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Beijing should be on everyone’s “must-visit” list!

Eight hundred years of continuous history as one of the largest and oldest capitals in the world. There is no other city in China that defines the present day empire better than Beijing.
  • Home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • A fascinating old quarter
  • A quirky, up-and-coming art district
  • Classic cuisine including Peking duck; and
  • The legendary Great Wall

These are just some of the reasons why Beijing should be on everyone’s “must-visit” list!

The city’s ancient heritage is beautifully contrasted and complemented by its modern facets including the soaring skyscrapers and Olympic Park’s futuristic buildings, depicting the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang.

Beijing’s history dates back three millennia and is last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. The city took centre stage in 2008 when it hosted the highly successful Summer Olympics and is poised to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, an honour and feat no other city has achieved so far.


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The highlight experiences include:

  • Practising t’ai chi in the gardens outside the Temple of Heaven
  • Exploring quieter parts of the Great Wall and enjoying an exclusive picnic lunch or a champagne sundowner
  • Exploring the majestic Forbidden City Complex with privileged access to out of bounds areas
  • Discovering the vibrant Chinese contemporary art scene at the Dashanzi Art District
  • Taking a relaxing stroll through the gardens and pavilions of Summer Palace, which was declared a “masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design”
  • Exploring the ancient hutongs
  • Chinese opera and sampling classic Peking duck.

These sights and experiences are so fascinating that they’ll be etched in your memory for ever!

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream – Discover - Mark Twain - You can view clips of some of our own favourite discoveries here.

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- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities

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