Beijing, China

No Forbidden City: Beijing for your seminar!

5 jours / 4 nuits
10h10

No Forbidden City: Beijing for your seminar!

  Beijing, China
  10h10
  Luxury seminar in China:
  Toute l'année
  5 jours / 4 nuits
Programme du Séminaire

Leave for the centre of the Earth, in Beijing. This programme will allow you to discover the unmissable historic monuments in the most original ways: a buffet on the Great Wall of China or an imperial lunch in a glittery luxury hotel. You’ll be won over by Chinese hospitality and by the historic richness of this civilisation.

Program

Day 1

  • Arrival to the international airport of Pekin. The city was founded by Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty in 1402. He moved his capital in Pekin in 1420.
  • Beijing had thus two parts: the imperial city in the North, and the residential in the south. Nowadays, Beijing is a megapole of 14 million inhabitants. The endless sweep of its suburbs and industrial areas as well as its buildings have almost nothing to envy to those of Shangaï.
  • Welcome by your local francophone guide and transfer to the hotel.
  • Handin over of the room keys.
  • Reflexology session in the room: Start your experience with a traditional Chinese massage during 15 minutes (head, neck, shoulders), dedicated to rebalance the flow of vital energy in the body. Then, a foot reflexology session of 45 minutes.
  • Meeting in the hotel.
  • Transfer to the restaurant.
  • Diner: Roast Duck, in a calm restaurant hidden from public view, just behind the mall Pacific Century in Sanlitun.
  • Back to the hotel.
  • Night in the hotel.

Day 2

  • Breakfast buffet in the hotel.
  • Visit the Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City in a funny way with groups of 10 persons. Some historical characters will be published at major places of the visit. Depending on the costumes of the era they represent they will give explanations on their location. Beijing is really a city within a city, with 72 hectares it is considered to be the center of the earth.
  • Noon: Transfer to the Beihai Park.
  • Imperial Lunch in a restaurant in Bei Hai Park, which was once an imperial garden. Waitresses in traditional clothes lead you to the restaurant’s main room, the highs ceilings and the traditional Chinese paintings will take you back to a few centuries.
  • Tour in rickshaw in the Hutong and visit of the Lama Temple: a former princely palace, easily recognizable for its yellow roofs, a legacy from its former imperial palace statut. Today it is the largest religious building of Beijing Intramurals where 500 monks and novices with various origins: Tibetan, Chinese, Mongolian and Manchu.
  • Transfer to the pier.
  • Transfer to the Summer Palace in privatized boat and visit of the Palace. In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palce in its World Heritage list. The organization described it as an
  • “an outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole”.
  • Dinner in a restaurant in the heart of the Summer Palace: a traditional Chinese gastronomy of the imperial court will be proposed.
  • Transfer back to the hotel.
  • Night in the hotel.

Day 3

  • Breakfast buffet in the hotel.
  • Meeting in the hotel.
  • Transfer to the restaurant.
  • Lunch in a restaurant located near the Forbidden City and the parc which was part of the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In the middle of the restaurant are 4 carved pillars, representing the 4 giants: the dragon, the tiger, the red phoenix and the tortoise.
  • Transfer to the Temple of Heaven.
  • Visit of the Temple of Heaven: certainly the best example of the country’s architecture with its triple glazed blue tiles rotunda. … It is precisely at this place that the Emperors Ming and Qing offered sacrifices and prayed to gods in order to have high harvests.
  • Transfer to the Liulichang (street of the Anitquarians) which stretches over 750m.
  • Transfer to the home of Tea: Lao She for a tasting: a window on the old Beijing! Tea is an integral part of Chinese culture. The Chinese have a history of over four thousand years of tea drinking. Tea is a vital beverage for the everyday life. The preparation and tasting of the tea has become an art. Go to a tea house to receive a course on the tea history, the virtues of different teas, and attend a tea ceremony with tasting.
  • Back at the hotel
  • Transfer to a restaurant opened in 2006: the latest madness in Beijing! A trendy bar-restaurant outside the Chinese capital offers 6000m ² of stunning space by Philippe Starck which cost tens of millions dollars. Delusional, luxurious, beautiful and very chic.
  • Transfer to the hotel.

Day 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure to visit the Great Wall at Jin Shan Ling. 6700 km long from west to east, which represents nearly a sixth of the circumference of the Earth, the Great Wall of China is the symbol of Chinese civilization. This part of the Great Wall dates from the Ming dynasty and offers features such as “walls-barriers”, the walls of the Wall, designed to stop the enemies who would already have reached the walkway.
  • Lunch on the Great Wall.
  • Transfer back to Beijing
  • Arrival at the hotel. Free time for relaxation.
  • Transfer to the restaurant in sidecar through the Tiananmen Square illuminated
  • Dinner at a restaurant near the Tiananmen Square, in a Hutong neighborhood.
  • Transfer and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport for departure.

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