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Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven in Beijing

  • A private, fully customizable tour of Tiananmen Square and more
  • Set your own schedule and wander at your own pace
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide
Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven in Beijing
From US$140,00
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Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven in Beijing
From US$140,00

Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven are three of Beijing’s top historic attractions. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Chinese capital on this in-depth and fully customizable private tour. You’ll also enjoy an authentic local lunch—and will even have a chance to join locals in the ancient custom of tai chi.

What to Expect

Meet your private guide during a convenient front-door pickup from your hotel. This tailor-made tour is fully customizable, so you’ll be able to set your own schedule while enjoying your guide’s undivided attention.

Start at the 17th-century Tiananmen Square and learn about its role in the Boxer Rebellion and the protests of 1989. Your guide will give you background on landmarks, such as the Chairman Mao Memorial and the Great Hall of the People.

Next, explore the 178-acre (72-hectare) grounds of the 15th-century Forbidden City, the seat of Chinese imperial power for almost 500 years, at your own pace. Get a firsthand peek at artifacts from the Ming and Qing dynasties in the Palace Museum.

After an authentic local lunch, venture to the UNESCO-listed Temple of Heaven, which was completed the same year as the Forbidden City. Wander through the gigantic prayer halls and join locals practicing tai chi.

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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Day with a knowledgable and helpful guide.

I spent the with Gary - and felt very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable guide to explore the square and the Forbidden Palace with. Lots of history and local info to help make it very easy and well informed. The history of this amazing...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent Tour, Excellent Guide - a Highlight of our trip to China!

There is so much to do and see in Beijing, and getting the right guide and driver can really make the difference in the experience. I took this tour with my college aged daughter and my sister. It was my sister’s first time to China...More

Thank S2rmcaller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great time!

Torry was a fantastic tour guide and we had an awesome time in Beijing! She really knows her stuff! Lots of walking and that was hard after going to the Great Wall the day before, but worth the sore legs!

Thank katymulleady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent tour!

We had a very memorable tour of Beijing with Gary as our tour guide. We enjoyed visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven. Gary was a very knowledgeable guide. The restaurant that he took us to for lunch was delicious. I...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fact Filled Tour of Beijing

Torry was an excellent tour guide. She had more knowledge on the sights we were seeing than I thought was possible. She added personal and local stories to add to the dynamic of the sights we had seen. She went above and beyond trying to...More

Thank cooperblues
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