The ancient capital offers something for every kind of traveler. Trek along the iconic Great Wall, watch locals sing opera at the Temple of Heaven or stroll by Houhai lake in the old town at dusk. After taking in the sites and sounds of Beijing's past, explore a modern city which attracts an intellectually savvy, politically sophisticated urban elite flocking to the nation's cultural and artistic hub.

Beijing has been China's beating heart for the past 600 years and no one can attempt to understand China without it, but by the same token, Beijing is as easy to be captivated by as it is difficult to explain. Republicans rule it from an Imperial Palace. An officially atheist city, it is packed with ancient temples. The runaway engine of global capitalism is managed by Communists. The seat of China's government, the headquarters of its largest companies, the site of two of the largest airports in the world, the most important transport hub in northern China. Superlatives and contradictions come easily to this fascinating power broker of the past, present and future.

It was like good choreography each detail so well rehearsed that it seemed effortless. My personal favourite was our hike with our children on the Great Wall and arriving in the first tower to find a chef ready with lunch was an astounding moment. It took my breath away.


Custom Itineraries

Explore beijing through the eyes of a local

Albeit, slightly biased, we believe everyone should experience Beijing first hand. Explore traditional winding hutong alleyways and stand in the shadows of modern high-rise architecture. This ancient modern city, home to the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2022 Winter Olympics, will become ever more prominent — so why not explore it?

We customize each of our itineraries based on your interests and traveling style. The itinerary below forms a base to start the conversation.

Be picked up at the jetway upon arrival at Beijing, helped through airport formalities and whisked away to the luxury accommodation of your choice.
Walk across Tiananmen Square into the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City) where you might consider special access to normally closed sections. In the afternoon, explore the old section of the city criss-crossed by hutong or alleyways.
Drive northwards our of the city to enjoy the magnificent Great Wall of China.

Luxury Accommodations

A wide-ranging selection of beautiful, new luxury hotels with spacious rooms and sparkling bathrooms covering a spectrum of tastes from contemporary to classic, hip to heritage and everything in between.

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Aman Summer Palace

The Aman hotel comprises buildings of the Summer Palace originally dedicated for visiting dignitaries' use.


One of Beijing's newest properties offers a beautiful view over the diplomatic area as well as stunning Italian styling.

Cwsw Shangri-La

There are 6 Shangri-La properties in Beijing, each offering its own particular style. CWSW is their top hotel for demanding luxury leisure travelers.

Four Seasons

Four Seasons is renowned for its guest-centered service and approach. This is typified by this property located in the center of Beijing's diplomatic and business area.

Opposite House

Kengo Kuma, the Japanese designer, shook up Beijing's hospitality world with his focus on contemporary art, minimalistic design and boundary breaking concepts.


Following its recent multi-million dollar renovation, this all suite hotel offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of Beijng's cultural center.


One of the first hotels opened by Rosewood internationally after New World bought the brand, this property offers sophistication with a residential feel. Located in the business central district, it can also be rightfully proud of its great restaurants.

Waldorf Astoria

The Beijing folie of COFCO, one of China's most profitable State Owned Enterprises, no expense was spared in the copper-clad exterior and lacquered interiors of this marvelous property with tremendous traditional courtyard suites.

Your Personal Traveling Concierge

Our China Hosts

Our China Hosts are part of what makes us unique; they help explain our success for over twenty years. Our China Hosts have been hand selected and expertly trained to provide you with the most unforgettable journey. From seamlessly ensuring flawless logistics, to deepening your cultural immersion, to effecting last minute adjustments, in the words of a guest, they take a trip "from excellence to perfection". Before you travel with us, it's hard to imagine what a China Host brings to the party. After, it's hard to imagine traveling without one.

suggested guide: Leon

Leon, whose Chinese name is Yeechun, compares his job as a guide to an octopus managing lots of things at once with each of its tentacles – with nearly three decades of experience, he is now adept at caring for the differing requirements of visitors to his hometown of Beijing. In the early 1980’s China began to open her doors to the outside world. Foreign language skills were much sought after for new occupations such as that of a guide. After graduating with a degree in English in 1989, Leon was assigned to work as a guide and hasn’t looked back since. Leon has a passion for introducing travellers to his city and has never lost his desire to help others.

Fine Dining & Authentic Cuisine

Experience the finest in Chinese and Western cuisine

Roasted to perfection in a fruit wood-fired oven and served with exquisite homemade plum sauce or with sugar and garlic, nowhere in the world will you find Peking Duck like you will in Beijing. Savor the delights of Northern Chinese cuisine from wheat noodles in a soybean sauce to sought after candied fruit sweets, your taste buds will thank you for bringing them here.


  • Beijing is the capital of China
  • It consists of 6 city districts, 8 suburban districts and 2 rural counties
  • Population: 21.52 million (2015)
  • Literal Meaning of Beijing: Northern Capital

Brief History

  • 221 BC Beijing is the Yan State Capital during the Warring States Period
  • 1271 Beijing becomes the national capital of the Yuan Dynasty
  • 1402 Beijing becomes the capital city of the Ming Dynasty (1368 — 1644)
  • 1644 Beijing continues as the capital city during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)
  • 1912 Beijing formally appointed the capital of the Republic of China
  • Oct 1, 1949 Mao Zedong inaugurates the People's Republic of China from the gate of the Forbidden City
  • 2008 Beijing hosts the Summer Olympic Games
  • Nov 15, 2012 Xi Jingping becomes the leader of the People's Republic of China


  • Located in the northeast part of China, at the tip of the North China Plain, close to the juncture between the Xishan and Yanshan mountain ranges.
  • Average altitude: 44 meters (144 feet) above sea level
  • Highest peak: over 2,000 meters (6,600 ft)
  • Main Rivers: Yongding, Juma, Chaobai, and the North Canal
  • Total area coverage: 16,807.8 km2 (6,489.5 m2)