4 Days Beijing Family Tour with Kids Fun

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Want a quality but enjoyable time with your children? This 4 days Beijing family tour is well-arranged to fulfill your needs. You will have a sightseeing trip involving interesting kid-friendly activities. Apart from offering entertainment, this tour helps them learn, grow and gain a better understanding of China. You will marvel at China's historical wonders, like Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall, etc. as well as Beijing's present-day wondrous landscapes as well as rare animals like giant pandas. Besides, it's available to explore the authentic Beijing life by visiting traditional Beijing Hutongs.

Highlights of this tour

  • Be picked up by private car and English-speaking guide upon your arrival and enjoy a worry-free transfer to hotel and different attractions;
  • Visit imperial sites (Forbidden City, Summer Palace & Temple of Haven) to explore China's rich culture and long history;
  • Enjoy an exciting toboggan experience to descend Mutianyu Great Wall after savor the man-made wonder and surrounding natural scenery;
  • Watch a wonderful Chinese Kungfu show which is performed by both kids and adults actors;
  • Spend half an hour painting facial makeup for Peking opera with your kids and learn about Chinese opera masks.

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
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-BFT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

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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 (B,L)

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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.

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. Then enjoy a boating experience on Kunming Lake which covers 75% of the entire size of Summer Palace. On the boat, you can view the fascinating landscape of the garden with slow pace.

Today’s journey will end with a delightful Kung Fu show at Red Theatre which is one of the kids’ favorite activities in Beijing. From this show, you can trace the history of Chinese Kung Fu and admire the actors’ skilled performance.

Forbidden City with FamilySummer Palace Boating
Day 3 Beijing – Great Wall (B,L,D)

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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, 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 lift 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 sightseeing, descend Mutianyu Great Wall with an exciting and safe toboggan ride.

Next, drive back to Beijing City, and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Park to view the magnificent Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside. After that, fly a kite in Olympic Village with your kid.

As for dinner, we prepare the flavorful dish of Peking Roast Duck which was established in 1864 during the Qing Dynasty. 

Temple of Heaven FamilyGreat Wall Family Tour 2
Day 4 Beijing Departure (B,L)

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Today, you will visit Beijing Zoo, a must see with kids. It is famous for rare animals endemic to China, including giant pandas, red pandas, South China tiger, white-lipped deer, golden snub-nosed monkey, crested ibis, etc. Getting there in the early morning allows you to see the pandas all out eating and playing. Then, 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, and also pay a visit to a local family's home in the traditional Hutongs. After Hutong local family visit, you will be given a class of painting facial makeup for Beijing Opera at Hutong area. It’s also available to DIY a unique opera mask under the instruction of the local craftsman.

Your Beijing tour is now about to end. Your tour guide will escort you to catch your flight/train to next destination.

Hutong FamilyHutong Facial Makeup Painting

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