Live like a local in the city of Beijing on this private day tour. Using public transportation, visit Tiananmen Square, the largest central city square in the world; the Forbidden City, the former imperial palace from the Ming dynasty; and the Old Beijing Hutongs in the oldest part of the city.
After a hotel pickup/meet and greet with the tour guide, proceed to Tiananmen Square via subway. Enjoy roughly 40 minutes in this, the largest central city square in the world.
Next up, enjoy several hours in the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It currently features the Palace Museum, featuring 5,000 years of traditional Chinese art, with a focus on Ming and Qing architecture and artifacts.
For lunch (own expense), visit a nearby restaurant or family home to sample the local cuisine. Then head to the final stop for several hours of exploring in the oldest part of the city — the Old Beijing Hutongs.
Reviews by Viator travelers
I would highly recommend taking a...
, Apr 2016
I would highly recommend taking a private tour of Beijing with Jason to anyone! Jason was highly professional and knew a ton about the city. My brother and I left amazed at all the history and culture the city has. Jason guided us through Tiananmen Square, Maos Museum, the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, and the Hutong District. Jason showed us what certain symbols meant and why certain structures were built a specific way symbolism is a big part of Chinese cultures.
For lunch, Jason took us to a great local restaurant for Peking Duck and other Chinese dishes that were fantastic!
What really set Jason and his wife Coco apart was the amount of work and communication they put in to make our tour a success. They helped enter all the information we needed to visit certain places. My brother and I started our trip off in Shanghai and they helped us translate directions for taxi drivers and locals. After our tour, we were off to the Great Wall and Jason also helped us find an inexpensive taxi there. He also gave us his WeChat information and helped us out with any questions we had for the remainder of the trip.
I was recommended to Jason by a coworker of mine who had a great experience and I would do the same to anyone else!