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Beijing Private Layover Guided Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City provided by Beijing Layover Tour

Beijing Private Layover Guided Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City

Beijing Private Layover Guided Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10–12 hours
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74655P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • A licensed English-speaking tour guide and a professional driver with air-conditioning vehicle.
  • Service charge & government taxes.
  • Free-bottled mineral water.
  • China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
  • Entrance tickets to the Great Wall and Forbidden City.
  • Warm coats in winter.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cable cars/toboggan at Great Wall.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.
  • Meals. We can take you to have lunch if you have time, please pay the meal cost on your own.
Duration
10–12 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Beijing Capital Airport or Your Hotel
  • Airports:
  • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Our earliest pick-up time is 6:30am. You will need 1.5-2 hours to be get out of customs after your flight arrives. You shall go back in airport at least 1.5-2 hours before the flight departure.
  • We do not recommend you book this tour, if you arrival Beijing capital airport after 11:30.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Countries qualified for the 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit in Beijing Capital International Airport: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Macedonia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Republic of Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.
  • The 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit only applies to passengers who transit through Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. The destination and place of departure cannot be the same.(e.g Auckland – Beijing – Auckland)
  • As a tour company, if we agree to arrange tour for you that is means your flights information, layover time and your nationality fit the visa free policy requirements. But there are still some other issues might happen that might cause you can not obtain the visa-free or can not get out of the airport. We don’t take any responsibility if you are not able to get visa-free for any reason.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • A licensed English-speaking tour guide and a professional driver with air-conditioning vehicle.
  • Service charge & government taxes.
  • Free-bottled mineral water.
  • China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
  • Entrance tickets to the Great Wall and Forbidden City.
  • Warm coats in winter.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cable cars/toboggan at Great Wall.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.
  • Meals. We can take you to have lunch if you have time, please pay the meal cost on your own.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Beijing Capital Airport or Your Hotel
  • Airports:
  • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Duration
10–12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Our earliest pick-up time is 6:30am. You will need 1.5-2 hours to be get out of customs after your flight arrives. You shall go back in airport at least 1.5-2 hours before the flight departure.
  • We do not recommend you book this tour, if you arrival Beijing capital airport after 11:30.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Countries qualified for the 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit in Beijing Capital International Airport: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Macedonia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Republic of Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.
  • The 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit only applies to passengers who transit through Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. The destination and place of departure cannot be the same.(e.g Auckland – Beijing – Auckland)
  • As a tour company, if we agree to arrange tour for you that is means your flights information, layover time and your nationality fit the visa free policy requirements. But there are still some other issues might happen that might cause you can not obtain the visa-free or can not get out of the airport. We don’t take any responsibility if you are not able to get visa-free for any reason.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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John
20 contributions
Couples
My wife and I had 12 hours of layover in Beijing and really wanted to see the Great Wall. We contacted this company and they made all the arrangements so seamless and even sent detailed instructions for exit from the airport. Our tour guide Herbie was so fun and knowledgeable, he really made our experience amazing. We got to see the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. Highly recommend this tour.
Written January 1, 2020
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karla552
Burbank, CA7 contributions
Couples
I had long layover in china on my way to Thailand from the USA. Instructions via email were quick and easy no understand. We had no issue with getting out of the airport and meeting our guide Alice. Guide was very pleasant and informative. When we got there there was very few people it was perfect. The chair lift was very nice and peaceful. Lots of laughs and good views. We walked a few of the stations and took pictures. Alice was very good at taking pictures of us. The weather was very cold but sunny and crispy with no wind! At fist we were a little cold but we warmed up quickly. Jackets were provided in addition to the ones we had. Small negative the jackets were extremely big.. i took it off to take some of the pics. By the time we were heading back down via the same way chair lift due to tobogan closed due to weather maintenance large groups of tourist arrived. It got crowded very fast.
I would have liked to have walked a little bit more but i understand we were on a schedule. We then headed to forbidden city were Alice gave us some history and again took soon pretty pictures. I highly recommend both places when on a layover. Great way to spend the day. We went to a local place for lunch it was absolutely delicious and felt very authentic. Cant remember our driver but she was great my mom and I felt very safe. Price of the tour Is a bit high but we did choose the private option.
Written January 21, 2020
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akw1988
21 contributions
We had 2 layovers on the way to and from Australia, and decided we would like to see some of Beijing instead of waiting round in the airport. We did mutianyu Great Wall with Hutong on the way, and summer palace with Tiananmen Square and the forbidden city on the way back.
The instructions to get the visa and where to meet the guide were very clear, the only difficulty was that on our return flight we landed in a different gate and it was harder to find the desk, but after asking airport staff we found the desk.
Our guide was Herbie, we were lucky enough to find out that Herbie would also be our guide for the return journey layover. Herbie is a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and a great photographer! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience or guide, it’s amazing how much you can fit into a layover!
Written January 5, 2020
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jonpauldickerson
Saint Louis, MO3 contributions
I was on a long layover on my way back to the USA from Thailand and stopped in Beijing. I heard about this layover tour from my girlfriend, who had done it a few months ago. Herbie was my guide and did a terrific job! He speaks GREAT english and was fun and easy to spend the day with (I was by myself). He picked me up with my name on a sign as soon as I exited customs and took me out to a nice, clean sedan with a very nice driver. He is very informative and kept my attention all day, despite being on zero hours of sleep. After the Wall, he took me for the best dumplings I've ever had in my life! I ate 29 of them! We had a great day laughing and sightseeing and then he took me back to the airport for my flight to the USA. 100% recommend a tour with Herbie if you're flying through PEK!
Written January 12, 2020
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Despina
Brooklyn, NY74 contributions
Couples
We had an outstanding layover tour led by Annie. Meet us in the airport on time (630am) and visited the great Wall before it was busy. Taken to our requested lunch spot on the way to downtown Beijing. Then visited the forbidden city and Tianaman Square. Annie was kind and a wealth of knowledge. We would highly recommend this company and Annie.
Written July 7, 2019
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David
New Zealand3 contributions
Friends
Myself and 2 friends did this tour last week with Alice Ji as our tour guide for the day. The tour was very well organised and the company was more than accomodating to changing some times to make sure we were back at the airport in time for our flight. We had a 13 hour layover and doing the great wall and forbidden city worked very well for us, still leaving close to 3 hours spare before our flight departed. The tour showed us all of the best bits of the 2 attractions and was an all round great experience. Alice was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. Her English was very good and she was easy to understand. Thank you very much Alice for the amazing tour you gave us. It has been one of the best parts of our holiday so far and definitely a good way for anyone to spend an airport layover in Beijing. Would recommend to all travellers passing through Beijing looking to make the most of their time.
Written November 23, 2019
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Axel K.
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions
Family
We had a 10h layover in Beijing. We landed at 5am and met our Tourguide Lisa at 6.30am at the Starbucks in the Terminal. She organized the trip absolutely perfect so we could see the Great Wall and the forbidden City. Lisa's english is perfect and we had a great time. She told us a lot of interesting things during the drive about Beijing, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. I could really recommend this tour for a Stopover in Beijing. Next time we try to spent more time and we will book again with this company.
Written June 18, 2019
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Nina S
Nassau, New Providence Island6 contributions
Solo
I really enjoyed my layover tour with Herbie. He is very knowledgeable with Chinese history, knows some good spots with the visited place and he takes good photos.

