Beijing Airport to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Great Wall tour
Code: BST-05
Destination: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,Mutianyu Great Wall
Duration: about 8 hours
Price from:
Availability: Everyday except Monday, but advanced booking is required!

Duration: Around 8-10 hours

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Tour Schedule:
Picking up by our private tour guide and car in the morning. Then we will drive about 30 mins to central Beijing, where you can visit the most popular Beijing attractions-Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City. After a typical Chinese style lunch, we will drive about 1.5 hours to Great Wall at Mutianyu. It’s considered as the prettiest Great Wall section with less crowd, and mostly are foreigners. You can hike or take cable car go up and slow down by toboggan (pay on your own). That’s very cool. After 1.5 hours visit, we will transfer you back to hotel or airport.

Tour Includes:
Well-trained English-Speaking tour guide
Private air-condition car/van (New and comfortable)
Entrance fees
Free-bottled mineral water each day
Meals as listed above

Tour Excludes:
Tips to the driver and the guide (optional)
Cable car of Great Wall(USD15/pp)

Travel tips:
1. Our tour guides are all well-trained English speaking guide. They are very patient, flexible, and helpful.
2. All our car with good condition, A/C opened and seat belt.
3. No Forced Shopping: We normally arrange one or two shopping stops at each destination. At these shops you can buy real and high quality local products with a reasonable price. These shopping programs are according to your own desires.
4. No hidden cost, no travel traps.
Kind Notice:
A. The Forbidden City is open between 09:00 and 16:00. There is no closing time of Tian’anmen Square.
B. Please let us know your flight details so that we may work out the best timetable for your tour.

Beijing Airport Layover tour FAQ, Tips and things you must know:

1.What is the distance from the airport to the Great wall and how long does it take?
It depends!
To Mutianyu Great Wall is 66 km/41 miles, 1 hour’s drive.
To Juyongguan Great Wall is 61 km/38 miles, 1 hour’s drive.
To Badaling Grea Wall is 73 km/46 miles, 1.5 hours’ drive

2.How much time can I spend on the Great Wall?
Generally speaking, people stay on Great Wall for 1-1.5 hours. Most parts of the Great Wall are basically the same therefore 1.5 hours is enough time to get to know about the Great Wall and its significance. You can also hike all the way from the bottom to the top and this will take a longer time. However you can also spend longer if you wish just to take in the breathtaking scenery and to be at peace.

3.What is the distance the from airport to Forbidden City and how long does it take?
30 Km/19 miles, 40 minutes – 1 hour driving distance.

4.How much time can I stay in the Forbidden City?
Generally speaking, 1.5 hours is enough time to spend in the Forbidden City and see the main buildings inside.

5.Can I still visit Beijing without a Chinese visa on a long stopover? I heard that I can stay for 12 hours without a visa – is this true?
Foreign visitors have to carry an entry visa no matter how long they will stay and the passport must be valid for 6 months upon date of departure in the host country.
Arrival visas are only for urgent purposes and can only be obtained by an invitation letter from a local company which has to be AUTHORIZED by the MINISTRY of FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Short term visas (for stopovers) do not exist. Passengers on long stopovers who do not have the correct visas can only stay in the airport and are not allowed to leave.

6.If I am on a long stopover / transit and want to visit the Great Wall (or other attractions), can I go through immigration quickly, and what documents do I need?
Firstly, a passport with a valid entry visa is mandatory. An ‘entry card’ is then required at the immigration counter. This can be obtained on the plane and we advise that the form is filled out in flight to save time when you land.

A ‘Health Declaration Form on Entry/Exit’ is also required and this can also be obtained in flight. If you don’t receive one, please ask the flight attendant.

Finally you must collect your luggage. If you know you will stop in Beijing for a few hours, you can ask the airline to put a ‘Long Transfer’ tag on your baggage so that it gets put straight through to your next flight and saves you having to collect it and carry it around.

Please note that you can try asking a uniformed officer in the immigration area if you can skip the queues as you have limited time and really need to get to the Great Wall as soon as possible.

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