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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

If your time in Beijing is short, take this full-day tour to see all the essential sights: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. You'll see why the capital of the People's Republic of China continues to be a historic center of power, culture and wealth today.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Beijing's essential attractions: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China
  • Tiananmen Square's monuments and halls
  • Forbidden City Imperial Palace Museum
  • Visiting one of the best preserved sections of the Great Wall of China at Badaling
  • Panoramic views from the top of the Great Wall
  • Shopping at the Longdi Jade Factory
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from city-centre Beijing hotels

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What You Can Expect

Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour including Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

Badaling Great Wall

Your sightseeing day tour of Beijing's essential sights starts at Tiananmen Square, with an overview of China's communist history. You'll tour the grounds and see Tiananmen's vast array of halls and monuments.

From Tiananmen Square it's a short walk to the Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace Museum. The history of every dynasty is represented in four palatial halls, plus antiques and treasures from China's thousands of years of history.

After a stop for lunch you will visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall, one of the best preserved sections of this 2,000-year-old architectural wonder. You will be able to climb the Great Wall and take in the panoramic views from the top.

The day tour also includes a stop at the famous Longdi Jade Factory where you can shop for beautiful bargains.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This was my second tour with Jason as guide (I did the Beijijng Duck and Acrobat show the previous evening. Absolutely first class. As it turned out he was my personal guide, even though it was not a private tour. Excellent level of knowledge of all the sites visited, and a complete history as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We saw everything at a reasonable pace; had a great translator "Caroli" Who had so much knowledge! No pressure to make purchases. Small group, fun day! The Great Wall was amazing!!!

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