Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour


From £52.00
Location: Beijing, China
Rating: based on 40 reviews

If your time in Beijing is short, take this full-day tour to see all the essential sights: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. You’ll see why the capital of the People’s Republic of China continues to be a historic center of power, culture and wealth today.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Comprehensive tour by air-conditioned bus/coach
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Your sightseeing day tour of Beijing’s essential sights starts at Tiananmen Square, with an overview of China’s communist history. You’ll tour the grounds and see Tiananmen’s vast array of halls and monuments.

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.

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.


Departure Point: Tour departs from your Beijing city hotels.

Departure Time: 7.30am – Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions –
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.

Return Details: Returns to original departure point

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The tour was a great experience, and I never worried that I would not be taken care of. My tour guide Thomas called the day prior to confirm pickup, and he was prompt to meet me in the lobby. He spoke very good English and gave great information the entire time. The only drawback to the tour was the lunch, which was obviously an agreement with the “restaurant” to feed us mass-produced and typical Chinese food then leave us in the shops to spend money for about 30 minutes. This and stopping at the jade and silk manufacturers took extra time and were obviously agreements to bring tourists in to buy souvenirs. I’d have preferred to stick with just the sights I wanted to see. Otherwise, a great tour and well worth the money paid!

Reviewed by: Teresa R



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