Discover Beijing: Small Group City Experience

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Beijing Temple Of Heaven Biological Preparations Co., Ltd. (East Gate), WH7G+2H6, Shuang Qiao Lu, Chao Yang Qu, Bei Jing Shi, China, 100024
  • Return Details :
    Jingshan Park, 44 Jing Shan Xi Jie, 景山 Xi Cheng Qu, Bei Jing Shi, China, 100009
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Get an insiders view to Chinas capital city, Beijing, and see all its top attractions. Feel the buzz of Tiananmen square, the tranquility of the Temple of heaven and the grandeur of the Forbidden city on this small group tour. A maximum of 12 participants ensures more personalized attention.


  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Beijing is more than just a capital city, rich in history and impressive in scale. It also offers you a fascinating insight to the whole country of China, embracing both its historical past and emerging future. On this full day, small group tour of Beijing, youll see some of its top sights and get a feel for the citys personality.

Join in the fun at Temple of heaven Park, where locals go to meet friends, enjoy their hobbies or relax and take in the natural beauty of the park. If time permits take a tour of The temple of heaven (at additional expense), where emperors would make sacrificial offerings and pay homage to the gods. You will see the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest. Press your ear against the wall of echoes and hear the whispers returning.

Hop on the Subway to Tiananmen square. Walk across the dramatic spaces to the Forbidden city with its towering gates and formidable walls. See rare treasures and curiosities that give insight into palace life.

Next, enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch of noodles or dumplings and take a stroll through Jingshan park, where you can admire the best of Ming Dynasty architecture, including its stunning views of the Forbidden city and the ancient heart of Beijing.


Local English-speaking guide

Subway or bus fare


Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven

Entry/Admission - Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest

Entry/Admission - Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)


Hotel pickup and drop off



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Minimum age is 6 years

A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes.

On occasion, Tiananmen Square may be closed without notice for official visits, events, or security reasons. Should this occur please note that you may not be able to visit Tiananmen Square on your Beijing Urban Adventures tour, and we may need to enter or exit the Forbidden City through an alternative gate. Forbidden City is closed every Monday.

IMPORTANT: Chinese law requires that all travellers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and birthdate to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in a traveller not being able to join their tour, or for the entire group to be denied access to sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. When you book this tour, please be sure to fill out all fields at checkout. Please also enter your passport number into the 'Additional Information' box and bring your passport with you on the tour.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: Your tour includes entrance fees to Temple of Heaven Park and the Forbidden City, fees that help preserve these sites of cultural significance.

You will have lunch at a local restaurant that supports a family from a nearby village.

The food you'll enjoy at lunch is made up of all local dishes using ingredients right from Beijing.

Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at

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  • 13-Jan-2020

    Lily was an excellent guide fitting in the highlights without feeling rushed. Temple of Heaven park was the biggest surprise seeing all the retired folks out exercising and socializing in the morning...we even got to try tai chi and the Chinese version of hacky sack. Then off to Tianenman Square and the Forbidden City, both of which need to be seen to be appreciated. Lily was very knowledgeable and answered our questions well. She took us to a small non-touristy restaurant for lunch and ordered a variety of delicious dishes, respecting our different dietary needs and likes. Highly recommend this tour with Lily!

  • 12-Jan-2020

    Lily was a fantastic guide. We saw the Forbidden City and surrounding area parks. She was so knowledgeable and went out of her way to include us in the activities we were seeing (group Tai Chi, a game of hacky sack, group stretching). Had an amazing lunch - where she catered to all our needs. She went out of her way to show us a bit more and ensure we could navigate back to our hotel. Lovely day. Strongly recommend Lily as your Bejing guide!

  • 10-Jan-2020

    The tour was a wonderful experience with ***** rating, highly recommended! Emma‘s team is lovely and friendly.

  • 26-Dec-2019

    If you only have 7 hours or want a thorough intro to the key heritage sites and current cultural experience of Beijing this is the ideal tour. Lily, our guide was fluent in English, passionate, and humorous with sensitivity that comes from traveling herself. Her technical knowledge interspersed with local anecdotes was supplemented with wit and charm. The choice of sites, timing and balance between current and ancient culture was perfect. A deep emersion that was real value for money, and bypassing the entrance queues and avoiding the hassle of booking on line an added joy. The local, unpretentious lunch was tasty, abundant and sociable.

  • 22-Oct-2019

    I was in China back in 1983 and was impressed by the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven then and was not disappointed this time either. Our guide Lily met us at the east gate of the Temple of Heaven park and we shared the morning with all the locals who were exercising, playing badminton, singing, kicking around a hacky sack as well the marriage market in search of mister right. The buildings are as beautiful as ever; then by bus to Tienanmen Square and onto the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park: we finished the day off with a fabulous late lunch near Beihai Park lake. Had an amazing time and thoroughly recommend it and our local guide Lily.

  • 29-Sep-2019

    We enjoyed the visit to the wall with our guide Lily, she was a great guide and very knowledgeable, after the wall we were driven to a local home for a traditional Chinese lunch which was fabulous. Thanks Lily regards Lyn & Liz

  • 18-Sep-2019

    The tour was very good! We started at temple of heaven park watching the Chinese people morning routine, then we went to city center, forbidden city, lunch included, and finish up at the top of the hill. I liked how Lily let us alone sometimes and sometimes she explained what was happening and answer all of our answers in very good English

  • 10-Sep-2019

    Our guide Lilly was fantastic, knowledge and helpful. The sights were interesting and beautiful. It was a good mix of tourist sights with local people, food and transport. It was a lot of walking but it was worth it.

  • 03-Sep-2019

    I booked the Great Wall and city tour through Beijing. The tour guide Lucy was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all the questions that I had. She most importantly though went above and beyond expectations and even helped me get a VPN for the duration of my stay in China. She understood how difficult it is traveling alone and really helped me become accustomed to the area.

  • 23-Aug-2019

    Only three of us on this tour. Our guide Lilly was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and we went at our own pass allowing us for a rest at the Forbidden City. She exceeded our expectations with her caring and kind nature. We ended with a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. Thank you Lilly.

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