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14-16 hours Private Layover Tour to Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Summer palace

From $80 per person
14-16 hours Private Layover Tour to Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Summer palace

Tour Style:
Embark on a meticulously planned 14-16 hour private layover tour designed to maximize your time in Beijing. This tour takes you to the heart of China's imperial history with visits to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. From the moment you are picked up at the airport, our expert guide will ensure every detail is taken care of, providing insightful commentary and historical context at each site. With a focus on efficiency and depth, this tour allows you to explore Beijing's most iconic landmarks in a seamless and enriching experience, making the most of your layover.

Duration: 14-16 hours

Attractions(Cities):
Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Summer palace

Pick-up point:
Beijing Capital International Airport/ Beijing Daxing Internationa Airport

Finishing point:
Beijing Capital International Airport/ Beijing Daxing Internationa Airport

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash,Wire,Paypal,WesternUnion

Available: Daily (except Monday)

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  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Summer palace
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

We've arranged a pick-up service at Beijing International Airport. Look out for our professional guide holding a distinctive welcome sign displaying the logo "Your Way Holiday". Throughout your Beijing City Highlights Tour, our knowledgeable guide will be by your side, ensuring efficient time management to maximize your layover. They'll provide insightful commentary and historical context at each site, answering any questions you may have along the journey. With their expertise, you'll gain a deeper appreciation of Beijing's rich culture and heritage as you explore its iconic landmarks, all seamlessly planned to keep you on schedule.

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First, we'll visit the awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven after a delightful lunch, another magnificent example of imperial architecture. Established during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and further developed in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), this sacred site epitomizes China's rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Upon arrival, our expert guide will illuminate the temple's significance as the world's grandest complex of cult architecture, meticulously crafted by ancient Chinese artisans. Stroll through the hallowed grounds where emperors once conducted sacred rituals, seeking divine favor for bountiful harvests. Our guide will unveil the intricate symbolism and rituals associated with the temple, offering captivating insights into the spiritual beliefs and traditions of imperial China. Join us as we explore the profound history and spiritual essence of the Temple of Heaven, embarking on a journey through time and tradition.

The Temple of HeavenThe Temple of Heaven

Following our exploration of the Temple of Heaven, our expert guide will accompany you to the majestic Forbidden City, the heart of China’s imperial history. Enclosed by a towering red wall spanning 3,400 meters, this vast complex showcases the opulence and architectural brilliance of the Ming and Qing dynasties. As you pass through its grand gates, our guide will narrate captivating tales of emperors and empresses, palace intrigues, and dynastic traditions, vividly bringing the past to life. Every corner of the Forbidden City harbors secrets and historical marvels, offering glimpses into enduring royal splendor. For those eager to delve deeper into this magnificent palace, our knowledgeable guide stands ready to answer questions and provide insights into its hidden treasures. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of the Forbidden City, embarking on an unforgettable journey through China’s imperial legacy.

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After a delightful lunch, our journey continues to the magnificent Summer Palace, another exemplary piece of imperial architecture. Established during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), this sprawling complex embodies China's rich cultural and historical heritage. Upon arrival, our expert guide will illuminate the palace's significance as one of the finest imperial gardens in the world, meticulously designed by ancient Chinese artisans. Wander through the serene grounds where emperors and empresses once strolled, enjoying the tranquil lakes, pavilions, and lush gardens. Our guide will unveil the intricate symbolism and history associated with the palace, offering captivating insights into the imperial lifestyle and traditions of ancient China. Join us as we explore the profound history and tranquil beauty of the Summer Palace, embarking on a journey through imperial splendor and natural harmony.

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As our remarkable tour comes to an end, your dedicated guide will accompany you to Beijing International Airport, ensuring a smooth and stress-free journey. Throughout the day, our guide has provided invaluable insights, expertly guiding you through the historical and cultural treasures of Beijing. They've been a wealth of knowledge, addressing your inquiries and enriching your understanding of each visited site. Thanks to their expertise, you've enjoyed a seamless and immersive exploration of the city's highlights, creating lasting memories of your time in Beijing. As we bid farewell, our guide extends warm wishes for the continuation of your journey, hoping the experiences shared today will remain cherished memories of your travels.

