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  • Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace

    1. Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace

    See the main imperial sights of Beijing on a comprehensive coach tour, starting with an early morning pick-up from your city center hotel and a transfer to Tian'anmen Square. Marvel at the monuments that pay testament to China’s communist regime and the Maoist influence on the nation's modern day history. One of the largest public squares in the world, Tian’anmen Square contains the monuments to the heroes of the revolution, the National Museum of China and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall. You will not enter the Square, but your guide will show and explain all these monuments from the distance. Next, enter the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved of the imperial palaces. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty (1420 to 1912) and the complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture. You will hav...

    We had a small group of tourists during winter so it was a good size to move quickly and explore the highlights of each places. Vik was our guide, fluent in English. The Summer Palace was my favorite and I’m glad that Vik took us to the entrance near the iconic bridge. We were given 1 hour to explore. I would’ve wished it was at least 2 hours coz the land area was so huge. Lunch was good. The coach we used while it’s on time and clean enough, it had a strong smell of cigarette smoke in it. As indicated in the itinerary, there were 2 shopping stops for this tour.

  • From Beijing: Great Wall & Forbidden City Full-Day Trip

    2. From Beijing: Great Wall & Forbidden City Full-Day Trip

    Your 8-hour tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel between 7:00 AM-7:30 AM, followed by a 1-hour drive to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. You will have 2 hours at the Great Wall to hike by yourself or you can choose the cable car option to get to the highest point. After your visit to the Great Wall, you’ll continue on to a restaurant near the Ming Tombs for a traditional Chinese lunch. Next, head to Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. Marvel at its expanse before heading on to the Forbidden City, the final stop on the tour. The Royal Palace at the Forbidden City is the world’s largest royal palace. Spend around 2 hours exploring this vast site before the transfer back to your hotel. During the day, there will also be opportunities to visit jade factory shops and Chinese medicine shop with a foot massage. When the tour is finished you will be t...

    Leon, our guides, has been really kind with us. He guided us all day long, his tour has been full and detailed.

  • Great Wall Hiking: Small Group

    3. Great Wall Hiking: Small Group

    your guide will meet you at 8am and then drive to Simatai West. You will start the hiking around 10:30am, and it will take about 3 hours to complete. A lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning to the city. This section offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here. 

    What an amazing day! We had wonderfully blue skies and very little wind on our hike from Simatai to Jinshanling. Tau was a fantastic guide. He provided great insight to the wall, region, history, and peoples. He made sure everyone was comfortable with the pace and had plenty of time for photos whenever we liked. Mind you, there are a lot of stairs to climb on this 15 tower trek, but they are doable and so worth it. ADDED BONUS: I didn’t expect too much from the included lunch after reading previous reviews, but it was one of our favorite meals during our stay in China! Highly recommended!

  • From Beijing: Great Wall at Mutianyu Half-Day Hiking Trip

    4. From Beijing: Great Wall at Mutianyu Half-Day Hiking Trip

    After pick-up by your guide at your hotel, make the 1.5-hour drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Have a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. You'll then have two options for travelling up and down the wall: round-trip cable car or chairlift, or by toboggan. Take 7 minutes to reach the top of the wall (instead of the 45 minutes it takes to go by foot up the steps!). The cable car ascends to and descends from the 14th watchtower, from where you can walk east to the 23rd watchtower, the most beautiful part of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. The cable car will take you to the 6th watch tower - recommended for those in great physical condition, as the hike to the 23rd watchtower from the 6th is more difficult. Spend the day exploring this truly extraordinary Wall that has captured the imagination of the world for centuries. After returning to the foot of the Grea...

    Just amazing and has to be done. Our guide Jin made it so much more worthwhile to hike and enjoy a wonder of the world.

  • Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs Coach Tour from Beijing

    5. Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs Coach Tour from Beijing

    Benefit from early morning pick-up at your hotel in Beijing and then travel in an air-conditioned coach to Dingling Tomb, one of the 13 tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors. See the underground palace and mausoleum of Emperor Wan Li.  Learn about the ancient art of jade carving at a jade shop, and then enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to the Badaling section of the legendary Great Wall of China. Located in the dramatic Yanshan Mountains, Badaling is the most famous and best-preserved section of the wall. Ride the cable car up the mountain (at your own expense) or hike to the 16th-century ramparts for far-reaching views. Take souvenir photos from the comfort of the coach. Then, get the chance to take part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and purchase different blends to take home.

    Generally the trip was OK. But the lunch was served too early at about 10:15 and was bad. The guide collected the trip reviews collectively and it was not possible to express your real point of view. I have an impression that this is a common way of collecting reviews but I hope to be wrong. All in all recommended:)

  • Lama Temple, Olympic Area, Beijing Zoo & Hutongs Tour

    6. Lama Temple, Olympic Area, Beijing Zoo & Hutongs Tour

    Start your full-day tour with a drive to the Beijing Zoo, where you can admire the Giant Pandas. Head to the Olympic sites, and see the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. If you’d like to visit the interior of the stadiums, your guide will help in buying tickets. Take a tour of Yonghe Temple, built in Tibetan-Buddhist style. It is the largest Lama Temple in Beijing. Enjoy lunch in a typical home of a Beijing resident. Afterwards, explore the city’s old lanes by rickshaw. Visit Jingshan Park, a former imperial garden. The summit is the highest point in Beijing, offering clear views of the Forbidden City. The last stop of the tour is 45 minute visit to a silk shop where you can do a bit of shopping.

