Customize this private guided tour of Beijing by picking two to three attractions to visit. On the half-day tour you can either follow a suggested itinerary or choose based on your interests. Attractions include the well- preserved Forbidden city, the Tian'anmen Square, Temple of heaven, Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, and more. Enjoy a delicious meal of mouth-watering Xiao Long Bao (steamed dumplings) at the top-rated Din Tai Fung. English speaking tour guide, round-trip private transportation, entrance fee, Lunch or dinner at Ding Tai Fung all included; morning or afternoon tour times available to fit your schedule.
Start time: Check availability
Live guide: Chinese, English
What's not included
- Professional guide
- Private air-conditioned vehicle
- Lunch or dinner at a Michelin-star rated Ding Tai Fung restaurant
- Fuel surcharge
- Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Departure details
- Traveler pickup is offered.
- We pick you up from your hotel within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, If your hotel is out of the 5th ring road of Beijing city, you can travel to the city to meet our guide ,or pick you up from your hotel(may have extra cost)
- Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11301P161
- Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant meals not included
- Dress code is smart casual
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Passport name, number, is required at time of booking for all participants if you choose to visit the Forbidden City
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
- If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11301P161
- You'll get picked upSee departure details
- 1Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)Stop: 30 minutesSee details
- 2Forbidden City-The Palace MuseumStop: 90 minutes - Admission includedSee detailsPass byTemple of HeavenPearl Market (Hongqiao Market)
- 3NanluoguxiangStop: 60 minutesSee detailsPass byHou Lake
- You'll return to the starting point
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- Nastassja P00Amazing tour and BEST guide!It was absolutely wonderful! Our tour guide Jay was the BEST, knew all the best photo spots and could answer literally any question we had a out the square, the city and China! I would highly recommend this tour as you get in seamlessly and Jay made sure we were comfortable every step of the way (with lots of fun facts!) thank you for wonderful tour!
- J9468FZsamuelm00Great compact but informative tourMiko was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend to anyone wanting to see the forbidden city
- Nashipaii00Excellent tour of iconic landmarksWe chose this as an alternative to the tour offered by our travel company. From booking to farewell, we were looked after and treated professionally. Lucy, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. There was a problem with entrance to the Forbidden City, which was handled swiftly, and seemed to be affecting all foreign visitors. Both the Square and the City were fascinating to visit and the tour was good value for the price. Highly recommended.
- 479jurajb00Forbidden City under snow flakesForbidden city was really nice, quite freezing with little snow flakes but charming.Jay as tour guide was passionate to explain and guide us through. We get into areas which I did not expect, can really recommend
- felixkyw00A Captivating Journey through History: Great Wall and Summer Palace Private TourOur recent private tour of the Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace was an extraordinary experience that left us with lifelong memories. Anson, our knowledgeable and personable tour guide, along with our punctual and skilled driver, ensured that our day was nothing short of amazing. Anson's expertise and passion for the Great Wall and the Summer Palace were evident from the start. His in-depth knowledge of their history, architecture, and cultural significance added depth to our visit. Anson's explanations were engaging, providing us with a deeper understanding of these iconic landmarks. We were pleasantly surprised by Anson's talent for photography and videography. He took the initiative to capture numerous stunning photos and videos of us, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience without worrying about capturing the perfect shot. His skillful eye and attention to detail resulted in beautiful mementos that will forever remind us of this special day. Our driver was punctual and drove with precision, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey between the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. His professionalism and safe driving skills added to the overall enjoyment of the tour, allowing us to relax and focus on the sights and experiences. The Great Wall itself was a marvel to behold. Its imposing structure and breathtaking views took our breath away. Anson expertly guided us through various sections, sharing captivating stories and historical insights along the way. Walking along the ancient wall, we couldn't help but feel a sense of awe and wonder at the incredible feat of engineering. The Summer Palace, with its serene gardens, picturesque lakes, and intricate architecture, provided a serene contrast to the Great Wall. Anson's guidance allowed us to explore the palace's hidden gems, taking in the beauty of its surroundings and learning about its significance as a former imperial retreat. The tranquility and elegance of the palace left a lasting impression on us. In conclusion, our private tour of the Great Wall and the Summer Palace with Anson and our skilled driver was truly exceptional. Anson's knowledge, friendly demeanor, and talent for capturing memories added an extra layer of enjoyment to the tour. We highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking an immersive and enlightening journey through China's rich history and cultural heritage.
