Visit three of Beijing's most important attractions -- the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Experience Hutong Cultural by visiting a local family with a nice Rickshaw ride, and the Temple of Heaven -- all in one day with this small group tour for no more than six people. You'll also get the chance to opt for a Kung-fu show add-on at Red Theater, where you'll get VIP seating and an optional foot massage at your hotel room.
Group sizes are limited to six people for personalized attention
Lunch and entrance fees are included in tour prices
Round-trip transfers from your hotel will be provided
This tour was very easy to book through the Viator website. Our guide Susan promptly met us in our hotel lobby, and gave us a very thorough tour of Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. She also took us to a great restaurant for lunch, and selected several delicious entrees for us to try (the chopped duck buns were particularly yummy)! This tour was billed as a mini group tour, but my partner and I were the only two that booked, so this really was like a private tour. Overall the guide was excellent and the tour very educational as it hits the highlights of several Beijing historic highlights. Definitely recommend.
The tour was surprisingly good. I have been to Forbidden City before, didn't really liked it, but with the info shared by the guide, it was more interesting. For this tour, a loads of walking in crowds involved, need to be prepared for it. The guide prepared bottles of water for each one, really thoughtful. I personally loved Temple of Heaven more than the city, less crowded and less buildings to see...
Overall, really good tour, plenty time of rest if you needed. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour! The guide was very nice and seemed to know everything about the forbidden city and the temple of heaven. There was only 3 of us in the group, was like a private tour. We spent more time in the city, explored 4 areas and two galleries. It was late for the afternoon schedule, so we had the Chinese fast food for lunch in pearl market, surprisingly good. The market was actually the place we planned to go, we spent more than 2 hours there and still felt not enough. The temple of heaven was good, but with this many of people, we couldn't really feel the sound effects in there.
We didn't book the acrobat show online, but we paid cash for it. And it was just amazing, loved the motorcycle and bike performances, worth every penny of it.
Overall, the tour was far beyond our expectation with this kind of price, the show is a bit expensive but totally worth it. I would highly recommend this tour, superb!