Beijing, China
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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Take a private customized tour of Beijing that includes transportation, and have the option to go with a knowledgeable local guide or travel on your own. You'll have a private vehicle with a professional driver, and a customized itinerary planned prior to arrival. A tourist map and itinerary suggestions are included to help you decide how to spend the day. If something captures your attention en route, stop and check it out. The half-day tour can visit top city attractions, while the full-day itinerary allows time to visit the Great Wall and other key sites.
  • Private independent or guided tour of Beijing
  • Create your own customized half-day or full-day tour using a flexible itinerary
  • Set out by private vehicle or make use of a professional guide, depending on your selection
  • See Beijing city attractions or extend the day at the Great Wall
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Choose between a guided tour or independent explorations on this fully customizable, private excursion.
Your half- or full-day tour starts with pickup from your hotel. Step into your comfortable private vehicle and set off to see the city’s local attractions and historic sites.

A half-day independent tour takes you to top destinations within Beijing. Visit the Summer Palace, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, or explore the hutongs (old alleyways lined with traditional buildings) on foot or by pedicab. If you’ve selected a full-day independent tour, you can also drive out of the city limits to the Great Wall, where you can climb the steps, marvel at the fortress-like towers and enjoy panoramic views of the scenery.

If you’re touring independently, use your suggested itinerary and tell your driver where you’d like to go. Be sure to confirm your custom itinerary with the tour operator prior to your arrival in Beijing; that way, they can carefully plan your independent excursion for you.

Upgrade for Half or Full-Day Guided Tour:
Go more in depth with informative commentary from an experienced guide. Get help in customizing your tour from your personal guide, who knows how to avoids the crowds at top destinations and can help your tour to proceeds efficiently. Your guide can also suggest the best venues to sample Beijing’s cuisine, take you to where the locals shop and help you bargain for the best prices. It's an opportunity to get insider knowledge on what to do and see with limited time.

After you’ve taken in the sights, you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Sample list of Beijing sites you can choose to visit:
  • Forbidden City
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Summer Palace
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Hutongs
  • Lama Temple
  • Panda Garden
  • Beihai Park
  • Water Cube
  • Bird’s Nest
  • Silk Market
  • Great Wall at Badaling
  • Great Wall at Mutianyu
Please note: You are responsible for additional charges during the day, such as any admission fees, food or drink, and public transportation costs (such as pedicab or cable car).

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Oct 2017

Allison was our guide. She was very professional. She helped us figure out the exchange rate and helped us exchange money. She was a real lifesaver when it came to exchanging money. She helped us with the store coupon that we received for shopping at Silk Street. We had to do a lot of walking and she walked with us. Prior to our arrival at the hotel, Allison contacted the hotel asking them to pass on the message that she was tracking our trip. That was a relief. Allison and the driver had worked out the order in which we would visit sites based on our sightseeing requests. She remembered all of our requests without my having to say anything. We toured Jingshan Park, Silk Street, Tiananmen Square, and the Hutongs. The park is beautiful. While at the park Allison pre-arranged for us to experience a Chinese tea ceremony however, it was more of a tea tasting than a ceremony. My husband was thrilled to have the opportunity to taste the teas I, however, felt duped as it was not a ceremony. We were picked up and dropped off in front of our hotel. It was a wonderful experience. We did not feel rushed. We chose our start time based on our arrival. I would have changed two things: no tea tasting and ensuring that the side of the park visited and the Hutongs toured were near the lake. Otherwise, both my husband and I were thrilled with our experience.

, Jul 2017

Torrey was a great guide. We wanted to see Pandas at zoo and Summer palace. she was great and made the first day of our trip memorable. must use her if in Beijing.Great knowledge. let us explore at zoo. very patient with our tired group of 4. She was great!

, Aug 2015

I had a limited amount of time in Beijing and wanted to see so many tourist attractions. There wasn't a day tour that specifically covered all the attractions so we hired Chris to give us a private tour. She was extremely knowledgeable and efficient. She offered to take us anywhere and she even offered to give us more hours than what we had paid for. She was very friendly and I would highly recommend hiring Chris to give you a private tour of Beijing.

, Jul 2015

Truly sensational day with Jane my private tour guide and Mr Chang our driver. We started at about 10am and headed strait for Tiananmen Square followed by the Forbidden City. Jane's excellent english, expert knowledge and ability to navigate the crowds made it easy to follow the tour and move through the beautiful buildings with ease. On our way to see the Great Wall in the afternoon we stopped at a quaint little restaurant and brass shop which provided a good break from the 90 minute drive. Finally, at The Great Wall, Jane masterfully guided me along the path, explaining historical significance and allowing me to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Simply grand day all around. Things were smooth and easy and although I was tired at the end, I cherish my time on the tour and the sights I was able to see in just one day. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! -Chris Beasley Photography

, Dec 2014

Excellent! Really went out of the way to help me see two parts of the Great Wall. Guide "Owen" was awesome. Excellent English, a lot of fun and very very knowledgeable about all of China's history and politics. Driver was very good as well. Got us right up to the wall. Wonderful experience!

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