Beijing Tour for a Family with Kids
5-Day Beijing Family Tour
What does Beijing mean for a family trip? It means you can discover the secrets of the Forbidden City in an interesting way, conquer the most magnificent part of the Great Wall at Mutianyu, and do morning exercises as a family in the Temple of Heaven. You can also enjoy a hot pot in an amazing 'smart' restaurant, and learn how to write Chinese characters when visiting a family in Beijing's traditional hutongs.
This 5 day family tour to Beijing will present a vivid Beijing to you and give you a memorable family occasion. Your tour will be private and flexible.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Discover the Mythical Animals in the Forbidden City
Explore the Forbidden City in a way that's specially designed for families with kids.
Walk on the Great Wall and Slide Down from It
Visit a less-crowded Great Wall section at Mutianyu and try an exciting toboggan ride.
Be Like an Imperial-Era Chinese Child in the Hutongs
Learn Chinese calligraphy when you visit a local family living in a traditional hutong district. Play with a Chinese yo-yo made of wood or bamboo in the courtyard.Taste a popular snack loved by hutong children.
Practice a Family Morning Excercise in the Temple of Heaven
Feel the relaxing lifestyle of the local people and learn doing Tai Chi at the Temple of Heaven where the emperors prayed for good harvests.
Feel the Newness of Beijing
Experience having a hot pot in the first "smart restaurant" in China. Admire the amazing medieval and modern architecture of Beijing.
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What Our Customers Said
The tour was scheduled perfectly, we had the opportunity to know many places and enjoy local food. Our guide Ivy exceed our expectations. She took care of every detail, taking care of us. I can say that she loves her job.more
Jan 2023, Claudia
Very professional and knowledgeable. Our tour guide, Lily, went the extra mile on everything. Could not of asked for better planning. The explanations were detailed and interesting. The local restaurant choices were delicious.more
Dec 2022, Robin C
GREAT Forbidden City tour!
We took a guided tour with Ivy through the Forbidden City. She had everything perfectly organised, knew all the amenities and explained the most important facts around history and design of the palace in an enticing manner. Can absolutely recommend her as a guide, we had a great day!more
Oct 2022, Adam A
Beautiful Day at Great Wall in Mutianyu
We had a wonderful day visiting the Great Wall together with our guide, Ivy. The organisation - from the pick up to the return - was excellent, we had nothing to worry about. So It was a lovely and relaxed day profiting from the experience to the fullest without having to trouble about transport or tickets. Ivy explained well the history and knew about all nice parts of the part of the wall that we visited. She is very nice company. We had a very good experience.more
Oct 2022, Nina
Excellent time in Beijing
Ivy was a true professional who spoke excellent English and engaged us with stories of the very rich Chinese cultural heritage and history. We went away with so much more knowledge with her as our guide giving us a live commentary as we walked around. She brought us to the off the beaten track spots, less crowded corners of the attractions and very importantly, knew which toilets were clean and more foreigner friendly. Highly recommend Ivy to any future visitors to Beijinmore
Oct 2022, JCCEBJ
Excellent time in Beijing
Zac from China Highlights organised a 3 day Beijing trip for my family during the Golden Week in China.more
Oct 2022, JCCEBJ
Our travel planner Monica is kind, very attentive, and there is no pressure or "hard sale". Great service and highly recommended!more
Sep 2022, Julia
A great tour
Our trip to Beijing was brilliantly organised and stress free. As usual with China Highlights our guide Ivy was really well prepared, knowledgeable and dealt with all the security, covid checks and tests etc. It made the trip really easy.more
Aug 2022, Peter F
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Your private guide will meet you in the arrivals hall at the airport or at the train station's exit. You will be taken in a private, professionally chauffeured car directly to you hotel. Your guide will help you to check in.
Start your journey in Beijing with Tian'anmen Square (the 'Gate of Heavenly Peace' square). As the world's largest public square, it is an essential attraction for school kids' field trips in Beijing.
Walk northward from the square to enter the renowned Forbidden City. Besides the main palaces on the axis, you will also explore some places that are not on the touristy route and interest kids more. These include the library of the princes, the Archery Pavilion (the tools of the army gallery), and the Hall of Clocks and Watches. Travel back in time in the imperial garden by playing a game where you find the places where famous figures have previously been.
After delving into Beijing's past, you will go into the modern part of Beijing for your hot pot lunch in China's first 'smart' restaurant. Have fun playing a video game in the restaurant's waiting area. Be impressed by the smart kitchen and robot waiters. Enjoy a hand-pulled noodles show when having a hot pot for lunch.
Drive past Beijing's CBD. Have some picture stops to capture the new skyline of Beijing. The tall and fancy architectural structures present another side of this city.
Visit the Temple of Heaven, the royal altar where emperors worshiped heaven during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Go across the local people doing their morning exercises, including tai chi, taking their singing caged birds for some fresh air, writing in calligraphy on the paving slabs (with long brush and water), and playing keep-it-up with kick shuttlecocks.
A tai chi master will be ready to teach your group. Join the locals and enjoy some interesting morning exercises as a family.
Move on to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, which is about a 1½-hour drive from the Temple of Heaven.
Take a cable car up and your personal guide will walk with you on the wall to give you some information and to help you if you want to take some photos. You will have some free time to walk around. Then take a toboggan ride down the Great Wall.
Drive back to downtown Beijing and enjoy the famous Peking roast duck dish for dinner in a time-honored brand restaurant.
Your Beijing discovery tour will continue with a visit to the Summer Palace and the hutongs.
The Summer Palace was used as a summer retreat for the imperial court, providing a nice place to escape from the summer heat.
You can climb the hill or take a stroll in the charming decorated walkways before your cruise in a dragon-shaped boat on Kunming Lake.
In the afternoon, explore the hutongs - the narrow alleys between rows of quadrangle dwellings. Pay a visit to a local family who live in a traditional and original quadrangle dwelling. There, you can try your hand at Chinese calligraphy. Learn to write the Chinese characters that mean 'family' or 'good luck'.