This small-group tour will take you to the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Beijing: Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen square and Forbidden City, and Summer Palace.
What to Expect
You will be picked up at 8:00 am from your hotel in Beijing. Your exploration begins with a visit to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven.There is a fun fact of this attraction. If you see the Temple of Heaven from the above, the temple halls are round and the bases square, in accordance with the notion "Tianyuan Difang’, which means ‘Heaven is round, Earth is square’. This was from the traditional Chinese philosophy. Follow your tour guide,you will see The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests,The Imperial Vault of Heaven and The Circular Mound Altar.
The park surrounding the temple is vast and offers the opportunity for a pleasant morning stroll, or to watch and join locals doing their exercises,practicing Tai Chi, playing Shuttlecock, singing, dancing or doing ground calligraphy. And then back to minivan, heading to the Tian'anmen square. It is the largest city square in the world, it's named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. Then, walk though the Tian'anmen Gate and head to the Forbidden city. You will learn about information of Tian'anmen Square and fobidden city from your expert guide.
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing. You will visit the most important buildings.You will exit the from the North gate. After a decent lunch at local Chinese restaurant, you will visit the Summer Palace. Summer Palace which is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden and palace in China.You can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges, huge lake and corridors. After the Summer Palace, you will be taken back to your hotel.
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off for hotels within the 4th ring road of the Beijing City
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Know Before You Go
• Group size is limited to 12 people
• Entrance fees and lunch included
• Free hotel pickup and drop-off (within the 4th ring road of Beijing city)
• Wear comfortable shoes for the tour
• No factory or shopping stops