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Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall
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Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

By Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Independent travelers will love the flexibility of this private all-inclusive day tour. Skip the crowds and avoid the lines at the top attractions near Beijing by having entrance fees organized for you. You’ll save time and travel in a private vehicle to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. This is a great tour for those who want to see some of China’s top attractions.
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Duration: 8–9 hours
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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Highlights
  • Save time and see three of China’s most famous landmarks in a day
  • Entrance fees included for Tiananmen Square, Great Wall, and Forbidden City
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Stress-free day with private transport, a guide, and lunch provided

  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver with private car
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round way cable car or Chairlift up and toboggan down
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
  • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs

After a morning pickup from your hotel, you’ll travel in comfort in a private vehicle to Tiananmen Square. You’ll learn about China’s history by visiting the National Museum of China and the Great Hall of the People. A must-see site is Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, and the Forbidden City. A delicious dumpling lunch is provided at a local restaurant, and then the next stop is the Great Wall of China. To beat the crowds, you’ll go to a typically less-crowded part of the wall called Mutianyu. Once you’re at the Great Wall, you’ll have the freedom to hike for about two hours. Don’t worry about tired legs—you can travel by cable car halfway up to start your walk. For the ride down, you can choose cable car again or the more adventurous option of riding a toboggan. The day ends with a return back to your hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel or residence in Beijing City
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26448P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Infant meals not included
        • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
        • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
        • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26448P4

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        Itinerary
        • 1
          Pass by
          Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
          Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
        • 2
          Pass by
          Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
        • 3
        • 4
        • 5
        About the operator
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        • Coates_A_1972
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wendy is the best choice for a guide in Beijing!
          Wendy was the perfect tour guide. We could tell from the moment we met her that she was going to be great fun. She was very knowledgeable and was able to interpret for us when we visited the market, guiding us to the vendors we wanted to buy from. She didn’t hurry us, and didn’t bombard us with too much information - it was just right. She was very efficient in getting the transport we needed and she went above and beyond what was expected - at one point she very kindly helped another couple to get a taxi by calling it through her own DiDi account as they didn’t have a Chinese phone number - they were very grateful! What a kind thing to do. We loved the Acrobats at the Red Theatre, and can highly recommend this tour. It was only the fact that I was unwell that meant that we left straight after the show - Wendy was keen for us to try some tea - next time we will! We hope to be back here soon, and will definitely be contacting Wendy and recommending her to friends.
          Written July 20, 2024
        • jessicamA3424LG
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Forbidden city with Kevin
          We had a wonderful tour with Kevin. He is a really nice and knowledgable guide who explained so much about the forbidden city and answered all our questions. We would definitely choose him again.
          Written July 20, 2024
        • Nenu26
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Beijing Tour
          We did the 4 days Beijing trip and it was an amazing experience. Thanks to our very knowledgeable guide Jeffrey and Gary who always drove us safely around this big city. They also ensured we tasted a variry of delicious Chinees food! Thanks to their warm friendliness this was a memorable vacation for us. I would highly recommend the use of Lilly’s services.
          Written July 20, 2024
        • H6632LUmartinv
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          4 days in Beijing
          This was my first time in Beijing and i couldnt have aksed for a better driver and guide. Our guide Jeffrey was very knowledgeable and spoke english very well. Our driver Gary was a very good driver and very helpful. They went out of their way to make sure we had the best possible experience. I will for sure make use of their service again when i return to Beijing.
          Written July 20, 2024
        • 713sva
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour experience
          We had a fantastic experience in Beijing using the services from Lily’s Beijing Tour Guide & Car Services. This was our second time making use of Lily’s services while visiting Beijing. We spent 5 days with Jefferey as guide and Gary as our driver. They took very well care of us and made us feel warm welcome to Beijing. From pick-up at the airport through several exiting days doing sightseeing in Beijing, everything went perfectly smooth. We will for sure make use of Lily’s services next time we come back and preferably with Jefferey and Gary taking care of us 🤗. Thank you for making it a perfect trip.
          Written July 19, 2024
        • gazmends2017
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing!
          Excellent guide provided detailed explanation of the history if Summer Palace Will be back again with all kids Thank you Jerry!
          Written July 19, 2024
        • Carla R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour with the best tour guide!
          I did a tour of the Forbidden city with my brother, and our tourguide Summer Liu did an amazing job! She was so knowledgeable and thorough when explaining the history, even describing the details of the architecture and materials used to build the palace. She took us through spots and exhibition halls I definitely would have missed if I was on my own, which made the tour more memorable. Will definitely recommend this tour
          Written July 17, 2024
        • L3774WPmarkb
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Never again
          I will never use your service again. Tour operator wanted to charge extra for a pickup closer to destination than city center. Your cancellation method was a nightmare. Never again.
          Written July 16, 2024
        • tomgordonr
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable Experience!
          The trip was absolutely fantastic! The itinerary was meticulously planned, and we learned a great deal of valuable and fascinating information throughout the journey.
          Written July 16, 2024
        • Curiosity19672167227
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lucy Wonderful Guide
          We traveled with twenty 12-21 aged young men and five adults. The day tour was exceptional to the Great Wall, Jade Factory and Summer Palace. Lucy, our English speaking guide, was very knowledgeable, easy to understand and made it fun for all representing a wide age range. She allowed us to enjoy Beijing in a most enjoyable and educational way.
          Written July 15, 2024
        • reneesD4160OO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A Great Day on the Great Wall
          Our group of 20 students and 5 adults had a wonderful day with Lucy at the Great Wall and Summer Palace. She was knowledgeable, shared much history on the places, and her English was exemplary. Her directions and suggestions were clear and helpful and she even helped us order pizza delivery from our hotel. We would definitely work with Lucy and her company in the future.
          Written July 15, 2024
        • gracetX7259AR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour!
          Lucy and her team were incredible guides to us for touring the Great Wall and Summer Palace, with stops for meals and souvenir shopping. Lucy is very knowledgeable on Chinese history and provided our group fascinating stories on the bus to prep us for each visited site. At the attraction, she advised us on the best stops for pictures and allowed us time to explore before meeting us.
          Written July 15, 2024
        • V6000ITjk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beijing Experience
          Our guide was very knowledgeable, interactive, and humorous . She made our visit special. I would highly recommend using this service.
          Written July 15, 2024
        • 882verenah
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour
          Had the best tour with our lovely guide Summer. She is sweet and funny and knowledgable and I learnt so much. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone. :)
          Written July 15, 2024
        • codespool
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful 4 hours
          We met the guide at the hotel lobby, and took a ride to the Forbidden City area. Already on the way there she was sharing bits of history and Beijing trivia. Upon arrival, we walked around the walls to the main entrance and started the tour. As time was short, the guide took us around in the most efficient way, avoiding the crowds and sharing interesting stories about the lives of emperors and the people who lived there. With perfect timing we managed to check out the last attractions (the site closes at 17:00). 4 hours just flew by on this amazing tour!
          Written July 14, 2024
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        Fattymatty1
        Central Poland, Poland100 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The tour company was fantastic keeping me in touch and Jeffrey the guide also got in touch and kept me informed …. To be fair could not have been any better

