Two-Day Beijing Boutique Tour

Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu and more...

“Spend 2 days in Beijing might be essential for you to better understanding this city of Beijing. You’ll visit the most highlight attraction in day 1 including the Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall at Mutianyu while you’ll visit the elegant imperial garden at the Summer Palace and discover how those Chinese emperors worshipped their “Gods” in the Temple of Heaven, what’s more you’ll have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City and even the Beijing city the Jingshan park as a perfect ending of this trip in day 2. If you have 2 days in Beijing, we highly recommend you taking this trip. You won’t feel regretted!”

David Deng, the product manager of Trippest

Reasons for booking this tour

A well-planed 2-day full itinerary with our friendly and informative guide, totaly worry-free!

Hiking up to the most beautiful part of Great Wall at Mutianyu with round-way cable car.

Skip the line and have an in-depth discovery to the hidden stories of the Forbidden City as a VIP guest.

A visit to the imperial royal garden at Summer Palace to find the secret lives of Chinese emperors.

Enjoy different types of authentic Beijing local foods in our well-selected local restaurants.

Real small groups with no more than 6 travelers to ensure a better trip experience, no shopping, no time-wasting at all.


Know before you go

Suitable time for the trip: this trip is suitable for travellers all year round, but it would be a little bit cold and challenging in winter (from Nov. - Feb.)

Suitable group: this trip is suitable for all age range.

Friendly to disabled: we could provide wheelchair for disabled people if needed and all the attractions are friendly to disabled.

Group Size: this is a small group tour with no more than 6 travellers in the group.

Dressing Code: Casual, a little bit walking and hiking, suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes with sun glasses.

Tipping Notes: it is not required to tipping but it would be a great encouragement for them if you give CNY 50 -100 to your guide and driver if you are satisfied with their services.

Pick-up and Drop-off Area: The pick-up and drop-off area should be within the fourth ring road of Beijing. For further distance an extra cost might be added for the transfer which you'll be notified by your travel advisor.

Trip Route Map

Tian'anmen Square the Forbidden City the Great Wall at Mutianyu

One-day Beijing Highlights Tour

Skip the line at the Forbidden City as VIP guests with our informative and friendly guide to discover the secret lives of Chinese ancient emperors. Hiking up the most beautiful section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu at ease by round-way cable car. Visit the world largest urban square in the center of the city of Beijing – Tian’anmen Square. Enjoy freshly-cooked Beijing local food for lunch at our selected restaurant. No shopping at all, no time-wasting!

View Detailed Itinerary of Day 1

Hotel Pick-up Visit Summer Palace

In the morning your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby (or any other appointed address) at around 7:30 am (the exact departure time will be given by your guide at Day 1) and you’ll be picked-up and transferred to our first destination of the day – Summer Palace by our clean and comfortable vehicle.

Summer Palace is the largest imperial royal garden in the world which was built by the Chinese Emperor Qianlong in Qing dynasty as a gift for his mother’s birthday!

You’ll see the wisdoms and treasures of traditional Chinese architecture art while you walking in this garden. It is about 273 hectares in size and is composed of three main scenic areas: the palace area, lake area, and mountain area.

You’ll visit the Summer Palace by taking a dragon boat on the lake which is the best way to visit Summer Palace (the boat trip is not available in winter as the lake would be frozen) and, on the way you will have a chance to view all of the beautiful palaces at the side of the lake.

After the boat trip, you will walk along a long corridor which is regarded as the longest art gallery in the world and has 14,000 Chinese traditional paintings on the beams.

Visit the Olympic Sites Including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube

After visiting the Summer Palace you’ll pass by the 2008 Beijing Olympics sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube for a photo opportunity. Your guide will show you the best angle for taking a panoramic view of the stadium.

Lunch at Da Wan Ju restaurant

Lunch will be served at Da Wan Ju restaurant which serves traditional Beijing local food. Your guide will help you to order the food loved by local people.

Good to know:

  • Can I choose my own food style? Please tell your guide your preference for food such as: vegetarian food, no spicy, no sugar etc. Your guide will help you order your food based on your requirement. But please keep in mind that all the dishes are shared with other members - yes, sharing food is a Chinese traditional table manner.

Visit Jingshan Park

Remember we have visited the Forbidden City in Day 1? Still being amazed by these palaces and treasures? This afternoon we will change another angle to have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City at Jingshan Park which is located behind the Forbidden City. Standing on the 479-meter high hill you’ll have the best position to get a panoramic view of this large Palace Museum which you should not miss.

Visit the Temple of Heaven

After visiting Jingshan Park, we will head to the Temple of Heaven. This is the place where ancient Chinese emperors used to worship their “Gods”. The Altar, Echo Wall, and spectacular Imperial Vault are the highlights.

You’ll find the Hall of Abstinence is a special place that those emperors uses this palace for fasting before they held a ceremony to pray for a good harvest and would abstain from meat and wine. Usually the emperor go to this palace three days in advance with no drinking, no entertainment, no mourning and paying no attentions to any sins and crimes being committed which showed his piousness to his god.

However, those emperors do not really know that there’s only one true God who saved His people by His grace through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." - 【Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)】

May God bless His people in China through His Words to open their heart let them knowing that You are the only true God.

