OVERVIEW

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime in Beijing, China! Your group will venture into this ancient city learning about its unparalleled culture and deep-rooted history along the way. You will even get the opportunity to climb The Great Wall! After experiencing Beijing’s rich history, your group will depart for the edge of the city to serve with a local foster home. A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you on the China Service & Culture tour!

ITINERARY

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY


DAY 2: MID-DAY ARRIVAL / EXPLORE BEIJING

  • Arrive in Beijing, China
  • Meet your Joshua Expeditions Tour Guide at the airport
  • Transfer to hotel for check-in | 4-5 Star Downtown Beijing Hotel
  • Chinese Language Lesson & Basic Introductions by local Chinese Guide
  • Dinner | Authentic Chinese Dumpling Restaurant (Included)

*Today’s activities will depend on the group’s arrival time.

DAY 3: CULTURE & HISTORY IN BEIJING

  • Breakfast at hotel (included)
  • Temple of Heaven | Walking Tour (Chinese social interaction and cultural group activities)
  • Shopping at Hong Qiao Market | More authentic Chinese items
  • Lunch at Hong Qiao Market | On your own ($5-$7 per person)
  • Subway to Tiananmen Square
  • Visit Tiananmen Square | Self-Guided (bring passports)
    *Optional Free Activity – Walkthrough Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Mausoleum of Mao Zedong)
    **Hours | 8am-Noon Tuesday through Sunday
  • Walking tour of the Forbidden City (licensed Chinese tour guide)
  • Dinner | Famous Peking Duck Dinner (included)
  • Chinese Acrobatic Performance “China National Acrobatic Troop”
  • Devotions and lights out

DAY 4: CHINA’S GREAT WALL AT MUTIANYU

  • Breakfast at the hotel (included)
  • Scenic drive through the Chinese countryside
  • Countryside farmers lunch (included)
  • Explore the Great Wall at Mutianyu (hike to the top or take the cable car ride)
  • Toboggan sled ride to the bottom
  • Dinner | Mongolian BBQ (included)
  • Back to the hotel for the devotions

DAY 5: BEIJING INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (SUNDAYS ONLY) / DEPART FOR FOSTER HOME

  • Breakfast at the hotel (included)
  • Pack up and depart the hotel
  • Church service at the Beijing International Christian Fellowship
  • Worship with ex-pats from over 70 nations around the world at BCIF
  • Lunch & Arrive at the Foster Home | Quick Introduction
  • Tour Facility & Playtime in nurseries
  • Dinner in the canteen
  • Group free time (no playing in nurseries past this time)
  • Possible local community activities: basketball, community dances, ping pong and more** Evening activities will vary based on foster home location.

DAYS 6-8: FOSTER HOME* (*ACTIVITES MAY VARY BASED ON FOSTER HOME)

  • Breakfast in the canteen
  • Playtime in nurseries
  • Lunch in the canteen
  • Work projects (will have a sign-up for projects)
    (Kids are taking naps from 11am-1pm so we ask no visitors in nurseries during this time)
  • Playtime in nurseries
  • Dinner in the canteen (we will take the group to dinner in the village one night)
  • Group free time (no playing in nurseries past this time)

DAY 9: DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast & packing up
  • Depart for Beijing International Airport | Groups must arrive 3-hours prior to departure
  • Departure | Head for home

 

APPLICABLE DETAILS

*Additional service days and opportunities are available based on schedule, availability and group size.

**If you have specific sights that you would like to see while in China, please let us know.

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WHY TRAVEL WITH JE?

Here at Joshua Expeditions, our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for life change through travel. Every high-quality travel experience with JE is a chance for travelers to deepen their understanding of God, examine new cultures through a Biblical worldview, and help give back through the JE Ministry Fund. Explore the world with JE and see how you can make a difference.

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