        We met at 8am in my hotel lobby and proceeded to the private car waiting for us

        The driver was courteous and polite gave me some chilled water and off we went

        1st stop Tiananmen Square and wow how big ,Jeffrey was very knowledgeable and informed us all the way the history and era’s /Dynasty that things change

        We then went to the Forbidden city and again it was truly mesmerising the history and architecture

        After approx 2/3 hours we exited and the car was waiting to take us to the Great Wall

        On route we stopped at a restaurant for dinner and it was very tasty

        We arrived at the Great Wall shortly after dinner and OMG what a place .We took the chairlift up as it was closer than the cable car and good call the views were amazing and when we got to the top Jeffrey was in his element explaining the history

        When you do these tours you always hope to get the best guide and on this occasion I definitely did

        We left the Great Wall and drove back to the hotel were we parted as new friends

        I can not say it was cheap as I was alone but it was amazing value and an amazing day

        I can not heap any more praise on Lilly tours or especially Jeffrey

        Would highly recommend!!!!!
        Written June 7, 2024
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        E. Mauricio A
        San Salvador, El Salvador4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Friends
        Amazing Trip! Tour guide by Jerry was outstanding, with no improvising at all, it was conducted on a plan from the beginning covering all the itinerary items including in this Tour; Historial details shared at the right time and place, restaurant for lunch was a very nice choice including vegetarian food. Activities at Great Wall were remarkable! Thank you Jerry, hope to see you next time.
        Written August 6, 2023
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        Alastair B
        Glasgow, UK16 contributions
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        Mar 2019
        We were met by our guide Sally at our hotel who outlined what we would do that day. Then it was off to Tiananmen Square followed by the Forbidden City. We then set off to see the Great Wall stopping for lunch enroute in an excellent local restaurant where Sally suggested our delicious menu selection. We avoided the market at the Great Wall and then onto the cable car to the wall itself. Sally stayed with my wife whilst I set off to walk the wall. Sally took us back to our hotel contented after a long, but very interesting day.
        Written February 20, 2020
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        Kelly G
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Family
        Highly recommend booking this tour with Lucy. Lucy was an excellent tour guide - she was very knowledgeable about each place we visited, and shared this in a captivating way. Despite being extremely busy as a public holiday, Lucy's attentiveness and organisation skills meant the day went so smoothly. It would be much more difficult to visit these places only speaking English (and you wouldnt learn nearly as much) - so highly recommend booking the tour with Lucy. Mr Young was also a great driver - felt very safe, and had fresh bottled water throughout the tour for us. For lunch we had authentic chinese food and it was the best food i've had in China. Thank you Lucy and Mr Young for an amazing day!
        Written May 3, 2024
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        DrChanti
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Friends
        This tour was absolutely the BEST!! Sherry was our guide and she was phenomenal. She was so warm and friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She went above and beyond, not only providing amazing historical and cultural information but also giving us tips and suggestions for activities and restaurants for the rest of our trip. Our driver was also very professional and a skilled driver. We only had a short time in Beijing and this tour was perfect to check off the major attractions. It was a truly awe-inspiring day. In addition to the major sites, we also visited a Jade factory where we were able to shop in confidence that the items were real and high quality, and a tea shop where we got to have a tea tasting and purchase certified quality teas. These were just a few of the cool bonuses of the tour. This tour was easily the best day of our entire China trip and worth every single penny! If you get Sherry as your guide you will be very lucky!
        Written January 12, 2020
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        peter w
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Family
        Tour guide was great. Knowledgeable, thoughtful. No high-pressure gift shop visits and lunch was edible and filling. If you need to knock out two cultural monuments in one day, I recommend this tour. They pick you up at your hotel and drop you right off. Everything arranged.

