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  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

Enhance your sightseeing experience in Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most captivating sights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in the ancient mystery of the Forbidden City; absorb the majestic charm of the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven; and stroll around the legendary Tiananmen Square. Relax during a scenic bus ride; purchase special souvenirs in the bustling Pearl Market; and satisfy an appetite for authenticity with a traditional Chinese lunch.  


  • Full-day nine-hour tour of Beijing's classic attractions: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven
  • Tiananmen Square's monuments and halls
  • Forbidden City Imperial Palace Museum
  • Temple of Heaven holy temple
  • Summer Palace grounds and art gallery
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from city-centre Beijing hotels

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Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square

Greet your knowledgeable guide at Tiananmen Square to commence your captivating sightseeing tour. Gain fascinating insight into the history of the structure from your accomplished guide, hearing of how Chairman Moa and the rise of communism links to the palace. Next, venture to the fascinating Forbidden City to absorb the powerful majesty of the complex; tour four opulent halls and hear of the palace’s turbulent yet prosperous past as you stroll. 

Revitalize with a delicious lunch in a traditional restaurant then venture to the Temple of Heaven, a temple that boasts the title of China’s largest. Marvel at the exquisite example of ecclesiastical architecture then head to your final destination, a pristine palace that has been a retreat and refuge for emperors fro over 800 years. 

On arrival at the Summer Palace, wander amid the botanical beauty of the surrounding grounds and explore the temples and art pieces that pepper the park. After your tour comes to a conclusion, bid farewell to your guide and continue to explore independently if you wish. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour as it condenses the main highlights of Beijing... The tour guide was excellent and very funny... Be prepared to walk A LOT!

Bettina J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour and bang for your buck! You see all the most important sights of Beijing with a very informative guide. Would have liked a bit more time to see the Summer Palace and explore the parks around the Temple of Heaven.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our guide was fantastic with exceptional historical knowledge. I can't wait to rewatch The Last Emperor, so I can relive all the fond memories of this tour.

Vanessa V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Small group of 7 persons only. Incredible guide. Don't miss that !

Lou K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Classic Full Day Beijing City Tour was excellent--it would be very challenging to get a good perspective in the absence of this guided tour. The tour guide -Jackie was excellent--very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor and good communication skills. He provided very good background historical information and context to the significant points of interest.
The bus driver also did a skillful job of navigating the competitive Beijing traffic.

Roscoe S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great Tours and Great Tour Guide he went out of his way to make sure we saw everything. Great story teller.

Wai Ping W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My tour guide Cherry is very knowledgeable. I particularly like Temple of Heaven. Forbidden City is very pretty too.

William S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a long day, but this is the best way to see the main sights of Beijing in one day. The tour coordinates ticket admission at each site, which in itself was worth the price of the tour.

Victoria was our tour guide, and she did a fantastic job.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great tour and a fantastic way to see the top sites in Beijing that are usually very busy and difficult to move around. Jackie was a very informative tour guide and there photograph opportunities that I don't think were available with the other tours running that day around the Forbidden City in particular. Highly recommend!

Elaine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a fantastic day from start to finish would recommend this
A lot of walking so carry water and a hat.
Restaurant was very nice and so was the food
If you get Jacki male he is of a very high standard and great to be around

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