5 Days Beijing 2013 Christmas Tour Package; Christmas Eve Party Tour

5 Days Beijing 2013 Christmas Tour Package; Christmas Eve Party Tour

Tour Code: BJH-CT-01
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: Dec 22nd, 2013 - Dec 26th, 2013
Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Features:
This ideal tour itinerary is best for you to have an exotic Christmas festival experience, covering the best of Beijing and the most celebrated and enjoyable activities, including: Tiaanmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, Christmas Eve Party, and Church Mass.

Itinerary day by day

Day 1 December 22nd 2013 Arrive in Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name; transferred by your private car/van to your hotel downtown.

Celebrating 2013 Christmas in Beijing
Celebrating 2013 Christmas in Beijing

Day 2 December 23rd 2013 Beijing Great Wall Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today will be a small challenge for you as you will be transferred to the Mutianyu Wall. It may windy in winter, especially on the Great Wall due to its high altitude. But in winter, Mutianyu Great Wall takes on another charm, especially after the snowfall. It wriggles its way like a silver dragon. The plants and hill are covered with silver clothes. Even without snow, the grand system of the Great Wall plus blue sky and white clouds must attract you.

Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking in Winter
Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking in Winter

After a lunch break, you will visit the completely preserved Changling and its Scared Way which is the chief of the Ming Tombs and is the largest in scale.

Day 3 December 24th 2013 Christmas Eve (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast, you will first visit the world's biggest city plaza, the Tiananmen Square. Subsequently, you could enter the Forbidden City which is the most complete imperial palace in China from the Meridian Gate (south gate). Upon stepping inside, can you imagine how grand the Forbidden City is under the strong contrast of yellow glazed tiles and red wall when the surrounding is showing a soughing chill sight?

Forbidden City in Winter
Forbidden City in Winter

Lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Temple of Heaven which has been seen as the most holy imperial temple in Beijing as it is the complex where the emperor came every winter solstice to worship Heaven and pray for good harvest. So visit Temple of Heaven in winter you will find other feelings.

Subsequently, you will be transferred to Beijing Howard Jonson Paragon Hotel enjoy the 2013 Christmas Eve Party.

Day 4 December 25th 2013 Christmas Day (Breakfast, Lunch)

In the morning, you will first be driven to Xishiku Catholic Church to participate in the Sacred Music Worship Service. Xishiku Catholic Church is the largest Catholic Church in Beijing. The original one was built next to the Forbidden City and was opened on Feb. 9, 1703, as the "Saviour Church." But it was later torn down and moved to its current site and rebuilt in an ornate Gothic style in 1887. There are many details mixed with western and eastern styles. By the way, if you are not a religion follower you can also take the chance to know the Catholicism devolvement in China.

After the lunch break, you will be transferred to the Summer Palace, the most famous imperial garden in Beijing listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is winter hence the huge man-made lake which covers three quarter the whole garden is frozen. The picturesque view will press you a lot. After visiting in the afternoon, you will return to your downtown hotel.

Having fun in the frozen lake of Summer Palace
Having fun in the frozen lake of Summer Palace

Day 5 December 26th 2013 Depart from Beijing (Breakfast)

After breakfast, our tour guide meets you and escorts you to the airport for your flight home or to the next destination. Have a nice flight!

Notes: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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