Luxury Beijing Tours
Beijing is the capital of China. It is an ancient city with more than 3000 years history. Once the ancient capital of 6 dynasties and now a modern metropolis with a large population. Lingering in the Hutong lanes and walking on the Great Wall will call you back to the old times. "不到长城非好汉" - He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man.
"As we wrote in the written report for Amy, we have only very good things to say about our experience in Beijing. Both Amy and Mr. Liu provided us with excellent service. They were friendly, polite and efficient. Amy is very knowledgeable and she provided us with excellent commentary at every place that we visited. We particularly appreciated both her flexibility and her responsiveness to our special requests. For example, Bonnie wanted very much to visit Mao's tomb, so Amy rearranged our schedule so that we could do so and still visit all of the other sights that we wanted to see. Amy and Mr. Liu coordinated everything perfectly..." » Read More
Highlights of Beijing
Trip Length: 3-5 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
Beijing is the cultural and historical center of China. During this highlights of Beijing tour, you will visit many cultural heritage sites and relics like; the majestic Forbidden City, the world famous Great Wall, the Royal Garden Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the local people’s courtyard houses in Hutongs.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Trip Length: 5-7 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
Beijing is the cultural center of China, besides seeing the not to be missed Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace and Hutong, you will learn some Chinese while having a cup of tea at the Laoshe Tea House, play Tai Chi with a Tai Chi master at the Temple of Heaven, and try the famous Roast Duck Dinner at Dadong Restaurant and the imperial meal at Fangshan Restaurant.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Trip Length: 4-5 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
Traveling to Beijing with your family is a great chance to relax and get to know more about Chinese culture and history. Besides the typical highlights, like the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Summer Palace; you will taste the famous Dadong Roast Duck, take a rickshaw to visit the local family in the Hutong area and learn Chinese painting or calligraphy with the locals.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Trip Length: 4-5 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
This 4-day tour will show you around Beijing in a very comfortable way. A deluxe Buick GL-8 Business car will drive you to the different highlights and provide you with a relaxing travel experience. You will visit the majestic Forbidden City, the world famous Great Wall, the royal garden Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the local people’s courtyard houses in the Hutong area.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Trip Length: 5-12 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
A more natural way to experience the Great Wall fully is to measure it with your own feet, step by step. In 6 days you will not only hike along the well-constructed sections but also the less touristy and remote ones. Staying overnight by the foot of the Wall allows you to enjoy the mountain views bathed by mist in the morning and evening.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Introduction to Beijing
Beijing (Peking), the capital city of the People’s Republic of China, is the center of politics, economy, culture, education, science and technology of China. With rich cultural heritage, it is a fast-growing and dynamic metropolis that is one of the four great ancient capitals of China. It is the second largest city in China next only to Shanghai. The 2008 Olympic Games were held in Beijing.
Despite the high-rise buildings, shopping malls and vast international hotels connected by an intricate freeway system crisscrossing the city, Beijing has served as both the political and cultural center for centuries. Among the modern buildings, there are countless palaces, traditional Hutongs and numerous other architectural treasures and exquisite temples. And most importantly, when mentioned Beijing, the Great Wall unconsciously comes to one’s mind, as it is the essence of the wisdom and diligence of the ancient Chinese people.
Classic Attractions in Beijing
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall lies in the Huairou District of Beijing, 73 kilometers from the city center. With an average height of of 535 meters, Mutianyu Great Wall is 2,250 meters long. Originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty and repaired during the Ming Dynasty, the Mutianyu section is one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall. Its construction is the largest in terms of scale and the best quality among all sections of Great Wall. In 1987, it was listed as one of the “16 Most Beautiful Tourists Sites of New Beijing”. In 1992, it was ranked as one of the “World’s Best of Beijing Tour”.
