Our well-trained English-speaking tour guide & private car/van will pick you up from the hotel at 8:30 in the morning. You will then visit Tiananmen Square - one of the largest squares in the world, which can accommodate a million people for public gatherings. After 30 minutes touring around Tiananmen square, you will walk directly into the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City used to be the residence for the Emperors (24 emperors in total) in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. It occupies 72 hectares (180 acres) and takes 2.5 hours to tour. Later on, walk via the underground passage directly into Jingshan Park - this used to be the royal park, also called Jingshan Hill, where you may overlook the magnificient view of the Forbidden City.
A Fabulous buffet lunch will be provided in a Revolving Restaurant at CCTV tower-the highest building in Beijing (405meters/1,350 feet), which offers a bird's-eye view of Beijing city.
Note: the buffet lunch covers the admission fee to the Aquarium which is underneath the CCTV tower, if you would like to go, just mention this to your guide.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Summer Palace- the largest imperial garden existing in China. The long corridor & marble boat are a unique and impressive sight. After an hour visit in the Summer Palace, you will be returned to your hotel at about 5:30PM.
Fabulous lunch at CCTV revolving restaurant
Well-trained English-Speaking tour guide
Free-bottled mineral water
Tips to the driver and the guide (optional)
A. There are more than 3 million vehicles in Beijing, and it is said that approximately 30,000 cars are sold every month, so heavy traffic is constant in the city (Rush Hours from 7:30-9:30 in the morning and 16:30-19:30 in the afternoon). We will try our best to tour according to the timetable, but we cannot guarantee that traffic will not delay our schedule. Our tour guide will notify you if a delay occurs.
B. There will be an extended amount of walking during this tour, therefore it is recommended that you wear sport shoes and clothes which are suitable for outdoor activities.
C. The tour guide will not have lunch together with you; he/she will have lunch on basement of CCTV Tower,but will let you know the time and place where to meet again.