Visit the Imperial Palace Museum, one of the famous landmarks of Beijing. Also you will see Tiananmen Square, Temple Of Heaven, Pearl Market, Summer Palace and lots more!
Beijing is a reflection of China itself, steeped in about one thousand years history from the very ancient to more modern events.
This tour starts at Tiananmen Square and Chinas more recent history influenced by Chairman Mao and the rise of communism. From there its on to the Forbidden City, originally commissioned by Emperor Yong Le in the Ming Dynasty. It has been the seat of power for centuries and has seen countless battles and reconstruction, and the architecture seen today dates from the 1700s. The Forbidden City is also known as the Imperial Palace Museum, with all the art and splendor available for you to see.
After a delicious meal, it's on to the Temple of Heaven. Temple of Heaven is Chinas largest temple and altar complex, an extraordinary example of religious architecture dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Your final destination has been the retreat of emperors for 800 years, the Summer Palace. One of Beijing's finest parks surrounds the palace, and you explore the grounds, the temples and the world's longest art gallery. We will break up your busy day with scenic bus rides plus an unbeatable shopping experience at the Pearl Market.
Temple of Heaven
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Pick-up from Beijing Hotels
Head to the Tiananmen Square
Learn about the history and rise of communism in China as brought about by the rise in power of Chairman Mao Zedong while at Tiananmen Square.
Visit the Forbidden City
Travel to the regal landmark that is the Forbidden City, which has been the seat of power since the reign of Emperor Yong Le of the Ming Dynasty. Inside, the Palace Museum also exhibits various art available for public viewing.
*Passports are required to enter the Forbidden City.
View the Temple of Heaven
See the largest temple in China, the Temple of Heaven. Whereas the religious structure previously served as a sacrificial altar in the past, these days, tourists flock to the site for its striking Chinese architecture that dates back to the Ming and Qing Dynasty.
Explore the Summer Palace
Wander around the grounds of one of Beijing's premier parks, Summer Palace, which is a complex surrounded by gardens, lakes and several palaces. It is also here that the world's longest art gallery can be found.
Stop by the Pearl Market for a Unique Shopping Experience
From electronic products to traditional clothing, the Pearl Market is your one-stop shop for local goods and services. Put your haggling skills to the test and get a good bargain as you shop for souvenirs and other memorabilia.
Drop-off at Beijing Hotels
Price & Options
A local representative will call you or leave a message at your hotel room at about 09:00 PM one night prior to your tour date to confirm the exact pick-up details.
Should there be no messages left for you, please contact the tour operator 24 hours before the service. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Children two (2) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made between 6 business days (22:59:00 local time) to 2 business days (22:59:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 22:59:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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