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Essential Beijing: Badaling Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

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Duration: 9 hours
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$87.00
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  • See three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one tour
  • Walk the Great Wall of China, visit Tienanmen Square and The Forbidden City
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Finish your trip with a visit to the Longdi Jade Factory

This great value tour combines three of the most popular destinations north of Beijing into one unforgettable experience, all of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

See the impressive Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world and synonymous with several key events in Chinese history. Explore the legendary Forbidden City, the largest and most complete imperial palace and ancient building complex in China, and the world. It was the seat of power of 24 Chinese emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The Great Wall is a marvel of ancient Chinese engineering, and the Badaling section is a prime, preserved example of this colossal structure. This section, with an average altitude of over 1,000 meters was an ancient military stronghold. It is a magnificent creation and the views it provides are truly breath taking.

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Our guide 'Thomas' was one of the best tour guides I have come across. His depth of knowledge and pitch of detail was spot on and he made our day in Beijing all the more...

Steven Young United Kingdom
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It was a great experience!...

Dennis Joaquin Canada
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Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken in an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of the Badaling Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. An English-speaking tour guide will accompany you on this tour.

The highlights of the tour are:

  • Tiananmen Square: Located at the centre of Beijing city is Tiananmen Square, where you can visit Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony. At the north end of the Square is Tiananmen Tower. Initially built in 1417 during the Ming Dynasty, the Square was the front door of the Forbidden City. The granite Monument to the People's Heroes is just at the centre of Tiananmen Square.

  • Forbidden City: From here walk to the legendary Forbidden City, also known as the Imperial Palace Museum. With over 180 acres and a collection of great halls, you will see antiques and treasures representing all of China’s history. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.

    Stop for a substantial lunch in a local restaurant. Continue to:

  • Badaling Great Wall: Arrive at Badaling, one of the best preserved sections of this 2,000-year-old architectural wonder. The Wall is about 80 kilometres Northwest from down town Beijing. Begin your trek on the Badaling section of Great Wall, which is about 3.7 kilometres long and 8 metres high. The hike will take you up a steep slope but the effort will be worth it as you feast your eyes on the spectacular views from the top.
  • Bohua Jade Factory: Round off your trip with a shopping spree at the world-renowned Bohua Jade Factory.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Beijing.

  • Please note
    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details. Infants aged 2 and under are free, provided they do not occupy a seat
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fee
    • Parking fee
    • Transportation tax
    • Lunch
    What happens after I book?
    • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
    • Print all pages of the voucher
    • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
    Activity schedule
    When does it run?
    Until 31 Dec 13: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday
    From 01 Jan 14: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
    Duration
    9 hours
    Start time
    0730h (07:30am)
    Meeting point
    Your hotel in Beijing(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
    Ending point
    Your hotel in Beijing
    Sale price
    $123.23
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    Additional information
    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
    Dos & Don'ts
    The hike along the Badaling Great Wall can be a little strenuous and so strong and comfortable footwear is recommended

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