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. 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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