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Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Great Wall
Beijing- Beijing- China
( 157 )
8 Hours
9 Persons
English
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Brief

This tour combines two important must-sees in the city as well as a visit to the famous Great Wall of China. The Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City are at the center of Beijing. Being one of the top 10 largest city-center square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square mainly consists of two parts, the Tian'anmen Gate and the Square itself which includes some iconic buildings on and around it. The Forbidden City was the place where the 14 Ming Emperors and 10 Qing Emperors of China resided for almost 500 years. Having been off-limits to the commoners for centuries, it was officially opened to the public in 1925 as a public museum. This tour will also take you to the section of the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the most beautiful and less crowded section of the Great Wall in Beijing. It is located in Huairou District, about 52 miles northeast from downtown Beijing. Two ways cable car is also included to let the travelers spend more time and energy on the Wall instead of walking up there.

Tour Detail

Pick up at 8:30am from you hotel to start the first attraction: Tian'anmen Square,a large city-center square in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. The Square is 880 meters from south to north and 500 meters from west to east, covering an area of 44 hectares. You will see some of the iconic buildings in Beijing, like the Front Gate, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, Monument to the People's heroes, Great Hall of the People, Tian'anmen Gate and National Museum of China.

Then walk north to the Forbidden City, the place where the Ming and Qing Emperors resided for more than 500 years. It is the largest and best-preserved Imperial Palace in the world. The Forbidden City covers an area of 72 hectares with a total floor space of 163,000 square meters. It is rectangular in shape, 961 meters from north to south and 753 meters from east to west, surrounded with a 10-meter high wall and encircled by a 52-meter wide moat.

Driving 1.5 hours to have lunch in a nice non-tourist restaurant near the Great Wall. Then start the 1.5-2 hours hiking at Mutianyu, the most beautiful section of the Great Wall and less touristy. The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), on the remnants of a Wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Cars have to stop at the foot of the mountain and visitors need to take the shuttle bus both ways to and from the parking lot. From the parking lot, it takes about 10 minutes to get on the cable car station and another 5 minutes to get on the actual Wall.

Afterwards, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Price Detail
Inclusions

  • Round-way Cable Car/Toboggan fees
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Quality local Chinese Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

Richard D

2019-02-13 01:33:06

"Great tour and Guide" Saw everything I was priomised and more. we never felt rushed , the tour guide was very knowledgable

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Ed Y

2019-01-21 13:35:02

"Private Tour Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City." Excellent tour. Serena was our guide. Very good English and excellent knowledge of attractions. Tiananmen square was closed on our day due to surprise visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but...

+More

roxpwhite

2019-01-04 17:22:02

"Great guide and service " We did three cold days with a great guide, Helen and car service. Helen was terrific about recommendations and adjustments due to cold. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. She selected...

+More

Freedom64724640614

2018-12-02 16:17:31

"3 Day Private Tour" We booked a 3 day private tour in Beijing for our family of 6 through Viator. Our guide was ShanShan and she was amazing! We saw everything, she gave us all the history at each site, she was a...

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darren_jaffe

2018-11-17 03:37:30

"Private Beijing tour" We had an excellent tour experience of Beijing. We saw Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace. Our tour guide, Shan Shan was fantastic! She was not only...

+More

Michelle W

2018-11-13 23:44:53

"A great day out in Beijing" Serena our tour guide was amazing and explained in great detail the history of everywhere we visited! A good introduction to Beijing. Serena also took us out to a great restaurant for lunch. The...

+More

Rick M

2018-10-25 22:38:38

"Incredible Beijing Night Tour" We took the Beijing Night Tour, and everything was excellent from start to finish, especially our guide, Angie. This was a private tour that included a driver. Angie met us in our hotel lobby and...

+More

amac757

2018-10-19 02:04:54

"Forbidden City" We cannot praise Angie highly enough for her expertise and happy disposition that made our day in the Forbidden City Then assisted us in shopping and went above and beyond for us Following up the...

+More

Michael F

2018-10-11 08:25:19

"Super great time in Beijing!!" Had a wonderful time in Beijing. Guide was excellent everything was taken care of and handled professionally with a personal touch. In less than 36 hours we visited the Great Wall, had a wonderful...

