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Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal
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Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal

By Discover Beijing Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$202.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$202.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-90
Duration: 9h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Chinese, English


  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour guide will meet you at the arrival hall by holding your name sign
  • Airports:
  • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
  • Beijing Daxing International Airport, GC56+W6C, Daxing District, Beijing, China
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11301P32

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please make sure your trip suites the Visa free policy. If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • The Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden city layover tour require at least 11 hours
  • If flight lands before 14:30, the visit to the Great Wall will or Forbidden City will be secured. Otherwise, you can't make it because the Great Wall at Mutianyu open between 08:30 to 17:30
  • Please note: 1st April thru 31st October - Forbidden City stops selling tickets at 16:00, and closes at 17:00
  • Please note: 1st November thru 31st March - Forbidden City stops selling tickets at 15:30, and closes at 16:30
  • Your guide will wait 90-minutes after your flight arrive, if you can not arrive the meeting point on time please contact your local operator in advance
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal?
How much is Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal?
Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal price starts from $202.00. Discover and book Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal cancellation policy?
Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal?
Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal is hosted by Discover Beijing Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Discover Beijing Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Beijing Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City with Cable Car and Meal on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11301P32

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Niaochao National Stadium
    Water Cube
    Bell and Drum Towers
  • 2
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

anthonycR7880VN
anthonycR7880VN
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Amazing Forbidden City Tour
Lucy was an incredible host! She shared so much knowledge about Chinese history and culture that the time flew by —
Mercedes R
Mercedes R
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Best idea
I booked this private tour with the excellent Lucy. It was amazing, she has a lot of knowledge, and she is not the
Virak S
Virak S
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Anson is THE BEST guide
Autumn is the best time of year to be outside in Beijing so I decided to check out the Summer Palace and Temple of
FellowTraveler777811
FellowTraveler777811
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Beijing
Beijing is a beautiful city. Full of life and character. City was clean and people were friendly. Do not take pi
Jet695113
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
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
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
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Marta Z
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Albert has been a fantastic guide. We had the chance to visit the most important highlights of the city, avoiding the queue and enjoying the Chinese culture the first of January. As icing on the cake, we ate very good local food prepared by a Chinese family. I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to have a quick flavour of Beijing.
Written January 2, 2020
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Vanessa W
1 contribution
Jan 2020
This was a great tour. Our tour guide Linda was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. The lunch was great, with more than enough food. The kids loved the toboggan ride down from the Great Wall. A great way to see the main sights of Beijing in a short timeframe.
Written January 5, 2020
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Yvette_10
Boston, MA29 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Linda was great and made to sure to optimize the most of my time as we visited the Great Wall and the forbidden city. I was traveling alone so I appreciated her taking the time out to allow me to customize what I wanted to do. I chose to take the ski lift up the great wall and the slide back down. Linda showed me the spots along the Great Wall that were the best for photos. She is truly a pro at taking photos and I appreciated being able to get some great shots. We then had lunch and there was plenty of good food. I really enjoyed the lunch. We took our time making through the forbidden city and Linda filled me in on all of the history behind it. We stopped along the way to get a hot beverage and warm up a bit. Overall, I was very happy with my experience and can't thank Linda and the driver enough for making the best of my short visit to China!
Written January 9, 2019
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barryj815
London, UK2 contributions
Dec 2019
If you want this part of the Great Wall almost to yourself, then a winter trip should be on your schedule. Forget all the crowds, this trip gives you a chance to see the magnificence of The Wall. Yes it can be cold, but so what? Our guide Linda provided a calm and knowledgable service - too often guides fill you with a head full of trivia you don’t need. The choice for a lunch which locals use and love was a delight. The traffic in Beijing made the Forbidden City tour a little rushed, but it is unmissable. Thanks again, Linda
Written December 30, 2019
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kstinenguyen08
1 contribution
Nov 2019 • Couples
We were about 30 minutes late to meet Susan due to the Beijing Airports long line for a VISA but when we met her at Starbucks she was absolutely amazing and was not worried about our late arrival. We headed out to the Great Wall with Susan and our driver (about an hour drive). During our car ride to the Great Wall she talked about China’s history and facts about Beijing, very insightful! She also had water and jackets waiting for us since it was cold out. We made it to the Great Wall and she was able to get us to the entrance without having to take a shuttle and took many pictures for us. We then went to lunch where Susan and the driver ordered many delicious dishes at a local Chinese restaurant. She also talked about a tea she drinks and we were able to stop by a shop to pick up some authentic tea! Lastly, we stopped at the Forbidden City. It was so cool to hear about the history and to see it in person. Thank you Susan for such an amazing experience.
Written December 27, 2019
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Sharon
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
When visiting a place it’s always those people you meet that make it even more memorable. Linda was an awesome tour guide. She shared her expertise in each site and was very passionate when providing the history. She was accommodating and considerate to our schedule as we had a quick layover and experienced a slight delay. I’m also most thankful for the extra effort she took in assisting us with capturing photos for our memories and ensured we received them even after the tour. I wish her the very best and am sure those who get lucky with her as their tour guide will gain the awesome customer service experience my friend and I had.
Written December 19, 2019
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Annette
4 contributions
Dec 2019
My friend and I recently went on this tour, December 2019. Our tour guide was Linda. We were late to our tour as the line for the visa application and immigration was super long, we were afraid that we were going to get left. Linda was patiently waiting for us as instructed in the email. Her driver helped with our bags and the car we rode in was very comfortable. Linda was professional and provided so much insight I definitely learned a lot. She even knew all the good places to take pictures at the sites we visited. Linda even used her phone to take our photos as she has a newly updated iPhone that takes better pictures than ours, she took the time to airdrop and email the pictures to us. Definitely keeping in contact with Linda via Whatsapp and highly recommend my friends or anyone in general to book this tour if they have a full day in Beijing
Written December 19, 2019
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Jennifer F
2 contributions
Dec 2019
Lucy was our tour guide and her historical knowledge of the Great Wall and Forbidden City is awesome. Fascinating!
Written December 18, 2019
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Georgia
Strasbourg, France2 contributions
Nov 2019
I was travelling for work and had very limited time for sightseeing in Beijing. This private tour is one of the best options. We started early in the morning with our tour guide Jimmy and the driver waiting for us in the hotel. Had a very comfortable trip to the Great Wall and an interesting tour there. Jimmy was very friendly and knowledgable. He didn't rush us and let us take our time for pictures and strolls. Kudos for his English, which was a real relief! Our lunch in a what seemed to me as a very typical local place in Beijing was real highlight - couldn't have found such a spot by myself or ever order food in English there. Last but not least, we visited Tiananmen square and the Forbidden City, and enjoyed finding out about all the stories that Jimmy told us. All in all, it was exactly what I needed! Highly recommended!
Written December 6, 2019
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Tania
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Oct 2019
I was recently in Beijing for 48 hours and only had one day to do sightseeing. This was a FANTASTIC option for a tour. My guide Anson was extremely knowledgeable, wonderful at taking photos and provided a rich history of The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. If you only have a short time in Beijing (i.e. a layover, etc.). then CHOSE THIS TOUR. Anson picked me up promptly from my hotel, explained how the day would go, kept us on schedule and got me to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Our driver, Hu, was also a fabulous driver. Felt very safe on the roads with him. Traveling alone can sometimes be intimidating, but not when you have a trusted guide with you. Very fair price considering all that was included in the day. And the traditional Chinese meal was fantastic. Highly recommend!
Written October 24, 2019
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