Special Experiences:Have a special train trip with the beautiful scenery outside the window. Enjoy a cool sightseeing in the Summer Resort of China emperors, and see the Little Potala Palace in Chengde compared with the Potala Palace in Tibet.
Day 1 Beijing-Chengde Meal(s): Lunch, Dinner Attraction(s): Summer Resort Today Arrangement: Pick up from your hotel/apartment in Beijing at about 7:00 AM by our private English-speaking guide and driver in a comfortable vehicle and transfer to Beijing railway station.
You will then take a 4 hour train for Chengde and be met by our professional guide in Chengde at the exit of your train carriage on the platform. Drive to your hotel for check in. After lunch, visit the Summer Resort which was originally built since 1703 and completed 89 years later and is the largest extant ancient imperial park in China. It was the exclusive place where Qing emperors spent summer, consisting of the imperial palaces, beautiful garden and grand temple complexes. The sightseeing takes about 2 hours. Drive back to your hotel in Chengde after the wonderful relaxation.
Day 2 Chengde-Beijing Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch Attraction(s): Little Potala Palace, Puning Temple Today Arrangement: After breakfast, come to the Little Potala Palace, built between 1767 and 1771 by Qing emperor Qianlong to host nobles from the minority peoples of Mongolia, Qianghai and Xinjiang who came to celebrate his 60th birthday and his mother's 80th birthday. The temple modeled on Potala Palace in Tibet and represents a fusion of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles, a symbol of the unifying power of the Qing Empire over a diversity of peoples and cultures. Then move to the Punning Temple. Built in 1755, the temple also resembles as a Tibetan temple. It is well- known for the huge wooden statue of Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin) which stuns visitors with a thousand hands and a thousand eyes, a height of over 23 m and towering up through the building’s five stories, weighing about 110 tons. After the tour in Chengde, be transferred to Chengde railway station for back to Beijing.
Arrival at Beijing, be met by our English-speaking guide and driven back to your hotel/apartment.
Please contact us if you are interesed in other hotels. You could also book hotel on your own.
Discount for children from 2 to 12 years old differs according to your tour size.
If you are a group of 10 or 10 people above, please contact us, we could give a very competitive discount.
If you need to prolong your stay in Beijing, or arrive a few days earlier, please let us know and we'd be happy to extend your hotel bookings, or arrange additional tours for you.
Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
Meals as listed in the itinerary.
Free-bottled mineral water.
Hotels as listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
Free visits to handicraft factories.
Service charge & government taxes.
Soft seat train tickets: Beijing-Chengde (K7711, 08:07-12:29), Chengde-Beijing (K7712, 13:29-17:51)
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.
China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
Entry or exit China airfare.
Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.