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1 Day Bus Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace

Price From: US$ 30

Departure: Daily
Tour Duration: about 8 hours include lunch 
Pick-up place and time: Your Downtown Hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am
Finishing place and time: Your Downtown Hotel around 6:00pm
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English
Feature: One day group tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace, the most famous spots in Beijing also offer a great chance to make friends during the short journey.

Itinerary of: 1 Day Bus Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace

Temple of Heaven

1. Pick you up from your hotel on departure time, first visit the northern part of Tiananmen Square. Then visit the landmark of Beijing - Forbidden City (2 hours).
- Forbidden City: The best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.
2. After the visit to the Forbidden City, move on to another historical sites, the Temple of Heaven (20 minutes driving). On the way, you will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture.
- Temple of Heaven: The largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China.
3. After a typical Chinese lunch in restaurant (40 minutes), enjoying a short visit to a pearl free market. Then move on to the Summer Palace to enjoy the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Summer Palace: The largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, greatly influences Chinese horticulture.
4. After the whole day tour, transfer you back to your hotels.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)
Price List for this 1 Day Bus Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace - Tour price for per person
Tour Price US$ 30

Price including:
1. Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel on tour days;
2. Entrance tickets of the sightseeing.
3. Excellent English-speaking tour guide.
4. Air-conditioned car or van with driver.
5. A typical Chinese lunch.
6. Two pre-arranged shopping stops.

Price excluding:
Tips to the guide and driver.


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Traveller Reviews of: 1 Day Bus Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace
Written by: Julie Goodliffe ★★☆☆☆ Added: 2016-12-06

Hi Juliet

I haven't looked at my emails for a couple of days as we have been so busy day and night!

The tour with Patrick was absolutely fantastic and I compliment your organisation for your excellent service. Well done!

I will certainly recommend this tour to anyone. My husband always does reviews on Tripadvisor so look for an excellent review after the 25th when we get home.

Thank you again and pass our best wishes to Patrick.

Julie Goodliffe

Written by: KAMATH ★★☆☆☆ Added: 2016-06-30

Dear Juliet
The tour was very good, well organized, punctual with knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

Written by: Joseph Johns ★★☆☆☆ Added: 2016-02-02

My wife and I all enjoy much during the 1 day bus tour. We will not finish the visit to Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace if we visit them by ourselves. Also I think the tour is more interesting with the accompany of the tour guide Patrick. All of the attractions are full of history and culture, we are very interesting in this kind of study about China. We have a good day under your arrangement. Thank you very much.

Written by: Arulmozhi ★★★★★ Added: 2015-02-24

The 1 day bus tour lead us visited can’t missed places in Beijing downtown – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. They were all with ancient China imperial character and showed the history of China. I like the Chinese lunch especially the vegetarian dish. Everything during the tour was so excellent!

Written by: Keith Robert HUTCHISON ★★★★★ Added: 2015-02-08

Nice tour program. Enjoyed most of the highlights in Beijing in one day is a little busy but rich. I was really appreciated the help of our tour guide. She is very patience to the elder and Children in our group. Picked me up from the hotel on time, made professional explanation about the background of each scenic spot, met our special requests during the tour, really kind woman.

Written by: lavan prakash ★★★★★ Added: 2015-02-02

This is Chris from Malaysia, I took a tour with Beijinglandscapes a few days ago, one of my friends asked me about the feelings, just one word: unforgettable. I am quite satisfied with the tour guide Patrick, he did his work well and he become our personal photographer. I recommend this highlight tour to my friends.

Written by: Jean-Pierre Candelier ★★★★★ Added: 2015-01-08

The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace were the most famous places in downtown. Since we only have 1 free day so the agency recommended us this 1 day bus tour. We full enjoyed it and the service was professional. There were total 8 people in our group the tour day and we all like the tour guide Lily very much!

Written by: Joanna King Lim ★★★★★ Added: 2015-01-04

1 day Beijing city tour is really exciting tour in my mind. It could visit Beijing main downtown tourist attraction, like Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. I prefer Temple of Heaven, as is a sacred place that people used to pray...

Written by: Ahmet Poon ★★★★★ Added: 2014-12-26

I just emailed you and told you that we had an unforgettable trip with your professional staff. All of your staff is outstanding. The tour you recommended was excellent. I really appreciate your company and staff what they did. I must recommend other travelers about your company. Thanks a million.

Written by: Ahmet Poon ★★★★★ Added: 2014-12-19

I just emailed you and told you that we had an unforgettable trip with your professional staff. All of your staff is outstanding. The tour you recommended was excellent. I really appreciate your company and staff what they did. I must recommend other travelers about your company. Thanks a million.

Written by: Roy ★★★★★ Added: 2014-12-16

In the morning I followed with my tour guide to Temple of Heaven. First I visited Qiannian place, and I got it from my tour guide that it was used to pray place. What a great place! I though many local people song and danced in this place. It looked very happy, one of them played shuttlecock. It was very peaceful place.

Written by: Suhaimy Sirijarutus ★★★★☆ Added: 2014-11-26

1 day is enough to visit Beijing downtown place. Last month I did see Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace. I only charged 30USD for myself. It was very cheap price and with a typical Chinese lunch. I chose noodles, very delicious! I already told this information to my family and friends. They will come to Beijing next year! Looking forward to see you again!

Written by: Stacy Damis ★★★★★ Added: 2014-08-18

Dear Beijinglandscapes,

After having traveled extensively for over a week in China, visiting vendors and working diligently, our last day in your beautiful country was to be spent in Beijing and we made plans to visit some of your most amazing attractions. Wanting to make the very best use of our time, we employed your company to provide us with a knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide and we were happily introduced to Lily that morning. Immediately we impressed by her excellent English, her professional and courteous manner, and by her extensive knowledge of the city and its colorful and amazing history.

