Two places are both listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Ming Tombs and Summer Palace.
- Visit the only emperor’s tomb that open to the public and walk into the underground palace;
- Visit the best-preserved imperial park: Summer Palace and enjoy the beautiful lake view;
- Experience a one-day tour away from center of Beijing and gain abundant knowledge of relevant history and culture.
-Small group grantee, with entrance tickets to the sights lunch and guide and transportation are all inclusive.
Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy, and walk away with a special memento, when you sign up for a calligraphy class. Pick from two different daily class times to best suit your sightseeing schedule and get ready to flex your creative muscles. Learn more about the practice and try different techniques, and leave with a brand new set of skills. Enjoy a lively Hutong, Learn Chinese Culture and people, Savor an authentic Beijing Style Noodles
Choose this tour to be able to not just see, but also understand the deep history that lies behind the architectural masterpieces of the Forbidden City, the largest royal palace in the world. Without professional guidance, your trip to the Forbidden City isn't as insightful. This product is created for those who would like to spend more time in the Forbidden City to completely understand the rich imperial culture it has to offer. We will take 4 hours to walk around and fully view the palace complex, covering the West, East, and Central Line. You will be able to board the Meridian Gate, take a closer look at the elegant turrets, visit the museums, see the distinctive Royal Garden, and the Royal Family Residence, experiencing a valuable journey through the Forbidden City.
The UNESCO-listed Forbidden City is Beijing’s most visited attraction with over 14 million annual visitors, and it has the traffic to match. This half-day walking tour ensures you maximise your time, with a private guide, pre-paid entrance tickets, and an itinerary tailored to your preferences. Hotel pickup is included.
Explore Beijing’s highlights in the company of a private guide on this flexible, half-day tour. Pick a start time that works best for you, and meet your guide directly at your hotel. Then, travel on foot, via taxi, or public transportation (own expense), to the iconic Tiananmen Square. Head next to the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, where skip-the-line tickets help you beat the crowds. Finally, admire Jingshan Park before returning to your hotel.
Discover the spectacular temples of Beijing on this private walking tour. By opting for a private tour, you’ll have your guide’s undivided attention and will be able to ask questions along the way. Start your day with a hotel pickup before heading to Lama Temple. Conveniently all entrance fees are included, so you’ll bypass long visitor lines. A highlight of the tour is a Monk Blessing Ceremony at Lama Temple. You’ll also visit the Temple of Confucius, and Imperial College.
Beijing is a great place to sample typical Chinese cuisine, but most visitors only eat in the main tourist areas. This 3-hour small-group tasting tour will take you to Beijing’s atmospheric Hutong neighborhoods for a delicious dinner, including traditional treats such as donkey burgers, jianbing (crepes), steamed dumplings, and Mongolian-style hotpot.
This tour of a Panda House and Beijing’s Summer Palace not only lets you check out two of the city’s main attractions, it also gives you a better understanding of how to use the city’s metro system. With help from your guide, take the metro to both places, and explore the areas. Afterward, decide if you want to take the metro back to your hotel with your guide or stay at the Summer Palace for more sightseeing. This tour is offered in the morning and in the afternoon, so you can choose which time better suits your schedule.
Go off the beaten path in Beijing to visit a ‘hutong' (traditional-style neighborhood) with an experienced private guide for an authentic experience of local Chinese cuisine and the rich culture of old Beijing. Visit the produce market and sample more than 20 different dishes at a range of small eateries including locally owned shops, bakeries and restaurants. Meet the owners and learn about Chinese culinary customs from your guide. Your 4-hour tour includes all food tastings, a great treat for foodies!
Venture out of Beijing to see the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and visit the Summer Palace on this comprehensive full-day tour. Walk around the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China for an awe-inspiring time at this renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, take in the lush environs of the Summer Palace with a stroll through the imperial gardens. Snap photos of the lake, temples and marble boat as you learn about this important site from your guide.
Hear the stories behind Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square during a small-group walking tour in Beijing. After exploring the famous square, which is one of the world’s largest, you’ll make your way into the Forbidden City using a pre-booked ticket to avoid any long entrance lines. Explore all the key sites including the Imperial Garden, and discover fun facts about the Ming and Qing dynasties from your guide. Numbers are limited to just 12 people, and you can rest assured that no unwelcome factory or tourist shop visits are planned.
From sesame cakes to steamed buns, Beijing is a city packed with flavor. Learn about the dishes that locals love on this 3-hour walking culinary tour of a night market, including 10-15 samples of dishes sure to satisfy your appetite. A private guide ensures a personalized experience, including catering to dietary restrictions, and easy logistics.
The Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace are three of Beijing’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour visits all three. On this guided tour, designed with first-time visitors in mind, you'll also receive hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
Explore the winding streets of Beijing on a 3-hour private bike tour with an experienced guide. Admire the illuminated city at night as you bike along Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Cycle down Nanluoguxiang Alley to see trendy shops built along Beijing’s ancient alleys, and enjoy the lush environment of Shichahai Lake and Jingshan Park. Hear stories about Beijing's history and contemporary life from your informative guide, and enjoy frequent stops for photo ops. Your guide ensures a safe, fun and fascinating tour of Beijing by bike.
Take advantage of a long Beijing layover: this private tour makes it easy to explore the UNESCO-listed Great Wall of China. After arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport, you’ll apply for a free visa and will meet your guide in Arrivals. Travel via private vehicle to the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall, renowned for its lakeside scenery, where you can stretch your legs and explore. If you have time, opt to enjoy a traditional Chinese meal before returning to the airport.
Enjoy the intimacy of a private tour while seeing 2 of Beijing’s most iconic temples, Lama Temple and Confucius Temple. Your English speaking guide teaches you about architecture, beliefs and local heritage so you fully appreciate the significance of the temples. Schedule at your convenience with either a morning visit followed by a traditional dim sum lunch, or an afternoon visit followed by dinner.
Discover the cultural sights and delectable delights of Beijing on an evening food tour. Accompanied by a gastronomic guide, discover the city’s most sublime street food stands and pleasure your palate with a selection of local specialties. Gain insight into the culinary culture of the country and absorb the vibrant atmosphere of a local market on this enriching epicurean exploration.
See the best of Beijing plus the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu on a small-group tour that focuses on the attractions and avoids the traps of many sightseeing tours. With a guide who provides in-depth commentary and shows you the best photo ops, you'll visit Tiananmen Square, skip the line at the Forbidden City, hike on the Great Wall, and stop by Nanluoguxiang Hutong at night. You will not make stops for shopping, tea ceremonies, factory visits, or other activities that take up time.
Explore the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall on bike and foot with this private 8-hour tour from Beijing. Travel to this mountainous and unrestored section of the UNESCO-listed wall: the only stretch bordering a lake. Then, enjoy a guided countryside bike ride and hike along the steep battlements. Admire the mountain-and-lake scenery and learn about the Ming-era wall on route. Includes lunch, private transport, bike, entrance fees, and personalized attention from a private guide.
Discover the incandescent beauty of Beijing by night on this 3-hour evening walking tour. See the city sparkle as you explore glimmering waterways, vibrant parks and narrow ‘hutongs’ (alleys) under the cover of darkness. Led by an accomplished guide, sample sublime specialties at the busy Wangfujing Snack Street; browse stalls bursting with exotic ingredients at the Donghuamen Night Market; and stroll amid the ancient and illuminated structures of Imperial City Park for a unique sightseeing experience. Conclude your tour with a tranquil wander around Houhai Lake and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour.
Make the most of your limited time in Beijing and get a personalized experience as you tour Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City with a private, English speaking guide. Walk through these landmarks at your own pace while your guide tells you fascinating stories of their significance. Choose from several start times to easily fit this Quick Explorer tour into your busy schedule.
Beijing’s hutong feel much more atmospheric with a private guide on hand to tell their stories and answer all your questions. Experience big-ticket highlights such as the Bell and Drum Towers, Yandai Xie Street, Back Lakes, and Yinding Bridge alongside lesser-known courtyards on this door-to-door tour. Along the way, try bubble tea, red bean dessert, and “mantou” buns, then dine (or lunch) on the best dim sum in town.
If you’ve got an appetite for adventure, look no further than this private hiking tour of the Great Wall at Mutianyu—a unique way to see one of the ancient wonders of the world. Departing Beijing, you’ll absorb stunning views of the Great Wall of China during a 5-hour moderate hike, and ride a cable car. For added convenience, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
There’s no better way to discover traditional Beijing life in authentic “hutong” neighborhoods than with a private guide. This door-to-door private bike tour combines the well-known attractions with less-visited lanes where locals still go about their daily lives. Besides Nanluoguxiang, Back Lakes, and Yandai Xie Street, see a drum show at the Drum Tower, enjoy a dumpling lunch, and visit some newly renovated “hutong” beside the Grand Canal.