The Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall 1-Day Layover Tour


Type of Tour: Private Layover Tour
Duration: 10 hours
Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City.
Service: English Tour Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fees, and Lunch
Walking Level: ★★★★☆
Meeting time: On your flight schedule
Departure: Daily (Except Monday)


  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.


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’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.

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 2000 1150 970 850 770

Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 150RMB
Under 2’s: FREE

  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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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 in 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.