Private Tour-Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Temple Of Heaven With Lunch - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up from your Beijing hotel at downtown area, or pick you up from Beijing International airport or train station with extra expense. Please offer us your p.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your Beijing hotel
  • 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

On this dynamic private tour of Beijing, visit culturally significant landmarks like Tiananmen square and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Forbidden city and the Temple of heaven. Then join locals in leisure activities like afternoon Tai Chi and get a good taste of traditional Chinese cuisine for a yummy lunch.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

In the morning, your guide will pick you up from your Beijing hotel and take you by private, air-conditioned vehicle to Tiananmen square, a site of many significant historical and cultural events. Walk through the square with your guide to see and learn about notable monuments like Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the Peoples Heroes, Great Hall of the People and the Chairman Mao Memorial.

Walk to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden city, a Chinese imperial palace that served as a ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for nearly 500 years. It now houses the Palace Museum, where you will see an extensive collection of artwork and artifacts from the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty.

**Please be advised that the Forbidden city is closed on Mondays. Temple of heaven or Summer Palace will be substituted instead.

Then, hop back into your private transport for a quick drive to a nearby popular restaurant to enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch. Afterward, your guide will drive you to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Temple of heaven, the largest complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China, occupying an area of 674 acres (273 hectares). Walk through the temple to see the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, and learn about its profound influence on the regions architecture. Here, you can join locals in traditional activities like tai chi or dancing.

At the end of the day, relax on the drive back to your Beijing hotel.

Inclusions

Professional English-speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch with drinks

Private transport in a nice air-conditioned travel vehicle

Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities to tour guide and driver (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please be advised that the Forbidden City is closed on Mondays. Beijing Zoo where you can see lovely Giant Pandas or Summer Palace will be substituted instead.

Passport name, passport number, country is required at time of booking for all participants, we need that to book the Forbidden City ticket beforehand

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Dec-2019

    This tour covered a lot of ground in a single day! I can’t imagine having to navigate the HUGE crowds of Tianeman square and MASSIVE grounds of the Forbidden Palace without a guide or native Chinese speaker. Gary was a helpful guide and very knowledgeable. He also did well to avoid the crowds, which was much appreciated, although sometimes he would wait elsewhere and send us into the crowds alone and it was difficult to find him afterward. We took his suggestion to stop at a tea factory that was a nice bonus— they were trying to promote and sell their product pretty hard, but I can’t blame them after a free 25 minute free tea ceremony/ tasting. The lunch was great, although it was relatively restricted options (pick between two dishes, extra charge for Peking duck; only water for drink). Overall, would recommend the visit and this tour!

  • 12-Aug-2018

    Excellent sites but tour guide Gary was just average. whenever I asked a question it couldn't be answered.

  • 03-May-2018

    My daughter and I were lucky enough to have Allison as our tour guide. She met us in the lobby of our hotel. She explained how the day's tour would go, how long it would take to get to our first destination, and what would follow. She had an impressive knowledge of Chinese history, especially when it came to all of the different parts of the Forbidden City, suggesting places for photos and taking photos of my daughter and me together. She was also very knowledgeable about the Temple of Heaven. We really enjoyed this tour and eating at a local restaurant. This was a day well spent.

  • 23-Jan-2018

    Our guide was Torry and we cant recommend her enough. We had a fantastic time and she was very knowledgeable and also very supportive of us with our toddler who could be a bit of a handful at times! We learnt alot from Torry and I hope we can tour with her again in the future in Beijing!

  • 16-Jan-2018

    What an amazing day. Our guide was Torry, PLEASE ask for Torry. One of the bests we've had. It was like hanging out with a friend. Very informative, she took care of us very nicely. We could see the places, even if very crowded, in a very organized way. Highly recommended!

  • 27-Dec-2017

    Our visit to the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and T-Square was a great experience, much thanks to our guide Torry! She really gave us context to the places we were visiting, the history behind it and the struggles of ancient China that help carve these buildings into what we see today. Torry was so energetic, charismatic and so helpful not only during our day-trip but even the days following she provided us with go-to locations and even sent screenshots of the metro system, explaining which lines we should take. She was absolutely amazing and highly recommend her service!

  • 22-Dec-2017

    Torry is a true ambassador not only for Beijing, but also for China. I took the Tiananman Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven Day tour with Torry and it was absolutely outstanding! She greeted me in the lobby of the hotel with a huge smile and the entire tour she was outgoing, friendly, professional, and a great guide. She takes pride in what she does and she wants everyone thats on her tour to truly understand Chinese history, Feng Shui building, the significance of colors, the royalty and the various dynasties, and how all of that plays a role in China today. The place she picked out for lunch was beyond amazing and I was the only Westerner in the restaurant, which tells me its authentic and where all of the locals go. The driver was also very professional and nice and I never felt unsafe as he drove through the crazy Beijing traffic. If you come to Beijing, make sure you tour with Torry. You will not regret it!!

  • 16-Dec-2017

    Fantastic tour. Dean was a excellent guide with tremendous amount of knowledge.

  • 04-Dec-2017

    This was our best tour in Beijing and probably the best tour during our trip in China thanks to our guide Torry. She was extremely warm, friendly and knowledgeable. She definitely made us fall in love with China, chinese people, the rich and ancient culture and the delicious food. Towards the end of the day it was obvious she exceeded all our expectations because of the incredible experience she created just for us! Torry, if you read this you are our best guide ever! Words will never be enough to express our gratitude!!!

  • 03-Dec-2017

    I quickly followed up my first Viator tour in Beijing with this one. Allison was a great tour guide and walked me through all of the detailed history about each of the sites we were seeing. This was a great tour and I really loved having my own tour guide and driver so I didn't have to worry about getting around or trying to figure out what was best to see during the day. Saw ton of things and learning a ton. Highly recommended!

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