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Meet your private guide during a convenient front-door pickup from your hotel. This tailor-made tour is fully customizable, so you’ll be able to set your own schedule while enjoying your guide’s undivided attention.

Start at the 17th-century Tiananmen Square and learn about its role in the Boxer Rebellion and the protests of 1989. Your guide will give you background on landmarks, such as the Chairman Mao Memorial and the Great Hall of the People.

Next, explore the 178-acre (72-hectare) grounds of the 15th-century Forbidden City, the seat of Chinese imperial power for almost 500 years, at your own pace. Get a firsthand peek at artifacts from the Ming and Qing dynasties in the Palace Museum.

After an authentic local lunch, venture to the UNESCO-listed Temple of Heaven, which was completed the same year as the Forbidden City. Wander through the gigantic prayer halls and join locals practicing tai chi.

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Temple of Heaven
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
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Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven are three of Beijing’s top historic attractions. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Chinese capital on this in-depth and fully customizable private tour. You’ll also enjoy an authentic local lunch—and will even have a chance to join locals in the ancient custom of tai chi.

  • A private, fully customizable tour of Tiananmen Square and more
  • Set your own schedule and wander at your own pace
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide
  • An authentic local lunch and tai chi with locals are included
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Reviewed 10 August 2018
Our first visit to China commencing from the capital Beijing

This was our initial visit to China and our first stop in our Chinese extravaganza. We (Heather & Billy) were met at the Beijing airport by Linda and driver. It had been a long 19 hour flight from Johannesburg and we were faced with a...More

Thank WilliamM1682
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Gary's the best tour guide

Gary is an excellent tour guide! My 17 year old son and I were entertained the entire trip and we learned so much about the culture and history of Beijing. I would highly recommend Gary again. Fabulous! If you do this tour in summer be...More

Thank carolineschauer
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile
Wonderful tour with Torry

What an amazing tour we got to experience with Torry. From start to finish, our time with her was out of this world. Torrys knowledge of the forbidden city, the Great Wall, the temple of heaven was so amazing! She was understanding, and so so...More

Thank Christabel88
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Wonderful Introduction to China

Although the sites were historical and the history mesmerizing, the actual highlight of our tour was Torry, our tour guide. She was energetic and enthusiastic. Her English was superb, and my entire family made a personal connection which was memorable and enlightening. Pick up and...More

Thank Tim0thyM95
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Great Day with a knowledgable and helpful guide.

I spent the with Gary - and felt very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable guide to explore the square and the Forbidden Palace with. Lots of history and local info to help make it very easy and well informed. The history of this amazing...More

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