Tian'anmen Square - Forbidden City - the Summer Palace (or Temple of Heaven) - the Real Unspoiled Great Wall - Folk Culture
Beijing is an exciting and dynamic city. It is the perfect place to see China's incredible ancient past as well as the excitement of present day Beijing. This tour will take you visit many amazing sights. I will help you having a great time within 2 days. We will see:
1. The Typical Tourist Attractions: the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace(or Temple of Heaven), Lama Temple, Nanluoguxiang Hutong and Houhai Lake area.
2. Authentic Unspoiled Great Wall: I will show you the real Great Wall, not something like touristic walls restored to please you. We will step off the beaten trail to witness the remote, historic and unspoiled Great Wall. You will cherish this unique experience that will overjoy your senses. Your visit to the Authentic Unspoiled Chinese Great Wall will become a special life-time memory---guaranteed!
If you want to make some changes about the itinerary, please feel free to let me know. Our common goal is that you see what YOU want to see.
◎ The First Day: City Attractions
1) In the morning, we will go to the Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City;
2) A La Carte Lunch (optional): we will have a la carte lunch at an elegant and noted local restaurant;
3) We will visit Lama Temple, the Nanluoguxiang Hutong and Back Lake area.
◎ The second day: the Authentic Unspoiled Great Wall and Summer Palace (or Temple of Heaven)
1) In the morning, I will pick you up from your hotel with a professional driver;
2) We will visit the real unspoiled Great Wall, such as Huanghuacheng, Gubeikou Winding Dragon or Jinshanling Great Wall, etc;
3) A La Carte Lunch (optional): We will have a la carte lunch at a local guest house;
4) In the afternoon we will visit the Summer Palace (or Temple of Heaven).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel, or any other agreed upon location.
End location: Your hotel, or any other agreed upon location.
Night entertainment can be recommended if it is needed, such as the local restaurant, massage, the acrobatics show, Kung Fu show and Beijing Opera, etc.
Duration: 2 days
Weather and traffic may affect this tour.
Air-conditioned vehicles: car, van or coach. (It depends on the number of people.)
1. two days' transportation with a professional driver and a clean car or van;
2. the professional English-speaking tour guide;
3. mineral water.
I can take larger groups. Please click 'ask a question' to get a quote.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
140 rmb (1 US$ is about 6.5 rmb) - the entry fees of the Forbidden City, the Lama Temple, the Summer Palace (or the Temple of Heaven) and the Great Wall.
entry fees, lunch, souvenirs and other personal items.
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There were 4 of us in or group and we all really enjoyed Sonia. She was very knowledgeable about the area and took us to some unexpected places. Her english was good and for the most part she was easily understandable. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a guide.