See the most popular scenic spots in this cultural no-shopping tour. The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace are all maginifcent royal architecture. You will have the opportunity to learn Chinese history and culture.
- A full-day essential tour with no hidden cost, no shopping
- Visit one of the most famous tourist attractions in China- the Forbidden City
- See the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace- popular cultural tourist attractions
- A well-trained local English-speaking tour guide
- An authentic traditional Chinese lunch
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- An air-conditioned coach
Key Sights:Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven
- Forbidden City
Your no-shopping essential tour starts at the Forbidden City. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am-8:00am. Located in the center of Beijing, the Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty (1368—1644) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912). This is a perfect place to learn Chinese culture and history. Duration: approximately 2 hours. The sightseeing in the Forbidden City will be ended at around 10:30.
After that, you will head to the Temple of Heaven. It was the place where the emperors would worship the heaven and pray for rich harvests. And now it is also a good place to experience local life. Duration: 1 hour.
At authentic Chinese lunch will be served at around 12:00 before heading to the next destination- the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace was built in 1153 as an imperial palace for emperors and empresses for short stays away from the Forbidden City. It is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. Duration: approximately 1 hour and a half.
At about 5:00pm, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Note: this tour is available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
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- Professional English-speaking guideAir-conditioned coachLunchEntrance fees
- Gratuities (recommended)Items of a personal nature
Special Notes for a Seat-in-a-Coach Tour
A seat-in-a-coach tour minimizes costs because expenses are shared among a larger group.
Seat-in-a-coach tours are operated by local business partners of China Highlights around China. China Highlights chooses business partners by strict quality standards. The service of a seat-in-a-coach tour may be not as considerate as that of a private tour sometimes.
Visiting one or two shops or markets is always included in a seat-in-a-coach tour, but you don’t have to buy anything.
A seat-in-a-coach tour usually consists of more than 5 people with a maximum of 16. You will have a local guide and use a 22-seat air-conditioned coach. We will pick you up at some appointed hotels at the appointed time. In contrast a private tour provides a private car and guide. And we will pick you up at your hotel.