Great Wall, Beijing

Beijing Mini Group Day Tour $79, 1 to 9 Guests

Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird’s Nest, Hutong
US$109 US$79
per person
Select Date and Travelers
Adult(>11 years old)
US$79 per person
Child(3-11 years old)
US$69 per person
Total Price:
US$109 US$79
  • Mini group of only 1 to 9 guests, with more personal service.
  • Price Beat Guarantee: 100% lowest fare is here! We beat any price of identical tour service.
  • VIP privilege of fast entry to the 600-year-old imperial Forbidden City.
  • Smartly hike the Great Wall in the afternoon, avoiding the crowds. Ensure at least 2.5 hours to thoroughly enjoy the Great Wall views.
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water and small local refreshments are provided for free.
  • We offer Free Headsets during the tour to keep away from the noisy museum.
  • Professional English-speaking guide offers in-depth commentary and photography inspirations.
  • NO shopping detours, no factory stores, no tea ceremony, no shopping site restaurant. Avoid wasting time at any shopping motive stop. That's also the reason we can include more attractions than others. We value your time at attraction sites for a pure sightseeing experience.
Detailed Itinerary
7:00 - 8:00 Hotel Pick-up
In the morning, your professional guide will wait for you in the hotel lobby. The tour guide will confirm with you the exact time one day before your Beijing day trip starts. If you haven't received the pick-up message before 20:00, contact your exclusive travel consultant anytime via phone or WeChat. We have your back 24 hour.
8:00 - 11:30 Drive to Visit Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
Now let's start this Beijing day tour from the city's core area - Tiananmen Square. Follow your guide to take a morning walk around the largest city square in the world, and you can shoot distant view photos of the brilliant landmark buildings such as the Monument to the People's Heroes and the Great Hall of the People.

Walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace with the great Chairman Mao's portrait on it, we come to this morning's highlight - the 600-year-old Forbidden City - the largest and the most intact imperial palace complex of the Ming and Qing Courts (1368 - 1911 AD).
The majestic Forbidden City has 9,999 rooms! Which are the most essential and interesting parts? Our veteran itinerary designer carefully selects the top 10 palaces for you, including major ones on the traditional central axis, and some special chambers on the east and west wings.
Take a walk around the solemn Tiananmen Square
Take a walk around the solemn Tiananmen Square
Follow our knowledgeable guide to have a deeper appreciation of the Forbidden City
Follow our knowledgeable guide to have a deeper appreciation of the Forbidden City
  • Since the Forbidden City is usually not open on Mondays, we will arrange the morning visit to the Summer Palace instead of Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City if your travel date happens to meet Monday. Summer Palace is the largest and the best preserved royal garden in the world. It is a fantastic resort for travelers to admire the peaceful landscapes and magnificent architectures.
11:30 - 13:00 Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall
During the 1.5 hours' driving, the knowledgeable guide will share with you some historical facts and less-known titbits about the next spot - the Great Wall of China.
  • During the drive, we considerately provide everyone with bottles of drinking water and small local refreshments for every member, which gives you a bite of Beijing.
13:00 - 16:00 Explore Mutianyu Great Wall
All the Great Wall sights are located far from the city center and lack decent restaurants. We have no detours to the restaurants and leave you enough time on the Great Wall to make the most out of your time.
As one of the best-preserved sections of China Great Wall, Mutianyu is popular for its distinctive watchtowers and breathtaking natural scenery. You will have plenty time to climb the wall and take nice photos. The histories and stories of this world wonder shared by your professional tour guide will make your Great Wall experience more interesting and unforgettable.
  • Wise lunch suggestion: Your guide will show you Subway and Burger King at the foot of the Great Wall. The best way we recommend is to buy some takeout on your own and have a picnic on the Great Wall, which could be an exciting experience.
Admire the picturesque landscape of China Great Wall
Admire the picturesque landscape of China Great Wall
Our happy clients on the Great Wall
Our happy clients on the Great Wall
Map of Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Ways to go up and down the Great Wall
    Hike the whole way: If you start hiking from the North Entrance, you will reach No. 8 or No. 10 watchtower. While No. 6 or No. 8 watchtower could be accessed if you go through the South Entrance. There are around 500 steps on the mountain way. Usually it takes about half an hour getting to the watchtower whichever route you take.

    Round-way cable car: You can opt to take a round-way cable car, or a chair lift up and a luge sliding down. The latter one is more popular among adventurous travelers. You can decide and purchase the cable car tickets on the spot with the help of your guide.

