Type of Tour: Private Tour
Duration: 8 hours
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace.
Service: English Tour Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fees, and Lunch
Walking Level: ★★★☆☆
Meeting point: Your Hotel Lobby
Meeting time: 8:30 am
Departure: Daily (Except Monday)
See all the most important heritage sites in 1 day.
Hear entertaining stories and history from an informative guide.
Be guided through the VIP channel to avoid the long security check and long queue for tickets.
Delicious Lunch in a well-selected dumpling restaurant.
Excellent English tour guide and driver only serve you.
In the morning your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby at 8:30 am.
Temple of Heaven where the Emperors prayed for peace and harvest is located in the southern part of Beijing and has been one of the holiest places in the whole country for more than five centuries. It was used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors. You will have the opportunity to see how local people exercise in the morning.
You’ll visit the famous Tiananmen Square which is the largest public square in the world where you can take photos in front of the famous Chairman Mao’s portrait hanging on the red wall of the Heavenly Peace Gate. Your tour guide will introduce the history and some interesting stories about Tiananmen Square.
Later you’ll go through the middle gate of Tiananmen Square where you’ll see a huge red gate that is the Forbidden City also the highlights of today. The Forbidden City was the Chinese majestic imperial palace from the middle of the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Forbidden City is situated in the midst of Beijing city. It has been the palace of the Emperor for nearly five hundred years, and also the ceremony and policy-making heart of Chinese authorities.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Summer Palace this afternoon.
The palace is about 12 kilometers northwest of the city center and is equally as famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called “yiheyuan” in Chinese. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial garden in China and one of Beijing’s premier attractions. It is also possible to cruise on the lake which takes 10 minutes by ferry boat (optional).
You will be dropped off at your hotel after the Summer Palace.
Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 100RMB
Under 2’s: FREE
Payment: After you confirm the tour with us, no prepayment is requested, pay cash to your tour guide at the end of the tour.
Professional English-speaking tour guide.
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver.
Gas, toll & parking lot fees.
Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above.
Breakfast and Dinner.
Gratuity to the guide and driver.
What should I take with me on this tour?
It is better to take your passport or a copy with you. There is always a security check around Tiananmen Square. And you may need it if you want to go into Chairman Mao’s mausoleum.
How long is this tour? How long can I stay at each sight?
This tour is about 8 to 9 hours of service. You will have 1 hour in the temple of heaven, 2 hours in Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and 1.5 hours in the Summer Palace. This time make sure you have enough time to see the most important sights and we will make sure you have enough photo stops. But if you want to spend more time in some sights, please contact me for a customized tour service.
Which restaurant do you choose for lunch?
We have several restaurants on our list which are well-selected by us. You will eat like a local and not a tourist. We will choose it according to the time and your preference. It also has many vegetarian options. We make sure the restaurants are clean and delicious. If you have another choice, please feel free to let us know.
What is the tipping or gratuities policy?
Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done. Usually, our clients give 50 to 100RMB per person.