Day trip

From Beijing: Great Wall & Forbidden City Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: TopChinaTravel

From Beijing: Great Wall & Forbidden City Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: TopChinaTravel

From US$ 59 per person

Visit Beijing's top attractions and the surrounding area by van on a guided tour. Have the chance to walk along the Great Wall, marvel at the Forbidden City, and stop to see Tiananmen Square.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
• Hotel pickup and drop-off are available at centrally located hotels between W 3rd Ring road and E 3rd Ring road, N 4th Ring road, and S 2nd Ring Road • Your guide will inform you of the final pickup time by calling your hotel in the evening (8:00-10:00 PM) before your tour date; a message will be left with the receptionist if the call is missed

Experience

Itinerary
8.5 hours
  • Beijing

  • 1 hour
  • Mutianyu Great Wall (free time)

  • Mutianyu Great Wall (cable car)

    • Optional
  • 30 minutes
  • Ming Dynasty Tombs (lunch)

  • 1 hour
  • Tiananmen Square (guided tour)

  • Forbidden City (guided tour)

  • Beijing

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Take a walk along the Great Wall of China
  • Explore the Royal Palace and other sites in the Forbidden City
  • Visit Tiananmen Square, the largest central city square in the world
  • Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at a restaurant near the Ming Tomgs
  • Take the opportunity to visit jade factories or get a foot massage
Full description

Discover the history of the Great Wall on this guided day trip from Beijing. Travel aboard an air-conditioned van. Visit Tiananmen Square and have an authentic Chinese lunch. Choose between a tour with or without a roundtrip cable car ride that allows you to get to the wall faster with stunning views.

You'll be picked up from your hotel in Beijing in the morning and drive to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Your guide will provide you with lots of interesting information. At the Great Wall, you can either hike on your own or take a cable car to the highest point.

Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at a restaurant near the Ming Tombs. After lunch, marvel at Tiananmen Square before continuing to the Forbidden City, the largest royal palace in the world and the last stop on this tour.

Spend some time exploring this vast complex before being transferred back to your hotel. During the day, you'll have the opportunity to visit jade factory stores and get a foot massage in a Chinese medicine shop.

Includes
  • Great Wall and Forbidden City day trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (from centrally located hotels)
  • Transportation during the tour
  • English-speaking tour guide service
  • Entrance fees for sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return cable car (if option selected)
  • Chinese lunch at a local restaurant
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are available at centrally located hotels between W 3rd Ring road and E 3rd Ring road, N 4th Ring road, and S 2nd Ring Road
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 242 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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My guide is as Sabrina and she was great! I think that the guide is very important in a tour and can make the difference between amazing and ok :) Even though I traveled some, I felt like the entire group was one team! The tour was excellent length for winter time (but cold outside than I am used to). Probably in the summer is worth taking one full day in the wall for tracking.

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January 13, 2020

Our Great Wall experience was amazing. The Forbidden City, whilst interesting felt dragged out and if we had explored alone we would have done it in half the time. They flipped the tour around and we did the Forbidden City first so We could see the military raising the flag in the square which was nice. They stop off at a Jade Factory and Tea shop to try and sell you their wares, it was educational but unnecessary.

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January 7, 2020

I'm not a fan of group tours, but in this case it made sense. Communication with the provider, hotel pickup and drop-off worked very well. Good minibus with friendly and efficient tour guide. The English of the Chinese is sometimes difficult to understand, but that's the case with all Chinese. There was still a visit to the jade factory and the tea ceremony on the way back. That was nice, just a little reminiscent of a sales event, but ultimately there was zero selling pressure. If you don't want to buy anything, look at everything and it's good. No problem. We had great weather and so the tour was a very impressive experience.

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January 5, 2020

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