China's historic heritage is the richest in the entire world. Two of its most formidable and iconic landmarks in its ancient world stand right at the heart of the capital, Beijing. This tour will take you on a tour of both the Badaling Great Wall and The Forbidden City, which is a journey in discovery of China's rich history. From your hotel pick up, you'll be taken for your 15 minute helicopter ride over the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. This is the most frequently visited section of the Great Wall, and perhaps the most recognizable having been captured in photographs and film seen around the world. You'll get breathtaking views of this area of the wall from above before you land and go hiking right on the wall to marvel at this historic structure from the ground. After your lunch, you'll head to Tiananmen Square, one of the most noteworthy locations in China with many famous incidents in Chinese history taking place here. The Forbidden City stands as one of the world's best preserved ancient palaces, and here it is rich in cultural artifacts and information about China's long and decorated history. You'll open your eyes to the true richness of Chinese culture and gain a new appreciation for the country's majesty.