Beijing Private One-day Tour to the Olympic Park
How much is this private tour?
(average per person)
Kids under 3 are free;
|# of Head
15% for aged between 3 and 12.
One-day Private Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall and The Olympic
- the Bird's Nest
At 8:00am we will meet you at your hotel, and drive
directly to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Although it has gotten
a face-lift, the Great Wall at Mutianyu avoids the army of
tourists that plague Badaling. Mutianyu offers some
breathtaking views of the valley and wall below, and if you
look to your right you’ll see a large sign engraved in the
side of the mountain encouraging you to “Cherish the
teachings of Chairman Mao”. Mutianyu features numerous and
varying watchtowers that are a wonder to explore. Mutianyu
is also a popular destination for visiting foreign leaders
and dignitaries (former U.S. President Clinton came here on
one of his visits to China). After hiking on the wall, we
will have a hearty provincial-style Chinese lunch at a local
farmer’s restaurant. The food is sure to replenish you after
your time exploring the Great Wall.
After lunch we will drive back to the city and visit the
park that captivated the world for two weeks in August of
2008, the Olympic Village. The highlights include the Bird’s
Nest (officially known as the Beijing National stadium) and
the Water Cube (the Beijing National Aquatics Center). The
stadium gets its nickname from its outward design, which
originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implementing
steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable
roof, thus giving the stadium the appearance of a "Bird's
nest". The Bird’s Nest hosted the Opening and Closing
Ceremonies, athletic events, and football final of the 2008
Summer Olympics, from 8 August to 24 August 2008. Since the
Olympic end, the Bird’s Nest has been used to host events
from opera to a ski park.
Despite its nickname, the Water Cube is not a cube but a
cuboid, (a rectangular box). The outer wall of the building
is based on the Weaire–Phelan structure, a structure devised
from the natural formation of bubbles in soap foam. The
complex Weaire–Phelan pattern was developed by slicing
through bubbles in soap foam, resulting in more irregular,
organic patterns than foam bubble structures proposed
earlier by the scientist Kelvin. The Water Cube hosted the
swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming events during
the Olympics, and was the sight of Michael Phelps’ record
breaking Olympic triumph.
After touring the Olympic park we will drive you back to
1. Professional local guide
2. Private air-conditioned
car or van for transportation;
3. Admission of the first
1. Tip of the guide
2. Personal costs
other Beijing touring programs.
YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT!
At the Great Wall Adventure Club, we only use new and luxury vehicles
for your safety and comfortable journey!