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Adult(>8 years old)
US$59 per person
Child(3-8 years old)
US$39 per person
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One Day Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (4 hours in depth) & Summer Palace No Shopping
Daily Departure except every Monday
  • Explore the best preserved imperial palaces at the Forbidden City
  • Admire the remarkable architectures at the Tiananmen Square
  • Feast your eyes on the vista of the Summer Palace
Our English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby at the appointed time, which is between 07:00 and 07:30. We will call you to fix the exact meeting time one day ahead of schedule.

After picking up all the group members, we will begin this one-day Beijing historical tour with the Tiananmen Square. You will have 40 minutes to walk around this largest city square in the world. We then move on to the Imperial Ancestral Temple at the east side of the square to appreciate the grand ancient architecture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Forbidden City
Summer Palace
Continue our history appreciation at the Forbidden City. We will explore this big museum in-depth for 4 hours to admire the majestic halls and palaces. Lunch is served at a traditional restaurant for you to taste local food. Afterwards, we will go to visit the Summer Palace, the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China. Alternatively, you could choose the optional tour by taking a boat trip along the famous Empress Cixi Water Way to get to the Summer Palace. The boat ride takes around 30 minutes and costs CNY120 per person. If you are interested in it, you could pay to the guide directly.

The pleasant one-day Beijing city tour will conclude at about 17:00 as we take you to the closest subway station and say goodbye to you.
What You Can See at the Tiananmen Square
Located in the center of the city, the square has become the symbol of Beijing, and even China. In the middle of the square, there is the Monument to the People's Heroes which rightly faces to the Tiananmen Tower northwards. On the square's west, the Great Hall of the People could be found. It is the site of the China National People's Congress. To the south, it is the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall which is a must for all of the Chinese. On the east side, the National Museum is displaying the long history of China.
Tiananmen Square
In front of the Great Hall of the People
What You Can See at the Forbidden City
As the largest and the most complex ancient royal palace in the world, the nearly 600 years old Forbidden City is now open to the public as a museum with a great number of rare cultural relics on display. It is composed of two parts, one is the Outer Court where the emperors held court and the other is the Inner Court where the emperors resided with their family and performed religious rites. Following our guide, you will go deep into the history behind its beauty. Besides, the grand and colored buildings here are very camera friendly, so you can make many great pictures.
Majestic views of the Forbidden City
What You Can See in the Summer Palace
Located in the northwest of Beijing, Summer Palace was served as the summer resort of imperial family during the Qing Dynasty. Covering an area of 727 acres, it consists of mainly Longevity Hill (Wanshou Shan) and Kunming Lake. Along with a great number of palaces, pavilions, towers, bridges, corridors, etc, that shows the perfect layout of the entire park. As you walk around the park, you will be able to appreciate the beautiful natural views and observe the magnificent architecture. Moreover, our tour guide will share more insights about the life of the emperor and empress.
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Friendly Travel Tips
1. To avoid the long queues in the Forbidden City, we will reserve entrance tickets online for you. It is a real-name registration, so correct names and passport numbers of all clients are necessary.
2. We will have an early start for this day trip in view of the traffic jam. Please ensure adequate sleep the night before.
3. A lot of walking will be involved since all the three sightseeing spots are quite large. A pair of good walking shoes is essential.
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Daily Departure except every Monday
Adult(>8 years old)$59
Child(3-8 years old)$39
Price Includes
  • Pick-up from downtown hotel
  • Chinese lunch
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
Price Excludes
  • Hotels
  • Gratuities
Booking Policy
  • Pick-up Service: Our free pick-up service is available for hotels within the downtown area of the 3rd Ring Road of Beijing. To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels. In case your hotel is beyond the range of location, there might be an additional transfer fee and your travel consultant will contact you for this. 
  • Infant Price: for an infant of 0-2 years old, this tour is free of charge.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 24 hours. We guarantee departures even with 1 person.
  • 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: Free cancellation more than 24 hours in advance of the day trip; there is no refund if you cancel within 24 hours. Once the day trip begins, any unused portion is non-refundable.
Questions & Answers
Asked by Clarissa from SINGAPORE | Oct. 09, 2018 19:16Reply
Which subway station are we dropped off at?
Is there an option for transport to hotel instead of being dropped at subway?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Oct. 10, 2018 19:40

Generally, our guide and driver will drop you off at Dongsishitiao Subway Station within the center of Beijing and you will then find your own way to your hotel, but it is subjected to change according to the situation of the day. You are suggested to choose a hotel within the 3rd Ring Road of the city and our guide will be willing to help you upon your request. Thanks for your attention.
Asked by Ferdinand Lugay from USA | Sep. 25, 2018 06:25Reply
Have a 12 hour layover 5:30am to 7:00pm do I have time to take this tour.
Which of 2station is close to hotels that I can be picked up
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Sep. 26, 2018 02:07

The pick up time of this group tour is at 07:00 to 07:30, even though your flight arrives on time, you still need 30-60 minutes to get out of the airport and another one hour to transfer to the downtown area, it is too late to catch the tour as the group will set off at around 07:30 in the morning. So, we kindly suggest you consider taking a private trip instead. Thank you.
Asked by Tapan from BERA | Aug. 20, 2018 07:40Reply
Do you have a list of hotels from which you pick up passengars?
Answers (3)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 20, 2018 17:47

To ensure a smooth pick-up in the morning, we kindly suggest you book a hotel within the third ring road of the city. For your reference, you may consider the Red Wall Garden Boutique Hotel, Pentahotel Beijing, Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao and Four Seasons Hotel. If you prefer 5-star hotels, the Peninsula as well as Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong are also good choices. Thanks for your attention.
Answered by Bera from USA | Aug. 21, 2018 10:30

How about Beijing Weishi, or CNCC Grand or Great Wall Hotel??
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Aug. 22, 2018 02:11

All of these three hotels you mentioned are located outside the 3rd Ring Road of Beijing, which require additional transfer fee if you stay at these hotels. If possible, we kindly suggest you choose downtown hotels to avoid the extra charge. Thank you.
Asked by Marieka Creek from USA | Jun. 12, 2018 00:00Reply
If my flight leaves around 3 PM, will I still be able to do the tour?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jun. 12, 2018 21:12

As your flight leaves at 3 PM, you will have to go to the airport at around 11 AM, you are not able to sight-see all the spots in this one day group tour. Therefore, we kindly suggest you consider another full day if you want to join in this group tour, or we can help you to customize a half-day private tour which is more flexible. Thanks for your attention.
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