In this 2-days trip, you will experience the most famous places of interests of Beijing with private driver, accompany by a very knowledgeable tour guide. In this private tour, during the first day, you will visit Tian'anmen Square and wander in the largest imperial palace: Forbidden City. After lunch, we head to hutong area and discover the local pepple's life there. The tour will be end at Temple of Heaven, the largest imperial place of worship from ancient times.
On the second day, we will visit the Great Wall and Summer Palace, hike up to the Great Wall in the morning and experience the toboggan ride down from the wall. After lunch, we head to Summer Palace to see the palace and lake view of the beautiful imperial park.
Visit the world's largest public square: Tian'anmen Square;
Visit the largest imperial palace in the world: Forbidden City;
Discover the hutong area by rickshaw and get insight of the local people's life;
Visit the largest imperial place of worship: Temple of Heaven;
Visit one of the most famous and ideal sections of the Great Wall: Mutianyu Wall;
Go down the wall with the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride;
Visit the best preserved imperial park: Summer Palace;
8:00-8:30 Pick you up at the hotel lobby.
9:00 Visit Tian'anmen Square, explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take amazing pictures; you will spend a couple of hours wandering around the magnificent Forbidden City which is an amazing example of Imperial architecture, and you will learn about the history and stories of the palace.
12:00 Have lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.
13:00 Drive to Hutong (old residential area). Walk around old Beijing hutong nearby Shichahai Lake, Hutong is a Mongolian word meaning water well. At nine meters (about 30 feet) wide, it is the name given to a lane or small street that originated during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). Now they have become representatives of local culture, thus it is the first choice for people who would like to learn about the local history and culture.
14:00 Head to Temple of Heaven, the largest imperial place of worship from ancient times. This special place becomes a park where the local community utilizes this beautiful and enormous space for social activities such as singing, dancing, and Tai Chi practice.
16:00 Drive you back to hotel.
8:30- 9:00 Pick up at your hotel
10:30 Visit Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the most famous and ideal sections of the Great Wall. You will have your choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various section exploring the Watch Towers.
13:00 Lunch time, you can enjoy authentic and delicious Chinese dishes at a local restaurant.
15:00 Visit Summer Palace, a summer resort for Imperial Family Members which is considered to be the best-preserved Imperial Park.
English-speaking tour guide service fee
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Gas, toll & parking lot fees
Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above
Round trip cable car up & cable car down the wall or chair lift up & toboggan down the wall (If you want to choose the cable car up and toboggan down the wall then you have to cover the price difference as the cable car and toboggan belong to two different companies which will change more than just buy the round trip from one company)
Gratuity to the guide and driver
The quoted price is for an 8-hour tour per day. If you use more than 6 hours or less than 8 hours per day it will still be considered a full day.
Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.
Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.
For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals. If you prefer to take a lunch in a fancy restaurant or order the dishes above our budget then you can just cover the cost difference above our budget. The guide will assist you to order some dishes and you can share the lunch with the guide.
We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won’t mix you with others.
Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won’t take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.
If your hotel is located quite far from Beijing or nearby the airport, the transportation fee will be higher than the regular tour.