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Tiananmen, Forbidden City, and Hutongs Tour
Activities in Beijing

Tiananmen, Forbidden City, and Hutongs Tour

  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Visit Tiananmen Square, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the Forbidden City, and the traditional 'hutong' streets, when you take our fantastic guided tour of Beijing.

Tiananmen, Forbidden City, and Hutongs Tour

After picking you up from your hotel at 9 a.m, we will head to our first stop, the famous Tiananmen Square.

Tiananmen is the largest public square in the world, and one of China's most iconic landmarks. There are several important sights situated around it, such as the beautiful Qianmen Tower, and the elegant Mausoleum of Mao, which we will enter on the tour.

Heading northwards from the square, we will reach the entrance to the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest imperial residence in the country. For over more than 5 centuries, this was home to the 24 different Chinese emperors. We will explore the enclosure, visiting the most interesting parts and hearing all about its most famous legends.

After the visit, you will then have your own free time to have something to eat and rest.

In the afternoon, we will take a wonderful, traditional rickshaw ride through Beijing's ancient alleyways (known as hutongs). For the following 2 hours, you will see a side of the city that remains anchored in the past and how the inhabitants who live there go about their daily business.

The tour will end at 5 pm back at your hotel or any other location you prefer.

Itinerary changes

Because this is a private tour, you can choose to modify the itinerary in any way you prefer. You simply need to talk to the guide at the beginning of the excursion.

During winter, or on any day that we finish early, we will also include a visit to Yonghe Temple commonly known as Lama Temple.

Important information

The Forbidden City of Beijing is closed every Monday throughout the year. Therefore, if you do your tour on that day of the week, we recommend that you take the opportunity to visit the Great Wall of China or the Temple of Heaven instead.

Required documents

When making your reservation, you'll be asked to enter the passport details of each participant (if the number of boxes to fill in does not correspond to the number of people in your booking, simply mark "N/A" in the box. On the day of the tour, you must bring your passport.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.


This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Private Tour
Up to 3 people Up to 5 people Up to 12 people Up to 20 people
US$ 200
US$ 280
US$ 408
US$ 540

Private Tour

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 200
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 280
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 408
  • Up to 20 people

    US$ 540

More Information


8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide throughout the tour.

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Private vehicle and driver.

Not included


Tickets and Rickshaw tour (260 Yuan / 38 USD approx.)

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in 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.

If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 200
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.