Imperial Beijing Day Tour

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1 Day
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Beijing
Beijing

Immerse yourself in Beijing’s imperial past; where emperors ruled, concubines fluttered their fans, and eunuchs schemed for over half a millennium.

 
About this Journey

From practicing taiji in the shade of one of China’s most iconic temples to leaving the crowds behind and enjoying privileged access to the Forbidden City’s Chonghua Palace, this private day tour of Beijing will take you on a journey through China’s imperial past in signature WildChina luxury.

What we love
  • Practicing taiji with a master in the Temple of Heaven
  • Enjoying privileged access to the Forbidden City's Chonghua palace
  • Savoring an imperial lunch at one of the city's oldest Peking Duck restaurants
Where you're going
Beijing map
Itinerary

Day 1

Rise with the sun and take a private taiji lesson in the Temple of Heaven • Stare up at the iconic portrait of Mao Zedong looming over the Tiananmen gates • Enter the Forbidden City and experience a life preserved in chambers; where emperors ruled, empresses and concubines strolled in the gardens, and palace staff dusted for centuries behind the towering red walls • Enjoy privileged access to the Shufang Chamber, the private study of the mighty Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) • Savor a lunch fit for an emperor at one of the city’s oldest Peking Duck restaurants

Details

Recommended seasons

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

What’s Included

  • All overland transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments
  • All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
  • All meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water
  • All services of WildChina English-speaking guide(s)
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy and including breakfast, service charge, and government tax
  • Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip

What’s Excluded

  • International and domestic flights and relevant taxes
  • Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
  • Travel, health and trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals, apart from those included in the itinerary, and alcohol
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
  • Discretionary gratuities for guides and drivers

Hotels

 

We would be delighted to recommend our favorite hotels for this journey. Please just fill up the form on the right of this page or email us via info@wildchina.com. One of our experienced travel designers will get back to you within 24 hours.

 
Why WildChina

We’re on the ground with you

Our team of advisors will design every detail of the trip with you through close consultation, then orchestrate your entire journey while on the ground. We’re in the same time zone as you, so we can fulfill requests and handle issues without a hitch. With over 40 staff in Beijing and an expansive network of operational partners across the country, we have the manpower to ensure your journey is safe, reliable and comfortable from beginning to end.

Your trip, your way

Flexibility is our highest-ranking compliment. We pull off journeys for pioneers with a 6-hour layover to Hollywood’s elite, and everywhere in between. Our team regularly pulls off unprecedented logistical feats; nearly any time frame or budget is within our realm. No matter how you wish to experience China, we are here to bring that dream to life.

We embody passion

WildChina guides are carefully handpicked for their knowledge and charisma, then meticulously trained to maintain our exceptional service standards. They are expert storytellers and passionate natives of the regions where they guide, having the perfect combination of local insights and service know-how to bring you seamless once-in-a- lifetime moments all across China.

The little things, the big picture

Supporting inspired local economies allows you to experience the soul of the destination, while also protecting and cultivating China’s artisanal culture. From watching artisans hand make shoes in Yunnan, to picking organic vegetables for dinner on a local farm in Fujian, our tours are designed to showcase and protect China’s heritage, both natural and human.