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Private Tour-Tiananmen Square,Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven with Lunch

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the magnificent monuments and cultural highlights of Beijing on a full-day private tour of the city. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, visit impressive landmarks like Tiananmen Square and absorb the ancient majesty of UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites like the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City. Satisfy an appetite for authenticity with a locally prepared Chinese lunch of Peking duck. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a tailored itinerary and receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
  • Visit two architecturally impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven
  • Learn about the history of Beijing from your guide
  • Delight in a traditional lunch of Chinese specialties
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with private air-conditioned transport included
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Professional English-speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Pekin roast duck lunch with drinks
Private transport in air-conditioned travel vehicle with professional driver service
Entrance fee of Forbidden City
Entrance fee of Temple of Heaven
Visit of Tiananmen Square

Departure Point

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 pick up location in details at the time when you book this tour.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
Depart from your Beijing hotel in a spacious, private vehicle and travel direct to Tiananmen Square, an ancient site shrouded in legend and culture. Stroll through the square and listen to compelling commentary offered by your guide; learn about notable landmarks like the Chairman Mao Memorial and the Great Hall of the People as you explore.  

Next, venture to the Forbidden City to absorb the imperial majesty of the Chinese palace. Hear of how the building functions as both a political and ceremonial center, then delve into the intriguing exhibits of the Palace Museum to admire an epic collection of artwork dating back to the Ming Dynasty. 

Please note that the Forbidden City is closed on Mondays, when the Temple of Heaven or Summer Palace is substituted instead. 

After a thorough exploration of the site, return to your minivan and travel to a rustic restaurant to revitalize with an authentic Chinese lunch of roast Peking duck with drinks. Venture next to the Temple of Heaven, another UNESCO-listed site that boasts the largest complex of sacrificial buildings in China, and stroll through the temple to the impressive prayer halls.

When your tour concludes, relax during the journey back to Beijing and bid your guide farewell at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
In the morning,depart from your Beijing hotel in a spacious, private vehicle and travel direct to Tiananmen Square, an ancient site shrouded in legend and culture. Stroll through the square and listen to compelling commentary offered by your guide; learn about notable landmarks like the Chairman Mao Memorial and the Great Hall of the People as you explore.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Next, venture to the Forbidden City to absorb the imperial majesty of the Chinese palace. Hear of how the building functions as both a political and ceremonial center, then delve into the intriguing exhibits of the Palace Museum to admire an epic collection of artwork dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Please note that the Forbidden City is closed on Mondays, when Summer Palace,or Nanluoguxiang Hutong or Lama temple is substituted instead.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Temple of Heaven
After a thorough exploration of the site, travel to a rustic restaurant to revitalize with an authentic Chinese lunch of roast Peking duck with drinks. Venture next to the Temple of Heaven, another UNESCO-listed site that boasts the largest complex of sacrificial buildings in China, and stroll through the temple to the impressive prayer halls. When your tour concludes, relax during the journey back to Beijing and bid your guide farewell at your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be advised that the Forbidden City is closed on Mondays. Summer Palace or Nanluguxiang Hutong or Lama temple will be substituted instead.
  • Passport name, passport number is required at time of booking for all participants, we need that to book the Forbidden City ticket beforehand
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour can be customized,if you wish to visit other sightseeing places to replace the included parts in the itinerary, maybe you have already visited them before,please confirm with us after you book this tour, some scenic spots can be replaced without paying the extra expense, some scenic spot like Great Wall will be charged for extra expense because of the far driving distance.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY China Comfort Travel

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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Rene U
, 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!
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Excellent sites but tour guide Gary...
Gary L
, Aug 2018
Excellent sites but tour guide Gary was just average. whenever I asked a question it couldn't be answered.
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My daughter and I were lucky enough...
Susan Love B
, 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.
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What an amazing day. Our guide was...
J. RC
, 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!
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Fantastic tour. Dean was a excellent...
LARRY G
, Dec 2017
Fantastic tour. Dean was a excellent guide with tremendous amount of knowledge.
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I quickly followed up my first...
kwdunsavage
, 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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Terrible! The tour provider was...
Janina D
, Nov 2017
Terrible! The tour provider was Happy Box Travel. Because we arrived after they called the hotel and checked in at midnight, the hotel told them we had not checked in when they called. We were en flight to Beijing. As a result, no one showed up that morning though we paid 900 for a tour for 7 people. They finally arrived over an hour late! I insisted they add an additional sight to make it up to us, which they did - The Nudong District. Our guide spoke very little English and provided minimal commentary on the sights we were seeing. Our tour was on Monday so the Forbidden City was closed. The Summer Palace was substituted instead. We made it to Tianneman Square towards the end of the day. The lines were very long. I asked if we could circumvent the lines as a tour group but our guide said no. It would have been over an hour wait. She then said it was best to come between 900-1100AM for shortest lines. Then why didn't we?! We ended up taking photos outside the Square since it would take so long to get in. Our friends who took the same tour the previous day said they got in immediately as an escorted tour group. The guide and driver seemed to argue a lot. The only good part was we enjoyed a great Peking Duck. Though the operator tried to make it up to us by adding an additional destination, this was a very substandard tour. All of us were very disappointed with the quality and content of the tour. Our tour guide was ill-prepared to share any information on the sites. Her English was very difficult to understand and she had a hard time answering any questions. she seemed very inexperienced and unprepared. Our friends had done the same tour the day before and had a much better experience as their guide was very good.
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Very enjoyable and saw everything we...
Ken G
, Oct 2017
Very enjoyable and saw everything we expected to see, our guide was very knowledgeable on the history of Beijing. Highly recommend.
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This was a great way to see some of...
Sean R
, Sep 2017
This was a great way to see some of the most famous sites in Beijing. There are lots of tours to these sites, but the real difference was our guide, Torry. She was absolutely fantastic. She went above and beyond what is expected of a tour guide. She brought us to a great local restaurant and ordered lunch for us. She took us to the pearl market and helped us barter with the vendors. She even arranged for a driver to take us to the airport. We felt like we had met up with an old friend who showed us around the city and really took care of us. Thanks again Torry!
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Fantastic! Enjoyed a great day...
Anthony P
, Sep 2017
Fantastic! Enjoyed a great day touring Beijings great sites. Our tour guide Torry was terrific. She provided the needed cultural and historical facts to bring it all together. Lunch was also delicious. Highly recommend this tour and would request Torry if possible.
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