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Welcome to Beijing, Capital city of China, home of China’s finest imperial relics

Beijing Tours

Beijing, Beijing! There are one-hundred-and-one reasons to go. Having served as the capital of China for more than 800 years, Beijing has bequeathed us some of the finest remnants of China’s imperial past: the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace – any of which can compare the most significant royal sights in the world – not to mention the Great Wall of China, just one-and-a-half hours’ drive from downtown.

Beijing was awarded recognition as Asia’s most dynamic city in 2016 (the third most dynamic in the world). It has so much more to offer than just tourist sites: great food, great markets, the best kungfu show and much more. It is also the country’s best center for information technology. China Highlights now offers you opportunities to experience the authentic city, talk to the people and make your trip the trip of a lifetime.

Beijing and Surrounding Tous

1-Day Beijing Highlights Tour

Daily Beijing Essential Tour Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu

Skip the lines at the Forbidden City and hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu all in one day.

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2-Day Beijing Boutique Tour

Two-Day Beijing Boutique Tour

You will see ALL the most important places in Beijing in just 2 days including the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven, at the best price.

View Details US$ 189

 Three-Day Beijing Discovery Tour

3-Day Beijing Discovery Tour

This is a full exploration of Beijing’s culture and history. See the real life of Beijingers by visiting hutongs. No shopping.

View Details US$ 299

Beijing Great Wall Hiking

 Great Wall Hiking from Jiankou to Mutianyu

One-Day Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking Tour

This hiking trip provides an opportunity to experience the Great Wall in three different guises: untouched, part-restored, and reconstructed.

View Details US$ 139

 One-Day Simatai West to Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour

One-Day Simatai -Jinshanling Great Wall Hiking Tour

This moderately challenging, 3-hour hike from Simatai West to Jinshanling, traverses the most beautiful and photogenic section of Great Wall.

View Details US$ 119

Visit the Forbidden City and Mutianyu at the best price

If you want to see the main highlights of the Great Wall in a time-efficient manner, without too much exertion, the Great Wall at Mutianyu is probably your best choice.

View Details US$ 89

FAQ on Beijing Tours

Which section of the Great Wall to visit?

Section Features Facilities Driving hours from Beijing Activities Recommended tour time Physical demands (out of 5) Crowds (out of 5) Tourist development Fit for
Mutianyu uniquely
designed
cable cars up/down and option of tobogganing down tobogganing down, hiking, sightseeing half-day to a day 2 4 fully
restored
ordinary   visitors
Jinshanling quiet with amazing vistas cable cars hiking, photography a day 3 2 restored and wild ordinary   visitors
Simatai steep cable cars ; battery carts; zip-line; boats 2 hiking, photography, zip-line to Simatai’s West; boats on the reservoir up to the East Tower a day 4 3 wild ordinary    hikers
Jiankou really steep, with mountain ridges in the shape of a “W” none hiking, photography a day 5 1 wild strong      hikers
Huanghuacheng some in water boats camping, boating, hiking a day to two days 4 2 mostly restored ordinary    hikers
Gubeikou original site none 2 hiking, photography a day 4 1 wild ordinary    hikers
Juyong Pass fabulous vistas some wheelchair access hiking 2 hours 2 5 fully
restored
all visitors (wheelchair-
friendly)
Huangya Pass marathon site sightseeing
buses
3 marathon, sightseeing buses to the mountain top a day 2 2 mostly restored all visitors
Badaling the most famous cable cars; Great Wall Museum; circular-screen cinema hiking half-day to a day 2 5 restored all visitors (wheelchair-
friendly)

What’s the weather like & what’s the best time to go?

Beijing attracts thousands of visitors all year long. April, May, September and October are the best months because of the fine weather . But try to avoid May 1st to 3rd (the Labor Day Holiday) and October 1st to 7th (the National Day Holiday). Beijing is especially crowded during these holidays.

Seasons Average Temperature on the Wal Weather What to Pack Crowding(/5)
Spring (Mar.-May) 11℃-24℃ (52℉-75℉) Cool-warmer sweater – long sleeve 3
Summer (Jun.-Aug.) 30℃      (86℉) Hot-hottest T-shirt and sun-glass 4
Autumn (Sept.-Nov.) 8℃-18℃  (46℉-64℉) Cool-cold long-sleeve – warm jacket 3
Winter (Dec.-Feb.) -5℃-5℃  (-41℉-41℉) Very cold down jacket and gloves 2

How to plan my Beijing trip?

2 to 4 days are recommended for ‘an essential trip’ to Beijing which will cover the most popular attractions – the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and hutongs. If you want to have more cultural experiences and explore other hidden attractions, please feel free to contact us. To find out more, have a look at How to Plan my Beijing trip.

Do I need a visa for Beijing?

Travelers from 51 different countries are allowed to experience local culture and life in Beijing for up to 72 hours (3 days) without applying for a Chinese travel visa.

Valid Port of Entry: Beijing Capital International Airport

The 72 hours starts from 00:00 hrs immediately following the time of entry. For example, if you enter Beijing at 6 am on June 1st, your permissible stay period starts counting down from 00:00 on June 2nd and you can stay until 23:59 on June 4th. So you may actually stay longer than 72 (but still less than 96) hours, depending on arrival and departure times.

If you want to stay longer, a visa will be required. You can then explore more hidden attractions in the city.

To find whether your country is one of the 51 mentioned above, or to explore how to obtain a visa otherwise, please see: How toObtain a Visa for China.

 

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