Beijing Insight - Small Group Tour

  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Instant confirmation
Downloading...

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

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

  • Admission to Temple of Heaven Park and historical sites inside the premises, Forbidden City and Jingshan Park

  • Subway fare

  • Lunch

  • English-speaking guide
Select travel date Please choose your date Can I change my date after booking? Enter number of travelers Choose your option View details and schedule Starting at BEST PRICE GUARANTEED ADD TO CART You will receive your confirmation and voucher by email. Special Promo off Yes! * You can change your date after booking. Once confirmed, you will receive a voucher with all the information about your activity including the provider's local contact details, which you can contact if you have any question or if you need to change the date. We will try our best to accommodate your request. *Subject to availability. Fees might apply. Please check our terms and conditions for more information. Please provide number of traveler(s). Please select option package. Please provide number of traveler(s) and select an option Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From
Beijing Insight - Small Group Tour

Duration: 6:30 - 7:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Admission to Temple of Heaven Park and historical sites inside the premises, Forbidden City and Jingshan Park Subway fare Lunch English-speaking guide
Why City Discovery?
  • Easy booking
  • Instant confirmation
  • Reschedule anytime
  • Best price guaranteed
  • 24/5 Customer support
Secure & simple payments

All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.

Schedule

  • 07:45

    Check-in at the East Gate of Temple of Heaven

  • Start of Beijing Insight Tour

  • Join the Morning Exercise at Temple of Heaven Park

    Make your way to the Temple of Heaven Park and participate in the morning exercise locals consider as a ritual. Take part in well-loved pastimes such as tai chi, fan dancing, water calligraphy, and more.

  • Step Inside Temple of Heaven

    Visit the famous temple, which is a famous ritual site and sacrificial altar during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

  • Ride the Subway to Tiananmen Square

    Board the Beijing subway and experience how locals go around in their everyday lives. Hop off at Tiananmen Square, where your guide will be filling you in with the historical relevance of the site.

  • Enter the Famed Forbidden City

    Pass through the Gate of Heavenly Peace before entering the Forbidden City. See the elaborate cluster of ancient buildings in the complex and learn about the legends that surround the area.

    *Passport required

  • Enjoy Lunch at a Local Restaurant

  • See the Beautiful Beijing Landscape at Jingshan Park

    Take in a the gorgeous view from the top of the pagoda in Jingshan Park, a public park located north of the Forbidden City.

  • 14:00-15:00

    Check-out at Jingshan Park

  • (For Check-In) Temple of Heaven (Temple of Heaven, Tiantan East Road, Dongcheng, Beijing, China) Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Jingshan Park (Jingshan Park, Jingshan West Street, Beijing, China) Time: 14:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Temple of Heaven (Temple of Heaven, Tiantan East Road, Dongcheng, Beijing, China) Time: 07:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Jingshan Park (Jingshan Park, Jingshan West Street, Beijing, China) Time: 14:00:00

Price & Options

View details and schedule Free Not Available onwards To

Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Passport

  • Walking shoes

Additional Note(s)
  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • 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 alternative gates may be used for entry to/exit from the Forbidden City.

  • Passports are required to enter the Forbidden City. Please don't forget to bring your passport with you on the tour.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

People who like this activity also liked

Book now from Adults Children Infants Age above Traveler Travelers travelers Requires Must be accompanied by All Ages SALE off more less SALE %percentage_off%% OFF Show more Show Less Please choose the currency you want to use to finalize your checkout. You will be charged
Lowest Tour Prices
Reschedule Anytime
Instant Confirmation
24/5 Customer Support

Deals in your Pocket Never miss a deal while traveling

Please wait...