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Beijing Full-Day Bus Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your central Beijing hotel, set off through the city’s bustling streets by climate-controlled coach. On route, hear about Beijing’s history, and listen as your guide shares information about China’s culture.

    Stop first at the Forbidden City, near Tiananmen Square. The world’s largest historical palatial complex, this massive walled compound dates from the 15th century, and was home to 14 Ming and 10 Qin emperors. Tour the main pavilions, halls and courtyards — the complex houses 800 buildings — and admire the classical Chinese architecture as your guide shares tales of the royals who lived and ruled from here.

    Next, continue to the Temple of Heaven, a beautiful imperial spiritual complex built 600 years ago. Admire the religious buildings and see the magnificent Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, where the emperors prayed for fruitful harvests.

    After a set-menu Chinese lunch at a restaurant, indulge in some retail therapy at Chinese medicine outlets and the nearby Pearl Market.

    Then, travel to the Summer Palace. Created in 1750 as an imperial summertime retreat, this masterpiece of Chinese landscaping blends intricate pavilions, halls, bridges, lakes and rivers.

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll to admire the ornamental gardens, buildings, and other architectural gems, and then finish your tour with a central hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Beijing, China

    Traveler pickup is offered
    The hotel pick-up time is 6.30 to 7.00 AM. The day before your tour date, you will be contacted via telephone or your hotel reception. Please contact the emergency telephone number provided, should you not receive any information

    If your hotel is located outside the third ring road, your tour guide will call you at your hotel one day before departure to confirm your departure time and a pick-up point in Beijing city center. You will need to go to the pick-up point by taxi at your own expense.
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • If your hotel is located outside the third ring road, your tour guide will call you at your hotel one day before departure to confirm your departure time and a pick-up point in Beijing city center. You will need to go to the pick-up point by taxi at your own expense.
    • Chinese dishes from fix menu will be served for lunch. Please kindly understand that we cannot fulfill your special meal requirements.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday

    Trip would have been more enjoyable on a cooler day. Our guide's English was not great and he was difficult to understand at places with a lot of noise. Lunch was mediocre. Foot massage at the Chinese Medicine school was a welcome break. The stop...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Raymond N
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Good tour guide. Good English. Knowledge of sites was very complete. She was very informative and helpful.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Naomi C
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Tom was a great guide, very informative and helpful. Would definitely recommend to first time visitors.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Mineowndreams
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    It is an efficient way of seeing three important places in Beijing. It would be very difficult to organise tickets and visit these three places by ourselves, so the trip is quite good. The forbidden city is just series of buildings that we cannot enter...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Ari_L_UK
    David y, Public Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Ari_L_UK, Thanks for your feedback. We're glad to know that you had a great time with our guide Tina. We understand and respect your dietetic contraindication. But due to the group tour, we may have a variety of dietary requirements from all group members....More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The tour itself was great: good mix of locations, nice timeline, great guide, only had like 10 people. But we spent a bunch of time at a "pearl factory" and "Chinese Medicine university" both of which were just blatant tourist traps that had busloads like...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Nathan T
    David y, Public Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Nathan T, We feel sorry to learn that your trip was not met to your expectations. The coach tour you did with cheaper price normally has more than 10 people in the group. As an explanation for part of your experience, coach group tours...More

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    kflaitz
    31 July 2019|
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    Response from DALE P | Reviewed this property |
    If I remember correctly pick up varied from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. Depends on how close to the Forbidden City your hotel is. Tour lasts about 12 - 13 hours give or take.
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    8 July 2019|
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    Response from tjb600 | Reviewed this property |
    They will call you or email you prior to tour. I think day or so before.
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