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Full-Day Beijing Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Tour provided by Top China Travel

Full-Day Beijing Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Tour

Full-Day Beijing Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Tour
4.5
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from RM 205.22 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
With large gaps between metro stations and buses signed only in Chinese, navigating Beijing on public transport takes time. See the sights without busting your budget on this action-packed guided day tour, tailor-made for first-time visitors—and complete with downtown hotel transfers. Hit the Big Four—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace—enjoy a local lunch, shop for pearls, and visit a Chinese medicine store.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See Beijing’s most famous historic highlights with a guide
Hit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a single day
Savor an authentic Chinese lunch in a typical local restaurant
No need to worry about navigating the city: Tour collects from your door
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10163P12
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pick up and drop off (hotel within Sihuan/3 Ring Road) • English-speaking tour guide service • A Chinese lunch at local restaurant • Group transfer service during the tour • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
China visa • Personal expenses • Services not mentioned in the itinerary • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Centrally located hotel in Beijing (within 3 Ring) Dates: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pick up and drop off (hotel within Sihuan/3 Ring Road) • English-speaking tour guide service • A Chinese lunch at local restaurant • Group transfer service during the tour • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
China visa • Personal expenses • Services not mentioned in the itinerary • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Centrally located hotel in Beijing (within 3 Ring) Dates: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This tour is not suitable for Chinese or overseas Chinese tourists
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
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Elizabeth G
New Zealand4 contributions
Good Tour
Jan 2020
This tour is good if you have a short time in Beijing and want to tick these three off in a fairly 'hands-off' tour style. We were taken to a pearl shop and chinese medicine school but were in no way pressured to buy anything (and the foot massage was lovely - worth the 5 cny for sure)
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

janetg0h
1 contribution
10 day tour to Beijing-Xian-Zhangjiahie and Shanghai with 9 people in our group
Nov 2019
We were very disappointed with the hotel in Beijing as it is tucked in a small lane and we literally had to wheel our heavy suitcases to the main road taking us 10 mins or so. Moreover, it was in November and it was cold. There's absolutely no help from the tour bus driver or tour guide. Our group were mainly women and one guy was in a wheelchair. Very upsetting.
Another incident was car transportation from Changsha airport to Zhangjiajie hotel. The tour stated the car drive would take us 4 hours. Instead it took us 8 hours! Our flight arrived Changsha airport at 6pm, When we reached our hotel, it was 2am in the morning! We were so tired and the next morning, our program started at 8:30am and we had to wake up at 6am to have breakfast and be ready by 8:30am. Totally upacceptable. I wouldn't recommend this tour company.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tanya Bower
1 contribution
WBHS had a school tour to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai.
Nov 2019
Raylene He was our trip adviser. She did an amazing job, she kept us updated about time changes in schedules etc. She was very helpful and never got angry when too many questions were asked. I would recommend her to anyone travelling to China.
Warm Regards
Tanya Bower
South Africa
Written 17 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

damsonview
Ware, UK24 contributions
Great day's sightseeing!
Oct 2019
Our guide, David, was wonderful - very informative. Although it was a general holiday, and large crowds as a result, we still managed to see the main sights of Beijing. We were collected on time and didn't feel rushed at all. Would definitely recommend this trip.
Written 30 October 2019
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Swedishfan
Greensboro, NC18 contributions
Visits to the sights cut short
Oct 2019 • Couples
The sights we went to see were all there, even if we only saw Tienanmin square from the other side of the street. We were not aware that we were going to visit a medical center and a pearl shop. Both of which took time out of the interesting sights. Especially the Pearl shop was very irritating. The guide wouldn't let us go outside. "You can go when I tell you" Those things were only meant to bring in extra money. The lunch ran out of chicken and we had to pay extra to get more.
Written 14 October 2019
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Claudia O
1 contribution
Everything in one day!
Oct 2019
David was an excellent tour guide. Couldn't have done this trip on our own. Glad i booked it. My family and I thought it was amazing.
Written 14 October 2019
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Jess
11 contributions
Saw EVERYTHING
I was skeptical booking this tour because of previous reviews. But it was exactly what I was looking for. I personally felt the time we spent in each location was plenty. We were in the forbidden city for 2 hours. Jackson, our tour guide was great at telling us about the history and describing what everything was, which is why I wanted to visit these sites with a tour guide. Forbidden city is very busy but we managed to get through it in good time and we took plenty of pictures. The Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace was enjoyable too. The Summer Palace is a good spot to go and relax at, its a nice one to end the day on. If I was here longer I would happily go back to the Summer Palace to relax a little more properly. It is a very tiring day but you see everything, so in that sense it ticked a lot off my list with great transportation and lunch included which was also delicious.

You do visit the medical centre and the pearl factory but I didn’t get involved in either and it doesn’t take up too much of your time, so it wasn’t an issue to me personally.

It was a truly enjoyable day and we had such an amazing group of people that just made the day perfect and so much more entertaining.

Great price for everything you get to see in a single day.

Written 14 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lpkc
Kozhikode, India110 contributions
Budget tour well organised
May 2019
My husband and I took this tour since it covered most of the places we wanted to go. The tour did pay justice to what they claim to do.
The previous day we got a call at our hotel room mentioning the pickup time and the tour guide picked us up at our lobby. We first proceeded to the Tianmen square and continued to the Forbidden city, those places were really crowded during the day we visited but we managed to get a glimpse of the major areas and click pics. After that we went to the Temple of Heaven which was a nice place, especially the gardens. Then we were taken to a chinese medicine place were we had foot massage at a good price of 20Y. We felt good to have tried it and felt very relaxing during our trip. Some people consulted the doctors there for their issues and bought expensive medicines, but we did not try it. Later we were taken to lunch at a good hotel. We prefered vegetarian lunch and got that. It was very filling and tasty. Later we were taken to a pearl museum and felt that some time was wasted there since others were shopping. After that we were taken to the summer palace and was given 1 hour to explore ourselves. After the given time we were taken back to our hotels and dropped at the locations. I feel this tour was budget friendly and completely hassle free. We were taken in good AC vans was very comfortable. The guide was good and friendly.
Written 14 September 2019
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Joaquim Santos Neto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ12 contributions
It was amazing!!!
The forbidden city is a place to visit. This tour is nice to see it. Guide was good and also the driver. We also went to Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. Two place you can not miss.
Written 19 July 2019
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Stephen A
2 contributions
Full day rushing around Beijing
Enjoyable busy day!
7 am start covering Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City early on amidst tight crowds followed by an unexpected stop at Pharmacy institute where we were able for a small “tip” enjoy a short foot massage and consultation with a Chinese medicine expert. Unfortunately this turned into an embarrassing pressure sell of his prescribed medicines which left us underwhelmed!
Lunch was acceptable followed by a wiz around the Temple of Heaven. On the way to our final destination the Summer Palace we had another unexpected stop and “selling” opportunity at a pearl factory (store actually).
Guide had his own sense of humour and opinions which were often unintelligible or off the wall and his English Weaker than other “English” speaking guides that we have experienced in China.
All that said, we had a good day out in some very worthwhile places to visit and felt it value for money.
Our favourite was the relative peace of the Summer Palace surroundings and in particular watching the old guys flying kites at heights I could not imagine possible.
Written 4 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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