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1 Day Tour to Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Summer Palace

Group Tour Top tours 1 days Beijing

Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.

Key details

Code: 00269 Live guide: English Tour type: Private Tour
Pick-up service:

Pick up at your hotel (between 8:00am to 9:00am)

Easy cancellation: Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
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Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace

Highlights

  • Duration: Full day tour
  • Starts/ends: On your request
  • Attractions: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace

Full itinerary

Morning:

Pick up at your hotel (between 8:00 am to 9:00 am)

Visit?Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.

Next, the magnificent?Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. We’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.

Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). It was first built throughout 14 years during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ancient Chinese Astronomers believed that the Purple Star (Polaris) was in the center of heaven and the Heavenly Emperor lived in the Purple Palace. The Palace for the emperor on earth was so called the Purple City. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. Hence its name 'The Purple Forbidden City', usually 'The Forbidden City'.? It's one of the most famous sights seeing in Beijing

Dine-in a local Chinese Restaurant.

Please note: Forbidden City is closed every Monday, except the holidays

Afternoon

Drive around 30 minutes to the Summer Palace? which is a summer resort for Imperial Family Members~considered the best-preserved Imperial Park?

Summer Palace situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens'.

The construction started in 1750 as a luxurious royal garden for royal families to rest and entertain. It later became the main residence of royal members in the end of the Qing Dynasty. However, like most of the gardens of Beijing, it could not elude the rampages of the Anglo-French Allied Force and was destroyed by fire. According to historical documents, with original name as 'Qingyi Garden' (Garden of Clear Ripples), the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) was renamed after its first reconstruction in 1888. It was also recorded that Empress Dowager Cixi?embezzled navy funds to reconstruct it as a resort in which to spend the rest of her life. In 1900, Yiheyuan suffered another hit by the Eight-Power Allied Force and was repaired in the next two years. In 1924, it was open to the public. It ranked amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1998, as well as one of the first national AAAAA tourist spots in China.

You can have 1 hour or 1.5 hours there and then drop you off at the hotel after the tour

Options: ( at your own cost)

You may choose to include the deliciously famous? Perking Roast Duck?Dinner and Gongfu Performance? at the Red Theatre, or enjoy a wonderful? Acrobatic Show?at Chaoyang Theatre. Please notify us if would like to take advantage of this special, exciting addition.

Included

  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver 
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees 
  • Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
  • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above

Not included

  • Chinese visa
  • Accommodation 
  • Dinner 
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver 
  • Personal Costs

Drop-off/End point

Drop to the hotel
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