    They were so punctual, and we have seen so many thins. Everything was beautiful and the group as well. Love it and well recommended. Emma was lovely! Worth the money as everything is so well organized and you don't need to think of anything. Bravo Emma and the team! Hugsxx

  • Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Small Group Hike

    7. Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Small Group Hike

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Beijing, and then travel in comfort to the Great Wall of China at Jiankou. Embark on a 10-kilometer hike along one of the wildest sections of the Great Wall of China, and get stunning views of the surrounding mountains and untouched scenery. Climb the steps to the Zhengbei Watch Tower to start your walk along the untouched ramparts as far as Mutianyu. Constructed in 1368 during the Ming Dynasty, the Jiankou Great Wall is made of large light colored rocks and has never been restored, with some sections falling into disrepair. Face the challenge of an approximate 5-hour hike with spectacular views of jagged cliffs and scenic lookouts. Arrive at the reconstructed Mutianyu Great Wall and re-energize with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before the return drive to Beijing. 

    Really good trip, enjoyed it very much ! Happy to have had Bob chen as my guide !

  • Jinshanling Great Wall Group Tour from Beijing

    8. Jinshanling Great Wall Group Tour from Beijing

    Benefit from early morning pickup at your hotel in Beijing city center, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5-hour journey to the Jinshanling Great Wall.  Located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northeast of the imperial capital, the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall of China connects to the Simatai and Gubeikou sections to the east and west, and is acclaimed for its brick-built watchtowers and dragon-like form as it snakes across the mountains. Get 3.5 hours to explore the wall and go for a peaceful walk without the usual tourist crowds to enjoy the amazing views. Break for a typical lunch at a local restaurant before the drive back to Beijing, where you will get dropped off at a subway station for your convenience. 

  • Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Small-Group Tour with Lunch

    9. Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Small-Group Tour with Lunch

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Beijing city center and travel northeast to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Benefit from the services of a local guide and enjoy a tasty lunch before you decide whether to take the chairlift or brave the long hike of around 4,000 steps to reach the ramparts. Get stunning views of the surrounding forest from the top. Take a closer look at the restored brickwork and watchtowers that helped protect the imperial city and tombs from invasion. Enjoy 3 hours to explore at your own pace. Then, brave the single-rider toboggan ride back down to the foothills and experience this legendary attraction from a different perspective.

    WOOOW! starting from the tour guide Emma - the group- ending with the dropping was wow. Its so beautiful trip, lunch was very good, they took cared of everything, Lovely! Worth the money and the time.

  • Ancient Beijing & New Olympic Area Group Day Tour

    10. Ancient Beijing & New Olympic Area Group Day Tour

    For this coach tour, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM. Drive to Hutong and take a rickshaw to visit the ancient Beijing hutong alleyway area including Drum tower, a local family and Shicha Lake. The real culture of Beijing is the culture of the hutong and courtyards, which attract more tourists from home and abroad than the high-rise buildings and large mansions. Continue to visit the Lama Temple, Yonghe Lamasery which is considered the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China before heading out to see the lovely giant pandas in Beijing Zoo. The site is comprised of 16 different exhibition areas and halls, but one of the most popular of these is the Panda Hall. Then go to the Olympic Green and take pictures outside the Water Cube and Bird's Nest. During the trip, you have the chance to visit the Silk Arts an...

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What an amazing day! We had wonderfully blue skies and very little wind on our hike from Simatai to Jinshanling. Tau was a fantastic guide. He provided great insight to the wall, region, history, and peoples. He made sure everyone was comfortable with the pace and had plenty of time for photos whenever we liked. Mind you, there are a lot of stairs to climb on this 15 tower trek, but they are doable and so worth it. ADDED BONUS: I didn’t expect too much from the included lunch after reading previous reviews, but it was one of our favorite meals during our stay in China! Highly recommended!

My guide is as Sabrina and she was great! I think that the guide is very important in a tour and can make the difference between amazing and ok :) Even though I traveled some, I felt like the entire group was one team! The tour was excellent length for winter time (but cold outside than I am used to). Probably in the summer is worth taking one full day in the wall for tracking.

Leon, went above amd beyond with these tour. I been in many different ones around the world...& front first hand this one has been a great experience i have the chance I would repeat the same tour again. Gracias leon for your patience with my group.

Our travel guide VIK was amazing. Very good English and so knowledgeable. Definately need to do this tour if youre visiting China. 100% worth the money. Chinese lunch was also awesome and our group had so much fun.

Leon, our guides, has been really kind with us. He guided us all day long, his tour has been full and detailed.