Multi-Day Tour | Private

Beijing's Past and Future (4 days)

WildChina

Beijing, China To Beijing, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Nov 2018

Beijing's Past and Future (4 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Beijing, China
Rosewood Beijing None

- Upon arriving at Beijing Capital Airport, you will be met by your WildChina guide with your chauffeur and private vehicle ready to whisk you off to your hotel

- Spend the rest of the day at your leisure (we recommend visiting Tiananmen Square in the very heart of Beijing)

Day 2
Beijing, China
Rosewood Beijing Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Enter the Forbidden City, where emperors ruled, concubines fluttered their fans, and eunuchs schemed for five hundred years [If interested, enjoy special access to the lavish sitting rooms and living quarters of Chonghua Palace, normally closed to the public (not accessible on Monday and weekends)]

- Lunch in one of Beijing’s ancient, interwoven hutong alleys

- Explore your creative side by trying various traditional activities such as Chinese yo-yo in a traditional courtyard

- Hike up Jingshan and take in a commanding view over the Forbidden City

- Wander the popular imperial neighborhoods around Houhai

- Savor a Peking duck dinner in a renovated courtyard

Day 3
Beijing, China
Rosewood Beijing Breakfast, Lunch

- Make your way to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall

- Return to the city and relax

- If energy levels permit, visit the heart of Beijing’s contemporary art scene at 798 Art District or spend the rest of the day at your leisure

Day 4
Beijing, China
Rosewood Beijing Breakfast, Lunch

- Test your skills at the art of taichi in a private lesson at the Temple of Heaven, a popular meeting point for fitness dancers, kite flyers, and chess players

- Afternoon Options:

1. En route to the Summer Palace, visit Beijing Olympic Park, home to the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Summer Palace, where tranquil waters, green foliage, ancient bridges and imperial buildings converge in what used to be the Emperor’s private garden

2. Pay your respects at the Lama Temple, the Chinese government-sanctioned seat of Tibetan Buddhism and visit the Confucius Temple nearby

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Description

Beijing is China's past, present, and future. The country's capital is a testament to China's illustrious imperial past, its unforeseen rapid development, and a future that holds incredible potential. Proud historical palaces rub shoulders with luxurious shopping malls and construction sites can be found on nearly every street corner. Beijing has changed beyond recognition in the 21st century, but the city still retains remnants of its past in the form of ancient hutong alleys, traditional courtyard residences, and imperial wonders. This five-day trip will show you the best of the figurative heart of the Middle Kingdom that is Beijing.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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Overall very helpful

By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

Wildly Fantastic!

By: Lisa580


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

The best guides

By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer

WildChina Exceeds Erwin Family Expectations of China

By: Rhonda Erwin


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Rachel Dicker partnered with WildChina to plan our custom Chinese Adventure for our family of four (two boys ages 12 and 16). We experienced REAL China! We're a global family and we've never experienced the professionalism and attention-to-detail as we did from both Wild China (supervisor Kendra Tombolato) and Rachel Dicker Travel (owner Rachel Dicker). We particularly want to say that Joyce Ying (Shanghai), An Na (Beijing), Jessica Zhu (Xian), Dustin Zhang (Chengdu), James Lee (Guilin), and David Leung (Hong Kong) enhanced our trip each day with their warmth, humor, knowledge, and suggestions of off-the-beaten-path of things to see, do, buy and explore...things we would have never discovered on our own. Things we didn't necessarily plan for as well as fulfilling our requests of stuff we wanted to do. They are true GEMS in the sea of tour guides. We cannot say enough about how they made our trip and memories of China unforgettable.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

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By: The Wellford family


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2018

So glad to have this group as a resource for airport transfers and especially in Beijing where weather became a factor and Nancy Hsu and the team were able to completely rearrange their days and schedules at the last minute in order to accommodate our requests. Couldn’t have been more grateful for that and I would recommend this team to anyone with travel needs in China.
Travel Advisor:  Tui Kenny Leatherman

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By: China Yunnan 2018


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The guides were well educated, courteous, kind, thoughtful, and friendly. They were all knowledgeable about each area we visited. We could not have navigated this trip without the guides. Also, the trip was too vast and expansive to try and go it alone. Literally, we would never have gotten out of Beijing without the guide's help. Also, when the chair lift at the park stopped working, when our car over heated and when we needed a toilet, we were graciously helped! It was a trip of a lifetime and we loved every minute of the vacation. Many of the details were so well suited to our family- hiking, natural sites, luxurious lodges, delicious (and clean, safe) food and water, tea, religious monuments, and a spacious and comfortable van. We felt safe and well attended at all times.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove