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Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Beijing is home to some of China’s most famous sights and this private full-day trip combines three must-see attractions into one tour. Stroll around the vast Tiananmen Square, marvel at the Imperial wonders of the Forbidden City, then ride the cable car along the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. All-inclusive includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.
  • Full-day private tour from Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City
  • Learn more about Beijing’s history as you stroll around Tiananmen Square
  • Admire the UNESCO-listed monuments of the Forbidden City
  • Visit part of the famous Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, entrance fees, and round-trip transport
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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Private driver with Air-conditioned vehicle
Private knowledgable guide
Great wall round trip cable car or chairlift up and toboggan down
All taxes, parking fees, toll and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities ( Recommend for excellent service )
Lunch fee ( Guide recommend restaurant based on your request )

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The hotel pick-up and drop off area should be within the 4th ring road of Beijing. For further distance, there might be an extra cost for the transfer which you'll be notified by your travel advisor.

Your tour begins with pickup from your Beijing hotel at a time of your choosing (typically between 8am - 8.30am). Traveling by private vehicle, head straight to the first stop of the day - Tiananmen Square, right in the heart of Beijing.

Jump out to walk around the vast public space, the largest city square in the world, with space for up to one million people. As you stroll around the grand square, learn more about its importance throughout history and hear about the many significant political events that have taken place there over the years.

Continue on foot to the Forbidden City, once the epicenter of the Imperial City and the largest ancient palace complex in the world. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, admiring the palatial buildings and cultural relics that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.

After visiting the Forbidden City, set out on the around 1.5-hour journey to the Mutianyu Great Wall.

On arrival at Mutianyu, listen as your guide offers some background information about the famous wall — a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World — then enjoy around 2 hours to explore. Choose to ride the chairlift to Tower 6, returning by toboggan, or take the cable car to Tower 14 (recommended for those nervous of heights), and walk along part of the wall, taking in the spectacular views.

On the way back to Beijing, enjoy a short photo stop at the Olympic stadium, where the 2008 Olympics were held, then finish your tour with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm (depending on pickup time).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beijing
Your private guide greet you in lobby of your hotel . Picking up time flexible based on your requests and hotel location . Then riding on private vehicle start the classic Beijing day tour. You can go Mutianyu Great Wall first or Forbidden City first , it depends on season and your situation .
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
The world’s largest public square.Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures. You will walk pass by below attractions .
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Monument of the People's Heroes
Walk pass by
Pass By:  
National Museum Of China
Walk pass by
Pass By:  
Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
Walk pass by
Pass By:  
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
Walk pass by
Stop At:  
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Through Tiananmen Square and head to visit Forbidden City is the biggest and best preserved imperial palace in the whole world. We will spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
Walk pass by
Pass By:  
Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
Walk pass by
Pass By:  
Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
Walk pass by
Pass By:  
The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Walk pass by
Pass By:  
Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
Walk pass by
Stop At:  
Mutianyu Great Wall
Upon arrival , it will spend around half an hour to reach on great wall , the half an hour spending for buying tickets, going to toilet, walking to cable car station or chairlift station. Your guide will advise the best route for you. About Lunch , you may need a lunch before you reaching on the Great wall , your guide will recommend restaurants based on your request and situation , lunch fee on you own side . but no worries , lunch cost about 8 USD / per person.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Beijing
After tour, your guide and driver will take you back to hotel . If you want to dinner in downtown, we can drop you off at restaurant instead on hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, some of them may need pay
  • For last minute booking , if no guide available , we can full refund or change the tour to another day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you choose to have Spanish, French , German ,Italian language tour guide service, please ensure to make your booking at least 3 days in advance
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Leo's Guide & Driver Service

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Having the private tour was well worth the premium over group tours." See review
  • "I was worried that visiting both the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China in one day might be too much and perhaps too rushed given the distance." See review

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Amazing tour with April
helenamahuas
, Jan 2020
We had an incredible tour with April. I was worried that visiting both the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China in one day might be too much and perhaps too rushed given the distance. Nevertheless, due to the low season, there were hardly any queues or tourist crowds, and we spent a wonderful time walking around the imperial city and later on Mutianyu Great Wall. April was very friendly, engaging and extremely knowledgeable about the sites we visited. I travelled with my 10yo daughter and April made the tour very interesting also for her and answered all of her questions in a very attentive way. This tour exceeded our expectations, and we highly recommend April!
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Awesome Experience!
Felix1070
, Oct 2019
This was an excellent tour to see the three major points of interest in Beijing. Our tour guide, Susan, was excellent! Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, and had excellent English. I been to many tours around the world and this one was one of the best ones I have been on. Having the private tour was well worth the premium over group tours. Our driver would drop us off close to the point of interest and would be waiting to pick us up. The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a great place to see the wall. We were in Beijing for only 48 hours, and this tour was the highlight of the trip.
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I booked the one-day private Beijing...
Anthony B
, May 2017
I booked the one-day private Beijing tour that included Tianemen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Barry was my guide and Henry was the driver. They were awesome! Very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour moved at my pace, and Barry took the pics of me in front of the coolest spots. This guy is quite the photographer! It was a great day we had a great lunch and they even taught me how to bargain for my souvenirs. I would recommend a private tour anytime over the whole cattle car tourist bus. And I would definitely recommend Barry and Henry!
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Highly recommend this tour for...
Giselle M
, Feb 2017
Highly recommend this tour for anyone who is pressed for time. I only had 36 hours in Beijing during and overnight layover on a business trip. Had it not been for this tour, it wouldn't have been possible. I was able to not only hit all the major attractions but learn about them as well. My tour guide was fantastic! She was prompt and made it an incredible experience. The Forbidden City was also such a terrific place. The history, the beauty, the tradition, all very surreal, and worthwhile. Highlight of course is the Great Wall, which we took a chair lift up and toboggan down!! Amazing views from the top but walking the wall is not for the unfit. It surely is challenging and my guide was there every step of the way and climbing alongside. It's not everyday you get to cross out a 7th Wonder of the World off your bucket list, you don't want to miss this.
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