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.
What to Expect
Start this tour of 2 of Beijing's most iconic monuments with a pick-up between 07:00 and 08:30. 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 factory. Admire the skillful handiwork of the jade carvers. Then enjoy a traditional lunch in a Chinese restaurant. Continue to the Badaling 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.
- 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
- Tips for the guide and driver
What to Remember
• Please note that the pick-up time will be between 07:00 and 08:00. Your guide will contact you the evening before the tour to confirm the pick-up time. They will also call your room upon arrival at your hotel on the day of travel