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Tour code: 2042PV_01
See the spectacular sights of Beijing according to a personalized itinerary on this full-day private tour of the city. Accompanied by a private and knowledgeable guide, tailor your tour according to which landmarks interest you most; perhaps see the ancient mystery of the Forbidden City; venture to the iconic Greet Wall; or admire the exquisite exterior of the Lama Temple. Follow your guide around the narrow alleys and ambient streets of the city to purchase special souvenirs, or sample some sumptuous street food in bustling markets. 


  • 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

Before your tour, contact your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide and devise your ultimate itinerary according to your interests. Personalize your fascinating full-day depending on what you want to explore and allow your guide to organize the logistics, including transportation and where to sample the finest local delicacies. 

When the day arrives, greet your guide at a pre-arranged location in Beijing and set out on your enriching exploration of the city. Ascend the stone steps of the mind-blowing Great Wall of China; absorb the sacred majesty of the Lama Temple; watch world famous Chinese acrobats perform in the Forbidden City; and feast upon a bounteous banquet of Peking duck in an elegant restaurant. Whatever you want to do, your guide will arrange it in meticulous detail to ensure you conclude the tour with magical memories of your day in Beijing. 

Please note: The tour offers an English-speaking professional guide only. Additional charges such as taxis, subway tickets, entrance tickets, bus fares and food must be purchased at your own expense. 

Please see the Itinerary section below for a list of sites you may want to visit.   


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

Carlos V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

William was an awesome Tour Guide! Loved the personalized attention. Would recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time in Beijing and wants a personal tour of the city.

Jamie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Goo did a great job of getting my family of four around Beijing by metro. He was informative, easy to understand and flexible with where we wanted to go. I really like the private tours for my family and we could eat where we wanted. We had fantastic Peking duck at the end of our day. Not sure we would have found the restaurant on our own.

Melissa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way to spend the day in Beijing! my tour guide Coraline was fantastic and very flexible in accommodating my requests for the sights we visited, as well as very knowledgable about the history of Beijing and details on every place we visited. Highly recommend!


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.

Lori T

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.

Susan L

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!

Tania T

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.

Timothy B

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

Abhijat S

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.

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