2-Day Small-Group Tour of Beijing Highlights

Explore Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in the first day and visit the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple and old Hutongs with Rickshaw ride in the second day tours. Besides, you will also have a photo stop at the National Stadium (aka Bird's Nest) and stop by the bustling Nanluoguxiang Hutong at the first night.

This 2-day mini group tour with maximum 6 guests ensures a more personal experience. Avoid the ticket line at the entrance of all attractions. No shopping detours, no factory, no tea ceremony and no shopping site restaurant, which at least save you two hours today for a pure sightseeing experience. That's the reason why you can have more time at the attraction sites. This tour are running for guests' interests other than the shopping commission.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • Pick up and drop off to anywhere within the 3rd ring road of Beijing
    • Air conditioned minivan with chauffeur
    • Complimentary bottled water with unlimited supplies
    • Umbrellas are provided for free use
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
    • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    What's excluded :
    • Meals
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Gratuities
    • Cable car fee at the Great Wall

  • Day 1: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird's Nest & Hutong

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    In the morning, your professional guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby, and then a comfortable and capacious chauffeur-driven minivan will transfer you to Tiananmen Square. Follow your guide to take a morning walk around this city square, and you can shoot distant view photos of the brilliant landmark buildings such as the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    Walk through the Gate of Heavenly Peace with the great Chairman Mao's portrait on it; you come to this morning's highlight - the 600-year-old Forbidden City - the largest and the most intact imperial palace complex of the Ming and Qing Courts (1368 - 1911 AD).

    The majestic Forbidden City has 9,999 rooms! Which are the most essential and interesting parts? The veteran itinerary designer carefully selects the top 10 palaces for you, including major ones on the traditional central axis, and some special chambers on the east and west wings.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
    After 1.5 hours driving, you will arrive at the Mutianyu Great Wall, which is the best preserved and most popular section among all in Beijing. The itinerary designer smartly choose afternoon to visit the Wall to avoid the crowds, and you’ll have at least 2.5 hours to visit the wall and take some nice photos.
    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
    On the way back to downtown, drive by the national stadium, also known as the bird's nest, which is the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. You’ll have a short stop here to appreciate its exterior appearance and take some photos.

    Pass By: Nanluoguxiang, Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    Then drive by the bustling Nanluoguxiang Hutong, which is the typical representative of real life in Beijing with various local food stalls, souvenir shops, cafes and pubs. If you are interested, you can explore it at your own pace and return to the hotel by yourself. Your guide will be glad to offer you suggestions on how to get back to your hotel.

    If you prefer not to tour the Hutong area, your guide will escort you back to the hotel after dropping the others off there.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Temple of Heaven, Hutong Alleys, Lama Temple & Summer Palace

    Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
    In the morning, the guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel on time and continue your Beijing group tour to the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors worshiped the God of Heaven for good harvest in ancient times. Now it turns out to be a big park where you can see local people doing exercise and more recreational activities.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
    Next continue your tour to Beijing Hutong. There you will take a rickshaw to go through the old alleys and pay a visit to a Hutong family to see how the old Beijingers live. There are many popular restaurants, cafes and local food stores in the area. It should be a good chance to taste the local food if you want to have a try. Your guide will offer you suggestions. After lunch, you could stroll around Houhai Lake and explore more of the Hutong area.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China
    Lama Temple, also known as Yonghe Lamasery is a beautiful old temple in the center of Beijing. It was initially built in 1694 as the residence Emperor Yongzheng when he was just a prince. Now it is considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
    An about 30-minute drive will take you to the Summer Palace, which is reputed as the museum of ancient royal gardens. Your expert guide will show you around. Centered upon Wanshou Mountain and Kunming Lake, the Summer Palace boasts a perfect combination of natural landscape and royal garden. It is a fantastic resort for travelers to admire the peaceful landscapes and magnificent architectures.

    After that, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Regent Beijing, 99 Jin Bao Jie, Dong Dan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100005
    2: Jinmao Beijing Westin Hotel Weisi Tingbafang, 7 Dong San Huan Bei Lu, San Yuan Qiao, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100027
    3: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central, 18 Xuanwai Street Xicheng District, Beijing, 北京市 China, 118305
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from anywhere within the 3rd ring road of Beijing
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 3rd Ring Road of Beijing City. An additional transfer fee will be incurred if your hotel is outside the above mentioned area.
    • Please carry your valid passport on the day of travel
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • This supplier also offers 1-day mini group tour and multi-day tours. Please search the supplier's name to check its tour list.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-7493P10

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