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Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu

  • Combine three top Beijing-area attractions in a single day tour
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line admission ticket to the often-crowded Forbidden City
  • Entrance fees to each attraction are included with the tour
Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu
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Beijing Forbidden City Tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu

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 (152)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great combination of History and Hiking

Cari W's review covers my experience well. Cactus was professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and sensitive to our group's needs. She really seems to enjoy her work. Mr. Wang, the driver, knew all the shortcuts to save even more time than we already saved skipping long lines....More

Thank James P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour was exceptional from start to finish. Our guide for the day was the beautiful & happy Eva - it was an absolute joy to be on a tour with a guide who not only knew her stuff but was full of enthusiasm and...More

Thank LizR1677
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great day

This tour was great. Helen, our tour guide, has everything covered. She was friendly, informative and made sure we had a great day. We were so happy to have met her. A day well worth doing. Carol, Lily & Ben

Thank Quest463088
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beijing and the Great Wall of China

The guide Lily was fantastic. She had excellent English and subject matter knowledge. She was punctual and very easy company. I would really recommend the tour - excellent value and an amazing experience. I would also highly recommend Lily.

Thank Stay762504
Reviewed 1 week ago
SMILE makes your tour fantastic !!

I was picked up from hotel at 7:00 AM. Didn't have to hop around for pick up as the remaining group boarded from one place only. We were joined by SMILE, our tour guide and felt welcomed. She speaks very fluent English. She was very...More

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September 16, 2018|
Response from goose3nbc | Reviewed this property |
If you booked directly with the company, there should be no issues. E-mail them directly to confirm, otherwise you'll receive a notice or phone call to your room the evening of. My friend and I were staying in the 3rd ring... More
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I agree with the previous reviewer, contact them before booking. If the worst comes to the worst, I am sure they will advise you on what you should do. When I called them with a query before my tour the man I spoke to... More
Ian B
August 18, 2018|
Response from Shawn H | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel will tell you when you check in. This company is great with having that information available.