Tours and Tickets by WikiBeijing
Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City
Visit Beijing's most important historic attractions in just one day on this private tour with an English-speaking guide. Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven, with a stop along the way for a lunch of the city's famous Peking duck. You also stop by the Summer Palace; visit in the warmer months (April through October) and you even get to go on a short boat ride.
3-Day Beijing Sightseeing Private Custom-Made Combo Tour
Unless you speak Chinese, China’s capital city can feel pretty overwhelming for first-time visitors. Create your own personalized itinerary and let a guide take care of planning logistics on a private 3-day tour of Beijing that provides the perfect introduction for time-pressed travelers. Plus, taking a private ensures you benefit from the both the undivided attention and insider knowledge of your guide.
In-depth Forbidden City tour with Royal Icehouse Dining Experience
The Forbidden City is one of the most evocative destinations in all of China, reminiscent of great emperors and China's illustrious past. Go beyond the typical attractions within the City on this comprehensive 6-hour guided tour, which includes access to the Imperial Library, Treasure Rooms (The Antiquarium), and more. Lunch at the former Icehouse is also included.
Early Bird Departure Great Wall Tour to Mutianyu with Chairlift Up and Toboggan Down
Beat the crowds and visit one of the quietest sections of the Great Wall of China on a private 7-hour day trip from Beijing. With a private guide, you’ll rise early and take a scenic chairlift ride to the section of Great Wall at Mutianyu, where you’ll hike for 1-3 hours. Take an exciting toboggan ride downhill and then enjoy a Chinese lunch overlooking one of the New7Wonders of the World. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall
Visit the replica water town of Gubei and Simatai Great Wall, the only section open at night, on this private evening trip from Beijing. Take a walking tour of Gubei's rustic-style lanes and canals, visit a restaurant for dinner, and ascend by cable car to the illuminated Simatai section of wall. Admire the lit-up ramparts and views over Gubei, and finish with an optional boat ride (own expense). Entrance fees and private air-conditioned transport included.
8 to 9 hours
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Florence K wrote a review May 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
The best tour! Dana, our tour guide, know so much history about all the places we visited. She was attentive and patient. These places are a must see in Beijing. I definitely recommend her .
odeo49 wrote a review Feb 2020
Tennessee67 contributions3 helpful votes
A must place to visit that full of history. Take a camera, there is a museum to learn about its history.
Date of experience: March 2019
Claudia K wrote a review Dec 2019
Vashon30 contributions7 helpful votes
My friend and I took both group tours and private tours. We explored all over the city and to the wall. We were pleased with all our tours but then our last tour was with Angie. OMG! What a difference a FABULOUS tour guide makes! She clarified and corrected information we had been given on other tours (or our understanding of it). She completely modified our private tour to do exactly what we wanted to do, as we had already seen and done so much, we wanted to focus on other things. She was flexible, responsive, and super helpful. She helped us navigate some tricky situations (problem at the hotel, needing to cancel our final tour, and assisting with shopping) that we could not have managed without her. She chose a delightful spot for lunch and we all ate well. We learned so much from Angie and were so pleased to hear from her about so many different topics of interest to us. I feel like we made a real friend in Beijing!…
Date of experience: December 2019
jeregstev wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions9 helpful votes
Our guide, Angie, made our day exceptional! She was prompt to meet us, professional, spoke beautiful English and adapted the tour to our needs. Her depth of knowledge about the tour sites was impressive and accurate. She kept a leisure pace, answered our many questions, took our photos, ordered a delicious Peking Duck lunch at a local restaurant and shared her favorite sites with us. When you miss your guide at the end of the day, you know you've also made a friend.…
Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
David wrote a review Dec 2019
Not knowing how to speak the native language was a bit scary. So my partner and I decided to book a private tour guide. She was on time, spoke very good English and had lots to share about China’s history. When booking my excursion I informed the tour company I did not eat pork ( religious reasons). When I met the tour guide I reminded her twice ( when we met at the hotel and before lunch )that I didn’t eat pork. With lots of waking on the tour, by the time lunch came around she took us to a nice restaurant. She looked through the menu and ordered for us. Unlike the other private tour that took us to a buffet (different tour guide )she went through the menu and picked food for us. When the food got to the table I asked what it all was. Half of the food she picked I couldn’t beat because the dish had pork in it. Considering I spent over $400 for the tour, I was upset. I told her that I can’t eat this, and she said I could eat the other items instead. To me it looked and felt like she picked and chose her favorite dishes without considering my food limitations. And for that I gave a two star. I spent way too much of my hard earned money to have an unsatisfactory private tour. …
Response from Bruce L, Owner at WikiBeijing
Responded Dec 4, 2019
Hi Dear Viator Customer, I am sorry to know that you had a bad experience with the dish selections our guide offered. First of all, we sincerely apologize to you. And we had informed every guide to be careful with customers' special requirements on food. Actually, for a lot of restaurants in Beijing, it is a common practice to put a little bit pork in some dishes to make the flavor better; even though it is not mentioned in the menu. Anyway, it is our fault and we will double check whether the dishes we order have something our customers are allergic to in the future. Thank you for the detailed review. Bruce Li from Wikibeijing