Beijing culture tour
Updated: 2017-September-02

Tour Profile

  • Tour type: private package tour
  • Departure: daily
  • Duration: 5 day
  • Escorted: yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: easy
  • Kids or elders: possible
  • Starting place:  Beijing Airport
  • End place:  Beijing Airport


Brief Itinerary

Day 1. Be met from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 2. Tiananmen Square, National Museum, Lunch, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong, Houhai area. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3. Underground Palace of Ming Tomb, Sacred Way, Lunch, Mutianyu Great Wall.(Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 4. Enjoy the Highlights of Ancient Chinese Mural, Local Architecture Museum, Local culture museum, Qianmen Street including Rongbaozhai. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 5. Be met from hotel and transfer to airport for departure. (Breakfast)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival
Arrive in Beijing.
Be met from airport by private vehicle and be transferred to hotel for checking in. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2.Tiananmen Square, National Museum, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong, Houhai area.
Tiananmen Square PhotoBe picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 08:30 am.
Visit Tiananmen Square. The Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world. Surrounded by many well-known cultural and political institutions, the square is the final resting place of Chairman Mao Zedong. The square has witnessed the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Then visit National Museum. The National Museum of China consists of two separate museums: the Museum of the Chinese Revolution in the northern wing and the National Museum of Chinese History in the southern wing. The National Museum of China houses over 620,385 cultural items in its permanent art collection. The museum also possess many Chinese historical artifacts that would not be found in other museums such as the heaviest ancient bronze- Simuwu Ding.

Photo of Beijing HutongAfter lunch, visit Forbidden City, which is a treasure house of Chinese cultural and historical relics. The palace was the exclusive domain of the imperial court for almost 500 years, 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasty. As one of the World Cultural Relics, Forbidden Ctiy consists of 90 palaces and courtyards, 980 buildings and 8,704 rooms.

Move on to visit Beijing Hutong. Hutongs are lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard). Most of them were built during the Yuan (1206-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1908) dynasties surrounding the Forbidden City. Many famous operas and dramas are based on the themes of hutong life. Man-power rickshaw is arranged for you to feel the Hutong of Beijing.

Then visit Houhai area. It is a part of Shichahai Lake. The bar street in this area is famous in Beijing.

Be transferred back to hotel after the tour.
(Breakfast Lunch)

Day 3. Underground Palace of Ming Tomb, Sacred Way, Lunch, Mutianyu Great Wall.
Photo of Mutianyu Great WallBe picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 08:30 am.

Drive to visit Underground Palace of Dingling Tomb. Ding Ling (the Tomb of Ding) is the mausoleum of the 13th emperor (Wanli) of the Ming Dynasty, who had the longest reign in Ming dynasty.
With five chambers, the underground palace of Dingling is 27 meters deep with a total floor space of 1,195 square meters. All chambers were built of stone without using a single beam or column. Dingling is the only excavated tomb for archaeological exploration. Tourists can see precious antiques in the exhibition halls.

Then visit Sacred Way. The Sacred Way stretches 7 kilometers from south to north through the center of the tombs area. It was originally built for the first tomb Changling - the tomb of Emperor Yongle, the most powerful emperor in the Ming dynasty. But as the later tombs were built either to the right or to the left, it became the main road to all of them. They formed one group, but each tomb is independent of the other. Each lies at the foot of a hill.

After lunch, we will visit Mutianyu Great Wall.  Located around 90 km northeast of Beijing, Great Wall was built and maintained between the 7th century BC and 17th century BC. It was originally built to protect the empire from northern invaders. The Great Wall stretches through the countryside over deserts, hills and plains for 8,851.8 kilometers.
Mutianyu section was first built in the mid-6th century. It is the longest fully-restored Great Wall with 22 original style watchtowers. Mutianyu Great Wall features picturesque landscape with 90% forest coverage rate. The scenery in spring and autumn is excellent. Mutianyu Great Wall is not so crowded as Badaling section.

Be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4. Enjoy the Highlights of Ancient Chinese Mural, Local Architecture Museum, Local culture museum, Qianmen Street including Rongbaozhai.
Architecture Museum PhotoBe picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 08:30 am.

Drive to enjoy masterpiece of mural painting dating back to Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The painting adopt the traditional Chinese realistic painting method characterized by fine brush work and close attention in detail. All painters were recruited from all over China and worked under the supervision of famous court painters.

Then visit a local Architecture Museum. It is the first thematic museum collecting, studying and displaying the Chinese ancient architecture technology, art and developing history.

Vist a local culture museum. It is a culture museum to show the ancient capital style of Beijing. the predecessor of the museum is a temple which was first built by the emperor Shenzong in Ming dynasty for his mother. It was called the first temple in the capital at that time.

Move on to visit Qianmen Street including Rongbaozhai. Near Tian'anmen Square, Qianmen Street is a renowned pedestrian street, with 840 meters long and 21 meters wide. The buildings in this street resemble the late Qing Dynasty. Many time-honored brands can be found here, such as Tongrentang, Ruifuxiang, Zhangyiyuan, Neiliansheng, Quanjude, Douyichu etc.
Among the shops on Qianmen Street, Rongbaozhai (Studio of Glorious Treasures) is the most famous with a history of over 200 years. the craftsmen here used traditional technique of woodblock color printing to reproduce many internationally renowned reproductions of Chinese paintings.