+More

Robert v

2018-10-07 04:09:01

"Private tour with Angie" 07-10-2018 Angie picked my up at my hotel in the morning and went to Temple of Heaven with private car, after the Temple of Heaven we visited Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City (All by private...

+More

rajuswamy2014

2018-09-01 19:29:00

"Great Wall Simatai night tour" We took the Simatai Great Wall tour with Angie and would give two thumbs up for Angie and our driver. Drive to Simatai was smooth and Angie kept us engaged by providing useful tips and information...

+More

Normandy S

2018-08-25 14:05:45

"Best vacation ever" Angie was the best tour guide EVER ❤️ We did two tours with her, we visited the sumer palace and had a lovely dinner for one tour and the next day we did a night tour. She was very informative and...

+More

Driver4u

2018-08-03 09:35:02

"Best Decision Ever!!" We highly recommend the 3 day Beijing guided tour!! The great experience began when we made our reservations! A very quick response time and questions answered in a timely manner. We even had a...

+More

AmyInSacramento

2018-07-30 13:54:09

"Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour" We already had covered the highlights in Beijing and had an extra day to spend. We wanted to escape the fast pace of the city, so we chose the Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings...

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soulbiker

2018-06-20 23:08:21

"Bruce Li is an excellent and professional guide" My husband and I engaged Bruce to guide us for three days. He spared no effort in ensuring that our tour of Beijing went smoothly, even to the point of buying subway tickets for us and taking copious...

+More

sfbayareamom2017

2018-06-15 00:15:54

"Great tour with Angie at Forbidden city" We had a wonderful day at the Forbidden City with our tour guide Angie. She called the night before to check on us but our flight was delayed and we did not get to check her message till very late...

+More

LizOHonolulu

2018-05-17 07:54:33

"Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, summer Palace" We had the most informative, entertaining, and remarkable day, visiting places and developing an appreciation and understanding of their history and significance. The van was cool and spacious and...

+More

jpkvc

2018-05-09 05:57:23

"2 day personalized private tour of Beijing’s major sites." This was a special trip for us as a family being my fathers birthday. Our tour operator contact Bruce and our tour guide Angie was absolutely amazing. I had messaged ahead explaining that we needed...

+More

cmlois

2018-04-18 09:11:24

"Great tour!" We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Angie. I highly recommend this tour as you get to see many of Beijing's highlights in one day. The authentic Chinese meal is amazing. We were the only tourists...

+More

Anissa L

2018-03-11 23:06:06

"Private Beijing Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace" This was one of the most enjoyable private tours in all of my travel over the years. I want to thank Angie for not only providing a great and comprehensive historic and cultural overview of all of...

+More

TheRedSuitcaseAu

2017-12-27 01:42:09

"An Awesome Experience" Our tour guide, Helen Zhang, took us through an amazing experience. Her immense knowledge of both the history and the culture of the Forbidden City really gave us an insight into the significance of...

+More

Margie K

2017-11-20 12:13:09

"Above and Beyond!" This tour in itself was amazing, but it was what happened afterward that is so worth noting. When I got home to the US, I realized I had lost my camera with all of my China photos on it. Wikibeijng...

+More

xuying

2017-11-04 04:59:06

"Great tour! Excellent service!" We took a private evening tour to the water town and Simatai Great Wall. It was booked through viator and Bruce and Maria (our tour guide) were very prompt in their communication. The service was top...

+More

William H

2017-10-24 03:27:16

"Excellent Tour!" Angie went above and beyond! We were running behind, but she was able to accommodate us with a flexible schedule. She even stayed late and took us shopping. She also arranged for unrelated airport...

+More

jpwalz

2017-10-02 06:04:22

"Incredibe 3 day Beijing Tour" We had the unbelievable opportunity to visit Beijing and go on multiple tours to various sites. Our guide was Angie and because we booked all the days together, we were able to be with her all 3 days...

+More

Paul B

2017-09-30 12:44:13

"Great tour by Lili" We recently had a tour booked through this group and had Lili as our tour guide. She was totally awesome. It was a private tour, so she started the day by meeting us at our hotel. We talked about...

+More

Vorawuth N

2017-09-24 01:26:04

"The ultimate unforgettable adventure " We travel all over Asia, USA & Europe and have taken similar tours elsewhere. By far, Maria is superior to any guide we have ever met. She is absolutely magnificent in every possible way. She went...

