Beijing Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Lama Temple and Beijing Zoo

Join us to explore some of Beijing’s most famous sights.


Join us to explore some of Beijing’s most famous sights. First, check out with the famous giant pandas at Beijing Zoo, and continue to visit the Lama Temple with its intricate Tibetan Thangka paintings. Then, discover the famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, two of the most photographed places in the world.


Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Beijing city centre.

Start the tour visiting the Beijing Zoo, where you’ll be able to see giant pandas in real life. Did you know that giant pandas eat about 12-38 kg for bamboo everyday to get all their nutrients out of bamboo? Giant pandas (in)famously spend most of their day eating or digesting their food while napping.

Then you will visit the Lama Temple, the most celebrated Buddhist temple in Beijing and a temple of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of the largest and most influential in China and was the only temple to have been said to have survived the Cultural Revolution, and only reopened to the public in 1981. Take in the architecture and the oasis of calm amidst one of the most buzzing historic districts in the city, and enjoy the Tibetan thangkas, a traditional painting on cotton, or silk, depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala.

To quench your thirst afterwards, we will taste traditional Chinese tea at a Tea Shop inside the Bell Tower. If you thought tea tasting was easy and nice, you can choose to buy some as gifts for your friends. Then you will enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch in a local restaurant.

Next you will visit Tiananmen Square, one of the main symbols of Beijing. The square is one of the biggest in the world, and it is full of monuments and important venues like the National Flag Pole, the Monument to the People's Hero, the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Great Hall of People and the National Museum. Then you will proceed to visit the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palace in China with over 500 years of history. Here you will learn about the history of this sprawling World Heritage–listed complex, where Ming and Qing emperors once lived and ruled in opulence. Take in some of the 1,000 rooms and 800 buildings, and marvel at the exquisite luxury of imperial life.

After this wonderful day tour, your guide will drop you off at your hotel in Beijing city centre.


  • Fall in love watching the clumsy and furry giant pandas at Beijing Zoo
  • Feel insignificant facing the huge wooden Buddha hidden inside the Lama Temple
  • Uncover the ancient mysteries of the Forbidden City, off limits to commoners for 500 years


48 Hours
8 Hours
Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
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Email Confirmation
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Operating Hours

Tour starts at 08:00am, ends at 04:00pm

What You Get


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional & friendly English-speaking tour guide
  • Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary
  • Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch


  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information 

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off is within Beijing City Centre (within the 3rd Ring Road)
  • Kindly be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the pick-up time 
  • This is a private tour. Only your group will participate
  • Recommended to dress in comfortable shoes
  • Note: The start and end times will vary depending on traffic and road conditions
  • Passport Details of All Travellers required for our operator to purchase the Admission Ticket into Forbidden City
  • Forbidden City is closed on Mondays
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the guide to verify before boarding the vehicle
  • This tour is valid on the date and time specified 
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel 
    • Passport Details of All Travellers

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg