Beijing Classic 2-Days Layover Tour

Overview:

Type of Tour: Private Layover Tour
Duration: 2-Days
Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven.
Service: English Tour Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fees, and Lunch
Walking Level: ★★★☆☆
Meeting time: On your flight schedule
Departure: Daily

Highlights:

  Excellent English tour guide and driver only serve you.
  No shopping rules avoid all the scams.
  Visit the famous sections of the Great Wall without crowds.
  Discover famous world heritage in Beijing City.
  Hear entertaining stories and history from an informative guide.
  Delicious Lunch in a well-selected restaurant.
  Toboggan down from the Great Wall.

Itinerary:

Day 1
Our tour guide will hold a sign with your name with for you at the pick-up area in Beijing international airport.

After Pick up you, it is about 1-hour drive from the airport to Mutianyu Great Wall.
This part of the Great Wall is most welcomed by travelers for its picturesque scenery, fewer tourists, and beautifully-restored architecture. In order to save you time, we use the round-way cable car to transfer you to the Great Wall (or the ski lift up and toboggan down) so that you don’t have to waste your time to climb for more than 800 steps. Arriving at the Great Wall you’ll have about 2-hour’s hiking on the wall. The hike is flexible without rush.

After the hike, our guide will bring you to a very nice local restaurant enjoy a fresh and delicious Chinese lunch or dinner.

After the meal, you will be dropped off at your Beijing hotel.

Day 2
In the morning your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby 8:30 am.

Temple of Heaven where the Emperors prayed for peace and harvest is located in the southern part of Beijing and had been one of the holiest places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors. You will have the opportunity to see how local people exercise in the morning.

You’ll visit the famous Tiananmen Square which is the largest public square in the world where you can take photos in front of the famous Chairman Mao’s portrait hanging on the red wall of the Heavenly Peace Gate. Your tour guide will introduce the history and some interesting stories about Tiananmen Square.

Later you’ll go through the middle gate of Tiananmen Square where you’ll see a huge red gate that is the Forbidden City also the highlights of today. The Forbidden City was the Chinese majestic imperial palace from the mid of the Ming Dynasty to the ending of the Qing Dynasty. Forbidden City is situated in the midst of Beijing city. It is the palace of the Emperor for nearly five hundred years, also as the ceremony and policy-making heart of Chinese authorities.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit Summer Palace in this afternoon.
The palace is about 12 kilometers northwest of the city center and is equally as famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called “yiheyuan” in Chinese. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China and one of Beijing’s premier attractions. It is also possible to cruise on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat (optional).

You will be dropped off at Beijing airport.

Tour price: (All prices publish are in RMB and per person)

Group size 1 2 3 4 5
Price 3400 2000 1750 1580 1300

Discounts:

Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 100RMB
Under 2’s: FREE

Includes:
  Professional English-speaking tour guide.
  Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver.
  Gas, toll & parking lot fees.
  Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.
  All entrance tickets to the sights listed above.
  Round way cable car up and down or ski lift up and toboggan down.

Not included:
  Personal costs.
  Breakfast and Dinner.
  Gratuity to the guide and driver.


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FAQS

Is there enough time to visit the Wall if my flight arrivals after 2 pm?
I calculated the time, if your flights arrival Beijing airport after 1 pm, it is better to schedule Huanghuacheng Great Wall which is not rebuilt and not closes at night.

Is lunch ok for vegetarians?
We choose a very nice local restaurant with excellent Chinese food. There are a lot of food good for vegetarians.

My flight arrival Beijing very early, what is the earliest time the driver and guide can pick-up us?
As Mutianyu Great Wall opens at 8 am, it is not wise to get there super early and wait outside. The earliest pickup time is good to be 6:30 am. You will get the wall first and enjoy it a lot. You can also have a breakfast stop on the way, we can take you to a local Chinese restaurant and eat as local eat.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?
Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done. Usually, people give 50 to 100 RMB per person per day.

Does this tour go to any shops?
We don’t go to tourist shops, factories, etc. and waste your precious time.