1: Private tour to the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, the Summer Palace
Beijing is distinguished from other cities by its imperial culture. This tour has a classic route for it. It involves two famous world cultural heritages ----- the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, the places where ancient Chinese emperors worked and lived. The splendid collections inside are also sparkles on the tour. As the symbol of new China, the Tian’anmen Gate is a holy place. So in the morning, go there to see the Tian’anmen Square and take a souvenir photo with the gate. To make the tour more relaxing, an easy activity is arranged ------ tea art ceremony. Leave a chance to the tea hostess to perform for your trip. At the end, you can entertain your eyes, ears and legs in a theater to watch a traditional art performance, Shaolin Kongfu or acrobatics.
The Tian'anmen Square is the politic center of China, and have a souvenir photo with the symbol of the new China ----- Tian’anmen Gate. You will learn about the brief introduction of Beijig, the function, history, significance of the buildings around Tiananmen Square, the political system of China, flag raising and lowering ceremony, security around Tian'anmen Square, etc.
The Forbidden City is the largest and best-preserved imperial palace and the largest museum of China. Once 24 emperors lived and worked there. On the tour you will learn about the function, layout, history, ornaments, decorations, significance of the buildings in the Forbidden City, court ornamental art, symbolism, folk belief, court etiquette, Fengshui theory (environmental sychology), Five-elements theory, etc.
The Summer Palace is one of the royal gardens in Qing dynasty. There we will have a walk along the lake shore, long corridore and take a dragon boat across the Kunming Lake. On the isle, take a picture with your families under the old willow tree by the lake. The blue sky, white cloud, hills in the distance, clear ripples, bridge, breeze and laughter will be immortal memory in your life.There you will learn about the history, function, layout, significance of the buildings in the Summer Palace, the Chinese classical gardening art, Chinese classical literature, folk belief, imperial kitchen, imperial theater, Beijing opera art, etc.
8:00 pick up at your hotel.
8:20 ----- 12:20 visit the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in the morning. (3.5hours)
12:40 ---- 13:40 lunch break.
14:00 ----- 15:30 Visit the Summer Palace.
19:30 ----- 20:40 watch the famous Kungfu show, Legend of Kongfu in the Red Theatre.
The show blends traditional and modern performing art. It will feast your eyes. You will have an understanding of Shaolin Kongfu, traditional Chinese weapons classification, Qigong, Zen Buddhism, basic Buddhist belief and etiquette.
21:00 get back to hotel.
Walking distance: 6km (3.6miles)
Duration: 13 hours
Quote for 1--- 6 persons
1 person : 266USD/pax
2 persons: 161USD/pax
3 persons: 127USD/pax
4 person: 127USD/pax
5 persons: 112USD/pax
6 persons: 105USD/pax
Price includes guide service, entrance tickets, lunch and show ticket, private car or special car service.