Beijing: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven

Location: Beijing, China

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  • Visit Tiananmen Square and walk along one of the largest squares in the world
  • Walk through the Tiananmen Gate into the Forbidden City, where the Chinese emperors lived and ruled
  • See the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped


  • 8 Hours

  • Pick-up from hotel in the morning

  • Return to hotel when finished.

  • English

What You Can Expect

  • 1

    Tiananmen Square

    First, make your way to Tiananmen Square, the third-largest city square in the world. You will see the communist blocks surrounding one side and the imperial buildings on another.

  • 2

    Forbidden City

    Next, make your way through Tiananmen Gate to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex here is made up of almost 1,000 buildings and was the home of the Chinese emperors for nearly 500 years.

  • 3


    Stop for lunch at a local restaurant

  • 4

    Temple of Heaven

    Continue on to the Temple of Heaven, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here is where the emperors used to go to worship heaven and offer sacrifices.

  • 5

    Shopping Time

    Finally, it will be the shopping time, to see how the craftsmen make fresh-water pearls. Take the opportunity to buy some jewelry or souvenirs of your own.


    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Sightseeing
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fees to scenic spots
    • Parking fee and toll fee wherever applicable
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Flight/train ticket
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver, hotel bellboy
    • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Traveler insurance
    • The approximate day tour itinerary and schedule above is for reference only and may vary according to your travel date and group size. The Itinerary and schedule is subject to change at the time of booking order is confirmed
    • Tour duration: about 8 hours
    • Departure date: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • Tour starts: 7:30-09:00 at hotels
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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