• Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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

princessleah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our tour guide spoke good English and she showed us around some very interesting places. Be aware though, the queue through security at the Forbidden City can be very long, and locals push their way closer to the entrance. Other than the general behaviour of the locals, this tour was fantastic, especially if you want to learn about the history of China.

Luke R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Guide was ok at English, however she was quick and knew how to avoid the crowds. So shes perfect.

Lauritz Clement L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Lovely tour, the guide Mark was extremely friendly and joyful. He gave us plenty of details to the history and development of the different monuments. He spoke english relatively well although he had a hard time understanding some of our questions. The tour to the silk factory was not very interesting but these kind of detours are to be expected in a country like China. Overall definitely worth the money!

satkugo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Excellent Tour. Our tour guide Cherry did an excellent job. She put things in context. She also helped us to make great compositions for photography including panorama shots.

Xavier M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

For this tour, our tour guide Alice reviewed the itinerary of what we would be seeing that day. She was very knowledgeable and was captivating while giving the introduction prior to each site stop: 1 Forbidden City 2 Silk Weaving then we had a nice Chinese lunch 3 Temple of Heaven and 4 Pearl Factory. Alice was very engaging while sharing Chinese culture and ancient traditions. I would highly recommend this tour to friends and family visiting the Beijing area.

Tips: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for lots of walking. If possible, bring a mask as the sites become crowded and natives cough a lot without covering their mouth.

mweinzimer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Excellent tour! My tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. I was lucky enough to have been the only person who booked this outing that day so I had a private tour. Private driver and Guide were on time and always waiting to take me to the next stop. Tour guide had extensive knowledge of the places we visited and was pleasant and informative. Only downside was that being on my own I ended up eating lunch by myself. It would have been nicer to have been able to share experiences with others, but that was not under the control of the guide.

gsenderlin

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.

nomad

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.

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