Discover the unique beauty of Beijing with one of our specially picked sight-seeing tours. From the city’s most splendid historical sites to its amazing Great Wall, we have all the excursions you need to discover Beijing’s awe-inspiring beauty and endless charms.
Join this 2-day worry-free Shore Excursion to Beijing and marvel at the beauty of sites such as The Tian’anmen square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and of course the Great Wall of China. This tour package combines history, culture, and breathtaking architecture. As you travel, ask your guide any questions you may have.
Note: Your accommodation in Beijing is not inclusive. Please kindly make your own arrangement in advance.
Upon your arrival at Tianjin International Cruise Port, your English speaking guide and driver pick you up with a private vehicle and transfer you to Beijing. During the 2.5-hour ride, your guide will share with you you the unique characteristics of the city and local culture.
When you are in Beijing, visit the world famous Temple of Heaven (Tian tan).
Temple of heaven (1.5 hours)
The Temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilizations.Construction of the Temple of Heaven was begun in the year 1406 during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle. It took 14 years to complete.It is the largest extant sacrificial temple in China. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was the site of imperial sacrifices to Heaven. It was here that the emperor conducted the elaborate and most exalted sacrifices addressed to “the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.”The siting, planning, and architectural design of the Temple of Heaven as well as the sacrificial ceremony and associated music were based on ancient tenets relating numbers and spatial organisation to beliefs about heaven and its relationship to people on earth, mediated by the emperor as the ‘Son of Heaven’. Other dynasties built altars for the worship of heaven but the Temple of Heaven in Beijing is a masterpiece of ancient Chinese culture and is the most representative work of numerous sacrificial buildings in China.
In the afternoon you will visit the Tian’anmen square and Forbidden City, after the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel in beijing City (booked by yourself )
Tian’anmen square (30 minutes)
At the heart of modern Beijing is the huge empty space almost a kilometer long and half a kilometer wide known as Tiananmen Square, after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) on its north side leading into the Forbidden City.The square is able to accommodate half a million people at one time,it is the largest city central square in the world.
On and around the Square have the National Museum of China;Mao Zedong Memorial Hall; Great Hall of the People;Monument to the People’s Heroes.Also the Tian’anmen gate which have Mao’s painting on.
The Forbidden City (2 hours)
The Forbidden City was built between 1406 and 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. It had been the imperial home of 24 emperors of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. From their throne in the Forbidden City, they governed the country by holding court sessions with their ministers, issuing imperial edicts and initiating military expeditions.
After the republican revolution in 1911, the youngest and last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, then still a child, abdicated the next year. But he, his family and their entire entourage were allowed to stay in the palaces. They were finally expelled by republican troops in 1924. It has been the Palace Museum to the public since 1950. The Forbidden City is one of the largest and best-preserved palace complexes in the world. There are over a million rare and valuable objects in the Museum.
Your guide and driver pick you up at 7:30am from your Beijing hotel lobby. Today you will the Great Wall of China – Mutianyu Section, by included round-trip cable car ride. You can decide how long and how far you would like to hike here.
The Summer Palace (1.5 hours)
The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
Great Wall at Mutianyu Section (2-3 hours)
In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world’s largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550-557). In the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644), under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the presently seen Mutianyu Great Wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi and the Mutianyu Pass was erected in 1404. It served as the northern protective screen, protecting the capital for generations.the Mutianyu Great Wall is also famous for the breath-takingly beautiful scenery. Woods cover over ninety-six percent of the total scenic area. The wall presents different aspects of beauty in the four seasons.
Lunch in the local restaurant (40 minutes)
Your shore excursion then concludes back at Tianjin International port in time for your cruise departure.The journey back will take approximately 3.5 hours.
Your tour guide and driver will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Tianjin International Cruise Port.
Three lunches included +One Peking Duck dinner