5 Day Beijing Discovery

5 Day Beijing Discovery
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Discover Beijing (Land-Only Tour Package)
If a little bit more time is what you need to take in the culture and perfect the art of wrapping Peking duck with just your chopsticks, then a five-day discovery package will leave you refined and dexterous. In addition to visiting the sites that are included in the 4 Day Beijing Explorer package, you will also escape to a feeling of spirituality at one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world and view thousands of cultural relics at the Capital Museum.

Your discovery of Beijing includes the following. Want a sneak peak of sights of Beijing? Watch this YouTube video by MadePossible.

The Forbidden City
The Great Wall
Tiananmen Square
Summer Palace
National Centre for the Performing Arts
Water Cube
Temple of Heaven
Gate of Heavenly Peace
Bird's Nest
Capital Museum
Lama Temple
 
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What's Included / Not Included?
Included    Not Included
4 nights accommodations at 5-star hotel    International & domestic airfare and luggage fees
10 meals listed in itinerary    Visa and passport fees
Transfers between airport and hotel (specific times)    Personal expenses
Air-conditioned sightseeing bus with experienced licensed driver    Gratuities: typically $10 per traveler/per day
Professional English-speaking tour guides    Optional activities and meals not included in itinerary
Entrance fees to included sightseeing venues    Additional hotel nights: $100/pp/pn for single occupancy, $50/pp/pn for double occupancy
China travel liability insurance    
Taxes for tour package


Itinerary
This tour begins every week on Thursdays. Prices are quoted in USD per person per tour.

Day 1, Thursday - Relax
Meet your personal local guide before relaxing and enjoying your first evening in the nation's capital. We recommend arriving in Beijing on Thursday between 2PM-10PM local time, so we can provide you with free airport-hotel transfer. Outside of these hours, we recommend taking a taxi which is very convenient.

Day 2, Friday - Discover Royalty
Visit the largest public square in the world – Tiananmen Square. Walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace and view one of the world's greatest cultural heritage sites at the Forbidden City, where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties ruled the Middle Kingdom for nearly 500 years. On the way to our afternoon activities, make a stop at one of the most easily recognizable buildings in Beijing called the National Centre for the Performing Arts. In the afternoon, enjoy a walk around Summer Palace, known for the largest imperial garden in China. In the evening, savor a specially prepared meal of Peking Duck cooked to crispy perfection followed by the fascinating Acrobatics Show.

Day 3, Saturday - Explore a World Wonder
After breakfast, we take you on a scenic drive through the countryside to China's most renowned landmark - The Great Wall. It is most famous for its ancient defensive walls used to ward off enemies from the north. On the way back, take a look inside the Jade Museum, the largest of its kind in the world. In the afternoon recapture the welcoming spirit of the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the two of its most iconic and magnificent venues - the Bird's Nest (Beijing National Stadium) and the Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) where Michael Phelps achieved 8 gold medals in stunning fashion. Later, you will visit one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world at the Lama Temple. The temple mixes features of Han Chinese and Tibetan architecture. Before dinner, the tour takes you to a tea shop where you can relax and sample some teas. In the evening, savor a specially prepared meal of Peking Duck cooked to crispy perfection.

Day 4, Sunday - Dive into History
In the morning, we visit the Capital Museum which contains over 200,000 cultural relics and archaeological artifacts from ancient Beijing followed by a visit to the Temple of Heaven, a celestial monument built in 1420 where emperors went to worship heaven. To end the evening, we step in the Silk Shop followed by the Beijing Dumpling Banquet for dinner.

Day 5, Monday - Continue Your Journey
After breakfast, prepare to continue your journey in other parts of China or board your return flight and take home lasting memories. If you wish to end your stay in China after the tour, please depart Beijing between 8AM-noon on Monday, as we provide free airport transfer during those times. Outside of these hours, we recommend taking a taxi which is very convenient.

Optional Activities
Golden Mask Dynasty Stage Show - $30/person
Legend of Kung Fu Show - $30/person
Places of Interest

Hotel
Rooms typically have 2 full-size beds, which can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children.

Travelers traveling solo can choose rooms with 1 full-size bed.

Beijing - Beijing Lijingwan International Hotel or similar



Our recommendation is to arrive on day 1 of the tour. If you are departing from the United States, you'll need to leave a day early. So for this tour, please depart the U.S. on Wednesday and arrive in Beijing on Thursday. If you arrive between 2PM-10PM local time, we can provide free airport-hotel transfer.

For departure, you are more than welcome to stay in China and explore. However, if you wish to end your stay in China after the tour, please depart Beijing between 8AM-noon on Monday, as we provide free airport transfer at those times. Outside of these hours, we recommend taking a taxi which is very convenient.


Package Details
You can change your tour date at anytime for FREE, up to 10 days before it starts. Within 10 days of your tour starting, the itinerary is non-changeable.
You can cancel your order within 7 days of purchase for full refund, no questions asked. After 7 days and up to 10 days before tour start date, any cancellation requires a $50 fee per reservation. Within 10 days, the trip is non-refundable.
Tour includes land package only. Feel free to book your own intercontinental and domestic flights or let us help. You'll need to arrive within 5 days before your tour start date to get these awesome rates.
Free airport transfer is provided to travelers who arrive on the first day of the tour between 2PM and 10PM or who depart on the last day of the tour between 8AM and noon. Outside of these hours, we recommend taking a taxi which is very convenient.
Due to our partner's policies, travelers may not join two or more tours in one single entry into China.
Traveler(s) are required to follow the scheduled tour itinerary and join all tour activities.
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