Explore the landmarks of Beijing’s 500-year imperial history. See the Forbidden City, from whence the emperor’s ruled over this vast country; the Summer Palace, where they went to escape from the tribulations of ruling; and the Temple of Heaven, where they went to pray for continued peace and stability.Cap off your experience with an authentic lunch and a visit to the home of a local family.
• Pickup from your hotel • Tiananmen Square - China's iconic public square. The history, cultural, and political significance of the square makes it a must-visit sight in Beijing. • Forbidden City - explore the largest palace complex in the world, home to 24 Chinese emperors over 491 years • Lunch - Chinese cuisine • Hutong Rickshaw Tour with Local Family Visit - explore Beijing's narrow hutongs from the back of a rickshaw and see how local people live • Temple of Heaven - the largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China. In the morning you can see or join the locals practicing martial arts and other morning exercises. • Summer Palace - a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design • Return to your hotel