From the imperial grandeur of the Summer Palace in Beijing to a quaint and picturesque village. Just steps from the East Gate of the Summer Palace grounds lies Aman Summer Palace, the ideal location from which to explore Beijing. Housed in a series of pavilions, the resort provides easy access to such cultural landmarks as the Great Wall, The Temple of Heaven, the hutongs and the Forbidden City.
Day 1Arrive BeijingAman representative welcome in the airport arrival hall. Spend and relax your time at the Aman Summer Place, visit it Cultural Pavilion for cultural activities, dinner at its Chinese restuarnat then.
Day 2Forbidden City & Summer PalaceBreakfast at the Grill Restaurant. Leave with a Aman guide and transportation for Tian’anmen Square & Forbidden City tour, taking approximately 45 minutes driving. The Forbidden City, declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structurein the world. It's the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty fro almost 500 years serving as the home of emperors and their households, ceremonial and political centre of government.Finish tour at the Forbidden City and transfer to the Temple Restaurant for lunch, served contemporary European cuisine served in a lovingly restored 600 year-old temple. The restaurant is located in Wangfujin and close proximity to ZhongNanHai. Return to Summer Palace by Aman VIP accesss in late afternoon.The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. Three-quarters of which is water. In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value." Drink at Reflection Pavilion in hotel, dinner at Naoki Restaurant featured original French Kaiseki fare which combines French technique with Japanese artistry.
Day 3Mutianyu Great WallBreakfast at the Grill Restaurant. Leave Aman guide and transportation for the Mutianyu Great Wall, 1.5 hours driving distance. Mutianyu section of the Great Wall as one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. First built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, Mutianyu Great Wall is older than the Badaling section of the Great Wall.In the Ming dynasty, under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi. Lunch in the Xiaolongpu Chinese restaurant. Return Aman Summer Palace and enjoy Chinese massage, dinner in Grill Restaurant.
Breakfast at Grill Restaurant. Relax in the hotel and depart to the airport with Aman transportation then.
DetailsEnquire about this itinerary
- Aman Summer Palace, Beijing
- Daily set breakfast for two
- hinese tea ceremony
- A guided Summer Palace tour
- One day tour of the Forbidden City, Lama Temple and Hutong
- 1 May to 30 October - One time Summer Palace picnic breakfast for two
- 1 November to 30 April - 90 minutes Gemstone massage for two
Please check with your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate prior to travel. Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through China. Passports must be valid for at least six months before the date of entry. Charlotte Travel team can advise on visas as well as assist with any other travel arrangements, including transfers and private flights.