From the simplicity of the ancient hutongs to the vibrancy of the new art scene and modernity of the Olympic precinct, Beijing is a fascinating place to visit. Be immersed in the culture and history of this rapidly changing city by walking the streets and cycling through ancient alleys. From playing mahjong and sipping hot green tea with locals, to negotiating the public transport system and shopping at the markets, this trip is packed with authentic experiences that will delight, inspire and entertain.
Days 1-2 Beijing
Get to know brilliant Beijing by mixing with locals at the Temple of Heaven Park, riding the subway and cycling through the ancient alleyways and hutongs. See the iconic sites of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Eat like the locals do by dining on dumplings, noodles and Peking duck. Choose seasonal produce at a market before enjoying a home cooked lunch in a hutong. Sip on green tea and learn to play mahjong for an authentic taste of Bejiing life.