Guardian lion in Forbidden City | Beijing | China

Beijing Stopover

3 days  |   from   £ 375

This add-on is a 3-day tour of Beijing that can be booked in conjunction with our Trans-Siberian Railway journeys ending in Beijing.

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.

Day 1
Welcome to China! We will pick you up from the train station and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight: Beijing.

Day 2
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. (B, L)

Day 3
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. (B)

Prices Dates  Price/Person   Single Supp. 
Beijing Stopover - 3 days All Dates £375 £315

Additional Information

Starts/Ends: Beijing
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on 2 or more persons travelling. If travelling solo, please enquire as others may already be booked on the trip. If not a ‘1-person’ supplement will apply. Prices are indicative and may vary dependent on time of travel and hotel availability.
This bolt-on can be booked with any Trans-Siberian Railway journey ending in Beijing, China.

What's Included

2 nights 3 star hotel (upgrades available)
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch
Guided sightseeing as per itinerary
English speaking local guide for included sightseeing
Arrival transfer from Beijing train station to the hotel
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
Excursion to The Great Wall of China
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