The Peninsula Beijing Peninsula Academy

The Peninsula Academy provides in-house guests with the chance to learn about and gain exposure to the unique in Beijing. The rich culture of the capital and it's hidden gems are highlighted in a variety of bespoke programmes including activities  such as a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour of the Great Wall, a rickshaw Hutong tour, a kite making class at Tiananmen Square and many more.

 

Academy PROGRAMME

  • Pendant près de cinq cents ans, depuis le début de la dynastie Ming jusqu’à la chute de la dynastie Qing en 1912, la Cité interdite de Pékin représentait le centre du pouvoir impérial chinois. Bien que la capitale et les palais de l’ancienne dynastie mongole Yuan se trouvaient près du site de la cité actuelle, le vaste palais que nous voyons aujourd’hui et sa surélévation par rapport à la ville qui l’entoure sont bien une réalisation de l’empereur Yongle et de ses architectes. Ces pavillons rouges, nés du rêve de Yongle, composent aujourd’hui le plus grand monument encore visible de l’histoire impériale chinoise.

    Après le formidable accomplissement de Yongle, l’empereur Qianlong contribua aussi grandement au succès de l’impérialisme chinois pendant la période Qian. Ce programme offre une vision interne de l’architecture complexe de cette majestueuse cité avec un aperçu de la vie extraordinaire de la famille impériale chinoise de l’époque. L’aventure continue au Huang Ting où notre maître de thé expérimenté vous accueillera avec un festin pour accompagner votre cérémonie du thé personnalisée.

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    Tarifs

    6 600 RMB pour une personne

    7 200 RMB pour deux personnes 

    8 000 RMB pour trois personnes

    8 750 RMB pour quatre personnes

    9 500 RMB pour cinq personnes


    Détails complémentaires

    Ce programme de 3,5 heures se déroule de 9 h à 12 h 30 et est disponible du mardi au vendredi. (Disponible le lundi en juillet et août)

    Réservation requise deux semaines à l’avance

    Cinq participants maximum

  • Ce programme de l'Académie Peninsula dévoile l’importance historique du Temple du Ciel pour des événements occupant une place primordiale dans le calendrier impérial chinois. L’expérience débute par un transfert en voiture avec chauffeur pour une visite matinale privée de ce parc historique, où un maître de tai-chi vous donnera un aperçu des activités qui se déroulaient dans ce bâtiment ingénieusement construit sur les ordres de Qianlong, empereur de la dynastie Qing. Plus tard dans la matinée, les hôtes pourront apprendre les mouvements de base du tai-chi. Cette pratique fascinante est censée débloquer et activer le flux du Qi, ou énergie, dans tout le corps. On dit aussi que le tai-chi rééquilibre le yin et le yang, conservant ainsi les éléments opposés en parfaite harmonie. Enfin, vous terminerez par un brunch Naturally Peninsula au Huang Ting, spécialement conçu pour enrichir votre expérience régénérante.
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    Tarifs

    2 800 RMB pour une personne
    3 600 RMB pour deux personnes
    4 400 RMB pour trois personnes
    5 200 RMB pour quatre personnes
    6 400 RMB pour cinq personnes
    Toutes taxes comprises


    Détails complémentaires
    Ce programme de 3 heures se déroule de 8 h à 11 h
    Cinq participants maximum
    Réservation requise deux semaines à l’avance
    Sous réserve de disponibilité
  • This unrivalled adventure kicks off with a helicopter ride soaring high above the tourist queues, to watch the magnificent wall snake its way through the valleys of the Juyong Pass. From the luxury of your helicopter seat, you will take in aerial panoramas including the glorious Bird’s Nest Stadium – co-designed for the Olympics by artist and activist Ai Weiwei and so-called because of the numerous trussed steel columns giving it the resemblance of a bird’s nest – before touching down for an exquisite Champagne brunch on the Great Wall itself.

