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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 Spring Downtown Day Tour
Overview:
Tour Type: Private tour
Dates Available: April 20 - May 05
Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Peony Peach Flowers
 at Jingshan Park and Hutong Tour
Lunch: Home made lunch
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel around 9:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 4:00pm
Price from: US$55 per person
Tour Code: BST-02

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Tour Description
Pick up from your hotel in downtown Beijing and head to Tiananmen Square ( 40 minutes ), the largest city square of such kind in the world. After visiting Tiananmen Square, move on to theForbidden City ( 2 hours ), also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China.

Forbidden City

After finishing the tour of the Forbidden City, exit from its north gate and enter Jingshan Park ( 40 minutes). Jingshan is just north of the Forbidden City on the central axis of Beijing. First as an imperial garden, it is now a public park, known as Jingshan Park. 

The 45-metre high man-made hill was built in the Yongle era of the Ming Dynasty entirely from the soil dug from the moats of the Imperial Palace and nearby canals. The last emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen, committed suicide by hanging himself here in 1644. Jingshan is also famous for its peonies. The best time for viewing the more than 200 varieties of peonies inside the park is from late April to mid-May.

Peony Peach Flowers at Jingshan Park

Then drive to Shichahai area for hutong tour ( 2.5 hours ). In a private and traditional Siheyuan (courtyard), you are arranged to  have a home-style lunch

After lunch, ascend the 67-meter high and two-story Drum Tower dating from 1420, bringing you back to the old Beijing by seeing the big drum tower and having bird's eye view of the surrounding communities of hutongs and siheyuan - existing traditional courtyards in Beijing. 

Then walk south to Dianmenwai Dajie ( north of Drum Tower), turning onto Yandaixiejie (Tobacco Pipe Lean Street ), a quaint 800-year-old hutong located directly north of Yinding Bridge between Qianhai Lake and Houhai Lake, used to be well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes, hence the name. Standing on the Silver Ingot Bridge ( Yinding Bridge ) , a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake, the hub of Shichhai area with surrounding quiet hutongs.

 67-meter high Drum Tower

Finally, you will take a 30-minute pedicab drive from the Silver Ingot Bridge through the zigzag and narrow alleys or hutongs. Two people share one rickshaw. You are not supposed to tip the pedicab driver since the tour cost includes the tips. At the end of the half hour rickshaw, your will be transferred back to your hotel around 4:00pm

Lunch: Chinese home lunch
Price List for this tour   ( US$ Per Person )
Pricing Person ( Cost: in US$ per person ) Tour Enquiry
Travelling Party Tour Cost Per Person
1 person $145
2 persons $100
3 - 5 persons $95
6 - 9 Persons $75
10 persons and above $55

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Price inclusion:
1.Private air conditioned vehicle
2.Entrance fees as listed
3.Home made lunch
4.English Speaking tour guide
5.The above private transfer is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
  Price exclusion:
1.Gratuities to drivers and guides.
2.Travel insurance for your coverage of injury or accident

Travel Tips:
Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and pay attention to the climate in Beijing

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