City breaks to Beijing
Beijing is a breath-taking city break destination with world famous sights and world class attractions. Only here can you see Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall of China, the temple of heaven and much more. Beijing is a great city break destination as it is the historical and cultural centre of China. The city hosted the 2008 Olympic Games and the games have left a long lasting legacy as the city is a modern vibrant city perfect for a city break, family holiday or honeymoon. Book a city break to Beijing today with Club Travel and get the best deals on cheap flights and hotels in Beijing. The city also offers an astounding array of cultural activities through the many art galleries, museums and theatres. Beijing is also a great city for nightlife with a party happening 24/7 this is a city break you will never forget. Book a city break to Beijing today with Club Travel for the best deals on city breaks, flights, hotels and holidays.
Hotels in Beijing
Call us today to find the perfect hotel for your city break to Beijing. We have over 250 hotels in Beijing for you to choose form and we offer the best deals on hotels in Beijing. Here are just two of the spectacular hotels we can offer.
The Presidential is a five star hotel which is centrally located in Beijing's western district close to China's commercial banking institutions, Diao Yu Tai State Guest House, Beijing Exhibition Hall, Beijing Zoo, and shopping centre. It is a 5-minute walk to the subway station.
Jianguo Garden This luxury hotel has all the features you would expect of such a hotel and is located near the shopping and business district. It is convenient for guests to visit the famous tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and the Tian' anmen square.
Sights and things to do in Beijing
Great Wall of China and Ming Tombs 2,500 years old the great wall is one of the world’s most magnificent sights. A visit to the great wall can easily be combined with a visit to see the final resting ace of the Emperors of the Ming dynasty.
Forbidden City a Mystical complex of buildings and chambers.
Temple of Heaven often called Beijing’s most beautiful building, the temple symbolises the meeting point between heaven and earth.
Tiananmen Square This is the site of many important moments during Chinas turbulent history.
Summer Palace a grand imperial palace situated in a vast public park with lakes and gardens.
Dining in Beijing you will find strange and wonderful new foods to try. Some are only for the very adventurous, like lightly seared snake on a stick from a street vendor however most Chinese food will surprise and delight the taste buds with their delicious flavours. One of the most famous dishes of Beijing which has achieved world fame is Peking duck. This dish has been served since the times of Imperial China and offers the chance to taste an authentic Chinese dish. Chinese food is heavily based on rice with fresh vegetables. Noodles are also very popular.
Nightlife in Beijing
Beijing has a vibrant nightlife and many top class nightclubs like Coco Banana, Babyface, Mix and Suzie. Drinking is not the only night time activity as you can also take a trip to Beijing Opera, acrobatic or dramatic performances.
Beijing Capital International Airport is located 32km northeast of Beijing’s city centre. It is a huge airport with three terminals. The airport is linked to the city centre by rail which takes around 16-120mins. Buses and taxis are also available.
Weather in Beijing visitors to Beijing in winter will experience a cold, dry climate with snow at times. Winter is very cold indeed with average temperatures at of -4degrees Celsius. The summer is hot, humid and wet and you can expect temperatures of between 29-38 degrees Celsius.
Electricity You will need an adapter to use the sockets in China as they are two flat-pronged pinned plugs.
Currency The currency in China is the Renminbi.
Beijing Time Beijing is 8 hours ahead of Irish time (+8GMT)
Visa requirements Irish Citizens travelling to China require a visa, apply here well in advance of travel. http://www.travelchinaguide.com/embassy/pdf/visa-application.pdf