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6 Days Cultural Experience of Beijing Chengde and Tianjin

Soak in the vibrant pulse of Beijing and walk on the Great Wall among other city highlights on this private tour and enjoy 6 days of access to China's major sights and out-of-the-way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Get familiar with bustling Chengde, have close encounters with the summer resort there, say hello to the famous cultural food street and savor your appetite in Tianjin. An experience so rich and incredible, you may not want to go back home.

Tour Code :
A0120
Duration :
6 days
Destinations :
Beijing - Hebei - Tianjin
Departure date :
Everyday
Tour Type :
Private Tour,China Tour
From $580
  • D1

    Day 1 Beijing           

    Arrival at Beijing airport

    Meet our local tour guide and driver upon arrival in Beijing then head to your hotel for check in. Take the rest of the day off and rest before embarking on an interesting adventure.



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      Fobidden City

  • D2

    Day 2 Beijing       Lunch    

    Beijing city sightseeing Tiananmen square -Forbidden city -Heaven of temple 

    After breakfast accompanied by our local tour guide visit the Tiananmen Square and explore the globally recognized public square, home to the Monument to the peoples Heroes and the Great Hall of the people then move to the Forbidden City; the largest palatial complex that boasts of over 980 rooms and has hosted 24 different Chinese royalty over the years. 

    Take a break and savor delicious Chinese food for lunch then go to silk factory. The next, continue to visit the Temple of Heaven used for paying homage but is now a bustling place for locals who take part in traditional activities such as Tai Chi, water calligraphy and dancing. 



  • D3

    Day 3 Beijing       Lunch    

    Beijing city tour: Badaling great wall-summer palace 

    After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive to Badaling Great Wall then hike or ride the cable car along the stone step to the top of the wall to get a view of the whole Badaling constructure and surroundings which blend in an amazing way. Enjoy the views from up there and take brag worthy selfies before we stopover for an authentic lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, go to jade factory to know about this traditional goods.

    In the afternoon, we start off at the Summer Palace; the largest and most beautiful Imperial Chinese garden to acknowledge its natural landscape of longevity hills blended with artificial features such as pavilions, bridges and temples then make a stop at the 2008 Olympic center for an exterior view of the monumental Bird's Nest and Water Cube. This will mark the end of the day tour dropping you off at the hotel.

  • D4

    Day 4 Beijing-Chengde       Lunch    

    Beijing -Chengde: Mountain Resort

    After breakfast depart from Beijing on a 3-4 hours drive to Chengde, upon arrival check in a hotel then get some rest before we visit the famous summer retreat at the Imperial Mountain Resort, the largest royal garden in China. Appreciate the aesthetic value of this rare scenic spot that also marked the final development of feudal society in China. In the afternoon, visit the Putuo Zongcheng temple and the Puning temple to discover treasure houses of the ancient arts, architecture and sculpture. Today you will reside at Chengde so the driver and guide will send you to the hotel for check in. 

  • D5

    Day 5 Chengde-Tianjin    Breakfast   Lunch   Supper 

    Chengde-Tianjin  Tianjin Food Street-Cultural Street-Haihe River   

    After breakfast, check out of the hotel then drive to Tianjin. Upon arrival head straight to see the western-style architecture and modern buildings along Haihe River a picturesque residential area famed for its European style architecture and former residential areas of politicians and celebrities. Admire the buildings and discover the history that lies behind them from the guides commentary then move to the Tianjin Food Street and Cultural Street to browse at the art galleries, handicrafts shops and batik fabric shops, be sure to sample the tasty street food while at it (own expense). The tour then shuts down by driving back to Beijing where you will go check in the hotel. 

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      Haihe River

  • D6

    Day 6 Beijing    Breakfast       

    On this day the driver and guide pick you up and send you to the airport or train station after breakfast for your home bound trip.

Person(s)/$ 1 2-5 6-9 ≥10
Price per person

Inclusions

    1.Entrance fee described in the itinerary.

    2.Meals.

    3.Hotel accommodation with breakfast ( local 4* based on twin share).

    4.Transportation fee described in the itinerary.

    5.English-speaking guide.

    6.A bottle of water a day per person.

    7. VIP access to the forbidden city (skip long lines)


Exclusions

    1.International and Domestic air tickets with tax.

