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Beijing, the capital of China located in northern China, is the No.1 tourist destination in China with a rich history that spans over 3,000 years and has served as the capital of China for several dynasties. Visitors can explore the most important historical and cultural sites in China, such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace, and visit world-famous landmarks such as the Great Wall of China. The city seamlessly blends ancient charm with modern changes, welcoming visitors to experience both the modern and traditional sides of Beijing by exploring its bustling streets, ancient hutongs, and modern skyscrapers.

With a local office and expert team based in Beijing, Asia Odyssey Travel has carefully crafted Beijing tours that offer a truly authentic and unforgettable experience. We offer a variety of Beijing tours, including Classic Beijing Tours, Great Wall Tours, Hutong Tours, Layover Tours, Visa-free Tours, and Day Tours, that cater to your interests. You can choose to travel in the comfort of a private tour with a flexible itinerary, or join a budget-friendly group tour without compromising on quality. If you want a long China vacation starting from Beijing, you can extend your trips to other hot destinations by air or high speed train.

Whatever your preference, Asia Odyssey Travel has a Beijing tour that caters to your needs and desires, ensuring that your journey to Beijing is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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6 Best Classic Beijing Private Tours

Discover ancient past and modern face of Beijing at your own pace with our private tours, designed to provide a comfortable and personalized experience. As a first-time traveler to Beijing, we recommend our best and classic trips, ranging from 2 to 5 days in length. Whether you're looking for a short break or an in-depth exploration, our Beijing tours will help you discover all the highlights of Beijing.
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Recommended Beijing Group Tours

Experience the wonders of Beijing with our affordable small group tours! Whether you're interested in a single Beijing tour to see iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City, or want to take a longer vacation that includes other hot destinations in China, we have a tour that meets your needs. We highly recommend our 4 most popular China group tours ranging from 4 to 16 days that include Beijing, all of which are all-inclusive. Take your pick and join us on a remarkable journey!
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Take this 10-day small group China tour and immerse yourself in the four most stunning destinations in the country - Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai. For first-timers to China, you’ll gain a com...
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Potala Palace in Lhasa
Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa - Shanghai
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Popular Beijing Great Wall Tours

China has a famous saying: "He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man." Therefore, every traveler should add the Great Wall of China to their bucket list. Whether you're seeking a classic half-day or one-day Great Wall tour to see the most scenic section, or looking for a more unique experience such as 2-3 days of in-depth hiking, camping, or a night tour on the wall, you can explore the Great Wall in your own style.

Beijing Side Trips to Shanghai, Xian, or Tianjin

Beijing boasts a fantastic transportation network, making it easy to access whether it's your first destination or starting point from Shanghai or an international cruise to Tianjin cruise port. However, exploring Beijing alone may not be enough. You can enhance your trip by adding other surrounding destinations such as Xian, Pingyao, Datong, Inner Mongolia, Harbin, and more. Let us know your interests and preferences, and we can tailor a tour that suits your needs.
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Hot China Tours from Beijing

We offers many China tours from Beijing trying to meet many travelers’ needs, and it will take some time to select which one best suits for you. Based on years’ experience, travelers’ choices and feedback, we highly recommend you to choose from the following 6 China tours from Beijing for first-time visitors. You will explore from classic discovery in China’s golden triangle cities to scenic exploration in Guilin with Karst landscapes, from Potala Palace to Hometown of Giant Pandas. Any of them can be tailor-made according to your interests and needs. Best prices are guaranteed!
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Beijing Tours Planning & Useful Articles

Planning a trip to Beijing requires careful preparation to ensure a smooth and enjoyable tour. To help you get ready, we've compiled a list of essential articles related to Beijing tours and travel that you should read before you go. These articles offer valuable tips and insights on everything from transportation and the best time to visit, to attractions and things to do. By reading these articles, you'll be well-informed and better prepared for your trip to Beijing. View Beijing Travel Guide >>

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    1. How to get to Beijing? By air & By Bullet Train?
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    Beijing is a major transportation hub in China, with several options for getting there. The two most popular options are by air or by high-speed train. Here are some useful information for your reference:

    1. By Flight: If you are traveling from another country or a distant region of China, flying to Beijing is usually the most convenient option. Beijing has two major airports, Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX). Both airports serve domestic and international destinations and have multiple daily flights from major cities in China and around the world. The flight time from major Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu to Beijing is usually around 2-3 hours.

