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Beijing Breakaway - 5 days

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.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Tiananmen Square
UNESCO-listed Great Wall
Silk Alley markets
Forbidden City
UNESCO-listed Ming Tombs
Cloisonne Factory

Included

Breakfast daily
4 nights 3 - 4 star hotels
Touring and excursions as per itinerary
All relevant transfers and transportation
1 lunch, 1 dinner - traditional Peking Duck
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 5
Guided sightseeing - on days 2 and 3 with an English speaking guide
Entrance fees to all included sites

Not Included

International flights and visa.
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature

Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing

Welcome to China and the start of your city break! Enjoy an arrival transfer to our hotel.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2

Tiananmen Square

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. Today, a sightseeing tour takes in Tiananmen Square, a public square that also happens to be the world’s largest. Everything is large in China, including the former imperial residence of the imperial emperors of China. The Forbidden City, once forbidden to all but individuals on imperial business is a 720,000 sq m concoction dominated by vast gates, temples, halls and palaces replete with imperial yellow tiled roofs. Surrounded by a protective moat, it is said the Forbidden City comprises some 9999 rooms!

At Silk Alley, there’s a chance to splash some cash in a retail haven that is a Beijing institution. Some bling jewellery for the lady and perhaps a genuine copy Rolex watch for the gent? Tonight, enjoy a traditional Chinese dinner at a city restaurant.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Great Wall

Some say it can be seen from space, but unless you’re a top gun at NASA, perhaps you’ll never know. Instead, experience the real deal. Today, an excursion beyond Beijing to Badaling takes in an imposing section of the Great Wall. The sometimes steep walk is made all the more breathtaking by the stunning views and the realisation that this 2,200 year-old wall isn’t just a common or garden wall, but a 6700 kilometre wall that at one time served to protect the new China from marauding invaders from the north. Today’s excursion then continues to the imperial Ming tombs, where some 13 emperors were interred in elaborate mausoleums, a couple of which can be seen.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Beijing

A free day to enjoy Beijing your way. Located in an area between Wanfujing and the east wall of the Forbidden City, perhaps head to the hutongs, where the hire of a rickshaw will take you through Beijing’s old back lanes that are lined with courtyard homes and offer a fascinating snapshot of the city’s traditional domesticity. In the Qianmen area, south of Tiananmen Square, you’ll find many shops with original facades, selling Mongolian hot pots, silks and other items, not to mention Chinese apothecaries offering a selection of traditional medicines comprising deer antler, fungus and other unusual ingredients. Also consider visiting Wanfujing Street, one of the busiest retail streets in the city.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Beijing

Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Beijing Breakaway - 5 days
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USD $410

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Yong An Hotel, Beijing

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Just a 5 minute walk from the Agricultural Exhibition Centre, the Yong An hotel is a modern hotel with great amenities. Guest rooms are classically decorated with large windows allowing lots of natural light. The hotel has a restaurant that serves up both Chinese and western dishes. Complimentary wi-fi is available and the popular buzzing bar street is just a 15 minute taxi ride away.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Beijing
Ends
Beijing
Departs
Most days of the year
Hotel Rating
3-4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Countries
Updated
1st March 2017

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