Beijing Insight - Small Group Tour

Had a wicked time with my guide Jerry, he was so informative and very enthusiastic. Had a brilliant lunch as well at a local cafe. Thank you so much for a great trip around Beijing!Mr. J L. ., – See more reviews
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What To Expect

See the historical icons in this majestic capital. Join in the local's morning exercise in Temple of Heaven Park. Indulge in a tasty local lunch. Travel by subway to Tiananmen Square and discover the secrets of the Forbidden City. Climb to the top of Jingshan Park for great views over ancient Beijing.

Highlights

  • Blend in with the locals by taking part in their morning exercises in Temple of Heaven Park

  • Admire the magnificence of Temple of Heaven and learn the royal ritual sacrifice to heaven

  • Explore the iconic Tiananmen Square and understand its local significance

  • Visit the Forbidden City and discover its history and secrets

  • Climb to the top of Jingshan Park for great views over ancient Beijing

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Beijing
Departs From:
Beijing
Meeting Point:
Temple of Heaven
Duration:
7 hours
Availability:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
8910
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Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Get to know what makes Beijing tick with this tour of the sights of the Chinese capital. Watch locals enjoy traditional activities in the Temple of Heaven Park, learn about the importance of Tiananmen Square and take a tour through the Forbidden City. With a delicious lunch of dumpling or noodles, and the chance to get a bird's-eye view over the ancient city, this tour will give you a unique perspective of some of the city's most famous sights.

Start your Beijing tour with a bit of morning exercise with locals in one of the city's most popular parks and historical sites, Temple of Heaven Park. The park is full of people of all ages taking part in traditional pastimes such as tai chi, fan dancing, diablo, kite flying, water calligraphy and more.

Join in some of the activities and up the park's relaxed atmosphere. Visit the Temple of Heaven, a Taoist temple where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for good harvests. Then jump on Beijing's efficient subway to travel to the very heart of the city - Tiananmen Square.

Discover why Tiananmen is so special to the Chinese people as you wander through this immense square. Enter the Forbidden City through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which is adorned with its famous Mao portrait. Off-limits to most of the world for 500 years, this 'city' houses the best preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China and is a must-see destination in Beijing. Learn some of its secrets and about the surrounding legends while enjoying a tour through its many buildings.

After leaving the Forbidden City, grab a simple lunch at a local restaurant to devour tasty authentic Chinese food. Continue on to get a new perspective over this immense structure from the top of the pagoda in Jingshan Park. High on a hill overlooking the city, this is the best place to take in stunning views of not only the Forbidden City, but the ancient heart of Beijing.

End the tour in Jingshan Park, where you are free to spend more time exploring. Or you may also head back into the heart of Beijing to take in more of the city's sights.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide

  • Transport and entrance fees as indicated

  • Entry to Temple of Heaven Park, Forbidden City, and Jingshan Park

  • Lunch

Excludes

  • Entry to historical sites inside the Temple of Heaven Park

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • The following information is required upon booking to process admission tickets to the Forbidden City:

  • Full Name in Passport

  • Passport Number

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • The Forbidden City is closed every Monday.

  • Tour will be operated guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Tour takes approximately 6 to 7 hours.

  • Tour ends at Jingshan Park.

  • Please make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Entry to historical sites inside Temple of Heaven Park will not be included in this activity.

  • On occasion Tiananmen Square may be closed without notice for official visits, events, or security reasons. Should this occur, please note that you may not be able to visit Tiananmen Square and we may need to enter or exit the Forbidden City through an alternative gate.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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