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Combine two of China’s headline acts and UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China – with a taste of traditional Chinese culture on this memorable 4-day tour from Beijing, including 5-star accommodation and meals. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you explore the historic Tiananmen Square, tour the grand Summer Palace, and take in the views from the Mutianyu Great Wall. Then, get off-the-beaten-track as you stroll around the ‘hutongs’ (alley ways) of Old Beijing, tuck into traditional Peking duck and be entertained by a mesmerizing Beijing acrobatics show

Highlights

  • Private tour of Beijing attractions including the Great Wall and the Forbidden City
  • Learn about Chinais intriguing culture and history from your expert guide
  • Walk around Beijing's cultural center, Tiananmen Square
  • See the beautiful mixture of nature and architecture at the Summer Palace
  • Take in high-flying and daring performances at a Beijing acrobatics show
  • Enjoy a delectable spread of Peking duck, one of China's national dishes
  • Experience a relaxing and comfortable three nights' stay at a 5-star hotel
  • All meals and hotel/airport pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Private Tour of Beijing: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Peking Duck Dinner

The Forbidden City

Customer Reviews

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent way to experience Beijing for first-time Americans like my wife and I. Our guide John was very informative. His English was excellent. He made us feel welcomed and comfortable in what for us was a very foreign environment. As per the tour description he picked us up upon our arrival, got us checked into the hotel, took us out for meals, and guided us on our tours around Beijing. Based upon our desires, he selected the restaurants and did all the ordering. We greatly enjoyed all of his selections. We feel like we had very authentic dining experiences.

The sites are wonderful, but be prepared for extensive walking and bad air. The first full day was six hours of walking before we asked to take a rest in advance of the acrobatics show. John was able to accommodate us by finding a coffee and tea room where we spent a quiet hour. The show and the Great Wall were awesome! However, the air quality in Beijing was extremely bad while we were there. Visibility from the Forbidden City and the Great Wall was very limited which was disappointing. That combined with the strenuous walking makes this tour difficult for those with health issues.

The default hotel is the Jingtailong. It is within walking distance of Tiananmen, shopping, and dining. Some of the staff speak English. The included breakfast is at the hotel's restaurant and is an Asian/Western buffet (have your room key card available). The rooms and beds are large and comfortable but the beds are firm. Check-in/check-out is different from our experiences in other countries. While John handled the check-in, it involve a lot of activity and time. A deposit is required- keep the receipt. Check-out also involves a lot of time and activity- present the deposit receipt to speed the refund. The housekeeper will inspect the room for damages before the desk will complete check-out. Allow 30 minutes prior to pickup.

Overall, this tour was awesome and met or exceeded all our expectations.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Great introduction to Beijing, highly recommend to everyone visiting this amazing city!

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Great tour at an unbeatable price! I'm so glad we chose this option. It was our first time in China and this was a great introduction for us. It covered all the basics - Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City. It was the perfect mix between the must-see "tourist" attractions and cultural immersion we would not have been able to do on our own. Great sights, friendly people and amazing country!

Laurence D. S

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Overall, we thought this an excellent tour. We got to see the sights without being pushed to shop. The guide was excellent and knew all the tricks to making it an excellent tour. We enjoyed going to local, non-tourist, restaurants, though the literature made the Peking Duck sound like a catered banquet. The acrobat show was awesome. The Wall, Forbidden City, of course sell themselves. The only down part was the hotel was advertised as 5 star. The Peninsula was advertised, but fine print directed us to another hotel, three star at best, with a good location near Tiananmen, but not really what we expected. Overall, well worth the trip and really nice to have a private guide.

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