Beijing Essentials: Forbidden City & Badaling Great Wall

Location: Beijing, China

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  • Take in the vast complex of the Forbidden City and see Ming and Qing palaces
  • Soak up the atmosphere of Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world
  • Stroll a section of the Great Wall of China for panoramic views


  • 8 Hours

  • We provide hotel pick-up within 4th ring road of Beijing

  • We provide hotel drop off within 4th ring road of Beijing

  • English

What You Can Expect

  • 1

    Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

    In the morning you will take in Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City to tour the grounds and take pictures of the array of halls and monuments. Known as the “Gate of Heavenly Peace,” Tiananmen Square forms one of the gateways to the Forbidden City and is the largest urban square in the world. Gasp in awe at its formidable size, soak up the history and see major buildings such as the Great Hall of the People and Mao Zedong Memorial. Moving to the vast Forbidden City, now open to the public, you will wander around a dramatic complex of Qing and Ming dynasty palaces and see the world’s largest collection of wooden structures.

  • 2


    Lunch will be in the famous Longdi Jade Factory. Besides enjoying the delicious food, you will get a chance to appreciate the very special Chinese stone, which was used for the 2008 Beijing Olympic medals.

  • 3

    Badaling Great Wall

    In the afternoon, you will travel to the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, one of the best-preserved sections of this 2,000-year-old architectural masterpiece. You will climb the wall to take in panoramic views from the top before returning to the city for a drop-off at your hotel.


    • Transportation
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Tips
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

Customer Reviews

  • Sehr gut
    a Customer
    Calw, Germany | Nov 22, 2013


  • Sympathischer Guide - aber zuviel Verkaufsveranstaltung :-(
    Frankfurt, Germany | Nov 20, 2012

    Die Chinesische Mauer ist ein absolutes Muss! Der Tourbus, in dem wir hingefahren sind, war chinesisch aber gut. Unser Tourguide war gutgelaunt und sympathisch. Leider hatten wir in der Verbotenen Stadt wenig Zeit und wurde förmlich durchgehetzt. Dafür mussten wir eine Seidenmanufaktur und eine Jademanufaktur mit Verkaufsräumen besuchen - dort haben wir leider insgesamt sehr viel Zeit verbracht! Der zeitliche Anteil dieser beiden Verkaufsveranstaltungen war viel zu hoch. Das Mittagessen fand in der Jademanufaktur statt - es schmeckt fade und das Lokal wirkte ungepflegt, nicht schön. Man wurde abgefertigt, zusammen mit anderen Reisegruppen die im Minutentakt angekarrt werden.

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