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Ultimate Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Discovery with Airport Transfer provided by Airport Layover Tour

Ultimate Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Discovery with Airport Transfer

Ultimate Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Discovery with Airport Transfer
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Have a long layover planned in Beijing? Don’t stay at the airport—instead, this private sightseeing tour will whisk you away to the Chinese capital’s top attractions. Following pickup at Terminal 3, hop aboard your private vehicle and head to the lovely Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Next, head into the city, where you’ll explore Tiananmen Square and the extraordinary Forbidden City, all before returning in time for your next flight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Make the most of your layover in Beijing with this multi-stop tour
  • See the capital’s most in-demand attractions, all in one day
  • A private tour guarantees a flexible, personalized way to explore
  • Pickup and drop-off directly at the airport making logistics stress-free
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Make the most of your layover in Beijing with this multi-stop tour
  • See the capital’s most in-demand attractions, all in one day
  • A private tour guarantees a flexible, personalized way to explore
  • Pickup and drop-off directly at the airport making logistics stress-free
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 64944P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private, well-conditioned vehicle with airport pickup & drop-off service.
  • Well-tranined English-speaking guide.
  • Admission ticket(the first entrance)
  • Free bottled water in the vehicle
  • Local tax
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Cable fee or toboggan at Great Wall (RMB120/pp for round way)
  • Any Meals
  • Gratuities:RMB200-300. It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 1. It normally take about 1.5-2 hours to get out of airport, so please select the suitable pick up time base on your flight arrival time accordingly. 2. You will be picked up from Beijing capital airport (outside baggage claim), or hotels close to capital airport(in the lobby), or hotels in Beijing city center (in the lobby), or Beijing train stations (at exit gate ).
  • Airports:
  • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • As Great Wall opens from 8am to 5pm and Forbidden City opens from 8:30am to 3:30pm, so please make sure your flight arrival time to Beijing is no later than 7am and the flight depart Beijing no earlier than 19:00.
  • A current valid passport is required for security check to Tiananmen area
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • It require at least 12 more hours layover between the two flights to make this tour availabe.
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • Visa Process: 1) Arrive in Beijing and get off the plane. 2) Follow signs to baggage claim, then you will find China immigration inspection. 3) Apply 24-144 hours visa(fill out a long white form beforehand) 4) After get visa, walk back to the regular line for immigration clearance. 5) Walk outside baggage claim to find your driver. 6) Driver will hold your name sign outside baggage claim.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Mutianyu Great Wall is closed now due to coronavirus, so we will take you to see wild Great Wall instead during these days. And we will arrange Mutianyu Great Wall tour again right after it's opened.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private, well-conditioned vehicle with airport pickup & drop-off service.
  • Well-tranined English-speaking guide.
  • Admission ticket(the first entrance)
  • Free bottled water in the vehicle
  • Local tax
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Cable fee or toboggan at Great Wall (RMB120/pp for round way)
  • Any Meals
  • Gratuities:RMB200-300. It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 1. It normally take about 1.5-2 hours to get out of airport, so please select the suitable pick up time base on your flight arrival time accordingly. 2. You will be picked up from Beijing capital airport (outside baggage claim), or hotels close to capital airport(in the lobby), or hotels in Beijing city center (in the lobby), or Beijing train stations (at exit gate ).
  • Airports:
  • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • As Great Wall opens from 8am to 5pm and Forbidden City opens from 8:30am to 3:30pm, so please make sure your flight arrival time to Beijing is no later than 7am and the flight depart Beijing no earlier than 19:00.
  • A current valid passport is required for security check to Tiananmen area
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • It require at least 12 more hours layover between the two flights to make this tour availabe.
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • Visa Process: 1) Arrive in Beijing and get off the plane. 2) Follow signs to baggage claim, then you will find China immigration inspection. 3) Apply 24-144 hours visa(fill out a long white form beforehand) 4) After get visa, walk back to the regular line for immigration clearance. 5) Walk outside baggage claim to find your driver. 6) Driver will hold your name sign outside baggage claim.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Mutianyu Great Wall is closed now due to coronavirus, so we will take you to see wild Great Wall instead during these days. And we will arrange Mutianyu Great Wall tour again right after it's opened.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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kimberly p
1 contribution
Amazing tour !!
Jan 2020 • Friends
