Beijing Highlights & Great Wall of China Full-Day Tour

Location: Beijing, China

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  • Marvel at the sheer scale of Tiananmen Square
  • Walk the south-north axis of the Forbidden City to see the imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing emperors
  • Hike the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China in the mountains of the Guan Valley
  • Go to a jade factory to see how jade has been carved since ancient times
  • Enjoy a typical Chinese lunch at the vast Jindian Restaurant
  • Learn about Chinese medicine traditions


  • 8 Hours

  • Pick-up from hotels in downtown Beijing between 07:00 and 08:30 You will receive a message at check-in, or a phone call from the guide 1 day before your tour date to confirm the exact pick-up time

  • Drop off at your hotel in downtown Beijing at approximately 18:00

  • Chinese, English

What You Can Expect

  • 1

    Tiananmen Square

    This small group coach tour starts with a hotel pick-up between 07:00 and 08:30, for the air-conditioned drive to Tiananmen Square. You will have about 40 minutes to marvel at the sheer size of the world’s largest public square and its imposing monuments and buildings, such as Tiananmen Tower, the Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.

  • 2

    Forbidden City

    Gateway to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved palatial complex of imperial China is your next stop. Walk the central axis of ornate palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties. For almost 500 years, the Forbidden City served as home to emperors and their households, as well acting as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

  • 3

    Jade Carving Factory

    Stop en route at a Jade Carving Factory to see the ancient art of jade carving in action.

  • 4


    A traditional Chinese lunch will be served at the popular Jindian Restaurant

  • 5

    Badaling Great Wall

    Next, drive towards the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China, about 1-hour north of the city, where you can admire up-close the most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall of China. The highest point of the wall is about 2,600 feet (800 meters) above sea level, and a cable car up is available if you prefer.


    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
    • Chinese lunch
    • Cable car ticket
    • Tips to the guide and driver
    • You will be contacted on the evening before your tour date to confirm exact pick-up time
    • The services of the guide are shared among all tour members
    • Transportation is a safe, comfortable and air-conditioned coach with seats for 22 passengers
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

Customer Reviews

  • Good Quality Pleasant Guide Everything is Great
    | Jul 13, 2015

    Good Quality Pleasant Guide Everything is Great

  • Great!!
    Doetinchem, Netherlands | Jan 23, 2015

    Thanks to my guide Linda it was a great and inspiring day. Linda knows a lot about the highlights and is fun to be with. Everything was arranged perfectly and also the sun was shining! I hope to visit Beijing again some day, and will book again one of the tours you have. To Linda: Thanks again! I had a perfect Day in Beijing, also after the tour, Thanks to your instructions!

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