Temple of Heaven, Beijing

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

Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Panda House, 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.
  • 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.
  • Have a once in a life chance to get close to the cute pandas at the Panda House.
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water and small local refreshments are provided for free.
  • Free Headsets are offered to keep away from the noisy museums.
  • Professional English-speaking guide offers in-depth commentary and photography inspirations.
  • No tourist shops, factories, tea ceremony, shopping site restaurants take up your valuable time at attraction sites. Enjoy a pure sightseeing experience.
Detailed Itinerary
7:00 - 8:00 Hotel Pick-up & Drive 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 - 12:30 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. You may choose your preferred local food and your guide is ready to offer you suggestions. Bon appetite!
12:30 - 14:00 Visit Temple of Heaven
After that, we will 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
14:00 - 15:30 Drive to Visit Panda House
Now let's proceed to the next highlight of this group day tour, the Panda House at Beijing Zoo where you can appreciate the adorable giant pandas in real life. It is an exciting moment to get up close with the national treasure of China and learn about their habits. Get your camera ready to take photos of this lovely creature.
See the adorable pandas up close and learn about their habits
See the adorable pandas up close and learn about their habits
15:30 - 18:00 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
18:00 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
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For last minute booking within 24 hours, please feel free to contact us to check the availability or ask questions.
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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.
  • Pick-up Service: Beijing is a very large city. To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the third ring road of the city. If your hotel is outside the area, there might be an extra cost for the transfer, or you may get to the appointed place to meet the group on your own. If you are not sure about the pick-up issues, your one-on-one travel consultant is ready to serve anytime.
  • The departures are guaranteed even with two persons.
  • Guest under the age of 80 can participate in this mini group tour.
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    4.717 Reviews
    Leanne Anderson
    New Zealand
    Posted on December 01, 2019
    Thank TravelChinaGuide and the guide for your great work in making the Beijing city day trip so wonderful. I will surely recommend friends and those interested in visiting China to contact your company for tour arrangements!
    Posted on November 17, 2019
    A great Beijing day trip to Forbidden City! Thank TCG and all the staff for a wonderful experience and unforgettable memories.
    Annie and Kien
    Posted on November 05, 2019
    Thank you for the enjoyable tour of the Forbidden City, Panda exhibit, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. We had a wonderful time and it was exactly what we expected. Also appreciate the small size of the tour group, with easy access to the tour guide Kitty’s commentaries. A perfect introduction to Beijing.
    Alina Micallef
    United Kingdom
    Posted on November 04, 2019
    I felt lucky that I found TravelChinaGuide planning my first trip to Beijing. The Beijing day trip was so superb! The guide Tina was very open to all questions, helpful and conscientious at all times. She was also dedicated to introducing each attraction and Beijing. That’s great! We will definitely contact Travel China Guide in the future for another vacation.
    Tenis Higgins
    United Kingdom
    Posted on October 20, 2019
    This time I traveled to Beijing with my parents. We were thrilled to visit the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Our guide Selina was very friendly and capable to impart her knowledge about Beijing. It was a fantastic Beijing city day tour to Forbidden City. Strongly recommend!
    New Zealand
    Posted on October 17, 2019
    Great fun, easy to book and very good communication made this all simple.
    Charlene Hardaker
    Posted on October 07, 2019
    The whole trip was full and tight including Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Jingshan Park and Hutong tour. The most coziest spot was the Hutong tour. We took a rickshaw to visit the old alleys and feel the folk culture. Under the arrangement of our guide, we paid a visit to a Hutong family and observed their lifestyles. There were many restaurants, featured stores and snack bars in Hutong, so we enjoyed some local delicious food on our own. The meals were out of our expectation. Overall, the one day Beijing city trip was delightful. Thanks for our guide’s dedicated work. Very recommended! ... More
    Gregory Clement
    Posted on September 23, 2019
    My parents had always wanted to visit Beijing and this 1 day Beijing city tour met their wishes. We paid a visit to the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and Jingshan Park. There were so many tourists in those spots but we enjoyed the day trip. Very grateful for our guide Selina who was professional and enthusiastic. It was a memorable experience. Strongly recommend!
    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!
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