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Beijing Urban & Outskirts Great Wall - 7 Days - Comfort

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This trip combines the best of urban Beijing, the non-touristy part of the Great Wall and local life in the outskirts. You will explore Beijing's old, charming areas and new bustling neighbourhoods – by bicycle, subway and by foot. Stop whenever you want, taste Beijing snacks from roadside food stalls, explore local markets and see the real Beijing! On the last two days, you will explore Beijing's outskirts and calm countryside. Hike the best part of the Great Wall – far away from the crowds and with endless views over the mountains. Overnight in a local farmer's homestay, take part in the daily life, and enjoy a bicycling tour along the quiet village paths through villages and orchards. This truly is the best Beijing has to offer. In the urban area and the outskirts. Far away from the crowds.

Included: Meals: 6 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner + tasting of local snacks
Accommodation: 5 nights in Beijing according to your choice (see “Type of Accommodation” and rates)
Entrance fees: Kung Fu show Ticket
Transport: Arrival transfer on Day 1; bike rentals, public bus ticket and subway ticket; transport to and from the Great Wall/local village according to your choice of Budget or Comfort (see “Type of Transportation” and rates)
Private car/van transfer on Day 7 from outskirts to Beijing
English speaking tour guide: Included for the day tours in Beijing as specified in itinerary (1-hour orientation walking tour around your hotel if you arrive before 2pm; 1-day guided bicycling city tour; 1-day Modern Art and Tech tour and 1-day Market Tour) and for the 2-Day Beijing Outskirts tour
Not included: · Tips to guide
· Meals during the city tours
· Entrance tickets for all other tours than the Kung Fu Show
· Personal expenses
· Travel Insurance (compulsory)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above

· The ultimate combination of urban city explorations and outskirts adventures in the greater Beijing area
· See Beijing as the locals do – by foot, bike and local transport to experience the traditional, the urban cool and the upcoming areas far away from the tourist busses
· Hike the untouched and original parts of the Great Wall and go behind the scene with a farmer’s homestay
· Make the most of you time – in only one week you will get the perfect introduction to China, local life and culture

  • Day 1: Arrival Beijing

    Greeted at the airport/train station by driver and transferred to the centrally located hotel, Beijing Jade International Youth hostel for budget level and Soluxe Courtyard Hotel for tourist level. Join the 1- hour orientation walk hosted by our English speaking staff to get familiar with the surroundings of your hotel and get some basic travel tips about China if your arrival before 2pm.

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Full day biking tour through the narrow back streets of the old part of Beijing, to explore the real local things beaten the crowds, pass by Lama Temple, highest academy of Imperial Learning, Nan Luoguxiang Hutong, "Ghost Street"– a 24-hour food street, Houhai Lake areas, Jingshan Park – the hilltop is a great place to have a bird's View of Imperial Palace, Tiananmen Square, "the Egg" - National Theater and the Exhibition hall of urban planning and construction, Qianmen Street- the oldest and most famous business street. You can stop in for a visit at any spots you are interested ( the entrance fee on your own); ride back to your hotel by evening. (B)

  • Day 3: Beijing

    Full-day Modern Art & Tech tour: In the morning, head for the Northwestern part of Beijing by subway. This part of the city is known as China's Silicon Valley with many of the notable universities and the most important and largest high-tech companies, as well as lots of large electronic products markets. On the way, will stop at Beijing Zoo to witness the lovely Giant Panda Bears, a campus tour of Peking University and visit the Hailong Electronic Product Market. In the afternoon a photo stop at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Parks and get a close look at the Bird's Nest & Water Cube (exterior views), a masterpiece of modern architecture. Then go to the "798" Art Zone, which is a thriving artistic community rebuilt from abandoned military factory complex of unique architectural style, often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SOHO. Get back to hotel by evening by bus / taxi. (B)

  • Day 4: Beijing

    Full-day Market tour: Picked up by guide in the morning, go to nearby Beihai Park on foot to witness and participate the locals' morning exercise, including Taiji, dancing, peking opera singing etc. afterwards visit Yashow Market, a large market at same character with the famous Silk Market but the price is much more reasonable, enjoy some bargaining fun over there. The next door is the famous Sanlitun Village Complex, where is the most trendy and fashionable place in Beijing with several dozens of boutique shops, good restaurants & bars; then go to Panjiayuan Market by subway– the largest open-air curio market in Asia. And also pay a visit to the Panjiayuan Glass Mall nearby, the largest glass market in China. Evening explore the Wangfujing Pedestrian Shopping Street – the most famous shopping street and lively night food market nearby. Return to hotel for relax. (B)

  • Day 5: Beijing

    Full day is on your own exploration; enjoy a Kong Fu show in a local theatre at 19:15pm (show ticket will be provided in advance, but round transfer to theatre will be on your own arrangement). (B)

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Aktiviteter

· Hike on the wild and secret section of the Great Wall
· Bike through back streets in the old part of Beijing
· Visit real local villages, Home stay in a villager’s farm house
· Explore the most traditional and modern parts of the city, “Do in Beijing as Chinese Do “
· Go off the beaten track by foot
· Bike, subway and other public means of transportation
· Taste real local snacks at the roadside stalls
· Stop at any places and spots you are interested

*Booking this package will get you a free Kung Fu show ticket*

Børnepolitik

Children age: No children price, same as adult This tour is not recommended for: Children below 6 years, due to the outskirts hiking and the size of the bikes

Overnatning

Budget Class: Beijing Jade Hostel and a local family guesthouse with private bathroom
Comfort Class: Beijing Soluxe Courtyard Hotel and a local family guesthouse with private bathroom

Transport

Budget Class: Private car/van transfer on Day 1 from Airport/Train station to hotel; Local public means of transportation: Public bus, subway, bicycle and by foot; Local public A/C bus transportation from Beijing to the Great Wall and return to Beijing with private transportation

Comfort Class: Private car/van transfer on Day 1 from Airport/Train station to hotel; Local public means of transportation: Public bus, subway, bicycle and by foot; Private transportation to and from the Great Wall/local village

Sæson

Beijing has four seasons and we generally recommend spring, summer and autumn as the best times to visit. Heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (July - August).

Winter is normally cold with temperature around or below 0 degrees. We do not recommend this trip in this period.

This tour does not operate: 15 November – 28 February every year.
Recommended alternative: Beijing Urban Adventure 4 Days, Great Wall 1 Days

Ekstra information

Beijing, Great Wall, Bei Gou Village, Tiananmen Square, National Theatre, Lama Temple, Ghost Street, Nan Luoguxiang Hutong, Houhai Lake, Jingshan Park, Qianmen Street, Beijing Zoo, Peking University, 2008 Beijing Olympics Park, 798 Art Zone, Beihai Park, Yashow Market, Silk Market, Sanlitun Village Complex, Panjiayuan Market, Wangfujing Pedestrian Shopping Street

· Sunscreen · Comfortable walking shoes during the city tour · Warm sweater/jacket for night time · Mosquito repellent · Good walking boots · Personal things such as: toothbrush, towel during the outskirts tour

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