Lily accompanied us on our tours of the Pearl Market, Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and was able to answer our questions without hesitation, providing interesting background information and commentary everywhere we went. Knowing that we had much to see in a very short time, Lily was also expert in moving us from place to place without feeling rushed, and we were able to visit all of the places that we set out to visit in a very short span of time. She was also extremely helpful to us when choosing the very best pearls and negotiating prices.

Finally after a very full day, Lily accompanied us to the airport so that we could depart for home. Lily was once again extremely helpful, directing us to the proper gate and wishing us safe travels. Overall, it was a wonderful day, made possible by Lily's expertise, and we are sincerely grateful to you for allowing us to be the beneficiaries of her knowledge and her friendship. We will definitely recommend Lily's services to others, and hope that we will have another opportunity to work with her again in the future.

Thank you for allowing Lily to be our tour guide- she made our last day in China extremely enjoyable and we left feeling that we had made a new friend in Beijing.

Kindest regards,

Stacy Damis

Written by: Stephen Ririnui ★★★★★ Added: 2014-08-12

My dad and mom had a great time in Beijing with Beijinglandscapes. I wrote this email just want to tell you everything you organized very well. I really appreciate my trip advisor – Lisa, thanks for your effort and my parents had a great time with all of your staff. I will come to Beijing next year, I will take your service again. Hope have chance to see you! Have a good day!

Written by: Terry Leung ★★★★☆ Added: 2014-08-08

What a pity! I only had 1 day free in Beijing. I joined 1 day city tour as my friends suggested me. It was really great. Every place has its own features, but I like Summer Palace. I loved its building, scenery, peaceful lake… As time is tense, I had no enough time to take boat. I will be back to see it! See you soon Beijing!

Written by: Olivier Anceau ★★★★☆ Added: 2014-03-10

This bus tour just suited me perfectly. I really enjoyed myself and had fun while exploring iconic sights in the city. Personally, I really loved the Summer Palace. The garden just took my breath away with its beauty. Everything in there was an eye-catcher, the incredible lakes, pavilions as well as the landscapes. Just could not ask for anything more!

Written by: Suh ★★★★★ Added: 2013-08-03

Enjoied this tour, see a historic buildings and Gardens, that is so nice place, also the tour guide are profound, we knows many histories and story through the tour guide, very happy during this tour.

Written by: Marco ★★★★★ Added: 2013-07-25

A complete trip to visit some important and famous historical sites in the downtown Beijing. Very worthwhile tour! We did the tour on one of our first days in Beijing so it was good to get a customized tour to all of the sights. The photos that we got from the tour were interesting and incredible. My short visit to Forbidden City was the highlight of all!

Written by: Jeffrey ★★★★★ Added: 2013-05-09

Our trip overall was very well organized. Our guide gave us lots of great information. We enjoyed every place we visited and found the local guides to be fountains of knowledge about what we were seeing. She shared everything she knew once we reach some important sites. It was an excellent experience overall. Experience everything new.

Written by: Hall ★★★★★ Added: 2013-01-15

In Beijing downtown, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven are the royal constructions in ancient China. It is said that emperors always like to Summer Palace to avoid the hot summer and did some government affairs. So it was the other power center beside the Forbidden City. Nowadays, Summer Palace completely is a garden for people to relax and take exercise.

Written by: Brady ★★★★★ Added: 2013-01-10

Wonderful experience in Beijing! The three constructions in Beijing are all the famous imperial buildings, but the Forbidden City is more solemn and full of the magical power let you seem to look up to the divine power. Details in Forbidden City all reveal the strict feudal hierarchy, and symbolize the high royal power. It is a magical architecture!

Written by: Arlen ★★★★★ Added: 2013-01-07
It was one day trip in Beijing, I visited the most famous Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. In fact, the Temple of Heaven attracted me extremely, its vast area, symmetrical buildings, and its solemn atmosphere. As the winter visit so there weren't so many people, which let it more serious as the sacrificial complex. It is a beautiful and peaceful place.
Written by: Xavier ★★★★★ Added: 2013-01-04

How majestic! As a capital city, Beijing still keeps its imperial culture of ancient time, and most reflects on the architecture. Forbidden City is the imperial palace but always crowded with visitors, Temple of Heaven is the imperial sacrificial complex but too bleaker, and I most like the Summer Palace which was the imperial garden, full of leisure atmosphere. Different the dry Beijing, it built with large-scale water, very beautiful and comfortable!

Written by: Owen ★★★★★ Added: 2013-01-02

The Forbidden City is something not to be missed when visiting Beijing. It is so enormous that we might have lost if without the tour guide. In my opinion, the rooms in it are a little repetitive, but they were used for different people in different statuses. Roaming around, I seemed to addict into the long history. It is incredibly!

Written by: Mike ★★★★★ Added: 2012-12-14

My family was very satisfied and very happy for the experience that we had in Beijing. In one day tour, we visited the most representative attractions in Beijing such as, Summer Palace, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. I was really impressed of Summer Palace. It was exactly the large scale of imperial garden that I had visited. The tour was very suitable for us and I also gladly recommend this tour. Thank you for the tour! We very appreciate it.

Written by: Elliott ★★★★☆ Added: 2011-08-04

After arrived at this area, my daughter got absolutely excited! The temple of heaven is one of the symbols of Beijing. As a traditional place where the emperors hold ceremonies for a good harvest, I really felt deep tastes sent out from each corner. To my regret is that the atmosphere is sometimes ruined by the numerous stalls of snack sellers.

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