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Our most recommended Beijing Private Experiences

  • Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Half-Day Tour

    1. Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Half-Day Tour

    Visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor, bearing the sins of his subjects, humbled himself before the heavens and performed rituals calculated to ensure a good harvest for the year. From an aerial view, the temple’s architectural style mimics the Chinese concepts of heaven and earth, the round edifice symbolizing heaven, rests upon the square base meant to symbolize earth.  The dominant feature of the entire complex is the enormous Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an ornate and colorful structure mounted on a three-tiered marble altar. After the Temple of Heaven, your guide will take a taxi with you to the Summer Palace, which is the palace for the emperors to escape the heat of the city. The Summer Palace is one of Beijing’s most popular landmarks and one of the best examples of an imperial garden in China.  Your guide will choose a perfect route for you to enjoy the beautiful g...

  • Kung fu Show and Peking Roasted Duck Dinner

    2. Kung fu Show and Peking Roasted Duck Dinner

    Meet your driver at your hotel and transfer to the QuanJude Duck Restaurant to taste exquisite Beijing duck. After dinner your driver will take you to the spectacular Red Theater to enjoy the show. The show will start at 19:30 and finished around 20:40. The show tells the story of a young boy found wondering outside an ancient temple somewhere in China. After being taken into the temple the young novice monk called Chun Yi (the pure one) has many temptations to overcome, but through hard work and over time he conquers all and finally reaches his sacred goal of enlightenment. After the show you will be transfered back to your hotel.

    Peking Duck dinner was a great experience. Plenty of food, tasty and good environment. Kung Fu show was spectacular, good story and high energy performance. Our guide/driver was excellent.

  • Beijing: Great Wall Hike and Forbidden City Private Tour

    3. Beijing: Great Wall Hike and Forbidden City Private Tour

    Join a private tour to the most popular attractions in Beijing, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. All transportation is included, plus an expert local guide, so you can really get out there and explore the wonders of China's ancient capital.  No trip to China would be complete without a visit to the Great Wall. The majority of the wall which exists today was built by the Ming Dynasty to keep out invaders from the north. With its steep winding exterior, the Great Wall is perhaps one of the world's most iconic tourist attractions, and certainly one of China's most captivating sights. This full-day adventure will take you to see the amazing Great Wall at Juyongguan, one of the three most famous passes along the wall, from which many ancient towers and temples can be seen. You will be hiking for 1.5 hours to help you understand the sheer size and scale of the wall.  You'll also be s...

  • Beijing: Summer Palace Tour with Optional Yuanming Yuan

    4. Beijing: Summer Palace Tour with Optional Yuanming Yuan

    Head back to Ancient Beijing on a 3-hour private guided tour of the Summer Palace with your entry ticket included. After heading to the meeting point or being picked up from your hotel, start the journey to explore the favorite palaces of many Chinese emperors.  You’ll enter from the Northern Gate. Admire the pagodas and scenic views of Kunming Lake from the top of the hill. Then visit the famous Marble Boat, a pavilion on the lake where your guide will bring stories of emperors to life. Take an optional cruise on the lake to take amazing photos of the Summer Palace with the add-on. Nearby, you’ll explore the Long Corridor and its artistic decorations and paintings. At one end lived the Emperor's beloved Consort Zhen and at the other end, the Hall of Joy and Longevity was the living quarters of the powerful Empress Dowager Cixi. Before ending the Summer Palace tour, see the renowned 17...

  • Beijing: Welcome Private Tour w/ a Local

    5. Beijing: Welcome Private Tour w/ a Local

    Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour, you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. Please contact the local tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

  • Beijing: Summer Palace and Lama Temple Private UNESCO Tour

    6. Beijing: Summer Palace and Lama Temple Private UNESCO Tour

    Begin your journey of Beijing City's iconic UNESCO heritage with pickup from your hotel. Meet your driver and guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. Admire the man-made features built hundreds of years ago, including the open water Kunming Lake, the pavilions, halls, palaces, temples, and bridges.  Choose to book an authentic Chinese lunch experience on top of your tour. Alternatively, spend your 1-hour lunch break as you like and ask your guide for some food recommendations. Next, head to Lama Temple, also known as Yonghe Lamasery, a masterpiece displaying Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Continue to see other marvelous monuments, including an 18-meter high Buddha statue made from a single block of wood, before heading back to your accommodation.

