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4-Day Beijing Private Tour

Explore Beijing with an Emperor's Tour

What do you expect from your first Beijing tour? What do you imagine imperial life in ancient China was like?

Explore the emperors' Forbidden City and visit the iconic Temple of Heaven. Walk along the Great Wall and relax at the emperors' summer residence, the Summer Palace. Take a rickshaw ride through the hutongs and savor the flavor of Beijing roast duck.

This 4-day private Beijing tour includes all the must-see attractions for a first-time visitor but doesn't just show you the surface of them.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Unveil the Lives of China's Royal Family in their Hidden Halls

Get off the ordinary sightseeing route in the Forbidden City. Listen to the interesting stories of eight famous personalities that are not told by typical tour guides.

The Fobidden City
the palace for empress dowagers

Climb up upon the Greatest Project of Ancient China

Explore the most beautiful section of the Great Wall, where there are fewer tourists.

the Great Wall
walking on the Great Wall

Join the Local People for a Morning Excercise in the Temple of Heaven

Admire the incredible architectures of the Temple of Heaven where the emperors prayed for good harvests. But also feel the relaxing lifestyle of the local senior people here.

the red gate of the Temple of Heaven
a morning excercise at the Temple of Heaven

Learn Chinese Calligraphy with a Senior Hutong Resident

Walk among the traditional residential houses of old Beijing. Enjoy a Chinese cultural experience in a hutong courtyard and immerse yourself in the age-old lifestyle.

a bike in front of a red door in Hutong
learn chinese calligraphy

Understand Beijing by Tasting Its Traditional Food

Enjoy an authentic Beijing roast duck dinner in a time-honored brand restaurant.

roast duck
roast duck restaurant

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Your private guide will meet and greet you at the arrival hall of the airport or at the train station's exit. A comfortable private car (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel, where your guide will help you to check-in.

Day 2 Beijing City Highlights

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and drive to the historic Tian'anmen Square. After going through the middle gate of the Tian'anmen Rostrum, start to enjoy the highlight of the day, the Forbidden City.

Besides admiring the splendid palaces on the central axis, your guide will take you off the touristy route to explore some spots that are related to some famous figures from the two dynasties. The stories about them will make the Forbidden City come alive for you.

After lunch, go to the old hutong area with your guide. A visit to a local family offers a local perspective on the area's history and is a highlight for most visitors.

Enjoy an authentic Beijing roast duck dinner in a time-honored brand restaurant

Day 3 Great Wall and Temple of Heaven

Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning. The Circular Mound Altar, Echo Wall, and the spectacular Imperial Vault of Heaven are the highlights. Additionally, your private guide will show you an area in the park where the local people do their morning exercises, such as tai chi or dancing.

In the afternoon, you'll hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This section is ranked top among all parts of the Great Wall on TripAdvisor due to its picturesque scenery and beautifully restored architecture.

On the wall, you can hike along "the most beautiful and interesting part of the Great Wall", which is between the 14th and 23rd watchtowers.

Day 4The Summer Palace and Departure

Drive to the famous imperial garden in China, the Summer Palace. It is where the emperors used to retreat when fleeing the summer heat.

You will have a chance to view all of the beautiful palaces at the lakeside during a boat ride on Kunming Lake.

Your guide will handle your luggage and transfer and will accompany you to the train/bus station or the correct check-in desk at the airport for your departure.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Hotel room in Beijing
hotel in Beijing
From US$679 p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price Includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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