Experience the finest of Beijing architecture, culture and cuisine in this half-day tour including a visit to the Temple of Heaven and the Hongqiao Pearl Market. Then in the evening, sit back and admire Chinese acrobatics at a dazzling Jinsha theatre performance and complete the night with Beijing’s most famous dish – Peking Duck.
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Beijing city centre to start your Beijing adventure.
First you will visit the Temple of Heaven, constructed during the 15th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex contains a number of religious buildings once visited by Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty. Take your time to wander among the structures and examine the vivid colours and mosaic-style artwork embedded into the architecture. Situated in a large park, you will also see many local citizens engaging in music, dancing, exercises, cards and other games. Don’t be shy – join in the fun!
Afterwards, learn about the history and manufacture of Chinese silk with a visit to one of Beijing’s principal silk factories. Witness the very process from the harvesting of silk using worms to the weaving of delicate finished silk products.
Our guide will then lead you through the vibrant Hongqiao Pearl Market. Popular among tourists and locals alike, the market offers just about everything you can think of – electronics, clothes, shoes, jewelry, art and crafts, and of course, pearls! Providing pearls to foreign embassies and other high-profile shoppers such as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (no less than three times), the pearls on offer at this market are of exceptional range and quality.
In the evening, enjoy a classical Chinese Acrobatics Show at Chaoyang theatre. With an aim to bridge Chinese traditional culture with the world. Watch, from the edge of your seat, unbelievable acts of balance, dance, juggling and more.
A tour of Beijing could not be complete without one of China’s finest cuisines. Prepared since the imperial era, Peking Duck is hailed as one of China’s most popular and delicious specialties. Prized for its crispy skin and tender meat, and served and eaten in a special way, it’s a must-have experience for any visitor in Beijing. Our guide will be sure to show you the traditional way of eating Peking Duck!
Transfer back to your hotel with the rest of the day on your own arrangement.
Tour starts at 01:00am, ends at 07:00pm
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.