  • Tiananmen, Forbidden City and Jingshan Park Half-Day Tour

    7. Tiananmen, Forbidden City and Jingshan Park Half-Day Tour

    On this half-day guided tour, dive into the cultural history of Beijing as you visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park with an expert guide. Start your tour at the largest square in the world in the center of Beijing city, which is surrounded by several iconic attractions like the Tiananmen Tower, the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, and Mao's Memorial Hall. From here, access the Forbidden City, an imperial palace complex built over 700 years ago. Ming and Qing rulers once lived and ruled in opulence here. Explore its maze of buildings, bridges, halls and alleys as your guide points out the most important sights and paints a picture of life for those inside hundreds of years ago. Finally, visit Jingshan Park, an artificial hill which was constructed from the soil excavated during the construction of the Forbidden City and nearby canal...

  • Beijing: Private Night Photo Tour

    8. Beijing: Private Night Photo Tour

    Benefit from a pickup and meet your guide at your hotel's lobby before heading to the first spot, the Qianmen Main Street. Marvel at the historic commercial street near Tian'anmen Square.  Take some great photos with the iconic Zhengyangmen Arrow Tower and find the beauty of the restored architecture and famous restaurants. If you haven't had the dinner yet, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations before hitting the next spot. Visit the futuristic National Opera Centre with the colorful night adding the reflection of the water surface to the signature spaceship photo. See the historic monuments and visit the photo spots in Tian’anmen Square for Forbidden City, its corner tower, and the Jingshan Park. Take a look at the unseen sides of these famous architectures. Take a stroll in Yandai Byway Hutongs to explore the night market and the adjacent local's favorite Back Lake and S...

  • Beijing: Private City Highlights Tour on Car

    9. Beijing: Private City Highlights Tour on Car

    Begin your journey of Beijing City with a hotel pickup where you will meet your driver and guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to Forbidden City, Beijing's most iconic royal palace, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour and tell you the stories of the ancient emperors and the royal families. Look up to admire the lovely roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Hall of Supreme Harmony and the picturesque gardens at the Imperial Garden behind the three main halls.  During your 1-hour lunch pause, ask your guide for some food recommendations or be treated to an authentic Chinese lunch experience if you selected the lunch tour option. Next, head to the Summer Palace, another UNESCO world heritage site and a masterpiece displaying Chinese landscape garden design. Though built hundreds of years ago, everything is man-ma...

    Very good overview tour with very engaged tour guide (Helen) and good command of English. Very knowledgeable.

  • From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall Private Tour

    10. From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall Private Tour

    Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel in downtown Beijing, then enjoy a hassle-free direct transfer to Badaling Great Wall in around 90 minutes. Arrive at this historic site constructed more than 2,500 years ago. Badaling Great Wall was built to protect the Chinese from invasions by fierce nomadic tribes to the North. First, your friendly guide will collect the tickets and take you to the shuttle that will take you up to the Great Wall. Your guide will explain interesting facts about the monument, its stories, and its importance in Chinese history.  Learn about the history of the site and take in the breathtaking views, surrounded by dense woods and rich pastures that change colors with the seasons. Admire the unique style of the wall, with densely concentrated watch towers, situated strategically in mountain passes.  Your guide will accompany you as you climb up to the first 2 w...

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What people are saying about Beijing

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Very enjoyable evening, food and a show :-)

Peking Duck dinner was a great experience. Plenty of food, tasty and good environment. Kung Fu show was spectacular, good story and high energy performance. Our guide/driver was excellent.

Perfect experience

Well organised tour. Driver was punctual at the hotel and I enjoyed a very nice dinner and an awesome show. Super!

Very good overview tour with very engaged tour guide (Helen) and good command of English. Very knowledgeable.

The food was very good, a nice show, and a polite and nice guide. Very good!

Wonderfull evening. Tasty food and spectecular Show.