2-Day Private Beijing Tour: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple Of Heaven, Hutong

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
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  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your tour guide will pick you up from your Beijing City hotel's lobby by holding your name sign
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Your friendly and knowledgeable private guide will give you a comprehensive overview of this fascinating city, its local community and cuisine during a 2-day tour. The sites you will visit including the UNESCO Sites: Great wall of china, Forbidden city, Temple of heaven and Summer Palace. Enjoy the amazing Chinese acrobatic show, enjoy authentic Chinese Lunch. Flexible itinerary of this private tour will let you travel and explore at your own pace and style.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • All entrance fees included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lunch included
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Day 1: Beijing(L)
Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel's lobby in Beijing at 8:30am.

The tour begins at the Temple of heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. The temple of heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. It was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe, who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden city during the same period. You will get a change to enjoy the local's morning exercise in the temple and are welcome to join them in the park.

Later, you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.

After that, you will continue to explore one of the worlds largest public areasTiananmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the Mausoleum of mao zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples Heroes. From there you will pass through the South gate to the magnificent Forbidden city - a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Later, you will take the rickshaw along the Hutong allay and visit a local family in their courtyard home to discover the life style of the locals. The day will be over with Chinese acrobatic show. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Day 2: Great Wall Adventure and Imperial Garden(L)
You driver and tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 8am and take you to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. It's is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowded than more famous Badaling section of the Wall. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered with trees and orchards.

Then you will stop at local restaurant for lunch.

After lunch you will continue to the well-preserved royal garden, The summer palace. World-renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture The summer palace is listed as the World Heritage Site and considered as one of the most classical gardens in the world.

After the Summer Palace you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Please note: This tour doesn't include the accommodation, please book at your own expense.


2x Lunch

Bottled water

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels within 4th ring road)

Transport by private vehicle

Entrance fee

Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan ticket

Rickshaw Ride

Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers

Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall

Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)


Additional Entrance fees

Hotel Accommodation


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant (0-3 year old)is free they do not occupy a seat

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

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

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  • 26-Sep-2019

    I was visiting Beijing for a long weekend and had Lucy and a driver take me around and show me the highlights of Beijing. I found the tour to be informative and really flexible in terms of the pace I wanted to travel and history of each of the sites. While we were not able to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square due to being closed for preparations for the 70th anniversary parade, Lucy was more than accomodating in taking me to other sights around Beijing and some local treasures. Thanks for a great private tour! Highly recommend.

  • 08-Sep-2019

    This was our first visit to Beijing, and we only had two days to explore the city. This tour has exceeded our expectations! Our guide for the two days was Lucy and we couldn't ask for a better guide. Lucy was knowledgeable. well informed and attentive to our needs. The driver was also always on time and very considerate. We had two amazing days in Beijing where we were able to explore the major highlights of the city. I would definitely book more tours with them whenever I revisit China.

  • 17-Aug-2019

    I had used Discover Beijing Tours a few years ago, and did not even consider any other company when planning this year’s visit to Beijing. I knew that Qing Ye - the owner of the business - would make sure I had a great experience. The two-day Private Beijing Tour is a perfect way to really experience Beijing, and to learn about it’s fascinating history and rich culture. We experienced both the “tourist” and “local” sides of this great city. We had the good fortune of having Lucy as our guide on this visit. As my partner said - she was not only a great guide, but genuinely a pleasure to be around. Lucy is very knowledgeable, interesting, helpful, accommodating - and her English is excellent. She was kind enough to accompany us on a shopping side-Trip at our request. I would absolutely recommend Discover Beijing Tours, and request Lucy as your guide for a truly great experience!

  • 06-Aug-2019

    We had a great experience mainly due to our guide, Lucy, who presented us all the historic facts and exotic details along the way, in good English, and with a lot of patience as none of us (7 people) were English natives. She was flexible to make adjustments in the daily schedule according to our group rhythm, and helpful all the time. She also avoided us to fall into shopping traps, and took us to really nice Chinese food restaurants. I would do it again.

  • 06-Jul-2019

    Can’t say enough about this tour and the perfect tourist guide that we had. It includes all the main tourist points you need to visit in Beijing, with wonderful stops for topical Chinese food for lunch! Lucy, our turistas guide, was simply AMAZING! So kind, helpful, worried about pleasing the whole group and keeping us together among the crowd, always happy and polite! We loved her!!! Ask for her when you call in for a tour!

  • 28-Jun-2019

    This is my second time using Discover Beijing Tours and will continue to use them and refer them to friends and family. We had an amazing time with Lucy, our tour guide, who was extremely knowledgeable, professional and made sure that we enjoyed our trip. Really enjoyed our time and ask for Lucy if you'd like to know the history/culture!!!

  • 21-Jun-2019

    We had an incredible 2-Day tour with our guide Lucy in Beijing. Lucy speaks great English and has a great knowledge of the History of China. Day 1 we visited The Great Wall and Summer Palace. The trip included a scenic trip to the Great Wall by van. Then a short walk, bus ride and ski lift to the top. After amazing views of the Wall we rode the cowboy coaster down to the bottom. What fun. Lunch was provided afterward at a local restaurant. The trip concluded with a visit to the Summer Palace and back to the Hotel. Day 2. Lucy promptly picked us up at our hotel and we visited Tianemen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven. Lunch was provided again with the most delicious Chinese lunch. We had a great time and Lucy was the best tour guide we have had in many years. I would highly recommend requesting her as she is a 5 star tour guide.

  • 20-May-2019

    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our two-day tour with Susan. We were picked up promptly by Kai at the cruise terminal in Tientsin, then met by Susan at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. She was a terrific guide, providing us with plenty of background for the Beijing sites, and excellent at negotiating us around the massive May 1 holiday crowds. The next day, per Susan's suggestion, we left Beijing by 6:30 a.m. and were able to get to - and enjoy - the Great Wall before the holiday crowds made it impossible. All the logistics worked beautifully and Quig put together a truly memorable excursion for us. I am delighted to recommend Discover Beijing Tours!

  • 02-May-2019

    My wife, adult son, brither-in-law and I booked the 2 day private tour and it was great. Lucy was our tour guide and she was amazing - excellent English speech, extremely knowledgeable on Chinese history, and very enjoyable to spend 2 days with. All of the tour stops were quite interesting and no waiting in lines - also, no wasted time at shopping scams. The acrobatic show was incredible. Qing was great to work with including arranging for transfers and railway tickets.

  • 23-Apr-2019

    My daughter and I fully enjoyed every minute with Bella. It was truly a wonderful trip and Bella was a wonderful tour guide who was very knowledgeable and taught us so much. Thank you once again for setting up these tours for us. It made our time in Beijing truly memorable and wanting us to go back for more.

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