Be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5. Departure
Be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport for departure.
(Breakfast)

Quotation

(USD/person,        Validity:December-31,2017 ,
Exchange rate: 1 USD = 6.3 RMB,       Editor: Ms.Lisa ,          Updated: 2017-September-02)

Cost based on one shopping stop per day

  • Super Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 1452 1389 1293
    2 808 776 728
    3 750 718 671
    4 708 676 629
    5 675 643 596
    6 653 622 574
    7 652 620 572
    8 639 608 560
    9 630 598 550
    10 493 477 445
    16 453 437 406
    26 413 398 366
    Single S. 401
    WaldorfAstoria
  • Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 1217 1154 1090
    2 690 658 627
    3 633 601 569
    4 591 559 527
    5 557 526 494
    6 536 504 472
    7 534 502 471
    8 522 490 458
    9 512 481 449
    10 471 423 391
    16 431 383 352
    26 391 344 312
    Single S. 284
    PrimeHotel
  • Standard
  • No. P S L
    1 1046 976 976
    2 604 570 570
    3 547 512 512
    4 505 470 470
    5 472 437 437
    6 450 415 415
    7 448 414 414
    8 436 401 401
    9 427 392 392
    10 382 366 334
    16 342 326 295
    26 302 286 255
    Single S. 198
    Qianmen
  • Comfort
  • No. P S L
    1 944 919 912
    2 554 541 538
    3 496 483 480
    4 454 441 438
    5 421 408 405
    6 399 387 384
    7 398 385 382
    8 385 373 370
    9 376 363 360
    10 334 318 290
    16 295 279 250
    26 255 239 210
    Single S. 147
    KingParkview
  • Budget
  • No. P S L
    1 855 843 830
    2 509 503 497
    3 452 445 439
    4 410 403 397
    5 377 370 364
    6 355 349 342
    7 353 347 341
    8 341 335 328
    9 331 325 319
    10 302 296 290
    16 263 256 250
    26 223 217 210
    Single S. 103
    GoldenInn
Note: Above normal tour cost include one shopping stop (40 minutes) per day. No push on buying. Please book the following no shopping tour if you are not interested in local art crafts shopping.

Cost for no shopping tour
  • Super Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 1611 1547 1452
    2 887 855 808
    3 806 774 726
    4 750 718 670
    5 708 677 629
    6 681 649 602
    7 668 636 588
    8 653 622 574
    9 642 610 563
    10 504 488 456
    16 462 446 415
    26 419 403 371
    Single S. 401
    WaldorfAstoria
  • Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 1376 1312 1249
    2 770 738 706
    3 688 656 625
    4 632 600 569
    5 591 559 527
    6 564 532 500
    7 550 518 487
    8 536 504 472
    9 525 493 461
    10 482 434 402
    16 440 392 361
    26 397 349 317
    Single S. 284
    PrimeHotel
  • Standard
  • No. P S L
    1 1204 1135 1135
    2 684 649 649
    3 602 567 567
    4 547 512 512
    5 505 470 470
    6 478 443 443
    7 464 429 429
    8 450 415 415
    9 439 404 404
    10 393 377 345
    16 351 335 303
    26 308 292 260
    Single S. 198
    Qianmen
  • Comfort
  • No. P S L
    1 1103 1077 1071
    2 633 620 617
    3 552 539 536
    4 496 483 480
    5 454 442 438
    6 427 415 411
    7 414 401 398
    8 399 387 383
    9 388 376 372
    10 345 329 301
    16 303 288 259
    26 260 244 216
    Single S. 147
    KingParkview
  • Budget
  • No. P S L
    1 1014 1001 989
    2 589 582 576
    3 507 501 494
    4 451 445 439
    5 410 404 397
    6 383 376 370
    7 369 363 356
    8 355 349 342
    9 344 337 331
    10 314 307 301
    16 272 265 259
    26 228 222 216
    Single S. 103
    GoldenInn

Note
Above price is base double or twin sharing room.
Single S. = extra cost needed when you need one single room.
No. = Number of travelers,
P= Peak season,   April, May, September, October.
S=Shoulder Season, March, June, July, August, November.
L=Low season,   December,  January,  February.
The price of No.10 refers to price for 10 to 15 travelers.
The price of No.16 refers to the price for 16 to 26 travelers.
The price of No.26 refers to the price for 26 to 40 travelers.
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  • Include ↓
  • Hotel accommodation,
  • Air-conditioned private car or van,
  • Admission fee of mentioned attractions,
  • English-speaking tour guide,
  • Meals as mentioned,
  • Fuel, expressway cost and parking cost,
  • Pick-up from and transfer back to your hotel.
  • Exclude ↓
  • Cable car of Mutianyu Great Wall,
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers,
  • Personal expense.