Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour including Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This tour is a great value - jam packed day full of activities but we never felt rushed and we got to see everything we wanted to... plus some! Really liked that all entrance fees were included and our "provided lunch" was delicious! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and we would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is on a budget and/or has limited time in Beijing!
Well orchestrated Jackie was brilliant, personable, considerate and knowledgable. Perfect tour if you only have one day to spare. Enjoyed every minute
What a great way to see Beijing in a day! Mr. Jackie Lee is an amazing tour guide, with a wealth of knowledge and a good sense of humor. We saw so much of Chinese culture and the main sights that I felt that the one day I spent in Beijing was completely sufficient. I'd highly recommend this tour, if you have limited time, or just want to be very efficient with your time.
We had Mike on our tour and it was fantastic. Remember, you will be stopping by a Jade Factory, Silk Museum, and Tea House, so if you aren't into all that then this is not your tour. All three will try to sell you expensive products afterwards, however, the tea is pretty neat and seems to be worth the money. The food at the Jade Factory is nothing special, so you may want to bring a snack. Mike is really knowledgeable, speaks great English, and we all had a blast. The Great Wall is absolutely incredible, but be ready for a serious hike. Finally, the tour involves driving out of the city which will certainly lead to sitting in traffic. Be prepped for an all day event.
Great tour, very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend this tour!!!
The tour was evenly paced and thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide Jason was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English. I was recommend this to anyone who had limited time in Beijing but wanted to do the essential must see sites.
Very full day but if you only have 1 free day, this is the tour to take! Also included a visit to a tea house, silk factory, and jade gallery. Very knowledgeable local guide, highly recommend!
This tour was amazing. Try to go on a weekday to avoid the crowds at Badaling. Ask for an early start to be the first in the Forbidden City.
Fantastic tour when you do not have much time in Beijing. Tour guide Michael was very informative.
My tour guide for this tour was Mr. Li. Mr. Li was really good. He did such a great job telling us about the places we visited and stories about Chinese history. I highly recommend him and this tour.
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. It was a real pleasure spending the day with him.
It was a good tour, and overall I'm happy that we got it! We did it for multiple reasons:
- I don't like multiple day tours, so having a one day full tour was perfect
- Getting to the Great Wall from Beijing is not easy. So having an air conditioned bus pick you up from the hotel is pretty convenient
- Entrance/tickets are included, so you can skip the line
- Our tour guide Jackie Li was informative and provided history and insight we would not discover on our own
this is a great way to see the "most" important sights in beijing (particularly if you have little time). the guide is very knowledgeable and provides detailed stories about the different places. he is also funny. :)