    2. By bullet train: If you are traveling from nearby provinces or cities, taking a high-speed train to Beijing can be a more cost-effective and convenient option, as there are many high-speed rail lines connecting Beijing to other parts of China. Beijing has several high-speed train stations, including Beijing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, and Beijing South Railway Station. High-speed trains connect Beijing with many major cities in China, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xi'an. The travel time from Shanghai to Beijing by high-speed train is around 4-6 hours, while the travel time from Guangzhou to Beijing is around 8-10 hours.

    Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on your preferences, budget, and travel plans. If you're looking for a faster travel time and don't mind the higher cost, flying may be the best option. However, if you prefer a more scenic and affordable option or want to experience China's high-speed train network, taking the train may be a better choice. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which transportation method best suits your needs.

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    2. When is the best time to travel to Beijing?
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    The best time to visit Beijing is from April to early November. In order to avoid being surrounded by thousands of domestic tourists, it is suggested to avoid visiting Beijing during the National Day Holiday (October 1st to 7th).

    Many people prefer to visit Beijing in March and April when it is much cooler and not crowded. The average temperature at this time reaches approximately 15 degrees centigrade by day falling to a low of around 5 degrees centigrade at night.

    During spring (April, May) and autumn/fall (September, October) the weather is most pleasant, and the views are most spectacular, on average. During summer, expecially from July to August (the rainiest part), it is hot and humid. During winter, Beijing is very cold and dry, with a little snow.

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    3. Why visit Great Wall sections in Beijing?
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    As one of the world's most iconic landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Great Wall of China stretches over 13,000 miles (21,000 kilometers) across northern China. It was built over several centuries by various Chinese dynasties to protect against invasions from the north. This vast and complex system of fortifications are mainly located in several Chinese provinces such as Hebei, Gansu, Shanxi, Henan, and Inner Mongolia.

    But some of the most popular and well-known sections of the wall are located near Beijing, such as the Mutianyu Great Wall, Jingshanling Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall, Jiankou Great Wall, and Badaling Great Wall.

    1. Badaling Great Wall (Most Famous One and The Most Tourists Visited):
    This section of the Great Wall is located about 47 miles (75 kilometers) north of Beijing and is the most popular and well-preserved section of the wall.

    2. Mutianyu Great Wall (Most Popular with Foreign Tourists):
    This section of the Great Wall is located about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Beijing and is known for its scenic views and well-preserved fortifications.

    3. Jingshanling Great Wall (Most Popular Among Photographers):
    This section of the Great Wall is located about 81 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Beijing and is known for its rugged terrain and breathtaking views.

    4. Simatai Great Wall (The Only Great Wall that can be Visited at Night): This section of the Great Wall is located about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Beijing and is known for its steep slopes and watchtowers.

    You can also visit Juyongguan Great Wall (one of the eight scenic spots in Beijing), Jiankou Great Wall, and Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall (a holiday resort integrating the Great Wall, lakes and mountains).

    Overall, a Beijing Great Wall Tour is a must-do for many visitors to China, offering a unique and unforgettable experience of China's rich history and natural beauty. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, a Great Wall tour is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Beijing.

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    4. Any useful tips for a Great Wall hike?
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    Here are some useful tips for your Great Wall Hike:

    1) Don't bring too many things. Climbing the Great Wall may make you a little tired, you only need to bring a bottle of mineral water.

    2) Those who like to take pictures should not bring too many accessories, just a tripod is ok.

    3) Wear flat shoes or sports casual shoes, and don't climb in high heels, otherwise you may hurt you feet, and it is not safe.

    4) If you hike with you kids, it is important to ask them not to chase each other on the steep parts of a Great Wall section.

    5) Do not climb alone, try to find an experienced guide

    6) Make a hiking plan beforehand based on your own condition, including the length of the hike, the items you need to take, and ask someone to be your contact person for emergency.

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    5. How many days is enough in Beijing?
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    How many days to spend in Beijing for a tour? The ideal length of time to explore in Beijing depends on your interests, schedule, and budget. However, to get a good feel for the city and see the major attractions, we would recommend to spend at least 2-4 full days in Beijing.

