Beijing Day Tours - 100% No Shopping Stops

From the Forbidden City to the Great Wall and beyond, we have designed 18 different day trips from Beijing that encompass the essence of the city. Choose your preferred one, combine any into a multiple-day itinerary or tailor make your own Beijing day trip, you will appreciate a real Beijing, experiencing its imperial history and culture.

Forbidden City, Beijing
A group of 1 to 6 travelers, with more personal service
Enough time to thoroughly enjoy the highlights
No shopping stops, no optional tour hidden charge
We beat any price of identical tour service
Great Wall, Beijing
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A group of 1 to 6 travelers, small to be comfortable
All highlights in Beijing are included, we leave no regret
No shopping detours take up your valuable sightseeing time
Professional English-speaking guide offers in-depth commentary
Rickshaw tour in Hutongs
With same service standards of mini group tours, this day trip focuses on the attraction sites in the urban area. A rickshaw ride in the traditional Hutong alley will add much joy to your experience.

Beijing Private One Day Tours

Mutianyu Great Wall
This Beijing one day tour is a popular alternative for those who wish to admire the Great Wall at a relatively less crowded but equally spectacular section, especially on holidays.
Forbidden City
It is the best-selling of all private Beijing day tours with the world's largest central city square, best-preserved imperial palace complex and greatest engineering wonder all in one.
Summer Palace
History buffs will find this Beijing day tour to their liking. The four sightseeing spots provide great insight into the palace life and the imperial court ceremonials of more than 600 years ago.
Badaling Great Wall
This Great Wall tour from Beijing is a rich mix mainly focusing on the different parts of the Great Wall. Taking photos with the renovated Juyonguan in the background and climbing up the Badaling and Mutianyu walls will make your day complete.
Summer Palace, Beijing
In addition to ascending the imposing Mutianyu Great Wall, you can also admire China's largest royal garden or take a rickshaw tour to explore the old Beijing life in the Hutong alleys by joining this China day tour Beijing.
Temple of Heaven
Welcome to book our one day Great Wall and Summer Palace tour in Beijing! We will provide a thorough Summer Palace and Badaling Great Wall sightseeing as well as the hotel pick-up and drop-off service. You will be escorted during the whole trip until we send you back to your hotel at the end of the day.
Bird's Nest, Beijing
It has long been a classic full day excursion, but it is not easily reachable by independent travelers due to transportation problems between sites. We provide a more convenient option.
Fragrant Hills Park
We will visit the Fragrant Hills Park, Beijing Botanical Garden and Olympic Park in this day tour, which are all famous and popular in Beijing. You will be escorted all the way from hotel pick up till drop off by your experienced tour guide.
Marco Polo Bridge
Through this day trip, you will be guided to the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian to delve into the life of the ancient humans in the remote times. Afterwards, you can also visit the Marco Polo Bridge and enjoy the bizarre limestone in the Stone Flower Cave.
Tanzhe Temple
We will visit Tanzhe Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Beijing; and Jietai Temple with many rare Buddhism relics in this private day tour. They are not far from each other, about 1-hour drive from downtown Beijing. You will be escorted by your guide from being picked up to dropped off at your hotel.
National Centre for the Performing Arts
Designed for the architecture lovers, this one day tour will take you to marvel at the magnificent architectures in both Chinese classic & modern style in Beijing. You will see the Forbidden City, Tiananmen, NCPA and more.
Badaling Great Wall, Beijing
Participate in this volunteer repair activity, you will get chance to know how the Great Wall was built by Chinese people and to repair the wall by your own hands. After the whole day's work, remember to admire the charming scenery around Badaling.
Huaibei Ski Resort, Beijing
This trip will take you to enjoy the breathtaking winter view on Mutianyu Great Wall and have an exciting ski expeirience in Huaibei Ski Resort.
Great Wall in winter
Having luxuriated in the grandness of Badaling Great Wall, you will then enjoy the joy of skiing at the nearby Badaling Ski Resort.
Ski Resort in Beijing
With the most advanced facilities and a number of ski trails, Nanshan Ski Resort is one of the best choices for skiers visiting Beijing in winter.

