Private Ming Tombs Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Tour
While on layover at Beijing Capital International Airport, let a private guide show you the highlights around Beijing. Explore the Ming Tombs, a series of mausoleums to the ancient rules of the Ming Dynasty. Walk around Tain’anmen Square and discover the world’s best-preserved imperial residence - Forbidden City. At dusk, climb Jingshan and have a bird’s eye view of the Forbidden City. To enhance your experience: Transportation, lunch and entrance fees are included.
1. Experience the cultural importance of ancestor worship at the Ming Tombs
2. Walk around Tiananmen Square and admire a variety of significant edifices
3. Learn about the ancient history, culture and traditions that helped shape the Forbidden City
4. Lunch is included, with Vegetarian options available
5. Pickup and drop-off included from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Private transportation
- Professional tour guide
- Admission to the indicated attractions
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
- Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
- Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
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.
Then, we will drive back to Beijing downtown and enjoy local traditional food for lunch(Vegetarian diet, Beijing Duck and Sichuan Cuisine are available).
After lunch, we will walk around Tian’anmen Square and admire a variety of significant edifices.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
The solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square is the largest central city square in the world, which serves not only the city's symbol but also the whole of China. This immense courtyard is surrounded by a variety of significant edifices such as the Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, Monument to the People's Heroes and National Museum. It is the must place to visit in Beijing City.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
The magnificent Forbidden City is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. It has 9,999 rooms in flourishing period with just a single room short of the number that ancient Chinese belief represents 'Divine Perfection' and surrounded by a moat six meters deep and ten-meter high wall. For five centuries, this palace functioned as the administrative center of the country. Today this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Follow your tour guide to visit several palaces, including the lavish Antiquarian of the Palace Museum (Treasures Museum). Learn about the ancient history, culture, and traditions that helped shape the Forbidden City through your guide's engaging commentary.
Then, we will transfer to Jingshan Park, climb the man-made hill and and gaze over the beautifully lit-up Forbidden City and other landmarks.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Jingshan Park is superbly landscaped with hills to ascend by steps, clear lakes and dignified ancient buildings. It used to be one of the ancient imperial gardens in Beijing, and now has developed as a peaceful public park.
Because of close to north of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park is the best place for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and central Beijing. At dusk, we will climb the Jingshan. At this time, it is particularly beautiful, palace eaves decorated with golden rays of the setting sun.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to Beijing Capital International Airport to catch your flight or your hotel. Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels within 5 rings.
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.