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All Inclusive Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

Beijing, China

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Cover four of Beijing’s UNESCO World Heritage sites on one trip thanks to this 8-hour private tour. Visit iconic Chinese landmarks like Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and the Forbidden City. All site entrance fees, private guide, roundtrip hotel transport, and lunch are included.
  • Explore four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Beijing on a private tour
  • Marvel at the massive Tiananmen Square
  • Discover the fascinating history of the 'Forbidden City'
  • Check out the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven
  • Includes all site entrance fees, lunch, roundtrip hotel transport, and a private guide and vehicle
  • Great way to check off four Beijing sites in one great trip
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Bottled water
Local food lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Private tour
Entrance ticket
Gasline, Patrol, Parking, Toll fee

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will pickup in your city center located hotel

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Start the day with a morning pickup from your centrally-located Beijing hotel, and transfer by private vehicle to your first attraction of the day, Tiananmen Square.

Take a look around this massive public gathering spot, known as one of the largest public squares in the world, as you check out landmarks like the National Museum of China, Zhengyang Gate, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, Arrow Tower, Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, and the Monument to the People’s Heroes.

Leave Tiananmen and continue to the Imperial Palace, more commonly known as the “Forbidden City.” Learn about the construction and renovation of this ancient royal landmark, exploring its creation in 1406 and subsequent destructions and renovations. After the Forbidden City, you’ll head to the Temple of Heaven, a famous complex of ceremonial buildings used by the Qing and Ming emperors to pray for good harvests and peace.

Take a break around midday for an included lunch, then proceed to the Summer Palace, known to be one of the country’s largest imperial gardens. Learn about the Palace’s role in the Qing Dynasty, and discover why the palace was destroyed by the British and French troops in the 19th century. At the end of your excursion you’ll be dropped off back at your Beijing hotel.
Stop At:  
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
Your friendly tour guide will meet you at your hotel in Beijing in the morning. You will firstly visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square of this kind in the world. The visit here allows you to have a glimpse at the outside of Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, the Monument to the People's Heroes, the magnificent Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, the ancient Zhengyang Gate and Arrow Tower as well as the Tiananmen Tower which leads to the well-known Forbidden City.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Then move on to the Imperial Palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and onwards.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Heaven
After lunch, continue to visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. It is located in the southern part of Beijing, and had been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Proceed to the Summer Palace, one of China's largest imperial garden. Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty. Stroll around the garden for couple of hours to enjoy the beautiful scenery. At the end, you will transferred back to your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hall of Benevolence and Longevity
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Qingyan Stone Boat
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men)
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your Skip The Line Forbidden City entrance ticket
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lily's Tour Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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This tour was great and a lot of...
, Aug 2017
This tour was great and a lot of walking but it was worth the walk. Liz, our tour guide speaks good english. She's friendly, accomodating and knowledgeable of the history. She even gave us a souvenier from her hometown. It's a very beautiful flower vase and of course, i took it with me here in Norway. So sweet and thoughtful of her. Highly recommended tour. Worth the price. She followed all the places and things that was on the itirenary and she even took us to this restaurant that specializes in dumplings. It was really good and tasty. That is why, it was worth the money. The only thing, is that, one cannot go inside the Palace in the forbidden city : because we are used in going inside the Palace and see and admire the beauty inside, just like most Palaces here in Europe. but the overall experience was great. : thumbs up

Product code: 26448P34

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