This full-day tour will show you the most impressive sights that make Beijing what it is. Start your day off with history at the Forbidden City and the Summer PalaceYou’ll also have the chance to taste Beijing’s most famous dish at a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch, Peking roast duck.
You’ll meet your guide at your hotel in Beijing city centre, and we will bring you to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City to experience some of the most amazing historical sites of one of the greatest empires in the world.
These sites will help you understand just how impressive China’s history is, and you’ll be able to gain a deeper understanding of it with our tour guide’s explanation. In imperial China, only the emperor, deemed the ‘son of heaven,’ was allowed to pass through the central meridian gate into the palace. However, today, you can also experience the majestic palace fit for emperors, first-hand.
Your lunch will be an unforgettable experience tasting one of the most famous cuisines, Peking Roast Duck (or you can also call it Beijing Duck). It is a remarkable dish of marinated duck, its crisp skin a rich amber hue, which you can wrap in tiny pancakes with plum sauce, cucumber, spring onion, and sometimes hami melon. Your guide will help you and explain the history of Beijing Duck, and how it is traditionally eaten in Beijing for the full experience.
After that, we will take you to a Silk Factory where experts will help you see the process of silk making, from silkworm to finished product. Your guide can also help you explain how everything is made, and it’s the perfect place to get some souvenirs for friends and families at home. You’ll also gain an understanding of the different qualities of silk.
After that, you’ll be taken to the Summer Palace, one of Beijing’s most popular landmarks and one of the best examples of an imperial garden in China. The site, which covers a total of 2.9 square kilometers and incorporates a huge lake, has long been a royal garden and was considerably enlarged during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi who effectively controlled China for 47 years between 1861 and 1908.
When the tour ends, we will take you back to your hotel.
Tour starts at 08:30am, ends at 04:00pm
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.