Great Wall Mutianyu, Forbidden City 2-Day Tour from Beijing

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Běijīng

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from$220
4.7 out of 5

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2 days small group tour with our expert guide in Beijing, visiting the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and more including lunches in local featured Chinese restaurants.
Day 1: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, and Mutianyu Great Wall 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Hotel pick-up, visit Tian'anmen Square. Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby in the morning. A comfortable car will transfer you and your guide to historic Tian’anmen Square where the famous Chairman Mao's portrait is hanging on the wall of the Gate of Heavenly Peace.8:30 AM - 10:30 PM: Visit Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is the world’s largest imperial palace with 9,999½ imperial chambers, home to 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1420–1911). Your tour guide will help you explore 10 carefully selected places in the Forbidden City, recommended by our local experts, while other group tours only visit 6 spots briefly.10:30 PM - 1:30 PM: In the afternoon travel 1.5 hour from downtown Beijing to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and enjoy lunch at a restaurant at the foot of the great wall.1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. In the afternoon you'll visit the most beautiful part of the Great Wall at the Mutianyu section where it is less crowded and has better views than other sections of Great Wall. We will use a cable car to ascend and descend from the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing steps.4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Transfer back to your hotel.Day 2: Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Jingshan Park.This day you'll deeply explore Beijing by visiting the famous imperial garden - Summer Palace and walk the most beautiful part of the palace - the West Lake. After having a Beijing local-style lunch, you'll visit Temple of Heaven where the emperors used to pray for rain and good harvest. Later you'll have a birds-eye view of Beijing city and the Forbidden City by visiting the Jingshan Park. After that, your guide and driver will transfer you back to the hotel - making a perfect end to your Beijing panoramic tour.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Transport between hotel and attractions in the itinerary
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide service
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Itinerary

Day 1: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, and Mutianyu Great Wall 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Hotel pick-up, visit Tian'anmen Square. Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby in the morning. A comfortable car will transfer you and your guide to historic Tian’anmen Square where the famous Chairman Mao's portrait is hanging on the wall of the Gate of Heavenly Peace.8:30 AM - 10:30 PM: Visit Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is the world’s largest imperial palace with 9,999½ imperial chambers, home to 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1420–1911). Your tour guide will help you explore 10 carefully selected places in the Forbidden City, recommended by our local experts, while other group tours only visit 6 spots briefly.10:30 PM - 1:30 PM: In the afternoon travel 1.5 hour from downtown Beijing to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and enjoy lunch at a restaurant at the foot of the great wall.1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. In the afternoon you'll visit the most beautiful part of the Great Wall at the Mutianyu section where it is less crowded and has better views than other sections of Great Wall. We will use a cable car to ascend and descend from the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing steps.4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Transfer back to your hotel.
Day 2: Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Jingshan Park. This day you'll deeply explore Beijing by visiting the famous imperial garden - Summer Palace and walk the most beautiful part of the palace - the West Lake. After having a Beijing local-style lunch, you'll visit Temple of Heaven where the emperors used to pray for rain and good harvest. Later you'll have a birds-eye view of Beijing city and the Forbidden City by visiting the Jingshan Park. After that, your guide and driver will transfer you back to the hotel - making a perfect end to your Beijing panoramic tour.
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