Temple of Heaven, Beijing

One Day Beijing Mini Group Tour $79, 1 to 9 Guests

Tiananmen - Forbidden City - Jingshan Park - Temple of Heaven - Summer Palace
US$109 US$79
per person
Select Date and Travelers
Adult(>11 years old)
US$79 per person
Child(3-11 years old)
US$69 per person
Total Price:
US$109 US$79
  • Mini group of no more than 9 guests, providing more care and comfort.
  • 100% Lowest Price Guarantee! We beat any price of identical tour service.
  • VIP privilege of fast entry to the 600-year-old imperial Forbidden City.
  • Admire the grand architectures and interact with local people at the Temple of Heaven.
  • Trace the royal life of ancient China in the time-honored imperial garden Summer Palace.
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water and small local refreshments are provided for free.
  • Free Headsets are offered during the tour to keep away from the noisy museums.
  • Professional English-speaking guide offers in-depth commentary and photography inspirations.
  • No tourist shops or factories take up your valuable time for sightseeing.
Friendly Tips
Due to preparations for China's 70th National Day, the Forbidden City will not be open to public from Sep 21st to Oct 1st. During the period, we will replace Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City visit with other highlights of Beijing. Thanks for your kind understanding.
Detailed Itinerary
7:00 - 8:00 Hotel Pick-up & Transfer to Tiananmen Square
On the morning of Beijing mini group day tour, we will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel between 7:00 and 8:00, and then drive to Tiananmen Square directly. Our tour guide will contact you to specify the meeting time one day in advance. You can contact your private travel consultant at any time if you haven't received the pick-up message before 20:00. We are at your service for 24 hours.
Take a morning walk at the venue of the grandiose Tiananmen Sqaure
Take a morning walk at the venue of the grandiose Tiananmen Sqaure
8:00 - 11:00 Visit Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
We will start this Beijing mini group tour from Tiananmen Square. Covering an area of 440,000 square meters (109 acres), Tiananmen is the largest city square in the world. It is the symbol of China that witnessed the founding ceremony of P.R.C. and is used as the main venue for many national ceremonies. Wandering in the square, you will see the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, etc.

Later, we will pay a visit to the Forbidden City, a majestic wooden palace complex located in central Beijing. It is one of the largest imperial palaces in the world. As a royal palace for over five centuries, it served 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties and has over 9,000 rooms. It is considered the cultural and artistic treasure house of China. Through the visit of Forbidden City, you will appreciate its magnificent buildings and exquisite artworks and learn about the royal life in ancient China.
Take a photo with the majestic Forbidden City and for memory
Take a photo with the majestic Forbidden City for memory
  • Since the Forbidden City is usually not open on Mondays, we will arrange a rickshaw Hutong tour instead of Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City if your travel date happens to meet Monday. In Hutongs, we will take a rickshaw to travel through the old alleys and explore the folk culture. What's more, we will arrange for you to visit a Hutong family where you can look around the traditional quadrangle dwelling and observe the old Beijingers' lifestyles.
11:00 - 12:00 Visit Jingshan Park
Afterwards, we will come to Jingshan Park, a beautiful royal garden of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Wanchun Pavilion on the top of Jingshan Hill provides a full view of the majestic Forbidden City. To reach the pavilion, you need to climb over 100 steps which takes about 10-15 minutes. Don't miss the opportunity to shoot some great pictures if you have energy. 

