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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Karenkatz,
Westborough, Massachusetts
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South Beijing Half Day Tour


Overview
Tour Type: Exclusive Private Tour
Vehicle: Car or Van
Operates: Daily
Departs: 8:00am or 1:30pm
Returns: 12:00am 5:30pm
Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Pick-up: Your midtown Hotel

Tour Highlights
Pass by the Ming Dynasty Wall Relics Park
Take a car tour along the former outer city's southern moat
Pass by Yongdingmen Tower, the former front gate of the outer section of Beijing's old city wall
Stop and enter Temple of Heaven, one of the four sacrificial temples of the emperors
Stop and roam along the Dashilan and Qianmen Street, a prosperous area for more than 600 years

Tourist Attraction Description
Ming Dynasty Wall Relics Park - It is the longest section of the city wall remains in Beijing. The Ming City Wall was first constructed in 1419, or the 17th year of Emperor Yongle's reign in the Ming Dynasty. It used to be 40 kilometers long. Now the remaining wall relic is about 1.5 kilometers long. In 1965 most of the city in 1965 was removed to give way to 2nd Ring Road and the loop line subway of Beijing.

Ming Dynasty Wall Relics Park

The Outer City's Southern Moat - Yuan's Dadu first built an extensive moat system in and around the city as a city fortification. In 1950's, Beijing's moat system was still measured at over 4000 kilometres. Today, only parts of the inner city's northern moat system, the outer city's southern moat system, the imperial city's moat system and the forbidden city's moat system still remain!

Yongdingmen Tower - Originally constructed in 1553, it was torn down in the 1950s to make way for the new roads in Beijing. In 2005, the Yongdingmen was rebuilt at the original site of the old city gate. Almost half a century after its collapse, the gate finally stands up to its reputation and importance as the towering southern structure overlooking the southern part of Beijing.

Yongdingmen Tower

Temple of Heaven - It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Originally constructed in the eighteenth year of Ming Yong LE(1420). It was rebuilt and reconstructed during the period of Emperor Jiajing In Ming Dynasty and Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dyansty. Located in south Beijing.

Temple of Heaven

Dashilan and Qianmen Street - it is the symbol of south Beijing. Different from the Imperial Palaces and gardens of the north, the south has always been the poorer side of the city and, away from the modern north of Beijing, remains comparatively undeveloped. Qianmen is still a busy part of the city, where shops merge with hutongs, and a good place for a walk.
Booking Notes:
Is this a private tour, or will there be other people in the car or van with us?
This is an exclusive private half day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.

Any mandatory shopping stops on the half day tour?
It is a non-shopping private tour. Everyone hates being dragged to tourist traps. No Hidden Fee!

Does the half day tour include stops or are we in the car the whole tour?
You have the option to stop at most sites for photo taking etc. Your entrance to Temple of Heaven is included.

Can I be picked up from our hotel or a fixed meeting point?
Yes. normally Hotel Pickup is available if you are staying at a hotel within Beijing fourth ring road. For home pickup or stay far from the downtown, please contact our trip advisor for more information.

How long does the half day tour last?
Approxi 3-4 hours. Rush hours in Beijing can cause serious traffic jam. We try our best to foresee the traffic and limit the tour within 4 hours to fit into your schedule. If you want to prolong your half day tour, you are kindly requested to pay extra tour expense after contacting your trip advisor from our tour company.

What about the tour guide?
They all have the official licenses for tour guide service. They all love their work and are ready to render their good services to you.

How about the vehicle?
For all the small private tours you book through us, we arrange the cars or vans like Red Flag ( Chinese National Car ), Hyundai Sonata; Van Refine 10 or Van Mercedes MB100. If you prefer deluxe or super deluxe cars or vans, please feel free to consult our trip advisors for new quotations.

How about the driver?
All the drivers have the official licenses with over 5 years' driving experience. All drivers select the most dynamic route, observe local traffic regulations. Refrain from smoking, eating and drinking in the passenger's presence.

Are gratuities included?
If you feel you enjoyed yourself and had a great time, gratuities are greatly appreciated.

What happens if it rains?
The tour runs rain or shine.
Price List for this tour (Price per person in US dollars)
Price without shopping stop
Travelling Party Tour Cost Per Person
1 person $119
2 persons $75
3 - 5  persons $65
6 - 9  Persons $55
10 persons and above $45

Fare Includes
Car or Van touring, entrance to Temple of Heaaven and private guide service

Tour Code:
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The cancellation fee is 10% of the total price if your cancellation is made more than 2 working days prior to the scheduled start of the tour. If cancelled less than 2 days, you will pay 100% of total package price.
The schedule can be adjusted by your tour guide due to the actual traffic condition.
You are strongly recommended to to book this tour at least three days in advance to secure the land arrangement involved and avoid the risk of being canceled.


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