Beijing Highlights Full-Day Bus Tour

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Make full use of your time in Beijing by visiting the three must-see attractions in just one day, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tienanmen Square, and be escorted by friendly and knowledgeable local tour guide.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Excellent value for money

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Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing between 7:00-7:30 amto start the trip.

The first stop is Tiananmen Square which is located at the center of Beijing. It is the worlds largest city square, surrounded by magnificent buildings like National Museum of China and Mausoleum of Chairman Mao.

Walk across the square and enter the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the five most important palaces in the world. With 9999.5 rooms, it served as home and work place to 24 emperors of the Ming (13681644) and Qing (16441911) Dynasties. You will see exhibitions of imperial treasures and collections from that time.

Before enjoying a traditional Chinese lunch, pay a short visit to a jade factory, where you can learn some knowledge about jade and see its carving process. Afterwards, drive to Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, the longest and best fully-restored Great Wall with less crowd and more watchtowers. It is known for its beautiful surroundings of dense woods. Cable car up and down the mountain is optional at your own expense.

On the way back you will visit a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy, where you will get to learn some knowledge of traditional medicine and enjoy a free foot massage. After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing around 6 pm.

Inclusions for Beijing Highlights Full-Day Bus Tour

  • Entrance fees
  • Traditional Chinese lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only for hotels in city center within the second ring road)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions for Beijing Highlights Full-Day Bus Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cable car fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

All passenger Passport numbers MUST be advised at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

We offer complimentary pick up service from your hotel located within the second ring road in Beijing. If your hotel is not within the second ring road, your tour guide will call you at your hotel one day before departure to confirm your departure time and a pick-up point in Beijing city center. You will need to go to the pick-up point by taxi or subway at your own expense.

In the evening (between 7-9 pm) prior to departure day, your tour guide will call your hotel to confirm the exact pick-up time for the next day.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • We had a great experience, this tour entails visiting the Forbidden City, a Jade factory, lunch before entering Mutianyu Great Wall, visiting the Great Wall and finally a stop and demonstration of Chinese tea. Highly recommended and totally worth the price

  • This tour was amazing!

  • This was a short day trip worth taking and was worth the money as well. There were only 9 of us taking the tour and our guide Justin was very knowledgeable of the history of the places we visited. Since we were trying to cover Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Great Wall at Mutianyu in just one day, it feels like we were always in a hurry. Overall though, it was a great trip and very educational.

  • This is the best tout for solo travellers. Highly cost effective and with all required amenities. Hiking to the wall was the best part with knowledgeable English speaking guide. Fantastic experience. Recommended

  • This was really nice specially for the Price. The tour guide was really nice too. She explained everything and answered all of our questions. Highly recommended.

  • Excellent value for money, well organised and thoroughly enjoyed it with my 8 year old daughter.

  • Our tour guide Walter was just ok. He is knowledgeable however it is very hard to understand his accent and he speaks too fast. The tour felt very rush as well. Plus, in our tour group, we had an elderly man who couldnt walk so well he was using a cane but Walter was not so considerate and walked too fast. Other people in the group was also trying to catch up with the tour guide. Our group stayed together during the tour but our tour guide would always walk too far ahead. It was also hard to spot him as he only attached a small pink purse on his telescoping pole. On the other hand, the places we visited was interesting but I think it would be better if we had more time on the Great Wall.

  • We were only in Beijing for a day and this tour was perfect to see the highlights. Our indefatigable guide led us fearlessly through the sites, and we had a marvelous time. Only drawback- Jade Store was a brief waste of time, and the medical center at the end was just too much at the end of a long day- everyone was too hungry and exhausted for that pony show.

  • Do not bother with this tour. I would give it no stars if I could.
    Walter the guide - why is he even doing this as a job? He clearly has no interest in showing off his beautiful country. He was almost impossible to understand and pretty much ran through the whole morning so no one could keep up. He appeared to have no interest in his job at all.
    He pointed out Tiananmen Square from across the road and said we didn't have time to visit it. Yet we had plenty of time to linger in the shops later in the day.

    But the VERY WORST part of this tour was at the end, when Walter got the bus to pull over in some random side street and told us we had to get out and make our own way to the station. This was despite us having confirmed with China Highlights, and again with him in the morning, that we would be dropped off at the station. Things got very heated as we pointed out we had NO IDEA where we were and we didn't speak a word of Chinese. We had to refuse to get off the bus, and threaten to ring his employers before Walter very angrily rang a taxi for us to take us to the station. As two females traveling in an unknown country, it left us very shaken.

    We did another two tours with China Highlights. The first was a trip to a Water Village in Shanghai followed by a tour of the city. Apart from being picked up well over an hour late, this was a good trip. The guide, who's name escapes me, was friendly and informative. The water village was lovely and it was a nice size group.

    During booking with China Highlights, I was also upsold to The Shanghai Yummy Food Safari for 89 per person. We ended up having the same guide, so it was a very long day for her. She is a pleasant guide. However, this tour is nothing like it is advertised and was a massive rip off. It was supposed to go for three hours but we were back at our hotel in less than two.
    To quote direct from the website in quotation marks:
    Lets take our comfortable vehicles to Shanghais hidden corners and sample more than 20 local yummy foods
    We did not go to any hidden corners. We went to two cafes on the same street snake, shrimp at first, skewer of meat and skewer of fish and two baked veges at second and then a third cafe dumplings just around the corner. We had seven dishes and a milky drink. Despite telling the guide at lunch and again before dinner that I cannot eat chili, the snake was coated in it so I was unable to eat any.
    Grill your own Lamb Leg on open flame, Taste the local favorite food-spicy crayfish, Enjoy the best barbecue combo of oyster and baked vegetable
    Nope - we got some foil wraps of veges they were delicious. A bowl of jumbo shrimp was brought out when it was established I was unable to eat the snake.
    Taste the best local Fruit puddings, walk into the depth of Nongtang where the local people live and eat
    Nope - no puddings at all. We did get a milky drink at the end that we had to drink in the taxi.
    Shanghai is huge, dont ever thinking about tasting all yummy food in one street, Our comfortable vehicle will take you to every hidden corner and experience the secret recipe.
    Two out of the three cafes were on the same street, the third was around the corner. The milky drink we got on our walk back to the vehicle. The only time we were in the vehicle was when we were picked up and dropped off.
    We will take you to enjoy the real and freshly made Scallop with garlic in a top ranking local restaurant.
    Nope - sounds delicious though.
    Our rigorous trained guide will let you know about the story behind each of the food,and they will take you to see the stunts of slicing noodle.
    The guide was lovely, but didn't seem to be able to answer our questions about the food. Did not see or eat noodles.
    Travel to the 100 years old Nongtang and have a nice try on the local speciality: Mud and lotus leaf wrapped chicken baked in oven -the Beggar Chicken.
    Nope - again, it sounds delicious.
    We were disappointed at the end of the tour, but felt sorry for the guide as she said she had been working since 7am that morning and she looked exhausted. When I had Internet access again and saw the website again and what it promised I felt very ripped off. That was a fair bit of money to spend on probably a few dollars worth of food.

    To end on a positive, we also booked all our train tickets through China Highlights and that all went smoothly - I would definitely recommend them for any train travel booking!

  • The tour guide was very informative. All the stops on this tour were well worth the trip. Great Wall was breathtaking, not so crowded and the forbidden city was amazing.

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