The best season to visit Beijing is autumn. Beijing is a city with four distinctive seasons. Its summer and winter last long while spring and autumn are short. January is the coldest month (with temperatures below 0℃) while the hottest month is July (sometimes the temperature will reach 40℃). In spring (March to May), Beijing displays wonderful spring blossoms; in summer (June to August), the sky is clear and bright, with the best conditions for photography; in autumn (September to October), the delightful weather definitely provides a comfortable stay here; in winter (November to February), the city takes on a silvery look as it is covered with snow, the best time for skiing and other winter activities.
Spring (March to May): Spring days in Beijing are short, accompanied by dramatic temperature changes. The substantial rise and drop in temperature are very likely to occur in a way that you haven’t expected at all. Today you may still wear winter clothes, but tomorrow you may be surprised to find that summer is coming! Though you might encounter dusty weather conditions in spring, your trip here is indeed not much affected. Dry weather conditions and high winds may cause these dusty days. You may feel uncomfortable if it’s your first visit here. Nevertheless, you will still find warm and pleasant days in May, during which you can go out and enjoy the late spring greenery. It’s always a good idea to drink plenty of water. Sunglasses, hats, lipsticks and moisturizers may be useful, and respirators or inhalers for asthmatics.
Intangible Cultural Heritages in Beijing
The Diabolo has become extremely popular throughout the world. Spinning the cups, or discs, is now a major sport, a popular exercise, a wonderful child’s toy and great performance art (from major Chinese acrobatic troupes with stunning diabolo routines to the Cirque du Soleil, for example). It has also been called ‘the Chinese yoyo’, and in its current form the diabolo did evolve from the Chinese yoyo. It consists of two rods joined with string, and the diabolo itself, disc-shaped wheels joined by a wooden spool at the center.
In Beijing, there are not only different kinds of local traditional cuisine such as roast duck, instant-boiled meat and snacks but also cuisines that are nationally renowned. These include old royal dishes, homemade dishes, Muslim dishes, plus exotic gourmet food like French style food, American fast food, Japanese cuisine, Korean cuisine, Southeast Asian dishes and Indian food. All these types of cuisine will be sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Beijing cuisine is a first choice when you come travel in Beijing. The cooking method includes “fry, bake, boil, braise, roast, steam, stew and stir” and it taste crispy, fragrant and delicious. There are many delicious Beijing cuisines like Beijing roast duck, boiled mutton, crispy chicken, Saixianggua (materials are pear, cucumber and pastry), Fenghuangfaguo (materials are fish, chicken, vegetable, seafood and egg) Wulongtuzhu (materials are quail egg, and sea cucumber) and mandarin fish, especially Beijing roast duck and instant-boiled mutton known to all. When you come to Beijing, you must taste them.
Luxury Hotels in Beijing
Fairmont Beijing Hotel 5*
Fairmont Beijing Hotel headed the list of Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Award (2012). It is in the central business district of Yonganli, with easy transport to key places. The hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from Xiushui Street and Beijing International Trade Building, and is adjacent to LG Twin Towers, SK Building and Yintai Center. The 222 hotel rooms are all uniquely-designed, featuring a fusion of traditional and modern elements. The hotel’s restaurants have received numerous awards, serving a variety of mouthwatering cuisines. During your stay here, you can also enjoy the hotel’s fitness center, swimming pool and spa center for relaxation. The comprehensive facilities and meticulous service will definitely help you relax and be reinvigorated.
Beijing Travel Tips
- The Palace Museum will open to visitors for the first time 2015-10-18
- Leaders of Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism met Mayor of Myrtle South Carolina,US. 2015-10-17
- Release of Beijing-Hotan special train for tourists 2015-10-13
- Celebrating Mid-autumn Festival and National Holiday: Badaling Great Wall 2015-09-29
- Beijing: rebuilt Washrooms in scenic areas 2014
- 180,000, a new record of tourists' number in the Imperial Palace 2014
- 60% souvenirs of 2012 London Olympic Games are from China 2014
- Qigong hot sell in France for 15 years 2014
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