Explore Beijing by Public Transportation

Explore Beijing by
Public Transportation

A city adventure with a high dose of local encounters, this version of exploring Beijing’s sights
and sounds come with a sustainable twist. Using nothing else than public transportation
and our own two feet, an exciting way to experience Beijing awaits.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Day and night, Beijing moves. It is one of these perfect Asian examples where ancient history and a progressive move towards the future are woven into the capital’s transportation network. With its substantial growth since receiving its city rights, Beijing is taking decisive steps to attune with the demand of growth and turning it into an example of sustainable living and moving around.

Its expansive public transportation network denotes this move forward and there is no better way to traverse from landmark to landmark alongside locals. A full-day Beijing experience completely tailored for those eager to contribute to a better tomorrow.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Explore Beijing by Public Transportation

08:30 - 16:30

You are warmly welcomed by your English-speaking guide for the day at your hotel in downtown Beijing. As this tour is exclusively operated by public transport, our drivers today will enjoy a day off. Our first stop of the day is the Temple of Heaven, and with a subway station within walking distance from its well-known temple in the heart of this expansive park, a walk to admire place of worship for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties will be short. Surrounded by over 60,000 varieties of trees, the compound creates a quiet environment and an ideal resort for the locals to do their morning exercise. Residents living near this place enjoy many activities here, making it a popular meeting spot for Beijingers of all ages.

Right in the very heart of Beijing lies the Forbidden City, one of the country’s most famous sights and tourist attractions. In 1987 UNESCO named it as a World Heritage Site, and many people visited to see the palatial architecture which was once home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The renowned Tiananmen Square, a key landmark of Beijing, lies just opposite the main entrance of the Forbidden City. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

A short walk from Beijing’s main sites, the calmness of Beihai Park is the final stop on this public Located in the northwest part of Imperial City in Beijing, Beihai Park spans more than 69 hectares. Lake Tai covers over half of its area and during the summer, boats can be rented while during the winter, it is possible to ice skate on it. As one of the largest Chinese gardens, visitors come here to stroll around and appreciate the areas that imitate well-known scenic spots and architecture from across China.

After exploring the park’s extensive grounds, you head back to the subway for a local transport back to your hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by public transportation
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • This tour is operated by using public transportation only. Clients may be expecting to walk between public transportation stops and visited sites for short distances. Where needed, transportation by taxi may be included, depending on the operation of this tour
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Beijing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and both Beijing’s International Airports are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • We regret to inform you that most of the museums in China are closed all day on Mondays and public holidays. This tour is therefore not operational on these days
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users; Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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