This one-day trip is specially designed for people tight on time, such as for business and layover tourists, to get a "taste" of Beijing and see the Great Wall.You will not have to navigate the local system of transportation or stand in long lines for the Forbidden City and so it will save you a lot of time. You will also have precious one-on-one time with your personal tour guide.
Meet your guide and drive to Mutianyu Great WallAccording to your schedule, your private guide will be waiting for you at the airport, train station, or in your hotel lobby. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will be ready for you to explore Beijing. Visit Mutianyu Great Wall You'll take 1.5 hours from downtown Beijing to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. It is ranked top on Trip Advisor among all the Great Wall sections, for its picturesque scenery and beautifully restored architecture. This is the most child-friendly section, with various ways of visiting.In order to save time for you, we arrange a round-trip cable car to ascend and descend the Wall, instead of spending about 30 minutes climbing steps. At the Wall, you have free time to walk around, after some introductory explanations from your guide. The cable car ascends to and descends from tower 14. Hike “the most beautiful and interesting part of the Great Wall” — between the 14th and 23rd watch towers — acknowledged by hikers as "the golden route". It normally takes about 2 hours (2-3 km) to complete the walk. Then descend and take a bus to transfer back to our vehicle. After visiting the wall we'll have a rest and enjoy delicious Beijing local food for lunch at our well-selected local restaurant. Your guide will help you order the dishes according to your likes. Finished your lunch it will take 1.5hours on the way back to Tiananmen. Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden CityThere is a lot of history to tell about Tiananmen Square. It has a Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. It has witnessed many important incidents of China. Your guide will provide you with a commentary about the history and architecture as well as anecdotes of the square. Later visit one of the highlights of the day — the Forbidden City, home to 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1420–1911). In addition to the background introduction on the architecture, history and art of the City, your tour guide will help you explore carefully-selected places in the Forbidden City, to discover the deep secrets of the emperors and concubines of the Ming and Qing dynasties. You will be walking for about 2 hours (2 kilometers), on a walk that is graded easy. Drive back to your hotel We will transfer you to your hotel at the end of the tour. If you need to catch a flight or train after the tour we are more than happy to help you arrange it.