Alternatively, with our touring programme we offer a tour to Cuandixia ancient village, nestled in the mountains 90kms (56 miles) west of Beijing.Cuandixia is known for its architecture and the natural beauty of the area.It is home to more than 500 well preserved courtyard houses dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Our cultural exploration continues at the Temple of Heaven, built during the Ming Dynasty to offer sacrifices to the heavens, which is the grandest of the four great temples situated in Beijing.
Here we experience enchanting displays of traditional dancing, singing and the delicately precise ancient art of calligraphy.
We’ll also explore the small ‘hutong’ lanes of old Beijing by rickshaw and visit a local family in a traditional courtyard house.
State television reported the woman had shouted that she killed the child and threatened to blow herself up as she held up the head outside Oktyabrskoye Pole Metro station, in the northwest suburbs of the city.
Upon arrival at Beijing Airport, you will be met and transferred to the five-star Regent Hotel (or similar), which is located in the historical centre of the city.
This luxurious Beijing hotel is minutes from the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing shopping street, the Oriental Plaza and picturesque hutongs (old lanes).
We will enjoy a welcome reception dinner at a local restaurant, giving you the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and look ahead to your 21 day voyage of a lifetime.
Dress Code for speed dating: Smart casual: for men dress trousers or jeans, a shirt (tie optional), leather loafers or dressy slip-ons; for women – a skirt (long or short), a blouse or turtleneck, mid-heel shoes.
Speed Dating events happen twice a week and spaces are limited.