This excursion trip is designed for those who travel abroad on an international cruise. The tour route arrangement can be adjusted according to the itinerary of your ship. The convenient and efficient transportation facilities have shortened the travel time from Tianjin to Beijing, either using public transportation or private vehicle. These two days can be filled with the must-see sites of Beijing, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven.
Your private tour guide will pick you up from the port at around 08:00 – 09:00. Please bring your one night’s necessities along. You will get to Mutianyu Great Wall directly after a 3.5 hours’ drive approximately.
The Brick Wall of Mutianyu Great Wall
Have lunch before your visit. To be on the Great Wall is a must do in one's lifetime when you are in Beijing. The cable car takes you up to the proper walk on the wall to avoid some steep steps. How wise the ancient Chinese were with mixing sticky rice and mortar to make the brick walls solid. This is the secret to how the Great Wall still stands. Take the cable car down after touring.
We will drive you to Beijing city and explore Beijing Olympic Park. It occupies a total area of 4.47 square miles in the city center area and contains National Stadium, exhibition area, Olympic Village and other supporting facilities. The Bird's Nest and Water Cube are impressive feats of engineering and design. You can purchase tickets and head inside of these two modern architectural sites if you are interested.
Tiananmen Square is located in the center of Beijing city. It is a very important place for all of China as well as Beijing, and is surrounded by several important buildings.
The Forbidden City is in the north of the square within walking distance, showing the depth and breadth of prior Chinese culture. Your guide will give you some interesting insight into the architecture, details, and interesting historical and factual information. The architecture is stunning as are the vibrant colors. In the Hall of Clocks and Watches you can see various characteristic collections of domestic and overseas timepieces.
One of the Swiss Timepiece in the Hall of Clocks and Watches
Have lunch in a local restaurant. Your final stop in Beijing is the Temple of Heaven. It is virtually like no other, considered to be the masterpiece of ancient architecture in China. Each building plays a definite role in the activities of worshipping heaven and praying for harvest. The main temples are set in a beautiful park, where many locals play cards, and Majong, or Taichi, and dance in the morning time.
At around 16:30, you will depart for Tianjin Dongjiang Bonded Port. Get on board your cruise for your next destination.
Imperial Vault of Heaven Housing the Gods' Tablets to be Used at the Heaven Worship Ceremony
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