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4-Day Private Beijing Excursion Before or After Cruise

Beijing Exploration Before or After a Cruise

This tour is designed for travelers who want to explore Beijing before or after a cruise using Tianjin Cruise Port.

Get into the spirit of Beijing with our 4-day Beijing private tour to the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and more must-sees. See China's top imperial sights; discover the local Beijing lifestyle. Enjoy a Tianjin Cruise Port pick-up and Beijing International Airport drop-off (or vice versa). The tour can be customized according to your schedule.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Walk on the Top-Ranked Section of the Great Wall

Visit the Mutianyu Great Wall section. Walk leisurely through the watchtowers and enjoy a superb view of the Wall snaking across the mountains.

the Great Wall in fall
walking on the Great Wall

Enjoy Discovering the Forbidden City at Your Own Pace

Explore court life in the most gilded imperial palace complex with a personal guide. Listen to the palace stories in the hidden halls, which are less touristy.

The Forbidden City
the hall of the Forbidden City

Explore the Most Beautiful Garden in China — the Summer Palace

Visit the largest and best-preserved imperial garden. Admire the beauty of traditional Chinese garden landscaping and architecture.

the bridge in summer palace
enjoy the beautiful stage in summer palace

Visit the NO.1 Landmark of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven

Admire the incredible architectures of the Temple of Heaven where the emperors prayed for good harvests. But also feel the relaxing lifestyle of the local senior people here.

the red wall of the Temple of Heaven
a morning excercise at the Temple of Heaven

Walk into Old Beijing Cherished in Hutong

Walk among the traditional residential houses of old Beijing. Visit a hutong resident and immerse yourself in the age-old lifestyle.

a bike in front of a red door in Hutong
the courtyard of a hutong family

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

Day 1 Tianjin Cruise Port Pick up, the Summer Palace

Our tour guides will be waiting at Exit 3. Your guide will lead you to your private vehicle and drive you directly to your hotel. It takes about 2½ hours to get from the port to downtown Beijing.

Visit Summer Palace when you arrive in Beijing. The Summer Palace is the best preserved and the largest imperial garden in China, and it is one of Beijing's premier attractions. It is also possible to take a boat trip on the lake, which takes 10 minutes.

Day 2 The Forbidden City and Hutongs Tour

Start your tour with the Tiananmen Square, which has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history.

Walk to the The Forbidden City. It was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911. This "city within a city" is a World Heritage Site.

Follow your personal guide to explore the largest and best preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world, featuring great squares, halls, gates, and courtyards.

Enjoy a Hutong tour in the afternoon. In this 1 hour tour, you can walk through the narrow alleys as well as visit a local family and find out about the different thresholds of the courtyards.

Day 3Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall

Visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning. The Circular Mound Altar, Echo Wall, and the spectacular Imperial Vault of Heaven are the highlights.Additionally, your private guide will show you an area in the park where the local people do their morning exercises, such as tai chi or dancing.

In the afternoon, you'll hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This section is ranked top among all parts of the Great Wall on TripAdvisor due to its picturesque scenery and beautifully restored architecture.

The cable car and transfer bus rides to and from your vehicle are included in the price.

Day 4 Beijing Departure

Your private transfer will take about 1 hour from downtown Beijing to Beijing Capital International Airport. The collection time will depend on your flight time. Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you directly to the airport.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Hotel room in Beijing
FromUSD709 p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price Includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotel and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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