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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    Dashrath Pliskin
    Posted on May 16, 2021
    I had a superb Beijing day trip to Forbidden City.

    The guide was knowledgeable about every scenic spot we visited and something about real life in Beijing. Her explanation was so attractive that it drew our attention all the time. I really enjoyed this trip and left many joyful memories.
    Emily Shepard
    the United States
    Posted on April 25, 2021
    Lily, a Chinese northeasterner, was rather enthusiastic and interesting! She had 7-year experience of being a tour guide and I was really satisfied with her professionalism! I had a good time with her on this short Beijing day tour.

    She knew well about Beijing’s history, culture, and highlights like Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven...

    Also, she advised us to taste local famous dishes, the Stir-fried Pork Liver and Quick-scalded Tripe. Not bad! In short, this tour was fantastic with Lily! ... More
    Philip Smith
    Posted on April 05, 2021
    Thanks to TCG for their great work in organizing the Beijing day tour for me. Everything ran smoothly.

    I especially appreciated the guide, Lily. She was very patient when we asked about the places we visited and other things like present living in Beijing. I'd like to recommend this tour to all my friends who want to have a glimpse of Beijing!
    Posted on March 01, 2021
    It was a great Beijing day tour. Helpful guide and fantastic organization!
    Ioannis Owen
    Posted on January 31, 2021
    Going on a 2 days Beijing trip with TCG was such an awesome, unforgettable experience! I’d done other tours 2 years ago with TCG and this Mutianyu Great Wall group tour was absolutely more excellent.

    Linda was just such a wonderful tour guide and we thoroughly enjoyed spending the days with her. If you’re interested in Chinese history and architecture, you will definitely enjoy this itinerary, which covered the world’s largest royal palace complex – Forbidden City, the world’s wonder – the Great Wall and the famous royal garden – Summer Palace. All the spots were equally enjoyable, :) like exploring the old alleys, experiencing a rickshaw tour and visiting Beijing’s largest Buddhist temple – Lama Temple.

    TCG, thank you so much for showing us a charming city and for making this trip unforgettable!
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    Posted on January 04, 2021
    The local guide was very enthusiastic and provided thoughtful services and patient explanations. My wife and I were very satisfied. I will recommend this Beijing 3-day tour to my friends. Hope they can experience the high-quality group tour with Travel China Guide.
    Posted on December 23, 2020
    TCG offered us an impeccable service on the Beijing day tour but we didn’t have a sunny day. It was cold in December and our 1-day touring Beijing was colder than we had expected due to the overcast sky.

    Luckily, we met a fantastic guide and a courteous driver who accompanied us all the way, and tried their best to make a pleasant trip. So many thanks for your effort and we really enjoyed the attractions!
    Jacqueline Roxas
    Posted on November 21, 2020
    The Great Wall day tour from Simatai to Jinshanling was exceptional in terms of the itinerary, pick-up service, safe driving and professional explanation. Highly recommend!
    Viajy Zemp
    Posted on November 09, 2020
    Candy was a very outstanding guide who organized this Beijing day tour to the Great Wall in a clear and orderly manner. She informed what we were going to do and when we started and ended to make sure the itinerary went smoothly and seamlessly.
    We visited all the attractions requested on our itinerary. All items that need to be paid for at our own expenses were explained clearly. The scenic spots we visited also exceeded my expectations especially the Forbidden City and Great Wall. They were amazing! Our driver was also very experienced and punctual. ... More
    the UK
    Posted on October 27, 2020
    The Beijing day tour come to a wonderful end.
    It was really a happy experience. The itinerary was outstanding, more fun than expected and we were able to see attractions that we had looked forward to for a long time.
    Our guide Tina was very professional and competent. Her attitude, knowledge and language were all outstanding. Thumb up!
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