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How long should I stay for a basic private Beijing tour package?

In addition to the arrival day and departure day, two or three full days are necessary for first-time travelers to arrange a vacation package to the city. Here is the most popular way of exploring the city. Have one full day to visit the Great Wall and Sacred Way. Another full day is needed to visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven. If you have ample time, you can schedule one more day to visit the Summer Palace, old Hutong alleys, Lama Temple and the lovely giant pandas in the zoo.

I have heard the Great Wall has several sections, which one do you recommend?

The Badaling section is the most famous and should be first choice for China Great Wall vacation. It was the first section opened to the public and the wall here is more grand and amazing, especially for taking photos. However, if your trip is during peak seasons or Chinese holidays, you may consider visiting the less-crowded but equally majestic Mutianyu section.

Are sightseeing spots in the city physically demanding? Will there be too much walking involved?

Yes. Most of sightseeing spots such as the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace are very large, and demand a fair amount of walking. However, you can ask your private guide to slow down the travel pace. Although there are many stairs on the Great Wall, you can take the cable car should you prefer. A pair of comfortable shoes is always highly recommended when traveling.

When is the best time to visit the Great Wall?

The amazing scenery of the Great Wall changes throughout the seasons. From March to early April, the wall is dotted with apricot flowers and peach blossom along the mountain range. You can view the luxurious green plants surrounding the wall when climbing it between May and September. Then from mid October to early November, it is beautifully decorated by red leaves. Although the weather is cold and challenging from late November to February, visitors get to see the snow-covered Great Wall set in a tranquil landscape.

In comparison, it is more enjoyable to visit the Great Wall in April, May, September and October when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold.

Is it possible to visit two parts of the Great Wall within one day?

Yes, we can arrange for clients to visit two different sections of the Great Wall within one day. Both Badaling and Mutianyu are very popular, so these two are the most exhilarating combination for a full day private Great Wall excursion. Alternatively, visitors may choose to visit Juyuongguan Great Wall together with Badaling instead of Mutianyu.

How and where do I apply for a 144 hours visa-free transit permit in Beijing?

First of all, you need to make sure that you are qualified to take advantage of the 144 hours visa-free transit policy. You can click China 144-hour visa free trainsit to read the relevant details.

With all the necessary documents, you can apply for the 144-hour visa-free transit permit on arriving at the Capital International Airport or Beijing West Railway Station. There is a special counter/lane for the 144-hour free transit at the immigration, so passengers can go there directly by following the signs.

Do we need to wait in line to buy the admission tickets at tourist attractions?

No. Your guide will handle all the admission tickets for you. She/ He will buy tickets in the group ticket window very quickly. Some of the very popular sightseeing spots have online ticketing system, and we will reserve the tickets for you in advance.

If I want to visit somewhere else for one or two days during China Tours from Beijing, what's your recommendation?

Many travelers have the Terracotta Warriors on their holiday bucket lists, so one or two days trip to Xian is recommended. It is very easy to make it as flights and high-speed trains between the two cities operate frequently every day. Besides, you may also consider visiting Luoyang Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple by high-speed train.

We are a family of two adults and two children under 10 years old. Can we be accommodated in one hotel room?

Yes. Two adults and two little children can be accommodated in one room, but it is not recommended for a comfortable stay. Most of hotels have a king size bed with 1.8 meters wide in a double room and two single beds each with 1.2 meters wide in a twin room. One of your children could take an additional 0.9 meter wide bed. The other one needs to share a bed with parent. The bed size may vary a little in different hotels.
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    Luis Baires
    Posted on July 20, 2019
    Very well organised. Driver and guide were on time. Vehicle used was very comfy and clean.
    We were able to manage our own time.
    Will be happy to consider you on our next trip to China.
    Posted on July 18, 2019
    First, I very much enjoyed my trip. Candy was superb. She was very knowledgeable - particularly the places we visited. Knowing when a building was built and exactly how many rooms there were in a building showed me that she really knew her subject matter. We were very happy with her service. Everyone back in France asked about the smog - well, it was crystal clear blue skies almost all the time. Thanks for a most memorable experience!
    United States
    Posted on July 17, 2019
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    Our guide Linda spoke English extremely well and we had no problem communicating with her and felt very comfortable asking questions. Also, Linda was extremely helpful when she picked us up at the train station and when we returned to the train station. She made us feel welcome right away and gave us a proper "Goodbye" upon our departure.