    Hike up and cable car/luge down: You may hike one way up to the wall to experience the hardship of the laborers constructing the wall in ancient times, and then after the wall visit you may take a cable car or a luge down the wall. The cable car upper station is at the No. 14 watchtower and the luge upper station can be found at the No. 6 watchtower.
Cable Car
Cable Car
16:00 - 17:30 Drive Back to Downtown
It usually takes about one and a half hour to drive back downtown Beijing. You can massage your legs gently and take a brief rest with your eyes closed in the car to recover from the fatigue of climbing the Great Wall.
17:30 - 17:50 Photo Stop at Olympic Bird's Nest
On the way, we will drive by the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, where you can take nice photos of its unique appearance.
Have a photo stop at the Bird's Nest and view its distinctive appearance
Have a photo stop at the Bird's Nest and view its distinctive appearance
17:50 - 18:30 Nanluoguxiang Hutong & Hotel Drop-off
Our last stop today is the lively Nanluoguxiang Hutong. With lots of boutique shops, cafes, a few pubs and restaurants, this hutong area is a great place to spend some time leisurely to feel the charms of old alleyways in Beijing, and also try the local food and snacks for your dinner. If you are interested, you can explore it at your own pace and return to the hotel by yourself. Your tour guide will offer you directions for getting back to the hotel. 

If you prefer not to tour the Hutong area, your guide will take you back to the hotel after dropping the others off there. Hope you have enjoyed this day trip from Beijing to the Great Wall. Wish you a nice dream tonight!
Have a photo stop at the Bird's Nest and view its distinctive appearance
Take your time to explore Nanluoguxiang Hutong and feel the charm of old Beijing
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Daily Departure
Adult(>11 years old)$109 $79
Child(3-11 years old)$99 $69
Price Includes
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Unlimited bottles of drinking water for free
Price Excludes
  • Cable car: you may decide when you are there, CNY100/US$14 per person for a single way, CNY120/US$17 per person for a round way
  • Meals, advice freely available
  • Hotels
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Booking Policy
  • Infant Price: for an infant under 3 years old, this tour is free of charge.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 12 hours.
  • Payment: Full payment is required at least two days prior to the day trip. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, Wechat and Bank Transfer.
  • Cancellation: Your payment is fully refundable if you cancel more than 24 hours prior to the trip. Cancellation within 24 hours or any unused portion after the day trip begins is non-refundable.
  • Pick-up Service: Beijing is a very large city. To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the third ring road of the city. If your hotel is outside the area, there might be an extra cost for the transfer, or you may get to the appointed place to meet the group on your own. If you are not sure about the pick-up issues, your one-on-one travel consultant is ready to serve anytime.
  • Guests under the age of 80 can participate in this mini group tour.
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    4.8212 Reviews
    United States
    Posted on January 21, 2020
    The Beijing Great Wall tour gave us an outstanding travel experience. Our guide Sara was patient, helpful and cheerful. Every attraction was made most fantastic because of her excellent explanations. The views of the Great Wall were truly spectacular!
    Corey Ruddle
    Posted on January 18, 2020
    First of all, I had to say this was one of the most amazing experiences I had ever been on. The Forbidden City was awesome, as well as the Great Wall and Bird’s Nest. The amount of time devoted to every attraction seemed just about right. The guide Candy who accompanied us for a whole day was also responsible and informative. I would book another trip with your company again!
    Dion Standard
    United Kingdom
    Posted on January 16, 2020
    It was a remarkable Beijing day trip to Forbidden City. The driver’s attitude was very nice and drove safely. Our guide was very has a great sense of humor and explained every attention we visited carefully. But it would have been better to have more time to have lunch.
    Jovana Stevanovic
    Posted on January 13, 2020
    I’m very satisfied with the service. Everything was great and fast.
    Posted on January 12, 2020
    Took the one day Beijing tour with tour guide John. What a great tour guide. Very informative, helpful, full of useful information and knows how to make sure all the tour guests arrive for departures on time. Everyone on our tour was very happy with their choice.
    Jason Fussey
    United Kingdom
    Posted on January 12, 2020
    Our itinerary for the Beijing day trip was tight and enjoyable! The guide Lily had a high sense of responsibility! We were happy to spend a good time with her in Beijing!
    Posted on January 09, 2020
    We took a Beijing day tour with Travel China Guide, which my son and I found good. Thanks for Sara’s hard work and all the facts about Beijing shared with us. My son has been interested in Chinse history and culture for a long time and I believed this Beijing trip was a great lesson for him.
    Kim Huston
    Posted on January 07, 2020
    So far, other than going from $69 to $79 in one day!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on January 07, 2020
    John our tour guide was brilliant I would definately book with Travel China Guide Tours again! It made our stay.
    Shay Gangadayal
    South Africa
    Posted on January 06, 2020
    I did the mini Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen and Forbidden City tour with Travel China. It was very professionally planned and executed. Our tour guide Kevin was on time to fetch in the morning and kept the group informed throughout the day. He was an amazing, professional and fun guide. Kevin made the tour a memorable experience for us.. Thank you Kevin, your are the best tour guide!
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