Awesome experience and gained new friends with this trip. This is the best tour for long layover in Beijing! Good job guys 👍
Written May 6, 2019
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LoveTravel747151
10 contributions
Family
We booked a private day tour for 7 people with Alice. It was an action packed day as we wanted to visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City & Tianamen Square.Alice was a brilliant guide & spoke very good English. We were picked up at the cruise terminal at 7am & then driven to the Great Wall. Here Alice took some great pictures of us all. She was very organised & ordered our lunch for us before we climbed the Great Wall so we could eat it en route to the Forbidden City. I would definitely recommend this tour - great value compared to the cruise ship prices & we managed to fit in everything we wanted to do in one day, which saved us having to travel into Bejing the following day.
Written April 25, 2019
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LuFur
Toronto, Ontario4 contributions
Couples
Excellent tour guide Lisa (English guide). Lisa took us around and described the history very well. The car provided was excellent. The driver knew the route very well.
Written December 24, 2019
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By: Beijing Layover Tour
Rafael A
Rafael A
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The best tours in Beijing
We did our tour with Herbie in November 2019. It was amazing in all regards! Herbie is very knowledgeable, and help
976jyx
976jyx
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a short tour to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Hutong
Touring this route, we experienced the majestic Great Wall and the Forbidden City scenery, tasted the characteristi
CTMerebear
CTMerebear
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Staycation Beijing
We did a quick visit to the Summer Palace and Forbidden City. We were picked up from our compound and whisked away
JasmineR814
JasmineR814
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Love it!
Worth every penny! I met the guide inside the airport, everyone spoke English, were knowledgeable and the car was s
B2227FNtammyt
B2227FNtammyt
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Great Wall tour
Our tour guide Ms. Alice was very nice, helpful and knowledgeable about the tour that we did. We were glad that we
aimeehoins
aimeehoins
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Great company
To be clear: our upcoming trip was cancelled and we were not able to take the tour. However, all of our planning w
kellyy861
kellyy861
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Awesome tour, no lines, no worries
- Easy and simple to book - They provided clear instructions on how to meet them - The tour itself was awesome! Her
Y7467TGkatiek
Y7467TGkatiek
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Sole layover tour
This company was great and very professional. Originally I planned to visit the Great Wall, but the time of my arri
652abigailw
652abigailw
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Fantastic Layover Tour
A friend and I wanted to make good use of the Layover time in Beijing. I looked on here to find a company and this
Megan P
Megan P
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Huanghuacheng Wall with Herbie
Booked in advance at PEK (tourism desk in the arrival hall) for our 12+ hour stopover on the way back to the US. Di
NikolaR580
NikolaR580
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A great disappointment
We had a layover in Beijing and we decided to take a tour to see the Great Wall. The opportunity to see the Great w
Rikkityler86
Rikkityler86
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Amazing tour with Alice
Nothing but great things to say perfect quick pick up from airport in spacious vehicle, followed but 3 great trips
Explorer707036
Explorer707036
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Amazing day tour
We had 13 hrs layover in the Beijing and did the great wall and forbidden city tour. Herbie was our guide for the d
458curtisc
458curtisc
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Amazing tour!!
This was such an amazing tour! Herbie was such an awesome guide and very knowledgeable. It felt like I was touring
angelorange
angelorange
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Thanks for guiding Herbie!!
Herbie was a great guide! Considerate not to talk when I was texting with family and friends in the car, told me to
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