With centuries of history and a healthy dose of culture, this Beijing city break is a history and culture hound’s dream vacation! Explore the world-famous Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace and last but certainly not least the Great Wall of China. Along the way, you’ll mingle with locals in green parks and in bustling hutongs, then check out Beijing’s most hip, artsy and trendy neighborhoods. Explore both the historical and the modern on a tailor-made Beijing city break.
On the first day of your custom Beijing city break, you’ll visit the famed Temple of Heaven for an introduction to Buddhism and Taoism—crucial elements of Chinese culture. Then, spend the next morning exploring the sites of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Stroll around Beijing’s shady lakeshores and continue on to mingle with locals in traditional hutongs.
Rise and shine early the next morning to catch the morning rays on the Great Wall. Explore an original section that dates back 2,000 years and enjoy a scenic picnic on top of the famous Wall. Peruse the iconic sites of the Summer Palace including the Long Corridor, the Marble Boat, Seventeen-Arch Bridge, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. On the final day of your tailored Beijing city break you’ll discover the city’s eclectic art scene at 798 Art Distric and wander the trendy streets of Dashanzi.