Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City

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From $214.00

100 reviews   (4.78)

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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.


This private day tour is a comprehensive introduction to the most popular attractions in Beijing. Spend a day exploring Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and enjoy a boat ride at the Summer Palace. See Beijing's famous Olympic stadiums, the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. The package includes transportation to and from these popular landmarks and a delicious lunch of Peking Roast Duck.

What's Included

Boat ride inside Summer Palace (Apr.-Oct.)

Bottled water

Experienced English-speaking guide

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Lunch (Peking Roast Duck&other Dishes)

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Gratuities (Optional)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 88

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Private tour with no shopping stop to guarantee comfort pace
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Adult price applies to all travelers as long as they take a seat
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your Forbidden City ticket in advance
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

Temple of Heaven
Meet your guide in your Beijing hotel lobby at 8:30 a.m., then depart to the Temple of Heaven. The best time to visit is in the morning to catch a glimpse of local senior citizens exercising, practicing Tai Chi, playing Shuttlecock, singing, dancing, or doing ground calligraphy. After an hour walking in the Temple of Heaven, continue on to Tiananmen Square.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
Tiananmen Square, the largest city center square in the world. This famous location witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters of Chinese history. Stroll through Tiananmen Square to see the Front Gate, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, Monument to the People's heroes, Great Hall of the People, and Tiananmen Gate.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Continue your tour to the Forbidden City, the place where the Ming and Qing Emperors resided for more than 500 years. Having been off-limits to commoners for centuries, it was officially opened to the public in 1925 as a public museum.

After your morning tour, your lunch will be served in a cozy, non-tourist Peking Roast Duck restaurant.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Visit Summer Palace, the best-preserved and largest Imperial Garden existing in China. On the way back your hotel, stop at a bridge to the west of the Water Cube, which is the best place to photograph the main buildings in the Olympic Village.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Beijing History!
Florence K, 21-05-2020
The best tour! Dana, our tour guide, know so much history about all the places we visited. She was attentive and patient. These places are a must see in Beijing. I definitely recommend her .
Oh my gosh! Angie is an AMAZING tour guide!
claudiak643, 15-12-2019
My friend and I took both group tours and private tours. We explored all over the city and to the wall. We were pleased with all our tours but then our last tour was with Angie. OMG! What a difference a FABULOUS tour guide makes! She clarified and corrected information we had been given on other tours (or our understanding of it). She completely modified our private tour to do exactly what we wanted to do, as we had already seen and done so much, we wanted to focus on other things. She was flexible, responsive, and super helpful. She helped us navigate some tricky situations (problem at the hotel, needing to cancel our final tour, and assisting with shopping) that we could not have managed without her. She chose a delightful spot for lunch and we all ate well. We learned so much from Angie and were so pleased to hear from her about so many different topics of interest to us. I feel like we made a real friend in Beijing!
Our favorite tour in Beijing!
jeregstev, 15-12-2019
Our guide, Angie, made our day exceptional! She was prompt to meet us, professional, spoke beautiful English and adapted the tour to our needs. Her depth of knowledge about the tour sites was impressive and accurate. She kept a leisure pace, answered our many questions, took our photos, ordered a delicious Peking Duck lunch at a local restaurant and shared her favorite sites with us. When you miss your guide at the end of the day, you know you've also made a friend.
Fabulous trip
davidkensiski, 01-12-2019
What a wonderful day! Our guide Dana was very friendly and shared the centuries of history, beauty and intrigue that laid behind each of the sites we visited. Fantastic trip. Highly recommended.
Insightful and well paced
chinadorable, 07-11-2019
My husband, parents, and brother took this tour on Saturday 11/2. Pickup was prompt with communication the night before to confirm. Our guide Angie and the driver were both very courteous and professional. Due to a marathon in Beijing that morning, Angie adjusted the order of the tour to ensure we made the most of our time despite road closures, etc. She was extremely knowledgeable and her presentation was informative and fun. My parents are older and she was always very aware of their pace and super patient. The lunch was AMAZING. Because we were slower we became delayed; she even beelined ahead of us on a rented bicycle to purchase our tickets to the Temple of Heaven before they closed sales. Highly recommend--we absolutely would go touring with Angie again!

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