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Bus Tour of Ancient Beijing, Beijing Zoo & Olympic Park

Product ID: 27112
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Tour the ancient and modern sights of Beijing by small, air-conditioned bus. Visit Beijing Zoo and see lovable pandas, tour the Bird’s Nest auditorium from the Olympic Games, and admire the historic hutongs.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels in Beijing, between 07:00 and 08:30. To ensure the morning pick-up service goes as smoothly as scheduled, it is recommended that you stay in the downtown area (Dongcheng District and Xicheng District). If your hotel is located in a narrow lane or an apartment block, please find a nearby hotel on a main street to serve as your pick-up point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Meet the lovable Giant Pandas of Beijing Zoo
  • See the largest Lama temple in Beijing and soak up the serene sound of bells clinking and the scent of incense
  • Tour the old hutongs of Beijing by rickshaw
  • Take pictures of the striking Olympic Games buildings of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube
  • Visit a traditional Chinese silk carpet factory, and enjoy a tea ceremony
Full description
Your day’s activities start with a hotel pick-up and visit to Beijing Zoo, where you will meet the lovely Giant Pandas. Continue to the largest Lama temple in Beijing, then tour the old Beijing hutongs (lanes) by rickshaw. Finally, take pictures of the striking Bird's Nest and Water Cube buildings from the Olympic Games.

Once an imperial garden of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Beijing Zoo was reconstructed as a private garden by Fu Kang’an. In 1906, during the Qing Dynasty, the garden was developed as a zoo attached to the Experimental Farm. It opened to the public the following year and is an immense hit, thanks in part to the wide-eyed and lovable Giant Pandas.

Continue to Yong He Palace (Yonghe Gong), Beijing's biggest Lama temple. Upon entering the temple, you will be immediately struck by the aromatic smell of incense and the sound of candles fluttering in the breeze. The temple hangs heavy with incense smoke, as people line up to worship in silence. All that can be heard and felt is the gentle breeze blowing through the temple, and the light clinking of religious bells.

Next, tour the Beijing hutongs, some of the city’s most emblematic spots that symbolize Beijing’s long history. As an important part of the culture, and way of life of long-time Beijingers, the hutongs are cherished for their rich traditions. Tour the hutongs and soak up the authentic Beijing atmosphere the best way possible; on board a traditional rickshaw. Listen to the chatter of the locals, and immerse yourself in the city’s history.

Finally, stop to take photographs of the striking Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, two of the most iconic buildings from the 2008 Olympic Games, and a striking contemporary contrast to the old hutongs.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off service for hotels located in downtown Beijing
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Optional activity costs
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear clothes appropriate for the weather
• Transportation is aboard a safe and comfortable, air-conditioned coach
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.4/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Product ID: 27112