Beijing Layover Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall & Forbidden City
Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City
Code: BJL-P01
Tour Type: Private Tour
This is a private tour for your group of family or friends. No other travelers will join you. It's always available for your schedule!
Duration: 8 hours
Departure: Daily
Vehicle: Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
Guide Service and Language: Professional English-speaking guide
USD 189 Book Now
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Instead of tedious waiting in the airport, make full use of your Beijing layover time to explore classic attractions of the city: Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City. With private driver and guide as well as helpful travel consultant, you will enjoy a stopover tour of high quality and great flexibility; both schedule and itinerary are based on your needs.

Tour Highlights

  • Save your money by our "No Shopping Stops and Factory Stores" policy
  • We don't arrange any shopping stops or factory stores visits in the itinerary. You will save money and have more time to fully enjoy your tour.

Detail Itinerary

Be ready to enjoy your journey upon landing in Beijing. It takes about 1.5 hours to clear customs and immigration; and your guide is waiting for you at arrival hall of Beijing Capital International Airport, holding a sign with your name. You could load your luggage on the vehicle, then follow your guide starting a carefree layover tour.

Mutianyu Great Wall

The first destination is Mutianyu Great Wall. Lying 65 km away from the airport, it needs about one hour's drive. A round trip cable car will save you much time and energy to trek through the essential part of Great Wall. Being valued as the best-preserved section of Great Wall in Ming Dynasty, Mutianyu Great Wall will impress you with its majestic construction as well as breathtaking scenery.

Afterwards, drive about 1.5 hours back to the right city center for a visit. You have half an hour to stroll around Tiananmen Square, the largest one in the world which witnesses numerous grand historical moments and events of the nation. Later, move to Forbidden City a few steps away. Being an imperial center through Ming and Qing Dynasty, the palace is loaded with numerous stories as well as precious cultural relics. Going through the complex, you will marvel at the incomparable Chinese palatial architectures.

Forbidden City

At the end of the tour, you will be escorted to the airport.

Good to Know

The tour could be customized according to your preference and layover schedule, from which you will enjoy great flexibility. Here are several optional travel routes available for you to choose from.

Route 1 Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven

Note: Temple of Heaven once served as a sacred worshiping place for emperors holding grand ceremonies to pray for a good harvest. Its representative architectures will attract you as soon as you step into the spot.

Duration: 7 hours
(It takes about 1 hour to drive from Airport to Forbidden City/0.5 hour to visit Tiananmen Square/2 hours to visit Forbidden City/0.5 hour to transfer to Temple of Heaven and 1.5 hour to visit/1 hour to drive back to Airport.)

Route 2 Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong

Note: Hutong is a symbol of old Beijing city, which is the best place for you to experience local life. Take a rickshaw, a kind of traditional transport means of old Beijing, and find out secrets hidden behind streets and lanes of zigzag Hutongs.

Duration: 7 hours
(It takes about 1 hour to drive from Airport to Forbidden City/0.5 hour to visit Tiananmen Square/2 hours to visit Forbidden City/0.5 hour to transfer to Hutong and 1.5 to 2 hours to visit/1 hour to drive back to Airport.)

Temple of Heaven Beijing Hutong Tiananmen Square

Route 3 Mutianyu Great Wall & Temple of Heaven

Duration: 8 hours
(It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Airport to Mutianyu Great Wall and 2 hours to visit/2 hours to transfer to Temple of Heaven and 1.5 hours to visit/1 hour to drive back to Airport.)

Route 4 Mutianyu Great Wall & Hutong

Duration: 8 hours
(It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Airport to Mutianyu Great Wall and 2 hours to visit/1.5 hours to transfer to Hutong and 1.5 to 2 hours to visit/1 hour to drive back to Airport.)

Tour Price

Adults (age≥12) Children (age 2-11) Infants (age<2)
USD 189 USD 169 FREE
Note: The prices shown above are based on 2 to 5 persons as a private tour. For prices for sole or more travelers, please send us an enquiry.

