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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$ 69.00
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Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
US$ 69.00

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. 

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Private tour with Jeremy

Our family conclude our Asia multiple countries tour with Catherine Lu tour and our private tour guide Jeremy. This was our first trip to Beijing and I was very concern about the safety. Jeremy was very attentive and made us feel very safe. Our kids...More

Thank Stacy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Yes, you CAN fit it all in!

We have a history buff, a foodie, and two teenagers. We had one day to take in as much of historic Beijing as possible. Fortunately, Steven was our guide. Steven is one of the best guides I have ever had. His knowledge is truly encyclopaedic,...More

Thank drflydad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Private Tour w/ Susan

We have 3 boys, 8, 11, & 13. We came down to the lobby of hotel 15 mins early and Susan was already waiting for us. They had a great minivan w/ lots of water bottles. They got is close to Tiananmen and we walked...More

Thank Rosalie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amanda was Awesome!

We had a great tour of Beijing with Amanda! The best thing about hiring a day tour guide is that when you visit places thick with tourists, they know all the good back ways to avoid the hoards of humans as much as possible. These...More

Thank Jennifer V
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile
Alice Most caring, sincere & patient Tour Guide

We joined 2-days tour and Alice were our tour guide for these 2 days. Our 1st day was to Tian An Men, Forbidden City & Heaven Temple. 2nd day was to Great Wall MuTianYu & Summer Palace. Alice was so caring and patient to us....More

Thank PorcheSW
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