Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven Day Tour

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  • 11 Hrs 30 Min Duration
  • English / Chinese
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  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • Optional Hotel Pick Up
  • See Beijing's most famous historical and cultural attractions and learn about how vital they are to China
  • Enjoy convenient round trip transfers for hassle-free travels!
  • Explore the majestic imperial palace within the Forbidden City, once the seat of power in all of China
  • Marvel at imperial complex of buildings, lakes, and gardens at the expansive Summer Palace
  • Pay respects at the religious structures that make up the Temple of Heaven palace complex
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  • Nikhil 21 Jan 2019
    Overall very satisfied. pick up was on time. tour guide was great and explained history of all places we visited. Food was average, tour took us to Pearl shop which was not part of itinerary and wasted like 30-40 min.

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  • Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven One-Day Tour

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Air-conditioned bus
    • 1 Admssion Ticket for Forbidden City
    • 1 Admssion Ticket for Summer Palace
    • 1 Admssion Ticket for Summer Palace Temple of Heaven
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Lunch

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    • Other personal expenses
    • Cable car fee in Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Tips (optional)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Air-conditioned bus
    • 1 Admssion Ticket for Forbidden City
    • 1 Admssion Ticket for Summer Palace
    • 1 Admssion Ticket for Summer Palace Temple of Heaven
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Lunch

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Other personal expenses
    • Cable car fee in Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Tips (optional)
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What To Expect

China's history is one of the oldest and most heavily preserved in the world, carefully studied by scholars and travelers that have come to its lands. Unravel this vibrant and incredible culture with a day trip to three of Beijing's most famous sightseeing locations: The Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heave. The day starts out with a trip to the Forbidden City, the most famous palace complex in China. It stands as the edifice of royalty from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Visit the Palace Museum and view priceless, carefully preserved artifacts from eras long past. After lunch, you head to the Summer Palace, one of the grandest palaces constructed in Chinese history. This complex is full of lakes and gardens, and was built during the Qing Dynasty. Explore the palace's lovely, romantic grounds and marvel at the advancement of architecture during the time period that allowed it to be built. The last stop of the tour is a visit to the Temple of Heaven. This final temple complex was built for religious purposes, visited by emperors in the aforementioned dynasties to offer prayers for good harvests and good fortune.

forbidden city
Enter the Forbidden City and study the palace complex that has been home to emperors
summer palace
Visit the expansive grounds of the Summer Palace with all its lakes and gardens
temple of heaven
Step through the palaces and grounds of the religious structures that make up the Temple of Heaven
Activity Information
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Please note: The itinerary below is subject to change based on weather and traffic conditions of the day. In such case, please follow the organizer's suggested tour program
  • 6:00am free hotel pick-up within the 3rd Ring Road
  • 7:30am gather at the Wanshou Temple
  • 8:00am enter the Forbidden City and go sightseeing
  • 12:00pm enjoy a Chinese traditional lunch
  • 1:30pm pay a visit to Summer Palace
  • 4:30pm arrive at the Temple of Heaven (1 hour self-guided sightseeing)
  • 5:30pm end the tour in Temple of Heaven
  • The above itinerary is for reference only, and is subject to change due to the weather conditions
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • You will be walking for certain distance during the tour, please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please dress right according to the outdoor climate conditions
  • You can bring along some medicine in case get bitten by insects or mosquito
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Children under 120cm in height can enjoy free tickets for the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven
  • Please be advised that there will be approximately 1-50 travelers per group
  • Please be advised that the Forbidden City is not open on Monday
  • The tour will end at Temple of Heaven and there will be no drop offs. Please arrange for your own return to the hotel
  • Please indicate your hotel details at the checkout page
  • Free pick ups are only available to hotels located within Beijing's 3rd Ring
  • Tour participants must bring valid IDs in order to make use of their admission tickets
  • Please inform us of any dietary restrictions and allergies at the check out page. Please remember to bring any medication that you need with you
  • Pregnant women, guests with heart attacks, high blood pressure, respiratory diseases, severe colds, and those who are not suitable for outdoor hiking are advised to carefully decide whether or not to travel according to their own conditions or doctor's advice
  • The organizer will contact you between 8:00pm-9:00pm a day before you travel to reconfirm the pick up time and place. Please keep your contact lines or channels available. If you have not received any confirmation after 9:00pm, please contact customer service
  • Please note: Hotel pick up locations are subject to review and will push through depending on parking availability. If hotel pick up will not be possible at your accommodation, the operator will give you a meet up location instead
  • In case of severe inclement weather or other environmental problems beyond control that causes the tour to be unable to proceed, participants can opt for a reschedule
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Pick Up Information:

