Beijing Tours

Beijing is one of the most dynamic and interesting cities in the world by any standards. Host city for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the 2022 Winter Olympic Games (the first city to ever host both the summer and winter Olympics), Beijing has undergone an unprecedented and amazing transformation over the past few years, with ancient landmarks now sitting side-by-side with the most modern architecture found anywhere in the world. From the Bird’s Nest to the Water Cube and the CCTV Tower, Beijing is filled with incredible new buildings in addition to its ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beijing Discovery Tours has the localized knowledge to make sure that you see the best that incredible Beijing has to offer, from the Forbidden City and the Great Wall to lesser-known but equally historic temples and other important cultural landmarks. Contact us with your questions or comments, and we will do our best to ensure that you have a great time when you visit the ancient yet modern capital of China. These are only sample tours and activities for your reference - you can choose these tours, tailor your own according to your own schedule, or let us recommend a tour schedule for you that fits your time and what you want to see.

Beijing Tour Tian'anmen Square







#DT1: Forbidden City - Tian’anmen Square - The Ming Tombs - Great Wall of China at Juyongguan

If you only have one day in Beijing, this is the tour that you want, where you can see the absolute must-see sites of China’s capital city. You will be able to walk upon the legendary Great Wall of China, see the historic tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors, visit the ancient seat of power for all of China at the Forbidden City (also known as the Palace Museum), and take a walk through historic Tian’anmen Square. Includes your personal English-speaking tour guide, lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation with a professional driver.

Cost: 1 person: 1800 CNY / US$299; 2 people: 1200 CNY / US$199 per person; 3 - 4 people: 980 CNY / US$164 per person; 5 - 6 people: 890 CNY / US$149 per person; 7 - 8 people: 810 CNY / US$135 per person; 9 - 10 people: 760 CNY / US$127 per person; 10+ people: 690 CNY / US$115 per person.

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Beijing Tours Temple of Heaven






#DT2: Tian'anmen Square - Forbidden City - Summer Palace - Temple of Heaven - Acrobatics Show

A busy full-day tour that will show you the main highlights of the city of Beijing in one amazing day. We’ll pick you up at your hotel around 8:30 a.m., take you back to your hotel to freshen up around 5:30 p.m. if time allows, pick you up again at 6:30 p.m. for the Acrobatics Show and then back to the hotel again at around 9:15 p.m. Includes your personal English-speaking tour guide, lunch, all entrance fees and private transportation with a professional driver. (You can substitute the Legend of Kung Fu show or Beijing Opera in place of the Acrobatics show for the same price.)

Cost: 1 person: 1800 CNY / US$299; 2 people: 998 CNY / US$167 per person; 3 people: 710 CNY / US$119 per person; 4 - 5 people: 610 CNY / US$102 per person; 6 - 9 people: 535 CNY / US$89 per person; 10+ people: 460 CNY / US$77 per person.

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Beijing Tour Giant Pandas


#DT3: Tian'anmen Square - Forbidden City - Beijing Zoo Panda House Tour

A bit more relaxed and shorter but still full-day tour that includes a visit to the Giant Pandas exhibit at the Beijing Zoo. We’ll pick you up at your hotel around 9 a.m. and have you back around 4 p.m. Includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fees and private transportation with a professional driver.

 Cost: 1 person: 1580 CNY / US$264; 2 people: 890 CNY / US$148 per person; 3 people: 680 CNY / US$113 per person; 4 - 5 people: 500 CNY / US$83 per person; 6 - 9 people: 420 CNY / US$70 per person; 10+ people: 345 CNY / US$58 

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Beijing Tours Forbidden City Gate





#DT4: Tian'anmen Square - Forbidden City - Hutong Rickshaw Tour

A full-day tour that takes you through the centuries old heart of Beijing and its unique hutongs (alleyways) that have housed residents for hundreds of years. Includes your English-speaking tour guide, lunch with a local family, visit to a local kindergarten, entrance fees and private transportation (including the rickshaw/pedicab).

Cost: 1 person: 1580 CNY / US$264; 2 people: 890 CNY / US$148 per person; 3 people: 680 CNY / US$113 per person; 4 - 5 people: 535 CNY / US$89 per person; 6 - 9 people: 460 CNY / US$77 per person; 10+ people: 385 CNY / US$64 per person.  

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Half-day Beijing Forbidden City Tour



#DT5: (Half-day) Tian'anmen Square - Forbidden City Tour

A half-day tour of the very heart of ancient Beijing and all of China. Morning tour: 9 a.m. pickup and 12 p.m. return. Afternoon tour: 1 p.m. pickup and 4 p.m. return. Includes your personal English-speaking tour guide, entrance tickets, and private transportation with a professional driver.

Cost: 1 person: 1200 CNY / US$199; 2 people: 740 CNY / US$124 per person; 3 people: 485 CNY / US$81 per person; 4 - 5 people: 385 CNY / US$64 per person; 6 - 9 people: 305 CNY / US$51 per person; 10+ people: 230 CNY / US$38.

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Beijing Tour Ming Tombs








#DT6: Badaling or Juyongguan Great Wall - Ming Tombs - Kung Fu (Gong Fu) Show

A full day tour that takes you to either Badaling or Juyongguan (we recommend Juyongguan as it is less crowded) and the nearby Ming Tombs, then finish off the evening with the amazing Legend of Kung Fu show. We will pick you up around 8:30 a.m. and have you back at your hotel around 5:30 p.m., if there is time, to freshen up a bit before we pick you up again at 6:30 p.m. for the Kung Fu show. Includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fees and private transportation with a professional driver. (You can also substitute the Acrobatics or Beijing Opera Show for the same price.)

Cost: 1 person: 1800 CNY / US$299; 2 people: 980 CNY / US$164 per person; 3 people: 750 CNY / US$125 per person; 4 - 5 people: 650 CNY / US$109 per person; 6 - 9 people: 575 CNY / US$96 per person; 10+ people: 500 CNY / US$84 per person.

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Beijing Great Wall of China Tour






#DT7: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Badaling or Juyongguan Great Wall - Acrobatics Show Tour

A full-day tour that starts in the center of Beijing, takes you to the Great Wall, then finishes off the evening with an incredible acrobatics show. We’ll pick you up at your hotel around 8:30 a.m., back to your hotel to freshen up around 5:30 p.m. if there is time, and pick you up again at 6:30 p.m. for the show. Return to your hotel at 9:15 p.m. Includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fees and private transportation. (Can substitute Kung Fu or Beijing Opera show, same price.)

Cost: 1 person: 1800 CNY / US$299; 2 people: 995 CNY / US$166 per person; 3 people: 790 CNY / US$132 per person; 4 - 5 people: 690 CNY / US$115 per person; 6 - 9 people: 615 CNY / US$103 per person; 10+ people: 535 CNY / US$89 per person.

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Beijing 1-day Tour


#DT8: Hutong Rickshaw Tour of Old Beijing- Xiushui (Silk) Market Tour

A full-day tour with a rickshaw (pedicab) ride through the ancient alleyways of Beijing, tea and a visit with a hutong-dwelling family, then shopping at the world famous Silk Market after lunch. We will pick you up at your hotel around 9:30 a.m. and have you back at your hotel by 4:30 p.m. Includes English-speaking tour guide, rickshaw/pedicab ticket, lunch and private transportation with a professional driver.

Cost: 1 person: 1200 CNY / US$299; 2 people: 740 CNY / US$124 per person; 3 people: 560 CNY / US$94; 4 - 5 people: 460 CNY / US$77 per person; 6 - 9 people: 385 CNY / US$64 per person; 10+ people: 310 CNY / US$52 per person.

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Rickshaw Hutong Beijing Tour




#DT9: (Half-day Tour) Rickshaw Hutong Tour of Old Beijing

This is a fun half-day tour by rickshaw (pedicab) around the centuries-old alleyways of old Beijing with visits to the Bell Tower and some other historic spots along the way. Includes tea in the hutong home of a local family. Morning or afternoon; we’ll pick you up at your hotel at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. and have you back around 4 hours later. Includes English-speaking tour guide, rickshaw/pedicab fee and private transportation with a professional driver.

Cost: 1 person: 1200 CNY / US$199; 2 people: 700 CNY / US$117 per person; 3 people: 560 CNY / US$94 per person; 4 - 5 people: 460 CNY / US$77 per person; 6 - 9 people: 385 CNY / US$64 per person; 10+ people: 310 CNY / US$52 per person.

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Beijing 1-day Tour Yonghegong Lama Temple

#DT10: Lama Temple - Beijing Zoo - Summer Palace Tour

A full-day tour that will take you to the historic Yonghegong (Lama Temple), where you’ll feel like you’re in the countryside despite being in the middle of a busy business district just off the 2nd ring road in Beijing. Enjoy the Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo and the always cool Summer Palace to end the day. We’ll pick you up at your hotel around 9 a.m. and have you back at your hotel around 4:30 p.m. Includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fees and private transportation with a professional driver.

Cost: 1 person: 1580 CNY / US$263; 2 people: 815 CNY / US$136 per person; 3 people: 635 CNY / US$106 per person; 4 - 5 people: 535 CNY / US$89 per person; 6 - 9 people: 460 CNY / US$77 per person; 10+ people: 385 CNY / US$64 per person. 

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1-day Beijing Tour





#DT11: Peking Man Site (Zhoukoudian) - Marco Polo Bridge - Stone Flower Cave

Although the actual skull has been lost to history, it is still interesting to view the former home of one of modern man’s earliest ancestors and the drive well outside of Beijing is interesting in showing just how large Beijing truly is. The Marco Polo Bridge may or may not have been crossed by the controversial traveler, but it has been in use for nearly 800 years and is well worth seeing. Stone Flower Cave is one of the largest in China and cool temperature-wise to visit year-round. Get an early start with an 8:00 a.m. pickup at your hotel and we’ll have you back at around 5:30 p.m. Includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fees and private transportation with a professional driver.

