Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour including Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
From Tiananmen Square it's a short walk to the Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace Museum. The history of every dynasty is represented in four palatial halls, plus antiques and treasures from China's thousands of years of history. Inside of the Forbidden City, you will see both Gate of Heavenly Purity and Palace of Heavenly Purity.
After a stop for lunch you will visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall, one of the best preserved sections of this 2,000-year-old architectural wonder. You will be able to climb the Great Wall and take in the panoramic views from the top.
The day tour also includes a stop at the famous Longdi Jade Factory where you can shop for beautiful bargains, and a stop at Silk Store.
- Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
- If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:30AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)
- Deluxe air-conditioned coach/min-van
- English-speaking tour guide
- Chinese style lunch
- Entry/Admission - The Great Wall at Badaling
- Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Zoe, our tour guide was the best. Very fluent in English and very experienced and knowledgable. She was a blast and kept us together several times enjoying the sights while she went and stood in lines to get us tickets. Really made for a pleasant time and we were all pals by the end of the day. Really glad to see the sights we did on this tour and we used the tram to go up/down the Great Wall. Very cool
I am very disappointed that this expensive tour also included a very suspicious tea ceremony leaving me dizzy and confused, followed by persuasive selling of highly overpriced tea. "Free lunch" at Jade factory was unfortunately also included. Was picked up by friendly, English-speaking guide at my hotel. Guiding at Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square was excellent.
Our guide was excellent in her English it was a great history lesson and Unforgettable experience to see the Great Wall in all its history to see Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City and all the aspirations of the first emperor it was wonderful
This was our first tour in China and our tour guide did NOT disappoint. Our day was WONDERFUL and we have seen/experienced a LOT OF NICE THINGS :- Our guide was helpful and informative. He showed up on time and was friendly. This tour is well/fairly priced and SHOULD NOT BE MISSED!!!
For the price, this tour was very accommodating. However, we were under the impression that the tour of the silk factory and jade factory would be more of an educational experience, but really it was just a moment to be haggled into buying something. The forbidden city and great wall were both breathtaking structures, Tiananmen square was closed when we were there so we went to a tea house instead. After we sampled different kinds of tea, of course that became another haggle fest as well. Overall, the tour was fine, I just didn't appreciate the sales people pressuring you into buying something as soon as you walked in the door.
I booked a group tour, but was the only one. No one informed me I would be the only one. Plus they did not make any effort into picking me up from my hotel since I was the only one. The tour guide was very hurried and has a very strong accent which is hard to understand. The jade factory felt like a tourist trap to purchase something. They didn't adjust the time schedule and I ended up at lunch at 10:30 eating by myself with no one else in the restaurant. We made a stop at a tea house which was not included in the tour. I felt uncomfortable because I was the only one and no one knew about this stop. Again, the business owner tried to pressured me into making a purchase. Would not recommend.
Rushed through Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in order to get us to a shop selling Jade products. Lunch was very western-style at the Jade gallery and ridiculously early. We had to pay extra to get the cable car up to the Great Wall, and had to wait for another group to show up in order to get our tickets. We then finished the day with a visit to a tea-house where we were expected to buy overpriced tea. The guide was very friendly and helpful though.