Family Tour in Beijing

Family Tour in Beijing

CETFM-02: 5-day unique itinerary for family to explore Beijing

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.

Trip Highlights

  • Kid-friendly activities
  • Interesting way to explore the Forbidden City
  • Experience Chinese traditional culture
  • Chinese traditional art and modern art learning
Suitable For: Family, Adoptive Family

Full itinerary for Family Tour in Beijing

Day 1
Beijing Arrival

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.

Day 2
Beijing: History Learning and Local Interaction (breakfast & lunch)

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 forbidden city

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.

facial makeup

Operatic Face Painting

facial makeup

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.

Nanluogu Lane

Nanluogu Lane

Day 3
Beijing: The World Heritage Sites Visit (breakfast, lunch & 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 temple of heaven

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.

the great wall

Back downtown from the Great Wall, we will arrange a Peking Duck dinner for you in a local restaurant.

beijing duck
Day 4
Beijing: Chinese Science and Modern Art Learning (breakfast & lunch)

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.


Dinosaur Skeletons


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.

798 art zone

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.

kungfu show
Day 5
Depart Beijing (breakfast)

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.

Featured Hotel

  Comfortable Deluxe
Beijing Penta Hotel Beijing Regent Beijing

What’s Included

  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Centrally located hotel
  • Admission and fee of all attractions and activities as listed
  • Local experienced English-speaking guides, drivers and fine condition vehicle
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