Country: China


Explore the city of Beijing in China, whether on a city break or as part of a longer trip. Short tours and activities for Beijing and nearby attractions are shown below (where available). You can also check out a wide range of guidebooks from the link above and explore flight and accomodation options from our industry leading partners below.


Like the country of which it is capital, Beijing is a vast city with a hugely rich history and a wealth of attractions in addition to the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and a trip to nearby sections of the Great Wall (detailed in other entries). These include Tiananmen Square, the world's largest public square and site of Chairman Mao's mausoleum and his portrait above the Gate of Heavenly Peace. The hutongs are the maze of historical lanes and alleyways of Beijing, surrounding the Forbidden City, which offer a great insight into the traditional life of Beijing's residents. Also worth checking out are the many fascinating shops and markets, a night at the Beijing Opera or the astonishing acrobatics shows and not forgetting the chance to sample Beijing's cuisine, particularly the famous Peking Duck.

 

Tours of Beijing

There are 49 General tours for Beijing available, click on the icons above for other types of tours.


Price: £130

Duration: 2 days

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2-Day Beijing History and Culture Small Group Tour

Immerse yourself in Beijing's history and culture on this two-day small-group tour. From the simplicity of Beijing's ancient hutongs to the modernity of the Olympic precinct, Beijing is a fascinating city to explore. Discover this rapidly changing city by walking the streets and cycling through ancient alleys. Experience Beijing's culture at the Temple of Heaven Park; see famous sights like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City; and join the locals in a game of mahjong and a cup of green tea. Your guide will help you navigate Beijing's public transport system and bargain at Beijing's vibrant local markets. This is a great introduction to Beijing, packed with authentic experiences that will allow you to see Beijing through the eyes of a local.


Price: £286

Duration: 4 days

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4-Day Private Tour of Beijing: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Peking Duck Dinner

Discover the most popular attractions in Beijing on this multi-day, all-inclusive tour of the city with a private guide. On this stress-free Beijing tour, visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City and learn about Beijing's political history. Enjoy the natural and architectural wonders of the Great Wall and the Summer Palace, and walk among the locals along a ?hutong,? a traditional Beijing alley. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture at a Beijing acrobat performance and dine on China's famous Peking duck.


Price: £71

Duration: day tour

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Beijing Alter, Lama Temple and Panda Garden

Experience the delights and sights of the famous Lama Temple once a residence of a royal court, an honorary alter to Shennong the emperor and see firsthand the endangered beautiful animal, the giant Panda.


Price: £56

Duration: 8 hrs

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Beijing Ancient Altar Lama Temple and Panda Garden

The tour starts from the famous Lama Temple once the residence of a royal court. This vibrantly ornamented temple is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world.


Price: £59

Duration: 8 hrs

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Beijing Ancient Altar Lama Temple and Panda Garden Private Tour

The tour starts from the famous Lama Temple once the residence of a royal court. This vibrantly ornamented temple is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world.


Price: £550

Duration: 4 days

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Beijing and Great Wall Extension

A short extension for those looking to explore the best of Beijing and visit the Great Wall. Beijing is an extraordinary city with a wealth of iconic attractions, where local knowledge is essential if you want to get the most out of limited time. Our tour highlights include Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and walking tour of ancient Hutong District. No visit to Beijing is complete without a Peking Duck dinner and watching Chinese Acrobats and we do both. To cap off this fine trip we walk on the giant ramparts of the Great Wall at Mutianyu.


Price: £73

Duration: 8 hrs

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Beijing Classic Car Museum and Great Wall at Mutianyu

Visit the State Production Base of China Film Co. Ltd known as the Chinese Hollywood. See classic cars manufactured in China at the Beijing Classic Car Museum. Finally take in some of the best views at the Mutianyu sections of the Great Wall.


Price: £47

Duration: day tour

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Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temp

See all the classic Beijing sights on a full-day sightseeing tour covering Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Along the way, your busy day includes relaxing scenic bus ride, Chinese style lunch, plus an unbeatable shopping experience at the Pearl Market.


Price: £50

Duration: day tour

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Beijing Essential Full-Day Tour including Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Squar

If your time in Beijing is short, take this full-day tour to see all the essential sights: Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. You'll see why the capital of the People's Republic of China continues to be a historic center of power, culture and wealth today.


