Private Day Tour To Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City And Hutong By Public Transportation - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 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
    You will pickup in your city center hotel lobby
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Beijing
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 8 hours tour will take you to explore the culture heritages by Beijing-china">Beijing's public transportation, such as Subway and bus. Since there are total 17 Lines of Subway in Beijing, and you can easily to get to most of places and attractions in Beijing. No more worry about the traffic. Your English-speaking tour guide will company with you and share the local tips and interesting history to you along the way.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

At 9:00am, your tour guide will meet you in your centrally located hotel in Beijing and take you to the nearest public transportation station. You will be explained how to purchase Subway or bus tickets, and then start visiting all the interesting attractions.

The first place you will visit the Tiananmen square which is the biggest city center square in the world. Moreover, along famous Chang'an Street, you will see The Great Hall of People, and The National Museum (used to be named Chinese history and revolution museum). In additional, the center of the square is the Chairman Maos Mausoleum.

From the Tiananmen Gate you can walk towards the Forbidden city (the biggest Imperial Palace in world). There are 9999.5 rooms inside with over 600 years history. There were total 24 Chinese emperors who lived and ruled the country in this place from Ming dynasty to the Qing dynasty). It's worth to spend a couple of hours to visit the highlight of the Forbidden city.

For the lunch, your tour guide will recommend a local restaurant to if you like (at your own cost).

In the afternoon, you will visit the old neighborhood "Hutong", which is with more 700 hundred years history. Some Beijing locals still live in this area nowadays. You can choose to take a rickshaw ride there (at your own cost).

After the day tour, your driver and tour guide will send you back to the hotel by public transportation as well.

Inclusions

Local taxes

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off with public transportation

Entrance ticket

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum

Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Hutong rickshaw ride

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Mar-2019

    A most excellent walking tour of the Forbidden City. Our English speaking guide Bruce (Bruce Lee is his hero) was extremely knowledgeable & knows all the hot spots & shortcuts! Try the tea at the Emperor’s tea house - amazing experience.

  • 13-Jan-2019

    I had a little time in Beijing and decided to do a tour. It was a fabulous time walking around Beijing with Jerry. He was an exceptional guide, very knowledgeable and his English was great. He was a lovely person to spend time with and get to know the city. The highlight - his recommendation for “Peking Duck”. He took me to this restaurant and I had the best duck of my life! I highly recommend

  • 06-Oct-2018

    Susan was perfectly on time meeting us at our hotel and led us on a very lovely half-day tour of the Forbidden City + a walkthrough of Tiananmen Square. She was very knowledgable, upbeat, patient, and a tireless photographer. We highly recommend her!

  • 02-Jan-2018

    Coco and our driver Mr. Shi really made sure our family had an authentic, leisurely experience. We knew the main sites we wanted to see, but Coco took us to some amazing restaurants and customized both days to make sure we could fit in things like a couple of hours at the silk market, visit to a tea master to taste different teas that were so flavorful and made for great gifts, a drive by the Olympic venues on our way back from the wall, etc. She shared so much information with us and allowed us to ask lots of questions - she kept all 5 of us interested and we have such a deeper appreciation now for the culture. We expected Beijing to be smoggy, busy and difficult to find food we'd enjoy. It was none of those and I think a lot of it had to do with Coco as she'd listen to us and made sure we'd experience what we were interested in....for example we wanted to try Peking duck but were hesitant to go to a restaurant just for that, so she took us to this super cute food market inside one of the hutongs where they made Peking duck on a pancake for us all to try.

  • 15-Oct-2017

    Lisa, our guide arrived promptly, spoke excellent English, and paced the day well for us, a family of 7 including 2 young children. She explained everything that we were doing/seeing and was very patient, pleasant, and helpful. We rode buses, pedicabs, and the subway and had a wonderful experience!

  • 15-Oct-2017

    Lisa, our guide arrived promptly, spoke excellent English, and paced the day well for us, a family of 7 including 2 young children. She explained everything that we were doing/seeing and was very patient, pleasant, and helpful. We rode buses, pedicabs, and the subway and had a wonderful experience!

  • 25-Apr-2017

    Viator website was efficient and easy to book with accurate information regarding the tours. Overall I thought the value of the tour was worth it. Pick up was flawless and they were on time. The Beijing tour with Lily was very pleasant. She is knowledgeable, witty, and knows the city extremely well. We opted not to visit Tiananmen Square due to crowds and I was very happy with the alternative choices she gave me. For one, we rented bikes for part of the day which allowed us to see quite a bit more of the city. She also brought me to a Fabulous Mongolian Hot Pot restaurant. I had described a restaurant that I had researched on the internet and she recommended this one instead. It was great, a local favorite. We also stopped by a Tea House at my request which surpassed my expectations. My day with Lily was amazing and I strongly recommend her as well as the company.

  • 25-Apr-2017

    Viator website was efficient and easy to book with accurate information regarding the tours. Overall I thought the value of the tour was worth it. Pick up was flawless and they were on time. The Beijing tour with Lily was very pleasant. She is knowledgeable, witty, and knows the city extremely well. We opted not to visit Tiananmen Square due to crowds and I was very happy with the alternative choices she gave me. For one, we rented bikes for part of the day which allowed us to see quite a bit more of the city. She also brought me to a Fabulous Mongolian Hot Pot restaurant. I had described a restaurant that I had researched on the internet and she recommended this one instead. It was great, a local favorite. We also stopped by a Tea House at my request which surpassed my expectations. My day with Lily was amazing and I strongly recommend her as well as the company.