Beijing Historical Tour Including The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square And Temple Of Heaven

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
    Dates: Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
    Return point: Returns to orig.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • 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

Get to know Beijing and its amazing history by visiting three of the city's most impressive historic attractions: Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden city, the Temple of heaven and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest. Beijing is an enormous city of nearly 15 million people, with one of the oldest cultures on earth.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Your relaxed seven-hour tour begins at Tian'anmen Square, focusing on a more recent page from China's history and the Cultural Revolution of Chairman Mao Zedong. You will tour the grounds and see Tian'anmen Tower, Monument to the people's heroes, Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao's monument.

Then it's on to the legendary Forbidden city, known as the Imperial Palace Museum. The history of every dynasty is represented here in four palatial halls, and you'll have the most in-depth visit of the Forbidden city available on this tour.

After a substantial lunch, your final destination is the aptly named Temple of heaven, dating from the 15th century. Built in the Ming and Qing dynasties, The temple of heaven was the center of prayer, traditional ceremonies and sacrificial rites. To complete your sightseeing you'll have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Chinese Medicine Center and Silk Store.

Inclusions

Professional English-speaking tour guide

Chinese style lunch

Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach/min-van

Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway

If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:30AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)

Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities

Cruise port pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Aug-2019

    this tour was good, but not much more then that
    i was taken to both the tourist option, and had a ticket for the forbidden city (which was great)
    i wish i could have some more time in the square, and some more to see the grounds in the temple of heaven... but i got what i was promised...

    the tour-guide took me to both a silk factory, and a pearl store. both he tried to make me buy stuff.. i felt highly pressured to buy things, even dough i did not really wanted to..

    altogether, you get what you pay for, lesson learned don't book the cheapest tour you find..

  • 25-Sep-2018

    Our guide was wonderful - went out of her way for us as Tiananmen Square was closed due to the African conferences and delegation visits planned for there. She spoke excellent english and took us on a side visit to a tea house which was also great. Her local knowledge and knowledge of the history surrounding all of the sites was flawless.

  • 18-Jul-2018

    Even though it was raining we were still in awe of the size of the Forbidden City and we definitely enjoyed seeing the Temple of Heaven. Our guide was pleasant and did stop several times to explain a few things but then also gave us a little time to explore on our own. You could easily see these places on your own but the guide did tell us bits of information as well as he made the ticket purchases and entrances much easier.

  • 19-Jun-2018

    Tour Stops: 1 Tiananmen Square, 2 Forbidden City, 3 Silk Factory, 4 Temple of Heaven, 5 Foot Massage, and 6 Lunch at Shanshuijian Lamb Spine Hot Pot.

    Overall, the Silk Factory and Foot Massage were not part of the advertised tour and were obviously over-priced tourist traps. I would have preferred more time at the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven rather than stopping at these places. Furthermore, lunch was very average.

    The tour cost was very low and all transportation was provided, however, I would recommend picking a more expensive tour that does not have all the side stops.

  • 07-Feb-2018

    Overpriced for what it is... Got rushed through the sites with barely any explanation on their history or architecture. The guide barely spoke English so it was difficult to communicate at all. Half of the time was basically spent at the silk factory or pearl shop where they try really hard to make you spend more money nice try, but I'm broke after paying for this tour lol. Tour was supposed to be 7 hours but I was brought back after barely 4? What? The food was ok at least. But nothing special. I don't recommend... There's cheaper tours out there with better guides...

  • 30-Jan-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.

  • 26-Jan-2018

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

  • 25-Nov-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!

  • 24-Sep-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.

  • 21-Jun-2017

    I have just completed the Beijing Historical Tour and was extremely disappointed. I would absolutely advise you not to book this tour.
    The tour guide gave us only about 10 minutes in Tianmen square and simply pointed out the various building - with no mention of the cultural revolution. Nor did we get the opportunity to walk around the square- this was by no means a comprehensive tour of the square.
    The tour of the forbidden city was also disappointing as we spend only 90 minutes there all tour books and guides suggest a minimum of 2-3 hours - for the central route alone!!!!, we were only taken on the central route, I would have thought that a tour where this was the main draw card would at least have taken a more comprehensive route and tour of the renown attraction.
    Then we were taken to the Silk factory, which was more like a shopping trip than an informative part of the tour - we were there for over 2 hours, much longer than we spent at the Forbidden City, this is completely unacceptable. After lunch we were taken to yet another shopping stop neither of these were mentioned in the description.
    The final place was the temple of heaven - we were given less than half an hour here and did not get the opportunity to explore the rest of the extensive grounds and gardens. Further it was promised that there would be a traditional tea that we would participate in- this was not mentioned by the guide and absolutely did not happen.

    This was an absolute disappointment of a tour and completely not worth the value paid for, I would strongly discourage anyone from joining

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