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14-16 hours Private Layover Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven

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

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

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

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:

Available: Daily (except Monday)


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

Pick-up service is arranged at Beijing International Airport.  Our professional guide will be waiting for you with a distinctive welcome sign bearing the logo "Your Way Holiday".  Throughout the Beijing City Highlights Tour, our knowledgeable guide will accompany you, ensuring meticulous time management to make the most of your layover. They will provide valuable insights and historical context at each attraction, offering detailed commentary and answering any questions you may have along the way.  With their expertise, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Beijing's rich culture and heritage as you explore its iconic landmarks, all while keeping to a well-planned schedule.

Your Way Holiday In Beijing

Start your Beijing adventure with a visit to Tiananmen Square, an expansive plaza that symbolizes China's profound history and vibrant culture. As the largest city square globally, covering an astounding 440,000 square meters, Tiananmen Square holds a prestigious position in Beijing's core. Our expert guide will bring this iconic site to life, revealing its historical importance and cultural resonance. From the declaration of the People's Republic of China to grand national events, Tiananmen Square has been the backdrop for countless significant moments in Chinese history. Our guide will provide engaging narratives of these events, offering essential context and enriching your comprehension of China's rich heritage. As you wander through this monumental space, absorb the majesty of its landmarks, including the towering Monument to the People's Heroes and the majestic Gate of Heavenly Peace. With our guide's expertise, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for Tiananmen Square's role in shaping Chinese history, paving the way for a rewarding exploration of Beijing's historic gems.

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After exploring Tiananmen Square, our expert guide will lead you to the majestic Forbidden City, the heart of China’s imperial history. Encircled by a towering red wall stretching 3,400 meters, this vast complex showcases the opulence and architectural genius of the Ming and Qing dynasties. As you step through its grand gates, our guide will weave captivating stories of emperors and empresses, palace intrigues, and dynastic traditions, vividly bringing the past to life. Each corner of the Forbidden City holds secrets and historical marvels, offering glimpses of royal splendor that have endured through centuries. If you're eager to learn more about this magnificent palace, our knowledgeable guide is ready to answer your questions and provide deeper insights into its hidden treasures. Join us as we uncover the mysteries of the Forbidden City, embarking on an unforgettable journey through China’s imperial legacy.

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Embark on a culinary voyage while exploring Beijing's iconic landmarks. With our expert guide, a seasoned connoisseur of local fare, you'll uncover hidden culinary gems and authentic eateries cherished by locals. From classic Beijing-style dishes to regional specialties, indulge in the diverse flavors that define Chinese gastronomy. With our guide's expertise, navigate bustling food markets and charming alleyways, sampling delectable dishes tailored to your tastes. Let us lead you on a gastronomic journey through Beijing's vibrant food scene, where each meal is a symphony of flavors waiting to be savored.

After a delightful lunch, we continue our journey to the awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven, 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 importance as the world's grandest cult architecture complex, designed with meticulous craftsmanship by ancient Chinese artisans. Walk through the hallowed grounds where emperors once performed sacred rituals, seeking divine favor for abundant harvests. Our guide will reveal the intricate symbolism and rituals associated with the temple, offering fascinating insights into the spiritual beliefs and traditions of imperial China. Join us as we delve into the profound history and spiritual essence of the Temple of Heaven, experiencing a journey through time and tradition.

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As our unforgettable tour concludes, our dedicated guide will accompany you to Beijing International Airport, ensuring a safe and hassle-free journey. Throughout the day, our guide has provided valuable insights, expertly navigating through Beijing's historical and cultural gems. They've been a wealth of information, answering your questions and deepening your appreciation of each site visited. Thanks to their guidance, you've enjoyed a seamless and immersive exploration of the city's highlights, creating cherished memories of your time in Beijing. As we bid farewell, our guide extends heartfelt wishes for the continuation of your journey, hoping the experiences shared today will be a treasured part 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.


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.


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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