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( Only have short time in Beijing )

Beijing Layover/Transit Tour is specially designed for the travelers who want to see the most famous tourist attractions of Beijing in a short time: 6 - 8 hours, one day, two days or three days to make the most of their layover.

The itineraries below are all-inclusive private tour packages, covering the airport round transfer, personal English-speaking tour guide, local flavor meals, tickets to the sites and best-value accommodations. Any of them can be tailored to your needs, interests and budget for free. Moreover, from Jan.1, 2013, Beijing has carried out Visa-free transit policy for transit passengers holding a third-country visa and from 51 countries to spend up to 72 hours in Beijing without a Chinese visa, so you can take any of the trips even if you don't have a Chinese visa.


How far is it from the Beijing airport to the most popular tourist attractions of Beijing?

1. Beijing airport to Mutianyu Great Wall: about 66km, 1~1.5 hrs by car;
2. Beijing airport to Badaling Great Wall: about 68km, 1~1.5 hrs by car;
3. Beijing airport to Tiananmen Square: 30.1km, 45 mins by car;
4. Beijing airport to Forbidden City: 31km, 45 mins by car;
5. Beijing airport to Temple of Heaven: 31.4km, 45 mins by car;
6. Beijing airport to Summer Palace: 35.3km, 55 mins by car;
7. Beijing airport to Hutong area: 24km, 30 mins by car;

Choose your Favorite Beijing Layover Tour below
1-Day Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven Layover 1-Day Beijing Hutong Folk Culture Layover 3-Day Beijng Tour Package
1-Day Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Summer Palace Layover 1-Day Mutianyu & Ming Tombs Layover Travel Tips & FAQs
1-Day Badaling & Ming Tombs Layover 1-Day Family & Kids Layover  
1-Day Mutianyu & Summer Palace Layover 2-Day Soul of Beijing Layover  

Tour code: BJH-D-01A

1 Day Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven Tour

Route:Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Overview: See the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace,visit the Temple of Heaven -- the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest

Price from:$69/pax

Tour code: BJH-D-01B

1 Day Classic Beijing Tour (Tiananmen, Forbidden City & Summer Palace)

Route:Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Summer Palace

Overview: Historical Beijing: explore one of the oldest cultures on earth by visiting Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and other must sees that shape the city’s vast history.

Price from:$68/pax

Tour code: BJH-D-02A

1 Day Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs Tour

Route:Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Olympic Sites

Overview: Beijing Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs Day Tour - Without climbing on the Great Wall, you are not a real man! Today, you will have a good chance to visit the majestic Badaling Great Wall and become a 'Real Man' from this tour.

Price from:$76/pax

Tour code: BJH-D-04B

1 Day Mutianyu Great Wall & Summer Palace Tour

Route:Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Beijing Olympic Sites

Overview: Hiking to the Mutianyu Great Wall to witness the greatness of this man-made wonder; Having fun in the Summer Palace which is largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden.

Price from:$70/pax

Tour code: BJH-D-05

1 Day Beijing Folk Culture Trip

Route:Beihai Park, Hutongs, Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, Imperial College

Overview: Folk culture immersion tour: walk through the oldest classic Chinese imperial garden - Beihai Park; rickshaw around the Gulou Hutong area; local family visit and house-host lunch; explore the largest and best preserved lamasery of China; have a class in the Imperial College; worship Confucius in the Confucius Temple;

Price from:$73/pax

Tour code: BJH-D-02B

1 Day Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs Tour

Route:Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Olympic Sites

Overview: Beautiful scenic Mutianyu Great Wall and Awe-inspiring Underground Palace

Price from:$76/pax

Tour code: BJH-D-06

1 Day Beijing Trip for Family with Kids

Route:Hutongs in Gulou area, Beijing Zoo, Summer Palace

Overview: Family-friendly day tour: mix the kids-friendly activities, like intimate contact with Giant Panda, boat cruising on the lake of Summer Palace and having fun by taking the Pedi cab, etc, with the parents' passion for immersion of Beijing's culture and history.

Price from:$69/pax

Tour code: BJH-P-02A

2 Days Soul of Beijing Tour Package

Route:Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu

Overview: Plan a weekend/2 days Beijing city break? Or stopover in Beijing for your international tour? Then this is the trip! Safe and comfortable airport transfer; explore the importance of Tiananmen; live a day's life of the Emperor in Forbidden City and be a great man by climbing up the majestic Great Wall!

Price from:$149/pax

Tour code: BJH-P-03

3 Days Beijing Essence Tour Package

Route:Summer Palace, Mutianyu, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Overview: Our 3 days Beijing city break unlocks the secrets of the capital of the most populous country on earth. Join us to get under the ancient skin of this rapidly developing city, experience local life and customs and be amazed by the food and vibrant culture of today's China.

Price from:$238/pax

Beijing Layover Travel Tips & FAQs

1. What about "Beijing Layover Tour"?

Our Beijing Layover Tours are the best choice for those visitors who have just a few days or a few hours staying in Beijing.

Following the tours, you will be picked up from the airport by private tour guide & driver, driven to the popular attractions like the Forbidden City, Great Wall, then transferred back to the airport for your flight to depart. Of course, you can book in advance and follow our Beijing bus tours with sharing guide and vehicle.

2. What's different between "Beijing Layover Tour" and "72-Hour Visa-Free Tour"?

Both types of tours are arranged for travelers who have only short time in Beijing. All visitors with China visa who can take both tours. There are no limits for Layover Tour travelers.

However, there are many limiting conditions for "72-Hour Visa-Free Tour". Firstly, travelers must from 51 countries, such as Austria, the United States, England, Canada, etc. Secondly, travelers must enter into Beijing via Beijing Capital International Airport and then depart from the airport. Thirdly, travelers must hold valid international travel documents that can prove their nationality and identity. Fourthly, travelers must hold valid air tickets or arrangements with specific dates and seat numbers which can prove they will leave for the third country or region within 72 hours.

>> Read more about Beijing 72-Hour Visa-Free Transit Tour.

3. Time Management

Due to the Layover Tour in short time, we make sure that there are enough time viewing in each site and design one or two sites in one day. If you want to add the viewing sites, please contact us in time, and we will give you a reasonable amount of time to avoid the delay of your flight. Usually, you need to leave 2 or 3 hours for the transportation from the airport.

4. Packing

Although there is short time in Beijing tour, you can visit the popular attractions, incl. Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Jingshan Park, Summer Palace, the Great Wall, Hutong, Beijing Zoo, etc. When viewing these places, please wear non-slip and comfortable sports shoes ad take enough food and water. Wear a head arm covering in sunny and use sunblock. Others: a watch, a phone, rain gear, a spare handkerchief, a camera...

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