Beijing Forbidden City, Hutongs, Jinshan Park And Lama Temple Private Tour

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Lama Temple, near Yonghegong Subway Station
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Although Beijing has modernized along with the rest of the country there are still a lot of historical charms remaining. This is a full day tour with an English-speaking guide through the historical city center that will introduce you to the citys most famous, picturesque and inspiring historical sites. From the ancient residential alleys and slow-paced day-to-day life to the riches of the imperial palace, youll see it all!

Highlights

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All entrance fees included

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Perfect for all ages and skill level

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At 8:30am the guide will meet you at the Beijing Hotel lobby.


From here you will walk to visit the Tiananmen square, one of the largest squares in the world. It is a lively place home to attractions like the Museums of Chinese History and Chinese Revolution, the Great Hall of the People, and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.


Then walk to the Forbidden city and learn about the history of this sprawling World Heritagelisted complex, where Ming and Qing emperors once lived and ruled in opulence. Take in some of the 1,000 rooms and 800 buildings, and marvel at the exquisite luxury of imperial life.


From the northern gate of the Forbidden city, we will cross the street to Jingshan park, a man-made hill created using soil excavated from the construction of the moat that surrounds the Forbidden city. It offers the best views of Beijing and it is also a favorite local hangout, where Beijingers practice Tai Chi, dance and enjoy the open space.


Then, by rickshaw, you can relax as your driver weaves through the ancient narrow lanes, also known as Beijings Hutongs. The Hutongs have captured traditional Beijings essence, and spending time here is a real look into authentic Beijing city life. After this, you will have the opportunity to see life inside a Chinese familys houses and talk with the beijingers.


To quench your thirst afterwards, we will taste traditional Chinese tea at a teahouse inside the Bell Tower. If you thought tea tasting was easy, just watch the intricate processes involved in boiling Chinese tea a process that differs for each type of tea. Lunch will be recommended at a local dumpling restaurant at your own expense


Lastly we will bring you to the Lama temple, the most celebrated Buddhist temple in Beijing and a temple of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of the largest and most influential in China, and was the only temple to have been said to have survived the Cultural Revolution. Take in the architecture and the oasis of calm amidst one of the most buzzing historic districts in the city.


After the tour you will make your own way back to your hotel. There is option to choose hotel transfer service (hotel should be within the third ring road of Beijing)

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional English-speaking guide

Rickshaw ride

Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities to guide and rickshaw ride (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

All passports names and numbers are required when booking to book the Forbidden City tickets in advance. Please bring your passport to the tour.

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-May-2018

    This was a great tour with Sharon who met with me promptly at my hotel. Since it was a private tour I was able to take iOS in each location without hindrances, except for the crowds of course. Caution: Tiananmen Square/ Forbidden city gets very inundated with locals and tourists making it difficult at times to take photos. I most enjoyed the hike up to Behai park to look down over the Fobidden City. Although it was very hazy, the view was captivating.
    The Lama temple was a great part of this tour for me and although photos inside were profited, it is simply beautiful, not to mention peaceful. The bamboo walkway leading in was simply beautiful.
    On the visit to the hunting, I took a rickshaw ride no choice really which was an addition 30 CNY. It was great experience. Alvin all the tour covered a lot of grounds. I think it should have included a lunch stop because otherwise its a rush in the end to finish up which was my experience. I finished almost two hours early even with a visit to the tea house a. Silk factory so lunch would have still allowed us to cover everything on the agenda.

  • 11-Aug-2016

    Good time with our private guide. She spoke English well and did a good job. Our personal driver was good at getting around the traffic. You do a lot of walking so take comfortable shoes. The view looking down to the Forbidden City is the best. Lunch was at a restaurant. Plenty of food.