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2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall provided by Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service

2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall
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Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
See more of Beijing in less time on a private 2-day tour
Duration:
2 days
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
This private 2-day tour allows you to see the best of Beijing without having to worry about overcoming the language barrier and doing hours of advance planning. Designed with first-time visitors in mind, the introductory tour promises the undivided attention of your guide, and include hotel pickup and drop-off on both days. Please note, accommodation is not included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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
Highlights
  • Skip the stress of arranging logistics and transport
  • Benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide
  • Travel between dispersed attractions in a private vehicle
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Skip the stress of arranging logistics and transport
  • Benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide
  • Travel between dispersed attractions in a private vehicle
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26448P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Cable car / Toboggan to the Great Wall
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Local food Lunch
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottle water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Peking Duck Dinner
  • Kungfu show or Acrobatic show (row 13-23)
  • Cable car / toboggan to the Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Round way cable car or toboggan, Kungfu show, Peking Duck Dinner (if choose Classic Tour Package Option)
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You will pickup in your city center hotel lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Forbidden City is closed every Monday. If your first day of the tour service is Monday, you will have the 2nd day itinerary on the first day
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting attraction tickets in advance)
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Cable car / Toboggan to the Great Wall
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Local food Lunch
  • Licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottle water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Peking Duck Dinner
  • Kungfu show or Acrobatic show (row 13-23)
  • Cable car / toboggan to the Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Round way cable car or toboggan, Kungfu show, Peking Duck Dinner (if choose Classic Tour Package Option)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You will pickup in your city center hotel lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Forbidden City is closed every Monday. If your first day of the tour service is Monday, you will have the 2nd day itinerary on the first day
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting attraction tickets in advance)
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Tiananmen Square-Forbidden...
Day 2
Mutianyu Great Wall - Summer...
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xide1
5 contributions
Family
We booked a 2 day private tour (Great Wall, Summer Palace, Tiananmen, Palace Museum, Temple of Heaven and local hutong) and got Linda as a tour guide. She was great. She made it so easy to visit Beijing. We had a different car driver for both days (both drivers were safe and on time). Linda was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from her. We enjoyed hearing about the history of each place we visited, which is the best benefit of having a guide versus visiting on your own. Her English was very good. We saved so much time with having Linda as our tour guide. We never had to wait in any lines since she has a licensed tour guide pass (she also stood in line to buy our tickets). She took great pictures of us (she knew the best photo spots). Would recommend using this company again. Booking with owner Lily was so easy (she was super fast responsive over emails)
Written December 2, 2018
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TeeshTorquay
Torquay20 contributions
Friends
We organised a private tour with Lily's Beijing Tour Guide for our group of 8, including pick up and drop off at the airport. It was a fabulous way to maximise our 72 hour visa in Beijing.
The driver (Mr Au) met us at the airport even though it had taken us 2 hours to get through immigration and bag collection. Lily phoned once he had collected us to ensure thst everything was to our liking. He drove us safely to our hotel, even though there was plenty of traffic.
The following day, Mr Au was back with our tour guide, Bamboo. She changed the order of our itinerary was it was the tomb sweeping holiday so we went to the summer palace first. This was obviously a good idea as the day whilst busy was not too busy. Bamboo spoke perfect English and was very helpful organising tickets, our Hutong tour and a table in a dumpling restaurant for lunch. She then took us patiently through the forbidden city before taking us back to the hotel and changing the temple of heaven to the following day as we were tired. We were jet lagged but she was patient when someone wanted to stop for the loo or an ice cream. Once back to the hotel, she walked us to the shopping street as well as helping us make a reservation at a Duck Resturant (probably the only thing that we would change as it was our least favourite meal in Beijing - not Bamboo's fault but we had so many amazing meals whilst there).
The following day she helped us check out of the hotel, which was taking for ever, before taking us to the temple of heaven. Once again she bought our tickets and gave us an informative tour. She helped us find an ATM which was more difficult than we thought because of the Tomb Sweeping festival. She has to try a few banks but ended up finding us a bank that was open. We then drove to the Great Wall of china. Bamboo checked the traffic and told Mr Au to take a different route as there was an accident. She also spoke honestly and answered all of our questions.
We thought we were going to walk up the Great Wall but she suggested getting the cable car up and then the toboggan back. We were suspious as it was not mentioned when booking and it was an extra 120 yuan, however we went with it. It was totally worth it. We loved it! I suggest that Lily makes this clearer when people book.
Mr Au dropped us safely at the airport. Bamboo checked thst we could find where to check into our flight. We were the. Sad to say our goodbyes after a lovely few dats.
All in, an amazing few days. We would recommend it!
Written April 7, 2017
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JHam
11 contributions
Family
I never write reviews normally but for this tour I will make an exception.

