Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Hutong and Temple of Heaven Private Day Tour

Make full use of your time in Beijing by visiting the three must-see attractions in just one day, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong,Temple of Heaven, and be escorted by friendly and knowledgeable local tour guide.

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English-speaking guide
    • Hotel pick up and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Personal Expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    08:00, pick you up from your hotel in city area (appointed areas)
    08:30-11:00, visit Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
    The Forbidden City, in the very heart of Beijing, was home to 24 emperors during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. It is the largest and best preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world, featuring a great square, halls and gates, in contrast to intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and living quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are important treasures of ancient China. You will be walking for about 2 hours (2 kilometers). The walks in the Forbidden City are graded moderate.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

    Tiananmen Square (30 minutes): Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China

    11:15-12:00, visit Hutong by rickshaw
    Hutong Tour in Xicheng District (45 minutes): Hutong is a maze of historic alleyways with old single storey traditional courtyard houses, which are now fast disappearing. In this one hour tour, you can hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys as well as visit a local family then walk on the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) and find out about the different thresholds of the courtyards.

    12:00-13:30, lunch at local authentic restaurant
    Popular local restaurants: We will arrange for the lunch included in the package to be eaten at popular local restaurants. Your local tour guide will recommend specific restaurants based on your interests and itinerary. Some typical Beijing dishes include shredded pork in Beijing sauce , noodles with soybean paste, Mongolian hot pot, Beijing roast duck, donkey burger.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

    14:00-15:30, visit Temple of Heaven
    Temple of Heaven (1.5 hours): Built in 1420 during the Ming dynasty, the Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies to pray for good harvests. The park of the temple of Heaven is full of life. In the morning lots of local elderly people meet there to sing, exercise, and do tai chi. The park covers an area of 273 hectares in the south of Central Beijing. You will be walking for about 1-1½ hour (1½ kilometers) there. The walk is graded easy.

    16:00, transfer you back to your hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your hotel located within 4th ring road in Beijing.Depaturt time: 8:00am
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by China Highlights

Activity ID: V-58374P5

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