• Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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

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

Lili

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. Made the experience very worthwhile. Felt that we were going back in time and experiencing life in the Forbidden City. Well done! Ask why the lions at the entrance of the Emperors Palace have floppy ears pointing down?

Ann G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Cynthia was a well informed and really helpful guide. She took lots of photos of us and was great at explaining things.

Alex Joseph F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had a great experience. The other people who were supposed to be with us cancelled so it was basically a private tour. Our guide was very informative and spoke great English. Very convenient with hotel pick-up and drop-off, avoid all lines and makes the entire experience awesome and easy. Highly recommend and great value!

Sen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Don't forget to bring your passport! Covered a lot within a small group. Usual souvenir stops and western style Chinese food.

Jayne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you, William! We had a fabulous day with our guide and driver more like a personal chauffeur, and we covered the main parts of Beijing with a few additions thrown in along the way. William's English is superb and he described the history of the sites and the wider China with such eloquence that it helped us to understand the people and the country, setting up the rest of our trip perfectly. Beijing is a truly amazing city but it's jewels were brought to life by William. By the end of the day we felt as though we'd made a true friend in William and a life-long admiration for Beijing. If there were six stars, we'd still give it top marks! Thank you William.

Lady in Pink United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Well worth seeing for the price. We were fortunate enough to have William as a guide who maneuvered us through thousands of Chinese who were paying their respects to Chairman Mao's mausoleum. It would be nice to see as many US Americans visit their historical sights and better understand where the came from and where we are today. William was informative, patient and answered all our questions. There were only 7 passengers, the driver and our guide on a minibus, so it was comfortable and we could spend one on one time with the guide. The driver was amazing as he managed our way thru the humungous traffic jams in Beijing. Would high recommend this tour.

Scott C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This day trip was exactly as I expected and as advertised. Our guide Jacky was informative and comical making the event even more fun.

RENE C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was really good, the tour guide did a great job!

Mason B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The guide spoke very good English and was able to answer a variety of questions about historical Chinese sites and modern culture. The tour was non-stop for the entire day, going from big sight to sight. I enjoyed the fast-pace but can understand why some may enjoy a slower pace. If so I recommend doing a tour with a shorter itinerary. There was a lot of walking but by no means an excessive/unreasonable amount. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the privacy it offered it was only me and one other guest which made it a very personal experience. Be careful though as a couple stops on the tour Silk factory, Tea House, and Pearl Market are somewhat 'built' to extract money out of you. As in, the informative portions of these stops were relatively short in comparison to the amount of time given to shop. However, it's very easy to simply decline to buy anything.

Avril M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Everything about the visit was excellent. From the contact with the tour guide to confirm pick up location and time to the delivery back at our hotel was a very good experience.
William, our guide for the day was very knowledgeable about the history and traditions of the Palaces that we visited and Tiananmen Square. He gave us information about an area then gave us time to take our photos before moving onto the next section. The amount of time in each area was about right, we didn't feel rushed or wish we were moving along at a faster pace. The buffet style lunch at a local restaurant was very nice and timed to perfection as a large coach party arrived 15 minutes after us.
We were in a small group of 4 which made the trip more manageable than walking in a large group. Security was heightened at Tiananmen Square as the Congress was meeting but William knew this and made sure we had our passports with us for inspection before entering the Square.

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