I was quite nervous travelling to Beijing. I was travelling in with my two boys aged 9 and 7 as well as another family with two children aged 4 and 7. I didn’t know how they would handle the sight seeing and long days but I really need not have worried.

Our guide Lisa was amazing. She was great with the kids and was very informative answering all our questions and more.

I had also been worried about the food as I had heard a few horror stories and had settled on the fact that my kids may have to live on fast food for the few days we were in Beijing. I need not have Been concerned. The food we had was delicious.

Lisa took us to two authentic Chinese restaurants while on our trips and ordered for us which meant we could try lots of different cuisine and my two boys loved everything...well almost!

The Great Wall was defiantly the highlight for the boys. We took the chairlift up and then the Toboggan down which was great fun.

We added in an acrobatic show one evening and went to see the Pandas and I would recommend both of these, but be prepared to be exhausted.

Finally I fully anticipated feeling stressed but having Lisa took the stress out of everything and was worth every single penny we spent.

All in all I could not rate this service highly enough. My family and I enjoyed every last minute of this trip and Lisa made this experience one we will never forget.
Written November 10, 2019
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Shell677
Oxfordshire, UK1 contribution
We were a group of 4 adults and 4 children aged 4-9, after research we decided to choose Lily’s Beijing Tour for a 2 day private tour, they also arranged our airport pickup and drop off!
We were able to tailor our tour to cover what we wanted. Which included Tiananmen Square, forbidden city, Summer palace, the Panda House, the Great Wall & Acrobatic show.
Everything ran smoothly and our guide Lisa was amazing, she had planned everything so we made the most of our time, had fabulous knowledge of every place, even helped with good photo opportunities! She was also great with the kids! They loved her!!
I would highly recommend this tour and would definitely ask for Lisa again if we return!
Thank you for making our trip to Beijing so special!
Written November 9, 2019
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Shirley O
Te Anau, New Zealand2 contributions
Couples
We have just completed a private two day tour with Helen our guide and her driver. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Helen has a excellent knowledge of the history of Beijing and its attractions. Her english was of a high standard and she has a lovely fun personality. Helen is very friendly and helpful and having her to ourselves meant we got the full benefit of this. We have done a lot of Beijing attractions in just two days but don’t feel exhausted. Covered way more than if we tried it on our own or with a group. Helen took us each day to different local restaurants for lunch and both were very good and had local flavour in the atmosphere and food. The car was very clean and a luxury model professionally driven. Beijing traffic is for a foreigner unpredictable and having a competent driver was very reassuring. Can’t speak highly enough of our tour. Thank you Helen and driver
Written November 7, 2019
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B9545FLjohns
COLUMBIA, United States5 contributions
Jerry was such an incredible guide for our two days in Beijing. We got to see more than we ever could have on our own. The Forbidden City and Great Wall were highlights. Speaking of the Great Wall, he took us to a section that wasn’t nearly as crowded and it made the experience so much better. The entire two days were something we will never forget. Being with the local guide who speaks English makes a huge difference when you’re in Beijing. Having a driver is so helpful as part of this tour too.

We had the best food when we were with Jerry. He knows the most incredible local spots.
Written September 26, 2019
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Sarah C
Atlanta, GA7 contributions
Friends
Sally did an awesome job sharing her wealth of knowledge and leading our tour. I highly recommend this tour to better understand the history and culture of Beijing while having fun!
Written September 2, 2019
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JillDerry
Perth138 contributions
Family
Excellent guide in Linda, very knowledgeable
Tiananmen square, Forbidden city day 1, Great Wall and summer palace day two.

Day 1. Private tour allowed us to enter Tiananmen square with no queue (normally about 45mins). Forbidden city would have been merely a collection of red buildings without Linda’s deep knowledge of the history.

Chinese meal lunches delicious, in restaurants frequented by Chinese themselves.