Price: £527

Duration: day tour

Ex: Shanghai

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Beijing in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

If you're spending time in Shanghai, take a day trip to Beijing by air to make your visit to China complete. While you're in China's ancient capital, visit the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, two of Beijing's most famous landmarks.


Price: £53

Duration: 8-9 hours

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Beijing Insight

Get a local’s insight into what makes Beijing tick with this tour of the sights of the Chinese capital. Watch locals enjoy traditional activities in the Temple of Heaven Park, learn about the importance of Tiananmen Square and take a tour through the Forbidden City. With a delicious lunch of dumpling or noodles, and the chance to get a bird’s-eye view over the ancient city, this tour will give you a unique perspective of some of the city’s most famous sights.


Price: £50

Duration: 8 hrs

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Beijing Insight - Small Group Tour

Watch locals enjoy traditional activities in the Temple of Heaven Park learn about the importance of Tiananmen Square and take a tour through the Forbidden City. With a delicious lunch of dumpling or noodles and the chance to get a birds-eye view over the ancient city this tour will give you a unique perspective of some of the citys most famous sights.


Price: £56

Duration: day tour

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Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour

Visit the Lama Temple which was built in 1694, one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. Then take a rare opportunity to see a giant Panda in Beijing Zoo. Later visit a museum displaying the rise of Chinese architecture and agriculture in ancient times.


Price: £25

Duration: day tour

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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

Take an historical tour of Beijing through the narrow streets, known as Hutong on a traditional rickshaw.


Price: £30

Duration: day tour

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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

Take a historical tour of Beijing's narrow streets, known as hutongs, on a traditional rickshaw (a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition to the driver). See the old Beijing that still exists for millions of people today, and visit the gardens at Prince Gong's Mansion, Beijing's largest and the best-preserved royal mansion of the Qing Dynasty. Then visit a local home to learn about Chinese life from a family. 


Price: £506

Duration: 14 hrs

Ex: Shanghai

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Beijing One Day Excursion By Air

Fly from Shanghai and spend the day at Beijing! Choose two out of a number of tourist attractions and return to Shanghai at the end of the day.


Price: £90

Duration: day tour

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Beijing Your Way – Private Customised Tour

Have you never found the perfect tour whilst on holiday? Does the itinerary always seem to include something that doesn’t interest you? Do you hate the idea of sharing coaches with lots of other families? Have you always fancied doing things your own way? Well now you can with your personalised tour of Beijing!


Price: £71

Duration: 8 hrs

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Beijing Your Way - Private tour

In Beijing there are must-see destinations cultural and historical landmarks


Price: £54

Duration: day tour

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Beijing's Present and Past: Olympic Park and Hutong Tour

On this guided full-day trip, see Beijing's incredible modern architecture at the Olympic Park, the site of the 2008 Olympic Games. Explore the site of the opening and closing ceremonies at the Bird's Nest and see the site of the aquatic competitions at the Water Cube. Get a feel for Old Beijing as you ride in a rickshaw down the hutongs ? the narrow streets of Beijing. Visit the home of a Chinese family with your local guide and sample fragrant Chinese tea at a tea tasting.


Price: £48

Duration: 9 hrs

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Classic Beijing - Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven

Visit the Imperial Palace Museum one of the famous landmarks of Beijing. Also you will see Tiananmen Square Temple Of Heaven Pearl Market Summer Palace and lots more!


Price: £40

Duration: 9 hrs

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Classic Beijing - Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven Private Tour

Visit the Imperial Palace Museum one of the famous landmarks of Beijing. Also you will see Tiananmen Square Temple Of Heaven Pearl Market Summer Palace and lots more!


Price: £61

Duration: day tour

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Classic Beijing - Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple Of Heaven, And Summer Palace

Enjoy fantastic scenic views whilst on this classic tour where you will be able to visit the must see attractions of Beijing including the mysterious Forbidden City, the heroic Tiananmen square, the Grand Temple of Heaven.


Price: £45

Duration: day tour

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Classic Beijing Half-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Jingshan Park

Half-day tour of Beijing that covers most popluar places in Beijing, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Jingshan Park.


