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Beijing Full-Day Bus Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your central Beijing hotel, set off through the city’s bustling streets by climate-controlled coach. On route, hear about Beijing’s history, and listen as your guide shares information about China’s culture.

    Stop first at the Forbidden City, near Tiananmen Square. The world’s largest historical palatial complex, this massive walled compound dates from the 15th century, and was home to 14 Ming and 10 Qin emperors. Tour the main pavilions, halls and courtyards — the complex houses 800 buildings — and admire the classical Chinese architecture as your guide shares tales of the royals who lived and ruled from here.

    Next, continue to the Temple of Heaven, a beautiful imperial spiritual complex built 600 years ago. Admire the religious buildings and see the magnificent Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, where the emperors prayed for fruitful harvests.

    After a set-menu Chinese lunch at a restaurant, indulge in some retail therapy at Chinese medicine outlets and the nearby Pearl Market.

    Then, travel to the Summer Palace. Created in 1750 as an imperial summertime retreat, this masterpiece of Chinese landscaping blends intricate pavilions, halls, bridges, lakes and rivers.

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll to admire the ornamental gardens, buildings, and other architectural gems, and then finish your tour with a central hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Beijing, China

    Traveler pickup is offered
    The hotel pick-up time is 6.30 to 7.00 AM. The day before your tour date, you will be contacted via telephone or your hotel reception. Please contact the emergency telephone number provided, should you not receive any information

    If your hotel is located outside the third ring road, your tour guide will call you at your hotel one day before departure to confirm your departure time and a pick-up point in Beijing city center. You will need to go to the pick-up point by taxi at your own expense.
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • If your hotel is located outside the third ring road, your tour guide will call you at your hotel one day before departure to confirm your departure time and a pick-up point in Beijing city center. You will need to go to the pick-up point by taxi at your own expense.
    • Chinese dishes from fix menu will be served for lunch. Please kindly understand that we cannot fulfill your special meal requirements.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

    We spent 2 full days in Beijing. Day 1 was Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, lunch, Hutong tour and Summer Palace. Mark was our guide. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and fun. We saw a lot but didn't feel rushed. Day 2 was the Mutianyu Great Wall....More

    Date of experience: April 2017
    Thank kjirvine14
    joy C, Guest Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

    Hi there Thank you for visiting BJ with us. We're pleased you had a great time with Mark exploring the city. Hope you will come again and spend more time with us. Regards CH Customer-care Team

    Reviewed 16 December 2016

    I took two seperate day tours in Beijing with China Highlights. On both days my guide was Susie. The night before the tour, I received a message at my hotel about the pickup time the next morning for my tour with the phone number of...More

    Date of experience: November 2016
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    joy C, Public Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

    Hi There, Thanks for stopping by to write a review of your expereince in Beijing with our company. Sounds like it was a very busy and fruitful two days. Susie is a great guide and a fun person to be around, I'm glad she worked...More

    Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

    Our China Highlights Tour of Beijing was wonderful!  It was great to have a smiling face and a bottle of water greet us at the airport.  From the very first moment, Susie provided excellent service and exceeded our expectations. On the first full day, we...More

    Date of experience: September 2016
    Thank Arolar
    Reviewed 24 April 2016

    Our family spent 3 days touring Beijing with Louise, since we have arranged the hotel independently, Louise met us on our first day with China Highlights in our hotel lobby way ahead of schedule, not forgetting she contacted us via phone on the night before...More

    Date of experience: April 2016
    Thank ristine
    joy C, Guest Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

    Hello There, Thanks for the great recommendation. it sound like Louise really helped you guys expereince the true Beijing. A good tour guide is worth their wieght in gold to the tourist in the new city. Regards, China Highlights Customer Care Team

    Reviewed 10 April 2016

    We has an absolutely wonderful time in Beijing with Angela - she was a brilliant guide. Her English is fantastic and she told us so much interesting information and was able to answer all of our questions. We stayed at the Dongfang hotel which had...More

    Date of experience: April 2016
    Thank Avalon O
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    31 July 2019|
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    Response from DALE P | Reviewed this property |
    If I remember correctly pick up varied from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. Depends on how close to the Forbidden City your hotel is. Tour lasts about 12 - 13 hours give or take.
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    Response from tjb600 | Reviewed this property |
    They will call you or email you prior to tour. I think day or so before.
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