Meet your guide and group fellows at Qianmen Subway Station Exit C (subway line 2) Meet in front of KFC , and head up to Tiananmen Square directly. Learn about the area’s history, take photos in front of Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, and visit the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
From here, enter the Forbidden City, skipping the long entry line and proceeding directly inside. Take in the traditional Chinese architecture, and hear all about the ancient Chinese emperors who lived here. Rather than visit all 9,999 rooms, your guide has carefully selected the best represent the palace and maximize your experience.
Board the comfortable vehicle and leave Beijing for the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, where you’ll board the time-saving cable car up to the top. Spend about two hours hiking on the wall while your guide sheds light on the wall’s history and significance.
Relax and rest on the ride back to Dongzhimen Subway Station (subway line 2).