Begin with pickup from your centrally located Beijing hotel in the late afternoon. Relax into your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide and separate driver, and gaze at the buzzing streets as you travel to the Chaoyang Theatre in Beijing’s Chaoyang Central Business District.
On arrival, settle into your VIP seat inside the impressive auditorium, and soak in the excited atmosphere as showtime approaches. The theater seats up to 1,400 spectators, and the VIP seats command some of the best views in the house.
After the curtain rises, immerse yourself in the spectacular 80-minute show: one of the most popular and fêted of its kind in Beijing. Marvel at daring feats from the circus artistes, tumblers, high-wire acts, and contortionists, and enjoy traditional Chinese lion dances, plus bicycle, fire, and trapeze stunts. The incredible skills, precision choreography, and dramatic music will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Following the show, reconvene with your vehicle and head for dinner at one of the city’s branches of Quanjude, a restaurant dedicated to serving Peking Duck. Founded in Beijing more than 150 years ago during the Ming dynasty, this world-famous restaurant made its name preparing this classic delicacy for China’s rulers and coteries using a secret recipe still followed today.
Be shown to your table and savor a sumptuous Chinese dinner banquet featuring duck cooked to this time-honored recipe. Each bird is meticulously prepared and finely carved for the full enjoyment of its crispy skin and scrumptious fat before being served in small amounts in soft pancakes.
After feasting on dinner, relax on your ride back to your central hotel, where your experience ends with a drop-off.