Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best preserved and best known sections of the Great Wall of China. This section of the wall is what most people usually think of when they hear the name of this iconic structure. It had been masterfully restored to recover the essence of the dynasty from when it was built. Depart from Beijing and head to Mutianyu with the company of an English speaking guide and enjoy three glorious hours of sightseeing, walking down the wall and between the tightly spaced watchtowers.
Explore one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall – Mutianyu Great Wall, boasting 22 kilometers of watchtowers and surrounded by lush greenery and stunning forested hills. Opened to the public back in 1986, this part of the wall is located 80 kilometers north-east of Beijing. Due to its more remote located, this part of the wall is far less visited, so you won't be fighting for space with other tourists. After a convenient early morning pick up, you will set off on a scenic drive past China’s mesmerizing countryside and once there, enjoy an all-round tour of Mutianyu Great Wall. Take a short break over an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. You can even a ride on the Great Wall Cable Car!
Book a private transfer and save your energy for the hike across one of the best preserved sections of the Great Wall of China! Compared to more popular sections such as Badaling, the Great Wall at Mutianyu is less crowded and is a good destination during hot summer months. This section also boasts of several rare watchtowers, such as Zhengguan Terrace, that are seldom seen along other sections. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in central Beijing early morning and transported to the Mutianyu Great Wall, about 40 miles away, in an air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arriving, you can purchase entry tickets at your own expense and start your Mutianyu adventure right away! This section has been renovated, making it easier and safer to climb, and has also been equipped with a cable wagon system that caters to senior citizens. You’ll have enough time to explore this magnificent site before the afternoon ride back to your hotel.
Forget the modern restaurants and buffets that dot Beijing. Discover a hidden side of Beijing in the old hutong neighborhoods of this ancient capital of China. On this hutong food tour, you’ll get to eat at local hidden gems that tourists would never find. Your small group will be led by a English speaking local tour guide into the alleyways of old Beijing, where you’ll visit 5 small restaurants and food stalls to try over 15 different local dishes. You’ll travel by tuk tuks through the maze of streets and be able to enjoy unlimited beer and soft drinks stored onboard. Barbecue your own meat at a traditional Beijing BBQ, roll your own pancakes at the best stall in town, and sit down with a local family in their hutong house to try their famous noodles. FInish off the evening at a hidden hutong craft beer brewery, where you’ll be able to try a pint of their local brew. Explorers and foodies won’t want to miss this tour!
Book a private transfer and save your energy for the hike across the most complete and best preserved section of the Great Wall of China! You’ll be picked up from your hotel in central Beijing early morning and transported to the Badaling Great Wall, about 43 miles away, in an air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arriving, you can purchase entry tickets at your own expense and start your Badaling adventure right away! Compared with other sections, the stairs here are not very steep and are furnished with handrails, making them relatively easy to climb. This section has also been equipped with a cable wagon and other facilities catering to disabled visitors and senior citizens. You’ll have enough time to explore this magnificent site before the afternoon ride back to your hotel.
Enhance your sightseeing experience in Beijing, China's ancient capital, on a 1 day tour of the city's most captivating and iconic sights. Led by a knowledgeable local English speaking guide, immerse yourself in the ancient mystery of the enormous Forbidden City; absorb the majestic charm of the Summer Palace and beautifully constructed Temple of Heaven; and stroll around Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world. What's more you'll be able to purchase special souvenirs in the bustling Pearl Market and at lunch time you'll be taken to sample some of the delights of Beijing cuisine with a traditional Chinese lunch.
Uncover the ancient secrets of Chinese cuisine during this ideal market tour and cooking class in China's culinary capital, Beijing. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of a local food market and gain a deeper understanding of the region's rich culinary culture and purchase fresh ingredients from friendly shopkeepers to use for later. Then, under the guidance of an expert chef, prepare local delicacies and delicious dishes inspired by recipes used for hundreds of years. Cook in the cosy environment of a local Beijing home and you'll soon master the techniques of sweet and sour pork and kung pao chicken, two of China's most recognisable dishes.
The Great Wall is a must-visit spot for every traveler to Beijing, and makes for an awe-inspiring and culturally enriching experience. If you have already been to the world-renowned Badaling Great Wall, or are just looking for something more untamed and unspoiled, the Simatai section of the Great Wall is the ideal starting point. This one day tour will take you not only to the beautiful Simatai section of the Great Wall, but also to Gubei Water Town which surrounds the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake.