Cost: 1 person: 2250 CNY / US$376; 2 people: 1600 CNY / US$268 per person; 3 people: 1135 CNY / US$190 per person; 4 - 5 people: 1035 CNY / US$173 per person; 6 - 9 people: 775 CNY / US$130 per person; 10+ people: 690 CNY / US$115 per person. 

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Beijing 1-day Great Wall Tour




#DT12: Simatai Great Wall (full day of exploring along the Great Wall of China) (for other Great Wall tours please click here)

Simatai is one of the Great Wall’s most spectacular locations, with the Wall running along steep ridges that will have you wondering how they ever built the thing in the first place. Great views of ancient watchtowers and the surrounding countryside, but be prepared for a workout as some of the climbing is very steep and physically demanding.  We’ll pick you up at 8 a.m. at your hotel and have you back around 5:30 p.m. Includes tour guide, lunch, entrance fee and private transportation.

Cost: 1 person: 1280 CNY / US$214; 2 people: 825 CNY / US$138 per person; 3 people: 800 CNY / US$134 per person; 4 - 5 people: 760 CNY / US$127 per person; 6 - 9 people: 640 CNY / US$107 per person; 10+ people: 590 CNY / US$99 per person.

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Beijing Tours Ming Tombs




#DT13: Mutianyu Great Wall of China - Sacred Way - Ming Tombs Tour (for other Great Wall tours please click here)

Explore one of the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall of China and visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Dynasty Tombs. 8:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel and return around 5:00 p.m. Includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fees and private transportation with a professional driver.

Cost: 1 person: 1800 CNY / US$299; 2 people: 980 CNY / US$163 per person; 3 - 5 people: 690 CNY / US$115 per person; 6 - 9 people: 525 CNY / US$88 per person; 10+ people: 490 CNY / US$82 per person.  

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Beijing Great Wall 1-day Tour

 
#DT14: (Half-day Tour) Mutianyu Great Wall Tour (for other Great Wall tours please click here)

A half-day visit to this incredibly photogenic section of the Great Wall. Morning or afternoon, we’ll either pick you up at 9:30 a.m. and have you back at your hotel around 1:30 p.m. or we can pick you up at 1:30 p.m. and return you to your hotel at 5:30 p.m. Includes English-speaking tour guide, entrance fee and private transportation with a professional driver (no meals provided).

Cost: 1 person: 1500 CNY / US$249; 2 people: 800 CNY / US$133 per person; 3 - 5 people: 650 CNY / US$109 per person; 6 - 9 people: 535 CNY / US$89 per person; 10+ people: 460 CNY / US$77 per person. 

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1-day Beijing Great Wall Tour

 
#DT15: (Half-day Tour) Badaling or Juyongguan Great Wall of China Tour (for other Great Wall tours please click here)

A half-day tour to one of the two most accessible sections of the Great Wall from Beijing; both have spectacular views as the Wall stretches out as far as the eye can see. Morning or afternoon; we will pick you up at your hotel at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. and have you back around 4 hours later. Includes private English-speaking tour guide, entrance fee and private transportation with a professional driver (no meals).

Cost: 1 person: 1500 CNY / US$249; 2 people: 800 CNY / US$133 per person; 3 people: 600 CNY / US$100 per person; 4 - 5 people: 535 CNY / US$89 per person ; 6 - 9 people: 460 CNY / US$77 per person; 10+ people: 395 CNY / US$66 per person.

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Beijing Xi'an Terracotta Army Tour






#XT1: One Day Beijing - Xi'an/Terracotta Warriors - Beijing Tour

From Beijing, Shanghai or just about any other city in China, we can still get you there to see the world-famous Terracotta Warriors with our popular one-day Xi'an tour. 

Day 1: Flight to Xi'an - Big Wild Goose Pagoda or Xi'an City Wall - Terracotta Warriors

Upon arrival in Xi'an around 10:00 a.m., your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the Xi'an airport just as you come out of the arrivals gate and take you by private car with a professional driver to see your choice of the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 A.D., or to climb up on the centuries-old Xi'an City Wall. Great views over the city of Xi'an await those who make it to the top of the ancient pagoda or the city wall. We will treat you to a nice lunch of the local Xi'an cuisine, then it is off to see the legendary and internationally renowned Terracotta Warriors, or we may start off in the morning with the Terracotta Army, it will be your choice of what to see first. You will have plenty of time to check out these amazing historic sites before your tour guide escorts you back to the Xi'an airport and gets you checked in to catch your evening flight back to Beijing or other city. 

Cost: 1 person: 1580 CNY / US$268; 2 people: 980 CNY / US$166 per person; 3 - 5 people: 885 CNY / US$148 per person; 6 - 9 people: 675 CNY / US$113 per person; 10+ people: 608 CNY / US$102 per person.
Includes airport transfers in Xi'an, private van transportation, entrance tickets, your English-speaking tour guide and lunch. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation customized tour itinerary and our best price quotation. 


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