BEIJING

OPTIONAL TOURS

Half Day Imperial Tour of Beijing Forbidden City

Tour Code:   ITBFC

Duration:   4 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0800H

PM   1300H

Tour Stops: 

Tour guide will pick you up from your Beijing downtown hotel at appointed time, transfer to visit the solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square – the largest central city square in the world. Stop at the west of Tiananmen Square for spectacular views of the egg-shaped National Grand Theatre. Walk along Tiananmen Square, you will see the China’s parliament building – Great Hall of the People on the west, Monument to People’s Heroes and Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao on the south.

Pass through the Tiananmen Tower under the immense portrait of Mao Zedong, walk into the Forbidden City to explore the Imperial Palace. You have the option to stop at most sites for photo taking, the local professional tour guide will provide detailed commentary of each place. After half day visiting, the tour guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Inclusions: Transportation, Admission fee and tour guide

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult & Child         USD 158.00

 *quoted on per person basis

Full Day Mutianyu Great Wall

Tour Code:   FDNGW

Duration:   8 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0730H 

Tour Stops:   

You will be picked up from the hotel at around 7.30am in the morning. Mutianyu Great Wall is in Huairou Country, 73 km (45 miles) north of central Beijing, about 1.5– 2 hours’ drive. Your tour guide will inspire you with Chinese history and culture of the great wall on the way.

The Great Wall is the longest wall in the world and an awe‐inspiring feat of ancient defensive architecture. Mutianyu is the longest fully‐restored Great Wall section open to tourists. It is less crowded and has better architecture with more watchtowers. Its winding path over rugged country and steep mountains takes in some great scenery. Today you will hike and explore this best‐preserved Great Wall section.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant. At the end of the tour, the guide and driver will transfer you back to downtown and drop you off at the hotel.

Inclusions: Transportation, Admission fee, Lunch and tour guide

Note:  Cable car ride not included

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult & Child         USD 91.00

*quoted on per person basis

Full Day Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour

Tour Code:   FDJGWH

Duration:   11 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0600H 

Tour Stops:

Jinshanling’s Great Wall is in a mountainous area 130 km (80 miles) northeast of central Beijing. It takes around 2.5 hours driving from downtown to Jinshanling Great Wall. For this group hiking tour, the tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and driving to Jinshanling. Lunch will be served in the local restaurant. Jinshanling Section is renowned as the “Paradise of Photographers” and a popular tourist destination because of its magnificent appearance and intoxicating scenery. The best times are in April, May, September and October when the temperature is moderate and the scenery is the most beautiful. It takes around 3.5 hours for today’s siking and sightseeing, explore original architecture and take some stunning photos.

At the end of the tour, drive back to downtown and drop‐off at Dongzhimen subway station, you can take subway or taxi to your destination. The hiking day tour ends here.

Inclusions: One way pickup from hotel. Lunch at local restaurant, tour guide, entrance fee and cable car 

Note: Drop Off point is at Dongzhimen Station

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult & Child         USD 97.00

*quoted on per person basis

Half Day Beijing by Bike

Tour Code:   BBB

Duration:   5 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0900H

Tour Stops:   

Beijing is a city that’s both modern and traditional, forward-looking and connected to its past, and in our opinion, one of the best ways to experience it all is by bike.

Although modernising at a rapid pace, China’s capital still preserves its ancient and traditional heart in the winding alleyways and backstreets around the Forbidden City. Known as hutongs, these lanes are still home to many of Beijing’s residents as well as shops, markets, temples, and historic buildings.

As you wind through the hutongs, you’ll have a unique view of this traditional way of life and witness this neighbourhood as it slowly disappears and the modern developments move in. Riding along the Forbidden City moat and through the parks nearby is a great experience, as it gives you a different perspective on this formerly “forbidden city” now being a welcoming open place for the non-royals.

Visit the locals at Huiling and enjoy a simple, yet tasty Chinese lunch in a hutong house. Huiling is a community-based NGO which does amazing work for people with leaning difficulties, and on the visit, you will have a chance to learn about the work that they do and make some new friends in the workshop.

Hop back on to your bikes and continue our cycling journey through the hutongs until you are back at the drum tower before boarding a public bus for a 15 minute ride back to the bike rental place, as your guide points out more of the city’s historic landmarks and top places to eat!

Inclusions: Equipment, Tickets and Meal and Guide.

Note:  Passport is required.

