This full day coach tour will take you to explore both the old and the new Beijing. You will have a chance to see the lovely giant pandas in Beijing Zoo, visit the perfectly preserved Lama Temple, experience the real Beijing culture of the Hutong and Courtyards as well as take amazing pictures of the Water Cube and Bird's Nest.
See cuddly giant pandas at Beijing Panda House
Experience the maze of Hutongs and narrow alleys
Visit a largest Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple
Take pictures of Water Cube and Bird's Nest
What You Can Expect:
For this tour, your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel at around 06:30 am-08:00 am. Drive to the old Beijing Hutong area. It is formed by lines of courtyards, old Beijing residences. Hutongs are the origin of Beijing culture and could reflect the ancient Beijing life.
Nowadays, most of hutongs are demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. Whereas, some are designated as protected area and some others are packed with various boutique stores offering a lively atmosphere. You will take a rickshaw to visit the well protected hutong area including the Shicha Lake area, the Drum tower, and a local family. Hutongs and courtyards display the authentic Beijing and attract more tourists from home and abroad than the high-rise buildings and large mansions.
Continue to visit the Lama Temple - Yonghe Lamasery. It is considered as the largest and best preserved lamasery in China. This exceptional temple is a glittering attraction, where riveting roofs, fabulous frescoes, magnificent decorative arches, tapestries, eye-popping carpentry, Tibetan prayer wheels, Buddhist statues and a superb pair of Chinese lions mingle with dense clouds of incense. Then check out the lovely giant pandas in Beijing Zoo. The site is comprised of 16 different exhibition areas and halls, but the most popular one is the Panda Hall. Afterwards, head for Olympic Green and you may take pictures of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
During the trip, you will have a chance to visit Chinese Traditional Silk Arts where you can do some shopping and enjoy Chinese traditional silk arts. At last you will be dropped off at the hotel to conclude the trip.
Tour Duration: Approx. 9 hours
Departure Date: Daily
Departure point: Beijing hotels within the North 4th ring road, East & West 3rd ring road, South 2nd ring road
Return point: The original departure point
Departure time: The tour guide will contact you one day in advance or leave a message at your hotel to confirm the pick-up time
What Is Included:
Air-conditioned tour vehicle
English-speaking tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
What Is Excluded:
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Please provide all travelers’ names and hotel information while booking