Beijing, China

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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

View Beijing’s lights as darkness falls on this 3-hour sightseeing tour by minivan. Admire illuminated Tiananmen Square and the floodlit Bird’s Nest stadium, stop for photos by the egg-shaped National Theatre, and view the CCTV building and skyscrapers of the Central Business District. On route, experience some of the city’s liveliest quarters, and visit a night market to try local street snacks (own expense). This small-group tour includes central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • 3-hour Beijing illuminations and night-time tour by minivan
  • Admire the city sights bathed in lights and learn about their history
  • See floodlit Tiananmen Square, the egg-shaped National Theatre, and more
  • Stop for photos of the dazzling Bird’s Nest and Water Cube Olympic stadiums
  • Taste local street foods (own expense) and learn about Beijing's daily life
  • Small-group tour limited to maximum of 12 people
  • Pickup and drop-off at central Beijing hotels included
After central Beijing hotel pickup, set off by air-conditioned minivan with your guide and small group of no more than 12.

As darkness falls, admire Beijing’s evening illuminations and hear about the city’s history and culture, together with the lifestyles of its citizens.

View the illuminations along Chang'an Avenue, the main thoroughfare, and stop for photos by the National Grand Theatre. This modern arts center resembles an egg and is surrounded by water.

Admire the lit-up landmarks of Tiananmen Square as your guide recounts their history, and then continue to the shopping quarter around Wangfujing Street. Learn about the area’s past and visit a lively night market. Here, opt to taste snacks (own expense) like strawberries, fried bananas, and even deep-fried scorpions.

Take photos of the floodllit Olympic Bird’s Nest and Water Cube stadiums, and stroll along lakeside Houhai Bar Street, a popular nightspot. Pass the stunning CCTV building, and visit the Central Business District, admiring the skyscrapers and The Place, a street with a massive, overhead LED screen.

Finally, opt to end your tour back at the starting point or with a drop-off in central Beijing so you can continue your evening in town.

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d
, May 2017

Our guide Tony was very good on this introduction tour and it an ideal way to see Bejing as your first tour. Tony was knowledable and his command of English is Vey Good.

This is an ideal way to start any visit to Beijing visiting many places which you are not likely to see again on any other tour.

One word of caution, if you are part of a cruise please ensure you depart the ship as early as possible and tray not to be off the ship any later than 14:00 to ensure you make your meeting date at the Hotel.

Overall - exceptional tour guide and tour.

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b
, Oct 2016

The three hour tour ended up being only 2 hrs and 15min. We made our way into the city to the 2nd ring road at the request of the tour operator as our hotel was just north of the 5th ring road. The Olympic Birds nest was on the itinerary so seeing that it was close to our hotel, I suggested that they organise the route so that we end up at that end of the city, which would have made it easier for us to get back to our hotel. They ignored that request. I was annoyed to see that we went so close to our hotel and then all the way back the other way to the cbd.. I was not happy with the vehicle as it was not easy to see out of the windows. We could not get close enough to take any decent photos of the National stadium or Water Cube. I do not recall seeing any night market or Wangfujing. There was minimal strolling through the streets. Just rushed drive throughs. It did not meet my expectations at all. However, I must say the guide was very pleasant and informative.
Bill Tour 16 Sept 2016

S
, Sep 2016

We were fortunate to be the only two on the tour. We had a private tour and our guide was very informative and had fantastic english. The best part of this tour was that although we had extensively travelled Beijing we were bought to a few hidden gems. We loved this tour. It was a highlight for us.


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