Beijing 8 days Marathon package tour

Beijing 8 days Marathon package tour include taking marathon and Beijing sightseeing

Tour code: BJ-PH-03Marathon
Focus: Beijing 8 days Marathon tour, Beijing Marathon package tour, 8 days Marathon Beijing tour
Updated: 2017-September-02

Tour Profile

  • Tour type: private package tour
  • Departure: daily
  • Duration: 8 day
  • Escorted: yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: easy
  • Kids or elders: possible
  • Starting place: Beijing Airport
  • End place: Beijing Airport


Brief Itinerary

September 15. Be met from airport and transfer to hotel.
September 16. Get ready for Marathon Beijing. Rest time of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast)
September 17. 06:00. Be met from hotel and transfer to Marathon. 07:30 start Marathon. Transfer back to hotel after Marathon. Remainder of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast)
September 18. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Lunch, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace (Breakfast, Lunch)
September 19. Ming Tombs, Lunch, Mutianyu Great Wall. (Breakfast, Lunch)
September 20. Beijing Zoo, Beijing Hutong, Lama Temple, Outside view of Bird Nest and Water Cube. (Breakfast, Lunch)
September 21. Shopping tour: Xiushui Market, Pearl Market/Hongqiao Market. Beijing Roast Duck Dinner, Acrobatic Show. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
September 22. Be met from hotel and transfer to airport for departure. (Breakfast)

Detailed Itinerary

September 15. 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.

September 16. Get ready for Marathon Beijing.
Get ready for Marathon Beijing. Rest time of the day is at leisure.
(Breakfast)

September 17. Marathon Beijing.
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 06:00 am.

Transfer to take Marathon which will start at 07:30.

Transfer back to hotel after Marathon. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
(Breakfast)

September 18. Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
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.

Enter the Palace Museum from the north end of Tiananmen Square. Known as Forbidden City, the Palace Museum 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, the palace consists of 90 palaces and courtyards, 980 buildings and 8,704 rooms.

Drive to visit Temple of Heaven.  Built in 1420 during Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is the best preserved and largest sacrificial building complex in the world. The emperor came to the temple every winter to pray for ample harvests and good weather. Strictly built on the basis of philosophical requirements, the temple in many ways features the relationship between Heaven and Earth.

Temple of Heaven PhotoMove on to visit Summer Palace. The Summer Palace was first built in 1750 by Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty. It covers an area of 2.9 square kilometers, including 70,000 square meters of building space. The Summer Palace perfectly combines the natural landscape of hills and open water with humankind works such as pavilions, halls, palaces and bridges. In 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List.

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


September 19. Ming Tombs, Mutianyu Great Wall.
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 08:30 am.

Drive one and half hours to visit Ming Tomb, which is the final resting place of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors, along with 23 empresses and a number of concubines. It has a history of over 600 years. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, the Ming Tombs features splendid landscape.
Chang Ling (the Tomb of Chang) was built by the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty in 1409 AD. Chang Ling is the largest tomb in architectural scale. The hall of Chang Ling is the largest structure of nanmu wood in China.

After lunch, we will drive to 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.
Photo of Mutianyu Great WallMutianyu 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 whole day tour at around 18:00.
(Breakfast, Lunch)


September 20. Beijing Zoo, Hutong, Lama Temple, Bird Nest and Water Cube, Roast Duck, Acrobatic Show.
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 08:30 am.

Drive to Beijing Zoo to see Great Panda. Beijing Zoo was built in 1955 on the foundation of Wansheng Garden of the Qing Dynasty. It is now the biggest zoo in China with the largest number of animal species. The highlight of Beijing Zoo is the national treasure-giant panda.

Photo of Beijing HutongThen we will 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.

After lunch, we will visit Lama Temple. As the biggest lamasery in Beijing, the Lama Temple was built in 1694. The temple contains 5 halls along a central axis plus three Memorial Archways. The Hall of Harmony and Peace is the main building of the temple.

Have an outside view of Bird Nest and Water Cube. As the main stadium of the 2008 Olympic Games, the National Stadium, also called Bird's Nest, is located in the southern part of central area of Beijing Olympic Park. The National Stadium was used to hold the Olympic Games, the opening and closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games, track and field events and the Soccer finals.
National aquatics center is one of the landmark constructures during the 2008 Olympic Games. It was the major swimming pool constructed for the 2008 Olympic Games. National aquatics center and National Stadium are separately located on both sides of the northern end of Beijing city central axis and they together form a complete Beijing's image of a historical and cultural city.

Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour at around 18:00.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

September 21. Xiushui Market, Pearl Market/Hongqiao Market, Beijing Roast Duck Dinner, Acrobatic Show
Photo of Chinese Acrobatic ShowBe picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 08:30 am.

