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Capital Airport Layover Private Tour to Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square

Beijing, China
Capital Airport Layover Private Tour to Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

Due to wait at Beijing airport between flights? Then, make the most of your time with a private 8-hour tour of two Beijing must-sees. Stroll around Tiananmen Square and tour the Forbidden Palace, the 15th-century walled complex that was the preserve of China’s emperors. Admire the main halls and courtyards here before lunch at a Chinese restaurant and a return to the airport. Air-conditioned return transport, lunch, entrance fee, and private guide are included.
  • Explore the main halls and courtyards of the walled complex, home to 800 buildings
  • Learn about Beijing’s history and the imperial courts once based at the palace
  • Lunch at Chinese restaurant included
  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transport, entrance fees, and private guiding included
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Private driver with air-conditioned vehicle
Round-trip private airport transfers
Private professional guide
Attractions entrance fee
Tolls, gas, parking and bottled water
Gratuities ( Recommend for excellent service )
Lunch fee ( Guide recommend restaurants based on your request)
Capital Airport , Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

We pick you up from Beijing international airport ( PEK) and drop you off back to airport or hotel in Beijing
Meet your guide at Beijing airport and settle inside your private, climate-controlled vehicle for your approximately 8-hour tour.

Then, gaze at the bustling streets on the roughly 60- to 90-minute journey to Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square.

On arrival, enjoy a short walk around this massive public space, with its famous buildings. View the grandiose Great Hall of the People and glimpse other landmarks like the National Museum of China and Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the lasting resting place of Chairman Mao.

Next, stroll to the Forbidden City, the world’s biggest historical palatial complex and home to 14 Ming and 10 Qin emperors from 1406 on.

View the Tiananmen Tower gateway and head inside for an approximately 2-hour tour of the highlights of this UNESCO-protected, 800-building complex.

Explore the pavilions, museums, and courtyards, and admire the classical architecture as you hear about the emperors who lived here. Guarded by its moat and 29-foot (9-meter) high walls, the complex was off-limits to Beijing’s citizens, hence its name of the Forbidden City.

Afterward, visit a local restaurant and savor a Chinese lunch before your tour finishes with a drop-off at Beijing airport in time for your onward flight.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beijing Capital International Airport
Your assigned guide will meet you at Capital International Airport ( PEK) . The meet point is Starbucks which close by arrival gate. It will take about 1.5 hours through immigration for your first time layover. Your guide will have sign with your name wait for you at meet point, and if you can not find your name, please go "Information Center "to call us , it is free service and close by arrival gate either.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
After your private guide meet you, lead you to your private car , it just takes 5 minutes . Then heading to Tiananmen square , it will take about 1 hour riding. The largest square in the world which located in the heart of modern China and the site for massive parades and rallies, this was the site when in 1949, from a rostrum on the Gate of Heavenly Peace, Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Your private guide will accompany you through Tiananmen square to Forbidden City and share some histories which we can say about Tiananmen square.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
Take pictures only , not visit inside
Pass By:  
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
Take pictures only , not visit inside
Pass By:  
National Museum Of China
Take pictures only , not visit inside
Pass By:  
Monument of the People's Heroes
Take pictures only , not visit inside
Pass By:  
Tian'anmen
Take pictures only , not visit inside
Stop At:  
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Through Tiananmen square heading to Forbidden City , you may feel confused about the special designs and totems of the palace, especially the cultural meaning behind them. 
 Why there are 9 sculptures of mythical animals on the roof ridge of Hall of Supreme Harmony but not 8 or 10; why there are 9999.5 but not 10000 rooms in the palace; Why the eyes and ears of the stone lions in front of the Palace of Tranquility and Longevity blocked… 

With the historical knowledge from your guide, you will gradually uncover these cultural secrets and explore a more different Forbidden City you’ve ever heard about.


Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
Inside Forbidden City
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Take pictures only , not visit inside
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
After a close insight of the Forbidden City, ( If you still have time and energy ) , you are going to exit in the north and then climb up to Jingshan Park which is the best spot to overlook the panorama of the Forbidden City. Just prepare to embrace the stunning scenery.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Beijing Capital International Airport
After tour, we will take you back to airport (PEK), or drop you off in hotel in Beijing.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • All Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please provide the tour operator with your special requests at "special requirement", your tour operator will also contact you just in case
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Leo's Guide & Driver Service
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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