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

By Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher

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$208.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

Ages 0-99
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Chinese, English


  • Cable car or toboggan to the Great Wall
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Authentic local Lunch
  • Private guide
  • Round way airport transfers
  • Private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • After booking this tour, the meeting point and time will send by email.
  • Airports:
  • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26448P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • The Forbidden City is closed on Mondays. On these days, you'll visit the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace, the emperors' lakeside summer retreat, instead.
  • 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

  • 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 Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City?
How much is Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City?
Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City price starts from $208.00. Discover and book Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City cancellation policy?
Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City?
Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City is hosted by Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City 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: 26448P7

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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
    Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
  • 3
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
    The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
  • 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.

shehabg2016
shehabg2016
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Perfect Tour
We booked this tour with lilly and it was perfect. Lilly is such an amazing guide and sweet person, very informativ
Q1829MWxavierb
Q1829MWxavierb
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Good experience
Great experience, Bruce the guide is a really nice guy. We learned a lot thanks to his explanations at the Summer P
711basilem
711basilem
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Nice tour in general
Pros: We could visit Tiananmen square and the Forbidden city, as well as the Great Wall - as planned in the tour.
HanaeFr
HanaeFr
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Great experience!!
Great experience, we visited Tiananmen square and the forbidden city then went to the great wall of china. Sherry w
lukasj640
lukasj640
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Perfect Stress Free Day trip in Bejing
This was a great experience! Make sure this 4-5 days early to make sure you can get forbidden city tickets though!
clairemS9508GM
clairemS9508GM
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Great amazing experience
I really enjoyed my tour with Jeffrey the lunch was so good I enjoyed the foods and tour he did a really such an am
cristianclaramunt
cristianclaramunt
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Wonderful trip!
Sherry was our guide and gave us a lot of information about the Wall and the summer palace. She is familiar with ev
C972RHceciliat
C972RHceciliat
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Sherry is awesome!!!
Was a wonderfull day visiting Summer Palace and the great wall. Sherry explains very well and takes the time to do
Compass17967995343
Compass17967995343
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Kind and Full Hospitality
Very kind and full hospitality. Thanks Mr. Jeffry. I wish i can ask my family to visit Beijing next time. At least
Yadi S
Yadi S
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Excellent
Nice tour. They can pick up us little far from downtown. Jeffery explain the story of every place we visited. We ar
Sami R
Sami R
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Amazing afternoon with Jeffrey
Had a great afternoon with Jeffrey in the Forbidden City. Jeffrey was explaining not only about the place itself, b
adrienneb717
adrienneb717
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Maggie is great!
Maggie was a great tour guide! She customized everything to my needs and always made sure I was comfortable. Lunch
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Connector61933212059
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A great day on a beautiful city
Jerry is a great guy! With all the information you can need, always willing to make your day! Everything well expla
Excursion35212198996
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Fully recommendated
Excellent all around. Sherry was our guide and took care of us not just about the tour and helped everything else.
cornem309
cornem309
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Discovering Beijing's history was fun, interesting and not too rushed. Recommended!
What a fabulous day, very interesting.Definitely suitable for all ages. The lunch was delicious, I would recommend
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Drew F
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Great way to spend a layover in Beijing. We had no issues doing the 144 hour visa-free transit as Americans (other than the airport check-in at home taking a few minutes longer than usual). There was a counter right after getting off the plane to show your onward ticket before going through customs. You need to be coming from an approved country and going to a different country. The tickets don't have to be from the same airline.

Everything was already paid for in advance and someone picked us up at our hotel at 7 am before driving to Tienanmen square which took about an hour during rush hour. We walked along Tienanmen square and through part of the Forbidden City with our tour guide, Lisa, before being picked up at the other end and driving to the Great Wall. We stayed there for a couple hours before doing the toboggan down (unfortunately stuck behind someone doing about 1 km/h) and driving back to the airport hotel.

