• Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 78.00 View price calendar

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See three of the top attractions in and around Beijing with a guide on this 8-hour private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off is included, as well as entrance fees, lunch, and a ticket for the round-trip cable car or toboggan ride at the Great Wall.


  • 8-hour private Beijing tour
  • See Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Enjoy the comfort of private transportation
  • Lunch and entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

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

Forbidden City

After hotel pickup in the morning by private vehicle, your tour begins with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest city squares in the world. 

On Chang'an Street, see the Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang) and the National Museum of China (formerly the National Museum of Chinese History and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution), and take a look at Chairman Mao's Mausoleum (aka Chairman Mao Memorial Hall) in the middle of the square. From the gate, walk to the Forbidden City, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed former Chinese imperial palace. A total of 24 emperors lived and ruled from here, starting with the Ming dynasty and ending with the Qing. You'll spend a couple of hours here exploring.

Then it's time for lunch, which you'll enjoy at a local restaurant for dumplings before continuing your day tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a typically less-crowded section of the Great Wall of China. After the 1.5-hour drive, you have about two hours here to hike. Take the cable car up half way to begin your walk, and then take it back down or ride the toboggan to save time and energy.

Your tour then ends with return transport to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

I have nothing but excellent marks for this Tour and the Tour guide. The sites were awesome and my tour guide Lily was fantastic! I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable person. Lily was on time and she guided me through the crowds with ease. I had already gone to another section of the Great Wall and this section is by far the better of the 2. Lily's english was perfect and I had tons of questions and she answered them all. I was traveling with a group and this was the "free day" but after spending time with Lily, I wanted to tour with her for the rest of the visit. :-) This tour will not disappoint and she even took me to a locals restaurant for lunch and the food was. . . . you guessed it, EXCELLENT! Thanks Lily for making Beijing a memorable experience for me!

Luis A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

The tour was great if you don’t have much time in China it’s perfect our guide Diane was great and very knowledgeable, and by going with the tour you skip the long lines which is great.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

If you have just one day to take a tour in Beijing, this is the one. You will hit all the big highlights. Make sure to get SHERRY! She is extremely knowledgeable. You will learn a lot about these sites, as well as the culture of China. I really appreciated that Sherry was so flexible with the schedule and was also willing to go the extra mile to help me with some additional questions I had. Make time for this tour -- you will be glad you did it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was the best tour ever! Linda was our tour guide. She was so knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. We loved the Mutianyu Great Wall less crowded, especially taking the ride down the Mutianyu Toboggan was a great bonus! Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, so beautiful and with so much history. Linda took us for lunch, and it was the best Chinese food we have ever had. We highly recommend this tour and Linda as your tour guide.

Philip K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

My guide Susan was a star! She spoke fluent English and was extremely knowledgeable about the history and back stories of all the historic places in Beijing. She was very insightful as to what I was interested in and tailored the day to far exceed my expectations. She was an absolute delight to travel with and she made the tour a blast. I highly recommend this tour and strongly suggest if you want to truly have an amazing experience-ask for Susan.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Lisa was an excellent guide. We had a fabulous day visiting Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and stoppped for a very tasty lunch en route. Lisa was very informative and very good company throughout the day. We would definitely highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Everything about this day tour was amazing! Our tour guide Ray was on time, he was highly informative and very patient with us. The pace was relaxed, the coaster was comfortable and Mutianyu was awesome. Probably the best thing about it was our lunch. Most tour meals are only sub-par but we had an excellent meal at an authentic local restaurant and the food was more than enough for our group. Viator reviews definitely got this one right.

Kamal S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Initially we were a bit worried about getting all of this done in one day, but our fears were put at ease from the onset of the day. Lilly, our tour guide called early in the morning to re-confirm pick up time and location and greeted us on time. Our driver was excellent and the vehicle was very comfortable. Along the way Lilly kept us engaged by providing a general history of the areas that we drove through on the way to the great wall. The great wall is simply spectacular and once again Lilly did a great job explaining everything to us. The lunch was probably one of the best meals we had during our entire stay in China.
Even though it was very cold, this was also a blessing in that the lines to the forbidden city and Tiananmen square were very short and also us to take our time and fully enjoy the day.
All in all this was one of the best tours we have taken on Viator and would highly recommend taking the tour with Lilly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Must Do! Was perfect when only in china for a short amount of time! May was awesome!

Naishadh B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

An absolutely fantastic choice! Made the reservation a little last-minute, but it worked out brilliantly! The tour company agreed to pick us up at our hotel, although it was outside their usual area. The guide - Joyce - was just great! She was very knowledgeable, and made sure she gave us a great tour. Due to the time of year, most places were virtually 'empty'. Since this was the private tour, we were able to adjust the schedule to fit our preference. Joyce also made sure to accommodate our dietary needs. The tour itself was just an appetizer - can't really get a proper tour of these things in one day. Nevertheless, Joyce came through. The Great Wall and the Forbidden City were simply spectacular! Tiananmen Square was closed due to some bigwigs' gathering, so we had a little extra time. Again - flexibility, and we were able to do a couple of side things that would not have been possible otherwise. All in all, well worth it and highly recommended!!

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