Beijing Day Tours - 100% No Shopping Stops

From the Forbidden City to the Great Wall and beyond, we have designed 16 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 9 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 9 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.
Beijing Local Snack
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.
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.

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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    4.7153 Reviews
    Posted on March 29, 2020
    We had a good time on the Beijing day tour to Mutianyu Great Wall. The guide was amiable and knowledgeable. She offered us brief and focused introductions about the majestic Forbidden City and the Great Wall of Mutianyu. It drizzled while we were climbing the Great Wall and the snow scenery surrounding the winding wall looked more beautiful. It was less-crowded when we visited the wall in early January. It was very cold in January, and April & May are the best time to visit the Great Wall.
    Posted on March 18, 2020
    I’m very pleased with our eloquent guide. We have no problem communicating in English. The vivid explanations are quite impressive, which makes me learn a lot. I had an enjoyable time on the short but good Beijing day tour!
    New Zealand
    Posted on March 11, 2020
    We booked a Beijing Day Tour on Travel China Guide for 2 days. The tour guide TCG arranged according to our requirements contacted us to confirm the exact pick-up time one day before and they were really punctual to pick us up at our hotel!

    What we were most satisfied with was the experience of touring Beijing’s world-renowned Mutianyu Great Wall! We could not help marveling at the wisdom of the ancient Chinese people when we saw the grandeur of the Great Wall. The guide also told us the backstories of building the Great Wall in an understandable way.

    All the way, they (guide, driver and consultant) gave us thoughtful services. It was truly a quality trip and I had recommended it to my other friends!
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    Posted on March 05, 2020
    The itinerary of Beijing Day Tours to Temple of Heaven - Hutong Tour - Lama Temple - Summer Palace was fully prepared by Travel China Guide - a very dependable and experienced company. We didn’t have to worry about anything!

    Our guide was very professional and friendly. We were allowed lots of free time to explore at each scenic spot on our own. A rickshaw ride in the traditional Old Hutong alleys added much happiness to our experience! We had a very relaxing trip!
    Posted on February 20, 2020
    I was on a business trip in Beijing and ordered this Beijing night tour on TCG. The Bird’s Nest, Water Cube and the Tiananmen Square were brightly-lit at night and I also took some amazing pictures of the Forbidden City from a corner tower. The Bar Street started nightlife for local people. Bars, cafes, restaurants and souvenirs shops made this Beijing night tour more colorful! The 3-hour Beijing evening tour was smooth and I did have a sweet time!
    Posted on February 16, 2020
    My husband and I had a great time on this Beijing day tour to the Great Wall. We visited Badaling Great Wall and Mutianyu Great Wall. Both of us love the Mutianyu Great Wall better! The dense watchtowers were spectacular and the surrounding scenery was enchanting. It was the best place to take photos with Great Wall for proving my husband was a ‘hero’ :) All in all, we were very pleased with the whole Beijing day tour!
    New Zealand
    Posted on February 07, 2020
    On this Beijing day tour, we visited splendid buildings in the Temple of Heaven and played chess with local people. The Beijing Hutong rickshaw tour was truly interesting. And we also learned about Beijing Hutong culture in a local family courtyard. The boat trip in Summer Palace was a good way to relax and enjoy the quiet time in the afternoon.

    Lily, thank you for recommending good and cost-effective restaurants for us! Well done! Highly recommend Beijing day tour guide Lily and her team - Travel China Guide, a very responsible company! ... More
    Posted on January 31, 2020
    My tour guide Barry was amazing! He was humorous and expert in explaining the backgrounds of the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Both of the two sights were majestic and I learned more Chinese history from his wonderful introductions.

    The Beijing day tour was worth trying! The winding Great Wall of Mutianyu and the surrounding landscape won’t disappoint you!
    Posted on January 28, 2020
    The guide and driver were so kind to wait for us in front of our hotel in advance. Considerate service! The car was large and equipped with comfortable seats. All the attractions are worth visiting and I like the Forbidden City best!
    Posted on January 21, 2020
    Being the first time we have booked an organized trip via the internet, it was more simple and efficient than booking a trip face-to-face with a travel company. Our consultant Ivy was a friendly and efficient communicator. She gave us options to choose and responded to all our questions so promptly. The Beijing day trip arranged for us was perfect from our meeting with our guide Lily to finishing the Great Wall. I felt lucky that I had Lily as my guide because she was so dedicated and patient. Her knowledge of the attractions we visited, along with the history and culture she shared with us was extensive and interesting. We had taken many other guided tours over the years and could honestly say that this tour was among the best. We have no hesitation in recommending TravelChinaGuide and Lily to our friends! ... More
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