Starting Point: Tiananmen Square East of Tiananmen Square at Dong Metro Station, Line 1, outside Exit C

End Point: Nanluoguxiang Metro Station

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)   

Adult & Child         USD 75.00

*quoted on per person basis

Full Day Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs

Tour Code:   FBGWMT

Duration:   8 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0730H – 0800H

Tour Stops: For this join‐in tour, the tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel at around 07:30am‐08:00am. Driving to visit the Ming Tombs where lie the mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Changling Tomb, mausoleum of the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty Zhu Di, is the best preserved tomb area with the most emperors buried. Every year millions of tourists come to the site to appreciate its long history and palatial architecture. In the morning, you will visit the Changling Tomb.

Lunch will be served at the Jade Carving Artistic Center, and you will have time to see the unique carving craft.

In the afternoon, continue to visit Great Wall at Badaling, which is one of the most famous Great Wall sections. It is famous for its deep‐rooted culture, magnificent sights and complete military facilities ‐ the essence of the Great Wall. You may find many pictures of it in magazines and guide books and printed on stamps. Being the must‐see section of the Great Wall, it is sometimes flocked with visitors especially during holidays.

At the end of the tour, drive back to downtown and visit the Traditional Royal Silk Center on the way.

Inclusions: Transportation, Admission fee, Tour guide, Entrance Ticket, Meal, Drink

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult & Child         USD 82.00

*quoted on per person basis

Luxury Yacht Sailing (Han River) w/buffet restaurant

Tour Code:   LYS

Duration:   4 hours

Pickup Time:   

PM   1800H

Tour Stops: 

For this join‐in tour, the tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel at around 07:30am‐ 08:00am. Driving to visit the Ming Tombs where lie the mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Changling Tomb, mausoleum of the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty Zhu Di, is the best preserved tomb area with the most emperors buried. Every year millions of tourists come to the site to appreciate its long history and palatial architecture. In the morning, you will visit the Changling Tomb.

Lunch will be served at the Jade Carving Artistic Center, and you will have time to see the unique carving craft.

In the afternoon, continue to visit Great Wall at Badaling, which is one of the most famous Great Wall sections. It is famous for its deep‐rooted culture, magnificent sights and complete military facilities ‐ the essence of the Great Wall. You may find many pictures of it in magazines and guide books and printed on stamps. Being the must‐see section of the Great Wall, it is sometimes flocked with visitors especially during holidays.

At the end of the tour, drive back to downtown and visit the Traditional Royal Silk Center on the way.

Inclusions:  Hotel Pickup, Tickets, Meal and Drinks.

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)  

Adult & Child         USD 82.00

*quoted on per person basis

Full Day Beijing Insight

Tour Code:   FBI

Duration:   6 – 7 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0800H

Tour Stops:

After you meet your guide at the joining point, we start our adventure by hoping on the subway and heading to the Temple of Heaven Park. This is one of Beijing’s most popular parks and it’s full of people of all ages taking part in traditional pastimes such as tai chi, fan dancing, diablo, kite flying, water calligraphy and more. Join in some of the activities or just wander around the park, soaking up its relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps grab the chance to visit the Temple of Heaven, a Taoist temple where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for good harvests. Enjoy an early lunch of dumplings or noodles from a local eatery before jumping on Beijing’s efficient subway to travel to the very heart of the city – Tiananmen Square. Discover why Tiananmen is so special to the Chinese people as you wander through this immense square. Enter the Forbidden City through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which is adorned with its famous Mao portrait. Off-limits to most of the world for 500 years, this ‘city’ houses the best preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China and is a must- see destination in Beijing. Discover some of its secrets and learn about some of the legends while enjoying a tour through its many buildings. After leaving the Forbidden City, get a new perspective over this immense structure from the top of the pagoda in Jingshan Park. High on a hill overlooking the city, this is the best place to take in stunning views of not only the Forbidden City, but the ancient heart of Beijing. End the tour in Jingshan Park, where you are free to spend more time exploring or head back into the heart of Beijing to take in more of the city’s sights.

Inclusions: English Speaking guide, Entry to Temple of Heaven Park and Historical Sites inside, Entry to Forbidden City, Entry to Jingshan Park, Subway Fare and Lunch

Note: 

Meeting/pick-up point: Outside East Gate of the Temple of Heaven. You can reach this meeting point either by taking Metro Line 5 and getting off at Tiantandongmen Station, or you can take a taxi here by showing the Chinese script for East Gate of Temple of Heaven to your driver.

The Forbidden City has now implemented a “real name” ticketing system that requires us to visitors’ full names and passport numbers when booking tickets to the Forbidden City. Please ensure that you provide this information in the Additional Information box at the time of booking your Urban Adventures Beijing Insight tour and bring your passport with you on the tour.

