Tianjin (Beijing), China
Best of Beijing Overnight Tour - Single
City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 30 Hours
Day 1 (L/D)
Travel by motor coach to the youngest of China's Imperial Cities, and the capital of modern China, Beijing.
First, visit the Temple of Heaven -- an outstanding example of simple but impressive Imperial architecture, set in a beautiful park that is an oasis in the city.
This is followed by lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, tour the Forbidden City -- a vast 'city within a city' and a sprawling complex that includes temples and Imperial houses, including a harem built to house the Emperor's concubines.
Then, you will head to famous and infamous Tian'anmen Square, the largest gathering spot in the world. Families flock here in the late afternoon to fly kites and exercise in the enormous open space.
Check in at your hotel, and this evening there is an added bonus -- you'll be treated to a feast of traditional Peking duck, right here in modern Peking!
Day 2 (B/L)
Begin today's sightseeing adventure with a hearty hotel breakfast; then set out to discover the mysteries of the Ming Tombs in the hills outside Beijing. The most famous of these is the Chang Ling Tomb whose mound has not yet been excavated.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Continue to China's most spectacular structure and most recognizable landmark -- the Great Wall. Running from the sea to the Gobi Desert, this awesome monument to tyranny and separatism is a stark reminder of China's ruthless Imperial history. Heading along the coast towards Tianjin, you'll rejoin the ship in time for dinner.
Important: It is each guest's sole responsibility to obtain (before traveling) any visas, vaccinations and/or tourist cards that are required for participating in overland adventures or overnight tours, unless noted otherwise in the description. Please be aware that you may need a visa for any and/or all countries that you will depart from and travel through as part of your overland adventure or overnight tour, and for the country in which you will re-join the ship.