6 Days Beijing-Dalian-Beijing Essence Tour
- Tour Code:CWT23
- Tour Duration: 6 Days
- Destination:Beijing, Dalian
- Tour overview:As an old city with a history of more than 3000 years, Beijing used to be an imperial capital city for more than 850 years in history, which definitely makes it a city that concentrates China's significant historical culture and tradition, even today it is still the nation's capital. And Dalian, the capital city of Liaoning Province in Northeast China, is a beautiful coastal city that always pleases people with its scenic views. Get ready and let yourself be led into the embrace of Beijing's great top historic sites and Dalian's lovely ocean!
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Upon your arrival in Beijing you will be greeted by our local guide and then transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. For the rest of the day you will enjoy some leisure time.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
This morning our tour will begin with a visit of 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 lunch, we will go on 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.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Way.
After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today we will be transferred to the surrounding countryside of Beijing and 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.
Day 4 Beijing to Dalian (B, L)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing:Summer Palace, Hutongs
This morning we will visit the Summer Palace. Equally famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called 'Yiheyuan' (Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. Until nowadays, it is the best preserved and the largest imperial garden in China. You will regret it if you leave Beijing without having visited this grand imperial garden.
We will experience a unique Hutong tour by taking a rickshaw then. Hutongs are a kind of ancient city alley or lane and are very typical for Beijing. Most of them can be found close to the Forbidden City, and many were built during the three dynasties of Yuan, Ming and Qing. Today, the Hutong is a living museum of Beijing history showing the traditional lifestyle of Beijing people.
Then you will be transferred to airport to take flight to Dalian. After your arrival in Dalian you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Then, you will have some free time to relax yourself.
Day 5 Dalian (B, L)
Sightseeing: Bangchuidao Scenic Area, Laohutan Ocean Park , Xinghai Park, Jinshitan Scenic Area
You will have a full day visit start from Bangchuidao Scenic Area. It is a famous seashore resort combining marvelous scenery of hills, sea, islet and beach.
We continue to visit the Laohutan Ocean Park. In the Park, many attractive natural sceneries and magnificent man-made sights can be seen, especially the Tigers Sculpture Square and Laohutan Polar Region Marine Animals World.
Another park we will visit is Xinghai Park. The park has luxuriant trees and flowers on the landward side while the coastal side comprises a beach of golden sands which attracts many visitors.
Our last stop is the Jinshitan Scenic Area, also known as the Golden Pebble Beach National Resort. Environment here is among the best throughout the country. Fresh air, clean sea water and spacious beach that extended four kilometers (2.5 miles) along the coast line attract tourists, especially swimmers, from home and abroad every year.
Day 6 Dalian to Beijing / Departure (B)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement / International flight on your own arrangement
Free at leisure until your guide pick you up from your hotel and then be transferred to airport for your flight to Beijing. Then on your own arrangement to take connect international flight back home.