Full-Day Private Layover Tour of Beijing with Guide
Immerse yourself in Chinese history and culture on this layover excursion to Mutianyu Great Wall, Drum Tower and Hutong. With an expert guide, appreciate the profound history and the amazing natural scenery at the Mutianyu Great Wall; enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance at Drum Tower; walk along Hutong, taste traditional food and experience the street life. According to your preference, your guide will recommend some delicious local foods to eat.
1. Go on a guided hike at Mutianyu Great Wall and admire picturesque views
2. Cable car up and toboggan down are included to save your time and energy
3. Lunch and traditional snacks are included, with vegetarian options available
4. Learn about local insights, history and geography from your private guide
5. Make the most of limited time with convenient airport pickup and drop-off
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Professional tour guide
- Private transportation
- Cable car up and toboggan down at Mutianyu Great Wall
- Entrance of the indicated attractions
- Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
- Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
Your tour guide will be welcoming you at exit of the airport with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will drive out of the city to Mutianyu Great Wall and start the tour.
The Mutianyu Great Wall is less well-known to tourists but with scenery that can rival against any section of the Great Wall. It is currently the longest section and has a high reputation. Surrounded by lush forests, Mutianyu Great Wall not only teaches you a wonderful Chinese history lesson, but also brings you closer to nature. Decorated by blooming flowers in spring and summer, golden leaves in fall, and blanketed with snow in winter, the grandeur of Mutianyu Great Wall is to be taken in at all seasons.
Things to do on the Mutianyu Great Wall: walk along the pathway with dense watchtowers and fortresses and feel its profound history; indulge yourself in the Mutianyu Great Wall; opt to take a cable car ride to soar over the Mutianyu Great Wall; enjoy the excitement of a toboggan ride winding through mountains.
According to your preference, your guide will recommend a place to eat, which could be a small local eatery or elegant cuisine restaurant.
After lunch, we will drive back to Beijing downtown and visit Drum Tower and Houhai Hutong.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Bell and Drum Towers, Di'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
The Drum Tower was equipped with bronze clepsydras and drums that were beaten to mark the hours. The drum was beaten quickly for 18 times and then slowly for 18 times to mark the hour. You have the opportunity to climb to the top of Drum tower for an excellent view of drumming performance which lasts for 20 minutes.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Houhai, which literally means "Back Sea", is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. There were many wine shops, workshops and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all.
We will stroll along Lotus Lane in the Back Lakes (Houhai) area, see its night-time bars and lake waters, taste some local traditional snacks and take in the historical Yandaixiejie Hutong and Nanluoguxiang Hutong.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Yandai Xie Street, Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Know as Yandai Xiejie in Chinese, the Yandaixie Street is one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing. Located in the Xicheng District, it is close to the Shichahai which are famous attractions in Beijing.
Since the olden days, Yandaixiejie Street has been one of the most flourishing commercial areas in Beijing. The stores are closely packed along the street and a wide variety of souvenirs with Beijing characteristics can be found there.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Nanluoguxiang, Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Nanluoguxiang Hutong is known for its authentic Beijing atmosphere. The age-old siheyuans, archways, wall carvings, and former residences of socialites can be found there. Today there has been an unprecedented fusion of East and West in Nanluoguxiang Hutong, where new pubs and restaurants have given it an urban appearance.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to Beijing Capital International Airport to catch your flight or your hotel. Wrap your memories and say good-bye.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels.
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.