Depart from your centrally located hotel,depend on your own situation ,choose the Morning tour or afernoon tour.
Morning Tour started at 7:30am, cause in the early morning, lots of local citizens,will go to Temple of heaven for morning exercise,such as Taiji,dancing ,singing,if you are lucky you can see parents are helping their children for dating. and then,drive you to old town of Beijing,--Hutong area, where preseved very well for you to know the real history of this charming city with very traditional transportation--Rickshaw and talk with the owner. at last, go to visit Lama Temple,everyday many people from all over China will come here to pray for good life.
Afternoon Tour started at 12:30,cause in the afternoon ,the Forbidden city is more quiet and less tourists ,you can feel how awesome it is, how splendid it is, feel how luxurious and closed the country was during feudal society .and then climb the Jingshan hill to have a bird view of the whole Beijing city, at last relax in houhai bar street grab a bottle of beer or coffee,ramble over the lakeside, enjoy your holiday.
For this tour , if you need any meals please tell your guide in advance, guide will take you to local or your appointed restaurant,but it is your own cost.