About this tour
Duration: 1 Day (about 8:00-17:30)
Sightseeing: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
Availability: Everyday except Monday
Service: Air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking tour guide, pick-up and drop-off service from hotel.
What to expect
What you see is what you get. No shopping stops or hidden charges.
This tour is a classic one day tour including the most famous attractions in Beijing. Recommended for tourists who have visited the Great Wall.
Enjoy typical Chinese lunch at selected restaurant near the attractions.
Experienced drivers, knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and then drive to Tian’anmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. Its name literally means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. The square witnessed the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and several important events in Chinese history. Then, we will visit the Forbidden City, the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years history. This palace is an example of ancient Chinese architecture.( Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for about 2.5 hours.)
Forbidden City is closed on every Monday, except on holidays. Passport is required to visit the Forbidden City.
Visit scenic spots:
1. The hall and the courtyard of supreme harmony, 2. The meridian gate, 3. the hall of supreme harmony, 4. the hall of complete harmony, 5. the hall of preserving harmony, 6. the huge of stone carving, 7. the hall of union, 8. the palace of earthly tranquility, 9. the imperial garden, etc.
The Temple of Heaven is about 30 minutes’ drive from the downtown. It is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. Visit it for about 1.5 hour.
Visit scenic spots:
1. the hall of prayer for good harvest, 2. red stairway bridge, 3. the imperial vault of heaven, 4. echo wall, 5. triple sound stone, 6. the circular mound altar, etc.
Have Chinese lunch in Taiyichun Restaurant.
It’s about 40 minutes’ drive to Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden, which UNESCO declared the Summer Palace “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design”. Visit it for about 1-1.5 hours.
Visit scenic spots: 1. East palace gate, 2. the hall of benevolence and longevity, 3. hall of jade billows, 4. the hall of joyful longevity, 5. the covered walkway, 6. the marble boat, etc.
After the tour, we will drive back to your hotel.
Air-conditioned vehicle (car, van or bus) with experienced drivers.
English-speaking tour guide.
Entrance tickets of the attractions as listed.
Typical Chinese lunch with drinks.
Gratuities to the tour guide and driver.
Good to know
This tour is private no-shopping tour. Only you and your friends or family join the tour; no other tourists. No shopping stops or factories.
The tour itinerary can be adjusted according to your preference. Inform us in advance and we will customize the tour for you.
Our tour guide will call you to inform you the exact pick-up time at about 8:00 pm before the tour day. Or leave a message at your hotel if you are not available.
If there are any questions or problems before, during and after the tour, please contact us as soon as possible. Our tour operators will be at your service all the time.
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