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4-5 hours layover tour to Tiananmen Squre and Forbidden City

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    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 3 minutes - Admission included
    You will be picked up at the airport based on your given flight details. Our guide will hold your name sign in airport. Upon meeting on the spot, drive straight from Beijing Airport to the Tiananmen Square (40mins- 1 hour drive). We will then visit Tiananmen Square– one of the largest squares in the world, which can accommodate a million people for public gatherings. From here you will walk directly into the Forbidden City. This used to be the residence for the Emperors (24 emperors in total) in the Ming (1368-1644) & Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and occupies 72 hectares (180 acres). It takes approximately 2 hours to visit. Then, you will be transferred back to the airport. Tiananmen square: Tiananmen Square, also known as Tian’an Men Square can be translated to mean the Square of The Gate of Heavenly Peace. It is situated in the centre of Beijing City. It is the original gate of the Imperial Palace (more commonly known as the Forbidden City). Thousands of people come to the Square everyday. It is the largest city square in the world, encompassing 44 hectares (108.7acres). It is 880 metres from north to south and 500 metres from east to west, big enough to hold over half a million people! Note 1: Counting from your flight (international) lands at Beijing airport to meet us at the exit will take about 2 hours. It includes such procedures as follow: 1. Flight arrival; 2. Inspection & Quarantine (24-144 hour free visa application); 3. Baggage claim (could be ignored by layover passengers); 4. Customs inspection; 5. Leaving the airport & meet us; Note 2: As Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City are located in the city center, so please bring your passports for security check to that area.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Beijing, Beijing

Traveler pickup is offered
1. PEK airport,

If you would land in terminal 2: Our Tour guide will hold your name sign at Starbucks coffee shop where is outside baggage claim in terminal 2,

If you would land in terminal 3: Our driver will hold your name sign at Maan Coffee coffee shop where is outside baggage claim in terminal 3,

2. Your hotel lobby We can make hotel pick up or drop off if you would use a hotel close to airport.


  • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transport by private vehicle with professional driver
  • A private English-speaking tour guide
  • Free-bottled water.
  • Airport or Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Forbidden City Entrance Tickets
  • Warm jackets provided (winter only: November,December,January,February,March)
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport with the visa to the third country is required on the day of travel
  • The confirmed connected(fly in/ out of Beijing) flight tickets or boarding pass
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 1 paying adult
  • As Great Wall is on the mountain top, so in order to let you speed up to the wall and see Great Wall as much as possible, we suggest you to use cable car instead of 40mins walk each way through mountain path. Save time & energy.
  • This tour is not suitable for people who have cardiopathy & asthma.
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Beijing Airport Layover Tour
72 reviews
Amazing and very comfortable tour. We recommend!!
We booked this tour for long layover in Beijing (15 hours) and it was so amazing. Our driver Jack picked up us at
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Kevin C
Excellent Tour!
Nice driver, very helpful! Had a long layover and went to the Wall with ease. Recommended using for a long layover!
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Amazing layover tour!
Absolutely loved my tour with Mr.Guo during my long overnight layover in Beijing! Not only was he wanting for me
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Moehrendorf, Germany
Awesome day
We landed at Beijing international airport at 11. Perfect pick up by Jim The trip to the wall was fast and easy,
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Highly recommend Melody
Melody guided my visit to the Great Wall. Her knowledge and recommendations were very helpful. Melody is also
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Great Tour
Our driver was wonderful with providing us a tour at the Great Wall. He went above and beyond to make our
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Rome, Italy
We meet him in front of silk market, we were 12 person and he was really nice as kindly with us. Me, my boyfriend
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Shanghai, China
Service with a smile
I have personally used Jack's service twice to go to the wall. I have also recommended him to any of my friends
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Amr A
Director of technical office
Good view and interesting time then spend time with funny people , i hope travel to alot of places , enjoy with
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The best driver
Mr/Jack is awesome person,the car is very good ,the service is top, price is too cheap. Go with him for enjoy.
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Ahmed M
I traveled before several times to china, this company is the best, the most professional ,and the most kindly in
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Beijing, China
Best Driver
What can I say about Jack's service, I think that it's the best in Beijing, the car is very clean and
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Great Wall and Summer Palace
Very nice experience in Beijing, also with 3 small children. Perfect organisation, car with a driver and very kind
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California Desert, California
Great driver
Jack was a great driver and we would highly recommend him for future visitors. We had to the wall very early in
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Great tour
I was met promptly by a friendly guide who spoke great English. Guide had a lot of information and friendly.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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