One Day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beihai Park and Hutong Tour (Private)

BeijingBeijing CultureHutongthe Forbidden City Tiananmen Square Beihai Park
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  • Tour Code: BJD-01
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Beijing City
  • Tour type: private tour

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Beijing is a historical city with many relics and ancient architectures. This classical one-day tour will show you to explore the ancient Chinese architectures and experience the former life of local residents.

 

FEATURES

  • No shopping tour with private guide and van.
  • Pick-up and drop-off hotel or personal address is supposed to be in the city. Then the visiting order may change according to your location or traffic conditions.
  • Service time is around 8 hours. But the departure time can be a bit earlier or later on your request.
  • Brand of Van is the most popular kind in good condition. If for luxury brand like Bens, Audi, prices may vary accordingly.
  • Tour itinerary can be customized to your needs.
  • The price is for an English guide. Additional costs may apply if a different language guide is needed (We offer French and Spanish-speaking guide as well).

TOUR ITINERARY

D1 BEIJING ESSENTIALS

Today's Highlights:

  • Walk on the Tiananmen Square which is the geographic, political, and tourist center of the city. Taking a picture here is said to be a proof of being in Beijing.
  • Enjoy amazing architecture, extensive collections in Forbidden City and look into Chinese rich history.

Tour starts from your hotel around 8:30 with private pickup. Then have a whole day visit to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Beihai Park and Hutong. Lunch will be arranged at well selected local restaurant.

Tiananmen Square is the largest public city square in the world with a total area of 440,000 square meters. Standing on its four sides are all important political and cultural sites including the Forbidden City, Great Hall of the People, National Museum and more.

The Forbidden City or Imperial Palace, was home to 24 Emperors for almost 500 years from Qing Dynasty to Ming Dynasty. The complex is well preserved with 980 buildings over 720,000 m2. Great squares, halls, gates, gardens and courtyards form a 'city within a city'. Since 1925, this imperial palace has been turned into a museum exhibiting extensive collections of artifacts and artwork.

Beihai Park locates at the center of Beijing, behind the Forbidden City. It is now one of the best preserved royal gardens with nearly one thousand years' history.

After lunch (at 12:00), in the afternoon you will visit Hongtong. Hutong exemplifies real life of ordinary people in Beijing. You will navigate the Hutong easily with a rickshaw to courtyards, local market, Primary school and have a close touch to the local alleys. At the end of the tour at around 4:00pm, you will be drived back to hotel.

Hutong has long history dating back from the Yuan dynasty. It witness the change and develop of Beijing and showcase the normal life of the city. Many of these traditional neighborhoods had been destroyed in the development of modernization. Thanksfully, the most notably those around the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower and close to the Forbidden City are well preserved. Simply wandering around or taking a rickshaw tour to navigate Hutong and stop anywhere to take photos, you will be surprised by the courtyards, local market, local customs by getting to the deepest Hutong alleys.

PRICE INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

Price Includes:
  • Entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Lunch at local restaurant.
  • Private Transfer.
  • Private Guide and Driver.
Price excludes:
  • China visa
  • Hotels (supposed to be in the fourth ring road).
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver
  • Breakfasts and Dinners.
  • Airport transfer. Click here to book airport transfer if needed.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Airport transfer is not included but available at low price. Check rate of Beijing airport transfer and train stations transfer. Pack list for the trip varies from seasons, travel advisor will give you more suggestions in email contact.
  • Beijing allows 72 hour visa free transit and the tour matches the timing.
  • Physical rating of the trip: the trip involves light walking and hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels. For all who are able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, carry their own belongs at a minimum, would be able to complete the tour pleasantly.
  • Visa application that should be done on your own by submitting to Chinese embassy in your country. ETripChina can provide you free invitation form after your payment.
  • Prepare some changes if you would like to tip the rickshaw driver.

INSURANCE

  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

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