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult & Child        USD 100.00

*quoted on per person basis

Full Day Great Wall Experience

Tour Code:   FDGWE

Duration:   8 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0700H 

Tour Stops: 

Achieve what many an invading army failed to achieve and conquer the Great Wall of China. Hike along a section, climbing into the watchtowers as you soak up the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. No visit to Beijing is complete without walking along the winding Great Wall, so escape the busy city streets and experience one of the greatest engineering feats of all tim. Beat the early morning traffic with an early pickup and head outside the city.

Arrive at Mutianyu, a mostly restored but still spectacular section of the wall, and take a moment to take in this incredible view. It’s a short hike up onto the wall but the climb is worth it as you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of the wall stretches through the surrounding countryside. Learn about some of the wall’s myths and legends from your local guide as your trek to the watchtowers, which offer even more spectacular views. Although there are a lot of steep steps in places, tackle it at your own pace as you soak up the magnitude of this feat of engineering. At the end of the walk, choose to walk back or, for a different perspective, take the cable car or toboggan back down.

After well and truly working up an appetite, head to a nearby village for a tasty local lunch and to try some Chinese specialities. Once replenished, we’ll begin our journey back to Beijing. We’ ll make one final stop to refresh your tired feet with a traditional reflexology foot massage.

Inclusions: Transpotation, Tickets and Tour Guide.

Starting Point:  Sunworld Hotel

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)   

Adult & Child         USD 114.00

*quoted on per person basis

Full Day Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs

Tour Code:   MGWMT

Duration:   10 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0800H 

Tour Stops:

For this join‐in tour, you will be picked up from the hotel at around 07:30 am – 08:00 am depending on your hotel location. Driving 1.5 hours to explore the royal graveyard of Ming Dynasty, where lie the mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 ‐1644). Dingling Tomb is the mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yijun, the thirteenth emperor of the Ming Dynasty and his two empresses. The highlight part is the stone Underground Palace with precious relics. Then enjoy lunch at local restaurant, you will see the unique carving craft at Jade Carving Artistic Center and learn Chinese traditional tea culture at tea house during the trip. Later continue to visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section which is famous for the breath‐ takingly beautiful scenery, and it is less crowded in this part. Walking along the bricks to see stunning views and take beautiful photos of the Great Wall.

Then drive back to downtown and drop off at the hotel to conclude the tour.

Inclusions: SIC Transfers from hotel, tour guide, meal & drinks, entrance ticket

Note: Cable Car is not included, pay on the spot

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult & Child         USD 70.00

*quoted on per person basis

Beijing Evening Acrobatic Show with Transfers

Tour Code:   GCT

Duration:   3 hours

Pickup Time:   

PM   1600H 

Tour Stops:

We present you with an English speaking tour guide who picks you up to the Acrobatics show. The drive from your hotel to the Acrobatics Theatre through the city provides you a truly memorable evening in Beijing.

You will enjoy the acrobatics show at the Acrobatic Theatre. China acrobatics has a long history which can be traced back to Neolithic times. It is learned that acrobatics came from people”s labor and self-defense skills. As the world economy developed, acrobatics was also developed into a kind of performance art. Acrobatics has become a well-known worldwide performing arts.

It is a fantastic experience and spectacular to watch the amazing acrobatics as well as sound and light effects. The acts are very well choreographed and the acrobats are really top class. The show overall is very entertaining.

Inclusions: Transportation, Admission fee, Tour guide 

Note: 

Starting point:
Free hotel pick up service within the Eastern and Western 3rd Ring Road or within the North 4th Ring Road and South 2nd Ring Road.

End point : Same as starting point

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)   

Adult & Child          USD  34.00

*quoted on per person basis

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

Tour Code:   TFCHSP

Duration:   10 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0700H 

Tour Stops:

After an early start, journey to Tian’anmen Square. Located at the center of Beijing City, Tian’anmen Square contains the monuments to the heroes of the revolution, the National Museum of China, and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, where your guide will explain all about these monuments to you. You will not enter the Square, but your guide will show and explain all these monuments from the distance.

We then move on to The Forbidden City which was designed to be the center of the ancient, walled city of Beijing. It is enclosed in a larger, walled area called the Imperial City. The Imperial City is, in turn, enclosed by the Inner City; to its south lies the Outer City.
The Forbidden City remains important in the civic scheme of Beijing. The central north– south axis remains the central axis of Beijing. This axis extends to the south through Tiananmen gate to Tiananmen Square, the ceremonial centre of the People’s Republic of China, and on to Yongdingmen. To the north, it extends through Jingshan Hill to the Bell and Drum Towers.

