Have a full day guided tour to visit the city highlights in Beijing, visit the imperial palace of Forbidden City for twenty-four ancient China’s emperors, discover the history and culture of ancient imperial life, appreciate the splendid royal architectural wonders and surprisingly magnificent treasures, and explore the most beautiful part of the world-known Great Wall at Mutianyu with seldom seen watchtowers.
Pay a visit to the two must-sees of Beijing on this one day tour
Check out the most beautiful Great Wall section at Mutianyu
Gain full insight into the royal life of China’s ancient emperors
Visit the imperial Forbidden City where many emperors lived
What You Can Expect:
Your friendly local tour guide will pick you up from your Beijing downtown hotel lobby between 6:30 am - 8:00 am, get in a comfortable coach to start the full-day Beijing trip of must-sees.
You will firstly come to see the Tian’anmen Square and visit the Forbidden City, which serves not only the city's symbol but also the symbol of China. Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). In 1987, it was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Now it is one of the most visited museums in the world and a must see in Beijing for all travelers. Follow your guide to see the main building on the square and visit the Forbidden City along the central axis. Then you will visit a jade carving factory to see the unique carving craft and do some shopping.
After enjoying a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch in local restaurant, continue to visit Mutianyu Great Wall which is famous for its breathtaking scenery, and is less crowded, thus a good destination on hot holidays for a Great Wall tour at ease. It winds 1.4 miles through lofty mountains and high ridges, and measures 23 to 26 feet high and four to five yards wide. There you may hike up on foot or take cable car (at your own expense) up to the wall, stroll along the ancient bricks and take amazing photos of the Great Wall.
On the way back, stop at a tea house to enjoy the tea ceremony and learn Chinese traditional tea culture. When the tour concludes, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Tour Duration: Approx. 9 hours
Departure Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure point: Beijing hotels within the North 4th ring road, East & West 3rd ring road, South 2nd ring road
Return point: The original departure point
Departure time: Tour guide will contact you at your hotel one day in advance or leave a message to confirm the pick-up time
What Is Included:
Air-conditioned tour vehicle
English-speaking tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
What Is Excluded:
Great Wall cable car
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Please provide all travelers’ names and hotel information while booking