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Book your chosen tour option and meet your guide in your central hotel in the morning every day.

Day 1: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Hutongs - Temple of Heaven (L)

You will be picked up at the centrally located hotel at 8:30am by your professional English speaking tour guide. 

Visit Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.

Next, the magnificent Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. you will spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.

Dine in a local Chinese Restaurant.

After lunch, drive to the hutong (old residential area) where the transport change into a delightful rickshaw! The 30 minute rickshaw tour stops at a local family where our special guests get insight into the home settings, life, and culture of traditional Beijingners.

Then takes a 30-minute ride to the Temple of Heaven, the largest Imperial place of worship from ancient times. This special place becomes a park where the local community utilizes this beautiful and enormous space for social activities such as singing, dancing, and Tai chi practice.

At evening you can upgrade to choose the option 2 to enjoy an acrobatic show in Chaoyang Theater or Kongfu show at fantastic Red Theater with medium class seat.

Day 2: Mutianyu Great Wall - Summer Palace (L)

You will be picked up at the centrally located hotel at 8:00am-8:30am

Mutianyu Great Wall (1 1/2  to 2 hours drive). This is a one of the most famous and ideal sections of the 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 of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came.

Dine at the local Chinese restaurant near the wall. 

Drive around 1.5 hours to the Summer Palace which is a summer resort for Imperial Family Members, considered the best preserved Imperial Park. You can spend 1 to 2 hours there depending how much time you spend at the wall.

Locations visited
Temple of Heaven
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
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Overview

Come with us on a discovery journey in the 2 days tour. Here you have the chance to visit the most sights seeing in Beijing during such limited time. Start the tour from your hotel each day to explore Beijing in the city and Great Wall. One day to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong, Temple of Heaven and followed day to Summer Palace and Mutianyu Great Wall. You can upgrade to have an evening show. Guide, entrance fees, lunch and transfer service are all inclusive.

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Good option for customized tour

Catherine Lu Tours was very helpful in customizing a tour to our interests. We previously decided which sights we wanted to see. The company helped us determine how much time was needed to visit all the sights that interested us, and what time we needed...More

Thank Billykuerten
Reviewed 1 week ago
This was the second time I've used Catherine Lu tours, amazing again.

My son and I went on the 2 day tour with Catherin Lu tours. Our tour guide Peter was amazing. His knowledge of Beijing and the history of China and all the spots we visited was unsurpassed. He was a pleasure to be on a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
5 Star Service Every Time

I have used Catherine Lu Tours multiple times over the past 2 years and I can't emphasize enough how amazing this company is. This trip we had Jenny for 2 days and she was excellent. We went out to Longqing Gorge and rode a boat...More

Thank englishdownunder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Lucy Provided An Exceptional Two Day Tour

My family had only two days to spend in Beijing so we needed an experienced tour guide to show us around the sites of the city and beyond. Lucy from Catherine Lu Tours did just that. She was wonderful, kind, knowledge, spoke great English, and...More

1  Thank stuartled
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Tour and Awesome Tour Guide, Eran!!!

We booked the 2 day private tour with Catherine Lu Tours. Eran was our tour guide and he was awesome!! He was very helpful and informative. We were able to pack in so much in the 2 days we were there. We got to do...More

Thank Gregory M
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I agree with previous comments, contact Catherine Lu directly. They will work with you in what you want to see and do. Lena was our guide, and she was so much fun and informative. We did go to the acrobatic show, and they... More
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