Beijing Imperial Tour - 6 days land only £199
Beijing Imperial Tour
6-Days/5-Nights from ￡199
- Unbeatable Price!
- Small Group Sizes
- Accommodation at the 4 –star Super House International Hotel
- Experienced English Speaking guide
- Most of the meals
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Group transfer from the airport to the hotel at 13:00.
Option 1: private transfer by sedan or van with English speaking guide with porter service. Price £15 per person.
Day 2 Full Day in Beijing BL After breakfast, visit the grandiose Tiananmen Square, a true symbol of China’s entrance into the modern world. There, you will be amazed by the many Chinese ethnic minorities, dressed in their traditional clothing, who have made the pilgrimage to visit their capital and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, which houses the embalmed body of the Great Helmsman himself. Tiananmen Square is also home to the National Museum of China, which after renovation, now stuns tourists who have the opportunity to view artefacts that give a taste of China’s 5,000-year-old social and political journey. Later visit the Temple of Heaven which will give you an insight into the important position Taoism played in the lives of the Emperors. Here, you will view the scene where the Emperor would pray to the Gods for a good harvest. Afterwards, visit the Liulichang Curio Street and Silk Store, where you can barter like the real Chinese for beautiful souvenirs, which are full of oriental charm and mystery. Meals: B/L
Option 2: Night Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. Price £30 per person
Day 3 Great Wall Trip BL In the morning you will visit the Lama Temple. The Lama Temple will open your eyes to East Asia’s most influential religion, Buddhism, its splendour illustrating the significance of the religion to the Chinese people for an extensive period of time. Afterwards, prepare yourself for the most fascinating sight Beijing has to offer, and one of the modern wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China. Here, you will climb the ever popular and unrestricted Badaling section of the Wall, where you can admire the breathtaking landscape of the Beijing countryside, as well as trace the steps of those soldiers who stood there on watch in the fifteenth century. Afterwards, enjoy lunch and make your journey back to the City. En route, visit the iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube, home of the Olympic Games, where China proved herself to be a world competitor in sports and Beijing showed itself to be a leading world capital. BL
Day 4 Full Day at Leisure. B You have the choice to enjoy Beijing at your leisure, or to enjoy our fantastic Imperial Palaces Half Day Tour (with lunch). Price £39 per person.
Start the morning by passing the northern edges of Tiananmen Square and coming face to face with the former home of the Ming and Qing Emperors, the Forbidden City. Stare in amazement at the grand scale of the Imperial Palaces, and the intricate detail of every part. After visiting the political centre of the former Chinese Emperors, be transported to the Summer Palace of the Qing Emperors, lavishly designed and lying peacefully beside the tranquil Kunming Lake. After lunch at the Summer Palace, return to your hotel.
Day 5 Full Day at Leisure. B Again, you have the choice of enjoying a free day, or joining our excursion, the Hutong Rickshaw Tour (with lunch). Price £35 per person.
A trip to Beijing is not complete without a tour of the unique Beijing Hutongs. By rickshaw, weave through the many lanes of old Beijing, to catch a glimpse of a fast-vanishing way of life, then explore the area independently on foot. Afterwards, your guide will take you to meet a local Beijing family, who will teach you how to make traditional Beijing dumplings, a delicacy that was born in the Hutongs.
Your evening is free, or you can choose to enjoy a Peking duck farewell dinner. Price £30 per person.
Famous as the food of the Emperors, you haven’t truly experienced Beijing cuisine without tasting the succulent flavours of this most spectacular of dishes.
Day 6 Depart Beijing B Group transfer to the airport at 08:30 am.
Option 6: private transfer by sedan or van with English speaking guide with porter service. Price £15 per person.
Extra nights in Beijing available on request.
B= Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner
- Five nights’ twin shared accommodation at a four star hotel
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Sightseeing and entry fees as specified
- Experienced English Speaking Local Guide
- Transfers as specified.
- International Flights
- Chinese Visa
- Optional Excursions
- Tips and Personal Expenses
Departures every Thursday from the 21st February 2013. Price per person from £199
The Canton Trade Fair in Guangzhou
The Lido Hotel ( 3* ) is located close to the business and shopping area of the Beijing Road. The hotel offers 300 elegant rooms with fully equipped business centre.
Price per room per night from £110 including breakfast.
The Riverside Hotel ( 4* ) is located close to the Guangzhou Railway Station and boasts 323 nicely decorated rooms. The hotel features selection of dining venues.
Price per room per night from £175 including breakfast.
The Dong Fang Hotel ( 5*) is centrally located in the heart of Guangzhou with easy access to the airport, train station and metro. The hotel offers 680 rooms with broad band and was upgraded recently in 2011. The hotel also features a well-equipped business centre.
Price per room per night from £115 including breakfast.
Transfer from the East Railway Station to the Hotel from £31 per person
Transfer from the South Railway Station to the Hotel from £43 per person
Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel from £45 per person
Guangzhou Day Tour: Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Pearl River and wander through Yuexiu Park, admire the ornately decorated Chan clan ancestral hall and the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, and visit Dr Sun Yat-sen's extravagant memorial hall. Price from £45 per person. Price includes English speaking guide, driver and car.
If you wish to explore China further, we at China Holidays can arrange pre and post extension with the driver, English speaking guide and car. Please call us on 020 7487 2999 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Canton Trade Fair please read China Holidays Blog.
To book one of these offers please call us on direct line 0207 487 2999 or you can fill out our online booking form.