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Beijing 4 days culture tour

4 days Beijing tour to touch ancient Chinese culture excluding hotel

Tour code: BJ-PK-03Culture
Focus: Beijing Culture 4 days tour, Culture package tour, 4 days Beijing Culture tour
Updated: 2017-September-02

Tour Profile

  • Tour type: private package tour
  • Departure: daily
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Escorted: yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: easy
  • Kids or elders: possible
  • Starting place:  hotel in Beijing
  • End place:  hotel in Beijing


Brief Itinerary

Day 1. Tiananmen Square, National Museum, Lunch, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong, Houhai area. (Lunch)
Day 2. Mutianyu Great Wall, Lunch, China Film Museum, Visit a Shopping Mall focused on Chinese Art Crafts. (Lunch)
Day 3. Enjoy the Highlights of Ancient Chinese Mural, Local Architecture Museum, Local culture museum, Qianmen Street including Rongbaozhai. (Lunch)
Day 4. Garden Museum, Lunch, Confucius Temple, Imperial College, Beihai Park. (Lunch)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1.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.
(Lunch)

Day 2.Mutianyu Great Wall,China Film Museum, visit a Shopping Mall focused on Chinese Art Crafts.
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 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.

After lunch, drive to visit China National Film Museum. China National Film Museum is the biggest film museum in the world, showing the history of 100 years of Chinese cinema. The Museum has 20 exhibition halls, housing 1500 films, and 4300 stills from works of 450 filmmakers. It also boasts the largest screen in Asia.

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

Day 3. 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.
(Lunch)

Day 4. Garden Museum, Confucius Temple, Imperial College, Beihai Park.
Garden Museum PhotoBe picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide and private vehicle at 08:30 am.

Drive to visit Garden Museum. Opened in May, 2013, China Garden Museum is the first national museum of its kind in China. It is is an international cultural center for collecting historical garden relics, carrying forward Chinese traditional culture, displaying the charm of garden art and studying the value of gardens. The museum consists of the main building, indoor gardens and outdoor exhibition areas.

After lunch, drive to visit Confucius Temple. Confucius Temple in Beijing is the second largest one in China. Built in 1302, the temple was a venue where people pay respects to Confucius, the greatest thinker and educationist in ancient China.

Visit Imperial College. It was the the highest learning institute during Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Emperors in imperial China used to frequent the place to read Confucian classics to thousands of students.

Then visit Beihai Park. Beihai Park was first dug out in the 12th century, with the excavated earth used to form a central island. It is the oldest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. The park covers an area of 69 hectares including a 39-hectare lake. In the park, lakes and hills wind along pavilions and towers, trees and flowers. Spend around one hour in the park.

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


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

  • 1 people: 661
  • 2 people: 412
  • 3 people: 339
  • 4 people: 301
  • 5 people: 272
  • 6 people: 251
  • 7 people: 257
  • 8 people: 245
  • 9 people: 236
  • 10-15people: 213
  • 16-25people: 180
  • 26-37people: 144
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
  • 1 people: 867
  • 2 people: 515
  • 3 people: 418
  • 4 people: 361
  • 5 people: 320
  • 6 people: 290
  • 7 people: 277
  • 8 people: 263
  • 9 people: 252
  • 10-15people: 227
  • 16-25people: 192
  • 26-37people: 144


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  • Include ↓
  • 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.