     

    From the splendour of the past to the vibrancy of the present, you will be transported in a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce to Beijing’s contemporary 798 Art Zone, where you can browse works at your leisure and gain private access to a renowned artist’s gallery and open kitchen. Back at the hotel, you will be pampered in style at the Peninsula Spa in preparation for a six-course Peking Duck feast in our award-winning Huang Ting restaurant.

     

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    • Peninsula Style

      Get picked up from your room by our Peninsula Page, who will escort you to a bespoke Rolls-Royce for your day-of-a-lifetime trip above and through Beijing’s past and present.

       

    • Bird's Eye View

      Fly high in a helicopter above the Great Wall and the Bird’s Nest Stadium. Following this, a Champagne brunch will be served on the wall.

       

    • Artscape at 798

      Enjoy the Peninsula Afternoon Tea at 798 Art Zone with exclusive access to artists’ studios.

       

    • Time to Relax

      Unwind with an aromatherapy massage and facial at the Peninsula Spa followed by a six-course dinner at the Huang Ting restaurant.

       

    Tarifs

    RMB 22,700 for one person 
    RMB 27,800 for two persons 
    RMB 32,900 for three persons 
    Prices include tax

    Détails complémentaires
    • The maximum number of persons is three
    • Advance reservation of 48 hours in advance is required
    • Minimum 16 years of age
    • This programme is subject to availability

     

  • With a history of over 1,000 years, Chinese dumplings or jiaozi as they are known, are one of the most time-honoured dishes in Chinese cooking. Eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this doughy staple of the local diet is generally vegetable or meat-filled, boiled, steamed or fried and dipped in soy-vinegar.

    Your unique introduction to this ancient fare will begin with a visit to ‘Food Street’ (Hu Guo Si Da Jie) where you can fuel up on a typical Beijing breakfast of jian bing (savoury crepes). You will then absorb the sights and smells of the sixty-year-old Si Huan fresh market with a Peninsula chef, picking the freshest produce, spices and oils to personally recreate the classic dumpling.

     

    Your exclusive masterclass with Chef Zhao follows. Innovate and create your own dumpling in-house with the expertise of Chef Zhao and his guidance. This culinary and cultural extravaganza culminates in a four-course dumpling lunch at Huang Ting, where you reap the fruits of your dumpling labour.

     

     

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    • For Starters

      Meet in the hotel lobby where you will be greeted by a Peninsula Pageboy, who will give you a personal taster of the hotel’s signature service. Be transported to ‘Food Street’, take breakfast and sample Beijing Muslim snacks and Imperial pastries at Huguosi Xiaochi, one of the city’s oldest patisseries.

      Explore the Si Huan Market with Chef Zhao, where you will visit specialty tofu, sorghum (Chinese wine) and soybean drink stalls and can choose ingredients from the oil, spice and paste workshops for your private dumpling masterclass later.

    • Main Course

      Back at the hotel, change into your chef’s whites for your dumpling cooking class with maestro Chef Zhao, hosted in his kitchen.

    • For Afters

      Finish this unrivalled experience with a four-course lunch and take away a personalised Peninsula food basket.

       

    Tarifs

    RMB 1,100 for one person
    RMB 1,500 for two persons
    RMB 2,000 for three persons
    RMB 2,500 for four persons
    RMB 3,000 for five persons
    For a group of more than five, we will charge RMB 500 for each additional person
    Prices include tax


    Détails complémentaires
    • The programme duration is 5 hours from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Advance reservation of 48 hours is required
    • Minimum 13 years of age
    • This programme is subject to availability
  • Beijing’s hutongs are narrow streets or alleyways formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences built around a quadrangle. The word hutong comes from the Mongolian for water wells, nodding to the fact that communities gather around wells. Although many of the city’s hutongs have been demolished to make way for modern roads and high-rise buildings, some have been preserved as designated areas of Chinese culture. Those that survived, give a real glimpse into Beijing life as it has been for generations.

