Small-Group: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

Day Trips & Excursions in China

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Enjoy your day to visit Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace in a small group tour. This tour includes 2 shopping stops at Pearl Market and Tea Market.
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and then, drive to Tian'anmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. Its name literally means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. The square witnessed the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and several important events in Chinese history.Pass through the big gate with Chairman mao's Portrait, visit the Forbidden City, you will have VIP access to enter to the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years history .This palace is an example of ancient Chinese architecture.( Visit the Forbidden City from south to north for about 2 hours.)Visit scenic spots: • The hall and the courtyard of supreme harmony • The meridian gate • The hall of supreme harmony • The hall of complete harmony • The hall of preserving harmony • The huge of stone carving • The hall of union • the palace of earthly tranquility • the imperial garden, etc.After Forbidden City, drive to The Temple of Heaven. It is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. Visit it for about 1 hour.Visit scenic spots: • The hall of prayer for good harvest, • Red stairway bridge • The imperial vault of heaven • Echo wall • Triple sound stone • The circular mound altar, etc.Have Chinese lunch in our selected Restaurant.After lunch, drive about 40 minutes to Summer Palace, it is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden, which UNESCO declared the Summer Palace “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design". Visit it for about 1-1.5 hours.Visit scenic spots:  • East palace gate • The hall of benevolence and longevity • Hall of jade billows • The hall of joyful longevity • The covered walkway, 6. the marble boat, etc.Two shopping stops for group tour: • Pearl shop is arranged at noon • Tea ceremony in the end of the tourAfter the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • 1.Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in downtown Beijing
  • 2.Air-conditioned car, van or bus
  • 4.English-speaking tour guide.
  • 5.Typical Chinese lunch.
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • 1.Tips for the tour guide and driver.
  • 2.Transfer from(to) airport or hotels in airport or remote area.
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