5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
On this dynamic private tour of Beijing, discover world-famous monuments and experience local customs with your friendly local guide. Visit culturally significant landmarks like Tiananmen Square and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Then, join locals in leisure activities like afternoon tai chi and get a taste of traditional Chinese cuisine.

Highlights

  • Full-day private tour of Beijing with an expert English-speaking guide
  • Walk around Tiananmen Square and hear about its historical and cultural significance
  • Visit two architecturally impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven
  • Interact with locals and join afternoon activities like tai chi
  • Delight in a traditional lunch of Chinese specialties
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with private air-conditioned transport included

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven in Beijing

The Forbidden City in Beijing

In the morning, your guide will pick you up from your Beijing hotel and take you by private, air-conditioned vehicle to Tiananmen Square, a site of many significant historical and cultural events. Walk through the square with your guide to see and learn about notable monuments like Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People and the Chairman Mao Memorial.

Walk to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, a Chinese imperial palace that served as a ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for nearly 500 years. It now houses the Palace Museum, where you will see an extensive collection of artwork and artifacts from the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty.

**Please be advised that the Forbidden City is closed on Mondays. Temple of Heaven or Summer Palace will be substituted instead.

Then, hop back into your private transport for a quick drive to a nearby popular restaurant to enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch. Afterward, your guide will drive you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven, the largest complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China, occupying an area of 674 acres (273 hectares). Walk through the temple and learn about its profound influence on the region’s architecture. Here, you can join locals in traditional activities like tai chi or dancing.

At the end of the day, relax on the drive back to your Beijing hotel.

Customer Reviews

Anonymous

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

My wife and I would like to say how much we enjoyed today's tour with Robert as our Guide. While the day was tiring it was most interesting and Robert was not only a very informative guide but also very understanding of our specific needs and structured the tour accordingly at a pace we were comfortable with.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Our Guide was Awesome! Ask for RITA! She goes above and beyond to make the experience exceptional. Her English is fantastic. She truly went above and beyond to cater to all of our needs. She recommended some fun things to do in the city and made some personal stops for us. One of our favorite tours from the trip.

From USD $ 168.00

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date


Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

(Age 11+)

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5533CBJH

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message