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2-Day Beijing Private Tour of the Great Wall and Forbidden City

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What to Expect

Day 1: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Your private tour guide and driver will greet you at your hotel before traveling to Tiananmen Square, the iconic heart and political center of Beijing, and the largest city square in the world. We will then walk through the south gate of the Forbidden City under the watchful eye of Mao Zedong's commanding portrait. The largest and best-preserved imperial palace in the world, the Forbidden City acted as China's sprawling, 999-room seat of power during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912) and was home to a total of 24 emperors.

We will then stop to refuel in a local authentic Chinese restaurant before driving to the south of the city to visit the Temple of Heaven. The spiritual home of the Ming and Qing emperors, this is where they came to make sacrifices and pray to the gods for peace, stability, and abundant harvests. Finally, the tour will stop at Hongqiao Pearl Market, providing adequate time and assistance for you to shop and bargain for the best possible prices on local souvenirs and goods.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Mutianyu Great Wall and The Summer Palace

Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China
On the second day of the tour, we will first visit Mutianyu Great Wall. One of the seven wonders in the world, Mutianyu sits approximately 80 kilometers and 1.5 hours drive north of Beijing's city center. Mutianyu Great Wall is considered one of the most scenic parts of the Great Wall and almost completely enclosed by vegetation, creating stunning views of the wall as it winds as far as the eye can see. Visitors can choose to take the cable car to the half-way point and then hike to the top, enjoying the beauty of the Great Wall and its surroundings.

After visiting the Great Wall, we will drive to a nearby village to eat lunch made from local, fresh produce.

In the afternoon, we will return to Beijing city center, stopping at the Summer Palace and Imperial Gardens. Once the private resort for China's Qing dynasty imperial families, the Summer Palace's verdant and beguiling gardens allowed the country's most powerful figures respite during the hot summer days. Home to an incredible array of traditional pavilions, bridges, corridors, and temples, the Summer Palace surrounds Kunming Lake, where tourists and locals take time to boat on the lazy summer waters.

Returning to the hotel, we will pass Beijing's Olympic Park, which hosted the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and features such iconic buildings as the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Airport pick up available
Departure Time
8:30 AM
2 days
  • 2x Lunch
  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide
  • Private air-conditioned car with driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Cable car (120 CNY per person) and toboggan down
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel accommodation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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