Forbidden City, Beijing

3 Days Beijing Mini Group Tour with Hotel, 1 to 6 Guests

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Adult(>11 years old)
Child(3-11 years old)
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  • Mini group of only 1 to 6 guests, accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Well-designed three days itinerary with all highlight attractions covered.
  • Airport pick-up service is provided to ensure you a worry-free travel experience.
  • Handpicked hotels of different grades are provided for your choice.
  • Complimentary small local refreshments and bottled water with unlimited supplies.
  • Free Headsets are provided to keep away from the noisy museums.
  • NO shopping detours, no factory stores, no tea ceremony, no shopping site restaurant. We value your time at attraction sites for a pure sightseeing experience.
Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Airport Pick-up & Drive to Hotel
Welcome to Beijing! Today, your driver will pick you up at the airport according to your flight schedule and then transfer you to the hotel we booked for you. We have chosen the most cost-effective hotels of three levels in good locations: 5-star New World Beijing Hotel, 4-star Penta Hotel Beijing and 3-star Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing. If you have any requirement for the hotel, please advise your travel consultant in advance. This evening, your tour guide will contact you to confirm the exact meeting time the next morning. Relax for the rest of the day and get ready for the following trip.
Day 02: Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird's Nest
After breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel lobby at around 7:00-8:00. Then you will meet the other group members of the Beijing tours from airport. We will go to Tiananmen Square at first, which is next to the world-famous Forbidden City. Forbidden City is the palace where the imperial family in the Ming and Qing Dynasties once lived in with super achievements on architecture. It is also a museum showing the most valuable relics of China. Following your guide, you will have 2 hours or so to visit the main palaces.
Appreciate the solemn Tiananmen Tower in the Tiananmen Square
Appreciate the solemn Tiananmen Tower in the Tiananmen Square
Our guests visiting the majestic Forbidden City
Our guests visiting the majestic Forbidden City
Next, we will drive for 1.5 hours to get to Mutianyu Great Wall, another highlight of this Beijing layover tour from airport. Mutianyu Great Wall has been preserved well, becoming one of the must-sees in Beijing with many watch towers standing high and picturesque landscapes. At noon today, we suggest you have a quick lunch near the Great Wall with the guide's recommendations. There are restaurants of simple Chinese foods as well as western fast foods.
Map of Mutianyu Great Wall
Have a nice day by taking a walk on Mutianyu Great Wall
Have a nice day by taking a walk on Mutianyu Great Wall
We ensure you have at least 2 hours to walk on the Great Wall. There are three hiking ways provided: on foot, by cable car or the chair lift. The latter two ways cost additional fees and the guide will help you buy tickets on the spot. A round trip of the enclosed cable car will cost you CNY120/US$17 and a single trip costs CNY100/US$14. Taking the open chair lift would be an exciting experience. If you choose to take the chair lift up, you may get down the Great Wall by the same vehicle or slide down on a luge. At around 16:00, we will drive back to downtown and pass by Bird's Nest - the Olympic venue halfway. We will make a short stop there for you to take photos of its amazing appearance.

Finally we will arrive at Nanluoguxiang area. Nanluoguxiang is a famous old alleyway filled with featured stores, snack shops, coffee houses and bars. If you want to experience the local nightlife, you may get off to explore this area and then return back to your hotel on your own. Your guide will show you the directions. If you want to rest, your guide will take you to your hotel directly.
Day 03: Visit Temple of Heaven, Hutong Alleys, Lama Temple, Summer Palace
In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at about 8:00. First, we will visit the Temple of Heaven with the sacred Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests as the representative building. The royal ceremonies to pray for good yields were held there by the emperors. After that, you will experience a rickshaw tour through old Hutongs, and be escorted to visit the home of a local family in Hutongs. Around noon, your guide will give you some free time to enjoy lunch leisurely, as you may find a number of restaurants and snack bars in Hutongs. You can choose one restaurant to taste the local dishes on the guide's advice.
Explore the grand architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Admire the splendid architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Enjoy a unique Hutong tour by rickshaw
Enjoy a unique Hutong tour by rickshaw
After lunch, we will move forward to the Lama Temple. Also called Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery, Lama Temple was the residence of Yongzheng Emperor in the Qing Dynasty when he was the prince. Later, it was converted into the highest-profile Lama temple after Yongzheng’s death. You can feel both the magnificence of royal palaces and the solemnity of religion in one place. Then, we will guide you to visit Summer Palace, the last stop of your Beijing layover tour from airport. It is the best classical garden as a royal one rather than private ones with a large-scale area. You will have a great time to enjoy the fantastic scenery and historical sites, such as the best-known Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill.
Admire the charming scenery in the Summer Palace
Admire the charming scenery in the Summer Palace
The tour will come to an end at around 17:30, and your guide will escort you back to your hotel. Wish you have a pleasant journey with us!
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Daily Departure
Adult(>11 years old)$245
Child(3-11 years old)$225
Optional Hotel Bookings(US$ Per Room Per Night Including Breakfast)
New World Beijing Hotel - 5 starFrom $169
Penta Hotel Beijing - 4 starFrom $84
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing - 3 starFrom $68
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts if you choose hotel included option
  • Airport pick-up
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water for free
Price Excludes
  • Cable car: you may decide when you are there
  • Meals, advice freely available
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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For last minute booking within 24 hours, please feel free to contact us to check the availability or ask questions.
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Booking Policy
  • Infant Price: This tour is free of charge for an infant under 3 years old.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 12 hours.
  • Payment: Full payment is required at least two days prior to the day trip. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, Wechat and Bank Transfer.
  • Cancellation: Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel more than 24 hours prior to the trip. Cancellation within 24 hours or any unused portion after the day trip begins is non-refundable.
  • Pick-up Service: Beijing is a very large city. To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the third ring road of the city. If your hotel is outside the area, there might be an extra cost for the transfer, or you may get to the appointed place to meet the group on your own. If you are not sure about the pick-up issues, your one-on-one travel consultant is ready to serve anytime.
  • Departures are guaranteed with two persons.
  • Guests under the age of 80 can participate in this mini group tour.
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