Great Wall, Beijing

Beijing Mini Group Day Tour $89, 1 to 6 Guests

Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird’s Nest, Hutong
US$119 US$89
per person
Select Date and Travelers
Adult(>11 years old)
US$89 per person
Child(3-11 years old)
US$79 per person
Total Price:
US$119 US$89
  • Mini group of only 1 to 6 guests, with more personal service.
  • Price Beat Guarantee: 100% lowest fare is here! We beat any price of identical tour service.
  • VIP privilege of fast entry to the 600-year-old imperial Forbidden City.
  • Smartly hike the Great Wall in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. Ensure at least 2.5 hours to thoroughly enjoy the Great Wall views.
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water and small local refreshments are provided for free.
  • Free Headsets are offered to keep away from the noisy museum.
  • In-depth commentary and photography inspirations are offered by your professional English-speaking guide.
  • NO shopping detours, no factory stores, no tea ceremony, no shopping site restaurant. Avoid wasting time at any shopping motive stop. That's also the reason we can include more attractions than others. We value your time at attraction sites for a pure sightseeing experience.
Detailed Itinerary
7:00 - 8:00 Hotel Pick-up
Your tour guide will contact you one day in advance to confirm the exact pickup time. Today at the appointed time, your guide will wait for you in the hotel lobby. Then we set off to start our Beijing day trip.

How to get the pickup message?
  • Your guide will contact you directly if you have a local Chinese number.
  • Your guide will contact you through the hotel. If you are out, he/she will leave a message to the hotel reception.
  • We will send an email to you with your guide’s contact information and the pickup time.
  • If you haven't received the pick-up message before 20:00, please feel free to contact your guide or travel consultant anytime. We have your back 24 hours.
8:00 - 11:30 Visit Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
Now let's start this Beijing day tour from the city's core area - the Tiananmen Square. Follow your guide to take a short walk on the largest city square in the world, and you can shoot distant view photos of the brilliant landmark buildings in and around the square, such as the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall.

Walking through the Gate of Heavenly Peace with the great Chairman Mao's portrait on it, we come to this morning's highlight - the 600-year-old Forbidden City, which is the largest and the most intact imperial palace complex of the Ming and Qing courts (1368-1911 AD).
The majestic Forbidden City has 9,999 rooms! Which are the most essential and interesting parts? Our veteran itinerary designer has carefully selected the top 10 palaces for you, including the major ones on the traditional central axis, and some special chambers on the east and west wings.
Take a walk around the solemn Tiananmen Square
Take a walk around the solemn Tiananmen Square
Follow our knowledgeable guide to have a deeper appreciation of the Forbidden City
Follow our knowledgeable guide to have a deeper appreciation of the Forbidden City
  • Since the Forbidden City is usually not open on Mondays, we will arrange the morning visit to the Summer Palace instead of Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City if your travel date happens to meet Monday. The Summer Palace is the largest and the best preserved royal garden in the world. It is a fantastic resort for travelers to admire the peaceful landscapes and magnificent architecture.
11:30 - 13:00 Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall
It takes around 1.5 hours to drive from the downtown Beijing to the Mutianyu Great Wall. Your guide will share with you some historical facts and less-known titbits on the Great Wall of China.
  • During the drive, we will considerately provide every member with bottles of drinking water and small local refreshments, which will give you a bite of Beijing.
13:00 - 16:00 Visit Mutianyu Great Wall
All the Great Wall sights are located far from the city center and lack of decent restaurants. We have no detours to the restaurants in order to make the most out of your time to explore the Great Wall.
As one of the best-preserved sections of China Great Wall, Mutianyu is popular for its distinctive watchtowers and breathtaking natural scenery. You will have plenty of time to hike on the wall and take nice photos. Additionally, the histories and stories of this world wonder shared by your professional tour guide will make your Great Wall experience more interesting and unforgettable.
  • Wise lunch suggestion: Your guide will show you the Subway and the Burger King at the foot of the wall. The best way we recommend is to buy some takeout on your own and have a picnic on the Great Wall, which could be an exciting experience.
Admire the picturesque landscape of China Great Wall
Admire the picturesque landscape of China Great Wall
Our happy clients on the Great Wall
Our happy clients on the Great Wall
Map of Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Ways to go up and down the Great Wall
    Hike the whole way: If you start hiking from the North Entrance, you will reach No. 8 or No. 10 watchtower. While No. 6 or No. 8 watchtower could be accessed if you go through the South Entrance. There are around 500 steps on the mountain way. Usually it takes about half an hour getting to the watchtower whichever route you take.

    Round-way cable car: You can opt to take a round-way cable car, or a chair lift up and a toboggan down. The latter one is more popular among adventurous travelers. You can decide and purchase the cable car tickets on spot with your guide's assistance.

