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Beijing Layover Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall with 2-way Airport Transfer

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What to Expect
You will be picked up at Beijng Airport Arrival Exit meeting point ( KFC in Terminal 2 or Starbucks in Terminal 3) by your assigned English speaking tour guide. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will be ready for you to explore Beijing highlingts.

It taks around 1.5-hour drive to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which is less crowded section. You will have your choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections exploring the Watch Towers and marveling at the construction and beauty of the renown and legendary Wall. Then you will have the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came with cable car.

You will enjoy a delicious lunch at the local Chinese village restaurant near the Great Wall. 

Your tour will continue with the visit to the Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square, you will venture northward to the Tian’anmen Rostrum guarded by the enormous and portrait of Mao for all to see and what has universally been photographed all over the world.

Next, the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. You will spend 1.5 to 2 hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.

After that, you private guide and driver will take you back to Beijing airport for your next flight or your layover night hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Beijing airport arrival exit meeting point( KFC in Ternminal 2 or Starbucks in Terminal 3)
Departure Time
Based on your flight ariival time
Return Details
Drop off airport or hotel
  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  • Lunch at the local Chinese restaurant
  • Round Trip cable car or chair lift up and toboggan down the wall
  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance Tickets to the Sights
  • Accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver
  • Personal Costs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For the lunch, you will be taken to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals or at the western-style subway restaurant (2 options). And the lunch has its budget.
  • Please offer all passport number and name for Forbidden City tickets booking and bring passport or passport copy during the tour
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
  • 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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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

I had pre-planned a trip with a 16hr layover through Beijing with an idea to tour around, but not realizing that I could see the Great Wall! A friend of mine recommended that I use Catherine Lu Tours - as she used them for a...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

I Really enjoyed my tour of Tianamen Square, The Wall(Mutianyu) and Forbidden City. I was picked up with separate driver from my hotel. Tour guide Linda was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. Her local knowledge was indispensable and the history and context she provided made...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

We did a two day private tour with Catherine Lu Tours over Chinese New Year. I found the whole experience with them great. From booking the trip through to being dropped off on our last day. We spent the first day at The Temple of...More

Thank Dubtosyd
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

I booked this tour last minute a couple days before I arrived in Beijing. I was glad I did. Steven picked me up from my hotel with a separate driver and we were able to see the Temple of Heaven (upon my request) in addition...More

Thank danliebmann
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I and my wife visited Beijing for day on September 27. This was our first visit to China. Peter was our travel guide and conducted the tour very professionally. He is fluent with English. He was ready with an itinerary of what could be done...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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