Discover ancient cultural sights and tasty delights in Beijing

Beijing is one of the world's most fascinating cities and this three-night mini adventure offers a taste of its many wonderful sights. See Beijing city through the eyes of a local guide during explorations of Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven Park. Join locals in tai chi, ride the busy subway and sample China's delicious - and sometimes very bizarre - cuisine. With plenty of time for independent exploration, this City Break offers the perfect serving of bustling Beijing.

Beijing, China
Beijing, China
Short Breaks - Group Adventures
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 1
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
317kg pp per trip


  • Experience riding Beijing's busy subway
  • Sample tasty Chinese cuisine
  • Use free time to see the incredible Great Wall
  • Unlock the secrets of the Forbidden City
  • Get a hassle free transfer from the airport
  • Join locals in tai chi at the Temple of Heaven Park
  • Visit Tiananmen Square


Arrive in China and be transferred from the airport to the hotel to prepare for the adventure ahead. A mix of high-rise buildings and ancient sites, Beijing city is one of the world's most fascinating places to explore. Perhaps spend free time today exploring the backstreet hutongs packed with tiny shops, eateries and locals going about their daily business.
With a local guide, set off to the Temple of Heaven Park to watch, or join, Beijing locals in tai chi, diablo, fan dancing and other traditional pastimes and games. Work up an appetite for a dumpling or noodle lunch before jumping aboard the subway to Tiananmen Square. Wander across the square, and then take a tour of the impressive Forbidden City to discover secrets and relics of the ancient Chinese dynasties who used to inhabit the sprawling city grounds. Why not end the day with a Peking duck dinner or, for something a little more daring, sample spiders and scorpions at the Night Market.
Enjoy free time to visit Beijing's many other incredible sights. Perhaps choose to visit the Bird's Nest and Olympic Park area, or head out to explore a section of China's famous Great Wall - an incredible feat of ancient engineering.
Say farewell to bustling Beijing.
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1 lunch
Bicycle, Metro, Taxi
Hotel (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Beijing - Forbidden City
  • Beijing - Temple of Heaven Park
  • Complimentary airport arrival transfer


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Important notes

1. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
2. Included activities or excursions with a local guide are on a "join in" basis so these may be shared with other travellers.

Trip notes

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