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Our guide FRANK is a very good guy - did a great job on our Mutianyu, Ming Tomb tour. A very simple, humble, decent, committed human being. Went beyond all expectations and duty of care to take care of us. We wish him well and thank you for a an excellent trip.
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This was a excellent tour. We achieved a great deal in our short stay. Everything was very well organized and our guide (Linsey) was very knowledgeable, I loved my group too.
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Airport to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace 6 hours Short Stop Tour

Beijing airport layover tour

Beijing airport layover tour

Destination: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace.
Tour type: private tour
Tour code: BSS-03
Duration: 1 day
Price: From US $91/RMB 590
Features: Short tour including Beijing highlights
Availability: Everyday, but advanced booking required!

Party Size Rate (P/P) Party Size Rate(P/P)
1 persons US $ 163/RMB 1060 6 persons US $ 96/RMB 622
2 persons US $ 105/RMB 680 7 persons US $ 95/RMB 618
3 persons US $ 103/RMB 668 8 persons US $ 94/RMB 615
4 persons US $ 99/RMB 646 9 persons US $ 93/RMB 602
5 persons US $ 97/RMB 630 10 & above US $ 91/RMB 590
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Duration: Around 6 hours

Tour Schedule:
Upon arrival in Beijing, our tour guide & private car/van will pick you up at the airport, the tour guide will hold a sign with your name on it. You will visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. We will provide transportation to the airport to catch your flight.

Tiananmen Square Beijing

Summer Palace Beijing

(Lunch included)

Tour Includes:
Round trip airport transfer
Air-conditioned Private car/van
Entrance fees
Well-trained English-speaking tour guide
Traditional Chinese lunch
Free-bottled mineral water

Tour Excludes:
Any airfare
Tips to the guide and driver
Personal expenses

Kind Notice:
A. The Summer Palace is open between 06:30 and 18:00 in the Summer, 07:00 and 17:00 in the Winter. The Forbidden City is open between 09:00 and 16:00.
B. There is excessive traffic in Beijing, especially during rush hours (7:30-9:00 in the morning and 4:00-7:30 in the afternoon). Please let us know your arrival and departure times so that we can be sure this timetable is suitable.

Beijing Airport Layover tour FAQ, Tips and things you must know:

1.What is the distance from the airport to the Great wall of China Beijing and how long does it take?
It depends!
To Mutianyu Great Wall is 66 km/41 miles, 1 hour’s drive.
To Juyongguan Great Wall is 61 km/38 miles, 1 hour’s drive.
To Badaling Grea Wall is 73 km/46 miles, 1.5 hours’ drive

2.How much time can I spend on the Great Wall?
Generally speaking, people stay on Great Wall for 1-1.5 hours. Most parts of the Great Wall are basically the same therefore 1.5 hours is enough time to get to know about the Great Wall and its significance. You can also hike all the way from the bottom to the top and this will take a longer time. However you can also spend longer if you wish just to take in the breathtaking scenery and to be at peace.

3.What is the distance the from airport to Forbidden City and how long does it take?
30 Km/19 miles, 40 minutes – 1 hour driving distance.

4.How much time can I stay in the Forbidden City?
Generally speaking, 1.5 hours is enough time to spend in the Forbidden City and see the main buildings inside.

5.Can I still visit Beijing without a Chinese visa on a long stopover? I heard that I can stay for 12 hours without a visa – is this true?
Foreign visitors have to carry an entry visa no matter how long they will stay and the passport must be valid for 6 months upon date of departure in the host country.
Arrival visas are only for urgent purposes and can only be obtained by an invitation letter from a local company of Beijing tours which has to be AUTHORIZED by the MINISTRY of FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Short term visas (for stopovers) do not exist. Passengers on long stopovers who do not have the correct visas can only stay in the airport and are not allowed to leave.

6.If I am on a long stopover / transit and want to visit the Great Wall (or other attractions), can I go through immigration quickly, and what documents do I need?
Firstly, a passport with a valid entry visa is mandatory. An ‘entry card’ is then required at the immigration counter. This can be obtained on the plane and we advise that the form is filled out in flight to save time when you land.

A ‘Health Declaration Form on Entry/Exit’ is also required and this can also be obtained in flight. If you don’t receive one, please ask the flight attendant.

Finally you must collect your luggage. If you know you will stop in Beijing for a few hours, you can ask the airline to put a ‘Long Transfer’ tag on your baggage so that it gets put straight through to your next flight and saves you having to collect it and carry it around.

Please note that you can try asking a uniformed officer in the immigration area if you can skip the queues as you have limited time and really need to get to the Great Wall as soon as possible.