For travelers who are looking to expand their knowledge of China's cultural history, the tour can help sate your needs. Away from the usual beaten paths of tourists, you will be visiting two vital cultural sites in Beijing on this day tour. From your hotel pick up, you will head to the Juyongguan Great Wall. Situated on the Northern access point to Beijing in the Guangou Valley, it was built during the Ming Dynasty and designed to fend off attacks from the Mongolians.
In an ever-changing Beijing, it is easy to forget that China's vibrant and modern capital is still home to some of the country's oldest and most beautiful courtyard home. In the hutongs (old alleys) of old Beijing you can discover local life, still lived by many. In the alleys and hutongs of old Beijing you can really get a flavor of what life must have been like in an old imperial city when the Emperor ruled absolute. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and as well as exploring deep into a number of Beijing's old hutongs, this half day tour offers you a hard-to-find opportunity of visiting an old local resident's courtyard, and takes you through narrow alleys and lanes to scenic Houhai Lake.
Beijing straddles both its modern and ancient history, lending an air of deep culture to the capital. This day tour will bring you to the many facets of Beijing, as well as give you a great perspective on why the capital has always been the center of political and cultural action in the country. From your hotel pick up, you’ll head to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Here, you can marvel at this world famous landmark, as well as the Forbidden City itself, which is one of the world’s most well-preserved royal residences. The Forbidden City itself houses countless cultural artifacts from China’s long and splendid history, dating all the way back from its earliest dynasties. There are also numerous exhibits going on in the Forbidden City at any given time that allow you to gain an even better grasp of how the country’s history plays out into the modern world. Inside this palace, you can also admire the beautifully preserved architecture, and see the structure that has been the seat of Chinese sociopolitical and cultural events. Following lunch, you’ll get an external view of the home of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Beijing Olympic Park. Beijing’s Olympic Games had captured the world’s imagination not only with its dazzling Opening Ceremony, but also with the unique architecture built to cater specifically to the games. You’ll be able to admire the engineering that created the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. It’s a great way to have a look at China’s modern and ancient history.
This is a great way to see and taste the most popular sights in Beijing! It’s a great tour for someone spending a day in Beijing but wants to immerse in the culture and history of the city as much as possible. From your hotel, you’ll first go to the Tiananmen Square and learn about how the events in this Square has changed the history of China and created a new era of change. Following this stop, you will head out to the Forbidden City, one of the world’s best preserved ancient structures, and learn fascinating information about Chinese history. As this structure has had so much history and has been the center of Chinese cultural, political and ceremonial events for 500 years, it also holds an amazing number of artifacts dating from the earliest dynasties. Your lunch will consist of a popular dish in Beijing: Peking Duck! You’ll be able to savor delicious Quanjude Peking Duck, which is by far the most superior and popular variety of Peking duck in the city. Your final stop of the day will be at the Temple of Heaven, a massive complex of buildings significant to the imperial dynasties of China. It’s constantly visited by the Emperors during its time and considered the holiest of temples. You’ll discover is religious, ceremonial, and historic value in Chinese culture before you’re dropped off back at your hotel for the end of the tour.
Reflecting the imperial architecture of the Ming Dynasty, the Temple of Heaven has easily become one of China’s most prized landmarks over the years. Locals and tourists alike flock to the vibrant historical area for an immersive experience of the Chinese lifestyle. Start your private, half day tour with a convenient pick up from your hotel and travel to the grounds of the Temple of Heaven. As soon as you arrive, you driver will take you to meet your Tai Chi master who will teach you basic moves and methods to maintain good health. After the exercise, continue on your tour around the Temple of Heaven on your own pace and learn about its history and the ancient sacrificial traditions that took place as early as 1420 when the temple was first built. Once you’re finished exploring the grounds, you will be brought back safely to your hotel. This tranquil tour is not to be missed by travelers looking for a relaxing and educational experience of what Beijing has to offer.
Explore Beijing's bustling hutongs (narrow streets in alleys) to hunt for some good, traditional breakfast grub. This is perfect for the adventurous foodie who's craving for more than just your regular tourist fare. Sample a variety of Halal-style beef dishes prepared in the wet markets as a satisfying introduction to the tour. Taste the Chinese version of the churro, called Chinese crullers, which are just as crunchy, soft, and sweet as its western counterpart. Dig into a freshly-cooked jianbing, or egg-stuffed pancake, and enjoy the surprisingly complex flavors and textures contained in this tight little package.