Hit up all the Beijing hotspots on this fast-yet-fantastic three-day tour. With your CEO leading the way, visit the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City, then use your free time to explore the hutongs and other must-see sites around the city.
Arrive at any time. After meeting your CEO and group at the welcome meeting, opt to head out for a group dinner.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.</p>
This morning, visit Tiananmen Square before touring the Forbidden City. Explore the sprawling complex of palaces and public squares on a guided tour and learn about the history of ancient China's imperial capital. With free time, opt to visit Beijing's hutongs (traditional neighbourhoods), the Drum and Bell Tower, or the Summer Palace. Tonight, opt to see a Kung Fu Show.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Explore one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Great Hall of the People. </p><p><strong>FREE TIME: AFTERNOON</strong> There's lots to see and do - get out and explore!</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Check out the iconic Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing. For 500 years the palace was only accessible to the emperors’ attendants and officials by invitation only. Visit sights like the Clock Exhibition Hall, wander through the Three Great Halls or stand in the shade of the cypress trees in the Imperial Garden.</p>
With an early start, travel to one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. Marvel at its architecture, hike the wall as you admire its curves atop snaking mountain ridges, and take in the views from this iconic attraction. Drive back to Beijing, where the tour ends on arrival at the hotel.<p>If you are continuing onto the Trans-Mongolian Express, your welcome meeting will take place later tonight.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Climb the rolling hills of Huairou County at Mutianyu, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. Enjoy scenic views as the wall winds along mountain ridges, and take brag-worthy photos of the wall from any of the 22 towers.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.</p>
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