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Private Flexible Beijing City Tour with Your Fancy provided by Catherine Lu Tours

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Private Flexible Beijing City Tour with Your Fancy

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2 adults
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Combine the freedom on independent travel with the convenience of guided sightseeing on a private Beijing tour that allows you to create your own itinerary. Depending on your preference, you can choose between a guide-only package—during which you’ll benefit from insider knowledge and expert recommendations—and one that includes private transportation around the city.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Wudaoying Hutong
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • Create your own itinerary on a private Beijing tour
  • Pick the sights that interest you and then a guide does the rest
  • Overcome the language barrier and skip the stress of navigation
  • Choose between a guide-only or guide-and-transport package depending on your budget
Important Information
  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver (if Tour with car service option is selected)
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Transportation by private vehicle (if Tour only option is selected)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver
  • All entrance tickets to the sights
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Leslie M wrote a review Nov 2019
Beijing, China14 contributions
Amanda was the BEST!!!! Booking tours with Catherine Lu before even leaving home was SO easy and we were more than impressed with the car and driver that picked us up, the details of the day flawlessly planned in advance but then executed perfectly by Amanda!!!! Amanda was our
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Date of experience: October 2019
Gayle Gullett wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Amanda was a superb tour guide. Her English was excellent; she was very knowledgeable; and, most impressive, she was so empathetic to our needs. We toured Beijing on an exceptionally hot summer day and were wilting in the heat. We hadn't planned a lunch break but Amanda quickly
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Date of experience: June 2019
John F wrote a review Jul 2019
2 contributions
Our guide Nico was great. Excellent English and knowledge. We met at our hotel and then he helped us see Chairman Mao's Mauseleum and guided us through the Forbidden City before leaving us to do some of our own exploring, exactly as we wanted. We even later ran into him with a
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Date of experience: July 2019
Excursion827348 wrote a review Oct 2018
12 contributions
The tour was excellent. Our guide was superb. Lucy Lee was an excellent guide. She was especially attentive to all of our needs. When asked to stop in at a pharmacy while on tour, she did so with no hesitation. In the pharmacy she was helpful in translating so as to acquire the
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Date of experience: September 2018
Ahmed Yousry wrote a review Sep 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates15 contributions9 helpful votes
My guide Lucy was perfect!! She was knowledgeable, helpful, courteous, didn't hesitate when asked to take lots of photos, answered all questions in a very articulate and kind way. The food during lunch in the three days was awesome, the restaurants were of high standard and
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Date of experience: September 2018
About the operator

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We did this private tour on our last day in Beijing and I would highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was Joyc
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Walking with a private guide is the best way to see a city, provided the guide is good, and Justin was. He was know
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Highlights of Beijing
We enjoyed a very nice and pleasant private tour with Nico. He was a friendly and energetic guide, answered all ou
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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