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Private Beijing Tour: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, and Dumpling Lunch provided by U China Travel

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Private Beijing Tour: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, and Dumpling Lunch

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Take the pain out of Great Wall transportation on this private Beijing day tour, tailor-made for lovers of Chinese food and history. Tour Beijing’s three best-known attractions—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall—and enjoy a dumpling lunch at a branch of Michelin-starred restaurant Din Tai Fung.
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  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • Discover Beijing’s three best-known attractions on a private guided tour
  • See the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Enjoy lunch at a branch of Michelin-starred dumpling restaurant Din Tai Fung
  • Relax with round-trip door-to-door transportation
What to Expect
After your private driver/guide collects you from your hotel, your first stop is Tiananmen Square, named for the Tiananmen (“Gate of Heavenly Peace”) that separates it from the Forbidden City. Explore both the square and the palace complex with full input from your guide. Next, enjoy lunch at Din Tai Fung, a branch of a Michelin one-star restaurant that majors in dumplings and traditional Chinese cuisine. Your guide will help you navigate the menu. Spend the afternoon at the Mutianyu Great Wall, a less-crowded section of the Great Wall. Climb up to the wall with your guide or choose to take the cable car up and/or toboggan down. Once your tour ends, transfer to your Beijing hotel.
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Important Information
6–10 hours
  • Lunch at Ding Tai Feng
  • Local guide/driver
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Cable car or toboggan ride
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • If you require a Portuguese Speaking guide, you must advise at least 30 days before the tour date
  • This is a NON touristy tour and there are NO touristy shops or restaurants. You will enjoy the great flexibility to travel at your own pace with your driver and guide
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Forbidden City is closed on Monday so this tour is NOT available on Monday. If you are only available on Monday, we can replace Forbidden City with Temple of Heaven or Lama Temple or even Hutong Tour with Rickshaw Ride.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ysabella100 wrote a review Aug 2016
New York City, New York1 contribution
I was to be in Beijing for just one day. I looked for individual and group tours. Leo Chu From U China Travel Ltd. called to quote the cost of a single person tour. I found it was double the price of of a group tour. After much thought, I decided it was the best way to see and
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Date of experience: July 2016
Response from UChinaTravel, Owner at Private Beijing Tour: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, and Dumpling Lunch
Responded Aug 28, 2016
Hi Ysabella Thanks so much for your review to us and I am so glad that you enjoyed time with our guide Julian and enjoyed the dumpling lunch. Look forward to hosting you for your China Tour next time. Thanks,
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David W wrote a review Nov 2014
Arlington, Texas2 contributions
My wife and I began planning a trip to China about a year ago. We ultimately chose U China Travel to put our tour together. One of the reasons we did this was because U China Travel does not have scheduled shopping stops for which they receive a commission. Over the period of
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Date of experience: November 2014
millhouze wrote a review Nov 2014
Penang Island, Malaysia303 contributions60 helpful votes
Summary Usually the summary would be last but to save you reading all the way through here it is. If you’re considering a private tour of China then no need to look beyond U-China, service is excellent, pricing reasonable, they’re easy to deal with and customer service is
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Date of experience: October 2014
Response from UChinaTravel, Owner at Private Beijing Tour: Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, and Dumpling Lunch
Responded Nov 25, 2014
Hi Liz, Ian and Sean Thanks so much for the review and the photos, we really appreciate it. So sorry about the vehicle in Jiuzhaigou, where is much less developed than other regions in China and the condition of vehicle is NO comparison with other cities we provided. We will never let any one smoke in the car and will double check the vehicle before our guests use. For the hotel in Lhasa, it is NOT the hotel we recommended but be honestly 99% hotels in Lhasa got complained except St. Regis and Shangri-La there. Please understand that Lhasa is even much more remote region than Jiuzhaigou. We will definitely pay more attention at these two places in the future. For the Chengdu, the programs are bit more and you time is less. The arrangement is the most efficient way to cover all you to see. I didn't expect you will stay Panda volunteer for long time neither. Thanks again for traveling with us and using our services. Look forward to hosting you again in the future. Cheers, Leo
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mtrachsler wrote a review Sep 2014
Wollerau, Switzerland12 contributions
I visited Beijing for business and asked U China Travel Tours to organize me a private tour for one day to Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall. Leo Chu picked me up directly at the airport and brought straight to the hotel. After check-in and a refreshing shower we started
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Date of experience: September 2014
Ronwol wrote a review Oct 2013
Los Angeles, California426 contributions97 helpful votes
We just returned from an amazing, enjoyable and an eye opening trip to China. Originally we were planning to go with a group, but due to schedule conflicts we had to change our plans. I found U China Travel on Tripadvisor, and began communicating with the owner Leo Chu, who
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Date of experience: September 2013
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  • Duration: 6–10 hours
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, Portuguese
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