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Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Private Day Tour provided by Sunflower Tours China

Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Private Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Tick the best of Beijing off your bucket list in the comfort of a privately guided tour. From the Temple of Heaven, Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City, and plenty in between, this full-day tour visits the city’s best spots. Guests choose their preferred means of getting around, be it by private vehicle or subway, and are returned to their hotel enriched with the many faces of China’s capital city. Tour includes travel options, customized to suit you and your group Hotel pick-up and drop-off included with professional English-speaking guides Visit sites of ancient and modern significance See Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City, Kunming Lake and more
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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: 9h
  • 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: 67316P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Excellent English Speaking Tour guide
  • Private Guide & Taxi/Subway (Please choose upon booking)
  • All Inclusive Tour (Please choose upon booking)
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (Recommended)
  • Lunch (If the option is not apply)
  • Any other expenses that not listed as included
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • 10,000-20,000steps is involved (30floor)
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Excellent English Speaking Tour guide
  • Private Guide & Taxi/Subway (Please choose upon booking)
  • All Inclusive Tour (Please choose upon booking)
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (Recommended)
  • Lunch (If the option is not apply)
  • Any other expenses that not listed as included
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
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
  • 10,000-20,000steps is involved (30floor)
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • 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
    Temple of Heaven
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Palace of Heavenly Purity
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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susan g
Los Angeles, CA166 contributions
Sep 2019
I Took this tour sometime back -It was one of the highlights during my stay in Beijing.. My Tour guide was amazing-excellent English and very informative and also fun...I would have never appreciated all that I had seen without her and just navigating the city was made less stressful by her..We also went to very good dumpling restaurant for lunch.-Sunflower herself is very good at communicating and getting back to you in a timely manner as well as matching you up with a tour guide who she feels would be best fir for you . I would not hesitate one moment to book them again ...
Written 9 February 2020
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Renee C
Fullerton, CA21 contributions
We visited Beijing to see our son who was studying at Tsinghua University in a Masters program and on a short notice booked a tour with Sunflower. She took us to well known sites, but also to local places. She even bargained for us at the Silk market! She is very knowledgeable, funny, kind and a great photographer! We shared great conversations, amazing local food and she even took us to a traditional Chinese pharmacy to get “golden throat” lozenges for our dry throats. She is wonderful and we will definitely recommend her highly.
Written 26 January 2020
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Diana223_12
Knoxville, Tennessee19 contributions
Nov 2019
Sunflower picked up 5 of us for a first-time tour of Beijing, including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. From the moment I met her, I was excited by her enthusiasm, her very excellent English, and her knowledge of everything Chinese. She kept us going for the whole day, and when we missed out on a portion of the tour because it closed earlier than expected, she sent each of us tins of tea to our hotel rooms and offered to pick us up the next day and take us. Alas, we had another tour starting that day and couldn't go with her, but she went out of her way to make everything right. I would recommend Sunflower Tours to everyone going to Beijing.
Written 17 January 2020
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Andrew C
Eugene, Oregon2 contributions
Sep 2019
Sunflower is a fantastic guide who really knows her stuff. Her warmth, enthusiasm and knowledge of Chinese culture made my travel experience unforgettable. I think her passion for her hometown of Beijing and her careful attention to the needs of her tour guests adds an extra dimension that is hard to find in other tour groups.

I can also enthusiastically recommend the carefully chosen sights she took us to see. The Forbidden City is an amazing place that will transport you back to the bygone days of China's Emperors and Empresses. And the Temple of Heaven was such a beautiful and mysterious place. I learned a lot about the ancient traditions and cultures from my visit there and it was like being transported back in time. Finally, we have the Summer Palace which is a stunningly glorious open air garden full of lakes, lotus flowers, gardens and beautiful pavilions. It was a very important place for the Chinese imperial family and a real treat to explore.

Sunflower's intimate knowledge of Beijing and Chinese history enriched our experience considerably and I do not think we would have appreciated these places quite so much without such a capable guide. She was incredibly hospitable and helpful with all of our needs and made our vacation truly memorable and thoroughly enriching. We were so delighted to have such a professional and talented guide on our trip to China!
Written 29 December 2019
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Aron C
Perth, Australia6 contributions
Was such a great day with Sunflower.
Everything was well organised and she made it so easy for us.
She is very knowledgeable and a great communicator.
I highly recommend her and her team.
Written 25 December 2019
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Sujan
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Couples
We really enjoyed this day out with Maggie...We would go as far to say that Maggie was the best tour guide we had during the whole of our china tour. She was warm, charming and was very good in what she does.. We would highly recommend her for anyone.
Written 21 January 2019
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Joshtheboss
Cairns, Australia8 contributions
Sunflower picked us up from our hotel at 9am and sent us off to our rooms at 9pm exhausted, slightly drunk and with 200 photos on our phone to remind us of our truly momentous day in Beijing.
We asked to see the forbidden city, summer palace and to do the small group drinking tour - so we knew we were in for a huge day. Despite being 40 degrees and sharing the trip with what felt like the rest of China, Sunflower motivated us to see the hidden gems in the city and to embrace the experience. She showed us how to hold our own in the lines, how to pose for the best photos and what foods we would enjoy - notably we were politely told we would not enjoy the Duck intestine.
Nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend this woman highly enough - you really come away feeling as if you’ve made a good friend. Two days later and I’m still getting emails with recommendations and assistance with questions. Do yourself a favour and book the tour in.
Written 28 August 2018
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Dear Josh and family! How are you? Thank you so much for the precious review! I am so happy that you had amazing time here with us. We look forward to your next visit soon! May you have a lovely weekend! Best Regards Sunflower Tours China Yours sincerely Sunflower Li
Written 8 September 2018
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wisc0girls
Madison, WI1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Family
Everything about our tour with Sunflower was fantastic! She helped coordinate with us so we were able to see many of the highlights in Beijing and then on the following day took us to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. She was so helpful and knowledgeable about Beijing and Chinese culture. I would highly recommend Sunflower Tours to anyone visiting Beijing!
Written 28 June 2018
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msafrica
Maryland116 contributions
May 2018 • Family
My family did a 2 day tour with Sunflower and had a wonderful experience. We were able to customize the tour to fit our needs. Sunflower and the driver were prompt and picked us up at my home. We had plenty of room and the driving was excellent. Sunflower is full of information about Beijing, from my neighborhood to all of the attractions that we visited. We did so much during the day but she was very aware of each of our needs, including how much walking we could do. She did more with the teenagers while giving us good resting spots. She helped us find good places to eat and knew all the best bathrooms around town (so important). Her prices are super-reasonable. I'm looking forward to doing other tours with her. I highly recommend her during your visits to China.
Written 2 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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