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)
Your Hotel Choice
  • Mini group of 1 to 6 guests, accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Well-designed three-day itinerary with all highlight attractions included.
  • Handpicked hotels of different grades are provided for your choice.
  • Complimentary small local refreshments and bottled water with unlimited supplies.
  • Free Headsets offered to keep away from the noisy surroundings.
  • NO shopping detours, no factory stores, no tea ceremony, no shopping site restaurant. We value your time at attraction sites for a pure travel 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. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and get ready for the following trip. In the evening, your tour guide will contact you to confirm the exact meeting time the next morning. If you haven’t received any message before 20:00, please check your email or contact us freely.

We have chosen the most cost-effective hotels of the three levels in good locations: 5-star New World Beijing Hotel, 4-star Penta Hotel and 3-star Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing. If you have any requirements for the hotel, please inform your travel consultant beforehand.
Day 02: Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird's Nest
After breakfast, your guide and driver will come to collect you from the hotel at the appointed time. Today's first stop is the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest city square located in the center of Beijing. Then we walk for a few minutes to the well-known Forbidden City, which lies due north of the Tiananmen Square. The Forbidden City, which is the palace where the imperial families in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912 AD) once lived, has super achievements on architecture. Besides, it is also a large museum exhibiting the most valuable relics of China. Today, you will follow the guide to learn about the imperial life in ancient China through the architecture and relics.
Appreciate the solemn Tiananmen Tower in the Tiananmen Square
Appreciate the solemn Tiananmen Tower
Our guests visiting the majestic Forbidden City
Our guests visiting the majestic Forbidden City
Next, we will drive for around 1.5 hours to get to the Mutianyu Great Wall, another highlight of this Beijing layover tour from airport. With peculiar passes, two-side crenels and dense watch towers, the Mutianyu Great Wall has a significant military value in ancient times. It is the longest section with over 96% vegetation coverage, thus has distinctive scenery in four seasons. Before visiting the Great Wall, you are suggested to have a simple lunch with the guide's recommendations. There are restaurants of simple Chinese foods as well as western fast foods available.
Map of Mutianyu Great Wall
Have a nice day by taking a walk on Mutianyu Great Wall
Enjoy your time on the Mutianyu Great Wall
We ensure you at least 2 hours on the Great Wall. There are three ways getting up and down the wall: on foot, a round-way cable car, or a chairlift up and a toboggan down. If on foot, you will climb about 500 mountain steps for 30 minutes each way. The latter two ways cost same additional fees and the guide can help you buy the tickets on the spot. A round trip costs CNY120/US$17 and a single trip costs CNY100/US$14. You can decide the way to go when you arrive. At around 16:00, we will drive back to the downtown Beijing and pass by the Bird's Nest - the Olympic venue halfway. We will make a stop there for you to take photos of this amazing stadium.

Finally we will arrive at the 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 on your own. Your guide will show you the directions. If you want to have a rest, your guide will take you to the 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, in which the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is the representative building. The royal ceremonies to pray for good yields were held there by the emperors in ancient times. After that, you will experience a rickshaw tour through the old Hutongs, and visit the home of a local family under the company of your guide. Around noon, your guide will leave you some free time to have lunch leisurely. You will find a number of restaurants and snack bars in Hutongs, and you can choose one to taste the local dishes on the guide's advice.
Explore the grand architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Admire the splendid architecture 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, which is also known as the Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery. The Lama Temple was the residence of the Emperor Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) 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 the royal palaces and the religious solemnity here. Then, we will guide you to visit the Summer Palace, the last stop of your Beijing layover tour from airport. It is the best classical garden as well as a royal garden in China. You will have a great time to enjoy the fantastic scenery and historical sites inside.
Admire the charming scenery in the Summer Palace
Enjoy the charming scenery of the Summer Palace
The tour will come to an end at around 17:30, and your guide and driver will escort you back to the 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.
WeChat: 18909182319
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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