Private Tour: Temple Of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace And Forbidden City - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby
  • 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.


This private day tour is a comprehensive introduction to the most popular attractions in Beijing for visitors who enjoy walking. Spend a day exploring Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden city, Temple of heaven and enjoy a boat ride at The summer palace. See Beijing's famous Olympic stadiums, the Birds Nest and the Water Cube. The package includes transportation to and from these popular landmarks and a delicious lunch of Peking Roast Duck, the most famous local dish in Beijing.


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Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Lunch included

All entrance fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Meet your guide in your Beijing hotel lobby at 8:30 a.m., then depart to the Temple of heaven. The best time to visit is in the morning to catch a glimpse of local senior citizens exercising, practicing Tai Chi, playing Shuttlecock, singing, dancing, or doing ground calligraphy. After an hour walking in The temple of heaven, continue on to Tiananmen square.

Tiananmen Square, the largest city center square in the world. This famous location witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters of Chinese history. Stroll through Tiananmen square to see the Front Gate, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, Monument to the people's heroes, Great Hall of the People, and Tiananmen Gate.

Continue your tour to the Forbidden city, and spend 2 hours to explore The place where the Ming and Qing Emperors resided for more than 500 years. Having been off-limits to commoners for centuries, it was officially opened to the public in 1925 as a public museum.

Lunch will be served in a cozy, non-tourist Peking Roast Duck restaurant.

In the afternoon, spend about 1 hour touring Summer Palace, and take a boat ride to see the Qing style buildings on Suzhou Street where eunuchs and concubines were once disguised as merchants so that the emperor could enjoy shopping.

On the way back to your Beijing hotel, visit the Olympic Stadiums and stop on a bridge to the west of the Water Cube, which is the best place to photograph the main buildings in the Olympic Village.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Boat ride inside Summer Palace (Apr.-Oct.)

Experienced English-speaking guide

Lunch (Peking Roast Duck&other Dishes)

Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven

Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum


Gratuities (Optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your Forbidden City ticket in advance

Adult price applies to all travelers as long as they take a seat

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

Private tour with no shopping stop to guarantee comfort pace

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 24-Oct-2019

    It is a must see place ,lots of history and walking . Our tour guy was very flexible and put extra time to take us for shopping too.

  • 21-Aug-2019

    My son and I enjoyed a great day with our guide Shanshan. She made the day a very relaxed and memorable one. With her help we navigated the crowds at each venue and the lunch that was organised was wonderful. All in all a fabulous day. Thank you Shanshan

  • 19-Jul-2019

    We enjoyed this tour very much! Our guide, Carrie, communicated in English very well. She was prompt, professional, knowledgable, and patient with out picture-taking needs! Would recommend!

  • 09-Jul-2019

    Our guide Adrian took us to the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Adrian spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the history of each place we went to. We enjoyed the tour very much and recommend it to see all these interesting places. It is a quick tour but there was so much to see that you could spend several days in each place.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I highly recommend this tour for anyone’s first trip to Beijing. The tour covered everywhere we wanted to see, and our tour guide Maria was fantastic. She went above and beyond and made our trip to Beijing very special, thank you Maria. I would definitely recommend this tour to all of my family and friends. The lunch stop was also spectacular! Maria also would help take photographs and explained the history behind each attraction very well. A+!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This is the best tour I had on ! It was perfect for discovering Beijing with a limited amount of time and very well organised. Angie, the tour guide, was simply amazing. She is very knowledgeable and explains lots of interesting stuff, without overloading you of information. She speaks perfect English. She is also very kind and fun, so it was really nice to spend the day with her. Really a perfect day with a perfect tour guide!

  • 17-Apr-2019

    This was a great tour. Our guide Li was knowledgeable and professional. The sights were beautiful and the history was interesting. Two thumbs up.

  • 17-Apr-2019

    Guide Shan Shan is the best. So many famous sites in one day. April weather was perfect for touring.

  • 16-Apr-2019

    Our tour guide Collin did a great job taking us around to the major sites and avoided the crows. Only complaint was on the day of the tour, the Beijing half marathon was taking place so they changed the normal itinerary which caused us to go along time till lunch so we were starved. Otherwise the driver and tour guide did a great job. Highly recommended.

  • 12-Apr-2019

    We had an amazing tour guide ShanShan, she was so hospitable, knowledgable and we felt that she was part of our vacation. This was a great day in Beijing , we felt we saw the highlights of he city and given so much wonderful information. The private tour was the best choice I mad planning this trip, we were given information but could ask ShanShan questions and get information that I dont thing we would recieve on a group tour. ShanShan took us for an amazing lunch of Peking Duck and so much more. This is a must do in Beijing and if you can request ShanShan she made our trip very special.

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