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Beijing Past and Present
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Immerse yourself in the culture of Beijing's past and present on this tour of the new and old. Visit the Olympic Park and the famous hutongs in this full day Beijing tour.

If you were not able to attend the 2008 Beijing Olympics, now you can get your chance to see the iconic landmarks of the historic 29th Olympiad. You will meet your guide right at your hotel and be transported by air-conditioned coach service to the Olympic Park. Tour the National Stadium, known popularly as the "Bird's Nest." Wonder at the beauty and innovation of the unique architecture. The steel structure on the outside of the stadium truly does resemble a bird's nest and dominates the landscape of the Beijing Olympic Park. You will also walk inside the Bird's Nest to tour the stadium that hosted the legendary Beijing opening ceremony and the track and field events, in which athletes like Usain Bolt made history. Afterward, you will also visit the National Aquatics Center nearby, commonly known as the Water Cube. The Cube hosted all of the swimming and diving events, including Michael Phelps's legendary Olympic performances. This building has been converted recently into a water amusement park and still draws frequent visitors.

Once you have toured these two Olympic buildings and the rest of the Olympic Park, you will have a provided Chinese-style lunch with the group. After lunch, you will experience a change in scenery as you venture into China's traditional neighborhoods. Get a taste of the past as you explore Beijing's hutongs. In this Beijing hutong tour, you will ride in a rickshaw, or pedicab, through the narrow streets of old Beijing. These hutongs are the old neighborhoods of Beijing, and they are still heavily populated by the local people, who cram into the homes in the hutong alleyways. While touring the hutong, you will also visit one of the homes of a Chinese family and learn about the traditions of hutong home life and its connection to the ancient past.

At the end of the day, you will return to your hotel in the air-conditioned transportation service. This tour gives you a glimpse into Beijing's recent and ancient history and will leave you well oriented with some highlights of city life.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
8 Hours
Tour Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Easy
Food/Beverage Provided
A Chinese-style lunch is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and shoes.
Restrictions
This tour can accommodate customers with a folding wheelchair with advanced notice. Customers must be able to walk short distances and/or a few steps on their own. Children ages 2 and younger may attend the tour free of charge, provided that they do not occupy their own seat.


Item# Item Name Price: Number of Individuals Add
LASCHBJ685PRESPAST-EC Beijing Past and Present-Children (Ages 3 - 12)
$90.00
LASCHBJ685PRESPAST-X1 Beijing Past and Present-Infants (Ages 2 and under are free are free)
$0.00
LASCHBJ685PRESPAST-EA Beijing Past and Present-Number of Adults
$113.00
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