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Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace provided by Catherine Lu Tours

Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace

Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
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About
Do full justice to three of Beijing’s must-see sights under the expert tutelage of a private guide on a stress-free tour ideal for first-time visitors. Explore Tiananmen Square, the vast expanse that forms the beating heart of Beijing and dodge the ticket lines at the Forbidden City, home to emperors for around five centuries, with pre-booked admission. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off make a seamless experience. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
German, Chinese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Explore Tiananmen Square, the beating heart of Beijing past and present
  • Discover the secrets of the Forbidden City, long home to China’s emperors
  • Stroll the lakes, pavilions, bridges and gardens of the Summer Palace
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide, with separate driver
What to expect
  • Following hotel pickup, your first stop is Tiananmen Square, the heart of Beijing, and home to sites from the National Museum of China to historic Tiananmen Tower and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Next, explore the luxurious Forbidden City, the world’s largest imperial palace, which was home to 24 Chinese emperors between the 14th and the 20th centuries. As you stroll the gardens, halls, and courtyards, your private guide explains how the emperors, their eunuchs, and their concubines lived and ruled. After a break for lunch at a Chinese restaurant, it’s time to visit the Summer Palace, where China’s imperial households retired to beat the summer heat. The lakes, pavilions, and bridges are exquisite at every time of year, but the gardens truly come into their own during spring and summer. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore Tiananmen Square, the beating heart of Beijing past and present
  • Discover the secrets of the Forbidden City, long home to China’s emperors
  • Stroll the lakes, pavilions, bridges and gardens of the Summer Palace
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide, with separate driver
What to expect
  • Following hotel pickup, your first stop is Tiananmen Square, the heart of Beijing, and home to sites from the National Museum of China to historic Tiananmen Tower and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Next, explore the luxurious Forbidden City, the world’s largest imperial palace, which was home to 24 Chinese emperors between the 14th and the 20th centuries. As you stroll the gardens, halls, and courtyards, your private guide explains how the emperors, their eunuchs, and their concubines lived and ruled. After a break for lunch at a Chinese restaurant, it’s time to visit the Summer Palace, where China’s imperial households retired to beat the summer heat. The lakes, pavilions, and bridges are exquisite at every time of year, but the gardens truly come into their own during spring and summer. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37561P2
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private car and driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
  • Entrance Tickets to the Sights
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please make sure to provide your full name and passport number for entrance tickets purchase to Forbidden City in advance
  • If you prefer to have different language tour guide than English one, please kindly make your booking with request 3 days advance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private car and driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
  • Entrance Tickets to the Sights
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please make sure to provide your full name and passport number for entrance tickets purchase to Forbidden City in advance
  • If you prefer to have different language tour guide than English one, please kindly make your booking with request 3 days advance
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Adam Dodd
Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Great Knowledge, Amazing Places & Good Food
Jan 2020
The 3 things most travelers are looking for when taking on an adventure. Booking was very easy with plenty of contact from the operator to confirm everything.
Met our driver Jason and Nico in the morning on time.
Nico was fantastic, great knowledge of the sites we visited & we enjoyed our local restaurant lunch of Dumplings. Really appreciated the company looking after us & both Nico & Jason for looking after us the whole way.
Written 22 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tiffany S
New Providence Island83 contributions
Great Day! Highly Recommend
We did this private tour on our last day in Beijing and I would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was Joyce and she was very knowledgeable and personable. First we visited Tianemen square and the Forbidden City. Then we had a delicious lunch. Joyce asked us what type of food we liked and because we liked spicier Chinese food she took us to a great local spot. We then visited Summer Palace which was gorgeous. Since we had some time left Joyce was so nice to ask us if we wanted to see anything else, and we decided to go to the Lama Temple. We visited several other cities in China prior to this and booked private tours for most sightseeing. It definitely gives you a better experience and allows you to go at your own pace.
Written 8 January 2020
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Ioana I
1 contribution
Highlights of Beijing
Dec 2019
We enjoyed a very nice and pleasant private tour with Nico.
He was a friendly and energetic guide, answered all our questions and succeded in giving us a taste of what Beijing was back in the dynasty era and how the city vibes today.
We would definitely recommend the experience.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christopher M S
3 contributions
Beijing
Dec 2019 • Family
Amazing day with Jeremy. Saw best highlights of Beijing (Forbidden City, Square and Great Wall) in friendly, organized manner. From prompt hotel pickup to sights with lunch, we could not have asked for better experience. Thank you Jeremy for making the absolute most of our short stay in Beijing.
Written 29 December 2019
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terripants2016
Fletcher, NC23 contributions
Incredible. Spectacular. Amazing.
I enjoyed an incredible day with Joyce visiting these spectacular sights. Her knowledge of the history was nothing short of amazing! Joyce was patient, kind, funny, and a true pleasure to spend the day with. I wish I had reserved my other tours with her while in Beijing. I highly recommend Joyce and Catherine Lu Private Tours.
Written 16 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ottoling
1 contribution
Beijing Private Tour
Mar 2019
We booked this tour and personalized it to include the hutongs and a cricket show. Our guide, Connie was friendly, informative and helpful. After our tour ended, she personally brought us to a local restaurant and helped us order local dishes. She also helped us make reservations for a famous Peking Duck restaurant which we had had trouble booking. Thank you, Connie! And thank you also to the van driver.
Written 24 October 2019
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GCTravellers
Surfers Paradise, Australia26 contributions
Beijing Private Tour - Thank you Joyce!
Oct 2019
Joyce was an outstanding guide, a delightful lady who shared with us her vast knowledge of the sites visited - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. The layering of historical facts and stories provided a wonderful insight into Beijing and the fascinating history of China. We have no hesitation recommending Catherine Lu Tours for your visit to Beijing. Thank you Joyce!
Written 22 October 2019
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JW Tan
1 contribution
An enjoyable private tour!
Oct 2019
My guide Connie arrived punctually. She is knowledgeable and provided informative background and history to the various sites visited. As I was keen to take photographs, she was able to show me some of the good photo taking angles and compositions. Had an enjoyable time!
Written 11 October 2019
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Brandon T
2 contributions
Private tour
Oct 2019 • Family
Had the most amazing private tour in Beijing! Showed up early and car was beautiful. Mr. Han was a great driver and our guide Lena spoke great English and was super informative. Great Company! Would definitely book again!
Written 11 October 2019
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Lindsey P
Houston, TX8 contributions
Great time!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had a great time touring Beijing with Justin. He was very informative and was able to get us in ahead of most of the crowds, gave us a lot of information for our stay in Beijing. Had a great lunch as well.
We are going to look him up next time we are back.
Written 4 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Best trip we ever had!
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One of the best trips we ever went on!
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Wonderful visit with Joyce!
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Jenna from Catherine Lu Tours came up with great itineraries for our stays in Chengdu, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Beijing.
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Wonderful Day in Beijing
This full-day private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall did not disappoint. We appre
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20 hour layover: an incredible experience
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Fantastic experience
We toured Beijing with Joyce and she was fantastic. So full of knowledge, interesting facts and she always knew whe
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