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Capital of the People’s Republic, Beijing is China’s political, economic and cultural centre. With an awesome history, Beijing was established in 1045 BC and for 800 years served as the capital of several dynasties.

Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world and where Chairman Mao proclaimed the People’s Republic in 1949, is the city’s heart. The square plays hosts to Chairman Mao’s great mausoleum, various stoic monuments and is a popular gathering place for people out strolling, flying kites and eating ice creams. Dissecting it from the Forbidden City is Chang’an Avenue, the main centre thoroughfare. Staring out across Tiananmen from above the Gate of Heavenly Peace is the famous Technicolour portrait of Mao. It is through these gates that one can enter the Forbidden City. Built between 1406 and 1420, it served as the imperial palace for the Ming and Qing dynasties and is said to contain 9,999 rooms. Residence of the emperors and focal point of the empire, entry was forbidden to all those except on imperial business until 1911 when the last emperor, Puyi, was overthrown. The 720,000 sq m concoction is dominated by vast gates, temples, halls and palaces replete with imperial yellow tiled roofs and surrounded by a protective moat.

Beyond the city is the Summer Palace. A preserve of the emperors seeking respite from the summer heat, the Summer Palace is set around beautiful Kunming Lake.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Beijing, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
Warriors & Dragons
8 days FROM $1,899

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA: Take your little warriors on a Chinese Adventure. Climb the Great Wall, see giant pandas, walk with the ever marching terracotta army in Xi’an and discover modern Shanghai.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace | Beijing | China
China Express
7 days FROM $1,849

Explore the Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, bike a medieval fortress and meet a Terracotta Warrior - the perfect introduction to the charms of China!

The Great Wall of China | China
Great Wall & Warriors
9 days FROM $2,149

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - both ancient and modern.

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
China With Teens
9 days FROM $2,149

Climb the legendary Great Wall in Badaling, explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, marvel at the subterranean army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, cruise the picturesque waterways of Suzhou and get lost in the glimmering metropolis of Shanghai on a fun adventure for young and old.

The Dragon Boat Festival | China
Dragon Boat Festival
9 days FROM $2,229

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and the Dragon Boat Festival in Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - including some Dragon Boat racing at the end!

Potala Palace | Lhasa | Tibet
Gateway to Tibet
11 days FROM $3,469

Exploring Beijing’s grand Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and scenic Great Wall, Xi’an’s warriors and mighty medieval fortress, we continue our journey to the roof of the world, Tibet - a spiritual land that has exerted its magnetic pull over travellers for centuries.

Giant pandas | China
Great Wall & Pandas
11 Days FROM $3,549

Head south from Beijing's Forbidden City and the Great Wall of Badaling to Xi'an - home of the famous Terracotta Warriors, onwards to meet the beautiful Giant Pandas in Chengdu and finishing up in sizzling Shanghai!

The Longman Caves | Luoyang | China
Chinese Checkers
11 days FROM $2,529

A complete checker board of history, culture, sights & experiences. Jump from old Beijing and the expansive Great Wall to the mammoth carved statues at Longman's Caves, Suzhou - known as little Venice and 21st century Shanghai

The Harbin Ice Festival | China
Harbin Ice Festival
11 days FROM $2,599

Enjoy Christmas and 5 star New Year’s eve climbing the Great Wall, sightseeing in Beijing, tackling terracotta warriors & throwing snowballs at Harbin’s Ice Sculpture festival!

The Dragon's Backbone | Longsheng | China
Beyond the City Walls
12 days FROM $3,849

Take the road less travelled from bustling Beijing to cosmopolitan Shanghai. Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors, before discovering the striking limestone peaks of Guilin, the fascinating eclectic mix of minority groups in Yangshuo and Longsheng’s incredible Dragons Backbone.

Traditional Junk Boat | Hong Kong | China
Hutongs to Hong Kong
13 days FROM $3,199

Take a rickshaw through Beijing’s happening hutongs and climb the magnificent Great Wall, visit Longman Grottoes, the Terracotta Warriors and futuristic Shanghai. Top off this classic journey through China where East meets West and ancient meets modern with wonderful Hong Kong - a shopper’s paradise.

Lijiang River | China
Fine China
13 days FROM $3,599

Climb the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City, inspect a grotto, challenge the Warriors at Xi’an and cruise the River Li at scenic Yangshuo. We top off your Eastern feast with a choice of sparkling Shanghai or dazzling Hong Kong.

Canals of Suzhou | China
Mandarin Sunrise
15 days FROM $3,349

Ultimate China! Travelling a full circle that begins and ends in Beijing, you will discover temples, tombs, palaces and ancient cities, uncovering culture, tradition, religion and local communities along the way. This is China at its very best - it’s the full monty!

