Type of Tour: Private Walking Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Attractions: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
Service: English Tour Guide, Entrance Fees
Walking Level: ★★★☆☆
Meeting point: Your Hotel Lobby
Meeting time: 9 am
Departure: Daily (except Monday)
Private Certified guided a walking tour of world heritage sights in Beijing City.
See a lot of activities by locals in the morning.
Enjoy early ticket booking to avoid crowds.
See the biggest imperial palace in China.
Lead by a local informative, friendly, and professional guide.
Hear entertaining stories and history from your informative guide.
Your guide will welcome you to your hotel lobby.
The tour starts at the East Gate of the Temple of Heaven; you will see a lot of local activities. This is a great place to see the local people’s life.
Then you can see the beautiful temples and learn about the religions in China. After a 2-hour walk in the temple of heaven, you will be led to Tiananmen Square by taking a public bus. Don’t worry, the bus is only 15 minutes and not very crowded.
Our guide will arrange a short break before visiting the palace museum at your request. Or be taken to the old (Qianmen Street) to try local street food. Our tour guide is flexible to accommodate all the group members.
Tiananmen Square has been the heart of China for over 600 years. After 1/2 hour’s walk at Tiananmen Square and then going through the middle gate of Tiananmen Square, you’ll see a vast red gate that is the entrance of the Forbidden City. Then you will take a lovely walk to the fantastic imperial city and hear unique stories. You will have a lot of opportunities for beautiful pictures. As the Forbidden City is the busiest tourist site in Beijing, it is always full of people. But with our local experts, we can always guide you to a quiet and pleasant place for a great photo opportunity. After 2 hour tour around the Forbidden City, the tour will finish at the north gate.
You can choose to go somewhere else with the help of your guide or keep visiting the Forbidden City on your own in the afternoon.
The Forbidden City close time:
April to October: 17:00
November to March: 16:30
Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 50RMB
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.
Professional English-speaking tour guide.
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above.
Gratuity to the guide.
1. Taking your passport or a copy with you is better. There is always a security check around Tiananmen Square. And you may need it if you want to go into Chairman Mao’s mausoleum.
2. We don’t go to tourist shops, factories, etc., and waste our precious time.
3. The tour does not involve private transfer, but public transfer and taxis are easy to use in the city.
4. Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job and if you want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done. Usually, people give 50 to 100 RMB per person per day.