China's Capital City is one of the world's most famous historical, cultural and ancient cities. From the awesome Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall to Tiananmen Square and the Gate of the Heavenly Peace, Beijing is a trove of sites.
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This extension is suitable for those who wish to visit the capital of China, Beijing. This extension is private and therefore not all meals are included, which gives you the opportunity to occasionally select your own dining venue, allowing you to immerse further into Chinese culture.
Make your way to Beijing, China's historical capital. On arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to start soaking up the local culture.
Visit China's most famous attraction, the Great Wall, which stretches over 5,000km from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. There is no better way to appreciate the magnificence of this incredible structure than walking along it. After lunch, visit a jade factory before discovering the exquisite Summer Palace. (B,L)
Start your sightseeing at Beijing's symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, followed by the treasure-filled Forbidden City where you will pass under the famous portrait of Chairman Mao as you enter through the main gate. This afternoon, soak up the harmonious ambiance at the 15th-century Temple of Heaven and mingle with the locals as they practice Tai Chi or play cards. (B,L)
Transfer from your hotel to the airport where your arrangements end. (B)
The best times to visit China are in spring (April to May) and autumn, (September to October) when temperatures are warm and humidity low.
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There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.