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Beijing 3-day Private Tour Excluding Hotel
 
Itinerary

Day 1.  Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Beijing Hutongs, Wangfujing Street
                        LUNCH@RESTAURANT
Pick you up at the hotel at 8am by private car and English-speaking tour guide.
For this day tour, you will see all the most important travel wonders in the Beijing city.
Tiananmen Square is located at the center of Beijing, occupies an area of 44 hectares, big enough to hold a million people. As the heart of capital of the People's Republic of China, on China's National Day (October 1st), it is decorated by flowers, trees, fountains and flags, millions of pepople come for visiting, sometimes, there are great ceremonies on the square.
Forbidden City is just on the north of the Tiananmen Sqaure, from the Meridian Gate, we walk into the Forbidden City, according to calculations made in 1973, there are more than 90 courtyards, 980 buildings and 8,704 room-units inside the Forbidden City. The layout of the Forbidden City is divided into two major parts, the southern half is the front court, which centers on the Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Middle Harmony and Hall of Preserving Harmony, the northern part is the residential area, which centers on the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Union, Palace of Earthly Tranquility, the Imperial Garden and six palaces on its east and west. Visit the Forbidden City for 1.5 to 2 hours.
Proceed to visit the Temple of Heaven. Temple of Heaven is the largest building complex for wroshipping heaven in the world, the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest inside is one of the most classic China buildings, and it is widespread used as a symbol for Beijing tourism. 1.5 hours visiting at the Temple of Heaven.
Go ahead to the well-preserved Hutong area, Hutongs are the old alleyways which formed by the local traditional courtyards. Walk or take a rickshaw, you will see the local people's life. You may even go inside a courtyard home, and make noodle for lunch with hosts. Some big courtyards were owned by the former princes and high rank officials are now officially protected monuments and sites.
Before transferring back to the hotel, we will explore the famous Wangfujing Street.

Day 2.  Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Peking Roast Duck Dinner, Acrobatic Show
                   LUNCH@RESTAURANT                    DINNER@ROAST DUCK RESTAURANT
Pick you up at the hotel at 8am by private car and English-speaking tour guide.
Drive for about 1 hour to the Great Wall at Badaling section, China Great Wall is the longest defensive wall in the world, and the Badaling Great Wall is the best constructed, most typical and most consolidated section of the wall. Badaling is situated at the very top of the mountain to the north of Guangou Valley, the Badaling Great Wall was built to be a communication center. Usually travellers spend 1.5 to 2 hours to trek on the wall. 
Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Then drive for 0.5 hour to the Ming Tombs, buried in the Ming tomb area, there are 13 Ming emperors and 23 empresses, as well as many concubines, princes, princesses and maids. In our trip, we will go to visit Changling Tomb, which is the first tomb built in the Ming tomb area, the Hall of Eminent Favor in Changling Tomb is the best preserved one.  Then go the Sacred Way to take some pictures, the Sacred Way is actually the tomb path behind the Big Palace Gate, along the path, there are stone carvings with animals shape, and the statues of military officers, civil officials and officials of merit.
We will taste the famous Peking Roast Duck at dinner.
After dinner, we will enjoy the Acrobatic Show at the theater.
Be transferred back to the hotel. 

Day 3.  Beijing Zoo (see Giant Panda), Summer Palace, Birds Nest
                    LUNCH@RESTAURANT
Pick you up at the hotel at 8am by private car and English-speaking tour guide.
Drive 20 minutes to get to the Beijing Zoo, the home to 14,500 animals, it is one of the oldest zoos in China and has one of the largest animal collections in the country. Besides the best known China Giant Pandas, there are animals from South Asia, Austrlia, America and Africa.
Drive for about 40 minutes to the Summer Palace, the Summer Palace was the largest imperial garden of Qing Dynasty and is by far the best preserved one in China. The seventeen arch bridge and the marble boat are the most popular attractions by the Kunming Lake, and the 728-meter long corridor is the longest painted corridor in the world.
Stop at the Bird's Nest of Beijing Olympic stadiums before going back to the hotel. The Bird's Nest was designed by Swiss designer Herzog and Chinese designer Li Xinggang, it has 91,000 seats and was the stadium for the Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony and many athletics for Beijing 29th Olympic Games in August 2008. We go inside to see this grand stadium.
Transfer back to the hotel after whole day tour.

 

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Price Includes:Air-conditioned car, Entrance fee for mentioned tourist sites, English-speaking tour guide, Meals as listed Price Excludes:Hotel, Gratuities to guide and driver, Personal expense