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Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

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Beijing, China
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See three of the top attractions in and around Beijing with a guide on this full-day private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off is included, as well as entrance fees, lunch, and a ticket for the round-trip cable car or toboggan ride at the Great Wall.
  • See Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Enjoy the comfort of private transportation
  • Lunch and entrance fees included
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Local taxes
Bottled water
Lunch
Driver with private car
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Round way cable car or toboggan
Gratuities
Souvenirs

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel or residence in Beijing City

Departure Time

8:00 AM
After hotel pickup in the morning by private vehicle, your tour begins with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. 

On Chang'an Street, see the Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) and the National Museum of China (formerly the National Museum of Chinese History and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution), and take a look at Chairman Mao's Mausoleum (aka Chairman Mao Memorial Hall) in the middle of the square. From the gate, walk to the Forbidden City, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed former Chinese imperial palace. A total of 24 emperors lived and ruled from here, starting with the Ming dynasty and ending with the Qing. You'll spend a couple of hours here exploring.

Then it's time for lunch, which you'll enjoy at a local restaurant for dumplings before continuing your day tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a typically less-crowded section of the Great Wall of China. After the 1.5-hour drive, you have about two hours here to hike. Take the cable car up half way to begin your walk, and then take it back down or ride the toboggan to save time and energy.

Your tour then ends with return transport to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
In the morning, your tour guide and private car with driver will come to meet you at your hotel lobby. The first place you will visit the Tiananmen Square which is the biggest city center square in the world. Moreover, along famous Chang'an Street, you will see The Great Hall of People, and The National Museum (used to be named Chinese history and revolution museum). In additional, the center of the square is the Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
From the Tiananmen Gate you can walk towards the Forbidden City (the biggest Imperial Palace in world). There are 9999.5 rooms inside, and with over 600 years history. There were total 24 Chinese emperors who lived and ruled the country in this place from Ming dynasty to the Qing dynasty). It's worth to spend a couple of hours to visit the highlight of the Forbidden City.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mutianyu Great Wall
During lunch time, your tour guide will take you to a local restaurant for local authentic food meal. In the afternoon, you will visit one of the seven wonders in the world - Mutianyu Great Wall. Your tour guide will take you to a less crowded section Great Wall where you can hike for around 2 hours. From the city to the Great Wall takes about 1.5 hours driving time. You will take the cable car up to the half way, and then start to enjoy your hiking journey. Then you will also take cable car on your way back. This surely save your time and energy. After the day tour, your driver and tour guide will send you back to the hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
Pass By:  
Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
Pass By:  
Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
Stop At:  
Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lily's Tour Company

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  • "This tour is an absolute-must for those looking for a great introduction to Beijing." See review
  • "Highly recommended if you don't have a lot of time to spend in beijing :" See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour and strongly suggest if you want to truly have an amazing experience-ask for Susan." See review

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Great Wall and Forbidden City with Jerry
alexanderculley
, Jan 2020
Great day out with Jerry. Well worth the money. Very knowledgeable guide who makes sure you see everything important and plans day to maximise time spent at sights and out of traffic. Would recommend.
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Great Adventure to the Great Wall
DylanKrause
, Jan 2020
I was fetched from my hotel lobby by Lisa at 8am. She was extremely pleasant and spoke fluent English. Our first destination was Tiananmen Square. Lisa was well versed with the history of China and she kept the facts rolling. Being a South African from Durban I was not used to the negative temperatures of Beijing in December yet Lisa was very considerate. We then entered the Forbidden City. This was amazing. With plenty of photo opportunities I was drawn into a bygone era. Our personal driver then fetched us for lunch and we went to a traditional restaurant to taste various Chinese cuisine. Our next stop was the Great Wall. Taking a cable car up I was stunned by the breathtaking views. To get back down we rode a taboggan and then did some curio shopping. This was an epic tour from an extraordinary lady. Highly recommendable
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Great Experience
DamienMoran2019
, Dec 2019
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Beijing for business and had a few days off to look around, so I decided to search for a tour operator who could offer me as much exposure of the region's culture and history as posable within the time available. After attempting to book with other mainstream operators on their website, I found Viator was the easiest to navigate, make a booking and process a payment. The company provided feedback such as confirmation of the booking, follow-up advice and updates leading up to the event which provided me the re-assurance that all was on-track. The driver and guide met me in the hotel foyer on time and was very welcoming. The guide was informative right from the start by explaining the itinerary for the day and checked off any necessary admin points such as passport etc... A special thank you to my guide as her displayed a great balance of care and understanding; was mindful of pace without being rushed and was very informative. I would recommend this activity and hope this feedback helps other would-be travellers. Thank you.
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Great day at the Great Wall.
bradford68
, Dec 2019
We only had a limited time in Beijing so turned to Viator for a comprehensive deep dive into the Forbidden City and a trip out to the Great Wall. There were 8 of us altogether, and needed an English speaking guide in a vehicle large enough to accommodate. What we got was perfect. Our guide, Linda, was sensitive to our needs as a group and filled with valuable insights for the places we visited. We were grateful for her professionalism and congeniality. Would definitely recommend for others visiting Beijing.
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Had a great time!
deniaisp
, Nov 2019
My guide Sherry was amazing, she was super ontime, takes good care of me, and very warm and friendly as well. I learnt a lot about chinese history that day, all sites are amazing. Would truly recommended this tour especially for people who had limited time in Beijing, this one shouldn't be missed!
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Best of Beijing in One Day
the4leachs
, Nov 2019
If you only have one day in Beijing, this is the tour you'll want to take. My tour guide Sherry was awesome! She is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I really enjoyed spending the day learning about the history of these sites.
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Private All-Inclusive Day Tour
cfl011
, Oct 2019
Nancy is an experience guide. She helped to expedite my visit to the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall smoothly and efficiently. Thank and Appreciate for the excellent service
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Key sites and tastes of Beijing
hilarydixon2019
, Oct 2019
A thorough and interesting tour, with a guide and driver who know how to get around, inform and provide n excellent experience.
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Wonderful experience!
CarolBroos6
, Oct 2019
We were lucky enough to have Linda as our guide, her husband was our personal driver. She gave such a excellent tour and guided us around all the crowds. We were even given time to shop for specific items, She even guided us on additional places while we were in Bejing the next day,
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Sally was Amazing
17sylvesterm
, Oct 2019
My wife and I had the pleasure of touring with Sally on our first trip to China this past September. She curated the perfect tour and catered exactly to our needs. Sally was the consummate professional and the perfect person for a private tour. I would do this tour a million times over, and highly recommend this experience for those wanting a private tour of the Great Wall.
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