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  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day

A privately guided tour, customized to your needs for a full day touring in Beijing. Some highlights include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, visiting the Hutongs by pedicab, seeing the exquisite Lama Temple. But there's more, shopping in Beijing with your own personal guide for the best bargains in town, what could be better.


  • Customize your own full-day Beijing tour
  • Put together an unforgettable itinerary that will suit your needs
  • You'll get an English-speaking guide for 8-hours
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day

Beijing Hutong

In Beijing, there are must-see destinations, cultural and historical landmarks. Then there are those special activities and local attractions that you've read about and put on your list to do. No tour itinerary can cover exactly what you want to see in Beijing, until now.

Let us help you create your own personalized day in Beijing using public transport with a professional guide and interpreter. If you want to visit the Forbidden City and take in a show with world famous Chinese acrobats, we can arrange it. Care to climb the steps of the Great Wall by day and have an authentic Peking Duck dinner in the evening? Well make it happen. Always wanted to tour the Hutongs by pedicab then visit the exquisite Lama Temple? Well put them both on your itinerary.

And you know about the unbelievable shopping in Beijing. Imagine having a personal guide take you where the locals shop, helping you bargain for the best prices on jewelry, handcrafts, antiques, art, fabrics or clothing. And whether you're shopping or sightseeing, well suggest the best places to eat in town. There's a world of cuisine in Beijing, plus all the traditional Chinese styles: Sichuan, Southern, Beijing style, Dim Sum and more.

Please note:This tour provides you with an English-speaking professional guide. You will be responsible for additional charges during the day such as taxis, bus fares, subway tickets, admission fees and food.


Sample list of Beijing sites you can choose to visit:

  • Tian'anmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Lama Temple
  • Panda Garden
  • Summer Palace
  • Beihai Park
  • Hutong
  • Water Cube
  • Bird's Nest
  • Great Wall at Badaling
  • Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Silk Market

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Cherry was awesome and very knowledgeable, patient and understanding. Her English is great.Also she is a lot of fun to be around.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

William is the best guide ever. We walked 12.5 miles in 1 day. We saw everything and he was so knowledgeable and a lot of fun. I wish they would have given me him the next day too. Thank you William.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide Cynthia was absolutely amazing, and she made sure we saw a lot of things in one day! We were taken to see Tiananmen square, the Forbidden City, the Drum and Bell Towers, took a rickshaw around the Hutongs, and the Temple of Heaven. We were also taken to a silk factory, where we were shown how silk is harvested and used to make materials. Although we did a lot in one day, we weren't rushed at all and we were able to take our time looking around each place. Cynthia was very good at speaking English, and she was able to tell us a lot of history and information about each of the attractions. We walked or used public transport to get to each place - even the taxis in Beijing are very cheap, so this wasn't an issue!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent. My guide cindy did a wonderfull job. She is a very experienced tour guide. She arranged the tour exactly to our requirements and was proud and happy to show us Beijing - which is an amazing city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Carlin did a great job of managing the tour and explaining the most interesting aspects of the sites we visited. She also was very flexible in revising the agenda to meet our needs. We really enjoyed our time with her and would highly recommend having her as a guide!

Many thanks for a great experience,
Tim Bowling

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

the tour guide was helpful, he assisted us in so many things, non touristy things ! he also was very informative when it came to the site seeings ... a must have when in beijing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Highly recommend this tour especially with Mr. Gru / Gyu not sure of the spelling.

Mr. Gru is knowledgeable about the history of the city and took us to all the spots where we wanted to go. His english is quite good and he understood and spoke well. Communication with him was a pleasure as was the day trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Good way to do the things you want to do.

Zsolt J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very nice and friendly guide, I had to pay all her cost, the time was exactly 8 hrs, not more or less, but Victoria was very friendly and helpful, it was a GREAT EXPERIENCE with her. We enjoyed it so much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We really enjoyed our private tour of Beijing, visiting the Lama Temple, The Temple of Heaven and a tea ceremony. Our guide, Wendy, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. It was very useful to have a local to steer us through areas where our lack of Chinese was a hindrance, especially on our first day.

Can highly recommend this service to any first time visitor to China.

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