The Forbidden City | Beijing | China
FROM: R8,900 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: The perfect city stay for those in transit through Beijing, it is now possible to stay for up to 144 hours without needing a visa. See the bewildering Great Wall and the majestic Forbidden City and experience the best of mysterious Beijing.

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Trip Highlights

Tiananmen Square
UNESCO-listed Great Wall
UNESCO-listed Forbidden City
Beijing - China's eclectic capital, a mix of ancient and modern


2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Arrival transfer on day 1, departure transfer day 3 (Beijing Capital Airport)
Touring of the Badaling section of the Great Wall
2 nights 3 star accommodation
Guided touring of Beijing, Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City
All relevant transfers

Not Included

International flights
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature
Entrance Fees: USD$25 - 30pp, paid in local currency


Day 1


Arrive into Beijing airport where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2

Beijing city tour

This morning, we explore the heart of Beijing, China's pulsating capital, including the vast Tiananmen Square where Chairman Mao’s tomb lies and various monuments to the people are located. Dominating the city centre is the Forbidden City, a centre of power for five centuries and seat of the emperors. Entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (replete with Chairman Mao’s portrait), we enjoy a guided tour of this old city within a city.

Don some comfortable shoes for later, as we walk a section of the famous Great Wall. Zig zagging some 6000 kilometres, ducking and weaving through mountain peaks and lush terrain, climbing the Great Wall is one of those ‘must do’ experiences!
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Goodbye Beijing

Your brief stay in Beijing comes to an end. Tour arrangements conclude after the onward transfer to the airport. If time permits, extend your stay and allow us show you more of this ancient country - we also offer a 5 day Beijing private tour as well as a 7 day Beijing and Shanghai private tour.

Travel to Beijing - Visa Free

Many nationalities are eligible to visit Beijing, without requiring a tourist visa for stays up to 72 hours. Please see below for eligible nationalities.

Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States. NOTE: Visa requirements are subject to change, please check with your embassy before booking this trip.

For further information please read our Visa Free Trips to China section of our China Travel Guide

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘Per Person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the 'Per Person' price when single rooms are required or preferred. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Beijing Visa Free - 3 days


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Jiangxi Grand Hotel , Beijing

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The contemporary Jiangxi Grand Hotel offers spacious, well lit and comfortable rooms. The hotel is located just a 15 minute walk from Liujiayao Subway Station which links you to the rest of Beijing on Line 5 of the Subway. There are 2 restaurants located within the hotel serving local and international cuisine, as well as there being numerous restaurants in the surrounding area. Complimentary WIFI is offered in the hotel along with gym facilities.

In Brief

Trip Type
Most days of the year
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 2, Lunch: 1
Click to play videoBeijing cityscape with a view of the sprawling Forbidden City palace complex from above
Click to play videoGreat Wall Highlight

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