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As the capital of the world’s most populated country, a trip to Beijing as part of your China tour will present a mind-blowing mix of unfathomably old and sci-fi new. Inhabitants from Beijing are famous for being friendly and still partake in the traditional Chinese passion for all-things-food. For a visit to Beijing, be prepared to loosen your waistband a notch or two as you sample delicacies from the far corners of China and further afield.  Read More

179 Trips in Beijing with 104 Reviews

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  • Mutianyu Great Wall is the most beautiful and less crowded section of the Great Wall.
  • Dingling Tomb is an unique tomb because of the underground&labyrinth Palace Hall.
  • Visit the famous Olympic Statiums: Bird's Nest and the Water Cube.
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Full Day To MutianYu Great Wall & Dingling

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8 hour trekking trip in Beijing. Read More
  • Operator China Tour Net
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Transport Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 35 8 hours View Tour
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Today
Jul 24
Highlights
  • Explore The Forbidden City.
  • Visit Tian'anmen Square.
  • Explore the Temple of Heaven and the beautiful Summer Palace.
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One Day Sightseeing In Beijing!

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8 hour sightseeing trip in Beijing. Read More
  • Operator China Tour Net
  • Activities Sightseeing Tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Transport Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 45 8 hours View Tour
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Today
Jul 24
Highlights
  • Explore the Badaling section of Great Wall & Forbidden City.
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, a Kung Fu show & a Tang Dynasty music and dance performance.
  • See the Terracotta Warriors.
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China Tour: Beijing, Xian & Shanghai - No Shopping Stops

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Travel China Guide made our 8-day tour of Beijing-Xian-Shanghai worry-free! From drivers to someone just picking us up at the ...
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Highlights
  • Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.
  • Stay nearly 4 hours in Mutianyu great wall.
  • Only English-speaking travelers in the coach.
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Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour From Beijing Without Lunch

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1 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour through Beijing and Great Wall of China. Read More
  • Operator Top China Travel Active 18 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Transport Coach & Bus
  • Age Range 1 to 80 years old
From US$ 20 1 days View Tour
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Jul 26
Highlights
  • Explore the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors.
  • Cruise down the Li River.
  • View the soaring skyline of Shanghai.
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Historic China Tour - No Shopping Stops

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11 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour through Beijing, Great Wall of China, Xian and 3 other destinations in China. Read More
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Aug 8
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  • Experience the imperial life of the Forbidden City.
  • Enjoy the Badaling Great Wall.
  • Discover the world of jade at a jade carving factory.
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Beijing Highlights Full-day Coach Tour

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8 hour bus trip in Beijing. Read More
  • Operator China Highlights
  • Activities Bus tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 29 8 hours View Tour
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Jul 25
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  • Explore the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
  • Cruise on the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo.
  • Visit the Three Gorges Dam.
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Small Group Tour Of Ancient China - No Shopping Stops

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14 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour through Beijing, Xian, Guilin and 3 other destinations in China. Read More
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Aug 8
Highlights
  • Explore the Jinshanling Great Wall.
  • Marvel at the amazing sights of ancient China.
  • Experience the top highlights of Beijing.
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Jinshanling Great Wall Group Tour From Beijing

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9 hour trekking tour in Beijing. Read More
  • Operator Private Beijing Trips
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Trekking & Sightseeing Tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Transport Coach
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 88 9 hours View Tour
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Jul 25
Highlights
  • Zigzag through the ancient alleyways and hutongs of Beijing.
  • Bike along the moat of the Forbidden City for a different perspective of this former royal palace.
  • Discover the secrets and backroads in the ancient city for a real insight into the local life.
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Beijing By Bike

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5.5 hour bicycle trip in Beijing. Read More
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Highlights
  • Sample authentic Beijing snacks on the street.
  • Navigate the market with locals out for their daily shop.
  • Learn about basic Chinese cooking techniques and ingredients, and try some specialties from other regions in China.
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Beijing Foodie Walk

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3.5 hour food tour in Beijing. Read More
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  • Explore Beijing’s impressive and vast Forbidden City.
  • Visit the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.
  • Have a traditional Chinese lunch.
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Top Attractions Of Beijing City Group Tour

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8 hour sightseeing trip in Beijing. Read More
  • Operator Private Beijing Trips
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Sightseeing Tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Transport Bus
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 49 8 hours View Tour
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Tomorrow
Jul 25
Highlights
  • The historical red building.
  • A beautiful street behind the Forbidden City.
  • The palace-like library.
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Backstreet Beijing Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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6 hour walking trip in Beijing. Read More
  • Operator China Connection Tours
  • Activities Walking tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 75 6 hours View Tour
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Jul 25
Jul 26
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  • Private guide and driver for a more personalized experience.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off with private car.
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary according to your needs.
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Private Day Trip: Forbidden City And Badaling Great Wall

