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Experience a thriving ancient city where lightning speed change from economic growth is not only welcomed but embraced. The one thing Beijing does best? Balancing China’s well-preserved historical and cultural heritage with every conceivable modern twist in building, design, food and flavors. Beijing is a destination you’ll love! We’ve designed our Beijing one day and multi-day tours with all this in mind, not to mention our many China tours from Beijing.
With a pedigree curating tours in, around, and from Beijing, the Chinatours.com team of tour designers offers our western customers great diversity in Beijing tour duration and sights. Read moreEnjoy the flexibility of booking directly online or take advantage of our complimentary tour design service by liaising with an experienced ChinaTours.com travel consultant who’ll take care of every detail. Whether it’s a first time China tour, the ultimate China bucket list adventure, or something in between, let our team help you by doing what they do best - creating beautiful travel memories.
Beijing tour: Immerse yourself in a city of highlights
Beijing truly is a city of highlights. There’s simply no other way to describe a destination where a veritable treasure trove of ‘bucket list’ landmarks can be found. Like royalty, step over auspicious thresholds at the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.
Wander lakeside at the Summer Palace. Climb ancient stairs for spectacular views from the Great Wall. Contemplate the scholarly pursuits of philosophers and their students at the Confucius Temple. Read moreConnect on the ground with locals walking the cobblestone alleys and lanes of the Wudaoying hutong. And for those seeking even more unique and unusual experiences, we can help with that too. In keeping with our mission to create beautiful travel memories for our customers, we’ve scoured the many corners of Beijing to bring you unique, fascinating, and extraordinary experiences that enrich and connect you to the heart of real China.
We understand traveling to China from anywhere in the world is a significant undertaking. Whether you decide on a Beijing tour or a longer multi-day China vacation starting in Beijing, we understand you’ll want to make the most of every minute, but not feel like you’re rushing through the tour.
We know because we’re travelers too. As people who’ve created the best China tours for over a decade, we get that there’s a fine line between overly packed itineraries and too much free time. Nobody wants to arrive exhausted at the next destination or feel like they need a holiday to get over the ‘holiday’. This is especially true for family tours. That’s why our tours maintain a more relaxed schedule, while still covering everything you’d expect. With culture, history, and authentic China focus, we keep it real, every step of your travel. Regardless of whether you book a one day Beijing tour or an extended China travel adventure, we’re focused on ensuring you have more time to experience real China in Beijing and beyond.
There’s no better way for western travelers who want to experience the very best of Beijing than taking in the sights with one of our lovely experienced guides. Helping to maximize the available time and bring the city and its history alive, our Beijing tours provide the benefit of knowledgeable and attentive local guides. As people who love their city and love sharing it with travelers, our guides are committed to building bridges of understanding between China as it really is, and China you’ve imagined from afar.
Enthusiastic and approachable the local guides we entrust our customers with on our Beijing tours are genuine locals. Not only do they know their city, they are passionate people who understand the vital role they play in making your tour what it should be; an enriching travel adventure. Like us, they’re attentive to every detail so you’ll never feel lost or left on your own. On tour in Beijing – and in every destination we service – our guides oversee hotel pick-ups and drop-offs, entry to sights and attractions, advise where to eat the very best in local food – in fact, they can answer any question and respond to any small detail you need assistance with. Discover what customers say about our guides .
Depending on your length of stay in Beijing, there is so much you can see. Our Beijing tours include iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Hutong Alleyways, Temple of Heaven and so much more. To give you an idea, here’s what we can cover on any of our small group, private or custom Beijing tours within a 3 day tour of Beijing:
- Visit the world’s largest city square, Tiananmen Square.
- Just across from Tiananmen Square, visit the magnificent Forbidden City, a culturally historic landmark in China, which was the former residence of Chinese royalty for five centuries.
- Take in the contemplative serenity of the Confucius Temple and Imperial College Museum.
- Stroll through Wudaoying Hutong and experience local life visiting the quaint shops and gain an insider’s view of a real Beijing community.
- Sample the famous local food market Sanyuanli where you can stock up on fruit and snacks.
- Make the trek to the Great Wall. Our preference? Visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, a less frequented part of China’s 1,400-year-old iconic landmark located approximately 70 kilometers from Beijing, making this a wonderful Beijing day trip.
- Marvel at the Summer Palace, appreciating the beautiful gardens and imagine the lifestyle of royalty who enjoyed this summer resort during imperial times.
- Stopover at Beijing’s iconic stadium and pool – the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube – built for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
- Visit the lively Beijing Zoo where you will be treated to a close look at the extensive collection of animals, including China’s charming pandas
- Make your way to the Lama Temple, an operating Buddhist temple with its art treasures that have survived many changes.
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Regardless of whether you’re after a small group, private or custom tour, each thoughtfully designed adventure in our selection of best China tours starts with a tour of Beijing. Our small group and private tours cover all the essential highlights, while our custom tours offer more scope for a tailored experience. Luxury tour options, including tours from Beijing, are also available for those wanting to take their travel to another level.
Any time spent in Beijing is to be treasured. It is a fascinating city – beautiful, bustling, and intimately bound to China’s modern expansion and ancient past. Learn from your guide about the significance of the country’s capital to local Chinese people. Wonder at the life of imperial privilege and power at the Forbidden City. Acquaint yourself with the everyday life of Beijingers wandering through a hutong. Providing a taste of things to come for your tour, you’ll be primed to enjoy the many other fascinating cities, stunning landscapes, and rich history, culture and traditions to be found at every other tour destination.
Our range of luxury tours is for travel lovers looking for a next-level experience. If this is you, here’s what you can expect in Beijing. Premium luxury accommodation, including an overnight stay at the Aman Summer Palace, a stunning tribute to imperial architectural design, total luxury, and a private gate to the Summer Palace. Our luxury Tour Advantage Service delivered by your local guide and driver. Peking Roast Duck at one of Beijing’s most exclusive restaurants. A more relaxed tour itinerary and the chance to experience real China in understated style.