2 Days Beijing - Xin'gang Tour

Tour Code: CTBJ26
Tour Duration: 2 Days
Attractions: Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall, The Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square
Tour Overview: These 2 days will be spent visiting The Great Wall (Badaling Section), the Ming Tombs and Sacred way, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, and The Forbidden City.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Xin'gang / Beijing (L, D)

Transfer via: private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs

Be picked up from Xin'gang port at around 08:00 to 08:30 am. Then we will drive 2 and half hours to visit the Badaling Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Richard Nixon described it as one of humankind's greatest achievements. You will be able to climb and walk one of the best preserved sections of the 2,000 years old ancient wall, admiring the splendid mountain views. Bring a jacket and layer- although it is breezy, the climbing is tough. So be in a good shape!

In the afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, Changping, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13 Ming emperors buried there, this place was called the 13 Ming Tombs. You will walk along the Sacred Way, a road guarded by stone statues on both sides, as the ancient emperors did to hold a memorial ceremony for their ancestors. In addition, you will encounter the marble tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors.

Drive back to Beijing city to have Beijing Roast Duck for Dinner. Be transferred back to hotel after the whole day's tour.
 

Day 2 Beijing / Xin'gang (B, L)

Transfer via: private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

After breakfast, be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am.

We will start our city tour to visit Tiananmen Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the biggest public square in the world, which can hold one million people.

From here we will walk across the Golden River Bridge to visit the Forbidden City and experience the ancient Emperor's daily life. For 5 centuries Chinese emperors carried out their administration here. With almost 10,000 rooms, it was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties, a massive complex of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and gardens where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was the largest palace in the world, and in the past it was indeed a forbidden place for commoners. Your tour here will include private access to the Emperor's palace.

Then we will continue visit the Temple of Heaven, which was completed in 1420, and expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors. It was the place where the Emperor came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. With the three blue-tiled cone-shaped roofs, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail, it has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

After the tours, you will be escorted by your English speaking tour guide and then be transferred to Xin'gang port by private air-conditional car.
 

Tour Price

1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.