Looking for a reliable and comfortable private
transfer from Tianjin Home Port Xingang to Beijing with an afternoon
excursion to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square? Great Wall
Adventure Club is here to help. We have a large fleet of cars and vans
with licensed tour guides and professional drivers. We make sure that
your private transfer will be safe, comfortable and relaxing.
Either book online or just send us an email, and
our customer service specialists will contact you with the details. No
matter what happens, your customer service specialist will be with you
The Diamond Princess has assisted disembarkation
starting about 07:30am with the last stragglers coming off around
09:00am. So you will leave your ship at a prearranged time. The main
terminal consists of the custom house, luggage area and waiting halls.
Your cruise ship will dock just by the main building.
Taking your handbags, you will go through customs.
Then you go to claim your luggage at the check luggage area. If you have
a lot of luggage and cannot carry or roll them on your own, you may ask
the port terminal staff for help.
With the help of our representative or driver, you
will be escorted to your waiting car or van, which will be outside the
terminal. Tianjin Port Xingang is about 200 km from Beijing and the
drive will take about 2-3 hours. Following lunch in Beijing we will head
over to the political center of the country, Tiananmen Square. The
largest public square in the world, Tiananmen Square is seen as China’s
political center. Its grounds have seen some turbulent moments, from the
May 4th Movement of 1919 to the political turmoil of 1989. The south of
the square is marked by the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, while the center
of the square is dominated by the Monument to the People’s Heroes, an
imposing 10-story granite obelisk. To the east is the National Museum of
China, and to the west is the Great Hall of the People, home to China’s
legislative bodies. The north of the square is dominated by the Gate of
Heavenly Peace, known for its iconic portrait of Mao Zedong, and is the
national emblem of China.
After walking across the street, we will enter what
is perhaps the greatest attraction in China, the Forbidden City. After
walking across the square we will enter the Forbidden City (known in
Chinese as Gu Gong), the largest surviving palace complex and 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, and is a
wonder to behold.
Following our tour of the Forbidden City you will
be driven to your hotel in Beijing, ending your tour.