Spend the day exploring the 3,000-year-old capital of Beijing. Thrill to the history behind its magnificent architecture, with visits to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.
What to Expect
As the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is an historic center of power, culture and wealth. On this 8-hour tour you will visit 4 of the most significant and historic places in the city.
Learn about China´s great emperors as you journey to Tiananmen Square. Known as the “Gate of Heavenly Peace,” it forms one of the gateways to the Forbidden City and is the largest urban square in the world.
Gasp in awe at its formidable size, soak up the history and see major buildings, such as the Great Hall of the People and Mao Zedong Memorial.
Next you will visit The Forbidden City. The seat of power for centuries, it has seen countless battles and reconstructions. The architecture you see today dates back to the early 15th century.
Before lunch, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, China’s largest temple and altar complex, and an extraordinary example of religious architecture that dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Your final destination is the largest imperial garden in the world, the Summer Palace. Explore the exquisite gardens and grounds, the marble boat and the world’s longest art gallery.
Throughout the day you will enjoy a scenic bus ride through Beijing’s electric streets, and get breaks for unbeatable shopping at Li Heng Tang Pearl and Yuan Hou Silk.
- Entrance fees
- English speaking tour guide