Views of the great wall of China with Beijing vacations

Beijing Vacations: A Historical Panorama

Behind the bustle and buzz of modernity, Beijing’s iconic destinations invite you to delve into this capital city’s amazing past. From the historic Forbidden City, and the awe-inspiring Great Wall, to the 100-acre Tiananmen Square, and the enchanting hutong alleys, you’re in for a cultural treat in Beijing. With opera and punk rock, sidewalk food vendors and elegant restaurants, Beijing fuses contradictions and contrasts into one remarkable experience. Soak it all in with a vacation package by Liberty Travel that’s customized just for you.

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Beijing at a Glance

Currency: Renminbi (RMB) ¥

Tipping Customs: Tipping is not customary, though high-end restaurants may add a 10-15% service charge

Language: Mandarin

Popular Drink: Ginger Tea

Must Eat: Peking Roast Duck

Power Up: Plug type A, C, and I 220V


Weather: Beijing has a temperate and continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons

Best Time to Visit: All year round. September-November is the popular season when Fall weather is pleasant.

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Foo dog guarding the forbidden city in Beijing

Top Things to Do in Beijing

Visit the Beijing Opera
Enjoy the fascinating music, singing, costumes and performance of a traditional opera. Then try on a few opera costumes and make-up, too.

Explore the Forbidden City
Visit the Forbidden City with a local guide and learn about the Imperial Palace which was home to 24 emperors from 1420 until 1924.

Tour the silk factory
From silkworms to cocoons, learn how silk is made and see beautiful silk bedding and garments.

Head to the Great Wall, China
Take a tour of one of the great wonders of the world as it winds up and down across varied terrains like a dragon.

Discover the Hutong area
Take a pedicab through the narrow lanes of this unique alley. Enjoy a visit to the market and a local Chinese family.

Chinese fan from Beijing

Beijing Vacation Packages: Chinese History the Liberty Travel Way

Whether you’re looking to explore Beijing like a local, or soak in its iconic sites like a tourist, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Beijing vacation package crafted just for you.

When you book with us, you get:

  • Real People. More than a travel agent, your Beijing consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
  • Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Beijing for a truly personalized booking experience.
  • Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive Beijing vacation packages, including our Journeys.
  • Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

We know Beijing. Leave the planning to us.