See the historical highlights of Beijing on a full-day tour. Visit Tiananmen Square, a mixture of Communist China and Old Feudalist China. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, then stop for some shopping.
What to Expect
Explore a historical side of Beijing on a full-day tour that takes you to some of the most important spots in the city. After pick-up from your hotel, you will set out for an interesting and informative day of sightseeing, led by an English-speaking guide.
First, make your way to Tiananmen Square, the third-largest city square in the world. You will see the communist blocks surrounding one side and the imperial buildings on another.
Next, make your way through Tiananmen Gate to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex here is made up of almost 1,000 buildings and was the home of the Chinese emperors for nearly 500 years.
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant, before continuing on to the Temple of Heaven, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here is where the emperors used to go to worship heaven and offer sacrifices.
Finally, it will be the shopping time, to see how the craftsmen make fresh-water pearls. Take the opportunity to buy some jewelry or souvenirs of your own.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Local English-speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees to scenic spots
- Parking fee and toll fee wherever applicable
What's Not Included
- Hotel accommodation
- Flight/train ticket
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
- Gratuities to the tour guide, driver, hotel bellboy
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Traveler insurance
Know Before You Go
The approximate day tour itinerary and schedule above is for reference only and may vary according to your travel date and group size. The Itinerary and schedule is subject to change at the time of booking order is confirmed.
Tour duration: about 8 hours
Departure date: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tour starts: 7:30-09:00 at hotels