Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Mutianyu Great Wall with Lunch

Product ID: 54389
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Explore the former home of 24 Chinese emperors in the palace complex of Beijing's Forbidden City. Be stunned by the scale of Tiananmen Square. Then, drive by coach to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, visit a jade factory and more.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in downtown Beijing.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the imperial palace of the Forbidden City, former home to 24 Chinese emperors
  • Visit the best-preserved section of the Great Wall of China at the Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Enjoy the company of only English-speaking travelers in the coach and an English-speaking guide
Full description
Start this tour of 2 of Beijing's most iconic monuments with a pick-up between 06:30 AM and 07:30 AM. Transfer by comfortable vehicle to Tiananmen Square, a journey of approximately 1 hour. Enjoy around 40 minutes to take in the monuments of Tiananmen Square and be awed by one of the largest squares in the world.

Then, enter the largest and best-preserved palatial complex of the imperial era and walk along the central axis of the Forbidden City. See the palaces from north to south and follow in the footsteps of the Ming and Qing emperors. Marvel at the defensive walls and the intricate pavilions on the towers.

Next, take a 1-hour drive to Changping District (formerly Changping County) and make a short 45-minute visit to a jade carving shop. Admire the skillful handiwork of the jade carvers. Then enjoy a traditional lunch in a Chinese restaurant. Continue to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China and take the (optional) cable car up to the wall's walkway (own expense).

One of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China, the Mutianyu Great Wall is located 70km northeast of Beijing. Experience the wall much as it was when it was first built, and admire the breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.

After 2 hours of walking over the wall, you will return to Beijing downtown, where you will have the chance to learn about the Chinese traditional medicine culture. Finishing the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM depending on the order of hotel drop off. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets
  • English-speaking guide
  • Typical Chinese lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Cable car transportation fee (120RMB, must be paid for using cash)
  • Tips for the guide and driver

When you get there

Know before you go
• Please note that the pick-up time will be between 06:30 AM and 07:30 AM
• Your guide will contact you the evening before the tour to confirm the pick-up time and they will call your room upon arrival at your hotel on the day of travel
• Please note that depending on traffic conditions, the return time may be later than stated.
• Hotel pick–up and drop off is only possible inside the Third Ring Road in the North, East and West and inside the Second Ring Road in the South