Beijing Holidays

China's majestic capital city

Discover China’s capital city; from centuries-old Hutong alleyways and the Forbidden City, to the eye-popping CCTV Building and the iconic Bird’s Nest National Stadium. Vast in size but unique in character, explore Beijing by bicycle, passing old men playing chess in walled courtyards while rickshaw market traders sell their wares down the narrowest of alleys.

Visit Tiananmen Square where Mao Zedong declared China the People’s Republic, or enjoy a serene cruise on Kunming Lake to see the Summer Palace. For those seeking a touch of culture, practise tai chi with the locals in Tiantan Park before entering the Temple of Heaven, the largest sacrificial building in China. Whether visiting the Forbidden City, enrolling in a calligraphy class or tucking into noodles at a street vendor’s stall, you’ll soon understand why Beijing, for over three millennia, has stood the test of time.

From Beijing, explore the Great Wall of China as it snakes through mountain scenery at Badaling, or combine your tour of China with a multi centre holiday to Japan to discover the unique history and culture of the land of the rising sun.

Destination Highlights
  • Visit China's historical capital
  • Walk along the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Summer Palace
  • Explore the Forbidden City
  • See the iconic Bird’s Nest National Stadium
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT+8
  • Currency CNY - Yuan Renminbi
  • Visa Information British Citizens are required to have a visa to enter China.
  • Language The official language is Mandarin, however a number of other dialects including Cantonese are spoken
  • Flight Time Indirect flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information Hepatitis A, B, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid and Malaria immunisation are recommended.