2-Day Essential Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall (Private)
Attractions: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Mutianyu Great Wall.
Tour Code: BS002 Tour Duration: 2-Day Tour Type: Private Tour Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Private car or minivan with driver; Private English speaking tour guide; Entrance tickets; Lunch.
Highlights Discover Beijing at your own pace on a private 2-day tour of China’s capital, which includes selected meals, transport, and entrance fees. Tick off top attractions such as Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), and the Temple of Heaven (Tian tan) on Day One. On Day Two, visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu — one of the New Seven Wonders of the World — and the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included every day.
Tour Itinerary Day 1: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven (L) In the morning, you will be picked up in your hotel lobby. Head to Tiananmen Square where you can see The Great Hall of People (National Congress Hall), otherwise known as the “White House” in China. The National Museum is on the east side. In the center of the square, you can see Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum.
Walk to the Forbidden City and spend a couple hours there to see the highlights inside of this huge imperial palace. Continue to Jingshan Hill which overlooks the entire Forbidden City. You can also see the whole of Beijing city center from here weather permitting.
During lunch time, you will have a tasty meal at a dumpling restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, the place for past emperors to worship the God of Heaven. It's interesting to see many Chinese elders dance, sing songs or play Taiji in the square here.
After the tour has finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 2: Mutianyu Great Wall - Summer Palace (L) Today, you will visit Mutianyu Great Wall in the morning. It's one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Mutianyu is about 80 kilometres away from the city center and takes about 1.5 hours to drive there. You have the option to take the cable car half way and then can start to hike and enjoy the beauty of the Great Wall and it's sublime surroundings.
After the hiking, the lunch will be arranged at an authentic Chinese food restaurant near by.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Imperial Garden -The Summer Palace. There are many beautiful pavilions, bridges, corridors and temples here. The famous Kunming Lake is there as well. On the way, you will pass by the Olympic park, Bird Nest and Water Cube which are stadiums of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. After the tour has finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Included in Tour Price
Downtown hotel pick-up and drop-off service
Private car or minivan with driver
Private English-speaking tour guide
Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
Not Included in Tour Price
Great Wall cable car fee
Additional Information The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 9:00pm that evening. Alternatively, the tour guide will leave a message for you if you are not in your hotel. If you have not received any contact from your guide, you can call our tour manager emergency number to confirm your time. (Michael Wang: 13381057840)