- Hike a stretch of the incredible Great Wall of China
- Insider’s view of Tiananmen Square
- Skip the queues at the Forbidden City
This thrilling Beijing experience takes you to several of the city’s must-visit sites, with a private tour guide escorting you all the way in a comfortable car. You’ll begin at the stunning Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public squares and a site of incredible importance to Chinese history and culture. You’ll see the huge portrait of Chairman Mao hanging from the Gate of Heavenly Peace, hear stories about the square’s past and its architecture, before moving into the Forbidden City. The imperial palace was the seat of Chinese politics for over 500 years, and the treasures housed within its many ancient buildings are priceless. Not only will you visit 10 carefully-selected sites in the city, more than most tour groups, but with this gift experience you’ll also skip the long queues for tickets.
Following lunch (included), you’ll drive to Mutianyu, and one of the best-preserved parts of the legendary Great Wall, which has spectacular views and sees fewer visitors. To save time, and energy, you’ll be transported up and down the Wall by cable car instead of climbing the steps. A two-hour walk between the 14th and 23rd watchtowers, often referred to as “the Golden Route”, will let you appreciate this truly remarkable feat of architecture, said to be the only manmade structure visible from space. Refreshments are provided after your walk, following which you’ll be returned to your hotel. A truly unforgettable, and highly-convenient, introduction to the unmissable visits of Beijing.