Beijing Highlights

Day 1, Australia - Beijing

Your trip begins to day with your flight to Beijing, China.  On arrival transfer to your hotel followed by free time to settle in.

Day 2, Beijing

First stop is the historical Tiananmen Square,  the biggest open-urban square in the world. Named for its ‘Gate of Heavenly Peace’ (Tiananmen), the square contains the monument of the heroes of the Revolution, the Great Hall of the People & the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall. You will also visit the magnificent ancient Forbidden City which was the imperial palace during the Ming & Qing Dynasties.  After lunch visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of ancient Taoist buildings, where the emperors would come to worship their Gods.

Day 3, The Great Wall at Mutianyu

This morning travel to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, located in Huairou County.  This section of the wall is 70 km from Beijing.  Connected with Juyong Pass in the west and Gubeikou in the east, it is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall.  There are 22 watch towers in the 2250-metre long Mu Tian Yu section, the highest being 540 metres  Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous Peking Duck dinner.

Day 4, Summer Palace & Beijing Zoo

First stop on this half day tour is the Summer Palace, situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing it is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China.  Afterwards visit the Beijing Zoo to view the Giant Pandas.Day 5, BeijingThis afternoon, experience a rickshaw tour of Beijing’s original “hutong” district, a fascinating maze of back alleys and hidden courtyards.

Day 6, Beijing

Free day to explore and enjoy Beijing.  There are many areas of Beijing where you can shop for clothing, electronic goods and souvenirs.  Here are two such areas.  Wangfujing Street has two huge shopping malls as well as traditional department stores and souvenir shops.  Xiushui (Silk) Street is market-style shopping mall selling all kinds of clothing, bags, replica designer labels etc.  Evening acrobatic performance

Day 7, Beijing - Australia

There may be time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before airport transfer to board your flight to Australia.

Day 8, Australia

Arrive home port today.

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