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Explore Beijing City Off the Beaten Path with a Private Guide
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Explore Beijing City Off the Beaten Path with a Private Guide

By Encounter China Tours
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* This tour is 100% private and customizable. * This tour offers you off the beaten path to explore Beijing, guiding you through a less crowded route from tourists. * You will have either an early start or a late start with this tour so that you could experience Beijing in different atmosphere.
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$247.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Duration: 8h 30m
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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  • Private English Guiding Service
  • Personal Driving Service
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Local tax, toll and parking fees.
  • Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
What's not included
  • Meals, Drinks, Personal cost
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
      • Beijing Daxing International Airport, Langfang China
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72859P44

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
        • Pls advice your hotel address and hotel pick-up time
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Beijing VIP Photograph Trip: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Beijing VIP Photograph Trip: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace on Tripadvisor
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        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72859P44

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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        • 2
          Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          Temple of Heaven
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Encounter China Tours
          211
          Beijing, China
          Joined in December 2017
        • joedH9498FE
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A delightful tour
          WE had a delightful day with Susan in Tianjin. The transportation she arranged was very comfortable, she was always helpful and informative, and we enjoyed her company. The delights of Tianjin were well displayed by her, and we appreciated her communication prior to the tour as well. And she has a happy smile! I am glad to recommend this tour to everyone.
          Written May 12, 2024
        • U5857COjudyd
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          recommend to everyone
          I traveled to Beijing before. So, this time I would like to take a tour to see something different, and also stay away from the crowded places in Beijing downtown. It proved to be such a good choice. I had a great tour guide, who showed me the best part of Beijing I have never seen before. I am amazed by the deep wisdom of ancient dwellers about their residence. The boat tour on the gorge was a surprise because I never expected there would be a dam on the top of the hill. If you ever want to see something different from the regular tours, this one is absolutely the right choice.
          Written May 5, 2024
        • ninawM8115DE
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          100% recommended Beijing biking tour!
          We had great time with our guide Jenny through the biking tour in Beijing. We love cycling so we came up with the idea of having a bike tour. Jenny presented us a unique Pekin through cycling along the Changan avenue, drum and bell tower Hutongs, Imperial academy street, Ming dynasty city wall. We even stopped by to visit the lama temple inside, and climbed up to the charcoal hill for enjoying a panoramic view of downtown Beijing. We were amazed by the wonderful view of forbidden city right under the charcoal hill. We also stopped by a local café in Hutong just for a break and chitchat. The cycling was only 4 hours but we felt like we have learnt a lot about Beijing. If you are looking for an authentic tour that is away from the hustle and bustle, this bike tour is 100% recommended to you from our experience.
          Written April 13, 2024
        • jued2024
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour in Beijing
          We had the best trip in Beijing with our guide Clare. She is a warm, patient lady with abundant knowledge about the Great Wall and summer palace. Instead of taking us to the crowded regular route of visiting these two must see sites in Beijing. She went out of her way to lead us to different routes so that we could stay away from the hustle and bustle of big tour groups. Our driver Mr Wong was always meeting us on time with a smiling face, his van is spacious, comfortable and throughly clean. We can’t find more accurate words to say how lucky we were to have chosen this tour among all those Beijing tours. You will not regret by booking this tour!
          Written April 4, 2024
        • bgO7657RZ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Stop looking. THIS IS THE BEST.
          The best of the BEST. YOU WONT REGRET IT. And she takes the best pictures. We were a party of 3. They were right no time with pickup and v
          Written January 21, 2024
        • Dkduthie
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          great tours
          I had an excellent two-day tour with Susan. She is a font of knowledge. She took us to the main tourist attractions and had all of the facts at her fingertips, happily engaging and answering plenty of supplementary questions about Chinese culture. Everything was seamless due to Susan's meticulous preparation from the time the tour was booked until drop off on day two. Susan knew all of the best spots to take photos and, being a good photographer herself, made sure we had plenty of memories. Thank you Susan!
          Written October 21, 2023
        • DanielBrda
