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Beijing 2-Day Private Tour without Hotel

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

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Book from: $ 128.00 per person
1 person - per adult:
$488.00
  • 2 persons - per adult: $288.00
  • 3 persons - per adult: $238.00
  • 4 persons - per adult: $198.00
  • 5 persons - per adult: $178.00
  • 6 persons - per adult: $168.00
  • 7 persons - per adult: $158.00
  • 8 persons - per adult: $148.00
  • 9 persons - per adult: $138.00
  • 10 persons - per adult: $128.00
Child (Age 2-12): 80% of adult price
Infant (Age 0-2): free
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When you plan your Beijing tour, you need to have at least two full days in Beijing to complete your to-do list. Since Mutianyu Great Wall is located about 75km north of Beijing and Ming Tombs are located nearby, you will visit these two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day. On the next day, you will visit three other UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. Of course you will walk on the Tiananmen Square where you can feel the heartbeat of China and you will also enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Forbidden City and Beijing from the top of Jingshan Park. Traveling with GoGrandChina knowledgeable and professional guide and free use of GoGlobalis multilingual audio guide during sightseeing, NO SHOPPING STOPS, NO FACTORY VISITS, NO HIDDEN COSTS, you are sure to get the most out of this Beijing 2-Day private tour. If you have two days in Beijing, we highly recommend you to take this private trip.

Why Travelers Have to Choose GoGrandChina Private Tours?
• Choose your most suitable departure time, whether you are an early bird or you prefer sleeping in.
• GoGrandChina private tours are more flexibale, allowing you to adjust everything on your trip to your wishes.
• GoGrandChina tour guides will be at your service to make sure you get the most from each destination. They are there for you and are responsible for making your journey special – and your needs always come first.
• GoGrandChina offers comfortable and luxury vehicles with a private & experienced driver who’s always by your side and ready to take you to your next destination.
• No shopping stops & factory visits, no chance of getting ripped off.
• No hidden costs, rest assured that there are no nasty surprises.
• Multilingual GoGlobalis audio guide, travel with mother tongue in ear.

About This Tour
• Departure: Daily, the date to the Great Wall and Forbidden City might be changed since Forbidden City is closed on Monday.
• Tour Duration: Two days.
• Guide Languages: Chinese & English.
• Audio Guide Languages: Chinese, English, Deutsch, French, Spanish, Polski, Dansk, Portugeese, Russian.
• Meeting Place: Your hotel in Beijing, please provide your hotel name and address when booking this tour.
• Meeting Time: Between 07:00 and 10:00, choose a departure time most suitable for you.
• Drop-off place: Your hotel in Beijing.
• Internet access is needed to use our multilingual audio guide.
• Advice on Meals: Lunch & dinner are not included in this tour, please have a big breakfast and pack snacks just in case you get a bit peckish during sightseeing. If you want to try authentic local food for lunch or dinner, please feel free to inform your guide who is always ready to help.

Day 1 Hour by Hour Itinerary
• Pick up from your self-booked accommodation in Beijing
• Drive to Tiananmen Square
• Visit Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City (3 hours)
• Drive to Temple of Heaven
• Visit Temple of Heaven (1 hour & 30 minutes)
• Drive to Summer Palace
• Visit Summer Palace (1 hour & 30 minutes)
• Transfer Back to Your Hotel

Day 2 Hour by Hour Itinerary
• Hotel Pick-up
• Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall (less than 2 hours)
• Explore Mutianyu Great Wall (3 hours)
• Drive to Ming Tombs (about 1 hour)
• Visit Ming Dingling Tomb (the only Ming tomb with the underground palace opened, 1 hour & 30 minutes))
• Drive to 2008 Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube (about 1 hour)
• Photo Stop at Bird Nest & Water Cube (30 minutes)
• Transfer Back to Your Hotel

Tour Prices (US$ Per Person)

1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people 9 people 10 +
$488 $288 $238 $198 $178 $168 $158 $148 $138 $128


Price Inclusions
• Professional English language speaking guide
• Multilingual GoGlobalis audio guide if available
• Air-conditioned MPV with experienced driver
• Pick-up & drop-off from hotels in Beijing
• All admission tickets to sightseeing places
• Round trip cable car of Mutianyu Great Wall
• All government taxes
• Two bottles of mineral water per person

Price Exclusions
• Meals
• Hotel accommodation
• Your personal expenses
• Gratuities to guide & driver (US$5 per person per day). They are customary and would be of great encouragement and reward for quality service.

Additional Info
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• Many areas of Mutianyu Great Wall are quite steep and have uneven surfaces, please wear comfortable walking shoes with a good grip.
• The hour by hour itinerary is subject to change due to traffic conditions or bad weather. However, we guarantee that time of visiting at each destinationa will remain unchanged.
IMPORTANT: It is required by the government regulations that travelers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and date of birth to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in being denied access or admittance to sites and attractions during sightseeing. When you book this tour, please complete all required fields at checkout. Please bring your passport with you on the tour.