Price: £31

Duration: 3 hrs

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Cultural Beijing - Hutong by Rickshaw Half Day Private Tour

Want to get a taste of old Beijing life Take this half day tour to the old narrow streets or hutongs of Beijing by rickshaw also known as a Pedi cab


Price: £30

Duration: 3 hrs

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Cultural Beijing - Hutong by Rickshaw Half Day Tour

Want to get a taste of old Beijing life Take this half day tour to the old narrow streets or hutongs of Beijing by rickshaw also known as a Pedi cab


Price: £47

Duration: day tour

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Emperors Tour incl Lunch

Beijing is a reflection of China, its history steeped in the momentum of the nation from the very moment of its founding. This tour starts at Tian'anmen Square with its plentitude of monuments testifying to the communist, and more specifically, Mao's influence on China's modern history. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, constructed during the reign of Emperor Yong Le in the Ming dynasty. It has been the seat of power of the empire for centuries and has seen countless battles and reconstructions, architecture seen today dates from the 1700's. The Forbidden City is also known as the Imperial Palace Museum with many national-treasure level artifacts on display. After a relaxing meal, it's on to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is China's largest temple and altar complex, an extraordinary example of religious architecture dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Your final stop is the retreat of emperors for 800 years, the Summer Palace. In this park, you will explore the grounds, the temples and the world's longest art gallery. You will break up your busy day with sightseeing on bus plus an unparalleled shopping experience at the Pearl Market.


Price: £62

Duration: day tour

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Essential Beijing - Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square

If you want to experience the culture of 2008’s Olympic Games host in a day then this is the outing for you! From the delights of the monuments at Tiananmen Square, the mystical sights of the Forbidden City to the infamous Great Wall of China. This is an experience not to be missed!


Price: £49

Duration: 9 hrs

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Essential Beijing -- Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square

Visit Beijing the capital of the Peoples Republic of China. Discover the wonders of this city for a one day tour that you will surely enjoy!


Price: £37

Duration: 9 hrs

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Essential Beijing -- Great Wall at Badaling, Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square Private Tour

Visit Beijing the capital of the Peoples Republic of China. Discover the wonders of this city for a one day tour that you will surely enjoy!


Price: £66

Duration: day tour

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Full Day Tour of Summer Palace, Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw and Temple of Heaven

Experience old and new Beijing on a full-day sightseeing tour from the simplicity of Beijing's ancient hutongs to the modernity of the Olympic precinct including the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven.


Price: £45

Duration: day tour

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Historic Beijing I - Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven

If history is an interest of yours, then this two part tour is a must. It will take you on a journey of the city’s most notorious destinations and with an English speaking tour guide, it’s bound to be an enlightening experience.


Price: £35

Duration: 7 hrs

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Historic Beijing I - Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Explore one of the oldest cultures on earth as we visit Tiananmen Square the Forbidden city and other key sites that shape the citys vast history.


Price: £37

Duration: 7 hrs

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Historic Beijing I - Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Private Tour

Explore one of the oldest cultures on earth as we visit Tiananmen Square the Forbidden city and other key sites that shape the citys vast history.


Price: £37

Duration: 7 hrs

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Historic Beijing II - Summer Palace Lama Temple and Panda Garden Private Tour

Explore one of the oldest cultures on earth as we visit Panda Garden the Summer Palace and other key sites that shape the citys vast history.


Price: £34

Duration: 7 hrs

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Historic Beijing II - Summer Palace, Lama Temple and Panda Garden

Explore one of the oldest cultures on earth as we visit Panda Garden the Summer Palace and other key sites that shape the citys vast history.


Price: £43

Duration: day tour

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Historic Beijing II - Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Panda Garden

This is the second part of the Historic Beijing tour which will continue to show you some of Beijing’s most spectacular delights. To really benefit from the finest of Beijing we recommend taking both tours to make sure your visit to China's capital city is complete.


Price: £40

Duration: day tour

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Historical Beijing Tour: Ancient City Wall, Rickshaw Ride and Scavenger Hunt with Lunch

Journey back in time with this tour of ancient Beijing. With your English-speaking guide, see the preserved ancient city wall, explore the backstreets on a rickshaw, visit a historical temple and church, and browse local vendors selling craft items. you'll also enjoy a Mongolian hot pot lunch and play a fun game involving a scavenger hunt. All entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.


Price: £36

Duration: day tour

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Hu Tong Lama Temple and Olympic Stadiums

You will start this tour with a morning visit to Beijing Zoo where you can see the lovely Giant Pandas and the largest Lama Temple of Beijing --- Yonghe Temple, Tibet style with a Buddhism temple. After lunch, you will visit the old Beijing lanes by taking rickshaws with typical Chinese quadrangles, where you will see many famous old buildings, like the bell tower, where you can explore the real life of ordinary people in Beijing. Before you return back to your hotel, there will be an exterior visit of both the National Stadium - the " bird Nest " and National Aquatics Center - the Water Cube.


