Mini Group: 2-Day Beijing Highlights and Great Wall Tour

Duration: 2 days
Destination: China, Beijing, Beijing
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  • 2 days
  • Beijing
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Join a 2-day mini group tour with our friendly and professional tour guide in Beijing, visiting the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and more including lunches in local featured Chinese restaurants.

Itinerary

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

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
The Forbidden City, in the very heart of Beijing, was home to 24 emperors during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. It is the largest and best preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world, featuring a great square, halls and gates, in contrast to intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and living quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are important treasures of ancient China. You will be walking for about 1.5-2 hours (2 kilometers). The walks in the Forbidden City are graded moderate.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is ranked top among all parts of the Great Wall on TripAdvisor for its picturesque scenery, the most child-friendly section and beautifully-restored architecture. It is about 1.5 hours driving from downtown Beijing.

In order to save your time, we suggest you to choose round-way cable car or round-way chairlift and toboggan ascend to and descend from the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing lots of boring steps. Cable car station is at Tower 14. Chairlift & toboggan station is at Tower 6. We have included the costs of round-way cable car or round-way chairlift (or toboggan) ascend to and descend from the Great Wall. If you want to take one way cable car up and one way chairlift or toboggan down, you need to pay the price difference CNY100 per person at your own expense.

At the Wall you’ll have free time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and your guide will show you the background information of the Great Wall. The cable car ascends to and descends from the 14th watch tower. We recommend you to hike up the most beautiful part of the Great Wall – between the 14th and 23rd watch towers which were known by hikers as “the Golden Route”. However the chairlift ascends to the 6th watch tower while the toboggan descends from tower 6 too. It might be a challenge to hike from the 6th watch tower to the 23rd watch tower. But you can decide based on your physic condition.

Normally it would take about 2 hours to complete the hike from the 14th watch tower to 23rd watch tower.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Visit Jingshan Park, Summer Palace, Temple of Haven and Qianmen Street

Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
You will change another angle to have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City at Jingshan Park which is located behind the Forbidden City. Standing on the 479-meter high hill you’ll have the best position to get a panoramic view of this large Palace Museum which you should not miss.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
Summer Palace is the largest imperial royal garden in the world which was built by the Chinese Emperor Qianlong in Qing dynasty as a gift for his mother’s birthday!

You’ll see the wisdoms and treasures of traditional Chinese architecture art while you walking in this garden. It is about 273 hectares in size and is composed of three main scenic areas: the palace area, lake area, and mountain area.

You’ll visit the Summer Palace by taking a dragon boat on the lake which is the best way to visit Summer Palace (the boat trip is not available in winter as the lake would be frozen) and, on the way you will have a chance to view all of the beautiful palaces at the side of the lake.

After the boat trip, you will walk along a long corridor which is regarded as the longest art gallery in the world and has 14,000 Chinese traditional paintings on the beams.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
This is the place where ancient Chinese emperors used to worship their “Gods”. The Altar, Echo Wall and spectacular Imperial Vault are the highlights.

You’ll find the Hall of Abstinence is a special place that those emperors use this palace for fasting before they held a ceremony to pray for a good harvest and would abstain from meat and wine. Usually, the emperor go to this palace three days in advance with no drinking, no entertainment, no mourning and paying no attention to any sins and crimes being committed which showed his piousness to his god.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Qianmen (Zhengyangmen), North of Qianmen Street, Beijing 100050 China
Dating back to Ming Dynasty, Qianmen Street was the imperial road to the Temple of Heaven. Since the middle of Ming Dynasty, Qianmen Street had become a famous business street until now. Even though it has been recently rebuilt, it is still a good place if you want to check out a few hutongs and some of side streets. The different Hutong street has different features, and the architecture and vibe are very traditional Chinese. With a history of more than 450 years, there dwells around 30 famous shops with over 100 years history such as Beijing Tong Rentang which sells Chinese medicine, Rui Fuxiang which sells silk and Liu Biju which sells pickles etc.

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 2x Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City
  • All admission tickets as listed in the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide service
  • Round-way cable car transfer at the Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Bottled Water
  • Comfortable vehicle with A/C
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven

Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • China visa
  • Entry/Admission - Qianmen (Zhengyangmen)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport information is required for the forbidden city tickets booking, please forward each individual traveler's full name and passport number at the time of booking.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We try to meet individual requirement but can NOT 100% satisfy. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • You will receive details about tour guide and exact pickup time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
  • Round-way cable car or round-way chairlift/toboggan. If you want to take one-way cable car and one-way chairlift/ toboggan, please pay the price difference CNY100 per person at your own expense.
  • If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
  • This tour is daily available. But we may change day 2 to day 1 accordingly when the Forbidden City is closed on Mondays.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Departure Point

Beijing, China

Traveler pickup is offered
1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City. Please enter the name and address of your hotel/airbnb/accommodation information in the blank of pickup location at the time of booking.
2. You can go to one of meeting hotels: Regent Beijing, Gehua New Century Hotel. Transportation is at your own expense. Exact meeting time will be reconfirmed one day earlier.
3. Book an additional transfer service with us if your hotel is outside of the 4th Ring Zone. We will pick up from and return to your hotel, Round-way: US$35. If your hotel is near airport (PEK), Round-way: US$45. Please specify in the "Special Request" at the time of your booking. We will arrange it accordingly. You can pay the driver in cash.


Departure Time

7:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Shane

16 Jul, 2020

Amazing! Just Amazing! It is a hike if you want to walk to the "end" of the wall and back so wear comfortable shoes! It was a lot of fun and I am so glad I went. Our guide was awesome and she kept us on schedule and we never felt rushed.

ajaynagesh

06 Feb, 2020

I had the most memorable time in this short trip around Beijing and the Great Wall. I not only got a feel for the sights and sounds of Beijing but also had the company of the most friendly and knowledgeable tour guid Jin. On our bus journeys we discussed the highlights of the 6000+ year history of China. Jin was very patient, considerate, knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Learnt a lot from this trip. Would recommend anyone to this trip if you have very limited time.

ajaynagesh

06 Feb, 2020

I totally enjoyed this 2 day tour. I not only experienced the sights and sounds of Beijing but also had the company of the amazing tour guide Jin. He was very knowledgeable, eager to answer my questions and very considerate and courteous. I got to discuss the highlights of over 6000 years of China history during the long bus travel. Totally recommend this trip.

mariellecng

27 Jan, 2020

An amazing tour with Jin, a very knowledgeable and flexible Beijing local who cares about your comfort and who knows everything one must know about the Beijing and the Great Wall including its history, culture, economy and architecture. Jin and the driver were very flexible when it came to personal needs such as needing to go get snacks and medicines at a pharmacy. Transportation was great throughout, we were picked up at our airbnb the second day but not the first day. However, we got dropped off at our airbnb the first day and then at the railway station the second day, which more than makes up for it. The food for lunch was amazing, great restaurant choices. All of the sights chosen for the tour as well as the explanationations by Jin really give you a sense of what China is like in the past, the present and how it will become in the future

Gokeefe1

25 Jan, 2020

We had the most incredible tour of Beijing & the Great Wall with Jerry our guide & Mei our driver. Nothing was a problem for them to ensure that we had a fantastic tour for two days. Jerry showed great knowledge & enthusiasm for his city, & gave us a great introduction to China. Mei was always within a very short distance of where we were to be picked up at the different points of interest. He is a very safe driver on what were at times chaotic roads & gave us lovely coffee to keep us warm & content. As a pair, Mei & Jerry are a great team who work tremendously hard to ensure our comfort & enjoyment !

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