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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

G Glenn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was amazing!

condolan23

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Super Tour. I saw all the main historical tourist attractions in Bejing in one day. Annie, my tour guide was so sweet. It was absolutely freezing in Bejing but that didn't stop us. Annie had great English and was very knowledgeable, informative and a really nice person to spend the day with in Shanghai. She also had no problem taking photos for me. Having a driver take us from place to place was a big help. I'd strongly recommend this to anyone who only has a short time in Bejing and wants to see the main historiacal tourist attractions.

Leonidas United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A bit on the fast side, but good!

gemini9658

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Picked up at our hotel on time by our tour guide Jackie Li, a very informative and knowledgeable person indeed. Our visit to the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace was great, not to be missed if you visit China. The typical Chinese lunch was excellent, sampled a lot of different dishes. A visit to a Silk and Pearl factory / shop was also included in the tour as well as having traditional Chinese tea. I recommend the tour. A big thank you to our tour guide Jackie, by the way, nice photos Jackie.

Ian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

What a great day. Very knowledgeable guide and excellent driver. Superb itinerary and our disabled travelling companion was well catered for.

Anna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour!

Mishunn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We covered a lot of territory. Yes, we had a shopping excursion to the Silk Factory and Pearl Factory. At least the silk location was worth it - the pearls not so much. William our guide was EXCELLENT. He was engaging and informative. He even took the time to write in Mandarin recommendations for other places to go that we could use with taxi drivers. This was a fun day. :

Mark B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour

Michael J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Amazing tour. Just us in a private car with tour guide and driver as only ones booked for that day. Michael the tour guide was so lovely and very knowledgeable. A lot crammed into one day but well worth it. Definitely value for money.

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!

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