Private Commune Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City Tour from Beijing


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From $273.34

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Visit Commune by the Great Wall, a section of the Wall open exclusively to the hotel residents. The Commune is a private collection of contemporary architecture designed by 12 Asian architects, and there is a private path access to an untouched portion of the Wall. You will also explore the famous Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City during this tour.


What's Included

Entrance fees

Hotel pickup and drop off

Mineral water

Professional guide

Quality lunch

What's Not Included

Gratuities (Optional)


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • No shopping tour to ensure adequate time on each sight and comfortable pace
  • Passport is needed to get into the Forbidden City, local operator needs each traveler's name and passport number to book ticket online in advance
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather condition, please dress accordingly
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

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)
Meet your guide at 8:30am and visit the gigantic Tiananmen Square, the site of some of China's most important historic moments.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Continue to the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in the world. Follow your guide on a tour of the imperial residence, which dates back to 1406 and was home to 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Commune by the Great Wall
Drive 1.5 hours to visit a private section of the Wall, accessible only by guests of the Commune by the Great Wall hotel. A private path at the Commune will lead you to a non-restored section of the epic Great Wall of China, where you'll have the rare opportunity to admire an untouched part of Chinese history. You will enjoy a delicious lunch (included) in the Terrace Lounge first.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Awesome day with Serena
Danny C, 17-08-2019
A very educational day leaving me with a better understanding of this amazing country. I had my best meal of the week - Hot Pot was delicious. Serena was able to answer my many history questions and was very knowledgeable of the sites. I especially enjoyed our family, cultural and lifestyle discussions.
I found it worth the price to be able to squeeze this itinerary in on a limited schedule. No waiting for others, no shopping excursions, meaningful discussions and we bypassed several long lines. Once in a lifetime.

Thanks Serena! Danny.
What a magnificient day and once in a lifetime opportunity.
Derik_A, 07-07-2019
Angie is the absolute best guide! We were extremely lucky to have booked this wonderful tour with Angie to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Great Wall. She gave us a great overview of both the square and the Forbidden City in the morning part of the tour. We got to pass through easily into the City and she knew all the places to avoid to not get stuck like the rest of the visitors. She also does an in-depth version of the Forbidden City which I will have to do with her the next time I'm in Beijing. The Forbidden City was magnificent but the absolute highlight was the Great Wall. Having the opportunity to be able to go the private commune part of the wall and be the only people there was amazing. My wife and I and our three kids (7, 9 and 11) were so excited and had one of our best experiences vacationing here at the Wall. Highly highly recommend. The trip included a delicious Chinese lunch at the Commune hotel restaurant and our transportation was extremely comfortable and fun. The tour should have ended back at our hotel but Angie went out of her way at the end of the trip and accompanied us to local markets so we could do some souvenir shopping. She even walked us to the subway station and helped us get home afterwards even though our hotel was only two stops away. Thank you so much for being the best tour guide and best overall tour ever Angie.
First time Visit
Mary Maureene C, 01-01-2018
Maria our tour guide was amazing. We have a 2 year old daughter who has car sickness issues. Our driver was incredible driving us to our destination, so smooth not even noticed the heavy traffic. The van was clean, spacious and comfortable (its new so it’s a plus). We have car seat for our child which was great. We went to the square and walked to the forbidden city in the morning. Highly recommended to get it out of the way less crowded in December. Pictures just doesn’t do justice to appreciate the structures of the palace. Maria was brief to the point and just gives you the interesting history of the palace. We recommended to not bring stroller for your kid but a carry on. The Commune Wall was just breathtaking and incredible. We had a amazing lunch in a nice warm restaurant. The food was incredible, we let Maria order for us, all local food. Then we hike up the wall. Definitely wear comfortable shoes and it’s great to burn off all the good food you ate. We were in the Wall for hours by ourselves no interruptions. Great photo of our family on the Great Wall with no tourist. We appreciate the original Wall with no rebuilt. We recommend this tour, it’s a hidden gem.
Best tour I’ve had (and my husband...
Jennifer M, 29-11-2017

Best tour I’ve had (and my husband and I travel a lot)! Joe was an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide and quickly became a friend. He took extra care to make the day special bc he knew we were celebrating my birthday. The Great Wall was breathtaking and we had the entire place to ourselves.

Be sure to ask for Joe Geng as your...
Melissa A, 04-09-2017

Be sure to ask for Joe Geng as your tour guide! Bruce was also very helpful at supervising the trip to make sure all went well.



I lucked out with this great trip by WikiBeijing! I had originally signed up for the tour by myself because my flight to Beijing arrived too late in the day to join a large tour. My flight was 2 hours late and the team at WikiBeijing were able to change my pickup location and timing at each site to make my day just as spectacular as I had expected. The Commune hotel is lovely to see for the beautiful buildings by the 12 different architects....the short hike to the The Great Wall passes quickly and Joe can go at any speed which is comfortable for you. The views from this VERY private section of the Great Wall make you feel like you are the first person to have discovered this site. You get to take your time taking photos since no crowds which means plenty of time for cheesy fun.



T-Square and the Forbidden City were also part of the tour and Joe did a great job of monitoring my interest level and would move on to the next site before I could get bored at any point.



I have already shared this website with all of my friends on Facebook. At this point, I have been to 53 countries in the world and this was one of the best experiences to date. Book soon before too many people find out about this hidden treasure in Beijing!





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