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

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On this dynamic private tour of Beijing, visit culturally significant landmarks like Tiananmen Square and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Then join locals in leisure activities like afternoon Tai Chi and get a good taste of traditional Chinese cuisine for a yummy lunch.
  • 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
  • An authentic local lunch and tai chi with locals are included
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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Reviewed October 25, 2018

Dean Wu gave us a fantastic tour of the 'must see' sightseeing locations in Beijing. I can't say enough about our guide! Dean showed up on time with a great attitude, lots of information about our destinations, and a great experience! Transportation was easy and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Visiting Beijing on business I had just a 1/2 day for sightseeing. This tour was perfect for that - a great walk through the square, then the city, then the temple. A wonderful lunch and a quick jaunt through a silk factory. What a morning!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We had a great tour of all the big sites with Gary, he was fun and so full of knowledge. He kept us moving yet gave us time to wander and observe. He was great at offering to take our photos. Very pleasant and polite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This was our initial visit to China and our first stop in our Chinese extravaganza. We (Heather & Billy) were met at the Beijing airport by Linda and driver. It had been a long 19 hour flight from Johannesburg and we were faced with a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WilliamM1682
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Gary is an excellent tour guide! My 17 year old son and I were entertained the entire trip and we learned so much about the culture and history of Beijing. I would highly recommend Gary again. Fabulous! If you do this tour in summer be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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