Three-day Beijing City Tour

BeijingBeijing CultureHutongGreat Wallthe Forbidden City
price from $299 p/p
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  • Tour Code: BJG-01
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Beijing City
  • Tour type: small group tour

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This 3 full day discovery tour in Beijing is more than sightseeing of the cultural relics. Our goal is to provide you an experience of Chinese culture. We take you to the top wonders in Beijing and immerse you into the local culture at every chance by visiting Hutong family, tasting authentic food, stepping into the back streets and avoiding the crowds.


  • Incredible low price at $299 per person for 3 FULL DAY TOUR in Beijing.
  • Definitely NO SHOPPING, NO DETOUR.
  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and authentic Chinese Lunch included.
  • For single travelers or members under four, you will be in a group maximum to 6 persons; if you travel up to four persons, you have the right to enjoy a private guide and van for the same arrangements.
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Today's Highlights:

  • Walk on the Tiananmen Square which is the geographic, political, and tourist center of the city. Taking a picture here is said to be a proof of being in Beijing.
  • Enjoy amazing architecture, extensive collections in Forbidden City and look into Chinese rich history.
  • Take an easy or complete two hours hike on Mutianyu Great Wall which is much less crowded than Badaling and not heavily restored.

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby;

8:30 am -11:30 am, spend 30 minutes also taking photos at Tiananmen Square, then enter the Forbidden City from there and spend the rest of the time in the palace until 11:30 am;

Tiananmen Square is the largest public city square in the world with a total area of 440,000 square meters. Standing on its four sides are all important political and cultural sites including the Forbidden City, Great Hall of the People, National Museum and more.

The Forbidden City or Imperial Palace, was home to 24 Emperors for almost 500 years from Qing Dynasty to Ming Dynasty. The complex is well preserved with 980 buildings over 720,000 m2. Great squares, halls, gates, gardens and courtyards form a 'city within a city'. Since 1925, this imperial palace has been turned into a museum exhibiting extensive collections of artifacts and artwork.

Visit starts from Meridian Gate in the south (facing the Tiananmen Square) and leads through the largest halls and palaces, the Imperial Garden and exit through the Gate of Divine Might in the north. There are total 998 rooms of the palace that obviously not able to see even within one day. Knowledgeable guide will explain and show you around the main axis. It takes around two hours to complete the itinerary.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm, drive northeast to Great Wall Mutianyu section, and enjoy an authentic meal at local restaurant en route;

Mutianyu Great Wall is 90km northeast of downtown Beijing, a bit further than the most popular Badaling section. It is less crowded and the view is spectacular especially from tower 21 to 23. The wall is well preserved and restored with rails at the steep points. An open ski lift leads to tower 6, and an enclosed chair lift available at tower 14th. For those prefer short walk, we suggest going up directly to tower 14, and take side trips either westwards to tower 21 or eastwards to tower 6, then take lift or toboggan down.

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm, hike and photograph on the wall;

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, drive back to hotel.

Travel Tips:

  • It requires a medium level of walk, two hours in the Forbidden City and Two hours on the Great Wall if you have a complete tour there. Wear comfortable shoes and pack light.
  • When getting to the Wall, you are exposed to sunlight or rain. Prepare sunglasses, sunscreen or umbrella accordingly.

Today's Highlights

  • Stroll along the long corridor in Summer Palace which is regarded as the longest art gallery in the world and has 14,000 traditional paintings painted on the beams.
  • Get to the top of 479-meter high Jingshan Hill and have a bird view of Forbidden City and other iconic buildings in the city.
  • Discover the Temple of Heaven which is considered the most holy of Beijing's imperial temples. The architecture are magnificent. And it is a good place to encounter locals at parks surrounding it.

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby;

8:30 am -11:00 am, visit the famous imperial garden – the Summer Palace;

With a history of nearly 1000 years, Summer Palace in Beijing is said to be the best preserved imperial garden in the world and the largest of its kind in existence of China. It consists of natural hills, lake, and over 3000 man-made pavilions, palaces, temples, bridges and corridors. It is quite enjoyable to have a relaxing stroll, a boat cruise or discover the aged architectures.

If travelling during April to Early October, guide will take you to enjoy a relaxing boat ride to view the spectacular scenery from distance.

11:20 am to 11:50 am, take a glimpse at Olympic Green and take photo with the iconic Bird Nest and Water Cube.

