Coach Tour Of Forbidden City, Imperial Ancestral Temple And Temple Of Heaven - Beijing

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00am-7:30am
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, ,
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off at the closest 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

An indepth tour to capture the essence of Beijings imperial culture by visiting the classic attractions of Tiananmen Square, Imperial Ancestral Temple,Forbidden City, and Summer Palace.Your tourguide understands local history, well known for wealth of knowledge of imperial culture. Hotel pickup in downtown area of Beijing. Rest assured, there are no unwelcome factory or tourist shop visits.

Know More about this tour

Hotel pickup in downtown area of Beijing. 40-minute on Tiananmen Square. It has witnessed many significant events in Chinas history. Next head for the Imperial Ancestral Temple (30-minute visiting time). It held the most important festival occasions in history.

The highlight today is the Forbidden City (4-hours visiting time). It is time to immerse yourself in the splendid architecture of the Forbidden City which represents the essence and culmination of traditional Chinese architectural accomplishment. Relax over a Chinese lunch in a local restaurant around lunchtime. 

Outer Court
1. the Meridian Gate (Wu men): Climb up inner city walls, visit the gate towers at East Prosperity Gate (Donghua men
2. Hall of Martial Valor (Wuying dian): Visit "Painting and Calligraphy Gallery" 
3. Hall of Literary Brilliance (Wenhua dian):  Visit "Ceramics Gallery"  
4. Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihe men): Walk through the central stairway which was reserved exclusively for the Emperor and his immediate attendants
5. Hall of Supreme Harmony (Taihe dian): The place where Chinese emperors hosted their enthronement and wedding ceremonies.
6. Hall of Central Harmony (Zhonghe dian): It was used by the Emperor to prepare and rest before and during ceremonies.
7. Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohe dian):  It was used for rehearsing ceremonies, and was also the site of the final stage of the Imperial examination.

Inner Court
8. Palace of Heavenly Purity (Qianqing gong): The residence of the Emperor and the Emperor's audience hall
9. Hall of Union (Jiaotai dian):  25 Imperial Seals of the Qing dynasty are displayed here
10. Palace of Earthly Tranquility (Kunning gong):  The residence of the Empress
11. Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin dian):  The palace where the dowager empresses Ci'an and Cixi held audiences with princes and ministers behind a silk screen during their regencies for young emperors, who both succeeded to the throne as children in the second half of the 19th century.
12. Area of Six Western Palaces
13. Imperial Garden (Yu huayuan)
14. Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men)

Then visit Summer Palace (90-minute visiting time), the largest and the most well-preserved royal park in China. It is famed as The Museum of Royal Gardens. After this orientation tour of Summer Palace, you will be captivated by the traditional Chinese philosophy of harmonious balance between natural landscape, stream, water, and artificial man-made structures including pavilions, bridges, and halls.

Transfer to a nearest subway station. Service ends at 5:00pm. Your tour guide will tell you how to take subway, or help you to find a taxi.  Coach transfer back to your hotel is not provided due to traffic condition in rush hour.

Inclusions

Transfers between attractions by air conditioned vehicle with an experience company driver

Chinese lunch at local restaurant

English-speaking tour guide service

Tour ends in a subway station near Summer Palace

Hotel pickup in downtown area of Beijing.

Exclusions

Taxi fare

Boat ride on Empress Cixi Water Way in Summer Palace

Gratuities for guide and driver (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

This tour is a SIC tour, meaning seat-in-coach, with a driver and a tour guide. You will share a coach with other passengers.

Hotel information should be provided 24 hours before departure.

The scheduled hotel pickup time is between 7:00 am and 7:30 am. Your tour guide will call you to your hotel room before 10 pm the day prior to tour departure to reconfirm exact time.

This is no refund for no show. Please do not be late. Your tour guide will go with other passengers without you.

Why is the hotel pickup so early? You will visit Tiananmen Square and Imperial Ancestral Temple first. The Forbidden City opens at 8:30 am.

Temporary Closure for maintainnance: Gate towers and walls of the Meridian Gate (Wu men), East Prosperity Gate (Donghua men) and Gate of Divine Prowess (Shenwu men) of the Palace Museum are to be temporarily closed for upgrade. The closure time is from 2 March to 21 March, 2018.

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

If you do not receive a phone call from your tour guide the day before tour departure, please check with the front desk of your hotel for messages or refer to the emergency phone number on your confirmation voucher and call your tour operator.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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