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Day 1: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Summer Palace
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 9:00 this morning. The first stop today is Tian'anmen Square, the biggest urban city square in the world. Many constructions of great historical importance have been built on and around it. From there you will enter the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City to explore its fascinating halls and pavilions. Here, you will not only learn how the emperor handled political affairs and lived their lives, but also appreciate numerous ancient art treasures.

Lunch is on your own arrangement with our guide's assistance. Then you will continue to visit the Summer Palace - the largest existing imperial garden with graceful landscape and magnificent constructions. The site is divided into three areas: the area for political activities centering about the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity; the residential area of royal family with main structures the Hall of Jade Ripples and the Hall of Joyful Longevity; finally the sightseeing area mainly consisting of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. After that, transfer you back to your hotel.

Overnight accommodation is not included.

Day 2: Mutianyu Great Wall - Hutong Tour
Today you will depart at 08:30 and visit Mutianyu Great Wall, which is another famous section of China Great Wall (a round-way cable car is included). Being different from Badaling section, it is much gentler and more elegant in manner. Besides, fewer tourists in Mutianyu will give you much more space and time to appreciate the gorgeous world wonder.

Lunch is not included today. In the afternoon, take a Hutong tour and experience a special rickshaw riding. As an important part of local folk culture, Hutong has recorded the changes of the city. Traveling around the maze of lanes, you will discover a different Beijing city. Then, transfer you back to your hotel.

Overnight accommodation is not included.

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Overview
Take two days to experience the highlights of Beijing with a private guide who shares the history of this vibrant city. Begin with a tour of Tiananmen Square, then continue into the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The second day, head out to walk along the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, ascending to the ramparts on foot or via cable car. Return to Beijing for a tour of the hutongs, which offers a look at traditional Beijing and its courtyard homes.
Highlights
  • Private 2-day Beijing sightseeing tour
  • Explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • See important sites in Tiananmen Square such as Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum
  • Walk around the Mutianyu section of the world famous Great Wall of China
  • Stroll around the expansive classical gardens and lake at the Summer Palace
  • Includes entrance fees, private guide and climate-controlled vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Beijing in two days.

Great two days in Beijing thanks to our tour guide Kevin. Kevin was great, very knowledgeable, personable and patient with all our questions, excellent English as well! In addition to the tour highlights of Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Great Wall, Kevin took us...More

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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nancy C, Thank you for your time to evaluate our service here. We are glad that you have had a very enjoyable Beijing tour and were satisfied with our tour arrangements especially our guide Kevin who took great care of you and recommended the...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Best of Beijing

Thank you for a wonderful time in Beijing! This was our first time in China and our tour guide Brian was very knowledgeable, resourceful and welcoming. He made sure we were comfortable at all times and helped us with money when we couldn't use our...More

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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear lindamaritza, Thank you for sharing your Beijing tour experience and giving us such a highly praise on Tripadvisor. From your words we can see that our guide Brian, who is patient and full of knowledge, has brought you a memorable time in Beijing. We...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Great short visit of Beijing

We had a great experience during our 3 days visit in Beijing.Many thanks to our excellent tour guide Candy Lin. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and everything was arranged perfectly. We, a family of five had a great time in Beijing. Reinhold NeufeldMore

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Cynthia W, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Dear reinholdneufeld, It is very kind of you to post this review regarding your family's three days visit in Beijing here. Thank you for your recognition on our guide Candy's service. Candy is an excellent guide who is very popular among our clients and has...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Great tour if you only have a couple of days

Really got to see all the main attractions in the 2 days. Great tour guide Vicky . Woykd highly recommend!

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Gloria G, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear 446sharontaylor, Thank you for posting this review on Tripadvisor. It is great that you have had a great time in Beijing with Vicky's company. You are welcome to tour China again and have a nice day!

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Great tour, well organised

We combined tours BJ01-03 (Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Summer Palace) and BJ01-05 (Mutianyu Great Wall - Hutong Tour) and changed the sequence to our preference, and be able to start with the Temple of Heaven viewing the elderly in...More

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Gloria G, Guest Relations Manager at Travel China Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Dear 746Jack, What a detailed and brilliant review! Thank you for taking time to share your wonderful experience in Beijing with us. Nothing could give us more pleasure than knowing that our clients enjoyed a great tour and appreciated the service of our professional guide....More

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