Discover the people and culture of Beijing

Become familiar with the people and culture of Beijing, a city of immense international significance, economic power and bountiful cultural icons. From the simplicity of the ancient hutongs to the vibrancy of the new art scene and modernity of the Olympic precinct, Beijing effortlessly mixes its ancient past with its fast-paced contemporary future. Become immersed in the culture and history of this rapidly changing city by visiting the Forbidden City, wandering through Tiananmen square and cycling through ancient alleys. Sip hot green tea with locals, negotiate Beijing’s frenzied public transport system and get a feel for daily life in this gigantic metropolis. Packed with authentic experiences that will delight, inspire and entertain, this trip is a great way to experience China’s incredible people and culture.

Beijing, China
Beijing, China
Short Breaks - Group Adventures
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 12
Carbon offset
159kg pp per trip


  • Cycle through ancient alleyways
  • Learn to play mah jong
  • Sip green tea with locals
  • Mingle with locals at the Temple of Heaven Park
  • Unlock the secrets of the Forbidden City
  • Travel on Beijing’s busy subway system


Get to know brilliant Beijing by mixing with locals at the Temple of Heaven Park, riding the subway and cycling through the ancient alleyways and hutongs. See the iconic sites of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Eat like the locals do by dining on dumplings, noodles and Peking duck. Choose seasonal produce at a market before enjoying a home-cooked lunch in a hutong. Sip on green tea and learn to play mahjong for an authentic taste of Bejiing life.
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2 lunches
Bicycle, Metro, Private Bus
Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Beijing - Forbidden City
  • Beijing - Temple of Heaven Park
  • Bike hire
  • Jingshan Park
  • Mahjong lesson


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Important notes

1. This trip begins in the morning of Day 1 and finishes in the afternoon of Day 2.
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

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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