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Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City provided by Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service

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

Private Layover Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City
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  • Duration: 8h
  • 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: 8h
  • 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
Meet your personal guide and driver on arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport, and settle into the comfort of your private vehicle. You're transferred to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, located about 1 hour away. Spend a few hours exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site with your guide. You'll find this fully restored section less crowded than the Great Wall at Badaling, and the ascent is made easy with an optional round-trip cable car ride, or take the toboggan down (own expense.)  Once you've worked up an appetite, sit down at a nearby restaurant for a lunch featuring authentic Chinese dishes. Afterward, it's about a 1.75-hour drive back into Beijing, depending on traffic. The first stop on your city sightseeing is Tiananmen Square. Your guide will show you around the Great Hall of the People, National Museum of China, and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall where the revolutionary leader's remains are preserved for posterity.  From here, it's about a 15-minute walk to the World Heritage–listed Forbidden City, Beijing's centuries-old imperial palace. Learn about the Ming and Qing dynasties that ruled here and spend time among the many entrance halls, private quarters, gardens, and museums.  Conclude your full-day layover tour with drop-off at the airport in time for your onward flight.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 26448P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenirs
Duration
8h
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
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
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
Duration
8h
Additional information
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 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
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 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
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Gabrielle LF
1 contribution
Best possible layover in Beijing!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emily M
Beijing, China3 contributions
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 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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Lauren C
3 contributions
Great day. Lots of photos and memories.
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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Francis R
2 contributions
A Wonderful Tour
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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Drew F
1 contribution
Best Layover Ever
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

El_niKy
Montichiari, Italy2 contributions
One day in Bejing
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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Benjie G.
1 contribution
Our guide, Linda, was excellent!
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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JULIE H
Rufford, UK32 contributions
5 Stars Is Not Enough
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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Emily C.
2 contributions
Amazing Layover Tour!
Dec 2019 • Solo
Easy pick up from airport, never rushed, but were very conscious of the timing to ensure I saw what I wanted, but still not be afraid of catching my flight. Linda is a great tour guide! She let me do the toboggan ride and ski lift for best views despite the cold. She is also a great photographer and highly knowledgeable about the city and its history. Highly recommend this tour!
Written December 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rimonde
1 contribution
Great tour with Sherry
Nov 2019
Very nice city and visit. My guide Sherry was very helpful, nice and explaining a lot which is appreciated about the great wall, Tianmen and forbidden city.
Written December 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service
761sidneyg
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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
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
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
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
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
matthewdL1529MI
matthewdL1529MI
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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
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.
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
Pete_M017
Pete_M017
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A tour not to be missed!!
A in-depth look at most of China.s best tourist attractions with Paul our guide who is there to please and prides
DrChanti
DrChanti
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Awe-inspiring day! Highly recommended!
This tour was absolutely the BEST!! Sherry was our guide and she was phenomenal. She was so warm and friendly and e
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