Beijing Tian’anmen Forbidden City Beihai Park and Hutong Tour
Hit Beijing’s top attractions in just a day on this comprehensive private layover tour. With an expert guide, stroll around Tian’anmen Square and explore the world’s best-preserved imperial residence - Forbidden City; visit Beihai Park and admire the imperial architecture. At dusk, stroll along Lotus Lane in the Back Lakes (Houhai) area, see its night-time bars and lake waters, and take in the historical Yandaixie Street and Nanluoguxiang Hutong.
1. Walk around Tiananmen Square and admire a variety of significant edifices
2. Learn about the ancient history, culture and traditions that helped shape the Forbidden City
3. Enjoy different effects of mountain-water combinations in ancient Chinese architectures at Beihai Park
4. Lunch is included, with Vegetarian diet, Beijing Duck and Sichuan Cuisine available
5. Make the most of limited time with convenient airport pickup and drop-off
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Professional tour guide
- Private transportation
- Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
- Entry/Admission - Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to the Tiananmen Square and start emperor’s tour of Beijing.
The solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square is the largest central city square in the world, which serves not only the city's symbol but also the whole of China. This immense courtyard is surrounded by a variety of significant edifices such as the Tian’anmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, Monument to the People's Heroes and National Museum. It is the must place to visit in Beijing City.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
The magnificent Forbidden City is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. It has 9,999 rooms in flourishing period with just a single room short of the number that ancient Chinese belief represents 'Divine Perfection' and surrounded by a moat six meters deep and ten-meter high wall. For five centuries, this palace functioned as the administrative center of the country. Today this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Follow your tour guide to visit several palaces, including the lavish Antiquarian of the Palace Museum (Treasures Museum). Learn about the ancient history, culture, and traditions that helped shape the Forbidden City through your guide's engaging commentary.
At noon, we will taste traditional Beijing cuisine - Noodles with Soybean Paste(Zhajiang Mian). Zhajiang mian is very popular when it comes to traditional Beijing cuisine, and is sometimes referred to as simply Beijing noodles.
Then, we will enjoy local traditional food for lunch(Vegetarian diet, Beijing Duck and Sichuan Cuisine are available). In the afternoon, we will stroll through Beihai Park and climb the man-made hill in Jingshan Park. Learn how and why the hill was built, and gaze over the beautifully lit-up Forbidden City and other landmarks.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), No.1 Wenjin Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100034 China
Located to the west of the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park, Beihai Park is one of the best-preserved imperial parks in the center of Beijing.
More than half of the area is taken up by a large lake, where lots of travelers go boating in the summer and skating in the winter. The White Pagoda on the mountain beside the lake is the symbol of this park, which offers a vantage point with a beautiful view of the whole park. Other ancient buildings, such as Hao Pu Creek Garden, Quiet Heart Studio, Nine-dragon Screen, Five Dragon Pavilions and Circular City, show different effects of mountain-water combinations in ancient Chinese architectures.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Houhai, which literally means "Back Sea", is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. There were many wine shops, workshops, and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all. The area is dotted with bars, cafes, tea houses and restaurants, and is quite popular among foreign visitors and local young people. In addition, the neighboring Hutongs and courtyards of former court officials and celebrities are worth a visit.
We will stroll along Lotus Lane in the Back Lakes (Houhai) area, see its night-time bars and lake waters, taste some local traditional snacks and take in the historical Yandaixiejie Hutong and Nanluoguxiang Hutong.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Yandai Xie Street, Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Know as Yandai Xiejie in Chinese, the Yandaixie Street is one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing. Located in the Xicheng District, it is close to the Shichahai which are famous attractions in Beijing.
Since the olden days, Yandaixiejie Street has been one of the most flourishing commercial areas in Beijing. The stores are closely packed along the street and a wide variety of souvenirs with Beijing characteristics can be found there.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Nanluoguxiang, Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Nanluoguxiang Hutong is known for its authentic Beijing atmosphere. The age-old siheyuans, archways, wall carvings, and former residences of socialites can be found there. Today there has been an unprecedented fusion of East and West in Nanluoguxiang Hutong, where new pubs and restaurants have given it an urban appearance.
Afterwards, we will back to your hotel by public transportation, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels.Airports
- Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.