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

Mutianyu Great Wall & Forbidden City Private Guided Tour

Mutianyu Great Wall & Forbidden City Private Guided Tour
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$180.00
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Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
About
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: 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, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 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: 74655P19
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 Forbidden City.
  • Warm coats in winter.
  • 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.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Beijing downtown or Beijing train station or capital airport.
  • Airports:
  • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Beijing downtown or Beijing train station or capital airport.
  • 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
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tammy T
1 contribution
Great Wall tour
Jan 2020 • Friends
Our tour guide Ms. Alice was very nice, helpful and knowledgeable about the tour that we did. We were glad that we booked this tour during our layover in Beijing.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Raymond
2 contributions
Amazing 15 hour layover tour in Beijing with amazing tour guide and driver.
On our 15 hour layover in Beijing we visited the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It was made possible by Beijing Layover Tour.

I booked the tour about a week in advance after thoroughly researching the internet. They were responsive and answered any questions I had. We had our three year old son with us, I requested to have lunch on our tour which they more than gladly accommodated.

After reading many reviews and how great he is I requested Herbie to be our tour guide. It took us a while to get out of immigration, he was patiently waiting for us at Starbucks our meeting place. He was amazing!! Communication was never an issue with him. He was very informative we learned a lot of new information about China and the sites that we visited. He was very engaging and very cheerful, it feels like a family member showing us around. Our son really like him that during the tour he refers to him as “Uncle Herbie”. At the Great Wall Herbie was looking after him and carried him a few times while going up and down the stairs.

Our drive Mr. Fong was terrific, he might not speak English but he was always smiling. He was prompt and helpful. He made sure that we are safe and had plenty of time to get back to the airport even with traffic.

Beijing Layover Tour might be more expensive than the rest but they are well worth it. They are safe and has integrity. They have no hidden or additional charges. Email confirmation has everything that you will need to pay for. I highly recommend this company. I can’t wait tell anyone in the states to use their service when visiting Beijing.

Request the duo of Herbie and Mr Fong and you will not be disappoint. We had a great time in Beijing!!

Thank you Beijing Layover Tour and a very special Thanks to Herbie “Uncle Herbie” and Mr Fong.
Written December 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Corina a
2 contributions
So glad I booked this tour!!
Nov 2019 • Solo
My Guide Nancy and Mr Lee were great. A smooth pick up from the airport, I learned so much in such a short time about Beijing and Chinese history. I was able to see the big sites of the city and make it back to the airport with time to spare. They could not have been nicer and more informative!! Would recommend to anyone with a long layover, worth the money.
Written November 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ray H
3 contributions
Herbie’s tour
Oct 2019 • Family
Absolutely the best possible experience we could have hoped for. Herbie was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He made certain that we had a fun time while learning the history of the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Our driver Mr. Lee was the best at safely getting us around heavy traffic to our destinations. The tour guide is a pretty important person when you are halfway around the world from home. We were lucky to have the number one team of Herbie and Mr. Lee to take us on a tour of a lifetime. Herbie Herbie!!
Written October 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KerriCon
Newmarket, Canada1 contribution
Private tours over 3 days. Day 1...Mutianyu Great Wall. Day 2...Hutongs. Day 3...Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
Sep 2019
I had originally booked a layover tour in February, but my flight plan changed and I was no longer flying through Beijing. I cancelled that tour with no issues, so when I decided to go to Beijing in September, I didn't hesitate to contact them again.

I was travelling with a friend and we didn't want to do full days, so they accommodated us with 4-6 hour days. Herbie (and Mr. Shi) met us at the hotel by 8:30 each morning without issue. Herbie was a great guide providing loads of interesting information during the tour and picking great spots for lunch each day. Amazing food at very inexpensive prices. Being a private tour, we were free to modify times to suit our priorities. I would highly recommend this company.
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TKU
1 contribution
Awsome trip
Jun 2019 • Solo
I had a 14 hours layover in Beijing and booked a private tour to Tiananmen square, Forbidden city and the Great Wall. Everything went super smoothly and the guide Lisa Zhang and driver Mr Zhang Fu You did everything to make the day as good as possible!

For a solo trip it was bit of expensive, but still you got a lot of worth for your money.

I totally recommend!
Written June 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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
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
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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