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

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  • Full-day tour of the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace in Beijing
  • Tour the Forbidden City, the world’s biggest historical palace complex
  • See the pavilions, palaces, and courtyards where China’s Ming and Qin emperors once lived
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Beijing Full-Day Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace
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Overview
Central Beijing boasts three UNESCO-listed treasures — the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace — all of them must-sees during a stay in China’s capital. This full-day tour makes it possible to check them off your list in a day, providing a great overview of the city and its imperial history. Coach transport with downtown Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off, plus entrance fees, and a Chinese set menu lunch included.
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Beijing hotel, set off through the city’s bustling streets by climate-controlled coach. On route, hear about Beijing’s history, and listen as your guide shares information about China’s culture.
Stop first at the Forbidden City, near Tiananmen Square. The world’s largest historical palatial complex, this massive walled compound dates from the 15th century, and was home to 14 Ming and 10 Qin emperors. Tour the main pavilions, halls and courtyards — the complex houses 800 buildings — and admire the classical Chinese architecture as your guide shares tales of the royals who lived and ruled from here.
Next, continue to the Temple of Heaven, a beautiful imperial spiritual complex built 600 years ago. Admire the religious buildings and see the magnificent Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, where the emperors prayed for fruitful harvests.
After a set-menu Chinese lunch at a restaurant, travel to the Summer Palace. Created in 1750 as an imperial summertime retreat, this masterpiece of Chinese landscaping blends intricate pavilions, halls, bridges, lakes and rivers.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll to admire the ornamental gardens, buildings, and other architectural gems, and then finish your tour with a central hotel drop-off.
Reviews (27)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the best day's in Beijing, with amazing weather, great tour guide "SMILE", not many people, Almost perfect!

Timing couldn't have been better. Booked the trip last minute, Trippest accommodated me with a small group on a mini tour to visit the best attractions in Beijing. "SMILE" the tour guide was amazing, Highly recommended! Her knowledge made the experience even better. We did...More

Thank mkonet1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour in Beijing

Susie did a great tour for 6 people. We visited the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. Also the park in front of the Forbidden City. The bus is very convenient. Also, we stopped for lunch in a great place she knew. Totally recommended!!

Thank Alfonso C
Reviewed 30 May 2018
Very entertaining tour - you must do it

Conclusion / Recommendation: - It really worth doing this tour- very good price / performance ratio - Please note that you will see the Tiananmen Square only from the side (Go there separately for photos) Programm: Forbidden City - Pearl Factory - Lunch - Temple...More

Thank Pascal M
Reviewed 24 April 2018
Amazing experience

My family and I spent several days in Beijing and had a great time! We visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall (Mutianyu) with a private guide. Highly recommend visiting the Mutianyu section of the...More

Thank T_Manda
joy C, Guest Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi T-Manda Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to serve you. We're glad your family had an amazing experience with Cactus. Hope that you can visit with us again. CH Customer-care Team

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Three awesome days in Beijing

Our whirlwind three-day tour in Beijing took us to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, The Summer Palace and the Great Wall. Our guide, Olivia, was simply outstanding. She was so knowledgeable about every site we visited and shared a wealth of...More

Thank karenC5563ZW
joy C, Guest Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi there Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to help arrange your 3 whirlwind days in our Capital with Olivia. We're glad that you found her friendly with a bubbly personality. She indeed is priceless and gem to have her working with us. We're encouraged...More

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