The Lesser Three Gorges | Yangtze River | China
Yin and Yangtze
15 days FROM $3,799

Kicking off in Beijing, soak up all the attractions of China's historic capital before heading south to Xi'an and the Terracotta Warriors. Cruise along the mighty Yangtze River, passing through the stunning Three Gorges and then explore Shanghai and ancient Suzhou.

Government building | Pyongyang | North Korea
Inside North Korea
9 days FROM $4,499

Delve into the mystery that is North Korea on this 9 day tour taking you from the incredible sights of Beijing to the Soviet-style capital of Pyongyang in the DPRK. Get inside this isolated country with visits to important historical monuments and fascinating museums complimented by trips to stunning mountains and ancient temples.

The Forbidden City | Beijing | China
Beijing Visa Free
3 days FROM $599

The perfect city stay for those in transit through Beijing, it is now possible to stay for up to 72 hours without needing a visa. See the Great Wall and the Forbidden City and experience the wonder that is mysterious China.

The Great Wall of China | China
Beijing Breakaway
5 days FROM $769

Enjoy a city break with a difference. Explore Tiananmen Square, enter the Forbidden City, climb the Great Wall, sample traditional Peking Duck and test your bartering skills in the Silk Alley Markets.

Garden in Suzhou | China
Postcard from China
10 days FROM $2,139

From Beijing to Shanghai via the Jinan Province, visit UNESCO sites, Qufu - Confucius' birthplace, sacred Tai Shan, ancient Suzhou and its many waterways, concluding in bustling Shanghai.

The Forbidden City | Beijing | China
Lucky 8 City Break
8 days FROM $1,669

Enjoy a well-rounded 8 day city break in China’s top two cities. Take a walk on the Great Wall, stroll along Tiananmen Square and visit Shanghai - a bustling city that offers great sights, restaurants and shopping.

Giant pandas | China
Classic China & Chengdu
12 Days FROM $3,499

Journey south from the nation's capital Beijing to the terracotta warriors in Xi'an and the beautiful Giant Pandas in Chengdu. Spend some time marvelling at these amazing creatures before continuing on to sensational Shanghai - China's gateway to modernity!

Turpan | The Silk Road | China
Silk Road Adventure
15 days FROM $5,699

Taking in Urumqi, Kashgar & Turpan in China's far west before heading east to the dunes at Dunhuang, the UNESCO-listed Mogao Caves, Yellow River & the Terracotta Warriors. Our Silk Road Adventure is a road less travelled.

The Great Wall of China | China
Totally China
18 days FROM $4,299

Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Suzhou and cosmopolitan Shanghai. This cultural rollercoaster of a tour is filled with top UNESCO sites, spectacular scenery and unique experiences, guaranteed to captivate and enthrall.

Forbidden City Beijing | Trans-siberian Railway | China
Beijing Stopover
3 days FROM $499

Explore Beijing and Tiananmen Square, enter the Forbidden City and climb the UNESCO Listed Great Wall of China. An exciting finish to one of our Trans-Siberian journeys from Moscow.

The Great Wall of China | China
Beijing: Great Wall
1 day FROM $269

Probably the world’s most famous wall and most definitely the longest, it is common belief that it was built to keep the Moguls out, but the crafty rules also used it to keep the tax-paying residents within! Come, climb and witness the view from this magnificent ancient structure!

Tailormade Holidays to Beijing

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in China — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Beijing.

Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Beijing Friendship is a modern, stylish hotel with spacious and elegantly furnished rooms. The hotel is well-appointed and as well as the indoor swimming pool, there are two indoor tennis courts, a yoga room and mini golf course.

DuGe Courtyard Hotel, Beijing
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Boutique Hotel

A designer courtyard boutique hotel, the DuGe blends traditional Chinese architecture with contemporary design. All the themed rooms are unique in design, open directly onto the inner courtyards and are include a 24 hour butler service. Traditional tea performances frequent the courtyards daily and delicious traditional and international cuisine is served in the two restaurants. Why not take advantage of the free bicycle hire and explore the local hutongs? Perfectly located in a historical alley in the Dongcheng hutong district.

Hotel G, Beijing
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Luxury Boutique Hotel

Inspired by the retro chic of the 60s, this award-winning boutique hotel features designer rooms with comfort and space in mind. Combining uptown elegance with downtown cool, the rooms offer such goodies as i-Pod docking stations and rainforest showers with wooden floors. The hotel's contemporary Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant boasts a fine selection of wine and food whilst the health centre is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

Rainbow Hotel, Beijing
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Rainbow is a contemporary hotel accented by the colours of traditional Chinese folk art culture. The spacious guestrooms display character of the Ming and Qing dynasties with beautiful wooden furniture whilst providing modern amenities fit for international travellers. The hotel also has a restaurant, cafe and bar.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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