Beijing Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Hongqiao Market and Kung Fu Show with Peking Duck Dinner

activities / Private & luxury

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This private tour of Beijing will be filled with a variety of activities that lets you see and experience the best of the city in a single day. With your own private guide, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven and explore the dynamic commercial area of Hongqiao Market, which boasts a large collection of pearl products. Dine on a mouthwatering dinner of Peking roast duck after marveling at a spectacular performance of the ‘Legend of Kung Fu.’

After your guide picks you up from your Beijing hotel, head to Temple of Heaven and tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site. First constructed in 1420, these religious buildings were visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual prayer ceremonies. Learn about these cultural practices and traditions as you walk through the temple complex, which occupies an area of 674 acres (273 hectares).

Next, step into Hongqiao Market (Beijing Pearl Market), one of the most visited local markets in Beijing. Here, peruse the different shops offering all sorts of interesting merchandise, from seafood to silk. This market is also the largest pearl distribution center in China. After spending time souvenir shopping, walk to the nearby Beijing Red Theater for a unique and spectacular Legend of Kung Fu show. Combining kung fu, dance and acrobatics with vibrant costumes, set designs and special effects, this show is a remarkable display of Chinese modern and traditional art.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, end your tour by heading to a nearby restaurant and enjoy a delectable feast of Peking roast duck, considered to be the most delicious delicacy in Beijing. At the end of your tour, your guide will take you by taxi or subway back to your Beijing hotel (all transportation fees included).

What's included

  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Admission to tour attractions listed in itinerary
  • Public transportation (as necessary)
  • Peking roast duck dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified