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Beijing Great Wall & Forbidden City Full-Day Group Tour

Product ID: 64165
Visit some of the top attractions of Beijing and the surrounding area on this guided group tour. You’ll have the opportunity to walk along the Great Wall, marvel at the Royal Palace and other sites in the Forbidden City and stop to see Tiananmen Square.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Pick up will be at certain hotel locations within the pick-up zone. Please contact Get Your Guide for exact pick-up locations
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a walk along the Great Wall of China
  • Explore the Royal Palace and other sites in the Forbidden City
  • Visit Tiananmen Square, the largest central city square in the world
Itinerary
8.5 hours
  • Beijing

  • 1 hour
  • Mutianyu Great Wall (free time)

  • Mutianyu Great Wall (cable car)

    • Optional
  • 30 minutes
  • Ming Dynasty Tombs (lunch)

  • 1 hour
  • Tiananmen Square (guided tour)

  • Forbidden City (guided tour)

  • Beijing

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
Your 8-hour tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel between 7:00 AM-7:30 AM, followed by a 1-hour drive to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. You will have 2 hours at the Great Wall to hike by yourself or you can choose the cable car option to get to the highest point.

After your visit to the Great Wall, you’ll continue on to a restaurant near the Ming Tombs for a traditional Chinese lunch.

Next, head to Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. Marvel at its expanse before heading on to the Forbidden City, the final stop on the tour.

The Royal Palace at the Forbidden City is the world’s largest royal palace. Spend around 2 hours exploring this vast site before the transfer back to your hotel.

During the day, there will also be opportunities to visit jade factory shops and Chinese medicine shop with a foot massage.

When the tour is finished you will be transferred back to your hotel from 5 PM-6 PM.
Includes
  • Entrance fees for sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return cable car, if option selected
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (from centrally located hotels)
  • English-speaking tour guide service
  • Chinese lunch at a local restaurant
  • Transportation during the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

We will pick you up from your hotel in the city center

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Hotel pickup and drop-off are available at centrally located hotels between W 3rd Ring road and E 3rd Ring road, N 4th Ring road, and S 2nd Ring Road
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 242 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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My guide is as Sabrina and she was great! I think that the guide is very important in a tour and can make the difference between amazing and ok :) Even though I traveled some, I felt like the entire group was one team! The tour was excellent length for winter time (but cold outside than I am used to). Probably in the summer is worth taking one full day in the wall for tracking.

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January 13, 2020

Our Great Wall experience was amazing. The Forbidden City, whilst interesting felt dragged out and if we had explored alone we would have done it in half the time. They flipped the tour around and we did the Forbidden City first so We could see the military raising the flag in the square which was nice. They stop off at a Jade Factory and Tea shop to try and sell you their wares, it was educational but unnecessary.

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January 7, 2020

We really enjoyed this tour! The forbidden city was very interesting and we were given just enough time to see the important parts. We were also taken to tea presentation that was impressive to watch and we liked it. The Great Wall at the end of the day was amazing. We went up on the cable car and down the toobogan. So much fun, will definitely recommend. If I'm being picky, I just wished we had stayed less time at the Jade store (45min) and more time at the Great Wall (1.30hr). Lunch was great too though!

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December 23, 2019

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Product ID: 64165