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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights

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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights
  • Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights
  • Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights
  • Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights
  • Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights
  • Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights
  • Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights
  • Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights
  • Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Beijing City Highlights

Tour Style:
Immerse yourself in the Historic city of Beijing during a full-day tour of the city’s most significant historical sites: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square and the Summer Palace. The four sightseeing spots provide great insight into the palace life and the imperial court ceremonials of more than 600 years ago. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included. It is an ideal trip during your stort stay in Beijing!

Duration: 7 - 8 hours

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Beijing, rain station or Airport

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Beijing, rain station or Airport

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

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay, Bank Transfer

Available: Daily


Tour Itinerary

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

Pick up service is arranged at your hotel in Beijing (Train station,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, providing valuable insights and historical context at each attraction. They will ensure a seamless and enriching experience, 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.

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Embark on your Beijing tour with a visit to Tiananmen Square, a sprawling city plaza that stands as a symbol of China's rich history and culture. As the largest city square in the world, spanning an impressive 440,000 square meters, Tiananmen Square holds a central place in the heart of Beijing. Here, our knowledgeable guide will illuminate the significance of this iconic landmark, sharing insights into its historical events and cultural significance. From the proclamation of the People's Republic of China to monumental gatherings and celebrations, Tiananmen Square has witnessed numerous pivotal moments in Chinese history. Let our guide paint a vivid picture of these events, offering valuable context and deepening your understanding of China's past and present. As you explore this vast plaza, take in the grandeur of its surroundings, including the towering Monument to the People's Heroes and the imposing Gate of Heavenly Peace. With our guide by your side, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for the historical and cultural significance of Tiananmen Square, setting the stage for an enriching journey through Beijing's treasures.

Tiananmen squareTiananmen square

Following your exploration of Tiananmen Square, our expert guide will lead you to the awe-inspiring Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace. Enclosed within a majestic red wall spanning 3,400 meters, this sprawling complex stands as a testament to China's imperial grandeur and architectural brilliance. As you step through the imposing gates, our guide will regale you with captivating tales of emperors and empresses, court intrigues, and dynastic history, bringing the palace's storied past to life. Each corner of the Forbidden City harbors secrets waiting to be discovered, and every glimpse reveals a breathtaking panorama of regal splendor that transcends the ages. Want to delve deeper into the mysteries of this magnificent palace? Our knowledgeable guide is at your service, ready to answer your questions and share fascinating insights into its hidden treasures. Let us unlock the secrets of the Forbidden City together, as we embark on an unforgettable journey through China's imperial heritage.

Forbidden CityForbidden City

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.

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After a satisfying lunch, our journey continues with a visit to another imperial marvel - The Temple of Heaven. This sacred site, dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and expanded during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), stands as a testament to China's rich cultural heritage and spiritual traditions. As we arrive, our knowledgeable guide will enlighten you about the temple's significance as the grandest cult architecture complex in the world, meticulously crafted by ancient Chinese artisans. Step into the hallowed grounds where emperors of bygone eras once performed solemn rituals, communing with the divine to seek blessings for bountiful harvests. Discover the intricate symbolism behind the temple's design and rituals as our guide shares fascinating insights into the spiritual beliefs and customs of imperial China. Let us embark on a journey through time, as we immerse ourselves in the profound history and spiritual legacy of the Temple of Heaven.

The Temple of HeavenThe Temple of Heaven

To conclude our tour, we visit the Summer Palace, an enchanting imperial garden nestled in the heart of Beijing. Renowned as the epitome of Chinese classical gardens, the Summer Palace mesmerizes visitors with its harmonious blend of natural beauty and architectural splendor. As we wander through its verdant landscapes and meandering pathways, our expert guide will illuminate the intricacies of Chinese garden design. Delve into the artistry of mountain-water planning, where tranquil lakes and rolling hills create a serene atmosphere conducive to contemplation. Experience the concept of borrowed scenery, as distant mountains and nearby pavilions seamlessly merge to enhance the garden's picturesque vistas. Marvel at the skillful use of abrupt imitation and juxtaposition, where architectural elements and natural features harmonize to evoke a sense of harmony and balance. With our guide's insightful commentary, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage and timeless elegance of the Summer Palace, leaving you with cherished memories of this majestic sanctuary.