This was an amazing tour !!! Sherry was our tour guide and she was very helpful and took all our pictures and provided us with very interesting information and history. We were picked up from the airport and taken to the Great Wall on a private van and then we headed to the forbidden city. Once we were done with our tour we were dropped off at the airport right on time for our flight. I definitely recommend this tour to anyone that is visiting for the first time.
Written 23 January 2020
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Megan K
9 contributions
Wonderful Trip with Sherry
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had an amazing time visiting Beijing with Sherry. She picked us up promptly at the airport, helped with our luggage into the private car and we began our journey. Everything went off perfectly, with a great visit to the wall, the square and the Forbidden City. She was a wealth of information, giving us a great history and culture lesson! We had 12 hours between flights. With 2 hours to wait in line for our visa and then bag collection, plus getting back to airport 3 hours early, this was plenty of time!!! Highly recommend this tour. Coats were provided (we had our own but the 32F weather was a shock to our skin after being in a warmer climate for 2 weeks) so we used those, too!
Written 13 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Caron C
2 contributions
Amazing Layover Tour!
Dec 2019 • Friends
My bestie and I made a pit stop in Beijing while headed to Phuket, Thailand for my birthday celebration. We arranged the tour via email/text the night before. Everything was amazingly easy breezy...we received explicit directions on how to apply for the temporary visa and where to meet our tour guide. When we got out of the airport our tour guide Lily, spoke excellent English and met us at the agreed upon spot. Let the fun begin! On our way to The Great Wall of China, Lily gave us information about the area and a historical perspective of Beijing and the Great Wall. She knew her stuff! After experiencing the beauties of one of the 7 Wonders of the World we visited a Tea House where we tasted and learned about all of the benefits of various chinese teas. We then had an authentic Chinese lunch and headed to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, where Lily gave us the history of the imperial palace, the emperors and various dynasties! Wow! She was a wealth of information. We made it back to the airport in plenty of time for our next flight. What a world wind of a day! Two tips: if you’re traveling to Beijing in December, PLEASE DRESS WARM!!! It was pretty cold (24 degrees/ -4 Celsius). Tip 2: Take the cable car and toboggan at the Great Wall! It’s definitely an experience. Thank you Lily for making my birthday one for the record books!
Written 29 December 2019
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Annette C
1 contribution
Got Wall & Forbidden City
Dec 2019 • Solo
I would highly recommend booking this trip, as a solo female traveller (age 40+) I was apprehensive of touring Beijing alone on my layover. So pleased I booked as was met at airport arrivals, whisked away in a car to The Wall, I determined how far I wanted to walk. My guide Jessica was very informative and would offer regular comfort breaks/water throughout the day. The Forbidden City was amazing too. I wanted to experience authentic Chinese food so was taken to a local eatery that had been making steamed buns for over 100 years! I was taken back to the airport in plenty of time for my onward flight. This trip was hassle free, safe, informative and I got some fantastic photos and memories- thanks again to Jessica
Written 15 December 2019
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Thanks for your review and warmly welcome again:)
Written 18 December 2019
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Jillian
9 contributions
One of the best days of my life!
Dec 2019 • Solo
I had a fantastic day with my tour guide, Jessica. As a solo female, I couldn't have imagined a better companion for the day. She took great photos for me and was also flexible with what I was interested in seeing - including introducing me to some delicious food. Pick up at airport was easy, the car was nice, everything went smoothly. Having a tour guide with such deep knowledge was helpful as she was able to suggest things I wouldn't have done on my own. In fact, she suggested we do the steep/harder part of the Wall and I'm so glad we did! Worth every penny and would do the day again in a heartbeat. Thank you!! PS - I'm glad I dressed warmly for December!
Written 7 December 2019
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Thanks for your review and warmly welcome again:)
Written 18 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sunni Madrid
9 contributions
Private 12 hour layover tour: Great Wall, Tinamen Square & Forbidden City
Nov 2019 • Solo
Five star tour! Guide was perfect. Friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. Loved my day!!
My guide made the trip worthwhile! Friends are jealous😁
Written 30 November 2019
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hbburton24
Chattanooga, TN2 contributions
Great way to spend a layover!!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Jessica was the best tour guide. We were given bad direction in the airport and ended up being over an hour late. She waited on us and gave us the best experience! She was so knowledgeable on everything and funny! Would recommend this to anyone with a short time in Beijing.
Written 4 November 2019
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Matt B
Berlin, Germany5 contributions
Best layover ever
This was only my second layover tour anywhere in the world, and I was a little skeptical about the plan to get a short stay visa upon arrival, leave the airport, find a tour group, and then spend the day touring. But boy am I glad I did.