Transfer back to your hotel

This trip comes to the end after visiting the Temple of Heaven. Your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel. If you need to catch an onward flight or train at, please book a transfer service in advance and tell your guide your departure time.

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* Please Note: The peak season includes the following dates: 29/Apr/2017 - 01/May/2017, 01/Oct/2017 - 08/Oct/2017, 30/Dec/2017 - 01/Jan/2018, 15/Feb/2018 - 22/Feb/2018. Other dates are indicated as shoulder season.

Seasons Adult (age 12+) Child (age 2 – 11) Infant (age < 2)
Shoulder Season * $189 USD $169 USD Free
Peak Season * $199 USD $169 USD Free

Price Include:

  • Admission to the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, the Great Wall at Mutianyu, Summer Palace, Jingshan Park and Temple of Heaven.
  • Round-way cable car or round-way chairlift and toboggan. (If you want to take one way cable car and one way chairlift or toboggan, you need to pay the price difference CNY80 per person at your own expense.)
  • Dragon boat trip at Summer Palace.
  • Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel.
  • English-speaking local guide service.
  • Lunches.

Price Exclude:

  • Airport transfer. Click here to book airport transfer service. (price from 18 USD p/p.)
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Hotel accommodation.
  • Gratuities to your tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.

Cancellation Policy for Trippest Beijing Tours

  • If we are not able to implement the services that we list in this trip due to war, flood, typhoon, fire, strikes, storm, earthquake, or any other condition we are not able to foresee and avoid, we will inform customers at the first possible opportunity and offer the best possible solutions, and the final bill shall be settled based on the service we actually provide.
  • Up to 7 days before departure: 100% refund of all money paid, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • From 3 to 7 days before departure: 90% refund, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • Within 3 days before departure: no refund.
  • After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for cancelled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
  • For groups of more than 10 people: The terms for cancellation may vary from case to case. Please ask your travel advisor regarding the cancellation policy for your group.

About Beijing 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy

  • Citizens of certain countries who meet the criteria are allowed 72-hour visa-free transit via and travel in nine China cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shenyang, and Dalian. Please make sure you have read the detailed Visa-free policies before you decide to take the Visa-free policy. And please keep in mind that Trippest does not take any resposibility for the risk or loss of customer who use the Visa-free policy.

Last Minute Booking of Trippest Beijing Tours

  • All the bookings are required to be placed at least 48 hours in advance before your trip start so that we may have enough time to make the arrangement. However, it might be possible that there are several seats available with the last 48 hours. So please do make us a phone call at: +86-13910694045 to check the availability for the last minute booking.

Joonas S

"Very nice trip and our guide colin was amazing!"

Reviewed June 27, 2017

We had a 2 day trip wich included greatwall, forbidden city, summer palace and tempple of heaven. We learned so much about china's history and customs from our guide Colin! Colin was happy to help with anything we needed to know about china and he had great sense pf humor so we had also great time during our trip! Driver was also on time and was a gentleman.

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"Great tour of Beijing's main attractions"

Reviewed June 26, 2017

Great resource to see the main highlights of Beijing in a short time. Our Guide,Olivia Tian, was delightful. She was very friendly and informative. She walked with us the entire tour, pointing out bits of History that made the walk more enyoyable.

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"Beijing tour with William"

Reviewed June 24, 2017

We had the 2-day Beijing tour last weekend...the tour was awesome, and William was an amazing guide! In two days, we were able to see so many sights (Great Wall, Tiananman Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Silk and Pearl markets, Chinese acrobatic show, etc.). The tour had great use of time in order to fit a lot in, not to mention skipping many lines and other tourist inefficiencies. William was very personable and taught us a great deal via his knowledge of China history and current culture. We left China feeling less like customers and more like good friends with William because of his personal approach. You can't go wrong *** with William!

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"Beijing 2 day tour"

Reviewed June 23, 2017

Our guide was Cactus. She was very knowledgeable of Chinese history and she made it very interesting while we were touring around for the 2 days. Sadly the weather was bad and we never managed to get up to the Great Wall by cable car etc. She did take us to an area where we could see the wall though,which all in the group really appreciated. Generally, a great tour albeit the weather wasn't on our side. Highly recommend Cactus as a tour guide. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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"Beijing 2 day tour was a blast with William"

Reviewed June 23, 2017

My daughter and I were part of a small group tour headed by William. He was a wonderful and attentive guide. There didn't seem to be any details that William overlooked. Definitely recommend seeking him out for this itinerary.

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Why Book With Trippest?

Go Local!

Experience the real local culture with a local guide!


No text-book recite but interesting and vivid stories and experiences behind every attraction.


Our guide and driver are knowledgeable and friendly! They are willing to serve you with their passion and enthusiasm.

Skip the lines!

Skip the lines at some major attractions (such as the Forbidden City) as a VIP guest!

Real Small Groups!

Our small groups are limited to Max. 6 persons to ensure a better experience and flexibility.

Time-smart Arrangement!

We make full research of each attraction in the itinerary to make sure you don't have to spend unnecessary time on the road.

Well-selected Restaurant!

We choose featured local restaurant where local people loved to taste the most authentic local food!

Comfortable & Safe!

Air-conditioned business car with GPS facilities, big windows, and ample space. Reliable licensed local driver with at least 5 years’ driving experience.

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