Temple of Heaven, Beijing

One Day Beijing Mini Group Tour $119, 1 to 6 Guests

Temple of Heaven, Hutong Rickshaw, Lama Temple, Summer Palace
per person
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Adult(>11 years old)
US$119 per person
Child(3-11 years old)
US$109 per person
Total Price:
  • Mini group with 1 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 architectures and interact with local people at the Temple of Heaven.
  • Experience a unique Hutong rickshaw tour to learn the traditional culture of old Beijing.
  • Trace the royal life of ancient China in the time-honored imperial garden Summer Palace.
  • Free small local refreshments and bottled drinking water with unlimited supplies.
  • No commissioned-based shopping detours and tea-selling shows. We ensure you a pure sightseeing experience.
Detailed Itinerary
8:00 Hotel Pick-up
Welcome to join this Beijing tour for one day. Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in the morning at the appointed time. Then, you will be escorted to the Temple of Heaven first.
9:00 - 11:00 Visit Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven 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. It is listed as a World Cultural Heritage. The well-known Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests is the main architecture there. Your guide will lead you to visit the Circular Mound Altar, Imperial Vault of Heaven, Divine Music Administration and Palace of Abstinence, and learn 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 leisured life there. They are doing more exercises, playing chess, playing musical instruments, practicing singing, dancing or Taichi. It has become a large park for the locals, so you can see the real live scenes. That's also the reason we arrange the visit in the morning.
Visit the Temple of Heaven
Visit the Temple of Heaven
Interact with the local people
Interact with the local people
11:00 - 13:30 Hutong Rickshaw Tour & Free Time for Lunch
After visiting the Temple of Heaven, you will leave for Hutong Alleys, where is the second stop of our Temple of Heaven and rickshaw tour. There are quite a few ancient Hutongs in Beijing, which are the traditional alleys with old Siheyuan, a kind of folk quadrangle dwellings in Beijing. Hutongs in Beijing were usually named after the place name or the functions. There are also some former residences of celebrities hidden in the old Hutongs.

You can wander in these Hutongs, also we will arrange a special rickshaw tour for you. Rickshaw is a three-wheeled vehicle drawn by man that was a popular transportation in cities in the Republic of China era. Experience a rickshaw tour may make you seem to travel to the early 20th century. You will have some free time to explore the area and have lunch at your expense. Your guide would recommend you good restaurants and foods.
Experience a rickshaw tour through Hutong Alleys
Experience a rickshaw tour through Hutong Alleys
Learn about Hutong culture in a traditional family courtyard
Learn about Hutong culture in a traditional family courtyard
13:30 - 15:00 Visit Lama Temple
In the afternoon, you will be led to visit the Lama Temple. This temple was originally constructed in the later Ming Dynasty. Nowadays, it has become the most welcomed temple for goodwill praying among Chinese people. Walking in the temple, you will see the splendid royal buildings and learn the mysterious Tibetan religious culture from your guide.
15:00 - 17:30 Visit Summer Palace
Goodbye to giant pandas, we are going to visit the Summer Palace, where is the last stop of your Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace tour. Built in Qing Dynasty, Summer Palace is the best-preserved and largest-scaled imperial garden in China that absolutely worths a visit. Longevity Hill, Kunming Lake and the Seventeen-Arch Bridge are all famous. Longevity Hill lies by Kunming Lake, which is a pretty large natural lake in Beijing. In the evening, Seventeen-Arch Bridge is like a long rainbow lying on the wave.
Our guests at the Summer Palace
Our guests at the Summer Palace
A graceful arch bridge
A graceful arch bridge
17:30 Hotel Drop-off
After the visit to the Summer Palace, you will be escorted back to your hotel. Then your Temple of Heaven tour brings to a successful end. Wish you have a nice day genuinely.
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Daily Departure
Adult(>11 years old)$119
Child(3-11 years old)$109
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
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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.
  • Departures are guaranteed with two persons.
  • Guests under the age of 80 can participate in this mini group tour.
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    5.03 Reviews
    Brian Wong
    Posted on December 11, 2019
    The booking, payment, and confirmation processes were easy. We appreciated receiving contact notices as the tour date approached, including contacting us via our hotel concierge the evening prior.

    Candy was excellent tour guide: Punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and her English was strong. We enjoyed the clean bus, the intimate group size & Candy’s intuition for navigating us through the attractions efficiently, yet allowing us to linger in areas when necessary.

    The length of the mini tour was perfect to take in the Temple of Heaven, visit Pandas at the zoo, enjoy a scenic rickshaw ride along the river, walk through a traditional community, and stroll parts of the Summer Palace. We appreciated learning the history and stories related to the tour sites: the personal audio boxes were light weight.

    We would love to return to the summer palace during the spring and/or summer times because we anticipate the gardens will be even more beautiful when foliage are in bloom.
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    Dimitrios Stamatis
    Posted on November 07, 2019
    so far so great great communication easy instant and very helpful, thank you so much.
    Carmen Fewquandie
    Posted on November 05, 2019
    Tour was great. Our driver was on time and very lovely.
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