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There are thousands of reasons to visit Beijing. As a city full of ancient stories and modern lights , Beijing has a bright future and a splendid past , and these coalesce in vibrant neighborhoods:
With the Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square at its heart, Beijing has enjoyed a history of more than 3,000 years and has served as the capital of China for about 850 years. Contemporary art, diverse skyscrapers, shopping malls, boutique hotels and stylish bars all thrive in the capital. Come to Beijing to sense the prosperity and feel the civilization.

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Classic Beijing Trips

4 days/3 nights | Private tour

Beijing Discovery Tour

Fully explore the glorious history and culture of Beijing and experience the real life of Beijingers.

from $349

3 days/2 nights | Private tour

Beijing Classic Tour

Visit all the essence of Beijing, toboggan down the Great Wall and learn to make a Beijing Opera mask.

from $319

2 days/1 nights | Private tour

Beijing Boutique Tour

You can visit the main highlights of Beijing, such as the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Forbidden City.

from $209

Great Wall Trips

Transfer Services

Classic China Tour (including Beijing)

8-Day Essence of China Tour

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Imagine you are the emperor, as you enter the majestic Forbidden City; take a moderate-difficulty hike along the world-famous Great Wall; discover the marvelous Terracotta Warriors, an underground army; and admire the gleaming Shanghai.

From $869

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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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