Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: China, China, Beijing

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  • 8 hours
  • Beijing
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This private day tour is a comprehensive introduction to the most popular attractions in Beijing. Spend a day exploring Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and enjoy a boat ride at the Summer Palace. See Beijing's famous Olympic stadiums, the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. The package includes transportation to and from these popular landmarks and a delicious lunch of Peking Roast Duck.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

Meet your guide in your Beijing hotel lobby at 8:30 a.m., then depart to the Temple of Heaven. The best time to visit is in the morning to catch a glimpse of local senior citizens exercising, practicing Tai Chi, playing Shuttlecock, singing, dancing, or doing ground calligraphy. After an hour walking in the Temple of Heaven, continue on to Tiananmen Square.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Tiananmen Square, the largest city center square in the world. This famous location witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters of Chinese history. Stroll through Tiananmen Square to see the Front Gate, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, Monument to the People's heroes, Great Hall of the People, and Tiananmen Gate.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

Continue your tour to the Forbidden City, the place where the Ming and Qing Emperors resided for more than 500 years. Having been off-limits to commoners for centuries, it was officially opened to the public in 1925 as a public museum.

After your morning tour, your lunch will be served in a cozy, non-tourist Peking Roast Duck restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

Visit Summer Palace, the best-preserved and largest Imperial Garden existing in China. On the way back your hotel, stop at a bridge to the west of the Water Cube, which is the best place to photograph the main buildings in the Olympic Village.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat ride inside Summer Palace (Apr.-Oct.)
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Lunch (Peking Roast Duck&other Dishes)
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your Forbidden City ticket in advance
  • Adult price applies to all travelers as long as they take a seat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private tour with no shopping stop to guarantee comfort pace
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Florence K

21 May, 2020

The best tour! Dana, our tour guide, know so much history about all the places we visited. She was attentive and patient. These places are a must see in Beijing. I definitely recommend her .


15 Dec, 2019

My friend and I took both group tours and private tours. We explored all over the city and to the wall. We were pleased with all our tours but then our last tour was with Angie. OMG! What a difference a FABULOUS tour guide makes! She clarified and corrected information we had been given on other tours (or our understanding of it). She completely modified our private tour to do exactly what we wanted to do, as we had already seen and done so much, we wanted to focus on other things. She was flexible, responsive, and super helpful. She helped us navigate some tricky situations (problem at the hotel, needing to cancel our final tour, and assisting with shopping) that we could not have managed without her. She chose a delightful spot for lunch and we all ate well. We learned so much from Angie and were so pleased to hear from her about so many different topics of interest to us. I feel like we made a real friend in Beijing!


15 Dec, 2019

Our guide, Angie, made our day exceptional! She was prompt to meet us, professional, spoke beautiful English and adapted the tour to our needs. Her depth of knowledge about the tour sites was impressive and accurate. She kept a leisure pace, answered our many questions, took our photos, ordered a delicious Peking Duck lunch at a local restaurant and shared her favorite sites with us. When you miss your guide at the end of the day, you know you've also made a friend.


04 Dec, 2019

Not knowing how to speak the native language was a bit scary. So my partner and I decided to book a private tour guide. She was on time, spoke very good English and had lots to share about China’s history. When booking my excursion I informed the tour company I did not eat pork ( religious reasons). When I met the tour guide I reminded her twice ( when we met at the hotel and before lunch )that I didn’t eat pork. With lots of waking on the tour, by the time lunch came around she took us to a nice restaurant. She looked through the menu and ordered for us. Unlike the other private tour that took us to a buffet (different tour guide )she went through the menu and picked food for us. When the food got to the table I asked what it all was. Half of the food she picked I couldn’t beat because the dish had pork in it. Considering I spent over $400 for the tour, I was upset. I told her that I can’t eat this, and she said I could eat the other items instead. To me it looked and felt like she picked and chose her favorite dishes without considering my food limitations. And for that I gave a two star. I spent way too much of my hard earned money to have an unsatisfactory private tour.


01 Dec, 2019

What a wonderful day! Our guide Dana was very friendly and shared the centuries of history, beauty and intrigue that laid behind each of the sites we visited. Fantastic trip. Highly recommended.

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My mum making the most during the sand storm in Beijing


Summer Palace during a sand storm. Still beautiful!


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Summer Palace


Temple of Heaven


Tiananmen Square


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