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Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace

  • Explore Tiananmen Square, the beating heart of Beijing past and present
  • Discover the secrets of the Forbidden City, long home to China’s emperors
  • Stroll the lakes, pavilions, bridges and gardens of the Summer Palace
Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
From US$ 72.00
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Do full justice to three of Beijing’s must-see sights under the expert tutelage of a private guide on a stress-free tour ideal for first-time visitors. Explore Tiananmen Square, the vast expanse that forms the beating heart of Beijing and dodge the ticket lines at the Forbidden City, home to emperors for around five centuries, with pre-booked admission. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off make a seamless experience. 
What to Expect
Following hotel pickup, your first stop is Tiananmen Square, the heart of Beijing, and home to sites from the National Museum of China to historic Tiananmen Tower and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.
Next, you'll explore the luxurious Forbidden City, the world’s largest imperial palace, which was home to 24 Chinese emperors between the 15th and the 20th centuries. As you stroll the gardens, halls, and courtyards, your private guide explains how the emperors, their eunuchs, and their concubines lived and ruled.
After a break for lunch at your choice of Chinese restaurant, it’s time to visit the Summer Palace, where China’s imperial households retired to beat the summer heat. The lakes, pavilions and bridges are exquisite at every time of year, but the gardens truly come into their own during spring and summer. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off. 
Reviews (40)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent day with Connie

I had one extra day while in Beijing for business and booked this tour as I had already seen the Great Wall. Connie and the driver provided outstanding service. She is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to the history and succinctly answered the questions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dcb317
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Where do I begin - we had an amazing time in Beijing and it was because of Jeremy . We have been fortunate to have had such an amazing tour guide .. Despite the cold -10, he showed us everything as planned . From our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tamara k
Reviewed 2 January 2019
Customized Tour of Summer Palace, Forbidden City & Yonghe Temple

Jeremy was wonderful and customized our limited time to see the sites we wanted most in the two limited 1/2 day time windows to meet our schedule! Our tour included Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Yonghe Temple and even an unplanned Tea Ceremony in the beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brianb2966
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile
Great day!

Jeremy did a very good job showing us around Beijing, and especially considering we had our 7 year old daughter with us. Perfect amount of time spent at each sight, and a delicious Chinese lunch. Thank you!

1  Thank 984magnusk
Reviewed 14 October 2018
Excellent private tour with Jeremy!

This was a fantastic tour with Jeremy as our guide. He was on time and made sure we had an early start so as to avoid the large crowds on the holiday week. Jeremy was very knowledgeable about the history of China and the Forbidden...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara B
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