2010 Olympic Retrospective Tour
Tours to 2008
Beijing Olympic Game Sites: Bird's Nest and Water Cube
two weeks in August of 2008, Beijing was the center of the world. The
2008 Summer Olympic brought Beijing (and all of China) to the forefront
of the world, and cemented the country as one of the world’s new
superpowers. This tour will show you the monumental sights of new
Beijing’s crowning achievement. On today’s tour we will also see some
other modern sights that symbolize Beijing’s new-found importance and
bright future. On this tour you will have a better understanding on the
way Beijing is moving forward in the world.
Tour Price: 299
RMB (per adult) or USD45; 149 RMB (per child aged 3-12) or USD23; Free for infants.
Olympic Park, National Stadium (Bird's Nest), National Swimming Center
(Water Cube), with bonus tour to 798 Art Zone and National Grand
Tour Duration: 7:30 a.m. -
1. Our English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel between
2. We will then head directly to the
Olympic Park, the center of the 2008 Olympics. On all sides around you,
you can see the grand structures that showcased the greatest athletes in
3. We will first head to the “Bird’s
Nest”, otherwise known as Beijing National Stadium. This iconic
structure hosted the glorious opening ceremonies of the Olympics, and is
still in use today to host events such as skiing and opera. It will take
about 40 minutes to explore the structure.
4. Then we will walk the short
distance to the Water Cube, which hosted the swimming and diving events
of the Olympics. This is the scene of Michael Phelps’ record-shattering
5. You then have a chance to get some
traditional handicrafts and curios at a local market. Be sure to bargain
hard, because you can often get something at half the asking price. Our
guide will give you a hand!
6. After a refreshing Chinese lunch,
we will make the drive across town to the 798 Art Zone, Beijing’s hip
neighborhood for avant garde art. The 798 Art Zone is Beijing’s ground
zero for new, iconoclastic ideas and expression, sort of like a Beijing
version of Greenwich Village.
7. After strolling around the
neighborhood for an hour, we will drive to the center of town to the
Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, otherwise known as “The
Bubble” for its distinctive shape. This futuristic building is a symbol
of Beijing’s rapid modernization drive, and it will take about an hour
to examine “The Bubble.”
8. We will then drop you off at your hotel, ending your day’s tour.
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