5 Days Family Vacation

BeijingBeijing CultureHutongChinese cooking, the Forbidden City Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, the Mutianyu Great Wall (with round way cable car) Summer Palace, Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium
price from $523 p/p
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  • Guaranteed Departure from one person
  • Tour Code: CT-BJ-02
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Beijing City
  • Tour type: private tour

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Do you hope to spend a happy family time? When you come to visit Beijing with your kids, this itinerary is really suitable for you. The five days tour will lead you to sightsee the world heritage sites, top attractions, experience local culture and also children’s happy paradise in Beijing, such as the zoo and amazing aquarium, you will enjoy the tour and kids will have an enjoyable experience in family tour.



  • Definitely NO SHOPPING, NO DETOUR.
  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and authentic Chinese Lunch are included.
  • The five days tour will lead you to explore the must-see spots in Beijing.
  • Hotel pick-up and airport transfer is included in.
  • The Itinerary can be tailored or adjusted according to your requests.
  • Instant confirm and available daily.
  • Visit must-see attractions in Beijing including the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven, Hutong and Summer Palace.
  • Enjoy family time with kids to fly kites and learn to cook Chinese food. Particular arrangement for kids to the Beijing Zoo and Aquarium.


D1 Arrive Beijing

Guide and driver will meet your family at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of the day is at leisure on your own or take visit to the nearby spots depending on your arrival time;


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.
  • Insight view of Beijing local people at Hutong area and pay home visit.

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby; Start the day from Tiananmen Square ,spend 30 minutes also taking photos at Tiananmen Square, then enter the Forbidden City from there and spend the rest of the time in the palace until 11:30 am;

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, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, it is a landmark of Beijing.

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.

In the afternoon, enjoy authentic lunch at nearby local restaurant; Insider view of Beijing Hutong area; Learn to cook Chinese Cooking at local people's house in the Hutong area;

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.

Chinese Cooking, challenge your kids with a cookery class at local people's house in Hutong area. Most of them were inspired when the class begins at the local market. The teacher will help them choose ingredients and back to school to start from chopping, frying to seasoning. You will taste your own dishes afterwards. kids can learn some basic skill of Chinese cooking and taste their own dishes after class.

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, drive back to hotel.

Travel Tips:

1. Tour today requires a medium level of walk, two hours in the Forbidden City.

2. Charge your camera battery the night before.


Today's Highlights:

  • Take an easy or complete two hours hike on Mutianyu Great Wall which is much less crowded than Badaling and not heavily restored.
  • Discover the Temple of Heaven which is considered the most holy of Beijing's imperial temples. The architecture are magnificent. And it is a good place to encounter locals at parks surrounding it.

In the morning, pick up from your hotel lobby; discover the Temple of Heaven, join the locals for fun to fly kites at the Temple of Heaven if weather permits;

Temple of Heaven is a complex of religious building built in 1420 for the emperors to make sacrificial ceremonies and praying for harvests. It is listed as one of the world's heritage sites and also a must-see attraction in Beijing with a complex of religious buildings. It is now also a place where local people dance, practice Taichi and various kinds of exercise. Join the locals for fun to fly kites at the Temple of Heaven if weather permits.

In the afternoon, enjoy authentic lunch in local restaurant; Drive northeast to the Mutianyu Great Wall (with round way cable car), hike and photograph on the wall;

Mutianyu Great Wall is 70km northeast of downtown Beijing, a bit further than the most popular Badaling section. It is less crowded and the view is spectacular. The wall is well preserved and restored with rails at the steep points. Other facilities like cable car and toboggan are also available. For many people, walking up the seemingly endless stairs to the top is also a great experience.

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm, transfer back to your hotel.

Travel Tips:

• It requires a medium level of walk, two hours on the Great Wall if you have a complete tour there. Wear comfortable shoes and pack light.

• When getting to the Wall, you are exposed to sunlight or rain. Prepare sunglasses, sunscreen or umbrella accordingly.


Today's Highlights:

  • Stroll along the long corridor in Summer Palace which is regarded as the longest art gallery in the world and has 14,000 traditional paintings painted on the beams.
  • Enjoy happy family time with kids in Beijing Zoo and Aquarium.

8:30 am, guide wait for you at your hotel lobby; We will visit the famous imperial garden – the Summer Palace;

Summer Palace in Beijing is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world and the largest of its kind in existence of China. It consists of natural hills, lake, and over 3000 man-made pavilions, palaces, temples, bridges and corridors. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride in the park from April to October. It is quite enjoyable to have a relaxing stroll, a boat cruise or discover the aged architectures.

In the afternoon, have authentic lunch in the restaurant; Visit the Beijing Zoo where Kids may marvel at the Pandas, a unique creature of China. Continue a visit to the Beijing Aquarium which is the largest aquarium in a non-coastal city in the world

Beijing Zoo is the largest zoo in China and there are hundreds of different kinds of animals in it. You can see elephants, tigers, pandas and many other animals there, especially can't miss pandas. It's one of the most popular attractions among visitors who come to visit with children. You will have a good time there.

Beijing Aquarium is in the Beijing Zoo. It's ranked first the largest and most advanced facilities of inland aquarium in Asia. It's also the best place to get close to all kinds of sea creatures. You can greet a beluga whale at the Beijing Aquarium, watch the dolphin show or the seal perform. Children will be fascinated with a pacu. The fish is indigenous to Brazil and has become a popular pet fish in recent years. It will be an enjoyable experience in your tour.

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm, transfer back to your hotel.

D5 Departure

Guide will transfer you from hotel to airport and check in.


Price Includes:
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet at your hotel, but it might be only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote areas. Lunch will be at local restaurant.
  • Private Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide for transfers in the above cities.
  • English-speaking guide: We choose guide who are responsible, knowledgeable and has a sense of humor to accompany you throughout the city.
  • Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price excludes:
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Hotels
  • Breakfasts and Dinners.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver.
  • Items that are not listed in the itinerary.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.

Customer Reviews

Amishak July. 17, 2016

We really enjoyed this tour and this tour went exactly according to the description. The guide spoke English well and provided a lot of interesting information. I had a great experience and everything is about expectation. The price for our five people in this tour had a favorable price and enjoyed amazing tour so we all were happy.

Rachella, Sep. 06, 2016

Can't believe we were able to visit all of this in five days. Thank you for the knowledge and patient tour guide Jack. He was so competent and really a good guide. We enjoyed the relaxing family tour. There was an amazing day in a private home. The chef taught us good knife skills, we learned Chinese cooking – fish dishes and dumplings. The food were so fresh and delicious. My children enjoyed it. This family tour is highly recommended.


asked by Dido, Aug. 12, 2016Which part of the Great Wall is better? Mutianyu or Badaling?
answer by Tina, Aug 13, 2016

Badaling Great Wall is close to Beijing, but personally I found Mutianyu to be a much better choice to visit, the Great wall was less crowded and the views are incredible. Mutianyu Great Wall is more beautiful and less crowded. And most parts of it are well preserved.

asked by Brent , Mar. 20, 2017When is the Best Time to Visit the Great Wall?
answer by Nina, Mar. 21, 2017

If you make a decision to visit China and plan to visit the Great Wall, the most favorable season is fall. The weather is moderate. There months from March to November are also suitable for your visit. Because different seasons you visit can make you experience different feelings, there are also plenty warm days with good temperatures in these seasons. We provide reliable service and affordable travelling for you.

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