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8 hour adventure tour through Beijing and Forbidden City. Read More
  • Operator Travel China Guide Active 29 minutes ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Adventure
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 1 to 79 years old
From US$ 146 8 hours View Tour
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Jul 25
Jul 26
Highlights
  • Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.
  • See Royal Palace and other attractions in the Fobidden City.
  • Explore Tiananmen Square, the largest central city square in the world.
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Forbidden City & Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour

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1 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip through Beijing and Great Wall of China. Read More
  • Operator Top China Travel Active 18 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Transport Coach
  • Age Range 1 to 79 years old
From US$ 30 1 days View Tour
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Jul 25
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Beijing Tour Reviews

4.8 - Excellent Based on 104 customer reviews
Ideal tour of China Reviewed Tour: Impressions Of China - No Shopping Stops
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5 - Excellent
“Excellent well organised tour with a bit of everything, highly recommended for families and individuals”
Recommended tour company (Great tour) Reviewed Tour: Beijing & Xian Essentials - No Shopping Stops
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5 - Excellent
“We booked a private 3 day guided tour and were met at the airport by our guide Summer. The car was a clean modern saloon with plenty of room, was well stocked with bottled water and a very good driver. We stayed at the New Otani Chang Fu hotel which was a nice hotel with a Japanese influence. Summer was the perfect guide speaking great English and having a great deal of knowledge and passion about the sights we visited. Whilst not part of the package Summer recommended a restaurant for lunch one day and the food was fantastic. Summer listened to what we the clients wanted and adjusted her approach accordingly. I have visited China on many occasions with my work but never had the opportunity to do any sightseeing so to have the ability to be taken to some beautiful Chinese historical sites and be given just the right amount of background information was perfect. Would definitely recommend this tour company as the communication and organisation was perfect and the guide couldn't have been better.”
Our tour in Beijing was exceptional! Reviewed Tour: Beijing & Xian Essentials - No Shopping Stops
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5 - Excellent
“Kevin (our tour guide) met us at our hotel early and got us into our tour quickly. Kevin was an engaging and warm guide, with great knowledge of the forbidden city and Chinese history, adding lots of detail and stories to make the day exciting and informative.

We had a good trip to the Great Wall and several hours to walk the wall and spend time taking in such a magnificent modern wonder.”

Beijing - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Beijing Travel Highlights

  • The largest palace compound in the world, the Forbidden City is a maze on UNESCO buildings that the dynasties of China once called home.
  • For a more contemporary view of Beijing, head to 798 Art District.
  • The Summer Palace is an oasis away from the city. Once catering to the Emperors of China, it is now one of the most peaceful and popular must-see sights in Beijing.
  • Lama Temple is the most magnificent Buddhist temple outside of Tibet.
  • Pānjiāyuán market is the place to go for souvenir shopping. Visit on weekends for the best selection of arts and crafts.
  • The National Museum of China is a humongous space filled with treasures. There’s no better place to scrub up on your knowledge of Ancient China.
  • No trip to Beijing is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China.

Beijing Travel Tips

  • Beijing is huge, so allow for travel time between sight-seeing spots and be realistic with your to-do list.
  • Be aware of the often-low air quality in Beijing and plan accordingly. Smoggy days are best spent in the museums.
  • Avoid placing your chopsticks upright in a bowl of food, as this may cause offence.
  • September and October are the best months weather wise, but spring and winter are also lovely seasons to visit.
  • Dress appropriately for visits to religious sites to avoid being turned away.

About Beijing

Beijing (population: 21 million) might get a rap because of its smog, dust, pollution levels and dirty rivers, but that doesn’t stop the city from attracting millions of visitors with its soulful ambition, steeped history and magnificent culture. It is one of the ideal places to see China’s lunge into the future as well as the perfect place to explore its rich and glorious past.

Imperialism Meets Ambition

Few places on earth can offer the kind of history that Beijing boasts of. The city has as many as 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and at its very heart lies the fabledForbidden Kingdom, a palace unlike any other. Beautiful temples such as theTemple of Heaven and the Yonghe Temple, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace,Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, ancient alleyways, everything finds a place here.And just when you make the mistake of thinking Beijing to be a historic city,it leaves you mesmerized with its futuristic architecture, cosmopolitan delights and modern innovations.

When to Go

Avoid visiting Beijing during the summer months as the temperatures have a tendency to soar to unimaginable heights. The ideal time to visit Beijing is between the months of May to June and September to October.

