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Private Cultural Day Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • 8-hour private tour of Beijing's highlights
  • Visit Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven
Private Cultural Day Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven
From US$86.00
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Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this private classic tour of Beijing. Over the course of 8 hours with your dedicated guide, visit highlights such as the Temple of Heaven, Hutong, the Forbidden City, and Tian'anmen Square. Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation provided.
What to Expect
Be ready for convenient pickup at your central Beijing hotel around 8:30am. Meet your dedicated guide and climb into a comfortable tour vehicle, then set off for the world's largest public square: Tian'anmen Square. 
Disembark and walk around the area, learning about the history and cultural significance. At the Tian'anmen Rostrum, snap photos of Chairman Mao's enormous portrait before heading on to the Forbidden City. 
At the Forbidden City, learn about the history and architecture of the largest imperial palace in the world. Spend a few hours exploring the immense grounds, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Stop for lunch (own expense); your guide is happy to suggest a restaurant. 
Following lunch, climb into a rickshaw to travel through the historic hutong alleys, lined with siheyuan, or courtyard residences. Learn about the architecture of these communities and see how daily life functions there. 
The day's last stop is the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings in southeastern Beijing. Return to your hotel for drop-off.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Fantastic family friendly experience

This is the best tour experience we have ever had. John, our tour guide had perfect english, was very friendly, knowledgeable and responsive to the needs of my two kids (age 8 and 11) who asked some unusual questions! He ensured that the day ran...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kerryn B
Reviewed 29 June 2018
Great tour of Major Beijing Sites

Our Catherine Lu tour guide, Jenny, and her driver picked us up at our hotel in a very comfortable van and we proceeded to visit the major city sights, Tienanmen Square, the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, and the Hutong, which we walked, rather...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Grapelady25
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Another amazing experience with Catherine Lu Tours!

We had another long layover in Beijing this year, so I contacted Catherine Lu Tours to see what options would be available. We booked our Great Wall tour with her last year and totally enjoyed ourselves, so I knew I could trust that she would...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DCTraveler1979
Reviewed 10 April 2018
2 day tour with Catherine Lu Tours made Beijing great - Also Mutianyu and Summer Palace

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Beijing with Amanda in April. Amanda was flexible and responsive to our needs, even though we had to push the first day pick up time back due to our late flight coming in the night before. She adjusted her...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JamesN3222
Reviewed 5 January 2018
Review of Private Cultural Day Tour

We had a great first day tour in China~Jeremy recited history with stories and was able to keep our attention with periodic jokes. It was freezing and he was mindful and accommodating of our need to keep warm. He dropped us off at 978 art...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Veronica D
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17 November 2018|
Response from Grapelady25 | Reviewed this property |
Generally, private tours will pick you up at your hotel or wherever you would like them to pick you up.