It’s very easy to get the 24-144 hour visa. You just need a long layover and an onward journey confirmation. I think I read somewhere that the minimum number of hours is six, but you can also check the Chinese consulate website for full details.

Upon exiting the baggage claim, I met my tour guide Robert, who speaks amazing English. We had a great conversation from the start; he also was understanding when jet lag took hold, and I stopped being so talkative.

Since I had a total of 17 hours available, I was able to do both the Forbidden City / Tianenman Square and Great Wall tours. Robert drove us first to the Forbidden City, then spent the next several hours explaining in just enough detail the significance of what we were seeing. All I can say: wow.

After that visit we went on to the Great Wall, where I had the chance to see one of the world’s most amazing engineering marvels in person. Just a tip: the walkways and stairs are steep! In total my Fitbit said I’d walked 72 floors by the time we finished everything.

All in all, I can’t remember better money spent, and I definitely couldn’t recommend anyone other than Robert for the tour. He was simply great.

Hope you get the chance to enjoy as well. You won’t regret it.
Written 19 October 2019
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Nathan P
1 contribution
Perfect day!
Jul 2019 • Family
My well-traveled family of four (two daughters, ages 9 and 10) had a wonderful day with Jessica. She was extremely knowledgeable, had a great attitude, took great pictures of us (which we often forget to do), she knew when to guide us, she knew when to give us space to enjoy the sights as a family—it was truly a perfect way to spend a layover in Beijing. We especially liked that she ‘knew the drill’, and was able to get us past lines and through the crowds. The sights were obviously amazing, but I have to say that having a female guide was a bonus for us. Just a really great presence to have at our side in a new country-she was funny and nice and smart 😊. I hadn’t expected it, but for our day we had a driver and a guide, which meant that we had door-to-door service, and didn’t have to worry about parking or anything like that, we were simply dropped off and we were on our way, and the two of them coordinated pickup in the same way. We’re active, and so we also liked that she was a fast walker, and kept us moving! The whole point was to see and learn as much as we could, and I have been telling everyone that it was well worth our money to book this. It was easy to arrange the trip, we were given good directions on how and where we would meet up with our guide, and even when our flight was delayed by an hour we were able to land and quickly confirm that we were still ‘on’ for the day. I could go on and on. I don’t even remember how we found this company, but I can’t imagine a better way to have spent a day in Beijing.
Written 25 July 2019
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Brett L
Norristown, PA3 contributions
Layover trip to great wall and forbidden city
On our way back from Thailand my girlfriend and I had a long layover in beijin so we booked this tour. I am so happy we did, the guide was excellent. The tour helped with the visa process, our tour guide spoke great english, and took many photos for us on the trip. I highly recommend this tour!!!
Written 25 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Perfect Layover Tour with Tony!
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Jim was great. Picked me up on time ( actually early) he had warm clothes for me. He took me safely around the the
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Great Tour Company!
This was a great tour! My guide Shane was AMAZING! And spoke great English! He talked to me the entire way and even
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Perfect tour for long stop in PEK airport
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Evening tour of Beijing
Shane was our tour guide and he was excellent. Very good English and informative tour. It was extremely cold and t
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Great Experience
This was our second tour with the company and it was fantastic. Sherry picked us up promptly at the airport, taught
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Great for Long stopover in Beijing
We had a layover of about 12 hours in Beijing and went on this tour to the Great Wall. It was super well organised,
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Fantastic Layover Tour!
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Most memorable Layover Tour- The Great Wall
My family and I had a 12 hour layover and we took advantage of this offer. As soon as we landed the steps and instr
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Perfect excursion for our long layover
We flew in from Thailand at 0400 and had a 13 hour layover. Our guide David arrived promptly at 0630 and the speci
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Quick trip to the Wall
I would highly recommend this trip. Due to huge crowd on airport (Christmas season ) it took me 3 hours to come out
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Five Star Great Wall Layover!
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Great time at the Great Wall!
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Layover Tour to the Great Wall
My tour guide Jim was great! I was alone on his tour and I was very comfortable. He has a nice car and a friendly p
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Incredible experience, well-organized, perfect flight layover
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