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Meet your guide in your central hotel in the morning, drop off at the hotel after the tour every day.

Day 1: Tian'anmen Square-Forbidden City-Hutong-Lama Temple (L)

You will be picked up at the centrally located hotel at 8:30am by your professional English speaking tour guide to visit Tian’anmen Square. Explore the sites around the square with taking some amazing pictures. Afterwards to Forbidden City, you will spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.

After lunch in a local restaurant, drive to the hutong area where the transport change into a delightful rickshaw. The 20 minute rickshaw tour stops at a local family where our special guests get into the home settings, life, and culture of traditional Beijingners.

You will then take a 30 minute ride to Lama Temple.

Day 2: Choose one of following options upon booking:
Option 1, Mutianyu Wall-Olympic Stadiums (L)
Option 2: Mutianyu Great Wall-Olympic Stadiums with the Acrobatic show or Kongfu show (L)

You will be picked up at the centrally located hotel at 8:00am-8:30am, 1.5 - 2 hour drive to Mutianyu.

Option 1, Mutianyu Great Wall, you will have your choice of taking the cable car or chair lift up the breathtaking wall and spend a leisurely 1 to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections exploring the Watch Towers and marveling at the construction and beauty of the renown and legendary Wall. You then have the option to take toboggan or cable back down the wall

After lunch nearby the wall, drive around 1.5 hours the Olympic Stadiums and you will have a stop and have a visit the outside view of the unique architecture of the "Bird's Nest" and "Water Cube".

Option 2, tour Mutianyu Great Wall in the morning,  you have plenty time to take attraction pictures and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the wall, afterwards,  enjoy an acrobatic show in Chaoyang Theater or Kongfu show at Red Theater with medium class seat (you can choose either of them).

Day 3: Temple of Heaven- Beijing Zoo (Panda House)-Summer Palace (L)

Morning to Temple of Heaven, the largest Imperial place of worship from ancient times. 

After lunch, continue your tour to Beijing Zoo to see the giant pandas at the Panda House, you can see other varied animals in the zoo as well, then Summer Palace, a summer resort for Imperial Family Members, considered the best preserved imperial park. You can visit the court area, lake area, long corridor etc.

Drop you off at the hotel ending the happy tour.

Locations visited
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
Temple of Heaven
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
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Perfect for first-time visitors, this in-depth, multi-day tour hits all the highlights of Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Beijing Zoo. Entrance fees, lunch, and private vehicle transfers are all included, so you’ll be free to focus on sightseeing. Head to the rugged, under-the-radar Mutianyu Great Wall, and opt to catch a live acrobatic show. You’ll also enjoy a scenic rickshaw ride through Beijing’s traditional quarters.

  • An action-packed, multi-day sightseeing tour of Beijing’s top highlights

  • Tick off all the classics: Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Great Wall, Summer Palace

  • Get a peek at China’s famous Great Pandas at the Beijing zoo, and enjoy other unique stops

  • Upgrade to include a toboggan ride down the Great Wall or a live acrobatic performance

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Excellent and highly recommended tour guides

Excellent activities arranged with friendly and helpful tour guides (thank you Lena and Eran!), they are knowledgeable and gave a rich narrative of each historical site and showing the best spot for photos! Not forgetting the excellent chauffeur service by Mr.Han, who ensured we all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
R & P: Outstanding Jam Packed 3 days in Beijing!

My husband and I were in Beijing from July 26 to July 29th - Catherine Lu Tours did an amazing job in helping us plan our days in Beijing! Peter our tour guide was super friendly and fun! We worked with Catherine and Jenna in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic tour!

This is our second time going on a private tour with Catherine Lu. And I tell you what, both are wonderful, and the experiences are never the same! This time i went with my parent, and our personal guide is Steven with Mr. Cao as...More

Thank Chelsea S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic private tour

This is an action packed tour of the highlights of Beijing. We really enjoyed the company of our enthusiastic guide, Peter, and his trusty and smiley driver Li. A real highlight for us were the local restaurant which Peter chose and the local dishes he...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic 3-Day Tour in Beijing

From date of booking through the end of the trip, Catherine Lu Tours was highly professional, easy to contact and a pleasure to deal with. Our guide was Joyce and she was in contact several weeks prior to our arrival. Joyce was knowledgeable, friendly and...More

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