Walk Along the Great Wall, See Highlights of Ancient China & Dine on Peking Duck
Witness the intersection of China’s storied past and dynamic present on an exploration of Chinese culture and history in Beijing. Walk atop the 2,000-year-old Great Wall as it undulates over the hilly landscape outside the city, and marvel at the vast expanse of stone that protected Chinese dynasties for centuries. On our 2-day 2017 itinerary, stroll through Tiananmen Square where demonstrators have made history, meander through the tree-lined alleyways of Beijing’s centuries-old hutong neighborhoods, and immerse yourself in Beijing’s storied past on a guided tour of the Forbidden City, a sprawling complex of ancient buildings and the Temple of Heaven, an architectural masterpiece where emperors held elaborate prayer ceremonies. For a classic Chinese culinary experience, feast on Peking duck at a lively local restaurant.
- Visit the Great Wall of China, built some 2,000 years ago to protect China from marauding northern tribes, and walk along its sprawling expanse
- Get a taste of contemporary life in affluent, highly modernized central Beijing, thrumming with luxury cars, chic hotels and designer boutiques
- Enjoy a classic Peking duck dinner at an atmospheric local restaurant, followed by a stroll through a vibrant night market purveying all sorts of unusual culinary delicacies
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