Beijing Insight

    • 7-8 hours
    • CNUB
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $93
    • *Approx package price

Think of this as the ultimate, quick reference guide to China's capital. See the monuments and icons, ride the subway,  try some dumplings, and hit the parks and pagodas scene; this is Beijing 101 suitable for newbies and returning travellers. 


* Witness locals practicing traditional pastimes like tai chi in the Temple of Heaven Park

* Explore the iconic Tiananmen Square and understand its local significance

* Tour the Forbidden City and discover its secrets

* Indulge in a tasty, typical local lunch

* Ride the Beijing subway and experience how locals travel around the city

* Climb to the top of Jingshan Park for great views over ancient Beijing

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Sunworld Hotel 天伦松鹤大酒店 灯市口大街88号
    No. 88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng, Beijing, 100006
    +86 10-58168999
    Dengshikou Station, Metro Line 5, Exit A.
    Turn left, then turn left at the Dengshikou Dajie, Sunworld is 250m down Dengshikou street on the left hand side of the road.
  • Finish:

    Jingshan Park.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, entry to Temple of Heaven Park, entry to Forbidden City, entry to Jingshan Park, subway fare, lunch.
  • Exclusions:

    Entry to historical sites inside Temple of Heaven Park, drinks, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

We will be on our feet exploring for most of the day so please make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour


Looking for the ultimate Beijing city tour? This just might be it. Hit the icons, partake in local activities, ride the subway, and gain insight into life as a local on this full day Beijing tour.
Start your Beijing adventure by hopping on the subway and heading to Temple of Heaven Park. One of Beijing’s most popular parks, Temple of Heaven is full of people of all ages taking part in traditional pastimes such as tai chi, fan dancing, diablo, kite flying, water calligraphy, and more.
Join in some of the activities if you'd like, or just wander around the park, soaking up its relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps grab the chance to visit the Temple of Heaven, a Taoist temple where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for good harvests.
We'll grab an early lunch of dumplings or noodles from a local eatery before jumping back on Beijing's subway to travel to the very heart of the city for a visit to one of Beijing's icons: Tiananmen Square.
As we wander through this immense square your local guide will enlighten you as to why Tiananmen is so special to the Chinese people. From there, we'll pass through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (adorned with its famous Mao portrait) to enter the famed Forbidden City. Off-limits to most of the world for 500 years, this ‘city’ houses the best preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China, and is a must-see spot in Beijing. Discover some of its secrets and learn about some of the legends while enjoying a tour through its many buildings.
After leaving the Forbidden City, gain a new perspective over this immense structure from the top of the pagoda in Jingshan Park. High on a hill overlooking the city, this is the best place to take in stunning views of not only the Forbidden City, but the ancient heart of Beijing.
Our ultimate Beijing tour will end in Jingshan Park, where you are free to spend more time exploring or head back into the heart of Beijing to take in more of the city’s sights.

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