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Tour Overview

Duration: 1 Day (Starts from 7:30-8:00 am, finishes around 5:00-6:00 pm).
Tour Type: Private Tour or Small Group Tour (6-10 persons)
Departure: Everyday except Monday.

Tour Itinerary

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and then, drive to Tian'anmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. Its name literally means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. The square witnessed the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and several important events in Chinese history.

Please note that Tian'anmen Square is only included in the private tour, not included in the coach tour.

Then, we will visit the  Forbidden City, the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years history .This palace is an example of ancient Chinese architecture.( Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for about 2.5 hours.)
Visit scenic spots:
1. The hall and the courtyard of supreme harmony, 2. The meridian gate, 3. the hall of supreme harmony, 4. the hall of complete harmony, 5. the hall of preserving harmony, 6. the huge of stone carving, 7. the hall of union, 8. the palace of earthly tranquility, 9. the imperial garden, etc.

The Temple of Heaven, is about 30 minutes' drive from the downtown. It is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. Visit it for about 1.5 hour.
Visit scenic spots:
1. the hall of prayer for good harvest, 2. red stairway bridge, 3. the imperial vault of heaven, 4. echo wall, 5. triple sound stone, 6. the circular mound altar, etc.

Have Chinese lunch in Taiyichun Restaurant.

It's about 40 minutes' drive to Summer Palace, it is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden, which UNESCO declared the Summer Palace “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design". Visit it for about 1-1.5 hours.
Visit scenic spots: 1. East palace gate, 2. the hall of benevolence and longevity, 3. hall of jade billows, 4. the hall of joyful longevity, 5. the covered walkway, 6. the marble boat, etc.

After the tour, we will drive back to your hotel.

Tour price includes: Tour price excludes:
Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel. Tips for the tour guide and driver.
Air-conditioned car, van or bus. Click here for vehicle mode.  Transfer from(to) airport or hotels in airport area.
Entrance tickets of the attractions as listed.
English-speaking tour guide.
Typical Chinese lunch.
Children:
Child taller than 1.1 meter will be charged full price, child smaller than 1.1 meter will be charged half price.

For Coach Tour:
-Our small group tour is composed of 6-10 tourists picked up from different hotels.
-Suitable for tourists who have limited budget and would like to travel with others from different countries.
-Two shopping stops: one pearl shop is arranged at noon, one silk shop is added in the end of the tour.

For Private Tour:
- More flexible and time saving. No need to wait for other tourists from different hotel, no need to travel with strangers.
- Allow you to customize your own tour itinerary. A designated car and a private tour guide will be at your service.
-One shopping stop for private tour: Silk.

For No-shopping Tour:
The same itinerary and no shopping stop guaranteed. Please check Deluxe No-shopping 1 Day Tour: Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace.

Note:
1.Passport is required to visit Forbidden City,please offer your full names and passport number to reserve the entrance ticket of the Forbidden city.
2.Forbidden city is closed on every Monday(excepting Labor's Day, National Day, Summer and Winter Vacation).
How to Book?
1. You can book online and pay cash to tour guide, just inform us your hotel in Beijing, we will send you confirmation email.
2. When you arrive in Beijing, our tour guide will call you the night before the tour to inform pick-up time in the next morning.
Price per person Inquiry or
Coach Tour (small group bus tour), : $35 (240CNY)
Private Tour (you are 1 person), : $143 (970CNY)
Private Tour (you are 2 persons), : $97 (660CNY)
Private Tour (you have 3 people), : $82 (560CNY)
Private Tour (you have 4 people), : $71 (480CNY)
Private Tour (you have 5 people), : $63 (430CNY)
Private Tour (you have 6 people), : $56 (380CNY)
Private Tour (you have 7~10 people), : $51 (350CNY)
Private Tour (you have more than 10 people), : $47 (320CNY)
Optional Activities: then click "Book Now".
Evening: Beijing Opera Show, : +$32 (220CNY)
Evening: Chinese Acrobatic Show, : +$32 (220CNY)
Evening: Chinese Kongfu Show, : +$32 (220CNY)
Evening: Golden Mask Dynasty Show, : +$62 (420CNY)
Airport Pick-up Service (Minimum two persons), : +$18 (125CNY)
Dinner: Peking Roasted Duck (Quanjude Restaurant), : +$35 (240CNY)

Payment Methods: 1.Pay cash to tour guide 2.Credit card 3.PayPal 4.Bank transfer

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Question: coach tour,I am alone arriving 5.20 am on July 6, 2017 and i have a layover of 13 hours. I would like to see Tinanmen square, forbidden, temple of heaven and summer palace. What is the fastest way to arrive at downtown to catch a coach bus from the airport,Will i be able to arrive at 7.30-8. How much is the taxi from a more..
Answer asked by Kiran, 06/21/2017
Dear Kiran, Thank you for your email to Chinatour.Net I would like to see Tinanmen square, forbidden, temple of heaven and summer palace. --We can’t sure we would visitTiananmen Square, is it OK?   What is the fastest way to arrive at downtown to catch a coach bus from the airport. --The fastest way is subw more..
Question: Do you prefer coach(bus) tour or privat0e tour?:private tour,Beijing tour Xian Guillin chengdu kumming yanze river and shanghai,Yes for hotel and flight 3 star not more than 2500 us dollar and we are muslim want hallal food more..
Answer asked by Nadeem, 06/16/2017
Dear Nadeem, Thank you for your email to Chinatour.Net How many days do you have for this tour? Do you need us to book hotel and internal transportation for you? 3 star or 4 star or 5star? Flight or train? What is inbound & outbound city in China? Looking forward to hearing from you. more..
Question: Hi,We have four people and would like to book a private tour for July 4th. We stay in a hotel near the airport. 1. How much will be the pickup? 2. If we don't use the pickup service, where is the first meeting point for the tour? Thank you,Phone: (text only) +1 785-727-5444 more..
View Answer asked by Cathy, 06/13/2017
Dear Cathy, Thanks so much for your tour inquiry with Chinatour.net.   The normal private tour fee is 450CNY about 66USD per person, and our package includes entrance fee, English speaking guide, 7 seats van for city center hotel transfer service, one lunch and one tourist shopping stop.   If your hotel near more..
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