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

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Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City
Make the most of city sightseeing on this private tour of Beijing, which includes a visit to must-see attractions like Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and more. Your guide will provide in-depth information about each site's history and significance and will handle all transportation, planning, and logistics so you can just enjoy your trip. A delicious Peking Duck lunch and boat ride in Summer Palace are all inclusive.
What to Expect
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.

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.

Continue your tour to the Forbidden City, and spend 2 hours to explore 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.

Lunch will be served in a cozy, non-tourist Peking Roast Duck restaurant. 

In the afternoon, spend about 1 hour touring Summer Palace, and take a boat ride to see the Qing style buildings on Suzhou Street where eunuchs and concubines were once disguised as merchants so that the emperor could enjoy shopping.

On the way back to your Beijing hotel, visit the Olympic Stadiums and stop on a bridge to the west of the Water Cube, which is the best place to photograph the main buildings in the Olympic Village.
Reviews (50)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic way to spend a day!

My father and I had a fantastic time on our tour with our guide, Serena. Serena was fantastic and her English was perfect. Serena was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We were able to get right into all of the sights, and she gave fantastic tours...More

2  Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Tour even BETTER Guide

Our tour was exactly as it says. Nothing unknown, which was nice as I was traveling with my mother who has a hurt leg. We went during the National Holiday week - so, it was crazy busy. But, overall we got in all the main...More

2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 17 July 2018
Waaaaayyy overpriced!

They had great reviews on TripAdvisor which is why I decided to book with them, even though they were MUCH more expensive than any other. At the end it was the same canned tour with the same party/state propaganda (no real historical insights)... Better off...More

5  Thank Robert G
wiki b, Owner at WikiBeijing, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Robert, I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our service in Beijing. And from the review, i could see there are two things that make you unhappy. 1. No difference between other tours: we organize quality no shopping tours, there is no...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile
Great One Day Tour of Beijing

If you want a private and personalized 1-day tour of Beijing, this tour delivers. My guide Carrie took me around to some of the major sites of Beijing : Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and a quick stop to see the...More

3  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile
An Amazing Day in Beijing

This was absolutely the best tour I have ever taken. Our tour guide Carrie and our driver Mr. John made sure we had the most remarkable day in Beijing. They picked us up at our hotel early in the morning and dropped us at the...More

2  Thank David734NewYork
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2 October 2018|
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Response from wiki b | Property representative |
Hi GeekySteph, You could switch the Forbidden City to any attraction within the city and better to let us know in advance. Any help, please just let us know. Bruce Li from Wikibeijing
30 May 2018|
Response from wiki b | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the late response. Tai Chi class is available on your own expense.
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