Tours & activities by Air New Zealand from Viator

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

138 Reviews

  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2042SIC_01

Reviewed by: Chun W, September 2015

First time in Beijing. This was a great tour to go on if you have a full day. Our guide Michael was amazing. Really knowledgeable and friendly. Amazing sights. Also visited silk, jade and tea factories. Good lunch provided. Downside was time travelling to The Great Wall long and the bus was too cold!

Reviewed by: John S, June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Erik B, April 2015

Very nice trip, the guide was friendly and kind. Outstanding service.

Reviewed by: Roger C Blume B, March 2015

Victoria provided exceptional customer service by contacting my hotel to confirm the tour start time and answering all questions. The whole day was very enjoyable and informative.

Reviewed by: Michael E, February 2015

Pro: Tour went ahead even though I was the only one booked. Prompt arrival and guide has good English skills. Tea ceremony was a welcome surprise. Not much of a shopper but silk factory prices were amazing($84US for scarf, could probably haggle lower).

Con: Waited 20-30mins for tickets at Forbiden City(surely they could have been prepurchased to spend that time wandering the site). Also much traffic to Great wall lead to shorter time there than would have liked. I work out with stairs so it was an easy climb but still took 45min up/45min down leaving no time at the top, or to check out the vendors/food stalls/etc. Adding 30min to the length would have made it a better tour even if it costs $10 more.

Definetely recommend if you have limited time in Beijing such as those traveling to China 72hours visa free.

Reviewed by: Karl B, December 2014

This is the best way to do Beijing in a day! Everything had a great pace and although I was initially questioning whether I could stand an 8 hour tour, the time flew by and I could have stayed longer. Cherry was magnificent as a tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable about Chinese history and made sure to stage the photos that were must haves. I highly recommend!

Reviewed by: Baljitjohal, USA, December 2014

We went on this tour in November 2014 (quiet season), ended up being a tour with just the two of us. Our guide and driver were on time to pick us up from our hotel and pretty flexible about the things we wanted to see or not see that were on the tour. The guide was informative and relaxed.

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Tour code: 2042SIC_01