Experience the most famous places of interest in Beijing in the 1-day layover efficient tour, accompany by a very knowledgeable tour guide. In this private tour, you will hike up to one of the most famous Great Wall section: Mutianyu and visit Tian'anmen Square, wander in the largest imperial palace: Forbidden City.

Transportation between attractions and the Capital Airport will be air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver.


  • 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 world's largest public square: Tian'anmen Square;

  • Visit the Largest Imperial Palace in the world: Forbidden City;


Day 1Private Layover Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

You will be picked up at Beijing Capital Airport Arrival Exit meeting point ( KFC in Terminal 2 or Starbucks in Terminal 3) by your assigned English speaking tour guide. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will be ready for you to explore Beijing highlights.

It takes around 1.5-hour drive to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which is less crowded section. 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 sections exploring the Watch Towers and marveling at the construction and beauty of the renown and legendary Wall. Then you will have the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came with cable car.

You will enjoy a delicious lunch at the local Chinese village restaurant near the Great Wall.

Your tour will continue with the visit to the Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, you will venture northward to the Tian'anmen Rostrum guarded by the enormous and portrait of Mao for all to see and what has universally been photographed all over the world.

Next, the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. You will spend 1.5 to 2 hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.

After that, your private guide and driver will take you back to Beijing airport for your next flight or your layover night hotel.

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You may choose to include the deliciously famous Peking Roast Duck Dinner and Kong Fu Show at the Red Theatre, or enjoy a wonderful Acrobatic show at Chaoyang Theatre. Please notify us if would like to take advantage of this special, exciting addition.


  • English-speaking tour guide service fee

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees

  • Lunch at the local Chinese restaurant

  • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above

  • Round trip cable car or chair lift up and toboggan down the wall

  • Airport pickup and drop off


  • Accommodations

  • Dinner

  • Gratuity to the guide and driver

  • Personal costs

Trip Notes

  • The quoted price is for 9-10 hours 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.

  • 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.

  • The chairlift up and toboggan down the wall or cable up and cable down the wall is included. If you choose to take the cable car up and toboggan down the wall it’s extra 80CNY per person you just pay on your own on the spot.

  • Forbidden City is closed every Monday except the national holidays.

  • Tour times are offered according to your layover schedule. As a guideline for the Capital airport, allow approx. 1.5-2 hours to clear immigration and customs and get the free visa at the airport before begin your tour, if you get the Chinese visa already, please leave 1 hour for to to clear immigration and customs. Check in for flights to Europe /America is at least two hours before your scheduled departure time.