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As our memorable tour draws to a close, our dedicated guide will accompany you on the journey back to your comfortable hotel in Beijing, ensuring your safe and convenient return. Throughout the day, our guide has provided insightful commentary, expertly navigating the historical and cultural treasures of Beijing. They have been a source of valuable information, answering questions, and enriching your understanding of each site visited. With their assistance, 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 your continued journey, hoping that the experiences shared today will leave a lasting impression on 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.

Local Morning Exercise at Tiantan Park    
It is not easy to get up early for most of travelers, but it's worth to join a local morning exercise at Tiantan Park. One of the more authentic local experiences you can find in Beijing is to wake up early in the morning, around 5am or 6am, and head to one of the local parks to watch the morning exercise. Wake up your body, do together with the seniors!

Beijing Morning ExceriseMorning Excerise in Beijing

Beijing Hutong Breakfast Experience    
Wake up early and join us for a local breakfast instead of eating in your hotel, try some different, and YUMMY! We sample the most authentic and delicious breakfast hiding in plain sight once you get off the crowded roads and into the backstreets. The meandering hutong alleyways bustle with local neighborhood life and delicious food, especially in the morning.

Hutong BreakfastBeijing Breakfast

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 by a rickshaw ride.

Beijing HutongBeijing hutong

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 even from midnight and just to make 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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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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Martina Cordtz
Reviewed on 04 September 2020

My husband and I done this tour in August few days ago, the tour only for two of us, along with our driver and our guide, Shirley was amazing! She was very informative and a lot of fun to talk with about both the history of the sites that we visited such as Forbidden city, temple of heaven as well as local culture of Beijing. She even gave us recommendations for other places to visit in the next day on our own as well as a few restaurants to eat at. We had dinner at one of famous Peking roast restaurants that night and it was one of our best meals in Beijing. We're so happy we joined this tour and would recommend it to anyone else.

Reviewed on 09 August 2020

We had a wonderful weekend in Beijing last week after a long time at home. We live in Shanghai and work here since last september but it was our first time to visit Beijing. We booked this short day to visit the Beijing's highlights with Beijing Private Tour, we had Shirley as our local tour guide in Beijing who speaks the fluent English, she was knowledgeable and helpful througout the tour. We were picked up from our Beijing hotel at the agreed time, visit the most famous sightseeing spots in Beijing such as Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. We enjoyed our time on each spots. After the tour, our guide Ms. Shirley helped us to get the Liyuan opera show tickets. We traveled by high speed train on last Friday, the train was unbelievable between Shanghai & Beijing, it took around 5 hours for one way. We highly recommend high speed trains If you plan to visit Beijing from Shanghai.

Rosemary Cheong
Reviewed on 20 July 2020

This tour will be your best choice if you have a limited travel time in Beijing that includes the major landmarks of Beijing city for first time visit. It was a private tour only 3 of us, which made it more personal. I hope you have Betty as your tour guide, a friendly, personable, and knowledgable Beijing local tour guide. During the day, we visited the tiananmen square from across the street, so its mostly forbidden city, summer palace and temple of heaven, all of those places were we want to see. Very convenient with hotel pick-up and drop-off, avoid all lines and makes the entire experience awesome and easy with the private tour guide service.Highly recommend and great value!

Reviewed on 29 June 2020

Adrian was a well informed and really helpful guide. He took lots of photos of us and was great at explaining things. We had a fabulous day with our guide and driver, and we covered the main parts of Beijing with a few additions thrown in along the way. Adrian's English is superb and he described the history of the sites and the wider China with such eloquence that it helped us to understand the people and the country, setting up the rest of our trip perfectly. Beijing is a truly amazing city but it's jewels were brought to life by Adrian. By the end of the day we felt as though we'd made a true friend in Adrian and a life-long admiration for Beijing. If there were six stars, we'd still give it top marks! Thank you Adrian.

