This private 4-hour walking tour showcases the beauty, culture and tradition of Beijing's two most iconic temples and followed by a dim sum meal. You can choose to have the morning start to have a lunch or afternoon start to have dinner.Follow your expert guide and learn about the architecture, beliefs and local heritage as you explore two temples as well as the imperial college. Enjoy the imperial performance inside the Imperial College.Enjoy the personalized attention from your guide on this private tour with your family and friends. A tasty Dim Sum lunch or dinner is inclusive.
Dim Sum Lunch or Dinner
Hotel pickup( For hotels within the 3rd ring road of the Beijing City)
Private walking tour
What's Not Included
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Transportation from attractions back to hotel
INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
ADULT: Age: 11 - 90
Infant meals not included
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Your English speaking guide will pick you up from your Beijing central hotel, then travel to the Lama Temple (Yonghe Palace), the largest and best preserved lamasery in Beijing. It was converted into lamasery in 1744 and so Yonghe Palace became the national center of Lama administration.
Admission Ticket Included
Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
Next, walking through a beautiful and quiet street to discover the Temple of Confucius and Imperial College (Guozijian Museum), where the emperor expounded the Confucian classics to an audience of thousands of kneeling students, professors and court officials – an annual rite. Built by the grandson of Kublai Khan in 1306, the former college was the supreme academy during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.
You will enjoy a fun performance here including the dancing performance to see how they worship in the old days (show might be cancelled due to bad weather conditions).
Admission Ticket Included
Finally, enjoy a delicious dim sum lunch or dinner with the locals (please note that during the busy time, you may have to wait for 10-20 minutes for a table)
After meal, your guide can give you suggestions and ideas on what to do next on your own, or assist you to find a taxi back to your hotel (at your expense).
Admission Ticket Free
Fantastic tour with Albert
This tour brought us to 2 amazing temples and the Imperial Museum. The gigantic Buddha in the Confucius Temple is not to be missed! Albert was very knowledgeable and caring guide who led us at a pace that suited us. The dim sum dinner at the end of the tour was actually wonderful and Albert kept ordering more dishes for us to make sure we tried a big variety. He then made sure we got into a cab with directions to our hotel. The tour involves lots of walking but definitely worth it! Ask for Albert!
The Best Tour!!
Jacquela L, 25-10-2019
Linda showed us the Lama Temple and Confucius Temple. It included a fantastic Dim Sum dinner. She was very knowledgeable about each area and took her time explaining each site. The restaurant was a pleasant surprise and one that the locals go to. If you have a chance to do this tour, make sure that you ask for Linda. She will take great care of you!
Great tour, exceptional guide
This tour took us to two key sites in Beijing, starting at Lama Temple then Confucius Temple. There were surprises -- monks chanting, a dance performance at Confucius. Linda explained everything, and we asked a lot of questions (g). the private tour made this personal and exceptional. And then Linda took us to a killer dim sum restaurant. She is the guide you want to walk, talk and learn from.
Anna M D, 17-10-2019
Jimmy was the perfect tour guide. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and made our tour very enjoyable. I am very inquisitive and he answered all of my questions. Lunch was divine!
Average, at best
We were not informed that the hotel pick up was one way only and in fact, we were made to travel to the temple via train as the tour guide told us that’s the way to avoid the jam. The guide could have given us more information on the places of interest.
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