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China City Tours: 24 Hours in Beijing

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1st Jan 2014

Forbidden City

Photo of Forbidden City by Bruceli

Tian'anmen Square

Photo of Tian'anmen Square by Bruceli
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Palace of Heaven

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A closer view of the Summer Palace

Photo of A closer view of the Summer Palace by Bruceli

Summer Palace

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Inside Summer Palace

Photo of Inside Summer Palace by Bruceli

One of the six ancient cities in China, Beijing has a mysterious vibe about it. By visiting Beijing you could delve more deeply into China’s history. Beijing defines the quintessential China experience in several ways. Life revolves around the beautiful attractions and most visitors will be here visiting the Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace.

This itinerary will take you through all these spots in the most timely efficient manner. You can choose your date and time according to your preferable schedule.

The morning will start by visiting the Tian'anmen Square, the largest city-center square in the world which witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters of Chinese history. Then we will proceed towards the city's central axis to see the Forbidden City, where emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties resided for more than 500 years.
 
After lunch, the tour will be further proceeded by visiting the Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing Emperors performed the most important rituals. The final destination of the tour will be visiting the Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful imperial palace and garden in China now.
 
Tour Package Includes:

 -- Round-trip transfers between hotels and scenic spots by private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced licensed driver
 -- A local English-speaking guide
 -- Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
 -- Government taxes and service charges

Excludes:

-- Accommodation

-- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in the itinerary

-- Gratuities to the guide and driver (optional)

Tour Price:

1-2 person: 220$ (1 Person) 130$ each (2 person)

3-4 person: 100$ each (3 person) 80$ each (4 person)

5-9 person: 70-50$ each.

Payment Method:

    -- Please pay the guide in cash at the end of the tour
    -- A 10% deposit is applied after confirming the package
    -- There is a 10% discount for all packages from Nov. 15th to Mar. 15th
    -- Children under 1.2 meters are free of charge (Max 2)

Note:

    --There is no shopping stop in any of the Travel in Beijing packages.

Most people visit Tian'anmen Square on their way to the Forbidden City. Both can be done together in a morning or afternoon. Tian'anmen Square is the largest public square in the world. It is arguably the most-visited site in Beijing. It lies on the historical central axis going through the Forbidden City.
Photo of Tian'anmen, Beijing, China by Bruceli
The Forbidden City, which served as the Chinese imperial palace was home to the emperors and their extensive households for almost 500 years. The enormous palace complex houses 980 buildings and brilliantly exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture.
Photo of Forbidden City, Beijing, China by Bruceli
The Temple of Heaven Park is located in the Chongwen District, Beijing. It is China's largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. The Temple is divided by two encircling walls into an inner part and outer part. The main buildings lie at the south and north ends of the middle axis of the inner part. The most magnificent buildings are the Circular Mound Altar (Huanqiutan), the Imperial Vault of Heaven (Huangqiongyu) and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest (Qiniandian) from south to north.
Photo of Temple of Heaven Park, Beijing, China by Bruceli
The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
Photo of Summer Palace, Beijing, China by Bruceli