Arrive in Beijing.
Be picked by private vehicle and English speaking tour guide from airport and transferred to hotel.
The rest of the day is free.
|Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Kongfu show
Pick up from your hotel around 8:30 am.
Visit the Famous Forbidden City. Known as the Palace Museum, Forbidden City is a treasure house of Chinese cultural and historical relics. The palace was the exclusive domain of the imperial court for almost 500 years. As one of the World Cultural Relics, the palace consists of 90 palaces and courtyards, 980 buildings and 8,704 rooms.
Take a Chinese Herbal Medicine class for about 40 minutes before lunch.
Drugs that the Chinese medicine uses are usually plants, so it usually called Chinese herbal medicine.
In Chinese people's process of fighting with the disease for thousands of years, rich medical knowledge was gradually accumulated through the practice and understanding. These medical knowledge be passed by apprentice dictation first, and then were written down in books, which helped the medical knowledge spread fast and farther.
Drive to restaurant to have lunch.
After lunch visit Summer Palace. 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. 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.
Visit the 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.
Taste the delicious Beijing Roast duck. Beijing Roast Duck is delicious food in Beijing and a world famous Beijing cuisine. Eating Peking duck is seen to be one of the two things you are absolutely supposed to do while in Beijing.
Enjoy Kongfu show. The performance (19:30 to 20:45) combines the Kongfu with dancing skill, which make the performance more interesting.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.
|Ming Tombs-Changling, Lunch, Badaling Great Wall
Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am.
Drive to Ming Tombs to visit Changling, the largest one. Ming Tomb 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.
Proceed to a restaurant to have lunch and a short rest.
Drive to the famous Badaling Great Wall. The 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.
Badaling was built in 1505 during the Ming Dynasty. This section of the Great Wall is the best preserved and most visited one. It is 7600 meters long and 1000 meters above sea level, commanding a strategic position in ancient times.
Spend two hours on the Great Wall. Cable car is optional to get the top to have a bird view of the wall.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.
|Beijing - Hong Kong
Take morning flight to Hong Kong.
Your tour guide will pick you up and transfer to hotel.
The rest of the day is free.
Pick up from your hotel at 08:30 am.
Visit Ocean Park. Then go to Stanley for market, a coastal village on the southern side of Hong Kong Island.
Proceed to drive to the Peak to have a bird's eye view of Hong Kong.
Have dinner on the cruise on Victoria Harbor.
Transferred to airport to connect flight.