  • The operators of the tour will contact participants in advance to inform them about the time and place of the pick up
  • Provide your contact information when booking and make sure to stay alert for calls or messages from the organizers
  • If you have not received any confirmation after 9:00pm the day before the tour, please contact Klook customer service
  • Please arrive at the meet up point at least 20 minutes in advance. Latecomers will not be able to participate in the tour or be allowed reschedule or request for a refund
  • Hotels located within Beijing 3th Ring are available for pick ups
  • Hotel pick up time: 6:00am

Meet Up Information:

  • Participants located beyond Beijing 3rd Ring will have to proceed to the first stop on their own
  • Meet up location: Wanshou Temple
  • Address: Zizhu Bridge, Haidian, Beijing
  • Time: 7:30am
  • How to get there: Take Beijng bus line Yuntong 110 (运通线110线) to Wanshou Temple

Opening Hours:

1 Apr-31 Oct
  • Forbidden City: 8:30am-5:00pm (Last admission time is 4:10pm)
  • Summer Palace: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Temple of Heaven: 8:00am-5:30pm
1 Nov-31 Mar 2019
  • Forbidden City: 8:30am-4:30pm (Last admission time is 3:40pm)
  • Summer Palace: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Temple of Heaven: 8:00am-5:00pm
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (19) 4.1
  • Nikhil 21 Jan 2019
    Overall very satisfied. pick up was on time. tour guide was great and explained history of all places we visited. Food was average, tour took us to Pearl shop which was not part of itinerary and wasted like 30-40 min.
  • Joe Yong Huat 16 Jan 2019
    Our tour guide speak English, really good, friendly and kind. She explained everything clearly. Before lunch we visited a chinese foot massage and medicine for 30 min. Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven are really beautiful. You need to pay a small fee to enter the Temple of Heaven.
  • WIRIANDA 7 Jan 2019
    Nicky was an extremely good guide! The tour was really worth it. As nicky always told us the history of each place. The lunch was a typical chinese food but its good tho. Definitely worth it to buy
  • Nguyen 4 Jan 2019
    We tried to contact China Klook until midnight. Make sure you have Wechat then easy for tour guide to contact you, if not they will contact with your hotel, dont worry they will pick up. (KLook should note in the info, as whatssap can not log in in China). Our tour guide speak English really really good, friendly, kind and handsome but forgot to ask his name, :(. He explained very clear everything we want to know. Before lunch we visitted a chinese foot massage and medicine for 30 min. After lunch we also need to visit a pearl shop for 40 min. We suggest that should send us to some place that we can buy something special.
  • natalie jane 29 Dec 2018
    We had a good experience on the tour, good tour guide speaks english well. Worth the time spent and experience. You just really have to be prepared with a lot of walking on cold freezing time. All in all it was fun.
  • Chi Chi 28 Dec 2018
    it's disappointing. you can consider this tour as car rental and entrance ticket inclusive only. 1) tour guide was totally unprofessional. the total journey she spoke no more than 15 minutes. most things she said was that there's nothing special to see. 2) no time to walk around at all. at summer palace, she spoke for 3 mins at entrance and then self activities for one hour. at Forbidden, spoke for 5 mins only and ONLY let us stay for 1 hour. these two locations finished before lunch!! We finished the whole tour by 2;40pm. the last location, Sky Temple, we couldn't stand for only 40mins allowed and decided to stay behind!! 3) suddenly insert visit to silk shop. tour guide asked if we want to visit shop and we declined. then she said this is a must for the tour... we finished everything at 2:40pm, included 45mins at shop. other than lunch, you want image how much time left for site visit. the description said we can spend the whole morning at Forbidden city and which end up only one hour. it's super rush and tour guide said one hour is more than enough!!