The Olympic Green was constructed for the 2008 Olympic Games, and was turned into a park after the Game. The notable architectures - Water Cube and Bird Nest situate in the park.

12:00 pm to 1:20 pm, enjoy lunch at nearby local restaurant.

1:50 pm to 2:30 pm, visit the Jinshan Park to get a panoramic view of the Forbidden City.

3:00 pm to 4: 30 pm, discover the Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven is a complex of religious building built in 1420 for the emperors to make sacrificial ceremonies and praying for harvests. It is now also a place where local people dance, practice Taichi and various kinds of exercise.

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm, transfer back to your hotel.

Travel Tips:

  • Tour today is getting more relax than day one but still requires some walks within the parks and stairs up onto the Jinshan Hill that taking some 10- 15 minutes.
  • Charge your camera battery the night before.


Today's Highlights:

  • Experience the rich culture at Lama Temple and Confucius Temple.
  • Insight view of Beijing local people at Hutong area and pay home visit

8:30 am, guide wait for you at your hotel lobby;

9:00 am -11:40 am, visit the Lama Temple and the Confucius Temple;

Lama Temple or Yonghe Gong is a living temple in Beijing. It is the largest and most famous Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet since 1744. Halls, pavilions, incense burners and statues are in good maintenance combined with Tibet culture.

The temple was built in 1302, and officials used it to pay their respects to Confucius until 1911. It occupies some 20,000 square meters with four courtyard housing precious stone tablets to record the names of many generations of scholars who passed the Imperial Examination, stone drums and various carvings.

12:10 am to 1:30 pm, enjoy authentic lunch at nearby local restaurant.

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, insider view of Beijing Hutong area

Hutong has long history dating back from the Yuan dynasty. It witness the change and develop of Beijing and showcase the normal life of the city. Many of these traditional neighborhoods had been destroyed in the development of modernization. Thanksfully, the most notably those around the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower and close to the Forbidden City are well preserved. Simply wandering around or taking a rickshaw tour to navigate Hutong and stop anywhere to take photos, you will be surprised by the courtyards, local market, local customs by getting to the deepest Hutong alleys.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm, transfer back to your hotel.

Travel Tips:

  • Prepare some changes if you would like to tip the rickshaw driver.
  • If you planned to leave Beijing tonight or right after the tour. Please be sure to check out in the morning and take all your belongings to the van.


Price Includes:
  • Entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Transport between hotel and attractions in the itinerary.
  • Three lunches at well selected local restaurant listed in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide service.
Price excludes:
  • China visa
  • Hotels (supposed to be in the fourth ring road).
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person for them).
  • Breakfasts and Dinners.
  • Airport transfer. Click here to book airport transfer if needed.


  • Airport transfer is not included but available at low price. Check rate of Beijing airport transfer and train stations transfer.
  • Beijing allows 72 hour visa free transit and the tour matches the timing.
  • Physical rating of the trip: the trip involves light walking and hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels. For all who are able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, carry their own belongs at a minimum, would be able to complete the tour pleasantly.
  • Visa application that should be done on your own by submitting to Chinese embassy in your country. ETripChina can provide you free invitation form after your payment.
  • For single travelers or members under four, you are supposed to be in a group maximum to 6 persons. If you prefer a private tour with the same itinerary, please add your requests in the inquiry or email to
  • Pack list for the trip varies from seasons. Beijing has four distinct seasons and temperature varies from -4 °C to 27 °C. Travel advisor will give you more suggestions in email contact.


  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.


Hotel is not included in the $299. You can book on your own and inform us the information when send your inquiry. Please note that free pick up and drop off is limited to hotels within the fourth ring road. See a map here.

To avoid the hassles and worries, ETripChina can also book hotels for you. Check the list and get better rate from us.

  • Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel (4 star) – ETripChina comments: valuable with good rate among 4 star hotels. Preferred by overseas groups.
  • Sunworld Hotel (4 star) – ETripChina comments: Not new, but good location and services with comparable low price.
  • Peninsula Beijing (luxury 5 star) –ETripChina comments: reliable luxury brand, newly decorated, spacious room, central location and good breakfasts.
  • The Opposite House (Luxury boutique hotel) - ETripChina comments: contemporary style mixed with Chinese traditional designs, spacious room, family and couple friendly.


We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.










































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