Day 4: Forbidden City and Family Hutong Visit
No visit to Beijing would be complete without seeing the Forbidden City, the centre of power of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Here you will see the best collection of traditional Chinese architecture anywhere in the world and learn about how the emperors lived from 500 years ago up until the Last Emperor in 1912.
You’ll then explore one the hutong districts by cyclo-rickshaw. As you are pedalled around this historic part of the city along narrow alleys, you’ll see a more traditional way of life. A local family will invite you to their home and you’ll join them for a simple lunch.
In the evening is the option to see a fascinating Chinese acrobatic show.