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Beijing Stopover

3 days  |  Starts/Ends: Beijing  |  from USD $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.

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Inclusions
Day 1
Beijing

Welcome to China! We will pick you up from the train station and transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2
The Great Wall

We travel beyond Beijing to Badaling to an imposing section of the UNESCO protected Great Wall of China. The wall was built originally as a defensive structure to protect China against marauding invaders from the north. Although the present wall dates mainly from the Ming dynasty, some 20 states and dynasties were involved in its immense construction over a period of 2,000 years and followed different routes and building extensions as required. At one time perhaps nearly 9700km long, the wall was garrisoned by nearly 1 million soldiers and featured over 1,000 fortified passes and 10,000 beacon towers. Today, the now partially ruinous Great Wall stretches some 6700 kms across barren hills, deserts, mountains and plateaus.

Today’s visit offers a healthy, if steep and vertiginous walk with breathtaking views of the Chinese countryside. Afterward we stop for lunch and tour a nearby cloisonne workshop demonstrating the ancient Chinese art of combining copper and enamel to make decorative pieces.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3
Forbidden City & Summer Palace

After breakfast we will set off on our sightseeing, with the first stop being Tiananmen Square. We then explore the Forbidden city, a centre of power for five centuries and seat of the emperors. Entry was forbidden to all but those on imperial business until 1911, when the last emperor, Puyi, was overthrown. Last stop is the Summer Palace before returning to Beijing where our tour ends.
Breakfast

Extend your stay and see more of China!

China, a land of red pagodas, cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking natural beauty, forbidden cities, great walls, three gorges, vast terracotta armies, fabulous food, colourful culture and the ancient silk road. China offers 5000 years of rich, cultural heritage, impressive sights and new experiences that cannot fail to enchant and captivate even the most seasoned traveller. We offer a wide selection of escorted group tours, city breaks, private journeys and tailormade holidays to suit all styles of travel.

Trip Highlights

Tiananmen Square
Great Wall of China - UNESCO-listed
Cloisonne enamel artwork workshop
Forbidden City
Summer Palace - UNESCO-listed

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch
Guided sightseeing - day 2 and day 3 with English speaking guide
Arrival transfer from Beijing train station to the hotel
All relevant transfers and transportation in private Air-conditioned vehicle
2 nights 3 star hotel
Excursion to The Great Wall of China
Guided Beijing city tour including Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace

Not Included

Flights and visas
Entrance Fees: USD$ 20
Tip for your tour guide and driver - an entirely personal gesture

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. Entrance fees are not included.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
Beijing Stopover - 3 days
USD $499
USD $349

The Beijing Stopover is only available to travellers undertaking an Eastbound Trans-Siberian journey which starts in Moscow.

Tour Details
Starts
Beijing
Ends
Beijing
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 2, Lunch: 1