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“Skip the lines at the amazing Forbidden City. Appreciate Tian’anmen Square with an insider’s angle. Enjoy 2 hours of Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu with round-way cable car. There’s a freshly-cooked set meal for lunch, and smartly-timed arrangements with absolutely no shop detours. Put your mind at ease with our money back guarantee.”
Look Mao in the eye at his giant portrait by Tiananmen Square.
Skip the line at the Forbidden City as a China Highlights’ VIP guest.
Admire the world’s largest imperial palace complex.
Enjoy a freshly-cooked Beijing local lunch on this well-knit-together day tour.
Hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu in the afternoon, after the crowds leave.
Snap excellent landscapes that will be appreciated even by the most discerning photographers.
Free drinking water and walking gear are available at the China Highlights Refreshments Kiosk.
Go beyond surface appearances with insider narration on attractions.
Guide: better than a normal licensed tour guide; friendly and helpful with fluent English
Driver: reliable licensed local driver with at least 5 years’ driving experience
Vehicle: Air-conditioned business car (max: 7 seats) with GPS facilities, big windows, and ample space
China Highlights Beijing Office: 24/7 customer service, providing backup support
Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby in the morning at around 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM. (Your tour guide will contact you for the exact pick-up time the day before your departure). A comfortable car will transfer you and your guide to historic Tian’anmen Square where the famous chairman mao's portrait is hang on the wall of the Gate of Heavenly Peace. It is hardly to say that you have ever been to Beijing if you don't visit the square! Like the Times Square in New York, Red Square in Moscow and St. Peter's Square, Tiananmen Square is a must-visit place for traveler to Beijing and is the largest public square in the world. Your guide will provide you commentary to the history, architecture, and anecdotes of the square, you will have around 20 minutes there for taking photos.
Your group will be 4 to 6 people, offering good flexibility. If you want some more time for taking photos, or you have more questions about the history and architecture, just let your guide know.
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Walk north, and after going through the middle gate of Tian’anmen rostrum, there will be a huge red gate awaiting you. Start to enjoy the highlight of the day — the Forbidden City, the world’s largest imperial palace with 9,999½ forbidden imperial chambers, home to 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1420–1911). You'll be marvelled by the gorgeous Chinese ancient style architectures and interesting history and lives of those Chinese emperors.
Your tour guide will help you explore 10 carefully-selected places in the Forbidden City, recommended by our local experts, while other group tours only visit 6 spots briefly.
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In the afternoon travel 1½ hours from downtown Beijing to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and we'll have a rest and enjoy your delicious Beijing local food for lunch at our well selected local restaurant - Xinshuangquan.
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In the afternoon you'll hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu. The section is ranked top among all parts of the Great Wall on TripAdvisor for its picturesque scenery, fewer tourists, and beautifully-restored architecture.
In order to save your time, we suggest you to choose round-way cable car or round-way chairlift and toboggan ascend to and descend from the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing steps. (If you want to take one way cable car and one way chairlift or toboggan, you need to pay the price difference CNY80 per person at your own expense.)
At the Wall, it is free time to walk around after your guide does some introduction. Cable car ascends to and descends from tower 14. Hike “the most beautiful and interesting part of the Great Wall” — between the 14th and 23rd watch towers — acknowledged by hikers as “the golden route”. And chairlift ascends to tower 6 and toboggan descends from tower 6 too. It would be a high challenge hiking from tower 6 to tower 23. According to your physical condition, most of our customers who take the chairlift up and down, hike from tower 6 to tower 14 and turn back.
It normally takes about 2 hours to complete the route. Then descend and take a transfer bus back to our vehicle.
Good to know:
Map of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu (click to enlarge)
Two-riders chairlift up and down
Single-rider toboggan descend at a safe speed
Going back to your hotel in Beijing will normally take about 1½ hours. Likewise for a Beijing train station. Going to Beijing Capital Airport directly normally takes about 2 hours from Mutianyu.
We will transfer you to your hotel at the end of the tour. If you need to catch a flight or a train after the tour we are more than happy to help you arrange it. Please click here to book the airport transfer for your onward flight.
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The hotel pick-up and drop-off area should be within the fourth 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.
We go deep into how best to tour Beijing. We research our customers’ favorite spots and photo sites, and work out the best routes to cover Beijing’s top sights:
For each of our Beijing tours, our product team inspect every item several times to establish their quality, and make sure our information is authoritative and up-to-date.
Our tour guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and well-trained. They only work for China Highlights. We don’t use freelance tour guides.
Unlike some other online travel agents who sell tour products made by local travel agents, we built our own branch company in Beijing in 2010, and since then we started to make our own unique products. We aim to deliver a high-value tour to every one of our customers. We have more than 50 local staff in Beijing to solve your problems on the spot.
|Seasons||Adult (age 12+)||Child (age 2 – 11)||Infant (age < 2)|
|Shoulder Season*||$119 USD||$99 USD||free|
|Peak Season*||$129 USD||$109 USD||free|
* Please Note: The peak season includes the following dates: 29/Apr/2017 - 01/May/2017, 01/Oct/2017 - 08/Oct/2017, 30/Dec/2017 - 01/Jan/2018, 15/Feb/2018 - 22/Feb/2018. Other dates are indicated as shoulder season.
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