Enjoy a relaxed and comfortable Tianjin Cruise Port – Beijing transfer or vice versa, explore imperial life in the Forbidden City, and walk along the Great Wall — one of the iconic sights of China.
DAY 1 Arrive in Tianjin Cruise Port, Transfer to visit Mutianyu Great Wall, Return to Beijing.Meals: LunchTianjin Cruise Port Transfer: The tour guide will arrive at Tianjin one day in advance. On your arrival day, they will wait for you at Gate 3 in the early morning. Depending on the different ship, we suggest you exit disembark as soon as possible to reserve more time for visiting Beijing. The journey from the cruise port to Mutianyu Great Wall is about 3 hours. The Great Wall at Mutianyu (2 hours): This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is about 2½ hours' drive from downtown Beijing. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watchtowers, and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains.You can return by cable car, or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.DAY 2 Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Back to Tianjin Cruise PortMeals: LunchTian’anmen Square (50 minutes): Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the center of Beijing, named after the Tian’anmen (literally meaning the “Gate of Heavenly Peace”), which sits to the north of it, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and an enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entrance to the Forbidden City), museums, government buildings, and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.The Forbidden City (2½ hours): The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911.This "city within a city" is a World Heritage site, and is the largest and the best preserved ancient imperial architecture complex in the world, with a great square, halls, and gates that contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards, and quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are all important treasures of ancient China.Beijing to Tianjin Cruise Port Transfer: The transfer back to Tianjin Cruise Port is arranged, and you will arrive at the Tianjin International Cruise Port no later than 4pm. If you need to arrive earlier, please tell your tour guide.