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Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour provided by Unique Beijing Tours

Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour

Private Half-Day Beijing Tour: Forbidden City and Houhai Lake Bike Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–6 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5–6 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience Beijing like a local, hop on public transportation or ride a bike to traverse the capital with your knowledgeable guide. Get an local insider’s perspective of the city and visit metropolitan highlights on this full-day tour. On this day, you will take metro to visit Tian'anmen square, walk through the Forbidden City, ride a bus to the Lotus Lane and pedal through Hutongs to Shichahai Lake Area. This tours offers morning and afternoon departures, and your lunch or dinner is inclusive based on your chosen schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • 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
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19099P104
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup(For hotel's within the 3rd ring road of Beijing)
  • Private tour
  • Fee for metro ,bus and bike
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation from attractions back to hotel
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 4th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Age under 14 is not allowed to ride a bike
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your skip the line Forbidden City ticket in advance)
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup(For hotel's within the 3rd ring road of Beijing)
  • Private tour
  • Fee for metro ,bus and bike
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation from attractions back to hotel
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 4th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Age under 14 is not allowed to ride a bike
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your skip the line Forbidden City ticket in advance)
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Inner Court
  • 4
    Palace of Heavenly Purity
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
    Lotus Lane
  • 5
    Shichahai Scenic Resort
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tobias A
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I had a fantastic time thanks to my lovely and very knowledgable guide Becky. Picking me up from my hotel at lunchtime we arrived at Tiananmen Square after a few minutes walk ( dodging quite a few queues thanks to her local knowledge) and then leisurely made our way through several gates into the Forbidden City. Becky cleverly kept us out of every crowd so I could fully enjoy the spectacular views while being filled in about history and background stories. A couple hours later we got ourselves two bikes and circumnavigated the beautiful Houhai Lake. Becky’s restaurant recommendation for dinner had a fantastic view across the lake and by far the yummiest food I’ve had in a while. We happily chatted away and completely forgot about the time... thanks Becky for a super interesting tour and your very enjoyable company!
Janett
Written 19 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Owen CJY
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
My wife and I were lucky to have Jimmy guide us on our tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. He met us at our hotel lobby and walked with us to the Forbidden City, taking a route that the local guides use which required minimal queuing.

Inside the Forbidden City, he brought us to the places which are less crowded but nonetheless rich with history. Throughout our tour, Jimmy filled us with stories about the history and culture of China, and the significance of the Square and the Forbidden City.

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Although the walking tour was a bit tiring towards the end, it was definitely worth the effort and time. Tip: Start the tour in the afternoon to avoid the crowd that would be visiting the Mao Mausoleum in the morning.

Thank you, Jimmy, for the wonderful tour!
Written 19 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kayleigh
1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Friends
Becky was amazing, had great knowledge and took us for a delicious local lunch! Despite the rain we lasted the whole tour as it was so interesting and we especially enjoyed the bike ride around the Hutong's. Thanks for a wonderful tour Becky!
Written 18 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol M
Midvale, UT96 contributions
Linda the tour guide 🤩🎉🇨🇳!!! That is what made this day awesome. She promptly picked us up at our hotel and walked us around town, made sure we didn’t get hit by any buses, took amazing pictures of us, ordered us the tastiest lunch, and rode us around the most beautiful lake on our orange and blue bicycles 🚲. Scorpions 🦂 on sticks STILL ALIVE are waiting to go in the fryer at your command, for medicinal purposes says Linda 😳✋🏻, and there was some sort of small pepper in my lunch that made my mouth go numb for several minutes 🤣
We loved our tour! Linda spoke perfect English. She was so knowledgeable about the history of the landmarks we visited. She made sure we always had time to take plenty of photos and ask questions. She made our tour so comfortable! It was like having your best friend for a guide! Thank you so much Linda for making our day so much fun!!
Written 23 March 2019
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terriup
Brooklyn, NY10 contributions
Cactus was a great tour guide, genuinely sweet and made sure we where happy the whole time.
Tour was good and informative.
Written 30 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Good food!
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Had a nice Tour trough the Tiananmen Area
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Very nice.
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A taste of real Chinese food
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Great private tour with Linda
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