TOUR B1: Beijing Daily Group Tour
- Glory of Imperial Beijing
(absolutely with no shopping stop)
Forbidden City, and
Temple of Heaven
with gourmet lunch
wondrous and glorious past with a tour that includes visits to
Temple of Heaven.
*Free hotel pick-up and
drop-off is included!.
* No shopping stops on this small group tour!
* Gourmet Chinese lunch!
daily except Monday (Forbidden
City is closed every Monday)
will be picked up from your Beijing hotel between
am-8:00 am by your English-speaking guide and
first stop will be the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is the
largest surviving palace complex in the world, and
served the former home of the emperors of the Ming
and Qing Dynasty. The Forbidden City is one of the
greatest attractions in the world. Built by the
third Ming emperor between 1406-1422, the Forbidden
City served as the official residence to the Emperor
of China until the last emperor, Puyi, was forced to
evacuate in 1924. The Forbidden City is divided into
two parts. The southern section, or the Outer Court
was where the emperor exercised his supreme power
over the nation. The northern section, or the Inner
Court, was where he lived with his royal family.
Consisting of 980 buildings and with 8,707 bays of
rooms, the Forbidden City is the best example of
classical Chinese architecture in the world,
a wonder to behold.
We'll tour the famous
Tiananmen Square. Being the largest city square in the
world, Tiananmen Square
is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest
city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters
(about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1,000,000 people at one
time. The square is a conglomeration of splendid and beautiful
flowers and the red national flag which flutters in the wind. The
raising of the national flag is something which should not be missed
by visitors to Tiananmen Square.
With the towering Monument to the People's
Heroes at the center, Tiananmen Square has the magnificent Tiananmen
Tower in the north, the solemn Mao Zedong Memorial Hall in the
south, the National Museum of China in the east and the Great Hall
of the People in the west. Surrounded by these lofty buildings, the
Square looks most splendid and majestic and attracts many tourists
In the center of the Square stands the
Monument to the People's Heroes, which commemorates the martyrs who
devoted their lives to the Chinese people. It reaches 37.94 meters
(124 feet) which makes it the biggest monument in Chinese history.
The body is made of hardy granite and is surrounded by white
balusters. Engraved is the epigraph written by Mao Zedong, the
founder of People's Republic of China. Eight reliefs depict the
crucial events which took place in modern times, showing a part of
the centuries-old history of China.
Please send us your full name and passport number for us to
buy the e-tickets of the Forbidden City in advance. Thank you
for your understanding!
Following a Chinese lunch we’ll
then walk across the street to
the Temple of Heaven Park. The complex was visited
by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for
annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good
harvest. The Temple of Heaven Park is best known for
the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an iconic
building famed for its magnificent triple-gabled
circular roof. You will also have an opportunity to
walk the same imperial walkway that the same
emperors walked hundreds of years ago in their holy
rites. You will also see Beijing’s senior citizens
using the park grounds for everything from tai chi
and ballroom dancing to bullwhip practice!
We will drop you off at your hotel around 6 pm. Due to the rush
hour in Beijing, there can be a delay in the traffic. Thank you
for your understanding!
Included: Personal transfer from and to your
hotel within the downtown area, general admission to the Forbidden City,
Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace, English-speaking tour guide, quality
minivan, and lunch.
clarify, a group tour means that we will pick you up from place to place
in the morning and that can take time. If you book a private tour then
there would be no need to go around the city to pick up others. As you
are probably well aware, Beijing traffic effects a lot of what we do,
but nevertheless, we should have done a better job of communicating with
you and giving you the most out of your day with us.