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Immerse yourself in the beguiling city of Beijing during a full-day tour of the city’s most significant historical sites. Visit legendary landmarks like the Forbidden City; absorb the sacred ambience at the Temple of Heaven; and marvel at the structural beauty of Tian’anmen Square. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of the city and discover one of the oldest cultures on earth. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel is included on this tour. 


  • Tour the Tian An Men Tower, monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao's monument
  • Explore the legendary Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace Museum
  • Stroll through the Temple of Heaven, built in the Ming and Qing dynasties
  • You'll have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Chinese tea
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Beijing Historical Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven in Beijing

Depart from your centrally located Beijing hotel and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Arrive at your first historical highlight, Tian’anmen Square and gain fascinating insight into modern Chinese history as your guide offers information on the Cultural Revolution of Chairman Mao. Explore the grounds on a comprehensive tour and see impressive monuments to The People’s Heroes and Chairman Mao. Gaze at the Tian’anmen Tower and marvel at the elaborate decoration of the Great Hall of the People. 

Next, venture to the legendary Forbidden City to explore a cultural icon. In the four palatial halls reside representations of every Chinese dynasty in history; plunge into the rich history of each family as your guide offers an informative and insightful narration of the landmark. 
Revitalize with a flavorsome and fulfilling lunch then head to the celestial Temple of Heaven to see a 15th-century structure that pays homage to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Hear about how the temple was a center of prayer and sacrificial ceremonies then conclude your authentic cultural experience with some traditional Chinese tea.  

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Roy and our driver picked us up on time and delivered us safely back to our hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this tour and would highly recommend it. Roy was very knowledgeable and a very considerate guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing trip!!! This was a dream come true..Only our guide was not right n had expected a better guide via Viator..He rushed us everywhere n did not give us time to see the historical sites well..Beijing is historical n beautiful too..Truly wish to go back again..

Vasco S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour and our guide was great!

Rishi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic tour all around! This was the quickest way to see around these places. The tour guide was awesome at taking us around, avoiding the large crowds, and very knowledge about the sites. The only thing I thought was odd is that we have to pay an extra 20 RMB to go inside the Temple of Heaven. I thought this would be covered. However, the tour guide allowed me to go inside the Temple of Heaven. It was totally worth the 20 RMB to see this temple. Also, I was the only one on the tour, and had a private car and tour guide. I got very lucky, so take for what it is worth.

Wendy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I had a great time! Our tour guide Jacky was great. This was worth my money.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our tour guide, Gu, was excellent. The Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven are extremely interesting--unfortunately, when we were there, there was a huge conference going on of Chinese governmental officials from across the country, so Tiananmen Square was completely closed off and we weren't able to tour it. The tour also stops at a silk factory and a tea house--these are both very interesting demonstrations, but they both concluded with a pretty high-pressure sales effort by the staff there. The pressure is polite, but it is obvious that the expectation is that the tourists will make a purchase. Just be prepared.

Chris M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great historic tour with lots of great information and details!

Howard K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide was terrific. There were only two other people on our tour, besides us. We covered everything that was promised on the tour and then given the opportunity to add one more stop...the pearl factory. It was both informative and a great chance for some welcome shopping.

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was the way to go in order to see these sites! Our tour guide was really sweet, and explained everything in English really well. There was never a communication gap. We always felt safe. Never a problem. The food was really good at the restaurant they picked. I had gone to other Silk Factories, but, this one was the best with variety, and the explanation about the silk worms. The tour took the hassle out of finding transportation, getting tickets, etc.. Very smooth. I would highly recommend the tour agency that Viator used, and would use them again.

Paul M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I ended up being the only one in my tour group. My tour guide was vary informative, was able to take the tour at my pace. Lunch was way more than one person could possibly eat and was very standard chinese fare.

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