Beijing Downtown Day Tours

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DON'T HASSLE WITH GROUP tours that dont cater to your schedule and have you shopping more than sightseeing!
Our driver picks you up at your hotel when you want - YOU DECIDE WHERE YOU GO, WHEN YOU GO, AND AT WHAT PACE!

Browse the locations you'd like to visit below, and click to send us an inquiry at the bottom of the page informing us the sites you'd like to see, and we'll arrange your service immediately. Tour prices do not include the purchase of any tickets or meals for guests.

Temple of Heaven

Built at the same time as the Forbidden City, this is where Emperors worshipped annually for good harvest.  A peaceful park with beautiful gardens and temples, it holds the Imperial Vault of Heavens, Circular Mound Altar, and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests - a magnificent triple gabled all-wood building that is China's largest religous worship structure.

Tian'anmen Square

At 440,000 sqm., Tian'anmen Square stands as one of the largest plazas in the world and is an astounding must-see while in Beijing.  An emblem of China itself, it is surrounded by larger-than-life government buildings & landmarks including Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, Monument to the People's Heroes, Tian'anmen Gate, and the Forbidden City.

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is the masterful palace at the heart of Beijing's center.  Built in 1406-1420, it was designed as the ‘earthly counterpart to the Celestial Emperor’.  Displaying all the might and grandeur of the Ming & Qing Imperial Dynasties, this 720,000 sqm. palace served as the home of emperors for over 500 years and houses thousands of buildings.

The Hutongs

Ancient neighborhoods of traditional courtyard residences and narrow alleyways, the Hutongs first appeared under Mongolian rule in the 1200's.  Once covering vast spans, they housed residents from high ranking officials to merchants and artisens. The few hutongs that still exist remain an important cultural icon of Beijing and a top tour destination for foreign visitors. 

Summer Palace

As the name suggests, Summer Palace was the Summer retreat for Emperors retiring from the Forbidden City.  It is an immaculate, scenice palace with ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, and bridges, set atop a hill overlooking Kunming Lake. The palace is steeped in dynastic stories - our guide will make sure you discover exactly how Chinese Emperors enjoyed their Summer! 

The Bird's Nest & Water Cube

China's National Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, better known as "The Bird's Nest" for its likeness in appearance, is an iconic architectural marvel.  Walk around its perimeter to view att different angles, and catch it at sunset as the stadium lights up for a spectacular image.  You will also visit the equally impressively designed Water Cube, which housed the Olympic aquatic games.

Capital Museum

Designed to symbolize imagery of China's ancient city walls, the spectacular facade of Beijing's Capital Museum is just one of the many reasons to visit.  The museum holds over 200,000 cultural relics of ancient bronze, porcelain, calligraphy, painting and sculptures from throughout China's 5000 year history.

Panda Garden

A visit to the Panda Garden gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the world's most beloved bear. Giant pandas, the rarest bear familymember (only 1600 remain), is a national treasure of China - a symbol of diplomacy with its black and white yin & yang color representation, but during dynastic periods pandas were offered as diplomatic gifts.  Beyond sympolism, pandas are exotic, unique, peaceful creatures to behold!

798 Art District

798 Art District is home to Beijing's thriving artistic community.  It is the bustling central hub for contemporary Chinese art located in an old, massive factory complex since converted into scores of galleries, studios, design companies, high-end tailors, bookshops, fancy restaurants and cafes.  Exhibitions by Asia's most famous as well as up-and-coming artists are constantly on display (usually free of charge) in this trendy district.




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  • All prices are in US Dollars. Prices are a package rate inclusive of car, driver, taxes, fuel, tolls and parking charges for tour service up to 8 hours.
  • Prices do not include the purchase cost of any tickets or meals for guests.
  • Service includes pickup and dropoff at customer's hotel.  Free waiting time for hotel pickup is 15 minutes. Extra hour rate of $25/hr will apply for any extra waiting time.
  • Extra hourly rate of $25/hr applies for tours in excess of 8 hours total for car & driver.  A surcharge of $10/hr will also apply for use of guide in excess of 8 hours.
  • A surcharge may apply for service between 00:00 to 07:00.