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Itinerary
In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at about 09:00am. Your pleasant trip begins with a visit to the world's largest urban city square, Tian'anmen Square.

Afterwards, you will stroll across the square to its north end, where the Forbidden City is at. Covering an area of about 74 hectares, the Forbidden City is the world's largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex which boasts splendid Chinese ancient constructions and numerous historical relics. You could get some insights about China's feudal hierarchy from the lay-out and decorations of the constructions.

Lunch is at your own cost.  Your guide is happy to recommend you some advice about the nice restaurants nearby.

The afternoon sightseeing will start by visiting the Temple of Heaven, which is even larger than the Forbidden City, for it is considered as the dwelling of the heaven in ancient times. Then you will come to the Summer Palace. It is the existing largest royal garden in China, once used as a temporary palace and summer resort by the royal families. Absorbed the architecture styles of south China, north China and even foreign countries, the garden got the reputation of the 'Museum of Imperial Garden'.

After the whole day’s sightseeing, your guide will escort you back to your hotel in Beijing.
Locations visited
Temple of Heaven
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
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Overview
Gain insight into imperial China on a private full-day tour of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Beijing. Start with a look at the monuments of Tiananmen Square, then tour the immense Forbidden City complex with your knowledgeable guide. After lunch, enjoy the tranquility of the Temple of Heaven, then head to the Summer Palace to walk around magnificent gardens decorated with pavilions and a lake. Travel in comfort with your guide in your own private vehicle, with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Highlights
  • Private full-day tour of Beijing
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
  • See Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and other important parts of Tiananmen Square
  • Explore the vast Forbidden City complex accompanied by an informative guide
  • Admire the Temple of Heaven’s decor and watch locals enjoying the park outside
  • Take in the beautiful pavilions, marble boat and gardens at the Summer Palace
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent private 12 day China Tour

My wife, my daughter and I planned a trip to China and we contacted Travel China Guide. Their travel consultant, Wendy Lee, helped us tailor an itinerary to meet all our needs and our expectations. We booked a 12 day China Tour that included Beijing...More

Thank Alfonso H
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Alfonso H, Thank you for posting such a detailed feedback regarding your 3 days Beijing tour and our guide Maggie's service on Tripadvisor. From your words, we can know that Maggie has made you visits to Badaling Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Greatest Tour

I had a Most wonderful Day tour of the Beijing sights with a fantastic tour guide Eddie. Although quite hot we had a relaxed tour and there was so much information that I would normally never have known. Brilliant day and I have so many...More

Thank Pete M
Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pete M, Thank you for sharing your Beijing trip review and these lovely pictures with us here! We are more than happy to know that our guide Eddie has brought a fantastic and memorable experience for you in Beijing. Thanks again for your recognition...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Special Recognition to Bill, from Travel China Guide, our tour guide for the day. He was very good and attentive

I had a very good time with the help and knowledgeable tour guide named Bill from Travel China Guide. I was very impressed with his historical knowledge. He was very attentive and the best tour guide one could ever asked for. I'll definately go again...More

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Gloria G, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Dr. J G, We are grateful for your review regarding our service as well as our guide Bill here. What a nice thing to hear that our arrangements have met your expectation. Thank you for your recognition and we sincerely hope to have your...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile
Nice day!

If you are not use to do activities on your own it is a good choice! The tian’anmen square and the forbidden city you can definitely do on your own but the tour save you the problem to find a ride to go to the...More

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Gloria G, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear lakika22, Thank you for your support. We are more than excited to see that Tom brought you and good day in Beijing. Besides, he also gave you additional information about Beijing and helped you find a good place to have meals. Your satisfaction is...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Great tour - well organized and executed by a knowledgeable, efficient and friendlytour guide (Candy)

The communication prior to the tour was good, with Abbey answering questions and giving advice promptly. Everything went according to plan - the transport to the hotel was waiting for us at the airport, the hotel was nice and the tour group very nice too....More

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Gloria G, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Dear gail115, We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your China tour so much. Thanks for your high praise regarding our tour guide in Beijing. Candy is indeed a knowledgeable and friendly guide. She is quite popular among our clients. We are not...More

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