+More

Anonymous

2017-09-17 02:47:40

"What a great experience!!!!! " Angie was excellent and really did amazing at taking us to places we'd find what we wanted. We did the all day shopping experience and we're so pleased with our driver and our guide Angie!!!!! She...

+More

Shan G

2017-09-06 22:50:30

"Tibetan Hot Spring Spa Experience with Great Wall Option" My husband and I came to Beijing on our honeymoon, and of course we had to see the Great Wall. We had the most wonderful, beautiful, fun-filled day with Maria. From start to finish we had an...

+More

Mel A

2017-09-04 05:28:07

"Great Wall Tour by Commune Hotel" Be sure to ask for Joe Geng as your tour guide! Bruce was also very helpful at supervising the trip to make sure all went well. I lucked out with this great trip by WikiBeijing! I had originally...

+More

alfonsomoncada2017

2017-08-02 04:56:00

"Beijing 1 day tour" My family and I booked a tour via online and we were expecting drama...chaos...delays ect...but it was the opposite. Our tour guide Angie was fantastic! She catered to our family needs. Being a...

+More

Dromana2012

2017-07-26 21:37:56

"My Special Day in Beijing with Angie" I have been to many places around the world and done lots of tours but this was indeed one of the best personal tours I have been on. Angie was my tour guide and we started off at 8.00 am , pick up...

+More

Sian R

2017-07-01 01:14:16

"A perfect day touring Beijing" This tour was perfect for what we wanted which was to be able to sort of 'do' Beijing in one day. We had a wonderful time exploring these four sites with our guide Serena. She was a great person to...

+More

Joel G

2017-06-29 05:36:56

"Maria was excellent" My wife and I had a 3 day private tour. Our guide was Maria. She was wonderful in every way. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful, thorough, and professional.

+More

soraya28062017

2017-06-28 08:12:30

"Chuan Di Xia village/ Beijing " Serena is not only a great guide, she is also a beautiful person. Am travelling alone and it's a relief to find someone that helpful. She gave me tons of information not only about the village we...

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Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Great Wall
Beijing, Beijing, China
( 157 )
8 Hours
9 Persons
English
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Brief

This tour combines two important must-sees in the city as well as a visit to the famous Great Wall of China. The Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City are at the center of Beijing. Being one of the top 10 largest city-center square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square mainly consists of two parts, the Tian'anmen Gate and the Square itself which includes some iconic buildings on and around it. The Forbidden City was the place where the 14 Ming Emperors and 10 Qing Emperors of China resided for almost 500 years. Having been off-limits to the commoners for centuries, it was officially opened to the public in 1925 as a public museum. This tour will also take you to the section of the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the most beautiful and less crowded section of the Great Wall in Beijing. It is located in Huairou District, about 52 miles northeast from downtown Beijing. Two ways cable car is also included to let the travelers spend more time and energy on the Wall instead of walking up there.

Tour Detail

Pick up at 8:30am from you hotel to start the first attraction: Tian'anmen Square,a large city-center square in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. The Square is 880 meters from south to north and 500 meters from west to east, covering an area of 44 hectares. You will see some of the iconic buildings in Beijing, like the Front Gate, Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, Monument to the People's heroes, Great Hall of the People, Tian'anmen Gate and National Museum of China.

Then walk north to the Forbidden City, the place where the Ming and Qing Emperors resided for more than 500 years. It is the largest and best-preserved Imperial Palace in the world. The Forbidden City covers an area of 72 hectares with a total floor space of 163,000 square meters. It is rectangular in shape, 961 meters from north to south and 753 meters from east to west, surrounded with a 10-meter high wall and encircled by a 52-meter wide moat.

Driving 1.5 hours to have lunch in a nice non-tourist restaurant near the Great Wall. Then start the 1.5-2 hours hiking at Mutianyu, the most beautiful section of the Great Wall and less touristy. The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), on the remnants of a Wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Cars have to stop at the foot of the mountain and visitors need to take the shuttle bus both ways to and from the parking lot. From the parking lot, it takes about 10 minutes to get on the cable car station and another 5 minutes to get on the actual Wall.

