Beijing - Taste of China
Beijing is the capital of one of the world's oldest civilizations. It is unlike any other city in China, totally unrepresentative in grand capital style, a true center at the edge. Conquest dynasties from the north including Jurchens, Quitans, Mongols and Manchus either overran each other or Han rulers to establish, destroy, rebuild or occupy cities here. All who came, saw, and conquered left their marks, monuments and memories. Today's Beijing is similarly a melting pot of different influences. Expect to see modern day Chinese enjoying a Starbucks coffee alongside traditional Chinese practicing Thai Ch'i in public squares.
Day 1 Arrive in Beijing Arrive in Beijing. Greeting and transfer to hotel.
Excursions to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. The burial site of Ming Dynasty kings, with pre-arranged lunch.
Tour the Forbidden City, the home of the Emperors of China. Visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world and the centuries-old Temple of Heaven. Enjoy an authentic Peking Duck dinner in The evening.
You have 2 full days of leisure time for shopping or sightseeing. Numerous optional excursions featuring different attractions are available, or you might prefer to discover the neighborhoods of downtown, shop at the many different department stores, or explore the more hectic and energetic markets.
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer for departure.