Mini Group Beijing City Tour

One Day Beijing Trip to Temple of Heaven, Hutong Alleys by Rickshaw, Lama Temple, and Summer Palace
From USD129 per person Free Inquiry
Trip Highlights
  • Mini group of 2 to 6 guests, escorted by an expert English-speaking guide.
  • 100% Lowest Price Guarantee! We beat any price of identical tour service.
  • Admire the grand architecture and interact with the locals at the Temple of Heaven.
  • Take a Hutong rickshaw tour to explore the courtyard residences of the old Beijing.
  • Trace the royal life of ancient China in the time-honored imperial garden Summer Palace.
  • Unlimited supplies of free local refreshments and bottled drinking water.
  • No commission-based shopping stops, detours and tea-selling shows. We ensure you a pure sightseeing experience.
  8:00 Hotel Pick-up
Welcome to join in this one day Beijing mini group tour. Your tour guide will fix the meeting time with you one day before and collect you at your hotel this morning. Then, your tour officially starts. The Temple of Haven is today’s first stop.
  9:00 - 11:00 Visit Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, listed as a World Cultural Heritage, was built in 1420 AD in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) and rebuilt twice in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD). It was the imperial place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the Heaven and prayed for harvests. The well-known Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests is the main architecture there. Accompanied by the guide, you will also visit the Circular Mound Altar, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, the Divine Music Administration and the Palace of Abstinence, and learn more about the Heaven worship culture in ancient China.

In addition to appreciating the splendid architecture in the Temple of Heaven, you can also see the local people's leisure life there. They are doing exercises, playing chess, playing musical instruments, practicing singing, dancing or Taichi. It has become a large park for the locals where you can see the real-life scenes. That's also the reason we arrange the site first in the morning.
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Experience Local Life in the Temple of Heaven
Experience Local Life in the Temple of Heaven
  11:00 - 13:30 Hutong Rickshaw Tour & Free Time for Lunch
After visiting the Temple of Heaven, we will leave for Hutong Alleys. There are quite a few ancient Hutongs in Beijing, which are the traditional alleys with old Siheyuan, a kind of folk quadrangle dwellings. There are also some former residences of celebrities hidden in the old Hutongs.

To explore the Hutongs deeply, we will arrange a special rickshaw tour for you. Rickshaw, a popular transportation in cities in the Republic of China era, is a three-wheeled vehicle drawn by man. Experiencing a rickshaw tour may bring you an illusion that you are traveling to the early 20th century of China. Afterwards, you will enjoy some free time there and have lunch on your own. Your guide will recommend you authentic local restaurants and foods according to your taste.
Hutong rickshaw tour
Hutong Rickshaw Tour
Visit a Hutong Family House
Visit a Hutong Family House
  13:30 - 15:00 Visit Lama Temple
In the afternoon, we will head to visit the Lama Temple, an imperial Tibetan Buddhist temple. It was originally constructed in the late Ming Dynasty. Nowadays, it has become the most welcomed temple for people to pray for peace and goodwill. Walking in the temple, you will not only see the splendid royal buildings, but also learn the mysterious Tibetan religious culture from your guide.
  15:00 - 17:30 Visit Summer Palace
Next, we are going to visit the Summer Palace, the best-preserved and largest-scaled imperial garden in China. Built in the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace is based on the Kunming Lake, a pretty large natural lake in Beijing, and the Longevity Hill, which lies by Kunming Lake. Besides, the Seventeen-Arch Bridge, which lies on Kunming Lake, is also worth a visit. It looks like a long rainbow lying on the wave, especially in the evening.
Lama Temple, Beijing
Lama Temple
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
  17:30 Hotel Drop-off
After an entire day of sightseeing, your guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel. Then your Beijing city tour brings to a successful end. We wish you have a nice day genuinely.
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Daily Departure
Adult (Age≥12)USD129
Child (Age 3-11)USD119
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
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
Booking Policy
  • Departures are guaranteed with two persons.
  • 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 3 days prior to the trip. Cancellation within 3 days before departure 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.
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