Beijing, China

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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

See all of Beijing’s cultural and historical highlights on a comprehensive and captivating full-day tour of China’s capital city. Stroll amid the majestic charm of Tiananmen Square; marvel at the imaginative architecture at the Forbidden City; and see the verdant splendor that surrounds the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. Alongside your knowledgeable guide, gain fascinating insight into the rich history and distinctive culture of Beijing and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from selected Beijing hotels.
  • 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
Depart from your Beijing hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan and begin your cultural exploration of the city at Tiananmen Square, an enclave replete with impressive monuments and opulent halls, Hear about China’s communist history from your expert guide then take the short stroll to the Forbidden City to satisfy more cultural cravings. 
Delve into the history of every Chinese dynasty in each of the four palatial halls, marveling at ostentatious antiques and ancient treasures from thousands of years ago. Admire both the Gate and Palace of Heavenly Purity and listen as your guide explains the cultural significance of the structures. 
Revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch then return to your spacious vehicle to venture to the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. On arrival, relish the 2,000-year of New Wonder of the World and ascend to the top of the wall to capture panoramic countryside vistas on camera. 
On your way back to your Beijing hotel, stop at the renowned Longdi Jade Factory to shop for precious presents featuring the picturesque green stone.

Reviews

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C
, Nov 2018

Leo was an amazing tour guide. Nothing felt rushed. The forbidden city is gorgeous, and he knew all the best spots for pictures. We didn’t go to Badaling, but went to another section instead that was closer. It was steep but the views were worth it.

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, Oct 2018

I am very disappointed that this expensive tour also included a very suspicious tea ceremony leaving me dizzy and confused, followed by persuasive selling of highly overpriced tea. "Free lunch" at Jade factory was unfortunately also included. Was picked up by friendly, English-speaking guide at my hotel. Guiding at Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square was excellent.

d
, Oct 2018

Our guide was excellent in her English it was a great history lesson and Unforgettable experience to see the Great Wall in all its history to see Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City and all the aspirations of the first emperor it was wonderful

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, Aug 2018

This was our first tour in China and our tour guide did NOT disappoint. Our day was WONDERFUL and we have seen/experienced a LOT OF NICE THINGS :- Our guide was helpful and informative. He showed up on time and was friendly. This tour is well/fairly priced and SHOULD NOT BE MISSED!!!

m
, Apr 2018

For the price, this tour was very accommodating. However, we were under the impression that the tour of the silk factory and jade factory would be more of an educational experience, but really it was just a moment to be haggled into buying something. The forbidden city and great wall were both breathtaking structures, Tiananmen square was closed when we were there so we went to a tea house instead. After we sampled different kinds of tea, of course that became another haggle fest as well. Overall, the tour was fine, I just didn't appreciate the sales people pressuring you into buying something as soon as you walked in the door.

A
, Apr 2018

I did this trip last year and I still remember how well organized it was. If you have just a stop over, this is the best solution.

A
, Feb 2018

I booked a group tour, but was the only one. No one informed me I would be the only one. Plus they did not make any effort into picking me up from my hotel since I was the only one. The tour guide was very hurried and has a very strong accent which is hard to understand. The jade factory felt like a tourist trap to purchase something. They didn't adjust the time schedule and I ended up at lunch at 10:30 eating by myself with no one else in the restaurant. We made a stop at a tea house which was not included in the tour. I felt uncomfortable because I was the only one and no one knew about this stop. Again, the business owner tried to pressured me into making a purchase. Would not recommend.

T
, Jan 2018

We enjoyed and highly recommend the Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour. Our tour guide was amazing, spoke good English and really made our trip enjoyable and educational as well.

A
, Jan 2018

Rushed through Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in order to get us to a shop selling Jade products. Lunch was very western-style at the Jade gallery and ridiculously early. We had to pay extra to get the cable car up to the Great Wall, and had to wait for another group to show up in order to get our tickets. We then finished the day with a visit to a tea-house where we were expected to buy overpriced tea. The guide was very friendly and helpful though.

S
, Dec 2017

It was amazing. We went to the wall and experienced different sites. Since it was not tourist season aswell, it was not packed. Highly recommended. Its a nice way to experience Beijing when you are travelling by yourself


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