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5 Days Beijing Family Tour

Attractions: Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven (Fly a Kite), Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird Nest, Water Cube, Beijing Zoo (Panda House), Beijing Aquarium, Summer Palace, Beijing Hutong (Chinese Dumplings Making)
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Beijing-03
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best months will be April, May, September and October.
Price from
2-5 persons: US$ 498 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 400 P/P

Day 1

Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the Capital city of China, your local guide will meet you at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.
 

Day 2

Beijing
Depart from your hotel, you will enjoy your today's visit covering Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (including fly a kite) in the afternoon. If you desire, enjoy the Peking Opera tonight as your optional activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

5 Days Beijing Family Tour - Temple of HeavenAs the biggest city center square in the world, Tian'anmen Square covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. A few steps away, come to visit the Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you'll begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.

Peking Opera is China's national treasure. Expert performers convey powerful emotions to the audience through song, dance, facial make-up, exquisite masks and costume, skilled use of body language and sympathetically integrated musical accompaniment.
 

Day 3

Beijing
In the morning, take a driving to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (including round-way cable way and scenic shuttle bus) first, then drive back to the down town for a short visit to see the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube. if you are interested, you can choose Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

5 Days Beijing Family Tour - Mutianyu Great WallMutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou District, Beijing, 73 kilometers away from Beijing downtown area. It is one of the famous sections of China Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section.

Located in the Olympic Green, the US$423 million stadium is the world's largest steel structure. The design was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April 2003. The design, which was inspired by a study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a "Bird's nest".

The National Aquatics Centre, also known as 'The Water Cube', is one of the most dramatic and exciting venues to host sporting events for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The external appearance was inspired by the natural formation of soap bubbles!

For today's optional dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You'll visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you'll enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
 

Day 4

Beijing
In the morning your family will firstly to visit Beijing Zoo including Panda House to see the lovely panda. And then, a visit to Beijing Aquarium - the world’s largest inland aquarium. After that, continue to visit Summer Palace - the most beautiful garden in China.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing Zoo Panda HouseBeijing Zoo is one of the biggest zoo in China, and also a famous zoo in the world. This zoo raise many precious animals in China, including pandas, golden monkey, Siberian tigers, white-lipped deer, elk (laptop), ponies, red-crowned cranes, and other representative animals from all over the world, such as chimpanzees in Africa, Australian kangaroo, America leopard, Mexico manatees, hairless dog, European bison, etc. 

Beijing Aquarium locates at the North Bank of Changhe, Beijing Zoo, covers about 120,000 square meters, with 42,000 square meters’ building area. It is the biggest inland aquarium in the world at present. It integrates sight enjoy, science popularization education and leisure and recreation.

Summer Palace is a large-scale park, covering an area of 2.97 square kilometers (293 hectares), of which the water surface accounted for three-quarters (about 220 hectares). It is the most beautiful garden in China.
 

Day 5

Departure Beijing
5 Days Beijing Highlight Tour - Beijing Hutong TourIn the morning after breakfast, your family will enjoy a very local Beijing cultural experience - Beijing Hutong Rickshaw tour (short route). Besides this activity, a course to learn how to make Chinese dumplings is arranged for your kids. After that, be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

The word "hutong" originates from the word "hottog" which means "well" in Mongolian. Villagers dig out a well and inhabited there. Hutong means a lane or alley, in fact the passage formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard) where old Beijing residents live.

► About Chinese dumpling: Dumpling, Chinese meat ravioli or Jiaozi in Chinese, is a food that can be made and cooked in many different ways. They are small lumps of dough that are cooked and eaten, either filled with meat and vegetables or as part of a sweet pudding.


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Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
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Using Comfortable Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
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Double
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1 person   853   886   1079
2-5 persons 498 656 514 688 611 882
6-9 persons 400 558 417 591 513 784
10 persons & above 292 385 334 470 412 625
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
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Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
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Sole
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Double
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Sole
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1 person   869   925   1118
2-5 persons 506 671 534 727 630 921
6-9 persons 408 574 436 629 533 823
10 persons & above 315 431 361 524 431 663
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
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Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
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Sole
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Double
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Sole
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1 person   892   963   1118
2-5 persons 517 695 553 766 630 921
6-9 persons 420 597 455 668 533 823
10 persons & above 338 478 385 570 470 741

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
BeijingHoliday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven
Add: No.36 Nanwei Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Royal Phoenix Hotel Beijing
Add: No 17 Qianliang Lane, Dongchenng Dist, Beijing, China 100006
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U Town
Add: 3 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Remarks:
Validity: Quotations above are valid between Mar 1, 2015 to Mar 1, 2016. Except for periods of Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
Exchange Rate: TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by the exchange rate
Guide Service: No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
Hotels Change: Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
Specific Requests: requirements of adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary should inform us in advance.
TCT Right to Interpret: TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control
 
Price includes:
Vehicle: Private vehicle transfer in the itinerary
Accommodation: Two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (or cabin on Yangtze cruise ship) listed in the itinerary.
*Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own, single supplement rate (Sole Occupancy in above price table) is needed.
Driver & Guide: Licensed driver and English-speaking guide service based on the itinerary
Entrance fee: All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary
Dining: Meals as specified in the itinerary
Taxes: Government taxes
Travel insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance, see insurance terms & conditions
 
Price excludes:
1. Round way International airfare or train tickets
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5. Optional scenic spots, meals and shows in the itinerary
6. Any other changes caused by force majeure incidents or accidents beyond the control of TopChinaTravel
7. Any items not specified in the plan.

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