Afterwards, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

+More
Price Detail

  • Round-way Cable Car/Toboggan fees
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Quality local Chinese Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water

  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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*Final price, no additional charge by Gopackup

Tour Guide
Reviews

Richard D

2019-02-13 01:33:06

"Great tour and Guide" Saw everything I was priomised and more. we never felt rushed , the tour guide was very knowledgable

+More

Ed Y

2019-01-21 13:35:02

"Private Tour Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City." Excellent tour. Serena was our guide. Very good English and excellent knowledge of attractions. Tiananmen square was closed on our day due to surprise visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but...

+More

roxpwhite

2019-01-04 17:22:02

"Great guide and service " We did three cold days with a great guide, Helen and car service. Helen was terrific about recommendations and adjustments due to cold. We saw everything we wanted to see and more. She selected...

+More

Freedom64724640614

2018-12-02 16:17:31

"3 Day Private Tour" We booked a 3 day private tour in Beijing for our family of 6 through Viator. Our guide was ShanShan and she was amazing! We saw everything, she gave us all the history at each site, she was a...

+More

darren_jaffe

2018-11-17 03:37:30

"Private Beijing tour" We had an excellent tour experience of Beijing. We saw Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace. Our tour guide, Shan Shan was fantastic! She was not only...

+More

Michelle W

2018-11-13 23:44:53

"A great day out in Beijing" Serena our tour guide was amazing and explained in great detail the history of everywhere we visited! A good introduction to Beijing. Serena also took us out to a great restaurant for lunch. The...

+More

Rick M

2018-10-25 22:38:38

"Incredible Beijing Night Tour" We took the Beijing Night Tour, and everything was excellent from start to finish, especially our guide, Angie. This was a private tour that included a driver. Angie met us in our hotel lobby and...

+More

amac757

2018-10-19 02:04:54

"Forbidden City" We cannot praise Angie highly enough for her expertise and happy disposition that made our day in the Forbidden City Then assisted us in shopping and went above and beyond for us Following up the...

+More

Michael F

2018-10-11 08:25:19

"Super great time in Beijing!!" Had a wonderful time in Beijing. Guide was excellent everything was taken care of and handled professionally with a personal touch. In less than 36 hours we visited the Great Wall, had a wonderful...

+More

Robert v

2018-10-07 04:09:01

"Private tour with Angie" 07-10-2018 Angie picked my up at my hotel in the morning and went to Temple of Heaven with private car, after the Temple of Heaven we visited Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City (All by private...

+More

rajuswamy2014

2018-09-01 19:29:00

"Great Wall Simatai night tour" We took the Simatai Great Wall tour with Angie and would give two thumbs up for Angie and our driver. Drive to Simatai was smooth and Angie kept us engaged by providing useful tips and information...

+More

Normandy S

2018-08-25 14:05:45

"Best vacation ever" Angie was the best tour guide EVER ❤️ We did two tours with her, we visited the sumer palace and had a lovely dinner for one tour and the next day we did a night tour. She was very informative and...

+More

Driver4u

2018-08-03 09:35:02

"Best Decision Ever!!" We highly recommend the 3 day Beijing guided tour!! The great experience began when we made our reservations! A very quick response time and questions answered in a timely manner. We even had a...

+More

AmyInSacramento

2018-07-30 13:54:09

"Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour" We already had covered the highlights in Beijing and had an extra day to spend. We wanted to escape the fast pace of the city, so we chose the Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings...

+More

soulbiker

2018-06-20 23:08:21

"Bruce Li is an excellent and professional guide" My husband and I engaged Bruce to guide us for three days. He spared no effort in ensuring that our tour of Beijing went smoothly, even to the point of buying subway tickets for us and taking copious...

+More

sfbayareamom2017

2018-06-15 00:15:54

"Great tour with Angie at Forbidden city" We had a wonderful day at the Forbidden City with our tour guide Angie. She called the night before to check on us but our flight was delayed and we did not get to check her message till very late...

+More

LizOHonolulu

2018-05-17 07:54:33

"Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, summer Palace" We had the most informative, entertaining, and remarkable day, visiting places and developing an appreciation and understanding of their history and significance. The van was cool and spacious and...

+More

jpkvc

2018-05-09 05:57:23

"2 day personalized private tour of Beijing’s major sites." This was a special trip for us as a family being my fathers birthday. Our tour operator contact Bruce and our tour guide Angie was absolutely amazing. I had messaged ahead explaining that we needed...

