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Mini Group: Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu provided by The Trippest Mini Group Tours

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Mini Group: Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Combine three of Beijing’s most famous attractions on this full-day tour. Skip the line and save time on a guided tour of the Forbidden City, a UNESCO-listed site. Explore Tiananmen Square's landmarks, and then head to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Ride a cable car to the top of the wall, where you enjoy a guided hike and learn about the iconic structure’s history and significance.
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  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • Combine three top Beijing-area attractions in a single day tour
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line admission ticket to the often-crowded Forbidden City
  • Cable car ride to the top of the Great Wall of China saves time
  • Round-trip transport, lunch, and all admission tickets are included for a hassle-free experience
What to Expect
Begin your tour with convenient early-morning hotel pickup. Board the comfortable vehicle and head straight for Tiananmen Square. Learn about the area’s history, take photos in front of Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, and visit the Gate of Heavenly Peace. From here, enter the Forbidden City, skipping the long entry line and proceeding directly inside. Take in the traditional Chinese architecture, and hear all about the ancient Chinese emperors who lived here. Rather than visit all 9,999 rooms, your guide has carefully selected 10 to best represent the palace and maximize your experience. Leave Beijing for the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, where you’ll board the time-saving cable car up to the top. Spend about two hours hiking between the 14th and 23rd watchtowers while your guide sheds light on the wall's history and significance. Relax and rest on the ride back to Beijing for hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
  • English Speaking Professional Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City
  • Round-way cable car transfer at the Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Gratuities
  • China Visa
  • Hotel accommodation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Zone of Beijing City.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We include 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Tobi T wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
We had an amazing day with enough time at the Great Wall to go from one end to the other end and back. Probably not everyone will come so far, but you can try. The weather was brilliant, we had a perfect view and the wall is really a life goal everyone should have seen this.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Megan R wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions
Tom was my tour guide and he took us to see the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall, it was an amazing day! He had lots of knowledge about the places we visited which made it even better. Thanks for a great day!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Sarah M wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great tour with Tom to the forbidden city & Great Wall at Mutianyu. Tom was really knowledgable and a great tour guide, he knew lots about the history and went out of his way to help us learn. Lunch was delicious, especially the di San Xian which is now my new
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Alex wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Our tour guide, Cactus, really showed us a great time. We had limited time in Beijing and managed to check off everything we wanted to see in one day. We felt we had plenty of time at each site and Cactus gave us great historical context for everywhere, as well as great places
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Date of experience: November 2019
Solo Traveler wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Tom was an excellent tour guide. The entire day was smooth from pickup to drop off. He was knowledgeable about the Forbidden City and the history of the Great Wall. I used this day as a side trip when I was in China for work. It was the best part of the entire trip. It was me
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jonathan B
Highlight of our trip to China
Bob chen was a brilliant tour guide and our great wall hike was a highlight of our trip to China.He gave us loads o
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Half day Great Wall tour via Jinshanling
Had an amazing tour with Rico as our tour guide. Picked up promptly at our hotel, comfortable drive to Jinshanling.
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Once in a lifetime
We got “lucky” being amongst the first tourists to the Great Wall post covid-19, and had the place to ourselves (we
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After a long flight, seeing the placard with my name was quite relaxing.Although the driver did not speak English,
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Wonderful tour. Had a fabulous tour guide Susie who was very knowledgeable and very professional. There was only t
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Jodi C
Overall this tour was awesome! We enjoyed visiting all the different historical sites but could of done without al
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Wonderful experience at the great wall! Woderful place and William was the best tour guide I ever met. He took care
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Amazing tour with tour guide Jin
I had the most memorable time in this short trip around Beijing and the Great Wall. I not only got a feel for the s
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Amazing tour thanks to our wonderful guide Jin!
An amazing tour with Jin, a very knowledgeable and flexible Beijing local who cares about your comfort and who know
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Jerry & Mei
We had the most incredible tour of Beijing & the Great Wall with Jerry our guide & Mei our driver. Nothing was a pr
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Walking tour of Forbidden City
We did a 4 hour tour with Cactus, who was a great tour guide, with loads of information while also keeping our two
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Amazing Beijing 2 Day Tour
I just returned from a trip to China in the last week. While I spent most of my time in the southern part of the co
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Very nice journey at Mutianyu Great Wall with our guide Sunny
Very nice day seing the Mutianyu Great Wall in Winter with the snow around on the mountains ! Everything was well o
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Nice trip to the Forbidden City
The process was simple, all you needed was the passport you booked the ticket(s) with. For me this included the ent
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Great Tour!
I did the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall small group tour. When they picked me up, I was informed that I wa
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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