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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.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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Beijing City Highlight Bus Tour No Shopping
(Shared Coach and English-Speaking Tour Guide)

Overview
Departure: Tue,Thu, & Sat
Attractions: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel between 7:30am and 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm
Vehicle: Air-conditioned coach or Van + Shared English speaking tour guide
Tour Code: BNS-04
Price: 450 RMB

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Tour Description
Pick up at your hotel between 7:20am and 8:30am. First visit Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history in the world. Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for 2 hours.

Forbidden City

Forbidden City Travel Tips
1. Forbidden City is closed for the entire day every Monday, except the Chinese national public holidays and the summer vacation from Jul 01 to Aug. 31;
2. Forbidden City Ticketing Purchase is based on real name policy;
3. You need to show your passport to buy your entrance tickets;
4. Free of charge for children under 1.2 meters, each required to be escorted by an adult;
5. There are some exhibits within Forbidden City that require additional tickets to access such as the Treasure Gallery and the Clock and Watch Gallery. Treasure Gallery : RMB 10;
Clock and Watch Gallery: RMB 10

Forbidden City Opening Hours
April 1st – October 31 ( 8:30 – 17:00 )
Last Entry at 16:10
Tickets sold until 16:00

November 1st – March 31 (8:30 – 16:30)
Last Entry at 15:40
Tickets sold until 15:30

Then head to Temple of Heaven - the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. The visit to Temple of Heaven takes about 1 hour.

 Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven Travel Tips
The park is so huge. You are advised to wear your most comfortable shoes. It's a long walk! For summer time, be ready to bring an umbrella for sun protection, and bottles of water. Inside the huge park, there is a lovely temple complex, which is composed of three main parts – Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, the Imperial Vault of Heaven and Circular Mound Altar sitting along an axis from south to north.

Don't miss the Cypress Grove. Old cypress trees are worth having a close look. Some of the cypresses are more than 600 years old. Dr Henry Kissinger, when he visited the temple, stated that while the USA could recreate the Temple of Heaven if it desired, it could not create the trees!

Temple of Heaven Opening Hours
The park opens at 6am and closes at 8pm.
The main buildings inside the park:
From March 1 to June 30: 8:00 – 17:30
From July 1 to October 31: 8:00- 18:00
From November 1 to February 28: 8:00 – 17:00
Kindly reminder: Through tickets selling is stopped at 16:00

After Chinese lunch ( 40 minutes ), Driving (40 minutes) to Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. The visit takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes (Option: Kunming Lake Boat).

 Summer Palace

Summer Palace Travel Tips
Normally it takes 2 hours to walk around Summer Palace. Visiting Summer Palace needs a bit strong legs with a lot walking since Summer Palace is huge.

Dress for the hot or cold weather. The summer in Beijing could be humid and close, sometimes extremely hot. Also winter could be very cold. So well prepared for the uncomfortable weather both in winter and summer. You are advised to wear your most comfortable shoes.

Summer Palace presents itself with different views for different seasons. Winter sees people skiing on the Kunming Lake; Spring time finds people breathe under fresh trees and flowers; Summer time often sees Summer Palace in a foggy day like a beautiful "water and mountain" Chinese scroll painting. Autumn is the best time walking around Summer Palace, clear and blue sky with comfortable weather.

Summer Palace even at different times of a day allows you to see the different views under sunrise in the morning and sunset in the later afternoon.

Additional Price Information
1.Children under 1.2m high are free of charge.
2. Taking a boat ride starting from the Marble Boat across the lake to the beautiful 17-Arch Bridge is a fun way to have more stunning views. Boat Ride: 10 yuan.

Summer Palace Opening Time
High Season (From April 1 to Oct. 31)
Open: 6:30
Tickets stop selling at 18:00;
Close: 20:00

Low Season (From Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 next year)
Open: 7:00
Tickets stop selling at 17:00;
Close: 19:00

After the day tour, return to your hotel in Beijing.

Just a Kindly Reminder
This group day tour is available daily all the year round. Each morning, you will be picked up from your midtown hotel, then you will go visit the major attractions together with other tourists. Groups are kept to about 10-15 passengers in an air-conditioned coach or van with a professional Beijing chauffeur and a licensed Beijing English speaking tour guide on board who will pass on their knowledge of the sites including facts, stories and local information.

1. This is a non-shopping tour without hidden prices.
2. On the evening before your tour departure early next morning, you will get a call to your hotel room or message at your hotel front desk from your tour guide to reconfirm your next morning's pickup time which is normally set around 7:00am.
3. Our pick-up service starts from the hotels in the southern Beijing to the hotels in the northern Beijing. If you stay in the south of Beijing, please have the patience in waiting for all the participants to be on the seat-in coach before starting your group tour.
4. If you stay in an apartment block, please find a nearest hotel as your pickup point.
5. If you stay in a hutong hotel in a narrow lane, please walk a few steps and wait for our bus parking on a main street.
6. We offer complimentary pick up service from your hotel located within the third ring road in Beijing. For pickup service for the hotels beyond the third ring road in Beijing, please contact our trip advisors for the details.
7. You will have the narratives of local history and culture by your tour guide while you are comfortably sitting on a shared air-conditioned vehicle and enjoying the views passing by.
8. All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides.


Price inclusion:
1. Entrance tickets as listed
2. Pick-up at your hotel
3. Drop-off at your hotel
4. Air-conditioned tour coach or van
5. English Speaking tour guide
6. Chinese lunch
  Price exclusion:
1. Tips to the guide and driver
2. Travel insurance for your coverage of injury or accident
3. No Shopping, No Jade Factory and No Hidden Price

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