Your guide will make sure you visit these scenic spots: The Hall and the Courtyard of Supreme Harmony, the Meridian Gate, the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Complete Harmony, the Hall of Preserving Harmony, the Hall of Union, the Palace of Earthly Tranquility, the Imperial Garden, among many others.

Our next destination will be the Temple of Heaven. In ancient China, the Emperor of China was regarded as the Son of Heaven, who administered earthly matters on behalf of, and representing, heavenly authority. To be seen to be showing respect to the source of his authority, in the form of sacrifices to heaven, was extremely important. The temple was built for these ceremonies, mostly comprising prayers for good harvests.

We then drive you to a beautiful local restaurant to enjoy a great Chinese lunch then we proceed to the Silk Shop and Pearl storefor visiting and shopping. For those on a private tour, you will visit the Jade Carving Factory.

We finally move to the Summer Palace which is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi), three-quarters of which is water.

At the end of the trip, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Inclusions: Pick up from the hotel, air-conditioned transportion, tickets, guide, lunch and drinks

Starting point: Free hotel pick up service within the Eastern and Western 3rd Ring Road or within the North 4th Ring Road and South 2nd Ring Road.

End point: Same as starting point

Note: Tour is not available every Monday. Maximum Age is only 75yrs old

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult & Child         USD 27.00

*quoted on per person basis

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall

Tour Code:   TSFMGW

Duration:   10 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0700H 

Tour Stops: 

We present you with a Local guide and driver who picks you up from the hotel to the Tian’anmen Square. Tian’anmen Square is within the top ten largest city squares in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. We then move on to The Forbidden City which was designed to be the center of the ancient, walled city of Beijing. It is enclosed in a larger, walled area called the Imperial City. The Imperial City is, in turn, enclosed by the Inner City; to its south lies the Outer City.

(For shared tour) We later drive you to the Silk Store for visiting and shopping after which we proceed to a beautiful local restaurant near the Mutianyu Great Walll to enjoy a great typical Chinese lunch.
(For private tour) We later drive you to a beautiful local restaurant near the Mutianyu Great Walll to enjoy a great typical Chinese lunch.

After the lunch we continue to the Mutianyu Great Wall to enjoy the natural scenery of the surrounding which is breath-taking. Woods cover over ninety-six percent of the total scenic area. Flowers bloom all over the mountains in spring. Grasses dress the hillside green in summer. Trees are laden with sweet fruit in autumn, and especially in October, leaves turn red or yellow, touching the mountain tops with gold. In winter, the wall is covered by snow, making it more magnificent.

(For shared tour) We will then continue to the Tea House for visiting and shopping where travelers will have the chance to know something about the culture of the local Chinese tea. (For private tour) We then proceed to the Jade Carving Factory for visit and shopping and also to experience more about jade carving.

Affectionately known as Bird’s Nest, the National Stadium is situated in Olympic Green Village, Chaoyang District of Beijing City. This will be our next destination where travelers will be given the opportunity to take photos outside this magnificent architecture.

At the end of the trip, travelers will be transferred back to their hotel.

Inclusions: Pick up from hotel, lunch, guide, entrance tickets and drinks

Exclusions: Cable Car

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)   

Adult & Child          USD  44.00

*quoted on per person basis

Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour from Beijing

Tour Code:   MGWBT

Duration:   8 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0600H 

Tour Stops:

After an early start, you will meet with your professional and helpful guide and take a drive to Great Wall, the longest piece of architecture in the world stretching from China’s east coast to China’s west desert, and used as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. You will arrive at approximately 9:30am to the Mutianyu section, located 75 km away from Beijing. This section was built around 1368, and it is known for its beautiful surroundings like dense woods and rich pastures that vary in colour depending on the seasons.

You will hike up the side of mountain to the wall or take a cable car (at your own expense). where you will begin your walk over the wall passing several watch towers with offer different and jaw-dropping views. A round trip hike is about 6km in length and takes about 3 hours to complete. On the way down, you can either walk, or choose to take the cable car or toboggan (at your own expense).

Once the hiking tour has ended, you will be able enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch before being transferred back to your downtown hotel in Beijing

Inclusions: Pickup from hotel, drop off at hotel, transportation, guide, tickets, Chinese traditional lunch

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult & Child         USD 36.00

*quoted on per person basis

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