Driver to Xiushui Market. Also called Silk Market or Silk Street Market, it is a shopping center housing 1,700 retail vendors. Except silk and fashion clothes, various kinds of iterms can be bought here.

Move on to go to Hongqiao market. Hongqiao market is located in Hongqiao business area in Chongwen district, with an easy access to famous Temple of Heaven. Except famous pearls, it offers the usual clothes, bags, shoes, binoculars, cameras, coral, electronics, etc.

Then go to taste Beijing Roast Duck and enjoy Chinese Acrobatic Show.
(Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)


September 22. Departure
Be picked up from your hotel and transfer to airport for departure.
(Breakfast)

 

Registration Information
1. Registration period: since 15:00 of Saturday 22nd July.
2. Minimum age requirement: 20 years old.
3. Registration Fee:50 USD / Person
4. All entrants MUST provide valid and correct information for the race registration, otherwise you would be failed on the registration and disqualified for the race.

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 2499 2388 2221
    2 1385 1329 1246
    3 1279 1223 1140
    4 1209 1153 1070
    5 1154 1099 1015
    6 1115 1059 976
    7 1105 1049 966
    8 1085 1030 947
    9 1070 1015 931
    10 832 804 749
    16 776 748 693
    26 709 681 626
    Single S. 699
    WaldorfAstoria
  • Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 2088 1977 1866
    2 1179 1124 1068
    3 1073 1018 962
    4 1003 948 892
    5 949 893 837
    6 909 854 798
    7 899 844 788
    8 880 824 769
    9 865 809 754
    10 793 710 654
    16 737 654 598
    26 670 587 531
    Single S. 494
    PrimeHotel
  • Standard
  • No. P S L
    1 1788 1666 1666
    2 1029 968 968
    3 923 862 862
    4 853 792 792
    5 799 737 737
    6 759 698 698
    7 749 688 688
    8 730 669 669
    9 715 654 654
    10 638 610 554
    16 582 554 498
    26 515 487 431
    Single S. 344
    Qianmen
  • Comfort
  • No. P S L
    1 1610 1566 1554
    2 940 918 912
    3 834 812 807
    4 764 742 737
    5 710 687 682
    6 671 648 643
    7 660 638 633
    8 641 619 613
    9 626 604 598
    10 554 527 477
    16 498 471 421
    26 431 404 354
    Single S. 255
    KingParkview
  • Budget
  • No. P S L
    1 1454 1432 1410
    2 862 851 840
    3 757 745 734
    4 687 675 664
    5 632 621 610
    6 593 582 571
    7 583 571 560
    8 563 552 541
    9 548 537 526
    10 499 488 477
    16 443 432 421
    26 376 365 354
    Single S. 177
    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 2705 2594 2427
    2 1488 1432 1349
    3 1353 1297 1214
    4 1264 1209 1125
    5 1199 1143 1060
    6 1152 1097 1013
    7 1125 1070 986
    8 1103 1048 964
    9 1086 1031 947
    10 846 819 763
    16 788 760 705
    26 717 689 633
    Single S. 699
    WaldorfAstoria
  • Deluxe
  • No. P S L
    1 2294 2183 2072
    2 1282 1227 1171
    3 1147 1092 1036
    4 1059 1003 948
    5 993 937 882
    6 947 891 835
    7 920 864 809
    8 898 842 787
    9 881 825 770
    10 807 724 669
    16 749 666 610
    26 678 594 539
    Single S. 494
    PrimeHotel
  • Standard
  • No. P S L
    1 1994 1872 1872
    2 1132 1071 1071
    3 997 936 936
    4 909 848 848
    5 843 782 782
    6 797 735 735
    7 770 709 709
    8 748 687 687
    9 731 670 670
    10 652 624 569
    16 594 566 510
    26 522 494 439
    Single S. 344
    Qianmen
  • Comfort
  • No. P S L
    1 1816 1772 1761
    2 1043 1021 1016
    3 908 886 881
    4 820 798 792
    5 754 732 726
    6 708 685 680
    7 681 659 653
    8 659 637 631
    9 642 620 614
    10 569 541 491
    16 510 482 432
    26 439 411 361
    Single S. 255
    KingParkview
  • Budget
  • No. P S L
    1 1661 1639 1616
    2 966 954 943
    3 831 820 808
    4 742 731 720
    5 676 665 654
    6 630 619 608
    7 603 592 581
    8 581 570 559
    9 564 553 542
    10 513 502 491
    16 455 444 432
    26 383 372 361
    Single S. 177
    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,
  • Registration Fee of Beijing Marathon,
  • 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.