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Beijing Private Layover Guided Tour to Great Wall & Summer Palace provided by Beijing Layover Tour

Beijing Private Layover Guided Tour to Great Wall & Summer Palace

Beijing Private Layover Guided Tour to Great Wall & Summer Palace
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About
We can pick you up from Beijing Capital Airport or your hotel. We will guide you to get Visa-free permit step by step, and make sure you get back to airport in time. We supply a professional driver and a car with licence as well as a professional English speaking licensed tour guide, both of them work for you. We will make sure you can enjoy a safe tour with professional English interpretation both during driving and in attractions, and would not waste your time for parking. Our driver will make sure your luggage is safe while you are not in the car.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 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, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74655P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
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 Summer Palace.
  • Warm coats in winter.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cable cars/toboggan at Great Wall.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) or Your Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
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 Summer Palace.
  • Warm coats in winter.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses.
  • Cable cars/toboggan at Great Wall.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) or Your Hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 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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angelorange
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
Thanks for guiding Herbie!!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Herbie was a great guide! Considerate not to talk when I was texting with family and friends in the car, told me to take my time when walking along the Great Wall. He was also a great photographer - knows all the best photo spots along the Mutianyu section of the wall and the Summer Palace but more importantly full of information both about the two spots in the tour and Beijing in general.

Great tour, and the convenience of being picked up and dropped off at the airport - with enough time to check-in for my flight is much appreciated.

Thank you!
Written January 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lars S
7 contributions
Great layover tour
Dec 2019
We had a layover of just under 14 hours and the trip was planned so we didn't have to rush out of the airport. We were lucky enough to reach the Great Wall fairly early in the day, which meant we experienced a beautiful sunrise and not many other tourists.

On the trip we had the pleasure of having Herbie as a guide, which we highly recommend. He was in a good mood, super good at English and had great storytelling. During transport, our children asked for Chinese characters, and he drew and told about the story behind and how they have evolved over time. Herbie has great historical knowledge and was good at telling us about both the wall and the summer palace, which were the two places we visited.

When we booked the tour it was mentioned that we could take a lift up to the wall instead of walking (for an extra fee), but when we got to the wall we almost felt that we had to use the lift. In the end, I think it was the right choice not to walk all the way up, but be aware of this when booking the trip.
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mheden
21 contributions
Great experience with Alice
Took the guided tour with Alice to Great Wall and Summer Palace. Had a brilliant tour and really enjoyed Alice way of guiding us. She arranged everything perfectly and also ensured that we had a terrific typical chinese lunch. I can highly recommend this agency and especially Alice as the tour agent.
Written December 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thomas S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK7 contributions
Herbie was amazing
Dec 2019 • Solo
I had a day layover and decided to book after reading reviews. I explored the great Wall, summer Palace, and hutongs with Herbie and the driver. It was a brilliant experience, two top gentleman with Herbie particularly being full of knowledge of all things China and more. Highly recommended - fantastic day. Thanks Herbie!
Written December 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lindsay A
Columbus, OH69 contributions
Great Tour!
We had a fantastic tour to Great Wall and Summer Palace with Alice Ji! We had originally booked a group tour but I guess no one else was signed up that day so we had a private tour! The driver picked us up at our hotel, we met up with Alice and headed to the Great Wall. She is fully fluent in English and we had great conversation in the car learning about life in Beijing. She got all of our tickets for us and went with us everywhere. It made things so easy to have her with us and available for translation. She also was so great at offering to take photos of us and gave us lots of options and angles. The Great Wall was so fun taking the chairlift up and the bobsled down. The bobsled was SO FUN! I had read that was an option and I was so excited we got to do it. Alice took us to lunch for Chinese food, she asked us if we had any allergies and what dishes we liked, she ordered it before we arrived. We had Kung pow chicken, steamed rice, tempura mushrooms and vegetables. Everything was delicious and I was glad to experience authentic Chinese food. The summer palace was beautiful as well. I would recommend this tour for ANYONE and if I went back to Beijing would gladly do it again in the future.
Written December 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jamir A
1 contribution
Best Layover Ever!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide Herbie was awesome! It was nice to know the history behind such beautiful sights! Great way to spend a layover.
Written September 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jdngreen
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Awesome tour with awesome hosts!
Herbie was so fun and patient, even when it took us much longer than expected to clear security (supposed to meet at 0630, didn’t meet him until 0830). With Mr. Fong’s expert driving, we were still able to make both stops and get back to the airport with enough time to take a shower before our flight! Herbie was full of knowledge about everywhere we went, and we had a great time! Thank you!
Written August 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Blanca Zabarte
Brownsville, TX1 contribution
Great Way to Spend a Layover!
Jul 2019 • Family
We absolutely loved this tour and the other one we took to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Our tour guide Lisa was wonderful and very informative. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Written July 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kenzimatthews
Cleveland, OH2 contributions
Alice Ji
Jun 2019 • Couples
Alice Ji (Ji en xia) WAS INCREDIBLE. She was so kind and very welcoming. Alice has an immense amount of knowledge on the history of both the Great Wall and Summer Palace. She was very personable and befriended us as soon as we met. Alice went above and beyond her job by taking numerous beautiful pictures of my boyfriend and I. She also recommended a great place for lunch and helped guide us through the whole process. She made our layover tour very smooth and peaceful. Thank you so much Alice! This woman deserves a raise!!
Written July 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew G
2 contributions
Herbies tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
Recommend Herbie's layover tour if you have a short time in Beijing. Very knowledgeable and fun to spend a day with.
Written June 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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
karla552
karla552
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Perfect Layover Tour with Alice
I had long layover in china on my way to Thailand from the USA. Instructions via email were quick and easy no under
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