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Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in your Beijing hotel lobby at 8:30 a.m., then depart to the Temple of Heaven. The best time to visit is in the morning to catch a glimpse of local senior citizens exercising, practicing Tai Chi, playing Shuttlecock, singing, dancing, or doing ground calligraphy. After an hour walking in the Temple of Heaven, continue on to Tiananmen Square.

    Tiananmen Square, the largest city center square in the world. This famous location witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters of Chinese history. Stroll through Tiananmen Square to see the Front Gate, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, Monument to the People's heroes, Great Hall of the People, and Tiananmen Gate.

    Continue your tour to the Forbidden City, and spend 2 hours to explore the place where the Ming and Qing Emperors resided for more than 500 years. Having been off-limits to commoners for centuries, it was officially opened to the public in 1925 as a public museum.

    Lunch will be served in a cozy, non-tourist Peking Roast Duck restaurant. 

    In the afternoon, spend about 1 hour touring Summer Palace, and take a boat ride to see the Qing style buildings on Suzhou Street where eunuchs and concubines were once disguised as merchants so that the emperor could enjoy shopping.

    On the way back to your Beijing hotel, visit the Olympic Stadiums and stop on a bridge to the west of the Water Cube, which is the best place to photograph the main buildings in the Olympic Village.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your hotel lobby
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Boat ride inside Summer Palace (Apr.-Oct.)
    • Experienced English-speaking guide
    • Lunch (Peking Roast Duck&other Dishes)
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Gratuities (Optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your Forbidden City ticket in advance
    • Adult price applies to all travelers as long as they take a seat
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Private tour with no shopping stop to guarantee comfort pace
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My husband, parents, and brother took this tour on Saturday 11/2. Pickup was prompt with communication the night before to confirm. Our guide Angie and the driver were both very courteous and professional. Due to a marathon in Beijing that morning, Angie adjusted the order of
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    Amazing tour our guide Colin was incredibly knowledgable and informative. To see so many amazing sites in one day was unforgettable.
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    We had a wonderful tour with Serena. With our elderly parents, our guide Serena was extremely empathetic and patient. Her knowledge was spot on and she kept everyone engaged with her ever helpful attitude. I strongly recommend this tour as it was very comfortable and well
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    With only a weekend in Beijing we booked this tour to take us to all the highlights. The monuments are large and you could easily spend 4 hours in each; however if you have limited time this tour is a great way to get a taste of each. Our guide Angie was prompt, spoke great
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    We unknowingly visited Beijing during Golden Week so everything was extremely packed but Carrie modified our itinerary to get the most out of each place so we could see as much as possible. She was very knowledgeable about the history and myths of each and every place. We
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