    During this time, you can visit iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven, discover historic neighborhoods like the Hutongs, sample delicious food (such as Beijing Duck & dumplings) at local eateries and markets, and experience the vibrant culture and nightlife of the city. Of course, there are many other interesting sites to explore in and around Beijing, such as the Confucius Temple (Guozijian), Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and the Olympic Park (Birds' Nest & Water Cube), among others.

    When you have 5 or more days, you can travel to another city like Xian by high speed train after touring Beijing.

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    6. What is the reason for visiting Beijing?
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    Beijing is a city of stunning contrasts, where tourists can marvel at China's imperial past in perfectly preserved palaces, buildings, courts, and parks, while also discovering its vibrant modern lifestyle and dynamic energy. The city's vastness and large distances between locations can be daunting, but it is well worth the effort to explore its many fascinating neighborhoods, such as the historic hutongs that were until recently the mainstay of Beijing's urban landscape, with their narrow lanes and single-story buildings that provide a unique and authentic glimpse into the city's old way of life.

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    7. What is Beijing best known for?
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    Beijing is best known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and iconic landmarks that have come to symbolize China's centuries-old civilization. The following are the top sites to explore:

    The Forbidden City
    The Great Wall of China
    Hutongs
    Tiananmen Square
    Summer Palace
    The Temple of Heaven

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Latest Beijing Tours Reviews from Our Customers

Discover what our customers are saying about the latest Beijing Tours . Browse through their recent reviews and feedback on tour arrangements, guides, transportation, attractions, dining, hotels, and detailed itineraries to plan your own unforgettable China tour. View All Customers Reviews >>
Wayne C
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I Left My Heart In Zhangjiajie

I'm a Singaporean traveller who booked a private solo tour. I chanced upon AOT after I googled and decided to travel last min. My planner from AOT named Rita was very patient towards all my request and changes, she is knowledgeable and provided excellent advice for my 8 days trip arrangement from Shanghai, Zhangjiajie N Chongqing. Although there were very minor hiccups just like any overseas holiday, it was still a well planned trip.

I would like thank all my tour guides and drivers (师父) for looking after me so well. Special mention to Zhangjiajie Tour Guide named Ms Rita Wang, she looks after her client with her sincerest heart into the smallest details such as eating habits and my lifestyle. (Example: Turning A/C on knowing we Singaporeans can't live without A/C in car & also I don't even have to look at menu to order food becos she knows what I want to eat) Also thank you 杨师父 who tagged team with Rita, he is a very good skilled safe driver and knows how look after me during long haul journey drive inter cities.

I would strongly reccomended anyone who wants to travel to look for Rita or her colleagues from Asia Odyssey Travel.

Lastly, thank you to all whom I've crossed path during my trip. I'm grateful to all people in China for the warm hospitality. 感恩大家的招待和爱。

I left my heart in Zhangjiajie

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Destination(s): Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Zhangjiajie

Date of Experience: Apr 06, 2024

Tour Customized by: Rita

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Well organised bespoke China tour

Our bespoke East to West China tour starting In Shanghai and ending in Shangri-La was well organised by Mr Leo Li.

Everything went smoothly for our 20 day tour the guides and drivers where knowledgeable and looked after us well, particularly Sarah in Kunming.

We saw some beautiful parts of China and our hotels were good plus traveling 1st class on the bullets trains was well worth the extra cost.

We would recommend the Asia Odessey travel company and will definitely use them again for a future China tour.

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Our bespoke East to West China tour starting In Shanghai and ending in Shangri-La was well organised by Mr Leo Li. Everything went smoothly for our 20...
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Destination(s): Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Yunnan

Date of Experience: Apr 01, 2024

Tour Customized by: Leo

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I hope to go to China again.
A very well organized trip and excellent tour guide. Asia Odyssey travel has always answered very quickly to my questions.
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A very well organized trip and excellent tour guide. Asia Odyssey travel has always answered very quickly to my questions.
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Destination(s): Beijing, Xian, Shanghai

Date of Experience: Mar 25, 2024

Tour Customized by: Rex

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