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Highlight Tour: Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Great Wall

Product ID: 54996
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Visit 3 of the most significant attractions of the Beijing area on a full-day tour. See the Tiananmen Square, explore the Forbidden City, and take a hike along the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Learn about the Ming and Qing emperors, and much more.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Chinese

Pick-up service

Pick up from downtown Beijing hotels between 6:30AM and 7:30AM. You will receive a message from the hotel reception desk, or a phone call from the guide, on the evening before your tour to confirm the exact pickup time.
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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the sheer scale of Tiananmen Square
  • See the imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing emperors in the Forbidden City
  • Hike the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Enjoy a typical Chinese lunch
Full description
This full-day program is ideal if you have a limited amount of time in Beijing but want to see the highlights in a single day. The coach tour begins with a hotel pick-up between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM in downtown Beijing, and a comfortable air-conditioned drive to Tiananmen Square.

Marvel at the vast size of the world’s largest public square and its imposing monuments and buildings, such as the Tiananmen Tower, the Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.

The Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved palatial complex of imperial China is your next stop. Walk along the central axis of ornate palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties. For centuries, the Forbidden City served as home to emperors and their households, as well the ceremonial center of the Chinese government.

Next on the itinerary is a drive to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. You’ll stop en route at a jade factory to see the ancient art of jade carving. A traditional Chinese lunch will be served before you continue to Mutianyu, where you’ll be able to admire one of the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall of China up close. Enjoy a hike along the wall or take an optional cable car ride.

On the way back to central Beijing, you’ll have views of the Olympic Bird's Nest and Water Cube in the distance. Stop to enjoy the Chinese traditional silk arts before you’re dropped off at your hotel between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off for hotels located in downtown Beijing
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Chinese lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Cable car ticket
  • Shuttle bus at Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Round way cable car (optional)
  • Toboggan fee: RMB 120 (cable car up, toboggan down)
  • Shuttle bus fees: RMB 15/person when there is traffic control of Mutianyu Great Wall

When you get there

Know before you go
• The tour is not available on Mondays
• You will be contacted on the evening before the tour to confirm the exact pick-up time
• The services of the guide are shared among all tour members
• Transportation is by a safe, comfortable and air-conditioned coach with a suitable number of passengers
• It is recommended that you stay in the downtown area (Dongcheng district and Xicheng district)
• In order to ensure the morning pick-up goes smoothly and on schedule, if your hotel is located in a narrow lane or an apartment block, it is suggested that you find a nearby hotel on a main street to serve as your pick-up point