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Beijing (Tianjin), China-port

This dynamic city has dazzled travelers since the days of Marco Polo. From the enchanted serenity of the Summer Palace Gardens to the ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium, past and present Beijing, swirl by in a kaleidoscope of unforgettable memories. Begin your tour in China’s largest man-made port city, Tianjin, and explore such sites as Confucius Temple, Ancient Culture Street with its traditional Qing-dynasty style shops and stalls and the impressive Shi Family Mansion. Excursions to Beijing showcase The Forbidden City, the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. Historic Tiananmen Square is the world’s largest city square, and holds about one million people for public gatherings. Around the square view the Monument of the National Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Further afield, discover one of the great ancient engineering marvels still in existence, China’s Great Wall.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Beijing Capital of China
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Chinese Folk Art
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Highlights of Tianjin
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Great Wall of Huangyaguan
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal
  • Tianjin City Sights

Beijing Capital of China

Light Activity /Walking Meal

Duration: 2 days

Tour Code: TIA-E01

This exclusive event is included for all guests, with the compliments of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Join us for an overnight stay in Beijing, the capital of the most populated nation in the world. From the sight of the massive ancient Great Wall, to the strict protocol in the Forbidden City and somber memories of Tiananmen Square, this sojourn into Beijing's history and people will be sure to leave a lasting impression on you.

Depart the pier for the drive to Beijing to visit some of the treasures found in the City and surrounding area. The Great Wall, which at one time stretched 7,000 miles, was erected through the efforts of more than a million workers. Construction of the Great Wall lasted from 221B.C. until the end of the Ming Dynasty in 1644. As you pass through the gates of the Forbidden City, the world of the last Emperor comes to mind. You will find a vast complex of pavilions, gardens and courtyards filled with fine Chinese bronzes, porcelains and paintings that exude an air of oppressive formality and ritual that was so much a part of the royal court.

The Great Hall of the People, History Museum of the Revolution, Mao Zedong's Mausoleum and the Gate of Heavenly Peace surround Tiananmen Square, the center of modern Beijing. Tiananmen Square is also the site of the Monument to People's Heroes, a granite obelisk that in recent years has been the site of many student demonstrations. These are some of the highlights you will see during your overnight stay in this fascinating metropolis.

October 3, 2010

Depart Tianjin for the 3-hour ride to Beijing. A restroom stop will be made en route. You will arrive in time for a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit the Great Wall, then transfer to your hotel in Beijing for check in. Dinner will be offered at your choice of restaurants in the hotel.

October 4, 2010

After an early buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for a tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Following lunch, you will embark on the journey back to your ship.

Not Included:

All meals and drinks not specified above. Gratuities to drivers and tour director. Gratuities, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

Please note: It is recommended that you settle your bill for incidentals prior to retiring the evening of October 3.

NOTE October 4, 2010 is also turnaround day. Guests not returning to the ship will transfer to their final destination.