Day 2. Great Wall. So impressive. Do not miss this. Visit Enhanced by Linda’s knowledge of the site. We walked up (30mins) and tobogganed down (great fun, very safe). Summer palace, interesting.

Pluses: Linda’s charming manner and depth of knowledge. The Great Wall is magnificent. Toboggan down. No qs. Private car and driver with as much water as needed made this a very comfortable trip.
Negatives: none really tho everyone seems to have mild cough (probably from the pollution PM2.5 at 178 those days) so lots of spitting in Beijing.
We would have liked more time on the wall, we used up time walking up, we think. However we could have asked Linda for this and she would have reorganised, we are sure, as she was very helpful. Private tour means one can request things like this.

We highly recommend this tour and this guide, especially if time in Beijing limited.
Written January 11, 2019
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MightyMonkey
Lake Forest, CA1 contribution
My wife and I took the two day private tour with guide Linda and driver Xi. Both were fabulous hosts! This tour went to all the promised sights with no rushing, provided delicious and authentic lunches both days, and there were absolutely no forced shopping trips or any other nonsense. Just a fantastic two day tour with an affable English speaking guide and highly competent and friendly driver.

Xi navigated the Beijing traffic skillfully/safely and was always there waiting to pick us up when we'd finished with a sight.

Linda was friendly, knowledgable, and spoke great English. She not only provided great information about all the sights but also could answer all of my (sometimes random) questions about the sites, China, culture, history, etc. Really a wonderful guide and a fun person.

Do yourself a favor and book this tour! :)

Written December 28, 2018
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Marisol F
1 contribution
Didn’t know what to expect due to the language but Lisa our tour guide was excellent, very fluent and she knows everything about her culture and history, very interesting way of explaining and she was so patient with me and my boyfriend because we want to take a lot of pictures. The car and driver were excellent and always on time. Definitely the private tour you want to take for 2 days in Beijing. Thanks for everything Lisa :) hope we can go back! Your country is beautiful!!
Written December 23, 2018
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My wife and I had two great tours with Sherry
Sherry did a fantastic job showing us some of the best and most important sights in Beijing. She had already booked
Saschant
Saschant
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The best guide
When life gets back to normal and you want to explore Beijing Jerry will take care of you. He was great, informativ
AlastairB_13
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Very well organised, excellent guide
We were met by our guide Sally at our hotel who outlined what we would do that day. Then it was off to Tiananmen Sq
adamwookieb
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Excellent Summer Palace Tour
My partner and I really wanted to see the Summer Palace in Beijing so we organised this half day tour not knowing i
GLBell2842
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Amazing Day!
Our tour was comprehensive and Sherry was great and easy to communicate with!! Sherry was knowledgeable and accommo
G2604ZYpaulaa
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Great Day!
The tour was comprehensive and Sherry was great!! Sherry was knowledgeable and accommodating. She made sure everyo
Pandycake87
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GREAT WALL AND TOUR
Really well organised and interesting tour of Forbidden City and Great Wall. Jerry our tour guide was brilliant, so
felix142000
felix142000
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Disappointed
We booked two tickets and only put in one passport. We got reminded that both numbers are needed so we sent them. I
S1396KRmikew
S1396KRmikew
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Great tour and amazing place!
Linda was our guide and was very professional and informative. Most of the time her English was great but at times
GabrielleLF
GabrielleLF
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Best possible layover in Beijing!
We had a wonderful time with our guide Lena. From the beginning to the end, everything was perfect ; excellent engl
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Astounding, Breathtaking, Magic , Memorable , Professional
This by far was one of the most amazing days I have had. SUSAN was my guide for the day and she was MORE THAN AMAZI
Bevlainda
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Amazing place huge palace really WoW
It was fantastic and magical all st once! The place has an ancient energy very unique with a story to tell around e
RachAel_BAP
RachAel_BAP
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Great service!!
Linda and Xie were amazing! Seamless pick up from the airport and we had an amazing tour of the wall.
C4573SPemilym
C4573SPemilym
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Beijing day tour
The tour was amazing! Linda Su was so helpful and knowledgeable! From the time we were picked up until the end it w
Jane K
Jane K
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Great way to spend a day in Beijing
I was traveling for work with two colleagues and we had one day for some exploration. What a great tour- a perfect
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