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for choosing Klook and taking time to leave us a review! We are very sorry to hear about the inconvenience you experienced. Rest assured, this is not the type of service which Klook offers or permits our local operator to provide. We will surely raise this matter to the product manager and local operator to improve and provide an excellent service to all our customers. Thank you once again for your valuable time spent in leaving us a review.
  • Mohammed Azhar 24 Dec 2018
    While no one contacted us till 10 pm, we tried calling michelle and she had the tour guide(nancy) call us. While the place we visited were good the annoying part was the additional stops for silk shopping and hopelessness of taking us to the foot massage where the people were trying or rather forcing us to buy herbal medicine guess for how much ~1000 USD. Some rip off is organized!
  • JONATHAN 20 Dec 2018
    This tour is a must to see the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven aside from the Forbidden City. Our tour guide, Sabrina was also very nice and help us to know and history of the tour sites we have visited. We enjoyed the tour
  • Priscilla 15 Dec 2018
    Don’t get this!!! Terrible terrible tour which is a total waste of money and we regretted signing up for. We were picked up at 6am from the hotel lobby and boarded an extremely old, dirty and dingy van that was uncomfortably filled to capacity and seated knee to knee with the other tour members whom we do not know. We were then sent to an unknown location where we waited in the van for a good 30-45 minutes for a second van to arrive so that both vehicles could travel to the first stop, Summer Palace, together. Seriously?!?! We could have been picked up from the lobby much later instead (we heard that some of the other tour members in our van woke up at 4.30am for the pick up!). Things got downhill at lunch. We were warned by the tour guide that the lunch venue served terrible food, which then begs the question - why arrange for lunch there then? We paid for lunch to be included in the package and we definitely deserve minimally decent food! We took two bites at lunch and couldn’t stomach the food anymore. As if lunch wasn’t bad enough, when we reached the Forbidden City, the guide, to her credit, spent a significant amount of time providing background info at the various palaces but left little to no time for photo taking. However, what disappointed us more was that several of the key and known palaces were left out during the tour, and when we queried why those palaces were left out of the tour, she gave the standard “it’s not in the standard itinerary” response. What takes the icing on the cake is the final tour to the Temple of Heaven. The guide stood us by the info board at the entrance, read off the board to say that there were 3 spots within the premises but only got us tickets to enter the park, not the Temple of Heaven nor any of the other 2 spots!! The guide then ditched us at the entrance of the park and left us to tour the premises on our own. As he’d left us for the day, we had to purchase our own tickets to enter the Temple of Heaven, then left the premises by train when we were done. Suggest you skip this tour and make the visit on our own instead.

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for choosing Klook and taking time to leave us a review! We are very sorry to hear about the inconvenience you experienced. Rest assured, this is not the type of service which Klook offers or permits our local operator to provide. We will surely raise this matter to the product manager and local operator to improve and provide an excellent service to all our customers. Thank you once again for your valuable time spent in leaving us a review.
  • Mikaela Krizzia 5 Dec 2018
    Rocky, the tour guide, called me in my hotel the night prior the tour to inform me of pick up time. He arrived on time and dropped me off in my hotel after the hotel. He spoke english well and gave us a good tour of the Forbidden City. Please note that he will get your passport and will only return it at the end of the trip. He said it was required hy Forbidden City (but only returned it after all the tours). So I suggest bring a photocopy of your passport if you don't feel good anout giving out your passport. What I didn't like about this tour is the stopover in the Pearl Shop. We were required to stay for atleast 30mins and was ordered to stay inside and look around because he said it is their company's partner. It was unecessary, atleast for me. The time we consumed in this stop we could have used to stay longer in the Summer Palace. We were only given 1 hour there.
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