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Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Excellent value for money
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Your English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby between 6:30 am and 7:30 am depending on other customers' hotel pickup times. The exact time will be informed by your guide a day before the tour starts, normally after 6:00 pm, by a phone call to your hotel. The tour starts at the northern side of Tiananmen Square, one of the symbols of Beijing. Here you can see two pairs of 600 year old stone lions, the characteristic ornamental columns, an outer golden water bridge and several other decorations that the guide will explain. The square is one of the biggest in the world, so from the distance, you will be able to see the National Flag Pole, the Monument to the People's Hero, the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Great Hall of People, and the National Museum. Then you will proceed to visit the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group in China, with 500 years of history. Here you will learn about the history of this sprawling World Heritage–listed complex, where Ming and Qing emperors once lived and ruled in opulence. Take in some of the 1,000 rooms and 800 buildings, and marvel at the exquisite luxury of imperial life. The visit along the central axis from south to north will last for about 2 hours. After visiting the Forbidden City, shopping at a Jade Carving Factory for 45 minutes.The jade carving is very famous special local product, it was not only the excellent skill on carving, but also mixes many Chinese traditional cultures in the jade carving. After lunch, visiting Mutianyu Great Wall, known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. You can hike up the side of mountain to the wall or take a cable car (at your own expense). Then you can walk over the wall passing several watch towers for different views. On the way down, you can either walk, or take the cable car or toboggan (at your own expense). After this 2-hour visit, you will return to downtown Beijing, where you will have the chance to learn about the Chinese traditional medicine culture a Medical Centre Shop. Finishing the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel between 5pm and 6pm, depending on the hotel drop-off order.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned tour coach
English-speaking tour guide
Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch
Entry/Admission - The Great Wall at Badaling
Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Fee of cable car to the Mutianyu Great wall
Shuttle bus fee at the Mutianyu Great wall
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This is a bus tour. The hotel pickup time will be informed by your guide a day before the tour starts (normally after 6pm) by a phone call. If you don't get any information about the hotel pickup time by 10pm the day before the tour, please call the emergency number and they will inform you.
Hotel must be in Beijing city centre (within the third ring road). If you stay in an apartment block, we will find a nearest hotel as your pickup point. If you stay in a hutong hotel in a narrow lane, please walk a few steps and wait for our bus on a main street.
Please note that depending on traffic conditions, the return time may be later than stated
All passports names and numbers are required when booking to book the Forbidden City tickets in advance
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Your hotel in Beijing city center (within the third ring road)
6:30am - 7:30am
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.