4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Beijing Historical Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I ended up being the only one in my tour group. My tour guide was vary informative, was able to take the tour at my pace. Lunch was way more than one person could possibly eat and was very standard chinese fare.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Maria was fabulous an very knowledgeable. She really made history come alive. I would highly recommend her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Victoria was great

LONGINO S
Costa Rica

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour was incredible, The guide was marvelous explaining everything I recommend everyone to do this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We were a group of seven, with Cynthia as our guide. A very full day, with lots of walkng. Cynthia was a superb guide - we couldn't fault her. Knowlegeable, enthusiastic, and very helpful.. A great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Absolutely fabulous. Our guide Cynthia was an absolute angel. She was so friendly, knowledgable and professional. Our tour was comprehensive, fun and complete. Would book again in a heartbeat. Thanks so very much for a great day.

Grayden H
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Excellent insight into the Forbidden City. Would be good to have gotten more information on Tiananmen Square or being able to tour some of the surrounding builds of the Square. Tour guide was excellent - really nice and spoke the best English of any of our guides.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

great really enjoyed the Forbidden City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Had Connie again for this one, she was great! I also had this one to myself; she let me pick how much/little time we took at each place and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

What my family appreciate most was the personalized treatment of our guide Chynthia Cai. My kids like her so much and we seem to be in one family as we went along. She was so knowledgable and accommodating. Marvelous tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Tour 2 of 4 in Beijing and a more cultural and historical look at Beijing, We had Jackie Li for the second day running and on this tour my wife and I were the only 2 so a private tour which was lovely. I have already made reference to other peoples reviews relating to "full days" and side trips on tours in my review of the Badaling section of the great wall, I think that they both add to the tours and make them more comfortable. After our tour of Tiananmen Square and the forbidden city (Where our guide showed us where to get the best photos away from the crowds) then it was on to the silk factory where we bought some lovely gifts for our family, again no pressure to buy and if you say no they don't mind as I didn't buy things on every tour. However my wife had wanted to go to the silk market anyway, yes you can buy things cheaper elsewhere and we did that as well but the quality really was better in the silk factory so just decide whether you want cheap from the silk market or well made from the factory, there isn't a huge difference in price.
Then we stopped at the temple of heaven and the walk through the park and gardens was wonderful with local people meeting to dance, play or yoga in the park is really something special and shows a real sense of community in Beijing that is lovely. I realise I don't mention the sites themselves much but the speak for themselves.
Then off for lunch which was pleasant everyday although the first day at the jade factory was probably the best or at the enamel factory but all lunches on every tour were very nice and plenty of food.
Then back to the hotel by 2pm and off out for the afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

This was a very interesting tour had a great day and our tour guide was the best she supplied so much info and answered all our questions thank you
Lunch however was terrible

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Mr. Jackie Li was the most well informed and super funny tour guide ever. He planned everything out so meticulously (for example he took us to the sites at certain times of the day where there would be the least amount of tourists). He was so friendly as well. Thank you for making our trip great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Excellent tour and Excellent Guide. We were fortunate to have Jacky Lee to ourselves (my brother, sister, and myself). Jacky travels about 2 hours each way to the city to tell tourists all about his country and history all in an energetic and amazing tour. We had no issues at all. The next day we had another tour setup and were grateful to have Jacky as our guide again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

We had a marvelous time! The guide was friendly, helpful, and easy to understand. She contacted us the night before, with clear directions on the meeting time, and what we could expect on the tour. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Having a guide is a must to get the full appreciation of all there is to experience. This tour is very highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Michael was great -- had a really good time, excellent English speaking skills, personable, knows a lot. Would highly recommend him.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

My daughter and I were the only two people signed up for the tour that day. We were so fortunate to have our own private guide and driver. Serry was fantastic - her English was flawless and she was a wealth of information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Totally excellent! Even though the weather was not so great (it was pouring rain), it didn't matter at all. Just excellent work from the guide, so much insight into history of the places, so fascinating!

Carol H
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Great tour and given plenty of time to walk around for pictures etc. Excellent guide. Tour did not disappoint.

HUGH H
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Unbelievable!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

The tour was wonderful. The guide, Jason was so interresting. He spoke english very well ( the best guide) .
He was so nice with us and with our chidren.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

Very good and energetic tour. We learned alot about China.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2011

wonderfull

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

This historical tour is a must see tour.
The guide was very informative and very friendly.

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