Skip-The-Line Private Layover Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City

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From $208.00

11 reviews   (4.82)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


If you have more than 10 hours here and don't want to waste time at the airport, this a great Choice. Enjoy priority access to the Great Wall and Forbidden City with a pre-booked ticket, learn about the ancient history, culture and traditions, have a nice local lunch. Pickup and drop-off according to your flight schedule at Beijing International Airport, lunch and entrance fees are inclusive.

What's Included

Airport pick up and drop off

Bottled water

Entrance fees


Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Cablce car or ski lift with toboggan tickets


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons,please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • If you land at Terminal 1 or 2, your guide will wait 90-minutes after your flight arrive. If Terminal 3, your tour guide will wait 2 hours after your flight arrive. if you can not arrive the meeting point on time please contact your local operator in adva
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A warm jacket or down jacket can be provided in your need
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Health QR Code is required upon arrival
  • If you choose to have different language tour guide other than English or Chinese one, please ensure to make your booking at least 3 days in advance
  • Opening time of the Forbidden City: April 1 to October 31:8:30am to 5:00pm, stop selling tickets at 4:00pm. November 1 to March 31: 8:30am to 4:30pm, stop selling ticket at 3:30pm
  • Please provide your flight details
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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

Mutianyu Great Wall
Begin your Beijing adventure with pickup at the airport according to your flight schedule. In the arrival hall, look for a private guide bearing a sign with your name on it, then transfer to a waiting vehicle with your luggage, which will be kept safe during your tour. 

Set out for the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, approximately 1.5 hours away by car. Relax in your comfortable private vehicle and listen as your guide fills you in on the history of this site.

Once you arrive, gaze up at the incredible hilltop battlements. Then, with your pre-booked ticket, travel directly to the gate rather than using the shuttle bus transfer, and enjoy fast-track access.Then choose a cable car or ski lift to the wall itself. Spend the next several hours hiking and exploring on foot. The hiking time depends on your flight arrival and departure time.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Afterward, continue to a local restaurant, taste different varieties of dishes, enjoy a glass of cold beer or soft drinks.

Then return to Beijing to explore the magnificent Forbidden City. Upon arrival, bypass the long lines and whisk directly inside with your pre-booked entrance ticket. Begin your exploration of the world's largest imperial complex, also one of the best-preserved sites in the world, Once the imperial palace for the Ming and Qing dynasties, it is now home to the Palace Museum. 

Return to the Beijing airport for drop-off in time to catch your flight.

Please Note: all travelers' names and passport numbers are required. You MUST provide your above info upon booking, in case the tickets are sold out. You MUST have your passport with you for attending this tour.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


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Excursion203265, 18-12-2019
Had a splendid day visiting city-center of Beijing. I can definitely recommend Lucy as a guide: very knowledgeable about the ancient history of the city, very open, flexible to respond to a specific request from our side (although not initially foreseen in the standard tour). Top !
Awesome Beijing Tour
RodandSusan, 06-12-2019
Had a great tour visiting Forbidden City and the Great Wall! Our guide, Yuan, was very informative and knowledgeable about the history and was able to answer all questions we had. It was so nice to have a private car to travel in and the personal interaction with Yuan. Would highly recommend this tour and Yuan as your guide!
Excellent Tour of the Great Wall and Beijing from Kelly
thelocaldetour, 03-09-2019
Booked this tour last minute, right before I hopped on the flight that had an 11 hour layover in Beijing. Kelly was the tour guide assigned to me and she was waiting at the arrivals gate with a driver. They had water and snacks ready for me and we headed straight on to the Great Wall of China - Mutinayu entrance. The drive was great and Kelly provided very interesting facts and details about the city, landmarks during the drive and the Great Wall itself. Kelly spoke great English and made me feel very comfortable and safe during the drive.

Kelly took me around the Great Wall and she purchased the tickets. We then stopped for a buffet lunch of dumplings and traditional Chinese food which was included in the tour. After this we went on to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Again here, the tour guide Kelly was very knowledgeable about the history and provided great facts and tips about both landmarks.

The driver then dropped me off at the airport with ample of time for my next fight.

I would definitely recommend this tour and request for Kelly.
Awesome TOUR!!
Joenathan_R, 28-06-2019
A+++ Satisfaction!! Had a great time on this tour. Our group really appreciate this private tour and learned alot about China and the history.
Our tour guide and the driver are great!!! I would highly recommend booking a tour with them.

I will definitely, another tour again in the future!
Thank you for such a memorable time we had in China!!
Only way to see the Great Wall
ausws, 17-03-2019
Jack our private tour Guide was brilliant , his English was 100% , he made us feel comfortable and safe the whole time, the driver he organised was great as well managing the Beijing traffic superbly. Jack's depth of Knowledge of the Wall, the Tombs and Chinese History was first class. it was a great day all round.

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