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What To Expect
Beijing is a reflection of China itself, steeped in about one thousand years history from the very ancient to more modern events.
This tour starts at Tiananmen Square and China's more recent history influenced by Chairman Mao and the rise of communism. From there its on to the Forbidden City, originally commissioned by Emperor Yong Le in the Ming Dynasty. It has been the seat of power for centuries and has seen countless battles and reconstruction, and the architecture seen today dates from the 1700s. The Forbidden City is also known as the Imperial Palace Museum, with all the art and splendor available for you to see.
After a delicious meal, it's on to the Temple of Heaven. Temple of Heaven is China's largest temple and altar complex, an extraordinary example of religious architecture dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Your final destination has been the retreat of emperors for 800 years, the Summer Palace. One of Beijing's finest parks surrounds the palace, and you explore the grounds, the temples and the world's longest art gallery. We will break up your busy day with scenic bus rides plus an unbeatable shopping experience at the Pearl Market.
Temple of Heaven
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
Transportation by air-conditioned coach/mini van
Transportation tax, tolls, parking fees
English-speaking tour guide
Cruise port pick-up for the coach tours
Tips and gratuities
The following information will be required upon booking:
Full Name in Passport
Date of Birth
Passport Number and Nationality
Seat in coach tours are only available in English. Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Cantonese guided tours are available in private services at an additional cost. Please inquire.
Infants aged 2 and under are free, provided they do not occupy a seat of another passenger.
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