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Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City provided by Discover Beijing Tours

Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City

Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Upon pickup from your selected hotel in the morning, depart Beijing in the comfort of your private vehicle. Relax on the roughly 1.5-hour drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and stop en route for photos in front of the Beijing National Stadium, aka Bird's Nest, home to the 2008 Summer Olympics (time permitting). On arrival, learn from your private guide about the construction and restoration of the Mutianyu section at the Great Wall of China during the Ming Dynasty. A chair lift or cable car ticket is included to more easily ascend the architectural marvel, where you can explore at your own pace and look out over the surrounding hillsides. Then ride a toboggan down and stop at a local restaurant in the Huairou district, known for its chestnuts, mushrooms, and trout. Here, you choose from various dishes featuring countryside-style cuisine for your lunch. Returning to Beijing in the afternoon, you'll visit Tiananmen Square, home to the Monument to the People's Heroes and the National Museum of China. Wander the square on foot with your guide before passing through the south gate to the Forbidden City. The 250-acre (101-hectare) complex in the middle of Beijing was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing dynasties and now houses the Palace Museum. After you discover this former ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government,  your guide will drop you off at your hotel.
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Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Transport by private vehicle • Bottled water • Lunch • Private guide • Entrance fee • Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan ticket • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum • Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian) • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Exclusions
Additional Museum tickets inside the Forbidden city • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel if your hotel is within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 5th ring road, you can travel to city to meet our guide or hotel pick up may have extra cost
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Transport by private vehicle • Bottled water • Lunch • Private guide • Entrance fee • Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan ticket • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum • Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian) • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Exclusions
Additional Museum tickets inside the Forbidden city • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel if your hotel is within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 5th ring road, you can travel to city to meet our guide or hotel pick up may have extra cost
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Niaochao National Stadium
  • 1
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
  • 3
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Palace of Heavenly Purity
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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Shivani J
Northampton, UK1 contribution
Our experience at the Great Wall, Tiananmen square and forbidden city!
We were picked up by 9am on the dot by our tour guide Becky and our driver. We had the choice of where we wanted to go first and how we wanted our day to be. We chose to do the square and city first and then make our way to the wall.

Our experience was amazing! Could not fault the service at all. Becky was an amazing tour guide, very helpful, friendly. Spoke English Incredibly well so we understood everything.

She helped us take photos, gave us advise and made us feel very comfortable. Not to forget how great our driver was. He drove safely and managed to get us everywhere with enough time to look around.

Also January is a great time to come. Everything was not busy and we could look around in peace.

Would definitely recommend!!!
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bryse
1 contribution
Could not have asked for anything more!
May 2019 • Friends
Anson provided a great day of structure and was very knowledgeable about each location. He did a great job of explaining the history mixed in with enough free time to explore. 5/5 would recommend!!
Written June 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brendan Papz
1 contribution
Anson was the best tour guide
May 2019 • Friends
Anson was super insightful and gave a lot of history on The Great Wall and China. He also knew so many interesting facts about Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. He made the entire day very enjoyable.
Written May 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

fannydeee
1 contribution
Best Tour Guide: Anson
May 2019 • Friends
The tour of the great wall, tiananmen square and the forbidden city wouldn’t have been as great as it was if we hadn’t had Anson as our tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about chinese history and my friends and i learned a lot from him. He was able to watch over the group and went above and beyond to make sure everyone’s needs were met. Overall, the experience was amazing :)
Written May 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

shsidroc00
1 contribution
Very nice tour!
May 2019 • Friends
The day was scheduled well and our guide Anson gave us enough time to rest and play! Loved the walk Anson suggested, and also the food he prepared/ordered for us for lunch. He made sure that all the allergies and personal dietary options were met. We arrived at the Square a little late, but was awesome because there were less people. Ultimately, it was a great tour and I enjoyed hearing the stories from history.
Written May 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abhi
1 contribution
Very good experience and highly recommended.
Apr 2019 • Friends
I with my friend visited Beijing on transit and booked tour which covered Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City. Lucy made our tour so easy and relaxing. She very well gave us information about each place's history and its importance. Lucy got thorough knowledge about tour and her communication skill is excellent. This tour is highly recommended if visiting Beijing.
Written May 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

38sushils
Cranford, UK14 contributions
Excellent all day tour of key sites around Beijing
Apr 2019 • Solo
As I only had two days in Beijing, I booked this tour in the UK via the Amex travel service. This was to give me some sort of assurance that I would have a reasonable tour experience especially as it was my first visit to Beijing.

