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4 Days Layover Tour from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port

Enjoyable Beijing Tianjin Holiday

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Having a cruise to catch at Tianjin Cruise Port? You usually need to get to Beijing first, then transfer to the cruise port in Tianjin because Beijing provides more frequent and flexible international flights, and it takes only about 30mins to take a bullet train from Beijing to Tianjin. This tour help you make fully use of every minute of your layover or vacation in Beijing and Tianjin, with many interesting places to visit each day. You will be accompanied by a English-speaking guide throughout the tour from Beijing International Airport to Tianjin Cruise Port.

Highlights of this tour

  • Greeted by our local tour guide and driver at Beijing International Airport, then transferred to check in your hotel;
  • 1 full day in Beijing city to visit the MUST-SEE attractions, such as Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Hutong…
  • Classic one-day trip to hike Mutianyu Great Wall which is less-crowded but very beautiful;
  • Take a high speed bullet train to Tianjin, and get picked up by local tour guide after arrival;
  • 1 leisure day tour in Tianjin city, before cruise port drop off, to see the interesting Porcelain House, Five Great Avenues, etc.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Beijing International Airport - Beijing - Great Wall - Beijing - Tianjin Cruise Port
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-BTJT-04B
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Ni Hao, welcome to Beijing, the iconic city as well as the capital of China!

You will be met by your local tour guide at the arrival hall of Beijing Capital Airport, or railway station, then be escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Arrival Ideas: At present, there are many international and domestic flights to Beijing. Besides, you can take a high speed train to this capital city from Shanghai (5-6 hrs), Xian (5.5 hrs), Guangzhou (8-9.5 hrs), etc.

Beijing Flight Arrival
Day 2 Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall - Beijing ( B,L )

After breakfast, drive to the imperial site - Temple of Heaven. It was originally used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for harvest, now becomes a bustling place for locals to take part in traditional activities, such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water calligraphy, etc.

Leave the city, and drive about 70km (about 1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu, a well-preserved segment of Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty, lives up to all of your nice expectation. You’ll take a cable car to ascend the Great Wall, then hike the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu. It's a wonderful experience to climb up its rising towers to enjoy scenic views and take brag-worthy photos of the wall wriggling along mountain ridges. After the exciting time, descend Mutianyu Great Wall by cable car. (Note: If energy permits, you can hike up or down which takes about 40 minutes to climb steps. Please tell your likes to your travel consultant.)

Next, drive back to Beijing City, and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Park to see the magnificent Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

Lastly, be escorted back to your hotel.

Recommended optional activities: Enjoy an exciting and safe toboggan ride (about 2~3mins) down Mutianyu Great Wall.

The majestic Temple of Heaven in BeijingMutianyu Great Wall
Day 3 Beijing City Tour ( B, L )

After breakfast, start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City, a huge palace complex of more than 9,000 rooms where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties used to live in. Pass through various doorways to admire the magnificent and well preserved buildings decorated with yellow glazed tile roof, white marble base and splendid colorful paintings. After Forbidden City exploration, take a short visit to Jingshan Park where you can get a nice shot of one watchtower of Forbidden City and take a panoramic view of Forbidden City.

Then, get back to central city to hop on a rickshaw to experience Beijing Hutongs - small alleys made of neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to feel the old Beijing life style, meet various antique shops and small boutiques, feel the historical changes of Beijing, also pay a visit to a local family's home in the traditional Hutongs.

In the afternoon, drive about 40 minutes to the outskirts of Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors. Feast your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colored paintings in Long Corridor.

Recommended optional activities: 1) watch a delightful Kung Fu show to trace the history of Chinese Kung Fu between 19:15~20:15; 2) enjoy a breathtaking acrobatic show between 19:15~20:15.

Forbidden City in BeijingBeijing Tiananmen Square SummerBeijing Hutong Rickshaw
Day 4 Beijing - Tianjin Departure ( B, L )

After breakfast, you will be picked and transferred to catch an early high speed train back to Tianjin. Once arriving at Tianjin, be greeted by local tour guide and driver, and start today's Tianjin city exploration.

You’ll first take a visit to the most eye-catching building in Tianjin - the Porcelain House (China House) which is the most eye-catching building in Tianjin. It is a private museum decorated with about 400 million pieces of ancient Chinese ceramic chips and over 13,000 ancient Chinese porcelain vases, plates and bowls. Inside the house, you can see many art works of paitings made by porcelain pieces and decorated on the walls and ceilings. Later, move on to the Five Great Avenues (Wudadao Area), including Chengdu Dao, Munan Dao, Machang Dao, Dali Dao and Chongqing Dao. Taking a carriage or walking along the streets, you can see over 2,000 beautiful examples of Italian, German, French, Spanish and British architecture with different style mixed in with old Chinese villas that showcase the modern history of China.

The lunch will be a fantastic Dim Sum lunch at Riverside 66. After lunch, go to enjoy a leisue stroll on the Tianjin Ancient Culture Street, where you can enjoy the special architectural styles, take folk crafts, and taste the delicious local snacks. Don’t miss Yangliuqing painting gallery and painted clay sculpture of Clay Figure Zhang and Tianhou Palace in the middle of the Ancient Culture Street. Move on to last attraction of today - Tianjin Eye which is a 120-meter tall giant ferris wheel built over the Haihe River. Not being as famous as the London Eye, but it is the only ferris wheel in the world built on a bridge, providing an interesting 30-minute ride in an air-conditioned car encircling the wheel.

Lastly, you will be escorted to return to your cruise ship at around 5pm. Our service ends.

Tianjin EyeHilarious Tianjin Ancient Culture Street Porcelain House (China House) was decorated by chinawares entirely

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Xian, as the capital of 13 ancient China dynasties, is filled with amazing historic and cultural wonders. 

With only 2 days, you can travel the best highlights of ancient capital Xian at an enjoyable pace. The Day 1 is a full day visit to the famous Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Local Snack Street - Muslim Quarter. In the Day 2, you have a half day for visiting to the symbol of Xian - Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and having an educational learning in Shanxi History Museum. The rest time is free for departure.

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Shanghai, regarded as the Oriental Paris, is the best place to see East-meet-West Culture, find hidden tradition within modernity.

Generally speaking, you can spend Day 1 exploring the popular landmarks of Shanghai, such as the Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road,  the Bund, and Shanghai World Financial Center Tower. The Day 2 is for you to explore deep into the city of Shanghai (such as Old French Concession, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center or Jade Buddha Temple) and departure.

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