Beijing Private Layover Tour of Ming Tombs, Fragrant Hills and Qianmen Street
New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easy-going pace on this layover tour. Explore the Ming Tombs, a series of mausoleums to the ancient rules of the Ming Dynasty. Appreciate the imperial garden and enjoy the amazing natural scenery at Fragrant Hills Park. Walk along Qianmen Street, Dashilan and visit famous shops with over 100 years history. To enhance your experience: Transportation, lunch and entrance fees are included.
1. Learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship at the Ming Tombs
2. Climb Fragrant Hill, admire imperial garden and natural scenery
3. Walk along Qianmen Street and enjoy a traditional Chinese way of life
4. Learn about local insights, history and geography from your guide
5. Make the most of limited time with convenient airport pickup and drop-off
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Professional tour guide
- Private transportation
- Admission to the indicated attractions
- Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
- Entry/Admission - Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan)
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213 China
Your tour guide will meet you at exit of the airport with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 08:30 a.m. Then, transfer to the Ming Tombs and start the highlight day tour.
A series of temple-like structures and burial mounds, the Ming Tombs contain the remains of 13 of the 16 emperors who ruled China during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). Of the 13 tombs, three are open to the public and accessible via a statue-lined path called the Sacred Way, where the carvings of mythical animals and legendary figures are believed to ward off evil spirits. The Ming Tombs Museum sits just behind the ticket office and offers a short introduction to each of the 13 entombed emperors.
After lunch, you will visit Fragrant Hills Park and wander in Qianmen Street.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan), Haidian District, Beijing China
Fragrant Hill is a famous forest park and an imperial garden with a long history. Highlights of the mountain include Censer Peak, the Hall of Diligent Government, the Temple of the Azure Clouds, the Memorial Hall of Sun Zhongshan, the Lake of Glasses, Fragrant Hill Temple, the Double Clean Villa, Yu Hua Villa, Zhao Temple, and the Fragrant Hill Cableway that gives you a wide birds-eye view of the park area.
Fragrant Hill is especially famous for the maple leaves. When autumn comes, the maple leaves blossom so that the mountain is on fire.
Then, you will return back to Beijing downtown and visit Qianmen Main Street.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Qianmen Main Street Mall, Qianmen Main Street, Beijing China
Located at the central axis of Beijing City, Qianmen Street is a famous pedestrian street for shopping and sightseeing, running from the Archery Tower of Qianmen in the north to the turning of Tiantan Park in the south. It is 840 meters in length and 21 meters in width. It is composed with buildings whose styles resemble the late Qing Dynasty. It has history of more than 570 years. Now Qianmen Street becomes an important night life place for locals. Qianmen Street is a symbol of genuine local culture. Visitors can enjoy a traditional Chinese way of life.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Dashilan, Dazhalan Shopping Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051 China
Dashilan is located at the center place of ancient Beijing city, which is an important component part of south middle axis. It is in the south of Tian’anmen Square and west of Qianmen Street. Dashilan Street is the most ancient, famous and distinctive commercial street in hutongs of Beijing. Dashilan is 275 meters long from east to west. Dashilan is a narrow street with numerous shops on both sides, which attracts lots of tourists every day. In the area of 1.26 square kilometers around the Dashilan shopping street, many ancient Beijing buildings are best preserved.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide will pick you up from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels.Airports
- Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.