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Welcome to China and the start of your journey through the life of Eric Liddell. Our local representative will be there to greet you upon your arrival into Beijing and transfer you to the bus station for your 4 hour journey to Beidaihe.
Morning and early afternoon is free for you to enjoy the breezy summer seaside resort of Beidaihe, where Eric Liddell and his family would come to escape the stifling heat. Ramble along the sandy beach and enjoy the outdoor seafood restaurants before we transfer you back to Beijing later today.
This morning we transfer to the railway station for your express train to Weifang. Today we visit the Wei Xian Memorial marking an old WWII era concentration camp where thousands of Western prisoners of war, including Eric Liddell, portrayed in the movie Chariots of Fire, were interned here during the Japanese occupation. The names of the prisoners are written in Chinese on the monument with their English names on a plaque to the south.
After breakfast and hotel check out we transfer to the railway for the express train to Tianjin (approx 5hrs). Transfer to hotel for check in and then proceed on an afternoon city tour including a visit to Eric Liddell's former house. Later this evening enjoy dinner at the Kiesling restaurant where Liddell courted his future wife.
After breakfast and hotel check out we transfer back to Beijing via the express train from Tianjin in time for your onward departure journey.
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