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See all the classic Beijing sights on a full-day sightseeing tour covering Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Along the way, your busy day includes relaxing scenic bus ride, Chinese style lunch, plus an unbeatable shopping experience at the Pearl Market.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Your full-day tour starts at Tiananmen Square to explore China's more recent history, influenced by Chairman Mao and the rise of communism. From there it's on to the Forbidden City, built by Emperor Yong Le during the Ming Dynasty, and the seat of power for centuries. It has seen countless battles and reconstruction, and the architecture seen today dates from the 1700s. The Forbidden City is also known as the Imperial Palace Museum, with the history of every dynasty represented in four palatial halls.

After a delicious lunch, it's on to the Temple of Heaven, China's largest temple and altar complex. This extraordinary example of religious architecture dates back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Your final destination is the Summer Palace, the retreat of emperors for 800 years. One of Beijing's finest parks surrounds the palace, and you'll be able to explore the grounds, temples and the world's longest art gallery.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:

Tour departs from most Beijing city hotels

Departure Time:
  • 7.30am

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

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

9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Tour returns to the original departure point

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Pricing information

Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

Summer Palace

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned coach/mini van
  • English speaking guide
  • All admission tickets
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Cruise port pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mishunn, October 2016

We covered a lot of territory. Yes, we had a shopping excursion to the Silk Factory and Pearl Factory. At least the silk location was worth it - the pearls not so much. William our guide was EXCELLENT. He was engaging and informative. He even took the time to write in Mandarin recommendations for other places to go that we could use with taxi drivers. This was a fun day. :

Reviewed by: Mark B, October 2016

Great tour