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Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace

Highlights
  • Explore Tiananmen Square, the beating heart of Beijing past and present
  • Discover the secrets of the Forbidden City, long home to China’s emperors
  • Stroll the lakes, pavilions, bridges and gardens of the Summer Palace
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Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
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Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
From US$69.00
Overview

Do full justice to three of Beijing’s must-see sights under the expert tutelage of a private guide on a stress-free tour ideal for first-time visitors. Explore Tiananmen Square, the vast expanse that forms the beating heart of Beijing and dodge the ticket lines at the Forbidden City, home to emperors for around five centuries, with pre-booked admission. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off make a seamless experience. 

What to Expect

Following hotel pickup, your first stop is Tiananmen Square, the heart of Beijing, and home to sites from the National Museum of China to historic Tiananmen Tower and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.

Next, you'll explore the luxurious Forbidden City, the world’s largest imperial palace, which was home to 24 Chinese emperors between the 15th and the 20th centuries. As you stroll the gardens, halls, and courtyards, your private guide explains how the emperors, their eunuchs, and their concubines lived and ruled.

After a break for lunch at your choice of Chinese restaurant, it’s time to visit the Summer Palace, where China’s imperial households retired to beat the summer heat. The lakes, pavilions and bridges are exquisite at every time of year, but the gardens truly come into their own during spring and summer. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off. 

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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Alice Most caring, sincere & patient Tour Guide

We joined 2-days tour and Alice were our tour guide for these 2 days. Our 1st day was to Tian An Men, Forbidden City & Heaven Temple. 2nd day was to Great Wall MuTianYu & Summer Palace. Alice was so caring and patient to us....More

Thank PorcheSW
Reviewed 9 May 2018
Professional Tour cause Joyce is an amazing tour guide

Joyce is very knowledgeable tour, and she knows BJ very well. We enjoyed her accompany a lot. She answered every questions we had and also brough up lots of interesting anecdotes. She also recommend us the local restaurants and dishes where we enjoyed our food...More

Thank angelchien0912
Reviewed 9 May 2018
Fantastic tour because Lena is a fantastic guide-- ask for her when booking with CatherineLu travel!

Lena took our party of four on an amazing tour of Beijing. Lena could answer any question we had, was a fountain of information which she delivered with great style and humor. We learned not just about the sights but also about the country, the...More

Thank emmb2
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile
Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Jeremy

We really enjoyed the tour with Jeremy: he was extremly friendly and very knowledgeable. He told us many interesting stories about past emperors, so that even our kids enjoyed the cultural trip. Many thanks Jeremy and all the best! Barbara & family

Thank barhuy
Reviewed 19 April 2018
Great tour with lovely guide

Our guide Kim was fantastic. Her English was great. She showed us all these amazing places in Beijing and made the history of it all very interesting. She was mindful of allowing us to go at our own pace and we never felt rushed. She...More

Thank Tracey R
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