Price Inclusions

• Entrance fees specified in the itinerary

• Activities specified in the itinerary

• Professional English speaking guide

• Beijing Capital International Airport transfer with professional driver

Price Exclusions

• Flights to Beijing

• China visa fees

• Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature

• Hotels

• Meals

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  • We promise no shopping stops on every tour!
  • Different from most tour operators, ChinaTours.com is one of the few that provide real tours with no shopping stops. We 100% guarantee that there is no time and money wasted at any prearranged mandatory shopping stops or factory stores for overpriced goods. You can fully enjoy your trip by seeing more and experience more of China.
  • We are a China-based local travel agent!
  • By directly monitoring local guides, drivers, operators and their service, we are fast to respond and handle all unforeseen circumstances.
  • We directly make purchases with hotels, airlines and other suppliers, rather than going through a third party seller, thus offer unbeatable price for our clients.
  • Based in China, we have first-hand expert knowledge about tourism in China, including attractions, restaurants, hotels, itinerary arrangements, etc., all of which are inspected in person beforehand to ensure travellers enjoy the best service and travel experience.
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  • Our local tour guides are well trained from the very beginning by ChinaTours.com and proudly stand out at the best in the local.
  • With solid experience in tailoring tours to western travellers, our specialists know exactly the key to making a perfect trip, and are ready to adapt before or on the tour to make the most of your experience.
  • Air-conditioned vehicles/professional drivers escort you all the way!
  • All transfer vehicles are air-conditioned, expertly maintained and spacious with enough legroom and luggage space to offer the ultimate comfort and luxury.
  • Native expert drivers with years of excellent driving records are highly flexible when encountering rush hours or bad road conditions, and help avoid hours of wasted time in the road without compromising the safety of every tourists.
  • Forbidden city
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Beijing Layover Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall & Forbidden City
  • Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City
  • Code: BJL-P01
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure: Daily
  • Vehicle: Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Guide Service and Language: Professional English-speaking guide
USD 189
Book Now
Itinerary Breakdown

Detail Itinerary

Be ready to enjoy your journey upon landing in Beijing. It takes about 1.5 hours to clear customs and immigration; and your guide is waiting for you at arrival hall of Beijing Capital International Airport, holding a sign with your name. You could load your luggage on the vehicle, then follow your guide starting a carefree layover tour.

Mutianyu Great Wall

The first destination is Mutianyu Great Wall. Lying 65 km away from the airport, it needs about one hour's drive. A round trip cable car will save you much time and energy to trek through the essential part of Great Wall. Being valued as the best-preserved section of Great Wall in Ming Dynasty, Mutianyu Great Wall will impress you with its majestic construction as well as breathtaking scenery.

Afterwards, drive about 1.5 hours back to the right city center for a visit. You have half an hour to stroll around Tiananmen Square, the largest one in the world which witnesses numerous grand historical moments and events of the nation. Later, move to Forbidden City a few steps away. Being an imperial center through Ming and Qing Dynasty, the palace is loaded with numerous stories as well as precious cultural relics. Going through the complex, you will marvel at the incomparable Chinese palatial architectures.

Forbidden City

At the end of the tour, you will be escorted to the airport.

Good to Know

The tour could be customized according to your preference and layover schedule, from which you will enjoy great flexibility. Here are several optional travel routes available for you to choose from.

Route 1 Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven

Note: Temple of Heaven once served as a sacred worshiping place for emperors holding grand ceremonies to pray for a good harvest. Its representative architectures will attract you as soon as you step into the spot.

Duration: 7 hours
(It takes about 1 hour to drive from Airport to Forbidden City/0.5 hour to visit Tiananmen Square/2 hours to visit Forbidden City/0.5 hour to transfer to Temple of Heaven and 1.5 hour to visit/1 hour to drive back to Airport.)

Route 2 Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong

Note: Hutong is a symbol of old Beijing city, which is the best place for you to experience local life. Take a rickshaw, a kind of traditional transport means of old Beijing, and find out secrets hidden behind streets and lanes of zigzag Hutongs.

Duration: 7 hours
(It takes about 1 hour to drive from Airport to Forbidden City/0.5 hour to visit Tiananmen Square/2 hours to visit Forbidden City/0.5 hour to transfer to Hutong and 1.5 to 2 hours to visit/1 hour to drive back to Airport.)

Temple of Heaven Beijing Hutong Tiananmen Square

Route 3 Mutianyu Great Wall & Temple of Heaven

Duration: 8 hours
(It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Airport to Mutianyu Great Wall and 2 hours to visit/2 hours to transfer to Temple of Heaven and 1.5 hours to visit/1 hour to drive back to Airport.)

Route 4 Mutianyu Great Wall & Hutong

Duration: 8 hours
(It takes about 1.5 hours to drive from Airport to Mutianyu Great Wall and 2 hours to visit/1.5 hours to transfer to Hutong and 1.5 to 2 hours to visit/1 hour to drive back to Airport.)

Tour Highlights
Inclusions
Exclusions
Dates & Prices (USD/PP)
Adults (age≥12) Children (age 2-11) Infants (age<2)
USD 189 USD 169 FREE
Note: The prices shown above are based on 2 to 5 persons as a private tour. For prices for sole or more travelers, please send us an enquiry.