Today your guide will take you to visit Tiananmen Square – the largest public square in the world. Walking through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (with late Chairman Mao’s huge portrait hanging over the gate), enter the magnificent Forbidden City – which served as imperial palaces for 24 emperors since the 15th century. This massive palace compound never fails to impress. Continue to Beihai Park Imperial Restaurant for lunch, where you will be treated like real emperors and empresses.
This afternoon tour to the enchanting Summer Palace – with the largest imperial garden in China, where late Qing emperors and empresses stayed between May and October seeking escape from the pollution inside the city. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake.