Beijing's Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Beijing
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Tour description

See all the classic Beijing sights on a full-day sightseeing tour covering Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Along the way, your busy day includes relaxing scenic bus ride, Chinese style lunch, plus an unbeatable shopping experience at the Silk Store and Chinese Traditional Medicine Center.

Your full-day tour starts at Tiananmen Square to explore China's more recent history, influenced by Chairman Mao and the rise of communism. From there it's on to the Forbidden City, built by Emperor Yong Le during the Ming Dynasty, and the seat of power for centuries. It has seen countless battles and reconstruction, and the architecture seen today dates from the 1700s. The Forbidden City is also known as the Imperial Palace Museum, with the history of every dynasty represented in four palatial halls. After a delicious lunch, it's on to the Temple of Heaven, China's largest temple and altar complex. This extraordinary example of religious architecture dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Your final destination is the Summer Palace, the retreat of emperors for 800 years. One of Beijing's finest parks surrounds the palace, and you'll be able to explore the grounds, temples and the world's longest art gallery.Shopping Chance: Silk Store & Traditional Chinese Medicine Center. 

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
  • If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:30AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)
  • Air-conditioned coach/mini van
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

What's not included

  • Cruise port pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included