Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace

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From $150.00

78 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Do full justice to three of Beijing’s must-see sights with a privately guided city sightseeing trip. Check out Tiananmen Square, the immense square at the heart of the city, and explore the highlights of the Forbidden Palace and the Summer Palace on guided walking tours. Lunch, entrance fees, private transport with a guide and driver, and hotel pickup and drop-off all included.

-Private tour of Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Summer Palace --Stroll around vast Tianmenan Square, the world’s largest public space
-Explore the Forbidden Palace, the seat of China’s emperors for 500 years
-Stroll around the lakes, pavilions, and gardens of the Summer Palace
-Transport by private vehicle including hotel pickup and drop-off
-Entrance fees included Personalized attention from a private guide, with a separate driver

What's Included

Entrance Tickets to the Sights

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant

Private car and driver

Professional guide

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 80

Additional Info

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes

Cancellation Policy

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

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
After picking you up from your centrally located hotel in Beijing around 8:30am, you will start your day trip by visiting Tian'anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Then you will spend a couple of hours wandering around the magnificent Forbidden City which is an amazing example of Imperial architecture, and you will learn about the history and stories of the palace. Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911).

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
14:00 Head to Summer Palace and visit the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China. It greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens'. It ranked amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1998.
16:00 Drive back to your hotel.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Great Knowledge, Amazing Places & Good Food
adss1984, 22-01-2020
The 3 things most travelers are looking for when taking on an adventure. Booking was very easy with plenty of contact from the operator to confirm everything.
Met our driver Jason and Nico in the morning on time.
Nico was fantastic, great knowledge of the sites we visited & we enjoyed our local restaurant lunch of Dumplings. Really appreciated the company looking after us & both Nico & Jason for looking after us the whole way.
Great Day! Highly Recommend
tiffanyyy_242, 08-01-2020
We did this private tour on our last day in Beijing and I would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was Joyce and she was very knowledgeable and personable. First we visited Tianemen square and the Forbidden City. Then we had a delicious lunch. Joyce asked us what type of food we liked and because we liked spicier Chinese food she took us to a great local spot. We then visited Summer Palace which was gorgeous. Since we had some time left Joyce was so nice to ask us if we wanted to see anything else, and we decided to go to the Lama Temple. We visited several other cities in China prior to this and booked private tours for most sightseeing. It definitely gives you a better experience and allows you to go at your own pace.
Highlights of Beijing
ioanai590, 06-01-2020
We enjoyed a very nice and pleasant private tour with Nico.
He was a friendly and energetic guide, answered all our questions and succeded in giving us a taste of what Beijing was back in the dynasty era and how the city vibes today.
We would definitely recommend the experience.
cms1231, 29-12-2019
Amazing day with Jeremy. Saw best highlights of Beijing (Forbidden City, Square and Great Wall) in friendly, organized manner. From prompt hotel pickup to sights with lunch, we could not have asked for better experience. Thank you Jeremy for making the absolute most of our short stay in Beijing.
Incredible. Spectacular. Amazing.
terripants2016, 16-12-2019
I enjoyed an incredible day with Joyce visiting these spectacular sights. Her knowledge of the history was nothing short of amazing! Joyce was patient, kind, funny, and a true pleasure to spend the day with. I wish I had reserved my other tours with her while in Beijing. I highly recommend Joyce and Catherine Lu Private Tours.

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