We are continuing to publish of our travel itineraries in China. Here is what we offer with our partners, Catherine Lu Tours, if you have two days in Beijing.
Day 1: Ti'anmen Square-Forbidden City - Hutongs - Temple of Heaven
Morning Pick up at your hotel (between 8:30am to 9:00am) Visit Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures. Next, the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. We’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace. Dine in a local Chinese restaurant
Afternoon After lunch, drive to the hutong (old residential area) where the transport change into rickshaw. The 30min rickshaw tour stops at a local family where the traveller can get an insight of the home settings and life of traditional Beijingers. Temple of Heaven, the largest Imperial place of worship from ancient times. This special place becomes a park where the local community utilize this beautiful and enormous space for social activities such as singing, dancing, and Taiji practice.
Day 2: Mutianyu Wall-Summer Palace-Olympic Stadium
Morning Pick up at your hotel (between 8:30am to 9:00am) Mutianyu Great Wall (1,5 to 2 hours drive) This is a one of the most famous and ideal sections of the Great Wall. You will have your choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections exploring the Watch Towers and marveling at the construction and beauty of the renown and legendary Wall. You then have the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came. Included is lunch at a local restaurant where you can enjoy a typical dish of barbeque Rainbow Trout with an assortment of other authentic and delicious Chinese dishes (vegetarian and meat)
Afternoon After approximarely an 1 1/2 hour drive, we will visit the Summer Palace, a summer resort for Imperial Family Members~considered the best preserved Imperial Park. Quick stop at the Olympic Stadium (bird nest & Water cube) for exterior look! Options: You may choose to include the deliciously famous Perking Roast Duck Dinner and theGongfu Performance at the Red Theatre, or enjoy a wonderful Acrobatic Show at Chaoyang Theatre. Please notify us if would like to take advantage of this special, exciting addition.