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Mini Group: Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu

Highlights
  • Combine three top Beijing-area attractions in a single day tour
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line admission ticket to the often-crowded Forbidden City
  • Cable car ride to the top of the Great Wall of China saves time
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Mini Group: Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu
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Mini Group: Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu
From US$129.00
Overview
Combine three of Beijing’s most famous attractions on this full-day tour. Skip the line and save time on a guided tour of the Forbidden City, a UNESCO-listed site. Explore Tiananmen Square's landmarks, and then head to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Ride a cable car to the top of the wall, where you'll enjoy a guided hike and learn about the iconic structure’s history and significance.
What to Expect
Begin your tour with convenient early-morning hotel pickup. Board the comfortable vehicle and head straight for Tiananmen Square. Learn about the area’s history, take photos in front of Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, and visit the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
From here, enter the Forbidden City, skipping the long entry line and proceeding directly inside. Take in the traditional Chinese architecture, and hear all about the ancient Chinese emperors who lived here. Rather than visit all 9,999 rooms, your guide has carefully selected 10 to best represent the palace and maximize your experience.
Leave Beijing for the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, where you’ll board the time-saving cable car up to the top. Spend about two hours hiking between the 14th and 23rd watchtowers while your guide sheds light on the wall's history and significance.
Relax and rest on the ride back to Beijing for hotel drop-off.
Reviews (164)
1 - 5 of 78 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Good intro to Beijing's top highlights

I had only 1.5 days in Beijing on the end of a work trip so wanted a tour that would allow me to make the most of my limited time. I chose this one based on the great reviews here and was not disappointed. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chinagirl828
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Top Class!!

Hi, We took the tour on the weekend before Spring Festival and the timing was perfect. Cold crisp weather and smaller crowds. Our guide was King Kong and his knowledge, enthusiasm and English were all of the highest quality. The Wall was the highlight, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank John G
Reviewed 28 November 2018
Ideal Tour and Tour Size for Highlights of Beijing

My husband and I from the US took this tour with another couple from Canada in late November. Susie was our tour guide and Mr. Lee was our driver. I booked the trip in advance on TripAdvisor (which is affiliated with Viator) and was sent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
6  Thank KicksLikeAGirl
Reviewed 24 November 2018
Really good just for one day in Beijing

Never having been in China before, I just had one day in Beijing to see something of the city. With this tour, I fortunately made the right decision, and the tour was really good. Helen, our tour guide, made this trip an unforgettable event. Logistics...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Reinhard K
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile
Very good tour of key places to visit in Beijing

The tour is organised very well and despite the limited time available our tour guide Cactus has been a great one, by describing the most significant details of both places and always showing a very funny and pleasant attitude with the whole group! I would...More

1  Thank 631helios
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