Cancellation Policy
• You may cancel your tour and receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the date of your tour. Cancellation within 24 hours or after the tour begins is non-refundable. Due to timezone differences, the confirmed cancellation date is determined based on the supplier's local time. Please allow 2-5 business days to process and confirm your cancellation request. Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 working days. 

GoGlobalis Audio Guide APP
• GoGlobalis APP offers multilingual audio guide of attractions in worldwide destinations based on Amap in China and Google Map outside China. Travelers can follow audio guide stops marked on maps while listening to audio guide in their mother tongue. It is currently available in Chinese & Chinese dialects, English, Dansk, Deutsch, Español, Français, Polski, Português and Russian. GoGlobalis audio guide is provided free of charge to GoGrandChina travelers. Please download GoGlobalis APP in advance and make sure you have internet access during sightseeing if you want to use this APP. Please be aware that sites & attractions mentioned in the itinerary may not be available on GoGlobalis Audio Guide APP.

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Know Before You Go
• Meals (lunch & dinner) are not included. Please feel free to ask your guide for suggestions and recommendations.
• GoGrandChina is using Wechat, WhatsApp and Skype for instant communication. Our WeChat ID is gct13910830737, WhatsApp ID is 13910830737 and Skype ID is gcttravel. Please add us so that we can advise you departure time in advance. We do recommend you to use WeChat because WeChat is really great. If you are not using WeChat, WhatsApp or Skype, you will receive phone call from your tour guide at around 19:00 to 20:00 the night before your trip to confirm your next day departure time. If you are not available to receive phone calls, your guide will leave a message for you at your hotel front desk. In case you haven't received the pick-up message before 20:00, please contact our 24/7 emergency line shown in our confirmation letter.

Day 1 Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

Hotel Pick-up & Transfer to Tiananmen Square
Your guide will be holding GoGrandChina pick-up sign and waiting for you in your hotel lobby (or other appointed meeting place) at the appointed meetimg time. You will be transfered to Tiananmen Square by comfortable air-conditioned MPV.

Visit Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
Designed and built in 1651, the Tiananmen Square is not only an important site of political and historical events of China but also one of the largest city squares in the world with 44 hectares in size. The historical events like May Fourth Movement in 1919 and the proclamation of the People's Republic of China by Mao Zedong in 1949 all happened here. Tiananmen Square is the central focus of Beijing. To its west stands the Great Hall of People while the National Museum is located in the east. The Monument to the People’s Hero stands high in the middle of the square and the memorial hall of Chairman Mao is located on the south.

Know Before You Go
Tiananmen Square could be temporarily closed for visit due to unpredictable government activities. In this case, your guide may need to adjust the itinerary accordingly.

As the royal residences of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from the 15th to 20th century, the Forbidden City used to be the centre of State power in late feudal China. It was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. There are over a million rare and valuable works of art in the permanent collection of the Forbidden City including paintings, ceramics, seals, steles, sculptures, inscribed wares, bronze wares, enamel objects, etc. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.

 Visit Jingshan Park
Jingshan is a small hill located behind the Forbidden City, which once served as the emperor's imperial garden. Standing at the height of 51 meters in the middle of Beijing's north-south axis and facing the Forbidden City, Jingshan offers a full view of Beijing, including the Drum and Bell Tower and the white pagoda of Beihai park. You will also have a chance to see local people's daily life such as practicing Taichi, singing and dancing in the park.

Drive to Temple of Heaven
Drive from Jingshan Park to the Temple of Heaven.

Visit Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Considered to be the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture, its layout symbolizes the belief that heaven is round and earth square. The Temple of Heaven was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and was described as a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of the Chinese civilizations.

Drive to Summer Palace
Drive from Temple of Heaven to Summer Palace.

Visit Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China and also in the World. It was first built in 1750 by Emperor Qianglong, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886. Constructed around the Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, Summer Palace is a vast complex of gardens, palaces, lakes, and hills. The landscaped gardens, temples, and pavilions were designed to achieve harmony with nature and to please the eye. In December 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List. It declared the Summer Palace a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design.

Transfer Back to Your Hotel
After visiting the Summer Palace, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Day 2 Hour by Hour Itinerary

Hotel Pick-up
Your guide will be holding GoGrandChina pick-up sign and waiting for you in your hotel lobby (or other appointed meeting place) at the appointed meeting time.

Drive to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu
Mutianyu is located 70 kilometers northeast of the center of Beijing. It will be 1½ or 2 hours' driving from downtown Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. Your knowledgeable guide will share with you historical facts about the Great Wall of China on the way.