Optional Activities

In order to make sure you see more of the grand capital of Beijing than just the normal sightseeing places, we've concocted a selection of various unique and interesting optional activities for you, including the local life experience, cultural performances, Chinese art leaning and more. You will definitely get a deep understanding of Beijing through these activities, you can choose the following optional activities according to your interests.

Flag-rasing Ceremony Wacthing at Tiananmen Sqaure   
Get up early to watch the flag-rasing ceremony live at Tian'anmen Square is a dream shared by most Chinese, it’s worth watching. Chinese people gather around liking making a pilgrimage to watch the five-star red flag rises with the Sun at the same time and to express their love of country. You’ll be touch by the sacred atmosphere. The ceremony lasts around 3 minutes but is hugely popular

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Tai Chi at Temple of Heaven - Find Harmony in Motion

Join us for a serene Tai Chi session amidst the ancient grounds of the Temple of Heaven. Surrounded by the historical aura of this UNESCO World Heritage site, you'll learn the graceful movements of Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese martial art. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the gentle flow of movements, helping you find balance and harmony within yourself and the tranquil surroundings. Immerse yourself in this centuries-old practice, connecting with the essence of Chinese culture and philosophy.

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Hutong Home Visiting & Rickshaw Experience  

If you are interested in China’s culture and local Beijinger’s life style, you could come to Hutong area. We will arrange home visiting for you where you can learn about the local Beijing lifestyle. In Hutong area you could still see what the old Beijing looks like. You maybe like to walk with dogs in your country, but in Beijing, the local Beijingers like to walk with birds. What's more, a trip through the Hutongs gave you a glimpse of Chinese traditional life, one of the most fun ways to see this is with a rickshaw ride.

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Acrobatics Performance - Witness the Magic of Chinese Acrobatics

Enjoy an evening of mesmerizing acrobatics at ChaoYang Theater, where your family can marvel at the incredible feats of strength, agility, and precision displayed by talented performers. From gravity-defying stunts to graceful contortions, this dynamic showcase of Chinese acrobatics will leave you in awe. Sit back and enjoy the spectacle as acrobats balance on towering poles, spin delicate plates, and execute breathtaking aerial maneuvers. With each breathtaking act, your family will be transported to a world of wonder and amazement, experiencing the magic of Chinese acrobatics firsthand.

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Paper Cutting Extravaganza: A Journey into Chinese Artistry

Uncover the essence of Chinese artistry through a captivating paper cutting workshop. Delve into the intricate craft of "Jianzhi," the traditional art of paper cutting, celebrated for its delicate beauty and cultural significance. Our expert instructors will guide you through the techniques of this ancient art form, enabling you to craft your own exquisite designs. Whether you're inspired by the graceful curves of nature or the rich tapestry of Chinese folklore, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to create your own masterpiece. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Chinese culture as you explore the timeless art of paper cutting.

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Ink and Inspiration: The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Embark on a journey of artistic expression with our Chinese calligraphy workshop. Discover the ancient art of "Shufa," where strokes of ink transform into graceful characters with profound meaning. Under the guidance of our experienced calligraphers, you'll learn the fundamentals of brush handling and ink techniques. From mastering the elegant curves of traditional scripts to exploring contemporary styles, this workshop offers a hands-on experience in the timeless craft of Chinese calligraphy. Whether you seek to convey tranquility in every stroke or explore the dynamic rhythm of ink on paper, this workshop promises to awaken your creativity and deepen your appreciation for the beauty of Chinese culture.

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Face Painting Workshop - Discover the Art of Chinese Opera

Unveil the mystery of Chinese opera with a hands-on face painting workshop. Dive into the intricate world of traditional "Gou" face painting, used to depict various characters and emotions in Chinese opera. Our skilled artists will teach you the techniques behind these elaborate designs, allowing you to create your own masterpiece. Whether you choose the fierce expressions of a warrior or the delicate features of a maiden, this workshop promises a creative and unforgettable experience, offering insight into the captivating artistry of Chinese opera.

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Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.


Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not included in the tour fees, allowing you to choose and participate based on your preferences.

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