This Private Tour Guranteed Departures Based on ≥1 Pax
Depart from your hotel after breakfast. Visit the Tian An Men Square, the symbolical heart of China and gathering place for the masses. It is the largest public square in the world, which can hold one million people. Having a free walk there, imagining the great historic events of the 20th century took place there. You will also see legendary landmarks including the Great Hall of the People and the towering 125 foot granite obelisk, Monument to the People´s Heroes, honoring those who died in revolution.
Walking across the Golden River Bridge, enter the Forbidden City, the inner sanctum and palace where for centuries Chinese emperors ruled their world. It has 9000-room maze of courtyards, places, and ceremonial halls, where 24 emperors used to live. Forbidden City was indeed a forbidden place, where commoners were kept out for nearly 500 years in the past. Tour the palace and imagine the mystery, intrigue and incredible power that reigned here.
After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Lama Temple, or named Yanghe Lamasery (Yonghegong), which has a long and varied history. It was originally built in 1694 and originally used as official residence for court eunuchs of the Ming dynasty and was converted to the royal court of Prince Yongzheng(Yin Zhen) a son of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty. Before he ascended the throne, during the 33rd year (1693) of Kangxi reign of the Qing dynasty, it was remained Yonghegong.
Then continue to visit the Temple of Heaven, which was built in the 15th century, a sacred site for ancient Beijing, where the emperor and his 1000 member entourage would retreat twice a year for religious ritual. Surrounded by enormous grounds designed in accordance with Fengshshui, the Temple complex consists of the Celebrated Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, a unique wooden and blue-tiled structure built without a nail. It is considered the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture.
After the program, send you back to hotel. End of service!
*All meals as specified in the itinerary.
*Transfers among scenic spots & hotel as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
*Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
*Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
*Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.