Your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at 08:00 in the morning. Your private Beijing day trip will start with a visit to the remarkable Tiananmen Square, a landmark in the center of the Beijing City. Then, you will be accompanied to walk through the Tiananmen Tower towards to the majestic Forbidden City and have a cultural visit of it. The Forbidden City used to be the imperial palace for about 600 years during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911) and is regarded as a remarkable ancient architectural masterpiece of China, as well as the largest and the most complete ancient architectural complex in the world. Lunch will be arranged on your own. You may get some suggestions about good restaurants nearby for lunch from your local professional tour guide In the afternoon, you will continue your private Beijing tour to the Mutianyu Great Wall by a 1.5 hours' ride. Once on top, you can take in the awe-inspiring view of the Great Wall traversing the lush mountains with many watchtowers distributed along the ramparts. The round-way cable car is included for the visit. After the day is completed, your guide will escort you back to you hotel.
What better way to go sightseeing in Budapest than on a guided bike tour of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities? Spend a relaxing day touring both sides of the Danube with a small group as you familiarize yourself with this breathtaking city and all it has to offer. After a short stop at the gorgeous Hungarian House of Parliament, you will ride to the Buda side to discover the Castle District (Disz tér), which is the oldest part of Budapest. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is where you can find the city’s most important monuments such as the Matthias Church, the Fishermen's Bastion, the Buda Castle, the Alexander Palace and the Royal Palace. Next, you will return to Pest to see the Gresham Palace, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the St. Stephen's Basilica and Liberty Square. Then, the route to Heroes' Square will take you along the famous Andrássy Avenue, which is also listed as a World Heritage Site. Before ending the tour at the City Park, you will also see the Opera House and the House of Terror, which commemorates the two main oppressive regimes in Hungary: Fascism and Communism.
Discover the secrets of wine making on this amazing tour which will take you to the fastest-developing wine region in the country, the quaint Hungarian village of Eytek. Thanks to its exceptional climate and chalky soil, Etyek has become an ideal place for growing grapes to make aromatic and flavorful wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Italian Riesling – to name a few. Here you will visit a family winery and as you tour the estate and their wine cellars, you will see how your favorite wines are made. Before ending your tour, you could go wine tasting (optional) or purchase a bottle or two of your own to take home.
Get acquainted with the life of the historic Benedictine community on this cultural tour which will take you to the picturesque town of Pannonhalma, situated on the western side of Hungary. After getting picked-up from your hotel, you will go on a 1.5-hour drive to Pannonhalma, formerly known as Győrszentmárton, to visit the Pannonhalma Archabbey. Considered one of the oldest historic monuments in the country, the Archabbey includes one of the masterpieces of medieval Hungarian architecture - the beautiful 13th C Basilica. Here you will go on a walking tour through the Basilica, the monastery, the Crypt, the Cloisters and the Library followed by a short introductory film about the Archabbey. Before ending your tour, you could check out the panoramic views of the town from Saint Martin Hill so make sure you grab your camera.
Santiago de Compostela, with its impressive Cathedral, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world, famous for its “Caminhos de Santiago”. In this tour, you will not only visit this beautiful city, but Valença do Minho as well, dominated with a fortress of two towers and a double great wall projected in the Vouban Style.