1 Day Beijing to Shanhaiguan Great Wall Culture Tour

Tour Route: Beijing, Qinhuangdao

BQ-2
Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Beijing Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Pick up from your hotel in Beijing and transferred to Beijing Train Station. Then take the bullet Train D1 ( 07:20am - 09:19am ) for Qinhuangdao.

Met by our representative in Qinhuangdao and freshen up. First head to the Jiaoshan Great Wall to the east of Shanhaiguan. Jiaoshan is the first mountain peak of the Great Wall from Shanhaiguan. Therefore people call it “the first peak of the Great Wall”. This section of the Great Wall was built during the reign of Emperor Hongwu (1328-1398) of the Ming Dynasty, and it extends about 1500 meters. You are arranged to take a chairlift to the top, then hike down the Great Wall. This section of the Great Wall is quite precipitous! Mind your steps while hiking.

After Chinese lunch, continue to visit the First Pass Under Heaven at Shanhaiguan for one hour visit. The First Pass Under Heaven is considered the No.1 pass of the Great Wall. Built in Ming Dynasty around 700 years ago, the pass city used to be an important defence city against intrusions by the nomadic people from the north. The city was sandwiched by the Yanshan Mountains in the north and the Bohai Sea in the south, hence the name of Shanhaiguan meaning "Pass between Mountains and Sea' in Chinese. To the south of the ancient city is Laolongtou or Old Dragon's head, the north is Jiaoshan Great Wall.

Then move on to visit Old Dragon's Head ( Laolongtou ), the easternmost end of the Great Wall, which extends 23 meters into the sea,like a dragon drinking water, hence its name. This part of the Great Wall was first constructed in the 7 th year of Wanli reign in the Ming dynasty (1579) and was largely repaired in the 7 th year of Kangxi reign in the Qing dynasty (1668).

After the whole day tour, you are arranged to take Train 4532 ( 17:21 - 19:35 ) back to Beijing. Met and returned to your hotel in Beijing.
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Meals: Lunch
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$190 US$140
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$200 US$150

1. Air-conditioned car, van or coach for your own use
2. Entrance Fees for Jiaoshan Great Wall, The First Pass Under Heaven, Old Dragon's Head
3. Englsih Speaking tour guide
4. One Lunch
5. Beijing-Qinhuangdao-Beijing train tickets

1. Tips to the tour guide and driver

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
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As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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