Alex Joseph
Reviewed on 29 June 2020

This is a great tour if you're limited on time in Beijing and want to see the highlights of major landmarks in the city. We confirmed the tour with Beijing private tour through email. It is fully guided personal tour, no other tourists join in us. I hope you have Betty as your tour guide (She is a full-time tour guide in this company). Very friendly, personable, and knowledgable about the history behind all the places we visited. She knew how to get us through crowds and lines of visiting Chinese tourists from all over, which could be overwhelming at times during the peak season. Be prepared to walk and don't forget your passport, as it is required to gain entrance to Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City for foreigners. As there are add-ons to this tour, including a boat ride to the Summer Palace and climbing the steps of the Summer Palace (highly recommend for a beautiful view of Kunming Lake, surrounding mountains, and the Beijing skyline -- if it's a clear day).

Gina Gentili
Reviewed on 11 June 2020

This was a great tour and a perfect way to see the highlights of Beijing in a day! There were only three of us in the group and our guide Shirley was flexible with time at each stop, allowing for guided time as well as free time to explore and take photos. Shirely answered all our questions about Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and any other topic. Lunch was nice with a variety of dishes to pick from. At the end of the tour, Shirely suggested a drop off spot which would allow me to explore another area of Beijing, but also easily return to my hotel via subway. All in all, a great day!

Sohail Akram
Reviewed on 02 June 2020

Our tour guide Adrian and driver Mr. Li picked my family at our hotel lobby. We booked a this customized Beijing tour through this company, i can't say enough positive things about service. The tour guide Adrian is very kind, helpful, knowledgable, patient and with good English skills, are such a few of his many positive assets. Our driver was driving very smoothly. We toured Beijing, seeing all of the popular tourist sites including the Tiananmen Suqare, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them during the tour, even though it was a short visit. We were dropped off at Beijing train station for cathing our high speed train to Xian when we finished the tour, Adrian helped us to get into the train station & showed the check-in gate since it was our first time to take train in China. If you are planning to travel to Beijing, we would highly recommend this tour and tour company.

Giulia Semilia
Reviewed on 28 May 2020

I booked this Beijing day trip via email contact, this team is very professional and very efficient. We had Lily as tour guide and she was fantastic. We were picked up at our hotel lobby with a clear pick-up sign, then sit in a clean luxury van for myself and parents. we can tell it was a super hot day but the driver prepared plenty of bottle water for our family and was prompt with pickups from the various locations when we finished sightseeing. Lily worked with us to pack in a full day of touring without rushing us. In the morning, we saw the Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City. We had plenty of time to hear the history and visit the various buildings within both locations. She took good care of my parents since they had problem of walking. We had a very good lunch at a local restaurant whihc menu in chinese, but she assisted us in ordering the food. After lunch, continue our tour to Temple of heaven and summer palace, I was amazed that she was able to coordinate everything and yet we never felt rushed. Lily was fantastic and if I could have scheduled her for our entire time in China I would have. She provided lots of great information for us about Beijing even whole China. FANTASTIC!!!

Reviewed on 13 February 2019

I have nothing but excellent marks for this Beijing Tour and the Tour guide.Booking this Beijing city tour package was the best decision we made, the tour guide Peter was excellent very friendly and informative, he did his best to make us comfortable and enjoy our first time in Beijing. He was very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the places we went – and about life in China in general. We went during the very busy Golden Week Holiday. Peter timed everything perfectly to avoid the worst of the crowds. This tour is a must for people visiting Beijing.Highly Recommend!

Reviewed on 12 February 2019

We booked a Beijing classic day tour with China Beijing Private Tour. Three of us spent the whole day with our lovly guide,Tina. She knows a lot about the sites and speaks English very well. We all agreed that we learned so much more having a private guide point things out to us that we would not have noticed on our own.During the day, we visit Tiananmen square, forbidden city and Temple of heaven...Also she is a good photographer and made sure to email me the pictures. I would highly recommend this tour to my friend who want to visit Beijing in the furture.

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