At 8:30 AM, our professionally licensed tour guide will greet you at the lobby of your hotel. The tour will begin with a drive to Tiananmen Square. Get an insight into the history of the structure hearing of how Chairman Mao and the rise of communism links to the palace. We will stroll through Tiananmen square and enter the Forbidden City as they are connected. Our guide will entertain you with some stories and anecdotes while describing the splendor of the Forbidden City. Soak in the majesty of this grand palace a and hear of the palace’s turbulent yet prosperous past as you stroll. Wear comfortable shoes on the tour as there is a lot of walking and feel free to ask questions and take pictures.
After touring the Forbidden City we'll break for lunch, after which we will explore the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. You can join the locals doing their exercises. The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. It was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period. If you choose to visit the Summer Palace instead of the Temple of Heaven, we will discover the biggest imperial garden - The Summer Palace. It is a World Heritage Site and is renowned for its landscapes and architecture. After completing visiting the Summer Palace we will head back to your hotel.
PRICING BASED ON GROUP SIZE PER PERSON
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Free hotel pick up and drop off
Entrance tickets to the above mentioned attractions
Transportation (Air-conditioned vehicle), professional driver, gas, & toll gate
Tour guide fees
Cable car at the Great Wall
Lunches and other personal expenses
Tips for the Tour Guide and driver
Tickets for any show of your choice
Ticket Prices for shows are based on seating and range from CNY 280 . CNY 380 . CNY 480. CNY 880
If you wish to use our guide's services beyond 8 hours, you can do so by paying for each extra hour.