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  • Blend in with the locals by taking part in their morning exercises in Temple of Heaven Park
  • Admire the magnificence of Temple of Heaven and learn the royal ritual sacrifice to heaven
  • Explore the iconic Tiananmen Square and understand its local significance
  • Tour the Forbidden City and discover its secrets
The Beijing Insight tour starts and ends in Beijing. The Beijing Insight is a Sightseeing Tour that takes 7 hours.

See the historical icons that you can’t miss in this majestic capital. Blend in local’s morning exercise in Temple of Heaven Park. Feel standing in the symbolic power centre of China on Tian’anmen Square and reminisce the “no longer royals” in Forbidden City. This is Beijing 101, suitable for newbies and returning travellers. 
Note: The Forbidden City requires visitors' full name and passport number. Please provide this information when you book and bring your passport with you on the tour.
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Itinerary
Looking for the ultimate Beijing city tour? This just might be it. Hit the icons, partake in local activities, ride the subway, and gain insight into life as a local right here on this Beijing city tour.

Meet your local guide at the east gate of Temple of Heaven metro station, and start your Beijing tour with a bit of morning exercise with locals in one of the city’s most popular parks and historical sites, Temple of Heaven Park. It is full of people of all ages taking part in traditional pastimes such as tai chi, fan dancing, diablo, kite flying, water calligraphy, and more.

Join in some of the activities, soaking up the park’s relaxed atmosphere. Visit the temple and ritual sites inside, where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for good harvests.

From there, jump on Beijing's subway or bus to travel to the very heart of the city for a visit to one of Beijing's icons: Tiananmen Square.

As we wander through this immense square your local guide will enlighten you as to why Tiananmen is so special to the Chinese people. From there, we'll pass through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (adorned with its famous Mao portrait) to enter the famed Forbidden City. Off-limits to most of the world for 500 years, this ‘city’ houses the best preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China, and is a must-see spot in Beijing. Discover some of its secrets and learn about some of the legends while enjoying a tour through its many buildings.

After leaving the Forbidden City, we’ll grab a simple lunch at a local restaurant to devour tasty authentic Chinese food. Then we will continue to gain a new perspective of the immensity of the Forbidden City from the top of the pagoda in Jingshan Park. High on a hill overlooking the city, this is the best place to take in stunning views of not only the Forbidden City, but the ancient heart of Beijing.

Our ultimate Beijing tour will end in Jingshan Park, where you are free to spend more time exploring or head back into the heart of Beijing to take in more of the city’s sights.

If you would like to continue to experience what real grass root like is like in the hutong areas and sample some of the most popular snacks in Beijing, feel free to join us in the afternoon Beijing food tour which starts at 4pm. Your local guide can give you more information if you are interested.

IMPORTANT: Chinese law requires that all travellers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and birthdate to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in a traveller not being able to join their tour, or for the entire group to be denied access to sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. When you book this tour, please be sure to fill out all fields at checkout. Please also enter your passport number into the 'Additional Information' box and bring your passport with you on the tour.
what’s included
Meals
  • Lunch. &Nbsp; 
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Entry to Temple of Heaven Park and historical sites inside
  • Entry to Forbidden City
  • Entry to Jingshan Park
  • Subway or bus fare
what’s excluded
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for guide.
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Duration 7 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Beijing, China/ Beijing, China
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Full payment of 73 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : Outside East Gate of the Temple of Heaven. 天坛东门 Take Metro Line 5 to Tiantandongmen Station Exit A and East gate will be right hand side.  天坛东门A口5号线   Meeting end point : Jingshan Park.
CancellationCancellation for this Beijing Insight tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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    For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

  • Dress Standard

    We will be on our feet exploring for most of the day so please make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Tipping

    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour

  • Closure

    On occasion, Tiananmen Square may be closed without notice for official visits, events, or security reasons. Should this occur please note that you may not be able to visit Tiananmen Square on your Beijing Urban Adventures tour, and we may need to enter or exit the Forbidden City through an alternative gate.
    Forbidden City is closed every Monday.

  • Additional Note

    During national holidays and on weekend sights in Beijing can be extremely crowded. If you wish to avoid the busiest times we recommend visiting Beijing outside of these periods or taking your Urban Adventures tour on a weekday.
    IMPORTANT: Chinese law requires that all travellers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and birthdate to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in a traveller not being able to join their tour, or for the entire group to be denied access to sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. When you book this tour, please be sure to fill out all fields at checkout. Please also enter your passport number into the 'Additional Information' box and bring your passport with you on the tour.

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