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This luxury walk combines the captivating sights of Beijing, one of the world's great cities, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a private helicopter flight over the Great Wall. You'll explore Beijing's past, present and future and see how these are forced together in the crowded neighbourhoods and streets of the city.
Your escorted adventure starts from Tiananmen Square, where you can take in the full weight of its historical and cultural significance. Enter the Forbidden City and delve into China's cultural treasures. The largest ancient palatial structure in the world was home to 24 emperors for almost 500 years from Qing Dynasty to Ming Dynasty. Consisting of 980 surviving buildings and 8,886 chambers over 720,000sqm, the Forbidden City is a 'city within a city', which you can image will be a ...
Your escorted adventure starts from Tiananmen Square, where you can take in the full weight of its historical and cultural significance. Enter the Forbidden City and delve into China's cultural treasures. The largest ancient palatial structure in the world was home to 24 emperors for almost 500 years from Qing Dynasty to Ming Dynasty. Consisting of 980 surviving buildings and 8,886 chambers over 720,000sqm, the Forbidden City is a 'city within a city', which you can image will be a long and interesting walk.
You'll then experience a different vibe by wandering through Beijing's antiquated and interwoven hutongs, walking through the popular imperial neighbourhoods around Houhai Lake, and be spoilt with Fine French dining in a 600-year-old temple courtyard.
Your Great Wall experience will start with a grand heli flight. Then you'll hike with your guide on the 2,000 year old Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stop at an ancient tower to enjoy a gourmet picnic while looking at the wall snake across the verdant hills.
The tour will also provide you with the opportunity to engage with the local Chinese culture. Practice tai chi with a master in the Temple of Heaven built in 1420 for the emperors to make sacrificial ceremonies and pray for harvests. Also learn how to make dumplings listen to the interesting stories of your local host who has been living her whole life in the Hutong area.
Throughout the trip, you'll stay at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Beijing, one of Beijing's most gorgeous hotels. Outside it has impeccable glamor, while inside it whispers a boutique elegance inside, It artfully blends rich Chinese tradition and modern sophistication in the prestigious heart of Beijing's imperial district. You'll have an experienced English speaking local guide with all the insider knowledge throughout the tour.
Take the tour of a lifetime to Beijing, and let us to show you the best of the figurative heart of the Middle Kingdom that is Beijing.
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This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
Walking distance: approx. 2 hours walking (Easy Grade).
Meet your local guide at the arrival hall of Beijing Capital Airport. Your chauffeur and private vehicle will also be on standby, ready to whisk you off to your hotel.
Get lost in Beijing's hutongs in the afternoon which, antiquated and interwoven, make up the fabric of Beijing's past. Wander through the popular imperial neighbourhoods around Houhai Lake and try some of Beijing's unusual local snacks.
Enjoy welcome dinner in a 600-year-old temple courtyard. This is three course French fine dining. If interested, you can explore the courtyard accompanied by the principal architects of the Temple Hotel restoration project （Additional charges apply) .
Daily departure on request. Please contact us for group bookings.
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Beijing has four distinct seasons - short windy spring, long hot summer, cool pleasant autumn, and long chilly winter. July and August are the hottest months with the highest temperature around 37 C (99 F), while January is the coldest time with the lowest temperature around -15 C (5 F).(Units = °C)
Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.Payment DetailAll pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.Single SupplementAll accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.General Cancellation Policies- Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee- Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurancePlease Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.LiabilityThe participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.Child PolicyPlease consult travel consultant on age limit.Changes to ItinerariesLocal conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.Changes in PricesWhile we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age LimitsYou need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.Cancellation by The Tour OperatorThe walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.Force Majeure'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.EvacuationsIn rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.Travel InsuranceIn view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.