I was not disappointed in anyway and from the formal confirmation the tour company night before when I checked in to the hotel to the professional and on time pick up in the morning from the Hotel Foyer everything had been organised professionally.
The itinerary of the sites to be visited were the ones that come to most peoples minds and certainly on my list i.e. The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiannamen Square. This tour covered them all but at a pace that was dictated by you, in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle with an extremely knowledgeable, personal and professional guide. All admission tickets etc were paid for and the tour organised for when it was less busy and crowded at certain sites such as the Great Wall and a very tasty lunch at a very good restaurant.

Lucy as the guide was brilliant, extremely knowledgeable, able to take any question but bring history and politics easily up to date. She has an excellent command of English, a very polite and courteous manner and a good sense of humor.

If you have limited time in Beijing and really want to see the main sites in a comfortable vehicle with your own driver and extremely knowledgeable and courteous tour guide then I would definitely recommend this tour package and if possible ask for Lucy to be your guide.
Written May 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TheRiverFisher
Herriman, UT51 contributions
EXCELLENT!!
We had one day in Beijing and this tour made the most of that time. Anson, our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and spoke excellent English. We visited on a national holiday during which the crowds would be much heavier than normal and our guide was conscientious enough to reach out to see if we would be willing to start earlier in the day to get ahead of the crowds and traffic. The Wall was amazing, the information and history provided was invaluable, and he gave us shopping advice as well.
The lunch was at a local restaurant on the way back to Beijing and was FANTASTIC! He called ahead and ordered dishes with a little less spice according to our tastes.
The tour of Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City is something that you should not miss. Our guide and driver made this a full and rewarding day.
Written May 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sjaak in motion
1 contribution
Awesome experience
I write this review while I am in the taxi to the airport, still with a big smile on my face. I do a lot of tours, basically all over the planet, but never go through the hassle of writing a review.... except today:

I had such a great day, really well
organized and professionally executed by Juliet, my guide. Everything was so smooth and nicely prepared. She is fluent in English and knows a lot about a lot, understands how people with other cultural backgrounds might see things from a different perspective, which made our conversations pretty enjoyable and the learning experience very efficient.

Oh and she knows where to get great coffee!
Written April 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Larissa P
2 contributions
Private Tour with Lucy - Great Wall/Forbidden City
Aug 2018 • Family
I highly recommend Lucy as your tour guide! She is incredibly knowledgeable on Chinese history, politics and economics. With topics ranging from Qing dynasty customs to current Chinese economic policies to daily life in the hutongs, Lucy was able to respond thoughtfully to all of our questions. Lucy's sweet and easygoing personality made her easy to connect with and she was the best guide we've ever had!
Written September 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Jet695113
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Exceptional.
This tour was exceptional. Qing was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed listening to her a lot, as she did not
Sanchotrip
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A nice city escape!
I live in Beijing. I booked this private tour to escape the city for a few hours and it was just what I expected. Q
JuhaJarv
JuhaJarv
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Nice trip
Very nicely organized trip to Great wall. Everything went smoothly with guide Jason and driver had nice quality VW.
pattycake_adventures
pattycake_adventures
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Perfect day on the wall!
Wow! What an amazing day we had with Qing, who took us to the wall and the summer palace. She told us awesome stori
latoyaj632
latoyaj632
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5 stars! Book as soon as possible!
My daughter and I had the pleasure of having Qing as our tour guide. We had a great experience. Qing was very knowl
taycolld
taycolld
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Fantastic tour of the Forbidden City
We had a fantastic tour with Qing to the Forbidden City. She was excellent with her communication beforehand and ad
Wildfire6924
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Forbidden City Tour
My wife & I had the opportunity to spend the day with Susan for a tour of the Forbidden City & the Temple of Heaven
Wildfire6924
Wildfire6924
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Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour
Qing & her team were very easy to work with- Qing was our tour guide, translator, photographer, & provided transpor
P650QKtonyh
P650QKtonyh
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Amazing tour guide!
This was the very first tour I’ve been a part of. Our guide Qing was amazing! She talked about the history and gave
bentz_dc
bentz_dc
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Awesome Tour!!
Great location for foreigners to see The Great Wall and Summer Palace! Our guide, Qing, did a great job giving us t
lim_benson
lim_benson
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Good Tour with Linda!
Fluent in English (and Chinese of course) and energetic, it was great to have Linda as our day tour guide. She made
dimarieee
dimarieee
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JIMMY! The best!
This tour was AMAZING. Although it was a rainy day, Jimmy brought sunshine. He was very knowledgable, purchased o
dimarieee
dimarieee
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The BEST Day !!!
This day is one I will never forget. We went on the fourth of July... the HOTTEST day. Lucy took us to a private
Sharon T
Sharon T
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Becky was a fabulous tour guide.
This review is a long time in coming, we visited China last year 2019 in March/ April. We were a private party of
adamwookieb
adamwookieb
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Fantastic experience
My partner and I landed in Beijing the night before and we wanted to experience Chinese cuisine the next day so we
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