This amazing and worry free day trip of Beijing will take you to see all the top attractions in Beijing, including Great Wall of Mutianyu, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City. An authentic Chinese lunch, attraction entrance fee, cable car or toboggan fee on the Great Wall, private guide and transfer service are all inclusive!
Forbidden City ticket
Great Wall ticket
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Round trip cable car or toboggan in Great Wall
What's Not Included
ADULT: Age: 0 - 99
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Specialized infant seats are available
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your attraction ticket in advance)
Please wear comfortable shoes
Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
We will see the biggest square in the world
Admission Ticket Free
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
The imperial palace for twenty-four emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Spend a couple hours to wander around this amazing palace complex (surrounded by a 52-meter-wide moat and a 10-meter-high wall are more than 8,700 rooms).
Admission Ticket Included
Mutianyu Great Wall
Explore the ancient Mutianyu section of the wall and ascend Ming Dynasty watchtowers for panoramic vistas of the spectacular surrounding scenery.
Admission Ticket Included
Had a wonderful time and tour. Very attentive, professional, kind and friendly. Extremely knowledgeable and accommodating and made the day beyond enjoyable! Highly recommended for those of you who would like to dive a little deeper into the rich history, culture and traditions of Beijing/China. Would gladly use again upon future visits to China :)
Ellie R, 20-09-2019
Had an amazing day thanks to Sarah! We did everything in the itinerary all in good time, sarah would take photos and give loads of information about were we visited. Well worth the money as everything is sorted for you and she knows exactly we’re to go! Great opportunity for a day in Beijing!
Exceeded all my hopes and dreams, which were quite high!
I had just one day in Beijing where I was not working and I wanted to see the top attractions with a guide who could maximize what I got out of a single day. I also wanted to be sure that the tour was legit and that I would be safe because I was traveling alone (American female) in China on a week when the US had done some things that made the Chinese very hateful toward Americans. My tour with China Sunny Tour was a wonderful bright spot and a day that I will never forget - exceeding all my hopes and dreams for the experience. Sarah is the best guide I have experienced, in travel on 5 continents over a couple of decades. She organized a day, with my input, that enabled me to divide up our day with emphasis on the areas I had the most interest and then she led us through it perfectly. She gave me several choices of what order to do things in, what type of lunch to have, which direction to walk on the Wall, how far/long to walk on the Wall, etc. She had advice to offer as well. She was willing to start earlier than the described time to help avoid heat and crowds. Apparently the crowds at The Wall have increased recently, although by going early we were able to have an uncrowded experience even though it was Saturday. I will also say that the crowds at Forbidden City (late in the day) were virtually non-existent as well. I have so many pictures that have literally no one else in them - from both The Great Wall and from Forbidden City. The car was cool, clean, and comfortable and I enjoyed learning a tremendous amount from Sarah along the drive. So much better than a bus tour with a guide with a microphone!!! Sarah is so knowledgeable, personable, interesting, and in fact at the end of the day I felt like I now have a personal friend in China. While I was with her, moving through Mutianyu and Beijing, I felt very safe and did not experience the open hostility that I experienced from the Chinese during the rest of my multi-week stay in Asia. Sarah brought joy and insulation from any outside negativity. Sarah frequently volunteered to take pictures of me (and of course would take any additional ones I requested), and her photos came out great - she knew all the best angles and locations. At Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City, Sarah helped bypass lines to make the most of our time, and took me directly to the most interesting sections and told me wonderful stories and details that were not available to me in my previous research. I will literally never forget this trip. Sarah made this once-in-a-lifetime trip ideal. There is literally nothing I would change. Do not hesitate for a minute, or feel like you need to look for other options - this is the perfect way to see these highlights of Beijing and surrounds.
An unforgettable first day in Beijing
Sarah made my first day in Beijing a wonderful day that I will always remember. If I ever return to to Beijing (which I hope I will!) I will be booking a tour in with her straight away. She is warm, friendly, speaks excellent English and could answer all my questions, which is just one example of her extensive knowledge of Beijing and Chinese culture.
My flight into Beijing was delayed by 4.5 hours (and I was doing the tour upon landing in Beijing). I txt and emailed Sarah and she was incredibly responsive and we planned to still do the tour, but cut out the Great Wall due to time constraints.
Sarah picked me up from the hotel on time and arranged a driver with a very clean car. She took me to have lunch before sightseeing since I had just stepped off a plane. We went to a local place where she ordered for me taking into account my dietary requirements (gluten free).
After a delicious and authentic lunch, we walked to Tian’anmen square (5 minutes). After walking through the square, we approached the Forbidden City and went inside. Since Sarah is a licensed tour guide, we could skip the lines for tickets and at security, making for a much more relaxed experience.
It is hard to put the Forbidden City into words, but as Sarah said, it is important to see and do well, because it is such a pivotal point in Chinese culture. It was stunning and Sarah answered all my questions very well. She also knows all the good spots for a photo and will take them for you.
My favourite parts of the Forbidden City were down the back: the living quarters for the concubines, while less grand than the front - it feels more like a village, and the imperial garden - I loved its use of rock and coral. Sarah took me a to beautiful museum shop in the garden too.
After waking through the square and spending 3 hours in the Forbidden City (which is the size of a city, so don’t rush it!) I feel I have had the most exciting and stunning introduction to Chinese culture and history. And that is due to Sarah’s desire to give a tour with integrity. She does not rush through the sites and treats them with respect.
The Forbidden City was not very crowded at all and we could move around easily, due to it being winter, which made it more magical - just wrap up warm!
In summary, the tour is magical. Sarah is the best tour guide I’ve ever had and I will always remember my time with her!
Sarah is well informed, articulate and fun.
Sarah is a fantastic tour guide of Beijing and during our tour shared her extensive knowledge about the city and all the places we visited. She is charming, good sense of humour, accommodating and really understands and willing to share her wisdom re the city of Beijing. Her English is great and conversation is easy.
Our two day tour included
- Day 1: Temple of Heaven - Sarah took us there first thing in the morning as this is when the place is most active especially with retirees who are exercising, dancing, singing and even acrobatics on bars – it was great to see local lifestyle & a buzzing atmosphere. Tip is to go there first.
- Day 1: Tiananmen Square -Sarah asked us if we would like to see Chairman Mao mausoleum as he was being moved to his birth city and it was one of the last chances to visit. She kindly minded our bags whilst we went through security even though she had to stand in the hot sun waiting for us but she did so with no complaint.
- Day 1: Forbidden City - Sarah shared a full history with us and every question we asked, she knew the answer to – she has such a breadth and depth of knowledge of a really outstanding tour guide. Please note Forbidden City was much bigger than imagined as we thought we were almost through and we were only actually about a third of the way through - be prepared to walk a lot. Sarah was very patient with us especially as we found it hot and she was always willing to take a break.
- Day 1: Summer Palace – it is near a beautiful lake and although we were a little tired, Sarah kept us entertained with all the history and entranced with the Dragon Lady’s role in history and took us on a boat ride across the lake back to the car. Tip is maybe to do Summer Palace on a separate day on city tour as the day was full on – about 17+km of walking.
-Day 2: Great Wall - Mutianyu section – Sarah took us to this less busy section (many of the Chinese go to Badaling as based on an historical Chinese poem/advice where each Chinese person should visit Badaling once in a lifetime). Sarah arranged for cable car trip. Please note you have two choices to visit wall: a gondola goes to higher section on wall as return trip and second choice is a two seater chairlift return or chairlift one way and toboggan down to a slightly lower section of the wall. Sarah kindly showed us the map and gave us the choice of which one we wanted.
Day 2: Ming Tombs – Sarah took us about an hour away to Ming Tombs.
On both days, Sarah recommended great restaurants for lunch and the food turned out to be delicious and easily ordered with some English on the menus. Anything we did not understand, Sarah was always willing to translate or explain. <
Sarah gave a wonderful and enjoyable tour tailored to all our specific requests. She even met us the afternoon we had arrived as we wanted to go to Kungfu show the first night before the tour. She pre-bought our tickets and even improved on the class of ticket we requested. She came to the hotel and came with us in the cab to the show – as we were early due to abnormal lack of traffic, she took us to a place to eat and then showed us into the theatre personally ensuring we were ok. She went above and beyond as this was not part of our tour. She recommended restaurants to us to eat as we stayed at Hilton Wanfujing and right next door was a shopping centre with floors 6&7 full of reasonably priced restaurants. We would never have known it was there if she had not told us.
We very highly recommend Sarah as a private tour guide (although she is experienced with larger groups as well) as she is well informed, calm, accommodating and very fluent in English. She made our time in Beijing easy, enjoyable, informative and memorable. If in Beijing call Sarah Zheng aka China Sunny Tours
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