Beijing Private Tour of Ming Tombs, Fragrant Hill, Qianmen Street+Folk Art Show
New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easy-going pace on this full-day tour. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour.
Explore a series of mausoleums to the ancient rules of the Ming Dynasty; appreciate the imperial garden and enjoy the amazing natural scenery at Fragrant Hills Park and have a bird’s eye view of Forbidden City from Jingshan. In the evening, walk along Qianmen Street and enjoy splendid performances combined with outstanding folk arts while enjoying famous tea, palace snacks, as well as traditional Beijing-style snacks in Lao She Teahouse.
1. Learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship at the Ming Tombs
2. Climb Fragrant Hill and admire imperial garden with natural scenery
3. Walk along Qianmen Street and enjoy an outstanding Folk Art Show at Lao She Tea House
4. Learn about local insights, history, and geography from your guide
5. Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
per adult from
9 to 10 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Professional tour guide
- Private transportation
- Bottled water
- Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
- Entry/Admission - Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan)
- Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
- Entry/Admission - Lao She Teahouse
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 your hotel with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 09:00 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 Fragrant Hills Park and wander in Qianmen Street.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan Gongyuan), Haidian District, Beijing China
Fragrant Hill is a famous forest park and an imperial garden with a long history. Highlights of the mountain include Censer Peak, the Hall of Diligent Government, the Temple of the Azure Clouds, the Memorial Hall of Sun Zhongshan, the Lake of Glasses, Fragrant Hill Temple, the Double Clean Villa, Yu Hua Villa, Zhao Temple, and the Fragrant Hill Cableway that gives you a wide birds-eye view of the park area.
Fragrant Hill is especially famous for the maple leaves. When autumn comes, the maple leaves blossom so that the mountain is on fire.
Duration: 2 hours
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 and have a bird’s eye view of Forbidden City. At this time, it is particularly beautiful, palace eaves decorated with golden rays of the setting sun.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Lao She Teahouse, Buliding 3, Zhengyang Market, Qianmenxi Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051 China
Lao She Teahouse is located in Qianmen Street, covering a business area of 2,600 square meters. Decorated mainly in a traditional Chinese style, it is simple and elegant with a Beijing-styled environment.
Neatly arranged square tables, backrest chairs, palace lanterns hung from the ceiling, wooden tablets marked with a tea table on the counter, and paintings and calligraphy couplets hung on the wall make you feel like you are entering an old Beijing folk museum. It embodies the flavor of Beijing, where not only can the tea be tasted but the culture can also be appreciated by visitors.
People there can enjoy splendid performances every day combined with outstanding folk arts, such as operas, acrobatics, magic, and face changing while enjoying famous tea, palace snacks, as well as traditional Beijing-style snacks.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels located within Beijing 5th Ring Road
Departure Time :9:00 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
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- 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.