Beijing is the capital of China and one of the world’s most important cities. The global power city is Chinas centre for politics, culture and education and not to be ignored as a business hub, with the largest number of Fortune Global 500 companies in the world based in Beijing and the busiest city subway network in the world.
Despite this, Beijing has been inhabited since 1045 BC, making it equally as fascinatingly historic and traditional. Students will be able to tick a major destination of their bucket list, as they visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China, dating back over 2,000 years. In the same trip students will also visit intriguing architectural phenomenon, the Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium. This beautiful juxtaposition of old and new makes the city an essential part of the exploration of China.
This three day itinerary can be combined with trips to any of our other Chinese destinations; Shanghai, Hong Kong, Xi’an,Yangtze and Chengdu, to form trips from 7-11+ days.
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- Tiananmen Square
Day 1 – Summer Palace
- On arrival meet your local guide and visit the Summer Palace.
- Enjoy a welcome dinner in a local Hotpot restaurant.
Day 2 – City Planning Exhibition Hall – Tiananmen Square – Forbidden City – Wangfujing Street
- Discover some of the most fascinating cultural highlights in Beijing accompanied by your guide including the historically significant Tiananmen Square and the ancient Forbidden City.
- In the evening visit Wangfujing Street, one of Beijing’s most colourful shopping areas or visit a Kung Fu Show.
Day 3 – Sacred Road – Ming Tomb – Great Wall – Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium
- View the Olympic Bird’s Nest Stadium which was used in the 2008 games and is set to be used again for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
- Explore the famous Sacred Road, which leads to many historic Ming tombs which have been designated on UNESCO Heritage Site.
- Visit one of the world’s most famous structures and another UNESCO site – the Great Wall of China. At over 2,000 years old the Great Wall is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
There is more to explore in China, try combining a trip to Beijing with another of our Chinese destinations: