Beijing Historical Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven
Get to know Beijing and its amazing history by visiting three of the city's most impressive historic attractions: Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Beijing is an enormous city of nearly 15 million people, with one of the oldest cultures on earth.
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- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- All entrance fees included
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Your relaxed seven-hour tour begins at Tian'anmen Square, focusing on a more recent page from China's history and the Cultural Revolution of Chairman Mao Zedong. You will tour the grounds and see Tian'anmen Tower, monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao's monument.
Then it's on to the legendary Forbidden City, known as the Imperial Palace Museum. The history of every dynasty is represented here in four palatial halls, and you'll have the most in-depth visit of the Forbidden City available on this tour.
After a substantial lunch, your final destination is the aptly named Temple of Heaven, dating from the 15th century. Built in the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Temple of Heaven was the center of prayer, traditional ceremonies and sacrificial rites. To complete your sightseeing you'll have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Chinese tea.
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Tour departs from Beijing city hotels
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- Professional guide
- Entrance fees
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Cruise port pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Reviewed by: Lindsay I, October 2014
We were a group of seven, with Cynthia as our guide. A very full day, with lots of walkng. Cynthia was a superb guide - we couldn't fault her. Knowlegeable, enthusiastic, and very helpful.. A great experience.
Reviewed by: Gregory C, October 2014
Absolutely fabulous. Our guide Cynthia was an absolute angel. She was so friendly, knowledgable and professional. Our tour was comprehensive, fun and complete. Would book again in a heartbeat. Thanks so very much for a great day.