     

    From their size and style, you can tell whether the compounds belonged to the rich and powerful or the poor. On this exclusive tour, you will get an insight into both, with visits to more humble abodes as well as the mansions of Prince Gong, one of the most extravagant and ornate residential compounds in Beijing, and Soong Ching Ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen, former president of the People’s Republic of China.

     

     

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    • Old Beijing

      Meet in the lobby where you will be greeted by a Peninsula Page and be transported in luxury to the hutongs around the Hou Hai district.

       

    • Rickshaw Ride

      Explore the nooks and crannies of old Beijing by rickshaw and get an guided insight into traditional Chinese life and architecture.

       

    Tarifs

    RMB 1,800 for one person
    RMB 2,500 for two persons
    RMB 3,800 for three persons
    RMB 4,500 for four persons
    RMB 5,800 for five persons
    Prices include tax


    Détails complémentaires
    • The programme duration is 4 hours between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and is only available February through November
    • Advance reservation of 48 hours is required
    • Minimum 13 years of age
    • This programme is subject to availability
  • Being a master chocolatier involves perfecting the art of working with the sweet ingredient to create not only delicious desserts, but also beautiful and skillfully crafted pieces of chocolate art.

    Under the guidance of The Peninsula’s Chef Yannick - who worked as a pastry chef in the Michelin-starred restaurant Spoon founded by the legendary Alain Ducasse - youngsters will learn to tell their bain-maries from their ballotins, their bitter from their Belgian, and get an up-close insight into the intricacies of chocolate dessert-making, Peninsula-style.

     

    Each child will takeaway their very own ‘cocoa kit’ filled with a personalised apron, chocolate buttons, custom-made whisk and special chocolate molds to continue the smooth and succulent art of chocolatier at home. And their very own handmade desserts of course.

     

     

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    • Sweet Dreams

      The programme kicks off in the pastry kitchen of our restaurant Jing, where children get acquainted with Chef Yannick. After a tour of the kitchen and an introduction to the tools of the trade, the chocolate fun begins.

       

    • It's All in the Flavour

      Experiment with texture, shape, flavour and consistency to create one-of-a kind delicious chocolates in iconic Peninsula molds.

       

    Tarifs

    RMB 700 for one person
    RMB 1,300 for two persons
    RMB 1,900 for three persons
    Prices include all tax

    Détails complémentaires
    • The programme duration is 1.5 hours between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm
    • Advance reservation of 24 hours is required
    • The maximum number of persons is three
    • Each guest must be between 8 and 16 years of age
    • This programme is subject to availability
  • Made from bamboo, paper, silk and rattan, traditional Chinese kites are usually crafted in the shapes of animals: dragonflies, swallows, butterflies and centipedes. With their grace and symmetry, the kites are said to be emblematic of freedom and their making is seen as a vehicle for artistic expression.

     

    Under the guidance of the kite master, you will start by choosing a design for your kite – maybe a dragon or a fish or something simpler for your first attempt. Then you will build your frame and choose material to cover it: silk is the traditional fabric, but you may also use strong paper, nylon or plastic. Balance and proportions are key to ensure your kite stays aloft. Once you have cut the material to fit your frame, you are ready to paint and decorate your kite. Attach it to your frame; add the string bridle and you are fit to fly in the nearby Temple of Heaven Park. But don’t let it go, because according to Chinese folklore, this can bring bad luck!

     

     

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    • Kite Craft

      Meet at the concierge desk, where the Peninsula Pageboy will take you to the luxurious Peninsula Suite to learn the secrets of kite-making from an esteemed master of the art. Snacks and drinks will be served throughout.

       

    • Flying High

      Travel to a local park in signature Peninsula transport to fly your custom-made kites, wind-permitting.

       

    Tarifs

    RMB 3,900 for one person
    RMB 4,500 for two persons
    RMB 5,200 for three persons
    Prices include all tax


    Détails complémentaires
    • The programme duration is 3 hours between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and is available March through October
    • Advance reservation of 24 hours is required
    • The maximum number of persons is three
    • Each guest must be between 8 and 18 years of age
    • This programme is subject to availability
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