Tailor Your Beijing Private Day Tour

Friendly Travel Tips

  • Our free pick-up service is available for hotels within the 4th Ring Road of the city. In case your hotel is beyond the range of location, or you take a layover tour directly from Beijing Airport to the Great Wall, there might be an additional transfer fee. Your travel consultant will discuss this with you.
  • Except for Chinese official holidays and the summer vacation from July 1 to August 31, the Forbidden City is usually closed on Mondays. If you happen to visit it on Monday, our travel consultant will recommend other sightworthy spots to meet your interests.
  • Most sights in our capital city like Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven, are rather big, which demand a fair amount of walking. We kindly suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes and lightweight clothes.
  • These private Beijing day trips with English-speaking guides are quite flexible and can be tailored to meet any of your interests. Our experienced guide is ready to fit your travel pace, deliver splendid explanations and answer your questions on history, culture, architecture and many others. You can also contact your travel consultant at any time should you need assistance during the trip.
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    4.7167 Reviews
    Posted on July 07, 2020
    Our guide Sara was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and responsible. She gave us careful assistance and excellent interpretation. Her English was good and easy to understand, so we had a deep understanding of Beijing's cultural heritage and some interesting historical stories.

    Overall, this Beijing day trip was very satisfactory! We would highly recommend TCG and guide Sara to anyone who likes to visit Beijing.
    Posted on June 28, 2020
    I always attached great importance to the reviews when I ordered goods, so I would give valuable comments to this trip with a responsible attitude.Perfect Beijing day trip!
    Posted on June 22, 2020
    Our guide Tina on our Beijing day tour was super great! She organized a splendid itinerary for us. It was rich and colorful! Our day trip was an imperial life exploration! The Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace were covered in our schedule! I especially liked the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. The former one was the world’s largest and the best-preserved old wooden complex. It looked very marvelous and extremely delicate in every inch of the floor and tile! The latter was a place to pray good harvests. The guide demonstrated a series of actions to us to show how a Chinese ancient emperor guided his civil and military officials to pray for good harvests and luck! It was so interesting! All in all, we enjoyed our Beijing day tour very much! The schedule well suited young people like us! ... More
    Posted on June 16, 2020
    I spent an unforgettable time on my Beijing day trip. Your high-quality services and itinerary made me feel like a VIP. I loved everything that the tour brought to me! A thoroughly enjoyable Beijing tour!
    Posted on June 09, 2020
    It was my first time to book a group tour with TCG. I worried that we would have trouble with this Beijing tour. But, the fact showed it was really wonderful! Our guide was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and responsible. The whole journey was well organized. In limited one day, we visited the top spots like Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Mutianyu Great Wall. Those attractions all had splendid architecture, exquisite design, and beautiful landscape. My parents highly praised this tour and we all enjoyed it. All excellent! ... More
    Posted on June 01, 2020
    The reasonable itinerary enabled us to visit the most representative attractions in Beijing in one day including the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace. Our guide was nice and took good care of us especially the elderly and children. We were given a huge amount of excellent information about the country which was very interesting and enriched our experience in Beijing. Many thanks for helping us to take such a memorable trip!
    Grace Lim
    Posted on May 26, 2020
    The Beijing day trip was my first visit to China and it was quite great. Tina, our guide was humorous and had a unique personality. She could answer every question we had. The attractions were amazing and no queuing for us at all! Highly recommend!
    Posted on May 17, 2020
    A very satisfying Beijing day tour!!! We visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Mutianyu Great Wall. All of them were highlights in Beijing! They were the places that we wanted to visit most! But there were so many people in the Forbidden City and we were pushed forward by the stream of people! It affected our travel experience to some extent! But it was really splendid! We were happy to explore how the Chinese emperors to live and work during that era! The guide Gloria was knowledgeable and told us many interesting classical examples from history. If one had a strong interest in Chinese history, the Forbidden City was worth a visit! ... More
    James Lim
    Posted on May 13, 2020
    The Beijing tour exceeded my expectations. Our guide was very experienced and dedicated. She ensured that we made the best use of our time while we were with her and gave us a great overview of the history of the area. There were so many things to see in the Forbidden City and I thought we could have visited there directly.
    Posted on May 05, 2020
    This was my first visit to Beijing. I firmly chose Travel China Guide recommended by my friend. It was a very efficient and reliable China’s tourism company.

    The schedule of the Beijing two days tour was very eased, and we didn’t have to worry about anything with our guide’s careful company. We had a short queue time at some attractions and enough time to visit! The tour guide’s explanations were fascinating and full of information. Next time I will travel with Travel China Guide again if I have a chance to visit China! ... More
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