    2.Tips to Guides and Drivers.

    3.China entry visa fees.

    4.Personal expenses as laundry,Telephone,drinks,

    5.Single room supplement.


  • 1

    Badaling Great Wall

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      Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built in 1504 during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance. The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou, approximately 1,015 metres above sea level.

           Badaling Great Wall was built in Ming Dynasty(1505) occupying a commanding and strategic position for protecting the Juyongguan Pass ( Juyongguan section of the Great Wall ) on its south, further protecting the city of Beijing. 

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          The portion of the wall at Badaling has undergone restoration, and in 1957 it was the first section of the wall opening for visiting tourists. Now it is visited annually by millions.  Badaling and the expressway were the site of the finishing circuit of the Urban Road Cycling Course in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Laps of the circuit passed through gates in the wall.


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    Olympic Center

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      The national Olympic sports center (hereinafter referred to as the Olympic sports center) is located in the north of Southern Beijing road, with the Olympic park, the Olympic forest park and the Olympic village on the other side of the road.

      Olympic sports center was established in July 1986, built in the 11th Asian games in 1992  and formally put into use. Olympic sports center construction covers an area of 66 hectares, the main facilities are stadium, gymnasium, YingDong natatorium, athletics, softball, tennis, hockey and football training, ball training venue,  and etc. More than a decade, as the development of China's sports foreign window, the national Olympic sports center successively held the 11th Asian games, the seventh national games and the 21st world university games and a series of major sports events and other important events.

    Olympic Center

      Olympic sports center, from the establishment, is closely associated with the development of Chinese sports enterprise's footsteps, step by step to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. A new comprehensive training venue, athletes apartment, change and expansion of the stadium, gymnasium, YingDong natatorium, hockey training, park city, green landscape are under construction with an area of 220000 square meters, total assets of about 2 billion yuan.

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  • 3

    Forbidden City

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            Upon the establishment of the Ming Dynasty, the Hongwu Emperor moved the capital from Beijing in the north to Nanjing in the south, and ordered to burn down the Yuan palaces. When his son Zhu Di became the Yongle Emperor, he moved the capital back to Beijing, and the construction of Forbidden City began in 1406. The construction lasted 15 years, and required more than a million workers. Material used include whole logs of precious Phoebe zhennan wood found in the jungles of south-western China, and large blocks of marble from quarries near Beijing. The floors of major halls were paved with "golden bricks".

      The Forbidden City, situated in the very heart of Beijing, was home to 24 emperors of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties. In ancient times, the emperor claimed to be the son of Heaven, and therefore Heaven’s supreme power was bestowed upon him. The emperors' residence on earth was built as a replica of the "Purple Palace where God was thought to live in Heaven". Such a divine place was certainly forbidden to ordinary people and that is why the Forbidden City is so named.

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       The Forbidden City is the world's largest surviving palace complex and covers 72 hectare . It is a 961 meters from north to south and 753 meters from east to west. It consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 rooms. The Forbidden City was designed to be the centre of the ancient Beijing. It is enclosed in a larger, walled area called the Imperial City. The Imperial City is, in turn, enclosed by the Inner City; to its south lays the Outer City.

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    Tiananmen Square

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      The Tiananmen Square on the north to south axis is at the center of Beijing city. It's the largest square in the world, encompassing an area of 14 hectares, and measuring 865 meters north to south, and 500 and 370 meters east to west on the northern and southern ends respectively.

          The Five-Star Red Flag flutters high above the mid-point of the square's north side. Everyday,  at dawn and dusk, the Guards march in unison to the foot of the flagstaff to hoist or lower the National Flag, saluted with eyes by the on-lookers.

    Tiananmen Square

      The Monument to the People's Heroes towers over the center of the square. To its south lies Chairman Mao's Memorial Hall. The Chinese Revolutionary Museum and the Chinese History Museum stand to the east of the square, the Great Hall of the People to the west and the magnificent Heavenly Peace Gate Tower to the north. The Tower is adjoined on its left side by the Zhongshan Park and on the right side by the Working People's Palace of Culture. Opposite the tower in the far south is the Zhengyang Gate Tower. These fine and unique buildings arranged in perfect harmony add greater beauty and grandeur to the Tianmen Square.