Overall, Lisa is an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide and I don't see how you could pack much more in to a one day layover. If you have the choice, I'd do it in the winter over the summer. Everything seemed much less busy and the dryness made it feel actually not that cold.
Written January 10, 2020
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Francis R
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Thank you to our tour guide Jerry and our driver Mr. Xie for showing us such a wonderful time during our short layover in Beijing! They were all one could hope for: prompt, considerate, and kind. Jerry was very informative and gave us a solid background and history on all the sights we saw. He was patient with our questions and also made us laugh! We appreciate how accommodating he and Xie were with the schedule and our needs. We have already recommended them to our some of our friends. Thank you again Jerry and Xie. We hope to be back in Beijing again sometime.
Written January 11, 2020
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Lauren C
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I tagged on a couple of days to a business trip and flew over to Beijing from Hong Kong. I booked this trip for the Sunday, as I had the whole day free. The main attraction I wanted to visit was the Great Wall, so this trip ticked all the boxes. I had Jeffery as my tour guide and he was great. I was picked up from my hotel, and didn’t have the worry of language/ trying to find transport or not knowing where to go. We went to the square first and then the forbidden city which was great. Afterwards we stopped off for lunch- and ate traditional Chinese food and tea. We then made our way to the Great Wall. It was great to have the time to look around, get lots of photos and soak up the atmosphere. I would definitely recommend - easy to get from place to place, Jeffery had great knowledge on the places and was really friendly. An all round great day. Thanks :)
Written January 12, 2020
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El_niKy
Montichiari, Italy2 contributions
We arrived in Bejing airport and we had a long transit waiting for our flight. So we decided to move on and realized an experience outside.
I looked for some different offers but I prefered this, the one with private Layover for a tour Of: Mutianyu Great Wall- Tiananmen Square- Forbidden CIty.
Our car brought us from the arrivals in the airport and than we visited the sites. We also included a tipical Chinese lunch, that was delicious and based on vegetables, chicken and traditional souces.
Jeffery, and also the driver, were perfect guides for us.
Jeffery told us the history about the square, the royal palace anche we also spoke about the China nowdays. He was so cute and kindless. The Great Wall was something extraordinary!
Written January 4, 2020
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Gabrielle LF
1 contribution
Jan 2020
We had a wonderful time with our guide Lena. From the beginning to the end, everything was perfect ; excellent english speaking guide, very well organized and punctual tour.

We highly recommend this day trip during a long layover!
Written January 21, 2020
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happycampers23
South Shields - North East10 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We are a young couple who have been to lots of different countries and attractions. We always do them on our own and work our way around the public transport system. But we decided to go for a private tour on this occasion, and I’m so glad we did. Although it would have been extremely cheaper to do it on our own, we would not have had the same experience and detailed knowledge. Sally was amazing and is such a happy tour guide. Her knowledge was brilliant and English was good, naturally with a slight language barrier, so we still had to concentrate a lot on what was being said.

Sally was on time for picking us up and explained every bit of the tour as we went. We were well looked after, car waiting to collect us straight after seeing an attraction, chilled water by the back seats.

Toboggan ride back down from the Great Wall was an absolute highlight! Lunch at the local restaurant was very tasty and good learning experience.
Written August 18, 2019
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Frank C
5 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We had a VERY short period of time for our tour and the tour guide Lisa told us that it was going to be a "Running tour"; she wasn't kidding. We hopped out of the car at Tiananmen Square and began running through the square, imperial city, and forbidden city, but Lisa made sure we didn't miss a thing! She also new all the great viewing and picture points to hit and even was able to convince other tourists to get out of our way. When we moved to the Great Wall it got even better! She convinced us to do the toboggan down the wall and it was AMAZING. But all of the pictures at the top of the Wall CAN'T BE BEAT. Best of all, Lisa made sure we got to the airport with plenty of time to spare (even with the limited amount of time we had). Would recommend this to any and all that have 8 hours or so on their layover. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!
Written January 11, 2019
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Emily M
Beijing, China3 contributions
The tour was amazing! Linda Su was so helpful and knowledgeable! From the time we were picked up until the end it was great! The driver Xie was also very nice and greeted us in the airport. We were surprised at how cold it was, however Linda Su provided us with jackets! Definitely would recommend taking a day trip with them:)
Written January 15, 2020
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Benjie G.
1 contribution
Dec 2019
This is an amazing layover tour with an excellent tourguide. Thank you very much Linda for giving us brief and clear information about the places we visited.
Written January 2, 2020
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SKICRUISER
United Kingdom56 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Sherry is absolutely the best guide ever. The two days we spent with her were the highlight of our China-Japan trip. She speaks excellent English, is very knowledgeable and has a fantastic sense of humour. What a lovely person. You could not be in better hands.

Apologies for the delay in posting this.
Written December 16, 2019
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