Day 1: Upon your arrival in Beijing today meet your English speaking tour guide and driver for a private car transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: A full-day of sightseeing awaits you today as you travel outside of the city of Beijing to explore the Great Wall. Constructed over 2,000 years ago and stretching for 3,750 miles, the wall is the only man-made structure that can be seen from outer space. After your Great Wall visit, your tour continues as we drive along the Sacred Way to the Ming Tombs. A stop at the Beijing Cloisonné factory is planned for this afternoon. You will have the opportunity to watch as artisans demonstrate the incredible process of creating this beautiful artwork. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Enjoy a morning visit the the Forbidden City, former residence of many of China's emperors. Follow the footsteps of 24th Chinese Emperors as you explore the halls and pavilions contained within the palace walls. Adjacent to the Forbidden City is the world's largest open square, Tian An Men Square. Built to hold nearly 1 million people during important political rallies, the Square is a popular place for families to gather for kite flying. Your visit continues to the Temple of Heaven, originally constructed in 1420. The beautifully constructed buildings were once used by the emperors to make sacrifices for the year's harvest. Enjoy a tour of the Summer Palace this afternoon. The park-like grounds gaze out over Kunming Lake, dotted with bridges and small islands. Walk along the Long Corridor and view the architecture of the Qing Dynasty. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 4: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your journey home, or customize this tour to include additional cities. Includes: (B).
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