Private Tour to Temple of Heaven, Pearl Market and Summer Palace with Boat Ride

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Beijing

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Explore the architecture, culture and heritage of Beijing on this private day tour. Follow your personal guide watch the morning exercise and fun life in the Temple of heaven Park about locals. Enjoy the bargain shopping in the famous Pearl Market. Discover the charms of the most beautiful garden in the Summer Palace. Eat at the restaurant where the locals go.Tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, boat ride in the Summer Palace, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Beijing city center at 8:30am, meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. Your exploration begins with a visit to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. Watching local people doing morning exercises and you are welcome to join! The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. Its location in the city derives from the notion that yang,the mal vital principle,is located n the south;and as Heaven is yang,it should be worshipped in the southern suburbs of the capital. The Temple of Heaven was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period. Visit the famous Pearl Market for an unique shopping experience. Receive tips from your guide on which vendors to visit for specific items and how to find the perfect souvenirs to take home. Enjoy your delicious lunch at an authentic restaurant. Then heading to the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world. Follow your tour guide to learn the related history and stories of this imperial palace. And take the dragon boat to admire the harmonious design of Chinese garden landscapes. Your tour will conclude with your hotel drop off.

What’s included

  • Chinese Lunch
  • Boat ride in the Summer Palace
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off(For hotels within the 4th ring road of Beijing city)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

What’s not included

  • Additional Entrance fee to the museums in the Temple of heaven and Summer Palace
  • Gratuities