      The Tiananmen Square is the people's square, where grand state ceremonies are held on important occasions.

    Tiananmen Square


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    Acrobatic Show

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     Acrobatic art has a history of more than 2000 years in China. Beijing is the culture centre of China, we have professional literature and art organization, and we have gathered over 60 acrobatic artists who are the most famous in Beijing.The programs performed by us are ingeniously conceived,highly skilled  in a distinctive traditional Chinese style with a breathtaking,unique,humorous and funny performance.  

        Our troupe has been invited and performed in more than ten countries,such as England France,Germany,Australia,Holland,Belgium and Norway,where we were warmly welcomed and highly praised.This has promoted  not only the mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and the people of other  countries but also the exchange and development of the acrobatic techniques both at  home and abroad.

    World famous acrobatic shows in Beijing 

    Unique and popular, Chinese acrobat shows combine the traditional Chinese performing arts with acrobat balancing acts. These are brilliantly performed by talented troupes, with members from around the world.

    Chinese acrobats have their own style. This is one show you don’t want to miss! Book your tickets today and experience the artistic side of Beijing's exciting night life.


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    Temple of Heaven

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          The Temple of  Heaven is located in the Chongwen district in the southern part of  Beijing. It was built in 1420 during  a time when many other important buildings were constructed in Beijing. Tiantan served as a place of ceremonies and rituals for the Ming and Qing emperors.

      The Palace of  Abstinence is located near the western entrance of the temple. Before each  ceremony, emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties held a three-day fasting period during  summer and winter festivals. The emperors spent two days fasting in the Forbidden City and completed the last day of fasting in the Palace of Abstinence.

      South of the  Echo wall stands the Altar of Heaven, built entirely of white marble. The altar  has four entrances and a flight of nine steps leading down in every direction.  At the center of the upper terrace lies a round stone surrounded by nine  concentric rings of stones.

    Temple of Heaven  

    Even the numbers  of the carved balustrades on these terraces are also multiples of nine. When you  stand in the center of the upper terrace and speak in a low voice, your voice  will echo back much louder to yourself than to others, as the sound waves are  reflected back by the marble balustrades to the focal point at the center.

      The main  building in the compound is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. The entire  structure was joint by wooden bars, laths and brackets, without using steel and  concrete. The four large pillars in the center are known as the Dragon Well  Pillars with each pillar representing one of the four seasons.

    Temple of Heaven tour experience the sacred past of the capital

    Temple of Heaven is a place of worshipping for Ming and Qing emperors.

    Take a tour to explore the hall of prayer, the dragon walls and the stunning greenery around the temple. Enjoy the play of colors and of number 9. Book your tour to learn more!   


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    Summer Palace

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    The Summer Palace, located ten kilometers to the northwest of Beijing, used to be a summer residence of Qing Dynasty emperors. It is an imperial garden known far and wide for its architectural grandeur and stunning natural beauty. It is one of the Four Most Famous Gardens in China. The construction of the Summer Palace started in 1750.

      The northern part of the Summer Palace is the 60-meter-tall Longevity Hill. Its southern part is a wide expanse of water called Kunming Lake. The whole garden covers 290  hectares, with the lake taking up four-fifths of its total area.

      Along the northern bank of Kunming Lake runs the Long Corridor with a total length of 728  meters and 273 sections.. The crossbeams of the Long Corridor are decorated with more than 8,000 color paintings with Chinese landscape and historical stories.


    Summer Palace

     The 17-arch bridge on the  southern bank of Kunming Lake is more than 150 meters long. Carved stone lions, of different sizes and postures, sit on top of the bridge's stone columns. An octagonal pavilion stands at one end of the bridge and near the pavilion lies a bronze ox with its head raised toward the lake. On the back of the ox is engraved a line from Emperor Qianlong stating that the ox is used to control flooding of the lake.

      A Ming-style street winds along a stretch of water on the back side of Longevity Hill. The Suzhou Street, 300 meters long, is lined with more than 60 shops and decorated with archways and gateways. The shops, of different shapes and sizes, are built with bluish gray tiles and bricks. The marketplace lends a folksy flavor to the imperial garden.

