Cultural tours in Beijing

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Cultural Tours in Beijing

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$202.00
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6+ hours
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$188.00
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Bus Tours
9–10 hours
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$149.00
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Bus Tours
8–10 hours
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$186.00
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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$144.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$214.00
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Full-day Tours
8–9 hours
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$190.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$150.00
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Bus Tours
4 hours
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$86.00
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Bus Tours
6–8 hours
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$90.00
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Bus Tours
5–8 hours
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$84.00
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Bus Tours
4 hours
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$69.00
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Walking Tours
4 hours
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$25.00
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Bus Tours
5–8 hours
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$88.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$99.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$198.00
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$186.00
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Bus Tours
3 days
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$510.00
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Bus Tours
3 days
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$563.20
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Cable Car Tours
5 hours
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$182.00
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Full-day Tours
8–9 hours
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$120.00
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What travelers are saying

  • Virak S
    1 contribution
    Autumn is the best time of year to be outside in Beijing so I decided to check out the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven since they’re both all outdoors. My guide was Anson again (I had him for the Forbidden City tour) and he was just as awesome and knowledgeable as last time. The driver also spoke great English and both communicated really well from when I booked the tour until it was over. Overall great time and highly recommended.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Sidney G
    2 contributions
    Sherry did a fantastic job showing us some of the best and most important sights in Beijing. She had already booked tickets in advance and was able to help navigate us through various gates and QR codes, which made the tour much smoother, and she was extremely knowledgeable, interesting, and friendly. Seeing these sights was at least twice as enjoyable because she was there to explain them and make conversation with us. I strongly recommend a tour with Sherry. We had a great time at Christmas because of her.
    Written December 22, 2020
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  • Jet695113
    Shenzhen, China3 contributions
    This tour was exceptional. Qing was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed listening to her a lot, as she did not talk about the historic events as a series of numbers. She rather told stories.
    Written July 25, 2021
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  • Logan Phillips
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
    Basically a bus ride to the Mutianyu great wall site. Guides were friendly and helpful but you should view this largely as an easy way to get to the site where you explore by yourself.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • SpicyBuffalo
    Shanghai, China1 contribution
    We had an INCREDIBLE time with Lena on our Catherine Lu tour of Beijing! Lena was a fantastic tour guide, really knew her Beijing history, and pivoted our tour based on our interests. She was great with scheduling the trip - the order of events and timing was really great! She was even supportive of going along with us when we requested more time hiking on the great wall (which was absolutely exhausting!). Catherine Lu tours was super accommodating and communicative. Will tour with them in China again!
    Written January 3, 2021
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  • Brianne E
    1 contribution
    Really great experience! Our guide Rocky was really knowledgeable and took some amazing photos for our group. This tour made our trip stress free, leaving us to enjoy the beautiful views.
    Written May 15, 2021
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  • kimberly p
    1 contribution
    This was an amazing tour !!! Sherry was our tour guide and she was very helpful and took all our pictures and provided us with very interesting information and history. We were picked up from the airport and taken to the Great Wall on a private van and then we headed to the forbidden city. Once we were done with our tour we were dropped off at the airport right on time for our flight. I definitely recommend this tour to anyone that is visiting for the first time.
    Written January 23, 2020
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  • Nicole L
    Dearborn, MI1 contribution
    Fantastic experience. I just went with myself and my dad and our tour guide, Jimmy. We went pre-pandemic, this is a late review. But when we went it was fantastic. Since it was just our small group it was very personal and we could tailor the day to whatever we wanted to do. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and history.
    Written April 27, 2021
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  • Florence K
    6 contributions
    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 .
    Written May 21, 2020
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  • Sheri F
    California27 contributions
    This full-day private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall did not disappoint. We appreciated the advance communications from Jenna and found the day to be very well organized. Our lovely guide, Jenny, was very accommodating and personable. Despite the snowy weather, the driver safely navigated the trip, and we explored and enjoyed all of the sites. Walking the Great Wall in the snow was mesmerizing and beautiful!
    Written January 19, 2020
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  • Adam Dodd
    Sydney, Australia20 contributions
    The 3 things most travelers are looking for when taking on an adventure. Booking was very easy with plenty of contact from the operator to confirm everything.
    Met our driver Jason and Nico in the morning on time.
    Nico was fantastic, great knowledge of the sites we visited & we enjoyed our local restaurant lunch of Dumplings. Really appreciated the company looking after us & both Nico & Jason for looking after us the whole way.
    Written January 22, 2020
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  • CtrlF4
    London, UK19 contributions
    Visiting Beijing for a day is well worth it. And I would recommend these folks for such day trip. Well-priced, very flexible, knowledgeable, patient, very friendly, and know their job very well. And the great memories will live with me and my family forever.
    Written December 29, 2019
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  • ShaneF
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    With Helen's commentary and guidance, we really enjoyed our tour of the square and the forbidden city. It was bitterly cold (-4c) and helen adjusted our tour to suit our interest and even found all the areas with sun to warm us up. She really knew her history and didn't bore us at all. We loved hearing about all the little details like the lion statues and the rooftop figurines. Definitely recommended and thank you Helen!
    Written January 1, 2020
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  • DavidandColleen
    12 contributions
    John was our driver and he was excellent. Picked us up at our hotel and guided us to the best spots and got our tickets.
    Written January 22, 2020
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  • Yeok Keong L
    Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
    Journey from Beijing took about an hour and a half. Our guide bought the cable car tickets for us and was able to get some discounts. Once up onto the Great Wall, the view was awe-inspiring. We could walk freely as there were not much people around probably because it is winter and this part of the Great Wall is less frequented. Guide explained the history of the Great Wall to us and we walked to one of the towers where we could have a 360 view. As it had snowed about a week before, the snow had melted and became ice. Need to walk slowly as it is extremely slippery a. Myself and a few others had slipped and fell. We took the slide down the mountain and it was fun for the kids. Need to check the brakes as it could be very fast. Overall, a great day that we will always remember.
    Written February 17, 2020
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