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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.  

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

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

Anne Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent full day tour. With the fact of large crowds and busy traffic in Beijing this was a tour which took the hassle out of transport, and navigation of major sites. Thoroughly loved seeing the great city sites in Beijing with a delightful guide who provided informative and delightful commentary and interaction to tour participants. Lunch was lovely and we enjoyed the shopping stops which complimented the major tourist sites. Great day in Beijing!

Andreaanthony

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour, too long because of the heat, but certainly fit a lot in, in the 13 hour trip!!!!!

Tracy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Maria was a wonderful guide! We were able to see so much in one day - and it was great getting to meet people from all over the world in our little group. Highly recommended.

Andrea P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Jackie was very knowledgeable, fun and had lots of little stories that gave the tour a more personal insight into the monuments we saw.

Ann J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Well organized tour with a very good tour guide - Jacky. Good size of group: eight people. Our guide knew a lot including where to get the best photo shots. Remember to bring comfortable shoes and a large memory card in your camera/cell phone. We took a lot of pictures !

Nicholas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We could not have asked for a better guide than JACKIE! He gave us a lot of information on every site that we visited and his humor made our tour very enjoyable.
We will definetly recommend this tour to family and friends visiting Beijing.
Well done to JACKIE for his professionalism.

cposwn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic tour. Jackie our tour guide was knowledgeable and provided plenty of information. Good tour to see the main sights and a large portion of the city of Beijing.

Roxanne M C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour. Very thorough.

shaye j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Forbidden city and the square are something to be seen and visited. Tour guide was wonderful

CLARE H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a spectacular package. The Viator tour allowed us to see so many sites with the convenience of pick and logistics. We struggled to connect with confirming our package and pick-up time at our hotel because Google and GMail did not work in China. For folks that are in China, it's good to know that other search engines and email accounts would be needed to correspond about pick-up time or try to do this before you travel to China. This tour is a must if you want to see all the famous beautiful sites in a day. Lunch was not that great so eat a good breakfast. we had a wonderful surprise stop to learn about silk and how silkworms produce the silk in our comforters, duvet, and clothing. This is a great stop during the tour. Don't spend too much time to look at the comforter and duvet items as we did not know there was a huge store around the corner to shop for Asian silk clothing and other goods. We loved the full day of sites and shopping. This is a must do in China.

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