        As for the monuments themselves…..

        Forbidden City. If you can avoid the summer, avoid the summer. It was hot like hell and the crowds were maddening. Friendly, but maddening.

        Then you have the extra security that’s been added onto the experience in the past few years. It was not pleasant. A few years ago, you just bought a ticket. Then you could stroll around to Tiananmen square without submitting a DNA sample along with your bank password. Things have changed. You might want to visit the Forbidden City, but whoever is in charge of the Forbidden City kind of wishes you’d stayed home.

        Still, one of the prettiest office buildings I've ever seen.

        My son’s Famous People of the World stickers was confiscated in the interest of national security. Not sure precisely which famous person was offensive. The son himself was returned me with a stern warning.

        The Wall, I’m happy to report, was better. Still hot, but the section we went to wasn’t crowded. It’s fascinating to think how much effort went into building it. The weird things forced labor could accomplish before the invention of social media and the 40-hour work week. Looked just like it does on the brochure.
        Written July 17, 2023
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        Eimear M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Friends
        We had an amazing tour with our guide Jeffrey. Everything ran smoothly from the pick-up from our hotel in the morning and all the transport between the sites.
        The tour is well organized and completely hassle free as all of the tickets for the sights are arranged by your tour guide and we had just the right amount of time at each sight with the option to spend more time at each if we liked. Our guide was so knowledgeable about all the sites we visited and answered all of our questions.
        We had a delicious lunch in a local restaurant and our guide helped us to choose local dishes we hadn’t tried Which was great.
        We got a cable car up to the Great Wall which was lovely and scenic, we also weren’t too tired to walk along the wall when we reached the top.
        It was honestly the highlight of our trip to Beijing.
        A tip to make sure you bring your passport as a foreign traveler to enter the sites and definitely bring a hat and maybe a fan if you’re visiting these places in the summer months.
        Written July 25, 2023
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        Christian M
        Boston, MA11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Solo
        I had a great tour with Jerry as my guide! He was very knowledgeable and able to tailor information shared to my interests and provide deep context around the sites we visited - I learned and laughed and deeply enjoyed the day. Jerry was perceptive and shared great resources for me to continue learning after visiting these amazing sites. You could go visit the sites and be blown away, but to have a strong guide and well facilitated tour make this a life highlight experience which I could not recommend more. Book a tour - you won’t regret it and I found it to be great value and higher in quality relative to other tours I have taken across the globe, and most importantly resolutely debunked US media presentations of China as a country and its amazing, kind people. Also, the food we enjoyed (hand made noodles, stir fried vegetables, kung pao chicken) were fantastic and exceeded any expectations I had for the included meal.
        Written April 25, 2024
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        AimeeCalifornia
        Atlanta, GA2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        This was a short but amazing trip to Beijing. This one day private tour with our tour guide, Jerry, and driver, Gary was well worth it. Jerry picked us up on time and we were off to start the day. One big advantage of booking this tour is Jerry was able to save us time from lining up to buy tickets. That would’ve been an extra hour just on queue. Jerry was also very flexible about making a few adjustments to the tour as the forbidden city was not available. Jerry was very informative, funny, and made sure we were comfortable throughout the trip. He made sure we had a most memorable trip to Beijing.
        Written February 22, 2024
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        Jahan
        New York City, NY7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I am extremely grateful to my guide Kevin and the team for making my short trip to Beijing so memorable. My flight was due to leave at 6pm which means there was less time to do the tour.

        Kevin and Lily worked together to put a customized trip to make the tour possible for me. I was picked up early and we went thru long lines at Forbidden city with Kevin going above and beyond to ensure I was waiting at the shade. Atthe cable car in Great wall, Kevin and Lily made quick decisions to buy tickets for the cable car (there are two separate companies) that had the shorter queue even though the other tickets were already paid for.

        My day was capped with successful visit to all 3 sites, a short but refreshing lunch, and great narration by Kevin.

        Highly recommend!
        Written August 14, 2023
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