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1-Day Beijing City Highlights Tour: Imperial Ancestral Temple, Forbidden City and Beihai Royal Garden (Group)
Attractions: Imperial Ancestral Temple, Forbidden City, Beihai Royal Garden
Tour Code: BC003
Tour Departs: Tues - Sun
Tour Duration: 08:30-16:30
Tour Type: Group Tour
Price Inclusion: English speaking tour guide, Entrance tickets, Lunch.


On today’s trip, you will have a chance to witness some of the most splendid imperial buildings in the Beijing. Extend your sightseeing experience by going to the Tai Miao, otherwise known as the Imperial Ancestral Temple. This was a unique place where sacrificial ceremonies used to take place in honor of the imperial family’s ancestors, especially for important events. Visit the Forbidden City with us, the world's largest royal palace, we will spend four hours exploring this magnificent place by covering the West, East and Central Line. During this time, you will be able to pass through the grand Meridian Gate, take a closer look at the turrets of the elegant buildings, visit museums, the distinctive Royal Garden, Royal family residence, and experience an unforgettable journey through the Forbidden City complex. Today, you will also explore the picturesque Royal Garden - Beihai Royal Garden where you can admire the charming towers, halls, courtyards, pavilions, and temples.

Tour Itinerary
-08:30: Meet your tour guide at the meeting point before commencing your captivating sightseeing tour to the Imperial Ancestral Temple. 
Next, venture to the Forbidden City to admire the imperial magnificence of the Chinese palace. Hear about how the building functions as both a political and ceremonial centre, then delve into the intriguing exhibits of the Palace Museum to admire an epic collection of artwork dating back to the Ming Dynasty. 
Refresh yourself with lunch at a traditional restaurant, then venture to Beihai Royal Garden. Wander amid the botanical beauty of the surrounding grounds and explore the temples and art pieces that are dotted the park. The walking tour will be over when we reach the renowned typical Beijinger’s residential area,

 the "hutongs." (A hutong rickshaw tour to explore the old Beijinger’s life is also available).

-16:30: After your tour comes to an end, bid farewell to your guide and continue to explore independently if you wish.

Included in the Tour Price
  • English-speaking tour guide; 
  • Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary; 
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.

Not Included in the Tour Price
  • Old Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour (optional);
  • Tips for guides (optional).

Meeting Time and Meeting Point
Meeting Time: 08:30
Meeting Point: Main gate of the NUO Beijing Hotel
Address: Tower B. No. 33 East Chang An Avenue. Beijing
Address in Chinese: 北京饭店诺金门口(东长安街33号B座) 

Transportation to Grand Hotel by Subway:
Please take “Subway line 1”and get off at “Wangfujing”(王府井)station.
Following the signs for Exit C, walk 100 meters to the west and you will find the NUO Hotel Beijing.