Beijing (population: 21 million) might get a rap because of its smog, dust, pollution levels and dirty rivers, but that doesn’t stop the city from attracting millions of visitors with its soulful ambition, steeped history and magnificent culture. It is one of the ideal places to see China’s lunge into the future as well as the perfect place to explore its rich and glorious past. 

Imperialism Meets Ambition

Few places on earth can offer the kind of history that Beijing boasts of. The city has as many as 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and at its very heart lies the fabledForbidden Kingdom, a palace unlike any other. Beautiful temples such as theTemple of Heaven and the Yonghe Temple, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace,Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, ancient alleyways, everything finds a place here.And just when you make the mistake of thinking Beijing to be a historic city,it leaves you mesmerized with its futuristic architecture, cosmopolitan delights and modern innovations. 

When to Go

Avoid visiting Beijing during the summer months as the temperatures have a tendency to soar to unimaginable heights. The ideal time to visit Beijing is between the months of May to June and September to October. 

How to Get Around 

Cycling is by far the best way of exploring particular neighborhoods in Beijing. For everything else, use the taxi.

Cycling is by far the best way of exploring particular neighborhoods in Beijing. For everything else, use the taxi.

Tours and Activities in Beijing

Beijing is the capital city and the political, educational, and cultural center of China. With a rich 3000-year-old history and a rapidly modernizing infrastructure, Beijing is a unique combination of the ancient and the ultra-modern. No other city in the nation attracts more travelers than does Beijing.

Top 3 attractions in Beijing:

  • No visit to Northern China is complete without a trip to the Great Wall. At over 21,000 km long, the wall has been described as the "Greatest Human Feat in History”. Built over a period from 206 BCE -1644 AD, the Longest Wall in the World is impressive, unbelievable and overwhelming.
  • Enter the Forbidden City - the largest palatial structure in the world. It was built between 1406 AD and 1420 AD and had been home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. You can see the royal courts, gardens and palaces, of which there are more than 90 in this 72-hectare complex.
  • Explore Tian'anmen Square – one of the largest public square in the world which can easily fit a million people. The Square is mainly composed of the National Flagpole in the north, the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong in the middle, the beautiful Zhengyang Gate in the south and is surrounded by a host of world class sights from the Forbidden City to China's National Museum.

Other things to do and see in Beijing:

  • China has a rich history and the museums in Beijing inform us about the accomplishments of this ancient civilization and important events in its long history. Popular museums include Beijing Capital Museum, National Museum, Beijing Museum of Natural History, the Chinese Aviation Museum, China National Film Museum, and China Science and Technology Museum.
  • A must-see for art buffs is the 798 Art District, also known as Dàshanzi. This vast area of disused factories built by the East Germans is Beijing’s main concentration of contemporary art galleries.
  • Satisfy your gastronomic curiosity by sampling some of Beijing’s cuisines like Jiaozi (Chinese Dumplings), Tudou Si (Shredded Potato), Mongolian Hotpot, Donkey Burger and Tuckahoe Pie; not forgetting Beijing’s best-known culinary export, the Peking Duck.
  • After a hectic day of sightseeing and tours, it’s a good time for a little spiritualty in one of dozens of Taoist and Buddhist temples in Beijing like the Temple of the Sun, Lama Temple, Jietai Temple, White Cloud Taoist Temple, the Temple of Heaven and Tanzhe Temple.

The Climate of Beijing:

  • Beijing has a dry, monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate
  • Summers (June-August) in Beijing are hot and humid. 75% of the annual precipitation is concentrated during this time of the year. The average high temperatures are 30°C and average low temperatures are 20° C.
  • Winters (December-February) are cold and dry with occasional snowfall. Average temperatures reach 3° C during the day and falls to -7.7° C overnight.
  • During the Spring and Autumn, the highs are 18-19° C in the afternoon with overnight lows of 6-7° C. These are the best times of the year to visit Beijing as the temperatures are mild with very little rain and plenty of sunshine.

Currency:

  • The official currency of China is Renminbi (Yuan) and most businesses will not accept foreign currencies. Those that do might give you a lower exchange-rate than the banks. Hence, it is advisable that you change currency beforehand.
  • China is predominantly a cash society so dealing in real money is the easiest and the most efficient way to do business. However, it is smart to carry a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) that can be used in China.

Beijing is and has always been important and highly influential in China's history. Every monument, building or structure has at least some historical significance. Beijing has been the capital of China for over 850 years and is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. A visit to Beijing is a trip through thousands of years of history, all the way to the present technological age.

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