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4 Days In-depth Beijing Tour

Attractions: Yonghe Palace, Confucius Temple, Drum Tower, Tobacco Pipe Lean Street, Shichahai, Hutong
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: TBT-BJ-Theme-05
Tour Type: Independent Private
Price from: US$ 263

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the Capital city of China, your local guide will meet you at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Beijing

Beijing, China's capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.
 

Day 2

Beijing
After breakfast, you will be driven to Yonghe Palace, from where you can start today’s city exploration on foot - a nice way to get closer to this grand city, a walking between Tradition and Modernity.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Beijing
 
Enjoy your Beijing city tour on footAfter the visit to Yonghe Palace which is a famous Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing, head to Guozijian (Imperial College) Street which was the highest educational institution of Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties and Confucius Temple, the second largest Confucian Temple in China after the one in Confucius’ hometown of Qufu.
 
Continue walking to the Drum Tower. This two-story wooden structure is 47 meters high, and originally housed 25 drums on its second floor.
 
Proceed to Tobacco Pipe Lean Street (Yandai Xiejie), a quaint 800-year-old Hutong located directly North of Yinding Bridge and South of the Drum Tower. It used to be well-known as sellers of long-stemmed pipes. Wind Northwest through the lane, you will pass bicycle repair shops, tiny restaurants, and crumbling traditional courtyard houses.

Turn left onto the Yinding Bridge which separates Houhai Lake and Qianhai Lake. By now you might enjoy a coffee break in one of the bars on the lakeshore.
 
Walking along Houhai West Street, at the end of the road you will find Prince Gong's Palace. It was once the private living place of He Shen, a favorite minister of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
 
After visiting Prince Gong's Palace, head to Shichahai area. Comprised of three lakes (Qianhai Lake, meaning the Front Lake, Houhai Lake, meaning the Back Lake and Xihai Lake, meaning the Western Lake), Shichahai area is a showcase of the life of old Beijing. It is also the popular bar area in the town.
 
Be transferred back to hotel by vehicle after the visit. 
 

Day 3

Beijing
Today, you will experience a cycling tour to Beijing Hutong. Your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby in the morning, and then drive you to Hutong area around Houhai Lake. Upon arrival, rent bikes and start today’s exploration! Your tour guide will go with you also by bike, offering interesting stories of Hutong and its history.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Beijing
 
Enjoy a relaxing bike riding in BeijingChina could be described as a “Bicycle Kingdom”, so using cycling as your mode of travel is perfectly appropriate, and is an ideal way to discover Hutong, alleys typical in Beijing. The gray-tiled houses and deep alleys crossing each other appear almost uniform in appearance, till you discover the details, the many specific adornments, such as the knocker, stone block near the door and Chuihua gate, etc. that are symbols of Beijing’s regional culture, and make it fun to cycle through.
 
There are more than 7000 Hutongs in Beijing; most of them are surprisingly well ordered either oriented East-West or North-South. But do not think exploring Hutongs by bike is an easy thing. In fact, Hutongs are an irregular maze, ranging from only 40 centimeter to 10 meter in width, and the longest one has more than 20 turns. So cycling across the Hutongs is a challenge to you if you do not know the landform.
 
Follow the instruction of your tour guide to check out several interesting old Hutongs at Houhai area (you can stop anywhere you think is interesting to take pictures or have a close look), and pay visits to a Hutong family. Have lunch there and a short talk with the local residents. After the lunch break, we will cycle across Tian’anmen square to discover eight famous Hutongs there, which have many stories of a fascinating past to offer.
 
Be transferred back to your hotel after the visits.


Day 4

Departure Beijing
Be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

JAN, FEB, DEC MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   674   718   860
2-5 persons 439 563 461 607 532 750
6-9 persons 317 440 338 484 409 627
10 persons & above 263 360 285 404 332 499
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   705   762   922
2-5 persons 454 595 483 650 563 811
6-9 persons 331 472 360 527 440 689
10 persons & above 277 388 305 443 360 554
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   749   855   1015
2-5 persons 476 638 529 743 609 905
6-9 persons 354 515 406 620 487 782
10 persons & above 291 415 343 521 402 637
Remarks:
1.The prices quoted here are only valid from March 1, 2011 to March 1, 2012. TCT reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2.All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3.The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
4.The availabilities of rooms, flights and etc. are subject to change until the actual booking is been made.
5.Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be subjected to reconfirm upon your arrival. We would put on your request to the Hotel.
 
Price includes:
1. Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2. Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3. Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4. Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5. All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TopChinaTravel. TCT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
6. Travel insurance.
7. Government taxes.
 
Price excludes:
1.Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2.Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3.Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4.Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5.Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
6.Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TopChinaTravel and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
7.Any items not specified in the plan.