Beijing Private Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour combines two important must-sees in the city as well as a visit to the famous Great wall of china. The Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden city are at the center of Beijing-china">Beijing. Being one of the top 10 largest city-center square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square mainly consists of two parts, the Tian'anmen Gate and the Square itself which includes some iconic buildings on and around it. The Forbidden city was The place where the 14 Ming Emperors and 10 Qing Emperors of China resided for almost 500 years. Having been off-limits to the commoners for centuries, it was officially opened to the public in 1925 as a public museum. This tour will also take you to the section of the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the most beautiful and less crowded section of the Great Wall in Beijing. It is located in Huairou District, about 52 miles northeast from downtown Beijing. Two ways cable car is also included to let the travelers spend more time and energy on the Wall instead of walking up there.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Know More about this tour

Begin your tour with pick up at 8:30 a.m. from you hotel and then head to the first attraction: Tiananmen square, a large city-center square with great cultural significance as the site of several key events in Chinese history. The square is 2,890 feet (880 meters) from south to north and 1,640 feet (500 meters) from west to east, covering an area of 44 hectares. You will see some of the iconic buildings in Beijing, like the Front Gate, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, Monument to the people's heroes, Great Hall of the People, Tiananmen Gate, and the National Museum of China.

Then walk north to the Forbidden city, The place where the Ming and Qing Emperors resided for more than 500 years. It is the largest and best-preserved Imperial Palace in the world. The Forbidden City covers an area of 72 hectares with a total floor space of 163,000 square meters and surrounded with a 32-foot (10 meter) high wall andwide moat.

Driving 1.5 hours to have lunch in a nice non-tourist restaurant near the Great Wall. Then start the 1.5-2 hours hiking at Mutianyu, the most beautiful section of the Great Wall and less touristy. The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (13681644), on the remnants of a wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550577). Cars have to stop at the foot of the mountain and visitors need to take the shuttle bus both ways to and from the parking lot. From the parking lot, it takes about 10 minutes to get on the cable car station and another 5 minutes to get on the actual wall.

Afterward, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Experienced English-speaking guide

Great Wall Cable Car Ride

Bottled water

Quality Lunch with Great Wall view

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult price applies to all travelers as long as the traveler takes a seat

Passport is needed to get into Forbidden City, we need each traveler's name and passport number to book ticket online in advance

Private day tour with no shopping stop to guarantee comfortable pace

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Apr-2017

    GREAT GREAT GREAT TRIP and super highly recommend especially with Adrian!! I was alone so it was a private tour for me, Adrian spoke EXCELLENT English, had a great deal of information about every sight we've been to, it was just amazing. I've had only 24 hours in Beijing just to do this tour and it was totally worth it.

    The lunch place the guide took me to, was one of the best I tried in China. very much recommended!

  • 15-Oct-2016

    Thanks Helen for a wonderful day seeing the sites of Beijing. Would highly recommend this tour and our tour guide and driver.

  • 19-Aug-2016

    What a perfect day seeing the sights around Beijing. My guide Crystal did a fantastic job. She is a literal fountain of knowledge on Chinese history, language, and local customs. I couldn't ask for more: amazing sights and scenery, educational experience, and a delicious lunch. If, like me, you only have one free day in Beijing I highly recommend this tour and be sure to ask for Crystal.

  • 20-Jul-2016

    This was a perfect way to get the most out of a day in Beijing. Our guide Bruceli came highly recommended by other friends, and he really helped us have a truly spectacular time. Bruceli was able to give us so much insight into Chinese history and customs. He also knew how to navigate the sites in the most efficient way possible, saving us so much time and frustration. We were free to just enjoy being in these beautiful places. It was certainly the most relaxed I have ever been while sightseeing! We trusted him completely to order our lunch, and we had a PERFECT meal. So happy to have found Viator -- can't wait to see the rest of the world.