If you do not want to climb the steps, you can take a leisurely stroll in the beautiful park. It is also a nice place to get relaxed.
A panoramic view of the Forbidden City
A panoramic view of the Forbidden City
12:00 - 13:30 Drive to Temple of Heaven & Free Time for Lunch
Then we will drive to the Temple of Heaven, and leave you some free time for lunch before we pay a visit to this ancient sacrificial building complex. Our cordial guide will offer you suggestions on restaurants nearby. Bon appetite!
13:30 - 15:00 Visit Temple of Heaven
Next, we are going to visit the Temple of Heaven. It is the largest royal sacrificial building group in China with over 500 years of history. Emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1912) used to hold the annual Heaven Worship Ceremony and pray for a good harvest year there. Now it has turned to be a large park to provide local people with leisure and entertainment. Following our professional guide, you could learn the grand architectural art and know more about the sacrificial culture of ancient China.
Marvel at the imposing architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Marvel at the imposing architectures at the Temple of Heaven
A good chance to get up close with local people at the Temple of Heaven
A good chance to get up close with local people at the Temple of Heaven
15:00 - 17:30 Drive to Visit Summer Palace
The final stop today will be the scenic Summer Palace. It is now the largest and best preserved royal garden in China which is reputed as the museum of royal gardens. The enchanting scenery of the Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill is delightful. Moreover, the grand palaces, temples, and pavilions with rich and exquisite ornaments in the Summer Palace will leave you a deep impression as they are the masterpieces of traditional royal architectures.
Enjoy your time at the most beautiful royal garden in China - Summer Palace
Enjoy your time at the most beautiful royal garden in China - Summer Palace 
Feast your eyes on the vista of the Summer Palace
Feast your eyes on the vista of the Summer Palace
17:30 - 18:30 Hotel Drop-off
After the whole day's sightseeing, our guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel. Thanks for booking Beijing sightseeing tour with us. We sincerely hope you have a wonderful time during the tour. You are always welcomed to contact us should you want to join us for another trip.
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Daily Departure
Adult(>11 years old)$109 $79
Child(3-11 years old)$99 $69
Price Includes
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water for free
Price Excludes
  • Meals, advice freely available
  • Hotels
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
WeChat QR Code
For last minute booking within 24 hours, please feel free to contact us to check the availability or ask questions.
WeChat: 18909182319
Hotel Pick-up Service
Beijing is a very large city. To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose hotels within the downtown area of the fourth ring road of the city. Please refer to the map of Beijing Downtown below. The square shape colored in green is on the fourth ring road of Beijing.
map of Beijing Downtown
Booking Policy
  • Infant Price: This tour is free of charge for an infant under 3 years old.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 12 hours.
  • Payment: Full payment is required at least two days prior to the day trip. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, Wechat and Bank Transfer.
  • Cancellation: Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel more than 24 hours prior to the trip. Cancellation within 24 hours or any unused portion after the day trip begins is non-refundable.
  • The departures are guaranteed even with two persons.
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    4.89 Reviews
    Posted on September 15, 2019
    There were 7 tourists in our mini-group and we all had fun under the guidance of the guide Tina. She was very dedicated and professional and organized a reasonable itinerary for us. On the whole journey, she gave us special attention and we enjoyed this 1 day Beijing city trip very much! Very recommended!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 07, 2019
    Our guide was careful and enthusiastic on this Beijing day tour. She paid attention to every detail of the journey and gave us considerate service. So wonderful a tour!
    Lesley Rotem
    Posted on September 06, 2019
    Our guide Selina was a kind and amiable girl. She always helped us to solve problems and gave thoughtful service. The mini-group was worthy and every tourist could get considerate care. We climbed the Mutianyu Great Wall on a snowy day and appreciated the beautiful snowy landscape. It was of great joy to us. This 1 day Beijing city tour is good but the winter was too cold!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 05, 2019
    Our guide Tina was very amiable and patient. Her interpretations about those spots were very excellent! We were satisfied with the itinerary! A great Beijing day tour!
    United States
    Posted on September 05, 2019
    A nice 1 day Beijing city tour! Many thanks to the perfect arrangement made by TCG! Our guide was accommodating and easy to understand. A reasonable itinerary and considerate care made our trip pleasant and relaxing. The driver always picked up and sent us on time. It was truly worthy! Highly recommend!
    Rebekah McLaren
    Posted on September 04, 2019
    TCG provided a trip which was an excellent value for the money. Thanks to our guide’s reasonable arrangement, we did no queue up on each attraction and had enough time to appreciate beautiful architecture and scenery. It was really a satisfactory Beijing day tour!
    Posted on September 03, 2019
    The guide was very knowledgeable and humorous. Thanks for her dedicated work and patient companionship. We enjoyed this Beijing day tour!
    Marina Moon
    Posted on September 03, 2019
    The itinerary of this 1 day Beijing city tour was arranged reasonably. Our guide explained those spots vividly and passionately, so wonderful! It was truly a great travel experience and worth recommending!
    Sigitas Bush
    New Zealand
    Posted on September 01, 2019
    Our guide Sara was enthusiastic, generous and arranged everything well. The Beijing day trip was satisfactory! The one day's tour was so short, but I had a great interest in the main spots of Beijing. I would certainly explore Beijing again!
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