Day trip

Beijing: Private City Highlights Tour on Car

Beijing: Private City Highlights Tour on Car

From US$ 181.39 per group up to 1

Discover the cultural heritage and imperial architecture of Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven on a private full-day car journey around Beijing with an optional Chinese lunch experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available for hotels located within the 4th ring area. Your guide will pick up you at your hotel lobby.
Private group


  • Admire the beautiful imperial architecture of Beijing’s palaces and temples
  • Explore the splendid squares, halls, and the magnificent Forbidden City
  • See the beauty of the Summer Palace and its man-made Kunming Lake
  • Marvel at religious art in the emperor's private Temple of Heaven
  • Enjoy the comfort of traveling around in a private car with an expert guide
Full description
Begin your journey of Beijing City with a hotel pickup where you will meet your driver and guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to Forbidden City, Beijing's most iconic royal palace, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour and tell you the stories of the ancient emperors and the royal families. Look up to admire the lovely roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Hall of Supreme Harmony and the picturesque gardens at the Imperial Garden behind the three main halls.  During your 1-hour lunch pause, ask your guide for some food recommendations or be treated to an authentic Chinese lunch experience if you selected the lunch tour option. Next, head to the Summer Palace, another UNESCO world heritage site and a masterpiece displaying Chinese landscape garden design. Though built hundreds of years ago, everything is man-made, including the open water Kunming Lake, the pavilions, halls, palaces, temples, and bridges.  Visit the Temple of Heaven, which once was a private imperial temple for yearly ceremonies to pray for good harvests. Continue to see other marvelous monuments, including the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, before heading back to your hotel/ to your next stop.
  • Private guide
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry ticket to all attractions
  • Traditional Chinese lunch (if lunch option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expense
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Forbidden City is closed on Mondays
  • During the high seasons, it's recommended to choose an early departure time to avoid long lines
Customer reviews

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Very good overview tour with very engaged tour guide (Helen) and good command of English. Very knowledgeable.

April 20, 2021

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Product ID: 391551