Rise with the sun and take a private taiji lesson in the Temple of Heaven • Stare up at the iconic portrait of Mao Zedong looming over the Tiananmen gates • Enter the Forbidden City and experience a life preserved in chambers; where emperors ruled, empresses and concubines strolled in the gardens, and palace staff dusted for centuries behind the towering red walls • Enjoy privileged access to the Shufang Chamber, the private study of the mighty Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) • Savor a lunch fit for an emperor at one of the city's oldest Peking Duck restaurants
Imperial Beijing Day Tour
Immerse yourself in Beijing's imperial past; where emperors ruled, concubines fluttered their fans, and eunuchs schemed for over half a millennium.
About This Trip
From practicing taiji in the shade of one of China's most iconic temples to leaving the crowds behind and enjoying privileged access to the Forbidden City's Chonghua Palace, this private day tour of Beijing will take you on a journey through China's imperial past in signature WildChina luxury.
What we love
- All overland transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments
- All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
- All meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water
- All services of WildChina English-speaking guide(s)
- All accommodations, based on double-occupancy and including breakfast, service charge, and government tax
- Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip
What's Not Included:
- International & domestic flights and relevant taxes
- Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
- Travel, health and trip cancellation insurance
- Meals apart from those included in the itinerary and alcohol
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
- Discretionary gratuities for guides and chauffeurs
, May 2019
We just completed a tour of Shanghai, Beijing, and Xi'an arranged by WildChina. The guides, the drivers and vehicles were all first rate and the care and attention paid by staff members was beyond expectations. The itinerary planning help was great and I cannot say enough about the guides communication skills, their attention to our needs, and constant dialogue with us during our trip. WildChina made our trip memorable.
C., Apr 2019
This was a superb trip. We are experienced travelers, and were extremely impressed by how well thought out this itinerary was. Jerry Dong in Beijing, Jessica Zhu in Xi'an, and Ariel Wang in Shanghai were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible, and people we wanted to spend time with.
Our guide Frank Shan in Yunnan was a treasure and so kind. He immersed us in the daily life of Dali and Shaxi. We were welcomed into homes, enjoyed tea and a number of meals with local Bai villagers, and experienced village life (while staying in lovely accommodations). It was hard to say goodbye to him – he touched our hearts. Mei Zhang, the founder of WildChina, is from this part of Yunnan Province, and we felt as if we had been welcomed into her home town.
The planning, the pacing, the guides, and the thoughtfulness of this trip surpassed any we have taken. We worked with Fann Fang, one of WhildChina's travel designers. She took care of every single detail.
Cannot recommend WildChina enough - this trip in a complicated and beautiful country like China was a truly rich, meaningful and many layered experience. The best of what travel could be.
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L.W., Mar 2019
We just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed being driven around by Mr. Lin. He was such a good driver and we were constantly amazed how well he navigated Beijing's crazy traffic!
Fred is a treasure! He is so knowledgable and flexible! He was a true lifesaver today as our granddaughter developed stomach trouble as we reached the train station and needed a toilet. He was so fast acting and used his own money to get us into the business lounge so she could get to the toilet as quickly as possible. He also went down to the track with us to make sure we got on the right train and right car and were able to get our luggage stored. We have large suitcases so was not very easy to find a place for them. He then contacted our guide in Xi'an to let him know we needed a porter to meet us at the train and help us with luggage. Everything went so smoothly.
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