Beijing Layover Tour with Hutong, Temple of Heaven and Airport Transfer

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Take a Beijing layover tour to pack in the city’s top sights in a convenient way. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour which visits some of the city’s many well-known attractions. Visit Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China; stroll around Houhai Lake, Hutong, Wangfujing Street and taste local snacks. Visit a China’s ancient sacrificial building – Temple of Heaven.
1.Lunch and snacks are included, with vegetarian options available
2.Your guide can answer all your questions about the city on this small group tour
3.Explore Wanfujing, Houhai, and other buzzing, locals-frequented areas
4.Round-trip airport or hotel transport by private vehicle is included on this layover tour.

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Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Starts: Beijing, China
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Take a Beijing layover tour to pack in the city’s top sights in a convenient way. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour which visits some of the city’s many well-known attractions. Visit Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China; stroll around Houhai Lake, Hutong, Wangfujing Street and taste local snacks. Visit a China’s ancient sacrificial building – Temple of Heaven.
1.Lunch and snacks are included, with vegetarian options available
2.Your guide can answer all your questions about the city on this small group tour
3.Explore Wanfujing, Houhai, and other buzzing, locals-frequented areas
4.Round-trip airport or hotel transport by private vehicle is included on this layover tour.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Prince Kung’s (Gong) Mansion, No.14 Liuyin Street, inside Prince Kung’s Mansion, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

Your tour guide will meet you at exit of the airport with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 08:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to the Prince Gong’s Mansion and start the highlight day tour.
Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China, including the mansion and the park.
The main layout of Prince Gong’s Mansion includes three parts: middle buildings, east and west buildings. All those three parts are built along the central axis and composed of traditional courtyards. Those mansions are built widely with the highest level of construction regulations at that time. Besides, there are three courtyards in each of three main buildings and each of them is a popular tourism spot.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yinding Bridge, Shicha Lake, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

Silver Ingot Bridge lies on a narrow channel joining Qianhai Lake and Houhai Lake. The bridge is 200 meters from Yandaixiejie Hutong and it is at the center of the Shichahai area, surrounded by hundreds of Hutongs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

Houhai, which literally means “Back Sea”, is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. Together with Qianhai (Front Sea) and Xihai (West Sea), it comprises Shichahai. It was exclusively for royal family in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and the surrounding area has been a prosperous commercial area since then. There were many wine shops, workshops, and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all. People can go boating on the lake in summer; while in winter it is possible to ski on the frozen lake. The area is dotted with bars, cafes, tea houses and restaurants, and is quite popular among foreign visitors and local young people. In addition, the neighboring Hutongs and courtyards of former court officials and celebrities are worth a visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

The solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square is the largest central city square in the world, which serves not only the city’s symbol but also the whole of China. This immense courtyard is surrounded by a variety of significant edifices such as the Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, Monument to the People’s Heroes and National Museum. It is the must place to visit in Beijing City.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

It Is the Largest Existing Architecture Group For Heaven Worship in the World. Originally, the Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty held the Heaven Worship Ceremony.
Residents living near the this place enjoy many activities here, such as running, cycling, singing, dancing, playing chess, flying kites, etc. You can become involved personally in these activities and experience the leisure pursuits of local people.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Wangfujing is one of the most famous shopping streets, not only in Beijing but in all of China. It is the most well-known and prosperous shopping street with modern and fashion trends.
Wangfujing Shopping Street houses a wide variety of shops and boutiques, some of which are of world-famous brands as well as restaurants serving everything from McDonald’s cuisine to Peking Duck. Apart from that, there are also many time honored stores with traditional commodities standing in the street for hundreds of years. Nowadays Beijing Wangfujing Street is a modern commercial street which can be paralleled with Champs Elysees in Paris.
Another Wangfujing landmark: the Foreign Languages Bookstore.
The store sells books, art supplies, videos and CDs on several floors, but the street level is the place to buy coffee table books about China in a variety of languages as well as cookbooks and books to help you learn the Chinese language.

Duration: 1 hour



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