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The Essence of Beijing Tour

The Essence of Beijing Tour
 Beijing
Departure date:
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Services:
Private tourist vehicle with driver, tour guide, clean and comfortable hotel, meals
Why recommended:
The essence of Beijing tour is super superb for those who have long time in Beijing and want to explore this ancient modern metropolis in depth at a leisure pace. The essence of Beijing is perfectly built into your discovery journey in Beijing.

Price from:
$ 303 p/p

Tour length: 4 days

Departure:
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Day 1 Arrival upon Beijing

Schedule: Pick you up from Beijing airport or train station, transfer you to the hotel booked for you. No tour program arranged today, you can have rest or hang out on yourself to get the first impression of Beijing city.

Tiananmen Square Tiananmen Square

Day 2 Beijing city tour

Highlights: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Tour
Schedule: Today we will take you to the most famous Beijing tourist attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and later, take a rickshaw Hutong tour, during which you can visit a local Beijing family too.

Forbidden City Hutong Tour

Day 3 Beijing outskirts tour

Highlights: Mutianyu Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven  
Schedule: In the morning, you will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, known as the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall. Later, drive back to downtown to visit the Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest.

Mutianyu Great Wall the Temple of Heaven

Day 4 Beijing Departure

Highlights: The Summer Palace, Bird Nest, Water Cube
Schedule: The Summer Palace used to be a nice resort for royal families; this time, you will have a boat trip over the lake inside. After lunch, head to the Olympic Village to have an outside look at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Then, transfer to airport for departure or free activity on your own.

The Summer Palace Bird Nest

  Economy (3*) Deluxe (4*)
Hotels in Beijing Holiday Inn Express (Mingzuyuan) Holiday Inn (Temple of Heaven)
Sep till mid-Nov USD 405 P/P (2-4 pax) USD 495 P/P (2-4 pax)
USD 317 P/P (5-9 pax) USD 410 P/P (5-9 pax)
Other months USD 377 P/P (2-4 pax) USD 458 P/P (2-4 pax)
USD 303 P/P (5-9 pax) USD 387 P/P (5-9 pax)
What's included in this price?
1. Pick-up and drop-off service at your hotel in Beijing.
2. English Speaking guide in Beijing.
3. Well maintained vehicle with experienced driver throughout the whole tour.
4. Three nights’ hotel service with breakfast as shown in the quote form.
5. All the entrance tickets to the attractions in the itinerary.
6. Guide and driver's food and accommodations.
What's excluded in this price?
1. Transportation fare to and leaving Beijing.
2. Lunches and dinners.
3. Personal expenses like laundry, IDD calls, drinks, etc.
4. Tips for the tour guide and driver.
5. Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events
6. Bank charge of payment when you pay deposit.
1. How to I meet our guide and driver?
Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at about 8:30 in the morning. Make sure to finish your breakfast in time.
2. How do I pay the tour fee?
You have to pay deposit before the tour starting and you are also required to pay the full balance in RMB cash to our tour guide when he or she is picking you up.
3. How much does the lunch and dinner cost in Beijing?
The food in China is not expensive; normally a dish with meat and vegetable costs about USD 5 in Beijing, noodles and dumplings are even cheaper at about USD 3 per dish. Since the hotel we book for you provides free breakfast, the extra on lunches and dinners for you per day is about USD 10 per person.
4. Do I go to shops during the tour?
Yes, our guide and driver will stop at only one shop per day; but shopping is not compulsory, once you were there at the shop, our guide and driver could earn some little commission which also helps to save the cost for you when we make quotation for you. The shop stop lasts at most 1 hour. If you do not wish to have shopping program in your itinerary, the quote will increase.
5. How do I get to the downtown from Beijing Capital International Airport?
The Beijing Capital International Airport is about 25 kilometers from downtown Beijing. To reach downtown, travelers can use the airport shuttles, taxi and now the subway that linking the terminal 1 and terminal 2 from the airport to the downtown. For foreign travelers, taxi a good choice of transportation, you do not bother to connect buses, also taxi service is inexpensive in Beijing. A taxi trip from Beijing airport to downtown normally costs about RMB100 = USD 17. Also, you do not have to wait long for the taxi as several hundreds of taxi queuing up in the airport for their passengers 24 hours a day.
6. When is the best time to travel to Beijing?
Beijing is suitable for travel year-round but the best time to visit Beijing is from April to early November. It is worth noting that the city is very busy and crowded during the National Day Holidays (1st to 7th, Oct) and the Spring Festival that falls during January or February depending on the lunar cycle. While during July and August the weather is very hot. For these reasons, the city is probably best avoided at these times. So, the best time is April, May, September and October (besides National Day Holidays) when it is very much cooler and not crowded. The average temperature at this time reaches approximately 15C by day falling to a low of around 5C at night.
7. Is it safe to go out late in Beijing?
Beijing is a pretty safe city, but going out late is not a good idea, especially alone. Though serious crime against foreigners is rare, pick-pocketing and purse-snatching has increased in recent years. Like anywhere else, it is always wise to be cautious especially when you are in a strange and crowded city.
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