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Highlight Tour: Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Great Wall

Product ID: 54996
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
Starting time 7:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Chinese

Pickup included

Pick up from downtown Beijing hotels between 6:30–7:20 AM. 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.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 6:30–7:20 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 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

Prepare for the activity

Important information
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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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A great all day tour! Included plenty of walking and sightseeing in one day. Tianmen, Forbidden City, Great Wall, Jade factory, tea house and lunch. The tour guide was great, very friendly and knowledgeable, spoke English and was very patient with our small group. Included a call the night before and Pick up and drop off to and from hotel.

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November 25, 2019

A great tour to see the main attractions of Beijing

The tour agency was very efficient, provided us details for the trip through message as well as thru our hotel’s front desk. Our guide, Nikki was excellent, provided all the required info on all the attractions in a light hearted way, enjoyed our tour very much. Recommended tour if you have a short stay in Beijing.

May 28, 2019

Good

This 1 Day Tour is worth for the value just I have no idea why they brought us to Chinese Medicine Shop as this is not in the itinerary and I dislike the way of so called Chinese Doctor said to me, it just like threatening me that my body condition will getting worse if I don't buy the chinese medicine from them. And frankly speaking, there is no such medicine can cure the sickness and will never come back again after completed the medicine that he recommended. Beside that, overall are good. If they can add in Bird Nest in our itinerary will be perfect.

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May 27, 2018

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Product ID: 54996