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful guide and driver
          We had a fabulous tour with Susan. The morning when we saw her in our hotel lobby waiting for us with her smiling face, we knew we had the right guide. Susan is extremely well-organized and easy-going. She made sure all our tickets were booked in advance so that we didn’t have to wait at the entrance for buying tickets when we arrived during the busy Chinese holidays. She is always patient, kind, and caring about our need, and she gave us tons of interesting information about China and places we visited. We also loved our driver Mr Wong he was always quiet, but his driving skills amazed us in a crowded city like Beijing. Both Susan and Mr Wong showed us a good manner to make us feel so welcomed in China. If you ever need a tour service, you should not hesitate to contact them. Highly recommended!
          Written October 21, 2023
        • Enam N
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best way to experience China !!
          Judy was really helpful with all the details and information. Our guide Alice was amazing. Really knowledgeable and fluent in English. She made the whole tour a 5 star plus experience for my wife and I. I’d highly recommend Judy and Alice !!
          Written October 21, 2023
        • 421subhar
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable day
          She is really kind and helpful. We had an amazing day together. And got to alot of the history of beijing.
          Written December 11, 2020
        • Sylvchale
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An enjoyable day with nice guidance
          Judy organized a day tour for us in Beijing, as we have lived and worked here for a while, the trip was quite different from the usual way, we cycled 2 hours along the old town of the city, it was impressive to see the real local way of life, chatting with those neighborhoods in the hutongs, and we were also taken to some local spots to taste nice Beijing snacks, drinks and street food. Judy also knows the best street for shopping, the bargaining way and selection of goods made us feel like locals who knows all the tricks. We will definitely recommend this tour to everyone In need.
          Written November 19, 2020
        • Ferris_sml
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Friendly and patient
          We liked the way Judy treated us, like we were any other couples traveling together. It was hard to tell if the tours were LGBT friendly when we tried to book online, especially in Asia. But we made the right choice to go with Judy. Thanks, Judy and her team.
          Written October 25, 2020
        • CarstenCabarete
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          12-day trip to southern Gansu province
          We very much appreciated Judy‘s support in the organization of our 12-day trip to southern Gansu province. She found an English speaking driver for us who was very good and reliable and provide good knowledge about local people and environment. Thank you very much @ Judy :-)
          Written October 21, 2020
        • BackPacker681940
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Head of The Dragon
          Great day out in Qinhuangdao and the Shanhaiguan area. We managed to see all of the top sites that we wanted - and still have time for a delicious lunch. We really appreciated the flexibility and customisation. Thank you for helping us with our China Bucket List: to see both ends of the Great Wall!
          Written October 8, 2020
        • EddieW-on-to-go
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          warmth in winter
          We were in Beijing last Dec for visiting Pekin university and my daughter's Guzheng teacher, the other day Judy helped organize our trip to the Mutianyu Great Wall, and we had Cynthia as our guide for the day tour, it was my 4th time in China, so I knew the place and people quite well, the Great Wall was a familiar spot for us but we never got bored with it. I could say Cynthia was a really patient and caring person, who always made sure we enjoyed most of our staying. It was cold winter in Beijing, but we felt warm in heart, I couldn't recommend more of this tour to everyone in need.
          Written October 8, 2020
        • CharonGh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          wonderful day to the Great Wall
          I am a single female traveler and It was my first time to Beijing. how lucky I was to find Judy's tour!! Judy took me to Mutianyu Great Wall. I was impressed with her explanation about it and I sincerely recommend you guys book her service. Besides I like chinese food so much especially the “barbecued fish” and thank you Judy so much for giving me such an amazing day, I appriciate your patience and friendliness
          Written September 17, 2020
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        Sep 2019 • Family
        Thank you so much to Judy and the driver who picked us up from the airport today and assisted us to the Great Wall of China and to the forbidden city.
        We travel 2 adults and 2 children 9 and 11 years old the whole trip was amazing.
        Judy explained so much to the boys and we all learnt a lot about China on our lay over flight stop in Beijing.
        Judy took photos off us and assisted us with ordering lunch and helping us call our hotel to say we wouldn’t arrive till a later time.

        Judy stayed in contact from the day we booked a few months ago and I highly recommend, the car is amazing and after a long flight from the uk the arm chairs defiantly became a treat.

        Thank you so much and if we are ever back in China we will be in contact.
        Written September 19, 2019
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        it was a pleasure to company you and Kelly as well as your lovely boys around in Beijing. I hope you will always enjoy life as much as possible. hope to see your family agine in life
        Written October 10, 2019
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