Beijing Forbidden City, Tiananmen, Jingshan Park: Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Beijing

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Learn about China’s capital city on this guided sightseeing tour. Your private guide will share interesting stories and facts about Beijing’s history as you walk through the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. See gorgeous landscapes at Jingshan Park and visit a ‘hutong’ (a narrow alleyway). Experience how locals live with a rickshaw ride along Beijing’s streets and stop at a local family’s home for a delicious home-cooked meal. Your private guide will show you Beijing’s highlights and keep you informed on various interesting facts about each stop.
Discover Beijing's Imperial City, home to many of China's important historical sites. After meeting your guide in your Beijing hotel, take taxi or public transportation to Tiananmen Square to see the Tiananmen Gate, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Spend time learning about and taking photos of the square, the Tiananmen Gate and the Forbidden City in the background. Then, your guide will lead you to the Forbidden City, a Chinese imperial palace that served as a political center of the Chinese government for almost 600 years. Tour inside its various halls and the Imperial Garden, where you can admire elaborate Chinese garden landscaping. Walk through the north gate with your guide and on to Jingshan Park. Enjoy unobstructed views of the Forbidden City, Bell and Drum Towers and the Bird's Nest. Marvel at the park’s elaborate pavilions and colorful peony garden and enjoy the sight of both locals and tourists enjoying activities like the ribbon dance. **Please be advised that the Forbidden City is closed on Mondays. Temple of Heaven or Beijing Zoo where you can see lovely Giant Pandas will be substituted instead. Next, take taxi or public transportation with your guide to a Beijing hutong nearby Drum Tower and Houhai Lake, a narrow alleyway lined by traditional courtyard residences. Experience how the locals live by hopping into a rickshaw and going for a ride through the city's ancient streets. Listen as your guide shares accounts of traditional culture and daily life. Then, go up the Drum Tower to view the impressive array of drums originating from all over China, and enjoy a 20-minute drum performance. A local friendly family living in a old hutong will serve you a delicious home-cooked meal for lunch. Enjoy local delicacies, have a nice talk with the family to learn the real old stories about Beijing and locals life in the past and now. a great opportunity for you to walk in the local Beijinger's life and get in know about China. Then you tour guide will help you to get a taxi back to your hotel at your own expense. Your day tour will be finished here.

What’s included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Admission to tour attractions listed in itinerary
  • Rickshaw ride
  • Taxi and public transportation (if necessary)
  • Hotel pickup

What’s not included

  • Gratuities to your tour guide and rickshaw bike driver (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience