Plan your travel with Beijing's top activities
Sightseeing tours will be organized for the participants of the ISH 2018 meeting pre, during and post meeting (from 19-24 September 2018). In the meantime, please find below a selection of Beijing tour programs for your reference including visits to the city's best attractions and landmarks. If you have any specific questions or require advice regarding city tours, please email Mr. Eric Liu at email@example.com.
Tian'anmen Square + the Forbidden City + Hutong
08:00, Our guide and chauffeur will meet you at your hotel at your requested time, and embark on your Beijing Emperor’s Tour. You will first arrive at Tian'anmen Square, the largest such city square in the world. Then you will have the opportunity to take picture outside The National Center for the Performing Arts, formerly known as the National Grand Theatre, and colloquially described as The Egg, is an opera house in Beijing, China. The Center, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 6,500 people in three halls and is 200,000 m² in size. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, constructed during the reign of Emperor Yong Le in the Ming dynasty. It has been the seat of power of the Chinese empire for eight centuries outlasting both the Ming and Qing.
After lunch, You will begin Your half-day tour of Hotong tour. The tour to the streets of old Beijing by rickshaw is also known as a pedicab. This portion of the tour allows you to get a taste of life in the city as your driver pedals through the old, narrow streets, or hutongs. It includes a stop to visit the home of a Chinese family, local food and vegetable market, community center, lotus market (New Bar Street) and tea ceremony.
16:00 At the end of the tour, You will be chauffeured back to Your hotel.
Summer Palace + Bird Nest (National Stadium)
08:00, you will go to the retreat of emperors for 800 years, the Summer Palace. In this park, you will explore the grounds, the temples and the world's longest art gallery, all the while enjoying the informative and lively story-telling of our experienced guide. In this imperial garden, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Kunming Lake on the Dragon Boat.
Then you will be walking inside the Bird Nest (National Stadium). National Stadium is the main stadium of the 29th Olympiad in 2008. Occupying an area of 21 hectares, it has a floor space of 258,000 square meters. Its seating capacity amounts to 91,000, including 11,000 temporary seats. The venue hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. After the Olympics, the stadium becomes a large-scale sports and entertainment facility for the residents of Beijing - an architectural landmark and Olympic legacy.
12:00 At the end of the tour, You will be chauffeured back to Your hotel.
Temple of Heaven + 798 Art District
14:00, After being met at your hotel by our guide and chauffeur, you will begin your half-day tour. The first stop is the Temple of Heaven, China's largest temple and altar complex, an extraordinary example of religious architecture dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Here you will have the chance to "interact" with many of its architectural wonders in person (try the Resounding Wall with Your guide).
Then, you will be walking in The 798 Art District. 798 has become the biggest arts area in China and earned great international acclaim in the space of just two years. The 798 District impresses visitors by the odd but harmonious combination of historical and artistic factors... the formation of new, modern lifestyles in old spaces. Here art is alive and real, with artists at 798 living and working in spaces in tune with the past and the present.
18:00 At the end of the tour, you will be chauffeured back to your hotel.
Ming Tombs + Great Wall at Badaling Section
08:00-08:30 bus pick up clients from one hotel first, then the other. After being met at Your hotel by our guide and chauffeur, You will begin Your one day tour of Beijing's world wonders. This excursion trip combines two of our most popular destinations north of Beijing into one unforgettable package. The first stop is Ming Tombs, burial grounds to 13 of the 16 Ming Emperors. You'll explore the largest of the burial sites, the Changling Tomb, which is divided into three impressive courtyards. During the day, before lunch, You will have the option of shopping at the Cloisonné Factory to learn about this handicraft.
After lunch, you will be chauffeured to the Great Wall at Badaling Section, the very symbol of the ingenuity of ancient Chinese engineering. The Badaling section is a prime example of this colossal structure, where You will have the opportunity to climb up either the North or South Face of the Wall. Our guide will be by your side the whole time enlivening Your touring experience with his/her little-known facts and spicy anecdotes about these historic sites. The tour ends with our guide and chauffeur accompanying back to Your hotel.
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