Travelling is another way to learn more about the world, especially when you are travelling with children. This tour is specially designed for families to visit the ancient capital of China, Beijing. The itinerary includes the most well-known historical sites, museum, local cuisine, and Chinese culture learning. With the guidance of the local English guide, you and your family will be able to enjoy the visit in Beijing at a leisurely pace.
Upon arrival in Beijing (PEK or PKX), your English-speaking guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall of the airport or exit of the railway station in Beijing. Then transfer to downtown Beijing and check-in at your hotel. Take the rest of the day at your leisure.
After breakfast, your guide will show you around Tiananmen Square as the first stop today. As the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square covers an area of 440,000 square meters. Most of the important national celebrations will be held at this square.
Then we will specially organize a Treasure Hunt activity for your family in the Forbidden City. Your guide will give you some clues, and you need to find all the correct places or items in the palace according to the clues. It is more interesting for the kids to learn the history and stories about the Forbidden City compared with the regular tour of this imperial palace.
Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant nearby.
The Hall of Imperial Models in the Palace
After lunch, it is time for some local interaction. Your guide will take you to the Hutong Area (old alleys in Beijing) and you will visit a local family. You will see the locals' life, houses, and what the quadrangle courtyard looks like.
Then there is an opportunity to apply facial makeup for the Peking Opera. You will learn some basic skills of Peking Opera facial makeup on a mask under the guidance of your teacher. Then you can take it back home as a souvenir.
Operatic Face Painting
Operatic Facial Makeup Completed
Take the rest of the day at your leisure.
Recommended optional activities at night:
You may go shopping at Qianmen Pedestrian Street or Nanluogu Lane. There are plenty of stores for souvenirs and snacks, and restaurants for dinner.
This morning, we are going to visit the Temple of Heaven, which was a royal temple where the emperors worshiped Heaven in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912 CE). Nowadays, there are always lots of residents doing exercise and dancing in the morning. You can learn the history, see the locals’ life and you will learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Have lunch in a local restaurant.
The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
As this is the most well-known historical site in China, we would never forget to arrange a visit to the Great Wall for you. You will arrive at the Great Wall of Mutianyu Section after lunch. You will be amazed when you are standing on the wall. Taking a cable car up to the wall and going down the wall by the toboggan makes it an extra exciting experience for the kids.
Back downtown from the Great Wall, we will arrange a Peking Duck dinner for you in a local restaurant.
This morning, meet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby and drive to China Science and Technology Museum. This museum is the only comprehensive museum of science and technology at the national level in China. There are so many interesting exhibition contents designed to invite visitors’ participation and interaction. You will be able to learn more about Chinese science, inventions and history from here.
Zhangheng's Houfeng Seismograph Restoration Model
We will go for a visit to the 798 Art Zone in the afternoon. In 2003, Beijing 798 Art Zone was rated as one of the 22 most culturally iconic art centers in the world by "Time". This place attracted a large number of artists due to its modern artistic features. There are lots of galleries, art centers, artists' studios, design companies and fashion shops.
You may spend your free time tonight or join the optional tour of the Kungfu show.
Recommended optional activities at night:
‘The Legend of Kungfu’ premiered in 2004. In contrast to the traditional Kungfu show, it demonstrates Kungfu through dramatic stories. The group also tours abroad and has a good reputation.
After breakfast, our guide and driver will send you to Beijing Airport (PEK or PKX) or the railway station according to your schedule. You will depart Beijing and go to the next destination.
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