Beijing, China
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Time6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Travel like the locals — on public transportation — during this 6-hour private tour of Beijing’s landmarks. With a dedicated guide, visit the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, and the Temple of Heaven.

  • 6-hour private tour of Beijing's landmarks via public transport
  • Travel like a local
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Be ready for pickup at your Beijing hotel around 8:30 a.m. With your dedicated guide and private group, take off for a tour of Beijing’s landmarks, traveling the way the locals do: by bus and metro.

Journey first to the Temple of Heaven, where you will see the locals doing their morning exercises. Listen to your guide’s commentary on the history of the temple and snap photos before moving on to Tian’anmen Square, which you will reach via double-decker bus. Explore the square and learn about its history before walking over to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Imperial Palace and learn of its influence over the city before exiting through the North Gate and making your way back to your hotel via public transport, accompanied by your guide. This private tour ensures personalized attention and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Reviews

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, Mar 2018

What better way to become fully immersed in Beijing culture?! This tour was incredible and our tour advisor Roy added the perfect touch! Roy is extremely knowledgeable and engaging. There wasn’t a single answer he couldn’t answer, and our kids asked a lot! Also, public transport was very easy to do

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, Aug 2017

Our tour with Alice was awesome and wonderful. She was very informative and helpful and wasn't rushing us. Just a few notes on this tour. Be prepared on walking for more than 15km for the whole tour under the sun during summer. Also be prepared to rush on top of buses with the locals

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, Aug 2017

My tour included the Temple of Heaven, Tian An Men square and the Forbidden City. My guide Roy Li was very knowlegdeable, and had plenty of interesting facts to share about all the locations and about Beijing and China in general. Using public transport is the most convenient form of travelling and Beijing and allows you to catch a glimpse in every day life for its inhabitants. Roy also gave me advice on other attractions close to these sites and around the city, another trip is definitively needed!

S
, Jul 2017

Excellent!. The best way of experiencing the day to day of the locals. We enjoyed using the bus and the subway. The places visited were very beautiful and with a lot of history. Very professional guide. Very good English.

D
, May 2017

Our day with Roy Li was wonderful! He is very knowledgeable about history and presents it in an interesting way. It was very worthwhile to have Roy walk with us and tells us all about the important characters in history and why they are noteworthy. He was able to answer all of our questions and we even had time to visit the Chaumet jewelry exhibit from France. It was good to have him take us thtough the subway and bus systems. Roy has the perfect personality for this work and he enjoys it.

t
, Apr 2017

Such an interesting day! It was our first day in Beijing and we couldn't have asked for a better guide than Coco. First of all we had gotten in very late the night before and were worried about the early pick up time. We called and asked if we could start 2 hours later and were told yes! Very accommodating and much appreciated. As soon as we met Coco we knew we were going to have a great day. She was so warm and sweet and welcoming and off we went on the subway! We traveled via the subway public busand lots and lots of walking! We saw many of the iconic spots of Beijing and were pleased with the info Coco shared with us. The Forbidden City is a marvel and we loved the smaller, charming Temple of Heaven. We stopped for a noodle lunch with the locals and loved being a part of that.
It was a perfect idea to be with a guide on the first day to help us get used to the public transportation. It made it easier to navigate in the days to come. We loved our day with Coco and would highly recommend her to show you the amazing sites of Beijing!

C
, Dec 2016

Good fun and a good guide helped us see the main sights of Beijing. Once we had used the metro once we saw how easy it was to get around by ourselves.


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