Explore Mutianyu Great Wall
As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Great Wall served as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs of the Ming Dynasty. Built mainly with granite, this 2250-metre long section of the Great Wall is popular for its distinctive watchtowers and breathtaking natural scenery. Watchtowers are distributed at short intervals along the Wall, in total the wall has 23 watchtowers. These watchtowers is numbered from 1 to 23 from the east to west, the highest one on the western end is Tower 23 (23rd watchtower), which is the destination for visitors who hike up the wall. Generally it takes more than half an hour to hike up to the Great Wall starting from the entrance, after that you may not have enough energy to hike the Great Wall itself. Therefore, the best way is to take cable car or chairlift to reach the Great Wall, additionally you can enjoy the aerial views of the mountain from the cable car or chairlift. GoGrandChina has included round-way cable car or round way chairlift (toboggan) into this package. You may ascend to and descend from the Wall by cable car; you may ascend to and descend from the Wall by chairlift; you may ascend to the Wall by chairlift and descend from the Wall by toboggan. Please inform your option to GoGrandChina tour guide in advance. If you want to take one way cable car up and one way chairlift or toboggan down, you need to pay the price difference CNY120 per person at your own expense.

Tips on Selection of Cable Car or Chairlift
The cable car will take you to the 14th watchtower. From 14th watchtower, you can either first hike to the 23rd watchtower (the highest watchtower) at the higher and western section of the wall, or hike down to its eastern section at lower altitude. It’s better to hike towards the west first, as you can explore the eastern section (the lower section) after you returned from the higher section. Normally it would take about 2 hours to complete the hike from the 14th watchtower to 23rd watchtower. The chairlift ascends to the 6th watchtower while the toboggan descends from watchtower 6 too. It might be a challenge to hike from the 6th watchtower to the 23rd watchtower. But you can decide based on your physical condition.

Lunch Advice
Your lunch is not included in this tour package. Your guide will show you fast food chains such as Subway and Burger King at the foot of the Great Wall. It is recommended that you buy some takeout and have a picnic on the Great Wall, which could be an exciting experience.

Drive to Ming Tombs
The distance between Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs is 45km and it will be about one hour driving on the way.

Visit Ming Dingling Tomb (the only excavated Ming emperor’s tomb)
The Ming tombs are located in topographical settings carefully chosen according to principles of geomancy (Fengshui) and comprise numerous buildings of traditional architectural design and decoration. Dingling is the burial place of the Wanli emperor, his wife, and his favorite concubine. Emperor Wanli was the thirteenth emperor of the Ming dynasty and ruled from 1572 to 1620. His tomb was built between 1584 and 1590. Excavation of Dingling Tomb began in May 1959 and was completed within a year. More than 3,000 artifacts were found in the 1,195 square meter underground palace which is located 27 meter below ground surface. The underground palace is a vast marble vault and divided into five large chambers. The original marble thrones are still there.

Drive to Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube
The distance from Dingling Tomb to the Olympic Venues is 48km and it will take about one hour to drive.

Photo Stop at Bird Nest & Water Cube
Bird Nest is officially called National Stadium. It was designed and built for the opening and closing ceremonies, athletic events, and football final of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The design, which originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird's nest. Water Cube is the colloquial name of the National Aquatics Center; it was built alongside the National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Transfer Back to Your Hotel
After visiting 2008 Beijing Olympic Venues, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Fabulous experience at Beijing Review by TAYLOR ETHAN
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Fabulous experience. The drivers and guides were great. The meeting point is easily reachable by private transportations. The section of the wall we visited was truly beautiful and mangnificant. So at some point, you found yourself completely along this marvellous piece of engineering. The surroundings are equally beautiful, with sections of the wall being taken over by the forest. The guides were also very friendly and showed a wide knowledge about Chinese history and the wall construction. Everything went so smooth not a glich in the deal. Worth the money. 100 recommendable! (Posted on 6/25/2019)
Good time at Beijing Review by Williams Isabella
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We had a good time at Beijing, the Lisa Tour tour-guide, Lisa, had been providing a good service to us. She and the driver had been very punctual, always arrived in good time on both dates. Lisa scheduled the tour around us and taking into account of my wifes health when planning various visits. First day was very hot at Beijing when we visited the Tiananmen Square, Jinghsan Park,the Palace Museum Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, so we shorten the trip and Linda was able to accommodate our requirements, but worth the trip to these must-see sites. Second day, had a very won derful day on the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a wonderful view and a very good walk on the wall, you need a lot of energy to climb the steep wall. Went up to the Great Wall on cable car and then came down on the sledge, what an experience! Definitely recommend the Great Wall at Mutianyu, less busy, much better view and lovely cool breeze. Thank you, Lisa Tour and Raina, for providing us with a good experience in Beijing. Will use Lisa tour again next time we come to Beijing and recommend Lisa to our friends and colleagues. (Posted on 6/25/2019)

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