Imperial City and Great Wall Weekend, Beijing


Destinations: Beijing

Destination Services: 2 nights accommodation, Meals as specified in the itinerary (excluding beverages), Land transportation as specified, Excursions as specified, Local English speaking guide, Service fees for local guide(s) and driver(s)

Stars: 5 Stars

Days: 3 days

RMB:From 3,610


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Arrive in Beijing by train or flight – we can also arrange these for you.

Meet your English speaking local guide

Private transfer to your hotel for check in

Meal:Breakfast/ Own arrangement  Lunch/ Own arrangement   Dinner/ Own arrangement

Hotel:Sofitel Wanda Beijing / Luxury room

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In the morning drive around 65 km to Mutianyu where you will access and walk along the Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world.

The Great Wall, will remind some of a gigantic dragon, winding up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching across more than 21,000 km from the east to the west of China. With a history of more than 2,000 years, some of the Great Wall sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, the Great Wall of China remains world famous for its architectural grandeur and historical significance. The Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best-preserved and best-known sections of the wall. Compared with Badaling, Great Wall at Mutianyu is less crowded. You will access the wall by cable car up and down.

After lunch near the wall, you will drive back towards Beijing and visit the Temple of Heaven.

The Temple of Heaven was first built in 1420 during the 18th year of the reign of Ming emperor Yongle. Then extended and renovated over the years, it was used by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties as a place to worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest.

You will then be transferred back to your hotel for some free time at your leisure.

For dinner, you will be able to enjoy some delicious traditional Pekin Duck at the famous address 1949 Duck de Chine.

Meal:Breakfast/ Hotel   Lunch/ Brick Yard or similar   Dinner/ 1949 Duck de Chine

Hotel:Sofitel Wanda Beijing/Luxury room

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Today you will have the opportunity to stand in the famous Tiananmen Square, geographical centre of the capital city.

 

Occupying an area of 440,000 m2 and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one time, it is considered the largest city square in the world. A couple of features not to miss are the red national flag and the Monument to the People's Heroes at the centre. Around the square, you will also notice key landmarks: the Tiananmen Tower in the north, the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall in the south, the National Museum of China in the east and the Great Hall of the People in the west. Note that you may not be admiring these on your own as the square attracts many tourists, domestic and incoming alike, every day.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the Forbidden City.

The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, lies in the city centre of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). It was first built over 14 years during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was forbidden to enter the palace without a special permission from the emperor. This explains its name 'The Forbidden City'.

Private transfer for your return by train or flight – we can also arrange these for you.

Meal:Breakfast/Hotel     Lunch/ Local restaurant  Dinner/ Own arrangement

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation including breakfast in for 2 nights in Beijing
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (excluding beverages): 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Land transportation as specified
  • Excursions as specified
  • Local English speaking guide – for other languages please contact us!
  • Service fees for local guide(s) and driver(s)

 

Excludes :

  • Domestic flight or train tickets – we can arrange your transportation from any city in China by plane, high-speed train, train or car, please contact us!
  • Early check in/Late checkout and chargeable activities at hotel 
  • Optional Tours
  • Tips for local guide(s) and driver(s) are at your discretion
  • Travel insurance
  • Other expenses not previously mentioned as included

 

 

Terms and Conditions:

 

Payment

Full payment is due 14 days prior to departure. Thomas Cook China reserves the right to release all services in case of payment default.

 

Cancellation Policy

If any cancellation is received following a booking, the following general cancellation policy will apply:

  • Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival : 20% of total amount is due
  • Between 20 and 7 days prior to arrival : 50% of total amount is due
  • Between 6 days and 2 day prior to arrival: 75% of total amount is due
  • 1 day or No-show: 100% of total amount is due

 

Force Majeure

Thomas Cook China will not be liable for performance delays or for non-performance, due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, actions by any government authority (whether valid or invalid), fires, floods, windstorms, riots, explosions, natural disasters, wars, sabotage, labor problems (including lockouts, strikes and slowdowns), or court injunction or order.

 

Tips & Advice:

  • Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your departure date and has a minimum of 2 blank pages available for visa and stamps.
  • Please check in advance if you require a visa for the country you are visiting. You may contact your local embassy for assistance.