Beijing Private Layover Tour: Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven and Wangfujing Street
New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easy-going pace on this layover tour. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour which visits Beijing’s top attractions. Explore the Ming Tombs, a series of mausoleums to the ancient rules of the Ming Dynasty. Visit a China's ancient sacrificial building - Temple of Heaven. Walk along Wangfujing, a street known for its bustling, tantalizing outdoor market. To enhance your experience: Transportation, lunch, local delicacies and entrance fees are included.
1. Learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship at the Ming Tombs
2. Walk around the most fashionable Wangfujing street and taste traditional local delicacy
3. Learn about local insights, history and geography from your guide
4. Make the most of limited time with convenient airport pickup and drop-off
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Private transportation
- Local delicacy
- Professional tour guide.
- Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
- Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213 China
Your tour guide will meet you at exit of the airport with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to the Ming Tombs and start the highlight day tour.
A series of temple-like structures and burial mounds, the Ming Tombs contain the remains of 13 of the 16 emperors who ruled China during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). Of the 13 tombs, three are open to the public and accessible via a statue-lined path called the Sacred Way, where the carvings of mythical animals and legendary figures are believed to ward off evil spirits. The Ming Tombs Museum sits just behind the ticket office and offers a short introduction to each of the 13 entombed emperors.
After lunch, we will drive back to Beijing downtown, visit Temple of Heaven.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
It is the Largest Existing Architecture Group For Heaven Worship in the World. Originally, the Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty held the Heaven Worship Ceremony.
Residents living near the this place enjoy many activities here, such as running, cycling, singing, dancing, playing chess, flying kites, etc. You can become involved personally in these activities and experience the leisure pursuits of local people.
Then, we will transfer to Wangfujing Street, a street known for its bustling, tantalizing outdoor market and taste traditional local delicacy.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Wangfujing is one of the most famous shopping streets, not only in Beijing but in all of China. It is the most well-known and prosperous shopping street with modern and fashion trends.
Wangfujing Shopping Street houses a wide variety of shops and boutiques, some of which are of world-famous brands as well as restaurants. Apart from that, there are also many time honored stores with traditional commodities standing in the street for hundreds of years. Another Wangfujing landmark: the Foreign Languages Bookstore.
Wangfujing Snack Street is a paradise for foodies. It is a very popular tourist destination, and is especially busy at night. Besides street foods, there are also souvenirs and handicrafts for sale here, so you can kill two birds with one stone.
Common traditional snacks such as meat kebabs, dumplings and tanghulu (candied fruits popular in Beijing's winter) can also be found here.
We will walk along Wangfujing Snack Street and taste a variety of traditional local delicacy.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to Beijing Capital International Airport to catch your flight or your hotel. Wrap your memories and say good-bye.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels.Airports
- Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.