4 Days Layover Tour from Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port
Are there cruise ships at Tianjin Cruise Port? Usually, you need to arrive in Beijing first, and then transfer to the cruise terminal in Tianjin, because Beijing provides more frequent and flexible international flights, and it only takes 30 minutes by bullet train from Beijing to Tianjin. This tour will help you make the most of every minute of your stay or vacation in Beijing and Tianjin, with many interesting places to visit every day. You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide during the entire journey from Beijing International Airport to Tianjin Cruise.
- Classic one-day trip to hike Mutianyu Great Wall which is less-crowded but very beautiful.
- Greeted by our local tour guide and driver at Beijing International Airport, then transferred to check in your hotel.
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Sightseeing and Activities:
Your local guide will meet you at the arrival hall of Beijing Capital Airport or the railway station, and then escort you to the hotel in the city center in a comfortable private car. Relax for the rest of today. If you want to explore the neighborhood, feel free to get some practical advice from your guide.
Day 2 Beijing – Mutianyu Great Wall – Beijing
Sightseeing and Activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall
After breakfast, drive to the royal site-Temple of Heaven. It was originally used to pay tribute to heaven and pray for harvest, and now it is a lively place for locals to participate in traditional activities such as Tai Chi, dance, kite flying, water calligraphy, etc.
Leave the city and drive about 70 kilometers (about 1.5 hours) to witness the Great Wall, one of the seven wonders of the world. Less crowded, Mutian, a well-preserved Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty, lives up to all your expectations. You will take the cable car to the Great Wall, and then hike on the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu. Climbing up the ascending tower to admire the view and take a stunning picture of the wall winding along the ridge is a wonderful experience. After exciting moments, take the gondola to the Mutianyu Great Wall. (Note: If energy allows, you can walk up and down, it takes about 40 minutes to climb the steps. Please tell your travel advisor what you like.)
Next, drive back to Beijing and make a short stop at Beijing Olympic Park to admire the magnificent Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.
Day 3 Beijing City Tour
Sightseeing and Activities: Tiananmen Square, Jingshan Park, Beijing Hutongs
After breakfast, take a short tour of Tiananmen Square and start exploring Beijing’s historical features. Tiananmen Square is now the largest city square in the world. Tiananmen Square in the North Square is the site where Chairman Mao announced the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Upon entering Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s five most important palaces, the Forbidden City. This is a huge palace complex with more than 9,000 rooms. In the past, there were 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. And well-preserved buildings, decorated with yellow glazed tile roofs, white marble bases, and colorful paintings. After visiting the Forbidden City, briefly visit Jingshan Park, in which you can enjoy the panoramic view of the watch tower of the Forbidden City and the panoramic view of the Forbidden City.
Then, return to the city center and take a rickshaw to experience Beijing Hutong, an alley made up of adjacent quadrangular houses. Travel through different hutongs, experience the ancient Beijing lifestyle, meet various antique shops and small boutiques, experience the historical changes of Beijing, and visit the homes of local families in traditional hutongs.
In the afternoon, drive to the suburbs of Beijing in about 40 minutes and spend a pleasant time in the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll through ancient pavilions, buildings, temples, bridges and corridors. Take in the magnificent lotus flowers and colorful paintings on the promenade on Kunming Lake.
Day 4 Beijing – Tianjin Departure
Sightseeing and Activities: Porcelain House, Five Great Avenues
After breakfast, you will be picked up and returned to Tianjin on an early high-speed train. Upon arrival in Tianjin, you will be welcomed by local tour guides and drivers, and start exploring the city of Tianjin today.
First, you will visit China House, the most striking building in Tianjin, which is the most striking building in Tianjin. This is a private museum decorated with approximately 400 million pieces of ancient Chinese porcelain and more than 13,000 ancient Chinese porcelain vases, plates and bowls. In the house you can see many paintings made of porcelain and decorated on the walls and ceilings. After that, proceed to the Five Avenues (Wudao Island area), including Chengdu Road, Munan Road, Racecourse Road, Dali Road and Chongqing Road. Riding a horse-drawn carriage or walking down the street, you can see more than 2,000 examples of beautiful Italian, German, French, Spanish, and British architectures that blend different styles and ancient Chinese villas, showing the modern history of China.
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
- Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
- Personal travel accident insurance;
- All optional programs.