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Beijing Tours

At first glance Beijing can appear as nothing more than a modern cosmopolitan city, with soaring skyscrapers, sprawls of apartment blocks and a crisscross of freeways. But hidden amid the concrete and glass one can still find remnants of the city’s past dynasties and evidence of traditional Chinese culture still practiced today. Vast squares, magnificent palaces and beautiful gardens are just some of the treasures still visible from the city’s imperial past, while down narrow alleyways one can find charming teahouses, traditional workshops, and quiet courtyards. Spend a couple days in the city on one of our China tours and reveal the true charm of Beijing.

 

Our Beijing Tours: 

Beijing Group Tours

China Express - 7 days
Found 50 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $1,699

Explore the Forbidden City, climb The Great Wall and meet Terracotta Warriors on this 7 day tour in China...

Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days
Found 50 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $1,999

Take in the highlights of Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou on this 9 day tour of China...

Chinese Checkers - 11 days
Found 43 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $2,229

Kicking off in Beijing, explore the sights of Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou on this exciting 11 day tour...

Harbin Ice Festival - 11 days
Found 2 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $2,399

Spend the holiday season in China and marvel at the creations at the Harbin Ice Festival on this 11 day tour...

Beyond the City Walls - 12 days
Found 42 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $3,599

Travel from Beijing to Shanghai through rural landscapes of Guilin and Yangshou on this 12 day tour...

Hutongs to Hong Kong - 13 days
Found 43 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $3,099

A classic 13 day journey through China, ending in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong...

Fine China - 13 days
Found 43 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $3,499

From Beijing take in the Longman Caves, Terracotta Warriors, Gulin and Yangshou, ending in Hong Kong...

Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days
Found 43 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $3,199

Travel a full circle in China over 15 days, discovering temples, tombs, palaces and cities along the way...

Yin and Yangtze - 15 days
Found 41 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $3,649

Setting out from Beijing, journey through Xi’an, along the Yangtze River and on to Shanghai over 15 days...

Warriors & Dragons - 8 days
Found 24 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $1,799

Enjoy a family holiday in China, exploring the sites of Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou over 8 days...

Beijing Private Tours

Classic China & Chengdu - 12 Days
Beijing Private Tours depart any day of the year
FROM USD $3,849

Explore Beijing, meet Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and cuddle a giant panda in Chengu on this 12 day tour...

Totally China - 18 days
Beijing Private Tours depart any day of the year
FROM USD $4,289

Encompassing Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai, this 18 day tour has it all...

Beijing Day Tours

Imperialist Beijing - 1 day
Found 93 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $229

Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden Palace, The Summer Palace and more on this Beijing day tour ...

Beijing: Great Wall - 1 day
Found 94 departure dates for Beijing tours
FROM USD $249

Spend the day exploring The Great Wall of China, enjoy a local lunch, and visit a cloisonne workshop ...

Beijing City Breaks

Beijing Visa Free - 3 days
Beijing City Breaks depart any day of the year
FROM USD $599

Climb the Great Wall, explore The Forbidden City and more on this visa free 3 day tour...

Beijing Breakaway - 5 days
Beijing City Breaks depart any day of the year
FROM USD $769

Enjoy a 5 day city break in Beijing, exploring the Forbidden City, The Great Wall and much more...


Highlights of our Beijing Tours

 

Beijing is a key highlight on most of our tours in China and while there we aim to show travellers both sides of the city, from the fascinating remnants of its ancient past, to all that is new and modern. At the very heart of Beijing is the legendary Forbidden City, which stood as the residence of emperors and as the political powerhouse of the country for over half a millennia. Today it houses the Palace Museum and is the country’s largest and best-preserved complex of ancient buildings, attracting millions of visitors every year. The red-roofed Gate of Heavenly Peace stands entrance to the Forbidden City just off of Tiananmen Square, a vast public space which is home to Chairman’s Mao’s Mausoleum and several historic monuments as well as being a fascinating place to people watch.

 

Surrounding the Forbidden City are a labyrinth of ancient alleyways and twisted lanes, known as the Hutongs, which are lined with artisan workshops, traditional teahouses, and quiet courtyards. On all of our tours in Beijing we explore these back lanes by rickshaw, offering intriguing insight into the traditional aspects of everyday life still practised here, and into the capital’s rich history.

 

As well as being the political and economic heart of the country, Beijing is also a thriving centre for the arts and culture. Our tours in Beijing include a visit to a cloisonné workshop, where you can view the unique art of decorating copper with colourful enamel, and attendance at a Chinese acrobatic performance of swinging ropes, juggling hoops and human pyramids. Beijing is also a great place for day trips to the Badaling section of The Great Wall and the Summer Palace, set around beautiful Kunming Lake beyond the city limits.

 

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Great Wall & Warriors

9 days from USD $1,999

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on...

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