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Beijing Historical Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven

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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2042SIC_05

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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  • 8:00am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

7 hours (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point

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Beijing Historical Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven

Forbidden City

  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cruise port pickup and drop off
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Howard K, November 2015

Our tour guide was terrific. There were only two other people on our tour, besides us. We covered everything that was promised on the tour and then given the opportunity to add one more stop...the pearl factory. It was both informative and a great chance for some welcome shopping.

Reviewed by: Mary S, July 2015

This was the way to go in order to see these sites! Our tour guide was really sweet, and explained everything in English really well. There was never a communication gap. We always felt safe. Never a problem. The food was really good at the restaurant they picked. I had gone to other Silk Factories, but, this one was the best with variety, and the explanation about the silk worms. The tour took the hassle out of finding transportation, getting tickets, etc.. Very smooth. I would highly recommend the tour agency that Viator used, and would use them again.

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Tour code: 2042SIC_05