    As for the meals, they were exquisite. Every meal that Linda recommended to us was more than enough food and so very delicious. The restaurants catered to us promptly and were so very kind. Our driver was very kind and orderly as well. He helped us with our luggage and made sure that he was always accessible.

    Our hotel was top notch. We did not expect to be treated with such royalty. The hotel in Beijing was one of the most elite hotels that we have ever stayed in and their buffet breakfast was amazing, offering both Chinese and Western cuisine.

    We were thoroughly satisfied and would be happy to recommend your company to our friends and family. We hope to visit China again someday.
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    Posted on July 17, 2019
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    Guide (Candy)
    She is very good and she explains well the attractions. She is good with English language and this can be understood easily. Candy as she is very nice and accommodating to us.

    He is okay. Seems friendly as he smiles all the time.

    No problem with this. Good enough for 14 passengers.

    Holiday Inn is very nice also. Food served is okay. I like most the room as it is too cozy and everyday they get to change the towels and clean the room etc.

    Booking procedure with our travel consultants
    No problem with this. I like that they do follow-up and answers my questions patiently.
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    Doris Yip
    Posted on July 16, 2019
    We enjoyed the trip very much. The service was excellent. The staff were all very helpful and attentive. We enjoyed the Peking Duck the most. The best I have ever had! Our guide Candy was fantastic and had a wealth of information. Candy provided a description and interesting facts. She is one of the best guides I have had the pleasure to meet. She was able to answer all of our questions with a great attitude. The driver was also very good. He was very considerate when a member of our group became ill. His driving skills were great at maneuvering through the busy Beijing streets. The hotel was fine. We enjoyed the breakfast selections and especially liked the coffee. Thanks, for a fabulous first time trip to China! ... More
    Eduardo V
    Posted on July 15, 2019
    Very well organized tour. The guide and driver showed up on time at our hotel and the day flowed seamlessly. Maggie was very professional and knew how to make the most out of our time at all the stops.
    Posted on July 15, 2019
    I would like to compliment, Linda, our guide who was very good. I would recommend her services to friends and family if they were to do a Beijing tour. She was sociable and talkative. The driver was also very calm and collective. They were both good company. It was a once in a lifetime experience!
    Victoria Vaught
    Posted on July 14, 2019
    Guide - Tina was exceptionally knowledgeable about all the places that we visited on the course of our Beijing tours. Not only did she give the information about the specific place that we were visiting, if the students had questions about anything else Tina was willing to answer all our questions about everything. She was so amazingly patient with our group as we were distracted by any little thing. She never lost her patience with us and was willing to give us extra time when we asked for time to take pictures. Tina was a shining star for us during our trip and everyone on the tour loved having her there with us!

    Driver - our driver was excellent! He was able to navigate the city and keeping us all safe. The bus was comfortable enough to seat our entire group and was kept neat and tidy at all times.

    Meals - We were very pleasantly surprised about the meals Tina recommended to us! We all enjoyed the two locations that were chosen for us and were very pleased with our meals.
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    Posted on July 14, 2019
    Thank you for a most wonderful time exploring this time-honored city. We most definitely would recommend your service to future guests... and will be in contact to sign up again, should we be able to return.
    Mark Bucklad
    Posted on July 13, 2019
    I thought all your oganizations were very good. You responded quickly and professionally to our questions and accomodated us very well. I would recommend your service to anyone visiting China and we will look for you should we return.
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