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Emperor for a Day - Forbidden City and Summer Palace

by Gray Line Beijing
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Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Guided tour to several luxurious Beijing attractions

  • Seeing the culturally important site of Tiananmen Square

  • Exploring the Forbidden City, made up of over 980 buildings

  • A tour of the magnificent 15th-century Temple of Heaven

  • Strolling through the garden of the Summer Palace

Highlights

  • Guided tour to several luxurious Beijing attractions

  • Seeing the culturally important site of Tiananmen Square

  • Exploring the Forbidden City, made up of over 980 buildings

  • A tour of the magnificent 15th-century Temple of Heaven

  • Strolling through the garden of the Summer Palace

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Emperor for a Day - Forbidden City and Summer Palace

Activity Location

Beijing

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Beijing City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Beijing


Description

On this fascinating tour, discover some of Beijing's most luxurious locations, architectural masterpieces and historical residences. Find a wonderful blend of old and new as you visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and enjoy a sumptuous Chinese lunch.

Your tour of Beijing's heritage begins at your hotel, where you are picked up and transferred to your first stop – the Forbidden City. Made up of hundreds of intricately woven buildings, palaces in the city are renowned for housing Chinese emperors from as far back as the Ming dynasty. Explore the unique architecture of the grounds, which have been an arena for bloody battles and speedy reconstructions.

Walk through Tiananmen Gate to get to Tiananmen Square, the site of the 1989 protests which ended in numerous civilian deaths. Learn about the political and economic importance of the square to the People's Republic of China from your experienced guide, before being treated to a nourishing and delicious Chinese lunch.

Wonder through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Temple of Heaven before completing your experience with a stunning stroll around the largest imperial garden in the world, the Summer Palace. Make sure to bring your camera so you can capture images of the spectacles contained here, including a boat made entirely of marble and the world's longest art gallery.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Beijing

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central Beijing hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks and snacks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Beijing hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Emperor for a Day - Forbidden City and Summer Palace ratings based on 6 verified reviews

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4.1 out of 5

5/5 28 Jul 2019

We were very lucky to have the same tour guide for both of our main tours in Beijing, Jamie picked us up at the hotel on time, He us amazing responsible and very efficient and knowledgeable. I will recommend this company and specially this guide😀

Ramona S

United States

4/5 5 May 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the sites. Could have done without the stops at the silk store and the pearl store. Rather site see than pressure shop! Great lunch! Our guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately the mike in the van didn’t work so it was hard to hear him.