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Private Day Tour of Beijing Forbidden City and Summer Palace

Experience four signature sights of Beijing on the guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, we will walk around Tian’anmen Square and explore the world’s best-preserved imperial residence - Forbidden City. After lunch, we will visit the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden – Summer Palace and wander in the 798 Art Zone and feel the contrast of the present with the past.

1. Walk around Tiananmen Square and admire a variety of significant edifices
2. Visit the magnificent Forbidden City and learn about the ancient history, culture and traditions
3. Stroll around Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
4. Learn about local insights, history and geography from your guide
5. Lunch is included, with Vegetarian diet, Local Speciality available
6. Time-smart arrangements: no hurrying, no shopping and no wasted time

per adult from

$310

AUD

Duration

8 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Professional tour guide
    • Private transportation
    • Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    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 Tiananmen 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.

      Then, we will enjoy local traditional food for lunch(Vegetarian diet, Beijing Duck or Sichuan Cuisine are available).
      In the afternoon, we will visit the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden – Summer Palace and 798 Art Zone.

      Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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

      The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden, rich in history and culture. Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 716-acre park is still a retreat for tourist, who can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house. Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony.
      Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
      The paths beside the lake lead you under shady trees, or along the roofed colonnade known as the Long Corridor, with its magnificently painted ceilings. Bridges, boats, willows, lotus flowers, and other attractive landscaping make this a pleasant place to soak up the atmosphere and in the views.

      Then, we will visit a new landmarks of Beijing Urban Culture - 798 Art Zone.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: 798 Art Zone, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015 China

      The 798 Art Zone is named after a factory which was built in 1950s. It is famous for its unique art exhibition and special creation workshop. Now the 798 Art Zone has become one of the new landmarks of Beijing Urban Culture.
      Walking in the 798 Art Zone, visitors can feel the contrast of the present with the past. On one side are the mottled redbrick walls with slogans of different ages; on another side are the scattered orderly industrial plants and crisscross pipelines. Uniformed workers and fashion visitors on the street form unique scenery. History and reality, industry and the arts perfectly merge together there.

      Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel. Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.

      Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Beijing, China
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up from hotels located within Beijing 5th Ring Road.
      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.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by MoreFunAsia

    Activity ID: V-37241P404

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