Beijing Day Tours - 100% No Shopping Stops

From the Forbidden City to the Great Wall and beyond, we have designed 17 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.

Beijing Mini Group Day Tours

Beijing Private One Day Tours

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the half-day tour to visit Tiananmen Square and enter the Forbidden City to have a real deeper exploration of this grand imperial palace. You will get in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture and learn about the royal life in Ming & Qing Dynasties.
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.
Follow our guide to admire the charming night scenery of Beijing's famous landmarks including Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Giant Egg, Houhai Hutong, CCTV Tower, Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Get relaxed and have an incredible night life in Beijing.
Take our unique Beijing food tour to seek for the authentic local snacks such as Fermented Mung Bean Juice, Yellow Pea Cake and Cream Fried Cake in Hutong area and experience the food culture of the capital 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.

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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    4.8120 Reviews
    Posted on November 10, 2019
    I had a good time on the Beijing day tour with my friends. My experiences were extremely fantastic thanks to the guide’s thoughtful service and clear explanations. The Forbidden City was awesome as well as the Temple of Heaven. It was really a wonderful and memorable trip!
    Claire Tuncer
    Posted on November 06, 2019
    We were satisfied with this one day Beijing tour. In the morning, the driver took us to the Mutianyu Great Wall, a magnificent military building. We climbed to the top with nearly 2.5 hours and took some pictures. Although we were tired, it was worth seeing so beautiful scenery. Then we took a cable car to get down. In the afternoon, we visited the Summer Palace to enjoy the natural beauty of the lake and mountain. The guide arranged Kunming Lake boat ride for us and we spent a cozy afternoon. Our guide Sara was very amiable and responsible. She was really an excellent guide and I hoped there would be more good guides like her in the tourism industry. ... More
    Sagitta Herman
    Posted on November 04, 2019
    The first tour booking via the Internet was more convenient and easier than I had expected. The procedure was very clear and the consultant Amber was promoted to response to my e-mail. Our guide Selina was very enthusiastic and told us my interesting historical stories about the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. She also gave special attention to the elderly and young kids in our group. It was a pleasant Beijing day tour.
    Posted on November 02, 2019
    Our guide was excellent, gave interesting background on each place we went to, and showed us around easily despite the crowds.
    Martha Chong
    the United States
    Posted on October 31, 2019
    It was my first trip with TCG in August and they did good work in organizing the Beijing city day tour for us. The itinerary worked out smoothly. Our guide Tina was very helpful with sharing knowledge about each scenic spot we visited as well as Beijing and she was very accommodating. This trip would have been more enjoyable if the weather wasn’t so hot.
    Deanna CHAI
    Posted on October 27, 2019
    Last week, we ordered one day Beijing Great Wall hiking. We took a car at around 07:30 in the morning. After 2.5 hours, we arrived at the foot of the Simatai Great Wall. Then we climbed along the ramparts under the guidance of our guide. I hiked the Great Wall with the alpenstocks prepared in advance, which made my hiking easier. Reaching the East Five-Window Tower, we had a rest and took photos. Then we went to the Jinshanling Great Wall and passed by three famous watchtowers. After another one hour's hiking, we arrived at the Shalingkou Pass. The different sections of the Great Wall all had their own characteristics and owned gorgeous landscape! Although we were tired, we thought this trip was worth. Hope we can have another chance to explore other sections of Great Wall. That’s really great! ... More
    Posted on October 24, 2019
    The 1 day Beijing city tour was a great value for money. It exceeded my exceptions with the well-planned itinerary and exceptional service. The lunch time could be longer because we actually wanted to rest for a while to prepare for our next visit.
    Posted on October 20, 2019
    Overall, the1 day Beijing city tour was good. I thought the distribution of time was well spent at each destination but it was not long enough for me to fully enjoy the scenic spots. It was acceptable as the trip should be fished as planned. I would book other long trips to other cities with your company!
    Cassie Wright
    Posted on October 17, 2019
    I was happy that I used TravelChinaGudie which made such a wonderful Beijing city day tour to Forbidden City. We hit all the best attractions and extremely happy with our guide Sara. She was knowledgeable, informative, approachable and friendly. Her service was excellent and we cannot find any fault with her. I would have no hesitation in recommending TravelChinaGuide and Sara to anyone who is going to China.
    United States
    Posted on October 13, 2019
    The services we enjoyed were exemplary, accommodating all of our requests and the travel consultant responded very promptly to our emails. We visited many superb places like the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven with the guide who spoke good English. I really enjoyed this Beijing city day trip and would definitely recommend TravelChinaGuide to my friends and relatives!
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