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Private Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong by Public Transportation provided by Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service

Private Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong by Public Transportation

Private Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong by Public Transportation
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About
This 6 hours tour will take you to explore the culture heritages by Beijing's public transportation, such as subway and bus. Since there are total 17 Lines of subway in Beijing, and you can easily to get to most of places and attractions in Beijing. No more worry about the traffic. Your English-speaking tour guide will company with you and share the local tips and interesting history to you along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in the morning for a private full-day tour of Beijing. Walk to the nearest public transportation station and learn how to procure a ticket for the bus or subway (cost included). Then speed away to top attractions, starting with Tiananmen Square.  Strolling along Chang'an Street, you'll pass by the Great Hall of the People and the National Museum of China. In the center of the square stands Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (aka Mausoleum of Mao Zedong). From Tiananmen Gate you can walk to the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City to explore the world's largest imperial palace. Learn about the two dozen emperors who ruled here over the centuries, from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. After visiting the halls and private quarters of this cultural highlight, a stop is made for lunch (own expense) at a restaurant recommended by your guide. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to ride a rickshaw (own expense) through the hutongs — narrow alleys that weave through the old neighborhoods of Beijing. Discover 700 hundred years of Chinese history and see where locals currently reside. After the tour, your guide will send you back to your hotel via public transportation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in the morning for a private full-day tour of Beijing. Walk to the nearest public transportation station and learn how to procure a ticket for the bus or subway (cost included). Then speed away to top attractions, starting with Tiananmen Square.  Strolling along Chang'an Street, you'll pass by the Great Hall of the People and the National Museum of China. In the center of the square stands Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (aka Mausoleum of Mao Zedong). From Tiananmen Gate you can walk to the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City to explore the world's largest imperial palace. Learn about the two dozen emperors who ruled here over the centuries, from the Ming to the Qing dynasties. After visiting the halls and private quarters of this cultural highlight, a stop is made for lunch (own expense) at a restaurant recommended by your guide. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to ride a rickshaw (own expense) through the hutongs — narrow alleys that weave through the old neighborhoods of Beijing. Discover 700 hundred years of Chinese history and see where locals currently reside. After the tour, your guide will send you back to your hotel via public transportation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26448P17
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with public transportation
  • Entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hutong rickshaw ride
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You will pickup in your city center hotel lobby
  • 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
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off with public transportation
  • Entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hutong rickshaw ride
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You will pickup in your city center hotel lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
    Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
    National Museum Of China
  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Turret of The Palace Museum
  • 3
    The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Hutong Tour
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Gregory M
Albury, Australia14 contributions
Bruce Lee tour of Forbidden City
A most excellent walking tour of the Forbidden City. Our English speaking guide Bruce (Bruce Lee is his hero) was extremely knowledgeable & knows all the hot spots & shortcuts! Try the tea at the Emperor’s tea house - amazing experience.
Written 10 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

adz_73
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
Fabulous Tour With Jerry
I had a little time in Beijing and decided to do a tour.

It was a fabulous time walking around Beijing with Jerry. He was an exceptional guide, very knowledgeable and his English was great. He was a lovely person to spend time with and get to know the city.

The highlight - his recommendation for “Peking Duck”. He took me to this restaurant and I had the best duck of my life!

I highly recommend
Written 13 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Quixoquixo
Xiamen, China2 contributions
Forbidden City with Susan
Sep 2018 • Friends
Susan was perfectly on time meeting us at our hotel and led us on a very lovely half-day tour of the Forbidden City + a walkthrough of Tiananmen Square. She was very knowledgable, upbeat, patient, and a tireless photographer. We highly recommend her!
Written 6 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gfamtravel
Calgary, Canada9 contributions
2 day private tour of Beijing with Coco
Dec 2017 • Family
Coco and our driver Mr. Shi really made sure our family had an authentic, leisurely experience. We knew the main sites we wanted to see, but Coco took us to some amazing restaurants and customized both days to make sure we could fit in things like a couple of hours at the silk market, visit to a tea master to taste different teas that were so flavorful and made for great gifts, a drive by the Olympic venues on our way back from the wall, etc. She shared so much information with us and allowed us to ask lots of questions - she kept all 5 of us interested and we have such a deeper appreciation now for the culture. We expected Beijing to be smoggy, busy and difficult to find food we'd enjoy. It was none of those and I think a lot of it had to do with Coco as she'd listen to us and made sure we'd experience what we were interested in....for example we wanted to try Peking duck but were hesitant to go to a restaurant just for that, so she took us to this super cute food market inside one of the hutongs where they made Peking duck on a pancake for us all to try.
Written 2 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service
761sidneyg
761sidneyg
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My wife and I had two great tours with Sherry
Sherry did a fantastic job showing us some of the best and most important sights in Beijing. She had already booked
Saschant
Saschant
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The best guide
When life gets back to normal and you want to explore Beijing Jerry will take care of you. He was great, informativ
AlastairB_13
AlastairB_13
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Very well organised, excellent guide
We were met by our guide Sally at our hotel who outlined what we would do that day. Then it was off to Tiananmen Sq
adamwookieb
adamwookieb
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Excellent Summer Palace Tour
My partner and I really wanted to see the Summer Palace in Beijing so we organised this half day tour not knowing i
GLBell2842
GLBell2842
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Amazing Day!
Our tour was comprehensive and Sherry was great and easy to communicate with!! Sherry was knowledgeable and accommo
G2604ZYpaulaa
G2604ZYpaulaa
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Great Day!
The tour was comprehensive and Sherry was great!! Sherry was knowledgeable and accommodating. She made sure everyo
Pandycake87
Pandycake87
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GREAT WALL AND TOUR
Really well organised and interesting tour of Forbidden City and Great Wall. Jerry our tour guide was brilliant, so
felix142000
felix142000
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Disappointed
We booked two tickets and only put in one passport. We got reminded that both numbers are needed so we sent them. I
S1396KRmikew
S1396KRmikew
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Great tour and amazing place!
Linda was our guide and was very professional and informative. Most of the time her English was great but at times
GabrielleLF
GabrielleLF
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Best possible layover in Beijing!
We had a wonderful time with our guide Lena. From the beginning to the end, everything was perfect ; excellent engl
matthewdL1529MI
matthewdL1529MI
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Astounding, Breathtaking, Magic , Memorable , Professional
This by far was one of the most amazing days I have had. SUSAN was my guide for the day and she was MORE THAN AMAZI
Bevlainda
Bevlainda
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Amazing place huge palace really WoW
It was fantastic and magical all st once! The place has an ancient energy very unique with a story to tell around e
RachAel_BAP
RachAel_BAP
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Great service!!
Linda and Xie were amazing! Seamless pick up from the airport and we had an amazing tour of the wall.
C4573SPemilym
C4573SPemilym
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Beijing day tour
The tour was amazing! Linda Su was so helpful and knowledgeable! From the time we were picked up until the end it w
Jane K
Jane K
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Great way to spend a day in Beijing
I was traveling for work with two colleagues and we had one day for some exploration. What a great tour- a perfect
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