Tour Duration: about 7:30 - 17:00
In the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel by your guide.
Today’s tour begins with the Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place. (40 minutes)
Then pay a visit to Imperial Ancestral Temple, where during both the Ming and Qing Dynasties, sacrificial ceremonies were held on the most important festival occasions in honor of the imperial family's ancestors. (30 minutes)
Continue to explore another renowned imperial site - Forbidden City (UNESCO), where the 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards and private quarters. (4 hours)
After lunch you will visit the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors would make sacrifices to Heaven and pray for bountiful harvests. This construction is supreme achievement of Chinese traditional architecture. (1.5 hours)
End of the tour and drop you off at a closest subway station (or assist you in taking a taxi) at about 17:00 pm.
1. This is a NO-SHOPPING tour, so you don’t need to worry about the time-wasting tourist shopping visit.
2. Free morning pickup available for hotels situated within the 3rd Ring Road of Beijing. Otherwise please go to the KFC Restaurant in Qianmen East Streetat 7:30am, nearby the Exit B of Qianmen Metro Station of Line 2.
3. Daily departure except Monday.
-- English-speaking tour guide
-- Air-conditioned car or coach
-- Hotel pick-up service
-- Entrance ticket as listed
-- Lunch as listed
-- Flight or train ticket
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa