Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City

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From $200.54

26 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This full day tour in Beijing will enable you to experience the most attractive historical sites: Great Wall at Mutianyu, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. As you head to the Mutianyu Great Wall, you will make a short stop at the iconic "Birds's Nest" for photos. The entire tour will be set at your preferred pace without any rush. You will have your own guide and private vehicle with no hidden charge and no souvenir shopping stops.

What's Included

Bottled water

Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan ticket

Entrance fee

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)


Private guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Additional Museum tickets inside the Forbidden city


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Niaochao National Stadium
On this private tour, get to know the places that interest you the most. Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, then begin to head over to the Great Wall at Mutianyu.

If time allows while on your way to The Mutianyu Great Wall, you will be able to stop and take photos at the iconic "Bird's Nest". This is the Beijing National Stadium, which had hosted many spectacular events, including the famous 2008 Summer Olympics.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mutianyu Great Wall
Once you arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall, you’ll enjoy a peaceful experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides that look north toward Mongolia. The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) on the remnants of a Wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Reconstruction took place under the supervision of Xu Da, one of the founding generals of the Ming Dynasty, who was responsible for building a Wall from Shanhaiguan in the east to as far as Mutianyu.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
Stop at a local restaurant in the Huairou district, famous for their chestnuts, mushrooms, and trout. Here, you will have various choices of countryside style of cuisine as your lunch.

Head back to Beijing City to explore Tian'anmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City.

• Admission Ticket Free

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Forbidden City, a 250-acre (101-ha.) complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions, and gardens that served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
Stroll around the courtyards and halls of the Forbidden city with your tour guide, and learn the histories and stories about this massive palace. You will visit these buildings inside the Forbidden City.

Hall of Great Harmony where the emperor handle states affairs. Hall of Central Harmony and Hall of Compete Harmony.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Palace of Heavenly Purity
Then continue to check out the living quarters in the palace: Hall of Union, Hall Heavenly Purity, and Hall of Earthly Tranquillity.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Your tour of the Forbidden city will end at the Imperial Garden, then you will exit the Forbidden city from the north Gate.

Your guide will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Our experience at the Great Wall, Tiananmen square and forbidden city!
Shivani J, 08-01-2020
We were picked up by 9am on the dot by our tour guide Becky and our driver. We had the choice of where we wanted to go first and how we wanted our day to be. We chose to do the square and city first and then make our way to the wall.

Our experience was amazing! Could not fault the service at all. Becky was an amazing tour guide, very helpful, friendly. Spoke English Incredibly well so we understood everything.

She helped us take photos, gave us advise and made us feel very comfortable. Not to forget how great our driver was. He drove safely and managed to get us everywhere with enough time to look around.

Also January is a great time to come. Everything was not busy and we could look around in peace.

Would definitely recommend!!!
Beijing was HOT HOT HOT, but Jimmy was cool cool cool
Matilda C, 31-07-2019
Jimmy guided us to the Great Wall (GW), Tian An Men Square (TAMS), and the Forbidden City (FC).
We, in some masochistic way, just had to visit these places in summer. Well, we decided on a guided tour to get the best out of each attraction with as little time travelling, bumbling around and wasting of time, as possible. Indeed Jimmy from Private Day Tour, knew his stuff. He actually suggested to set off 1/2 hour earlier to beat the heat as well as the crowds. We followed his idea, turned in earlier the night before, met him at 7am. The road trip to the GW was fairly easy, and at the GW, we got onto the ski lift very quickly. We were on the wall, and walked for about 500m or so as Jimmy shared snippets of its history, construction and description. We were under no pressure to walk long distances as he allowed us to rest when we wanted, particularly at the mid-wall battlements in which the shade created a wind tunnel effect, which really helped.
He next brought us to a local local Beijing noodle restaurant, complete with antique furniture and florescent lighting for our lunch. The lunch was filling and a welcome break. Beijingers eat huge bowls of everything!
We next took a short ride to TAMS, which would lead to the FC.
TAMS is a gigantic heat sink. No trees. No shade. Nothing to provide any protection from the harsh summer sun. Jimmy did warn us to bring our sunnies, hats and insisted on hand carrying large bottles of water. Again Jimmy was full of information about the well known site and the buildings surrounding it.
To us the highlight was the FC. Jimmy tied in the tour with frequent references to Bertolucci's The Last Emperor which made the visit more personal and meaningful as we recognised many of the structures and rooms, which were used in the filming. Of course there was a significance because each location had a purpose to it, eg, the Throne Room in which the Empress Dowager met Puyi for the first time, the various terraces where the young boy Emperor played, and the private quarters of the Empress Dowager.
The FC is huge, and the large open spaces, again, treeless. Again, Jimmy did not push us beyond what we could bear in terms of pace. We rested when we needed, for as long as we needed.
There was never a dull moment with Jimmy.
We had no regrets booking the tour and Jimmy made the trip worth while. He understood and made adjustments to our needs, in particular, in the heat of summer, and we can honestly say that our day was very well spent.Re
Could not have asked for anything more!
BryseTho, 10-06-2019
Anson provided a great day of structure and was very knowledgeable about each location. He did a great job of explaining the history mixed in with enough free time to explore. 5/5 would recommend!!
Anson was the best tour guide
brendanpapz, 31-05-2019
Anson was super insightful and gave a lot of history on The Great Wall and China. He also knew so many interesting facts about Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. He made the entire day very enjoyable.
Best Tour Guide: Anson
fannydeee, 25-05-2019
The tour of the great wall, tiananmen square and the forbidden city wouldn’t have been as great as it was if we hadn’t had Anson as our tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about chinese history and my friends and i learned a lot from him. He was able to watch over the group and went above and beyond to make sure everyone’s needs were met. Overall, the experience was amazing :)

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