The captivating history and ancient culture of China hold many mysteries for you to discover on this adventurous, 7-day excursion through China. When you first arrive at Beijing Capital Airport, your private transfer will greet you and escort you to the prominent feature that represents China around the world: the Great Wall. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the wall took over a millennium to build and has been around for approximately 2,300 years. From the moment you enter through one of its many entrances, the immensity of the wall will envelop you with its history as every crack and chip represents a story from its past. As you stand atop one of the military battlements, you can gaze out to the undulating sea of greenery that surrounds this defensive architecture, transporting you back to an ancient world.
The scent of Chinese food will lure you deeper into the city as you and your guide stop for lunch. Each region of China is known for its unique cuisine, and the specialty in Beijing is the Peking Duck, which is also referred to as Beijing Duck. The crispy skin and tender meat is wrapped in a thin, handmade pancake and served with a dash of sweet sauce and green onion to create the perfect harmony of flavors. This was the epitome of royalty, and today, it has become a culinary staple throughout China. In the center of the city, Tiananmen Square is considered by many to be the stone heart of China. With its imposing red walls and concrete structures that are surrounded by colorful buildings and luscious trees, it harkens back to an ancient time. When you walk along the concrete brick grounds, its legendary history will be revealed with every step.