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Private Cultural Day Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride, Forbidden City and Lama Temple

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    What to Expect
    After picking you up from your centrally located hotel in Beijing around 8:30am, you will start your day trip by visiting Tian'anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures. Then, venture northward to the Tian’anmen Rostrum guarded by the enormous and portrait of Mao for all to see and what has universally been photographed all over the world.

    Next, heading to the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. You’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace. The whole morning tour will be around 2 - 2.5 hours. 

    Enjoy a tasty lunch by your tour guide recommended in a authentic Chinese restaurant.

    Drive to Hutong area, hop on a rickshaw and ride through the labyrinthine hutongs to explore the old streets of Beijing, meanwhile visit a traditional Beijing family, here offers you chance to a glimpse into local culture and daily life.

    Afterwards, you will go to the Lama Temple, the most celebrated Buddhist temple in Beijing. It is one of the largest and most influential one in China, it became a lamasery in 1744 and is home to stunning Buddha sculptures, including one sculpture carved from a single piece of sandalwood that stands 18 meters above ground.

    Return to your hotel by the end of the tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Beijing
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Your centrally located hotel in Beijing
    • English-speaking professional guide
    • Private car and driver
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Hutong rickshaw ride
    • Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Entrance Tickets to the Sights
    • Accommodation
    • Dinner
    • Gratuity to the guide and driver
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please provide your hotel address for picking up
    • Please make sure to provide your passport number and name for entrance Forbidden City tickets purchase in advance
    • 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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    Our guide Robert did great job. Good english and tour skills. He also gave us additional service for free. Recommendation from me.
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