Beijing & the Forbidden City

  • Port

    Tianjin (Beijing), China

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    11 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Classical Chinese architecture and an overwhelming depth of cultural wealth are on display in the Forbidden City.

A motorcoach drive from the pier at Tianjin takes you west, inland to Beijing and the Forbidden City's gateway. The city was originally built as a dwelling for the Ming and Qing Dynasties and covers an area of 250 acres. Here, the emperors and (later) China's religious

After lunch at a hotel restaurant, you'll stop at Tian'anmen Square -- the very heart of Beijing. This is the largest square in the world, sprawling 34 acres.

From there, the tour continues to the Temple of Heaven -- a group of buildings in a walled park south of Beijing. The most famous of the temples is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. After some time to enjoy this remarkable setting you will return to the ship via the road to Tianjin.