On this tour, we'll visit the three essential sights in Beijing in just one day: the Forbidden City, The Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. Perfect for anyone with limited time in the Chinese capital.
Beijing City Tour
Having picked you up from your hotel at 8:30 am, we'll head to our first stop, the Temple of Heaven. This is one of the main sacred spaces in China, once used by the emperor himself to give thanks for current and future harvests.
The second stop will be the Forbidden City, the largest and best conserved imperial residence in all China. This was home to 24 Chinese emperors who ruled the country for more than 500 years. We'll tour the most historically important parts of the palace complex, learning about its long and storied history, and enjoying the legendary tales hidden within its walls.
Then, after lunch, we'll make our way to the final stop of the day: the Summer Palace.
The Summer Palace was used as the imperial garden over several dynasties, used to escape from the claustrophobic heat of the Forbidden City in summer. In our opinion, this remains to this day one of the most pleasant spots in all Beijing.
The tour then ends in your hotel, or wherever you like, around 6 pm.
The Forbidden City is closed every Monday of the year. Therefore if your flight arrives on this day, we advise that you take advantage to see the Great Wall of the Temple of Heaven instead.
Beijing Layover Tour
This is the perfect Beijing Layover tour: we offer this tour both leaving and returning to the airport with a supplement of between $55 and $110 per group. Ideal for if you have a long layover in the Chinese capital.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 240
Up to 6 peopleUS$ 320
Up to 12 peopleUS$ 448
Up to 20 peopleUS$ 580
The tour is exclusively in English.
Official English speaking guide.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Private vehicle with driver.
Tickets (160 Yuan per person, $24, €21).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Beijing local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.