Steeped in thousands of years of history, China’s capital is home to 20 million people. Between the Great Wall, and the ancient temples and homes of the emperors of bygone dynasties, it’s no surprise Beijing is one of the most visited cities in the world. However you decide to spend your time in Beijing, there’s an exceptional range of tours on offer to ensure you get the most out of this ancient city.
Don’t miss these Beijing attractions
- Great Wall of China
- Forbidden City
- Tiananmen Square
- Chinese cooking class
- Ming Tombs
Conquer the Great Wall
There is no shortage of tours to the monumental Great Wall of China, and depending on your schedule, you can join one-, two-, three- or even 12-day hikes along its stone path in awe of its splendour.
You may find yourself camping in rural villages, exploring Beijing’s Forbidden City and exploring The Ming Tombs, the burial grounds of 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. For a little rest and relaxation, you can partake in an organised tai chi class along the way.
Love Chinese food? Why not take a Chinese cooking class and market tour? Lead by an expert chef, you’ll meander through the markets, learn about the local food culture and pick out fresh ingredients. Next, you’ll visit a local family’s home to learn the basics of Chinese cuisine and get involved in a frenzy of cooking. The best part: eating your homemade Chinese creations!
Acrobats and Peking Duck may sound like a strange combination, but when paired, these two make a fantastic night out in Beijing. Partake in a mouth-watering Peking Duck banquet dinner, where you can hear all about this Beijing speciality dish before being treated to the daring leaps and twists of a traditional Chinese acrobat troupe.