- brendancX2778ET00Amazing guide sherrySherry was an amazing guide! She is very knowledgeable about the history of the sites and helped to take some photos for us to keep as memories and show our friends and family back home :)
- nyand201800Great experience!Amazing tour & incredible landmarks - highly recommended! Our guide Jay was knowledgeable, engaging and was attentive to elderly parents that had mobility issues. The insights really helped to enrich our experience. Driver was punctual, getting into attractions were hassle free too.
- Sunshine5014121570400Susan was the best.Our tour guide Susan was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. We talked a lot about the tour and many other things. Everything was smooth. Highly recommended.
- Lucy E00Interesting and Informative TourI came on this tour with my parents on a short trip to Beijing. I live in China but wanted to show my parents around the forbidden city. Miko gave us an absolutely brilliant tour with lots of information without being overwhelming. He was really fun and friendly, with great English, and we had a great day!
- edgardavidh201500Great Experience at Night !!! Miko the best guide.Incredible experience !! Miko have a great english speaking. We take the tour to Simatai Big Wall side at Night + Gubei Water Town, the private tour was awesome, very confortable SUV just for us, very professional driver. Miko always help us and have great knowledge regarding great wall. The drinks and food was simply delicious, always help taking great photos and have great comunication with us !! Totally recommended. This tour is the one and woth every penny spended !!! Thanks Miko, see you soon in Mexico
- 55anthonyo00Stunning vistas and illuminating historyI had a really tremendous visit to the Summer Palace. My guide Anson was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and shared with me some excellent insights. He was also very conscientious and escorted me back to the metro whilst providing me with options for activities later that day. The palace and grounds are wonderful and provided some stunning views and photo opportunities as well as a fascinating historical perspective on the qing dynasty. A beautiful addendum to any visit to Beijing. Details about Chinese opera really blew me away!
- LISAH847100Hutong Food with LucyWe had a great experience with the Beijing Hutong food walking tour. Walking through the Hutongs was interesting, giving us a taste of how ancient China used to be. Our guide Lucy was very personable. She asked our food preferences and dietary restrictions. She gave us insight into China history and the cultural background of the food we were eating. The tour brought us to places and allowed us to experience flavors of Beijing we would never find on our own. She also went out of her way to give us recommendations and directions for things we wanted to eat after the tour. She also offered for us to ask her any questions we had during our stay in Beijing. We would definitely recommend the Beijing private Hutong food walking tour and Lucy to anyone looking to visit the Hutongs and experience Beijing’s wonderful food culture.
- I6804ZWkevink00Great tour with Vivian!We had a great tour with Vivian and learned a lot about the Forbidden City and Beijing. The Forbidden City is a must see while in Beijing and the private tour made it more interesting and exciting. Vivian also took a ton of great photos of us and knew all the best photo spots. I am glad we splurged on the private tour as the bigger tours looked pretty slow and it would be annoying to have to wait for so many people. It also seems like it would be hard to keep up and hear everything given how crowded it is.
- Jorge A00Great guide!The tour was great! Miko just made it even better. From the very first moment he did his best to improve my experience. Everything was well organized and he could explain all the history behind the city.
- tonke201900Great day with MikoWe did a private hutong and riksha tour. Our guide Miko was very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had a great day! We visited different hutongs, touristy and non touristy. Also we went to the bell tower. The tour endes with a fun riksha ride We especially liked hearing more about day to day Chinese life, chatting and discussing about the cultural differences and learning about this from Miko. Thank you so much Miko, we really enjoyed it!