Day Tour to Forbidden City and Great Wall

Trip name:

Day Tour to Forbidden City and Great Wall

Trip code:

LCT-BJ-1D -01

Trip length:

1 Day

Trip overview:

Explore the three most important sites in one day. Skip the line and have more time to closely scrutinize the Forbidden City, and learn about the Ming and Qing Dynasties’ royal life. Visit Beijing’s landmark Tiananmen Square and recollect the historic events that happened there. Drive outside of the city and walk along the Mutianyu Great Wall. Take a cable car to the top and a toboggan or cable car down.

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  • 5 pax
  • 4 pax
  • 3 pax
  • 2 pax
  • 1 pax

* Note: This price is per person.


1. See how Imperial Families lived in the Ming and Qing Dynasties by visiting the Forbidden City;
2. Walk in the largest square in the world - Tiananmen Square;
3. Listen to your guide relate how the new China was founded and hear about Chairman Mao’s influence decades ago;
4. Be amazed by the magnificence of the Great Wall.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 Mutianyu Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City

    07:30: Your friendly tour guide will greet you in your hotel lobby and your day tour will commence.

    09:00 - 11:30: Drive around 1.5 hours to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and have a quick  snack at the Subway at the foot of the Mutianyu Wall. This is a one of the most famous and idyllic sections of the Great Wall. You will have a choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours walking up and down the various sections exploring the Watch Towers and marvelling at the construction and beauty of the renowned and legendary Wall. You then have the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came with cable car.

    11:30 - 12:30: Enjoy a typical Beijing lunch nearby the Mutianyu Great Wall (For your own account).

    14:00 - 14:30: Return to Beijing and visit Tiananmen Square. A rectangular square of 440,000 sq meters. Tiananmen Square echoes the layout of the Forbidden City to some extent. It also displays the major concept of Chinese politics in ancient times namely, centralism. Many historic events took place here, the most famous of which is the Tiananmen Incident. Now, it’s just a symbol.

    15:00 - 16:30: Visit the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. We’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace. Enclosed by long scarlet walls extending 3.5km, the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City was the very centre of power of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. This large palace witnessed the prosperity and the decline of feudalism. Here you will directly experience how royals lived and how they ruled.

    17:00: Drop off at your hotel.

Additional Information

What’s Important:
What’s included:
Air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver.
Licensed Chinese- English bilingual speaking tour guide.
Entrance fee for sights mentioned, including cable car up and toboggan down the Great Wall.
Bottled water.

What’s not included:
Personal expenses or private entertainment items at sights.
Tips or gratuities for guide and driver if we did a good job (recommended)

What to take:  smile and a relaxed and enthusiastic attitude

Good to know:
1. As our customer, your time is very valuable to us. We will never take you to any factories or shops for shopping.
2. For lunch, we will take you to a nice local restaurant, where you can enjoy the local food at a fair price. Please inform us about your food preferences in case you have any allergies.
3. A regular day tour will last 8-9 hours. If you want a tour with a duration exceeding the working period of our tour guide and driver, we need to charge you for your extra hours at the standard rate of 100 RMB per hour.
4.The tour we provide you is based on days, not the hours. A regular day tour will last 8-9 hours. In case you only need our service for between 6 to 8 hours in one day, we will consider it a day tour.
5. Please be aware that your itinerary may be changed anytime. Whenever you want to adjust it, we will help you with that.
6. What we provide are high-quality private tours, you will only be with your families or friends. There are no other people joining your tour.

7. Wheelchairs are available, please advise prior to your trip in case you need any.

8. The Forbidden City is closed every Monday.


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