    Hike up and cable car/ toboggan down: You may hike one way up to the wall to experience the hardship of the laborers to construct the wall in ancient times, and then after the wall visit, you may take a cable car or a toboggan down. The cable car upper station is at the No. 14 watchtower and the toboggan can be found at the No. 6 watchtower.
Cable Car
Cable Car
16:00 - 17:30 Drive Back to Downtown
We will take another 1.5 hours to drive back to the downtown Beijing. You can massage your legs gently and take a brief rest with your eyes closed in the car to recover from the fatigue of climbing the Great Wall.
17:30 - 17:50 Photo Stop at Olympic Bird's Nest
On the way, we will drive by the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, the main venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. You can take nice photos of this unique building.
Have a photo stop at the Bird's Nest and view its distinctive appearance
Have a photo stop at the Bird's Nest and view its distinctive appearance
17:50 - 18:30 Nanluoguxiang Hutong & Hotel Drop-off
Our last stop today is the lively Nanluoguxiang Hutong. With lots of boutique shops, cafes, a few pubs and restaurants, this hutong area is a great place to spend some time leisurely to feel the charms of the old alleyways in Beijing as well as to try the local food and snacks for dinner. If you are interested, you can explore it at your own pace and return to the hotel by yourself. Your tour guide will offer you directions for getting back to the hotel. 

If you do not want to tour the Hutong area, your guide will take you back to the hotel after dropping the others off there. Hope you have enjoyed this day trip from Beijing to the Great Wall. Wish you a nice dream tonight!
Have a photo stop at the Bird's Nest and view its distinctive appearance
Explore the hidden charms of Beijing
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Daily Departure
Adult(>11 years old)$119 $89
Child(3-11 years old)$109 $79
Price Includes
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water for free
Price Excludes
  • Cable car: you may decide when you are there, CNY100/US$14 per person for a single way, CNY120/US$17 per person for a round way
  • Meals, advice freely available
  • Hotels
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Booking Policy
  • Infant Price: for an infant under 3 years old, this tour is free of charge.
  • 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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    4.8242 Reviews
    New Zealand
    Posted on August 18, 2020
    Our family was satisfied with this Beijing day trip to Forbidden City. Our guide’s wonderful introductions gave us a basic understanding of Chinese history and Beijing’s culture. This tour was full of joy and we were safe along the way driven by the experienced driver.
    Posted on August 10, 2020
    The short Beijing day trips to Great Wall of Mutianyu & Forbidden City was fully arranged, fun, amazing and memorable! Our guide was excellent, brilliant and gave us superb explanations all the way. Sincere thanks to the driver who picked us up on time and provided a clear and comfortable air-conditioned car. The historical sites we visited were beautiful and full of Chinese information. The Great Wall was an unmissable one, stunning and imposing!!
    United States
    Posted on August 05, 2020
    The Beijing day trips to Great Wall of Mutianyu was great in general. One pity was that the weather became bad during our tour to Nanluoguxiang Alley. We didn’t have a perfect ending. However, the rainy landscape in the old Hutongs had another special charm. Other spots and services were great! It was worth joining in.
    United Kingdom
    Posted on July 28, 2020
    We were happy with the Beijing day trip to Great Wall of Mutianyu, Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square. Our guide was extremely experienced, detail in explaining, and very fun to be with. He was enthusiastic to share the interesting historical stories about the imperial family in the Forbidden City and the great achievements of the Great Wall. The last stop at the old alleys was relaxed and we all enjoyed strolling through them and tasted the local snacks.
    Posted on July 22, 2020
    Our guide was warm, careful and competent. No shopping detours avoided wasting time and the reasonable arrangements also saved a lot of queuing time. We got more than we deserved in a day. This Beijing day trip to Forbidden City was cost-effective and high-quality!
    Posted on July 15, 2020
    Our guide was amazing, very responsible and thoughtful! From the beginning to the ending, he did an excellent job. In Forbidden City, he told us some necessary reminders and provided a wonderful explanation of the history. According to our guide, there were 9,999 rooms in the majestic palace and our itinerary designer chose the top 10 ones for us to visit. Quite amazing! Besides, no hidden cost on this itinerary and you guys can book the Beijing day trips to Forbidden City trustingly. Highly recommended! ... More
    Posted on July 07, 2020
    The guide Candy offered us vivid and detailed explanations and led us to appreciate the Beijing attractions. The Beijing day tour to Great Wall was worthwhile and beyond our expectations. We would choose Candy again if we go to Beijing next time.
    Morel Marcus
    Posted on June 29, 2020
    A not good Beijing day trip. I have looked forward to visiting Beijing for a long time, especially for the Forbidden City. However, it was a pity that I didn’t have too much free time to explore the Forbidden City on my own. What’s worse, it is so crowded and noisy that I couldn’t listen to the explanation clearly…
    Posted on June 22, 2020
    Everything went exactly to plan and we were extremely happy! The guide’s excellent explanation brought us a special travel experience! What impressed us a lot was the Nanluoguxiang Hutong where we explored by ourselves. There were lots of boutique shops, cafes, a few pubs and restaurants. It was a good place to feel the charms of old alleyways in Beijing. The food there was delicious! We liked it! It was a satisfying Beijing day tour!
    Posted on June 17, 2020
    The tour guide Selina was super nice! She was warm-hearted and lovely and gave us much help! Because the Mutianyu Great Wall was far from the city center and there was a lack of good restaurants nearby, she was kind enough to advise us to bring some snacks! We happily shared our food together! So excellent! We enjoyed this Beijing day tour very much!
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