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Small-Group: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

  • Visit the Temple of Heaven, one of China’s ancient sacrificial buildings
  • Discover the Forbidden City, the impressive residence of Chinese emperors
  • Get excellent photo opportunities at the stunning Summer Palace
Small-Group: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
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Small-Group: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
From US$64.00
Maximize your limited time in Beijing with a tour of 3 of Beijing’s UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace. Discover Chinese history as you walk through the grounds, soak in the beautiful gardens, and admire decorative halls. This small group tour allows you time to ask questions of your English speaking guide. Stop for lunch and shopping at Pearl Market, and save time with round trip transportation from your hotel.
What to Expect
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and then, drive to Tian'anmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. Its name literally means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. The square witnessed the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and several important events in Chinese history.
Pass through the big gate with Chairman mao's Portrait, visit the Forbidden City, you will have VIP access to enter to the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years history .This palace is an example of ancient Chinese architecture.( Visit the Forbidden City from south to north for about 2 hours.)
Visit scenic spots:
• The hall and the courtyard of supreme harmony
• The meridian gate
• The hall of supreme harmony
• The hall of complete harmony
• The hall of preserving harmony
• The huge of stone carving
• The hall of union
• the palace of earthly tranquility
• the imperial garden, etc.
After Forbidden City, drive to The Temple of Heaven. It is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. Visit it for about 1 hour.
Visit scenic spots:
• The hall of prayer for good harvest,
• Red stairway bridge
• The imperial vault of heaven
• Echo wall
• Triple sound stone
• The circular mound altar, etc.
Have Chinese lunch in our selected Restaurant.
After lunch, drive about 40 minutes to Summer Palace, it is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden, which UNESCO declared the Summer Palace “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design". Visit it for about 1-1.5 hours.
Visit scenic spots: 
• East palace gate
• The hall of benevolence and longevity
• Hall of jade billows
• The hall of joyful longevity
• The covered walkway, 6. the marble boat, etc.
Two shopping stops for group tour:
• Pearl shop is arranged at noon
• Tea ceremony in the end of the tour
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2018
3 Days Tour in Beijing

We had a good 3-days tour in Beijing this month. I ordered through their website one day before and they quickly confirmed that my booking is confirmed at same day. We started the first 2 days tour with tour guide named Sue and the last...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sofyan H
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Day Trip to Temple Of Heaven

Excellent trip provided by China Tour to the Forbidden City, Temple Of Heaven & Summer Palace. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DavidH1258
Reviewed 3 September 2018
Great Tour of Beijing

Excellent tour well organised tour guide was very efficient explained everything in good English. Recommended tour

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Rude Staff, bad Logistic and cold food... I must say that i never thought i could feel that i wasted my time, my money and feel almost treated by the TOUR GUIDE!! that btw never introduced himself and he left us with the driver... left...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Yoana786
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Day Tour

Very enjoyable day spent with China Tour Guide, prompt collection from hotel and taken to Forbidden City which was very informative, it was great we didn't have to queue for entrance tickets as it was very busy. Next stop Temple of Heaven, here again straight...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Catherine G
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7 May 2018|
Response from Catherine G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , I'm not a travel agent! We took our tour through ChinaTour, they will probably be able to help! If you are staying in the City you can probably walk to the Forbidden City and find a guide there. Enjoy