BJ01-01: One Day Beijing Private Tour

Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Badaling Great Wall

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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Free Cancellation 24-hour Before
Your private guide and driver will pick you up at your self-booked hotel at around 08:00, and then escort you to the heart of Beijing City to visit the first stop of this Beijing Badaling Great Wall tour, Tiananmen Square - the world's largest urban square and then the Forbidden City - the royal palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). In order to have ample time visiting the Forbidden City, the ticket will be pre-booked by us so that we don't have to queue up at the ticket office.

Lunch is on your own arrangement and your private guide is also glad to provide some recommendations. After lunch, we will take a 1.5 hours' ride to the Badaling Great Wall and you will have 2-2.5 hours to appreciate the magnificent scenery of this ancient military building.
Our clients at the Tiananmen Square
Badaling Great Wall
The whole one-day private Beijing Badaling Great Wall day tour will come to an end here. The guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel and say goodbye. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights
Tiananmen Square
The Tiananmen Square is located at the central axis of Beijing City. You can appreciate outstanding buildings during the 30-40 minutes' visit there. In the center of the square stand the Monument to People's Heroes with reliefs telling vital events during the modern China history (1840 - 1949), and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall where the remains of this great leader is preserved. The Tiananmen Tower is at its northern end and it used to be the front door of the imperial city during the Ming and Qing dynasties. You can also find Zhengyang Gate and Qianmen Arrow Tower, both with a history of around 600 years, in the south of the square.
You can see the remarkable Tiananmen Tower at the Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is the largest and the best-preserved wooden palace complex in the world. 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties had lived there. The palace consists of the Outer Court and the Inner Court. The Outer Court was for emperors to handle national affairs while the Inner Court served as the living place for the imperial family. The past time has left the palace with over 70 imposing palaces and more than 9,000 rooms, as well as millions of rare historical items including paintings, calligraphy works, ceramics, bronze wares, and clocks. Our private guide will tell you vivid background stories to let you have a deeper impression.
A happy memory at the majestic Forbidden City
Badaling Great Wall
The Badaling Great Wall is the most essential and representative section of the Great Wall of China. It has attracted numerous visitors from home and abroad every year including more than 400 world's celebrities like President Nixon, President Reagan, and Mrs. Thatcher. Standing on the ramparts, you can see the wall resembling a yellow giant dragon winding along the rolling mountain ranges. There are 12 watchtowers lining along the northern section and 7 towers along the other part. The No. 8 North Tower occupies the highest position and you can have a full view of Badaling there.
Enjoy the gorgeous sceneries at the Badaling Great Wall
Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $253
  • 2 persons
    $146
  • 3 persons
    $117
  • 4 persons
    $93
  • 5 persons
    $87
  • 6 persons
    $76
  • 7 persons
    $74
  • 8 persons
    $69
  • 9 persons
    $66
  • 10+
    $59

Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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    4.815 Reviews
    Corene
    Australia
    Posted on August 17, 2020
    The tour guide’s service was very good all the way, and we had a reasonable schedule of Beijing Badaling Great Wall with Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

    We spent a good time in every scenic spot and the wonderful explanations helped us to learn more about Chinese history and culture. In general, this one-day trip was enjoyable and fruitful!
    Thalia
    United Kingdom
    Posted on July 20, 2020
    Our guide is a real Beijinger, extremely familiar with every place. The introduction of the history and culture was wonderful, easy to understand without neglecting focus. I will find her as my guide again for my next Beijing tour with my family.
    Doug
    USA
    Posted on June 15, 2020
    From the first moment we met the guide till the last moment we left this Beijing day tour was perfect. Our guide Lily was amazing and she went beyond my expectations in terms of hospitality and kindness and service. We were given a huge amount of excellent information about the country and both historical and general facts of the Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City. I was willing to recommend your company and your package tours to everyone!
    Parker Rose
    USA
    Posted on May 25, 2020
    The first visit to Beijing with my grandmother exceeded my expectations. I was a bit nervous booking a big trip like ours entirely from a service found on the Internet. But TravelChianGuide did a good job in all aspects. This Beijing day tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall was something to cherish. And the Forbidden City was definitely one of the most majestic buildings I had visited. Our guide Tina was very nice and took many excellent photos for us. Thank you very much! ... More
    Joseph
    USA
    Posted on April 27, 2020
    The one-day Beijing Badaling Great Wall tour was fulfilling and interesting! We spent all our energy climbing to No. 8 North Tower to enjoy the panoramic view of the winding Badaling, so STUNNING!

    The lunch recommended by our guide was pretty good and we enjoyed the Beijing’s snacks like pea cake. Besides the Great Wall, we also visited the Forbidden City. The guide’s explanation was fantastic and we were all fascinated.
    Cathy
    USA
    Posted on February 12, 2020
    A wonderful Beijing day tour! I was so glad to travel with our Candy and other group members from different countries. Candy was friendly and easy to get along with. She gave us very interesting and extensive explanations and also helped parents to look after their kids. We had great fun together and really didn’t want to end this trip. I will certainly be back and book with TCG again and hope to have Candy as my guide.
    James
    Canada
    Posted on January 07, 2020
    If not we had found and contact TravelChinaGuide online, we couldn’t have experienced such a good Beijing day tour! We’d like to express our gratitude to your fantastic service and promote responses to our inquiry. The Tiananmen Square Forbidden City and Badaling Great Wall were impressive and grand enough. Maybe because it was a weekend, the Forbidden City was full of visitors and we barely move forward at some exhibitions…
    Thomas
    Holland
    Posted on December 10, 2019
    We were extremely happy with the one day Beijing trip. It was so nice to have all the details taken care of for us from a private consultant to the hotel pick-up service and a professional English-speaker guide. We thought it was an excellent trip with a very good price in relation to the services that were offered. Strongly recommend!
    Benny Israelsson
    Sweden
    Posted on November 26, 2019
    We were three persons that had one day to spend in Beijing before we should continue to our final destination in China and to make the most of this day we used TravelChinaGuide.
    The TravelChinaGuide helped us to arrange a tour to the forbidden city and after that we went to the great wall of china.
    They were very helpfull with the arrangement before we left home and came up with a good solution despite the short time we had for the tour.
    We were picked up directly at the airport when we arrived and went direct to the forbidden city to start the tour.
    We had an excellent guide that had a great knowledge of the chinese culture and history, so she made the experience even more interesting.
    We also had a good car and driver that was with us all day and took us safely between the places we visited.
    The guide helped us through the whole day with all practical things such as lunch and were to buy some souvenirs, she even surprised us with an extra stop to taste some local tea.
    After this wonderful day we were taken to our hotel and the guide even helped us to check in, so the service and overall experience was excellent and i can recommend to use TravelChinaGuide.
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    Julie
    France
    Posted on November 12, 2019
    We arrived in Beijing in the Chinese summer holidays, so there were so many tourists in every spot. Thanks to the reasonable arrangement of our guide, we had no need to queue up and could enjoy our journey. This Beijing day tour was very great!
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