+More

cmlois

2018-04-18 09:11:24

"Great tour!" We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Angie. I highly recommend this tour as you get to see many of Beijing's highlights in one day. The authentic Chinese meal is amazing. We were the only tourists...

+More

Anissa L

2018-03-11 23:06:06

"Private Beijing Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace" This was one of the most enjoyable private tours in all of my travel over the years. I want to thank Angie for not only providing a great and comprehensive historic and cultural overview of all of...

+More

TheRedSuitcaseAu

2017-12-27 01:42:09

"An Awesome Experience" Our tour guide, Helen Zhang, took us through an amazing experience. Her immense knowledge of both the history and the culture of the Forbidden City really gave us an insight into the significance of...

+More

Margie K

2017-11-20 12:13:09

"Above and Beyond!" This tour in itself was amazing, but it was what happened afterward that is so worth noting. When I got home to the US, I realized I had lost my camera with all of my China photos on it. Wikibeijng...

+More

xuying

2017-11-04 04:59:06

"Great tour! Excellent service!" We took a private evening tour to the water town and Simatai Great Wall. It was booked through viator and Bruce and Maria (our tour guide) were very prompt in their communication. The service was top...

+More

William H

2017-10-24 03:27:16

"Excellent Tour!" Angie went above and beyond! We were running behind, but she was able to accommodate us with a flexible schedule. She even stayed late and took us shopping. She also arranged for unrelated airport...

+More

jpwalz

2017-10-02 06:04:22

"Incredibe 3 day Beijing Tour" We had the unbelievable opportunity to visit Beijing and go on multiple tours to various sites. Our guide was Angie and because we booked all the days together, we were able to be with her all 3 days...

+More

Paul B

2017-09-30 12:44:13

"Great tour by Lili" We recently had a tour booked through this group and had Lili as our tour guide. She was totally awesome. It was a private tour, so she started the day by meeting us at our hotel. We talked about...

+More

Vorawuth N

2017-09-24 01:26:04

"The ultimate unforgettable adventure " We travel all over Asia, USA & Europe and have taken similar tours elsewhere. By far, Maria is superior to any guide we have ever met. She is absolutely magnificent in every possible way. She went...

+More

Anonymous

2017-09-17 02:47:40

"What a great experience!!!!! " Angie was excellent and really did amazing at taking us to places we'd find what we wanted. We did the all day shopping experience and we're so pleased with our driver and our guide Angie!!!!! She...

+More

Shan G

2017-09-06 22:50:30

"Tibetan Hot Spring Spa Experience with Great Wall Option" My husband and I came to Beijing on our honeymoon, and of course we had to see the Great Wall. We had the most wonderful, beautiful, fun-filled day with Maria. From start to finish we had an...

+More

Mel A

2017-09-04 05:28:07

"Great Wall Tour by Commune Hotel" Be sure to ask for Joe Geng as your tour guide! Bruce was also very helpful at supervising the trip to make sure all went well. I lucked out with this great trip by WikiBeijing! I had originally...

+More

alfonsomoncada2017

2017-08-02 04:56:00

"Beijing 1 day tour" My family and I booked a tour via online and we were expecting drama...chaos...delays ect...but it was the opposite. Our tour guide Angie was fantastic! She catered to our family needs. Being a...

+More

Dromana2012

2017-07-26 21:37:56

"My Special Day in Beijing with Angie" I have been to many places around the world and done lots of tours but this was indeed one of the best personal tours I have been on. Angie was my tour guide and we started off at 8.00 am , pick up...

+More

Sian R

2017-07-01 01:14:16

"A perfect day touring Beijing" This tour was perfect for what we wanted which was to be able to sort of 'do' Beijing in one day. We had a wonderful time exploring these four sites with our guide Serena. She was a great person to...

+More

Joel G

2017-06-29 05:36:56

"Maria was excellent" My wife and I had a 3 day private tour. Our guide was Maria. She was wonderful in every way. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful, thorough, and professional.

+More

soraya28062017

2017-06-28 08:12:30

"Chuan Di Xia village/ Beijing " Serena is not only a great guide, she is also a beautiful person. Am travelling alone and it's a relief to find someone that helpful. She gave me tons of information not only about the village we...

+More
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