Beijing, the capital city of China, was once the capital of five ancient dynasties. Taking a Beijing tour is the most popular choice of the first-time travelers who want to learn about China. Our Beijing tour packages will enable you to experience a modern city, as well as dating you back to the ancient time by visiting the world heritage sites like Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and other highlights.
For the first-time travelers, two or three days, except arrival and departure days, are required for a Beijing tour with the must-see attractions. The most popular 2 day Beijing tour package includes a full-day tour to the Great Wall and Hutong alleys, and a day for the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven sightseeing. If your time allows, it is advisable to spend one more day on seeing the Summer Palace, Panda House at Beijing Zoo and more.
Which section of the Great Wall is the best for sightseeing?
The sections of the Great Wall around Beijing include Badaling, Mutianyu, Juyongguan, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Simatai, Huangyaguan, and Jiankou. Among them, Badaling and Mutianyu are the two most popular sections in Beijing tour packages. Badaling Great Wall is the best preserved and is always crowded with domestic visitors. Mutianyu section, by contrast, has the equal grandeur but fewer tourists, so it is more favored by foreign travelers. For adventure or hiking enthusiasts, Jinshanling, the most splendid Great Wall hiking route, is the best choice.
When is the best time to visit the Great Wall?
Although going on a Beijing tour is feasible all year round, the best time for a Beijing great wall tour is April to June, September to October avoiding the uncomfortable climate and the peak school holiday season. If you want to challenge yourself and admire the breathtaking snow-covered landscape of the Great Wall, you can schedule your Beijing tour from late November to February.
How long does it take to walk on the Great Wall generally?
If it is a Beijing group tour, we usually leave our guests 2 to 3 hours on the wall. It is quite enough for climbing and sightseeing at a leisurely pace. For a private travel, you will decide how long you want to stay on the wall. Your guide will make proper arrangements.
How and where do I apply for a 144-hour visa-free transit permit in Beijing?
Firstly, you need to ensure your qualifications to the 144-hour visa-free transit policy. If you are qualified, you can bring all the necessary documents and go to the Capital International Airport or Beijing West Railway Station for the application. Following the signs or asking the staff, you will reach the exclusive counter/lane at immigration.
Countries eligible for China 144-hour visa-free transit:
24 Schengen Agreement Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
15 Other European Countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco
6 American Countries: The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
2 Oceania Countries: Australia, New Zealand
6 Asian Countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar
The documents needed for application:
1)Passport with a validity of at least three months from the entry date.
2)Ticket to a third country with certain date and seat.
3)Completely filled Arrival/Departure Card.