Price: £58

Duration: day tour

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Imperial Beijing Private Tour: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Jingshan Park with Lunch

Learn about China's capital city on this guided sightseeing tour. Your private guide will share interesting stories and facts about Beijing's history as you walk through the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. See gorgeous landscapes at Jingshan Park and visit a ?hutong? (a narrow alleyway). Experience how locals live with a rickshaw ride along Beijing's streets and stop at a local family's home for a delicious home-cooked meal. Your private guide will show you Beijing's highlights and keep you informed on various interesting facts about each stop.


Price: £50

Duration: day tour

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Old Beijing City Walking Tour

Walking Tour of Beijing. Explore Beijing like local including Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Main Street Mall area, Dashilan, Liulichang, Gulou, Yandaixie Street, Nanluoguxiang. You will walk around Hutongs and try local food.


Price: £38

Duration: day tour

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Old Hutongs by Rickshaw

Want to experience a bit of Chinese life but only have half a day to spare? Then this is the tour for you!


Price: £56

Duration: 8 hrs

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Present and Past of Beijing - Olympic Park Birds Nest and Water Cube and Hutong Private Tour

Explore modern and traditional Beijing. Marvel at the innovative architecture of Birds Nest and Water Cube at Beijings Olympic Park. Later we will visit some of the most well preserved sites of old Beijing the Drum and Bell Towers and the imperial gardens at Prince Gongs mansion.


Price: £55

Duration: 8 hrs

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Present and Past of Beijing - Olympic Park Birds Nest and Water Cube and Hutong Tour

Explore modern and traditional Beijing. Marvel at the innovative architecture of Birds Nest and Water Cube at Beijings Olympic Park. Later we will visit some of the most well preserved sites of old Beijing the Drum and Bell Towers and the imperial gardens at Prince Gongs mansion.


Price: £30

Duration: day tour

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Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day

A privately guided tour, customized to your needs for a full day touring in Beijing. Some highlights include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, visiting the Hutongs by pedicab, seeing the exquisite Lama Temple. But there's more, shopping in Beijing with your own personal guide for the best bargains in town, what could be better.


Price: £68

Duration: day tour

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Private Tour: Badaling Great Wall, Bird's Nest, Water Cube and Tea Ceremony in Beijing

Explore the architectural wonders and experience the cultural delights of Beijing on this full-day private tour. With your expert guide, discover the ambitious nature of ancient Chinese architecture as you hike the Ming Dynasty-era Great Wall at Badaling. Compare this with the modern architecture of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube, the stadium and aquatics center used in the 2008 Olympics. Then, get a look at the city's culture on a tour of a jade factory followed by a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle and an authentic Chinese lunch are included.


Price: £58

Duration: day tour

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Private Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tea Ceremony in Beijing

On this dynamic private tour of Beijing, discover world-famous monuments and experience local customs with your friendly local guide. Visit culturally significant landmarks like Tiananmen Square and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Then, partake in a traditional tea ceremony; join locals in leisure activities like afternoon tai chi; tour a silk factory; and get a taste of traditional Chinese cuisine.


Price: £47

Duration: day tour

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Small Group Beijing City Tour

Get an insider's view to China's capital city, Beijing, and see all its top attractions. Feel the buzz of Tiananmen Square, the tranquility of the Temple of Heaven and the grandeur of the Forbidden City on this small group tour. A maximum of 12 participants ensures more personalized attention.


Price: £21

Duration: day tour

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Small-Group Beijing Night Walking Tour

Watch as Beijing's winding ?hutongs? (alleys), glimmering waterways and recreational parks come alive at night on this 3-hour walking tour. Follow your friendly, knowledgeable guide through the streets and experience local life as you try some exotic foods at the bustling Wangfujing Snack Street night market. Walk along the Imperial City park and pass by ancient structures like St Joseph's Church and Bell Tower and Drum Towers. Enjoy commentary from your guide and end your tour with a relaxing stroll around Houhai Lake.


Price: £54

Duration: 8 hrs

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The Capital Museum and Hutong Tour

Visit the Capital Museum one of the best places to acquaint yourself with the history and culture of this capital city. Then explore the magnificent gardens at the Prince Gongs Mansion Beijings largest and the best-preserved royal mansion of the Qing Dynasty.

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