    Summer Palace is a fascinating ensemble of gardens, lakes and palaces

    Book a tour to the Summer Palace and experience a stunning ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. It remains to be a popular tourist destination to this day!

    The  buildings are positioned in a fashion that creates a sharp contrast to the hilly backdrop. Enjoy walking through these splendid halls and pavilions, admiring the construction and natural beauty all at once!

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    Hutong

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         According to experts,the word Hutong originated from Mongolian language meaning"Well". In ancient times,people tended to gather and live around wells. So the original meaning of Hutong should be"a place where people gather and live."Another explanation says that during the Yuan Dynasty,in the 13th century,residential areas in the city were divided into  many quarters.  In Mongolian language,passageways  were called Hutong. But no matter what Hutong exactly means,one thing is for sure: Hutongs first appeared in Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty.

    Hu tong 

     In the early 13th century, a Mongolian tribe from the north became very strong. Led by Genghis Khan,the Mongolian occupied Beijing,the capital of the Jin Dynasty. In the year 1271,Kubla Khan,the grandson of Genghis Khan,founded the Yuan Dynasty and set Beijing as the capital city. Unfortunately,the old city was completely destroyed during the war. So they had to rebuild it. In old China,all the structures and roads were required to be symmetrical. So the city was well designed. First,they had to find a center,and then built a regular square city. The layout of the city was very much like a chessboard. About 50 residential areas were constructed,with straight roads and Hutongs in between. At the time,there was a clear definition for avenue,street and Hutong. A 37-metre-wide road was called an avenue,an 18-metre-wide one was called a street,and a 9-metre-wide lane was called a Hutong. Most of today's Hutong were formed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties that followed.

    Hu tong


    Hutongthe Chinese narrow streets

    Why book a Hutong tour to explore these streets?.

    Beijing has some of the most mesmerizing architectural masterpieces.

    Walk around these historical streets which patterned to fit a square city. You’ll find the reflection of the great Chinese dynasties!


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    One day walking-sightseeing tour from Beijing to Tianjin in high-speed train

      Tianjin boasts a lot more than immediately meets the eye. From an industrial town that has morphed into a tourist hub,learn its history, see its city landscape, visit popular attractions, shop at a local market, and taste famous local snacks. The tour includes a private guide and driver, free hotel pickup and drop-off and all entrance fee. Besides, travelling from Beijing to Tianjin on a Bullet train offers you a new experience to discover new life in China and at the same time experience the convenience from the modern est means of transportation.

    Price : from USD 54

  • One day private tour from Beijing to Tianjin in High-speed train

    One day private tour from Beijing to Tianjin in High-speed train

      Discover the magic of Tianjin setting apart from other tourist cities, the lifestyle of Tianjin is typical of northern Chinese cities. By coming here you can experience a typical Chinese lifestyle such as the local restaurants, tasty snacks, traditional architecture. Tianjin has many interesting places to visit including Porcelain House, Wu Dadao, Tianjin Eye, and Ancient Culture Street .From downtown Beijing arrive in Tianjin in 28 minutes by the high-speed train which come and go every 15 minutes at the Beijing South Railway Station.

    Price : from USD 86

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    6 Days Cultural Experience of Beijing Chengde and Tianjin

    Soak in the vibrant pulse of Beijing and walk on the Great Wall among other city highlights on this private tour and enjoy 6 days of access to China's major sights and out-of-the-way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Get familiar with bustling Chengde, have close encounters with the summer resort there, say hello to the famous cultural food street and savor your appetite in Tianjin. An experience so rich and incredible, you may not want to go back home.

    Price : from USD 580

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    1 Day Tianjin private walking day tour

    Sitting at the junction of multiple rivers, Tianjin is an industrious port city with a history dating back to the dawn of Chinese civilization. Its multicultural neighborhoods, unique attractions, and impressive museums make the city a great location to enjoy a full private tour your own private guide. Travel on an air-conditioned vehicle to visit North Jiefang Road Financial Street, the Five-Avenue Area,Jing Garden,Ancient Cultural Street,Tianjin TV Tower and Mansion of Family Shi​.No time-wasting, friendly-oriented, well-arranged, and absolutely the first choice for a trip to Tianjin.

    Price : from USD 115

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