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Beijing layover tour to the Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden city

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    What to Expect
    •  Be met your  knowledge guide at Beijing airport arrival hall (You will need about 1.5-2 hours to finish the custom clearance and get out) 
    •   An air-condition vehicle will take you direct to Mutianyu Great Wall around 1 hour, Then, spend 1.5 hour to 2 hours to enjoy the great view and a easy hike. Or you can choose take a cable car ride (at your own cost).
    • Relax admiring the scenic view at the Tiananmen Square, walk through the square and listen the compelling commentary offered by your guide; learn about notable landmarks like the Chairman Mao Memorial and the Great Hall of the People. 
    • Then, venture in to the Forbidden City and lent you absorb by the majesty of the Chinese imperial palace. Hear about the building functions as a political and ceremonial center, then delve into the intriguing exhibits of the Palace Museum to admire an epic collection of artwork that dates back to the Ming Dynasty .
    • When the tour ends, we will transfer you back to the airport on time. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3 / Terminal 2 at Starbucks Coffee in arrival hall or Your Hotel
    Departure Time
    After 1.5 hours later you fill in the flight arrival time
    Return Details
    Beijing airport or your hotel
    • Private tour
    • Airport transfer
    • Peking duck lunch (If Private Tour with Peking duck lunch option is selected)
    • VIP access to the forbidden city
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air conditioned private vehicle
    • Warm coat in winter
    • Gratuities
    • Meal
    • Cable car
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Restrictions of the 24-hour Visa-free Transit:
    • It only applies to passengers who transit through Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. The destination and place of departure cannot be the same.(e.g New York–Beijing–New York)
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had an 8-hour layover and I was a little nervous on timing but we made it back with even some time to spare. Jenny provides us with great instructions on meeting her at the airport and then a private driver took us right to the cable car to get to The Great Wall. You have to
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    I think it's a little bit to say but I really liked the tours they had super comfortable time the tour guy nice excellent always why the photo was unique and the best view always good explanation on my part I recommend it full the car is comfortable the driver does not smoke
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    Paid $240 for the tour. The tour offers a guide who speaks English. Unfortunately this was not The case.
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    Response from chinatoursnet, General Manager at Beijing layover tour to the Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden city
    Responded 27 May 2019
    Hi Jack, We are sorry about your trip was not met to your expectations but in fact we have already made it clear in our emails. We want to clarify this again here, Our tour guides are professional tour guides who have obtained the national tour guide certificate. The guides we have arranged for you are professional guides with 8 years experience in Russian and 3 years experience in English. Your tour guide picked up you from airport on time, Accompany you to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Help you take lots of pictures. Finally, safely deliver you to your hotel, after help you check in then leaving. She got $2 tip from you, this tour excluding lunch because you didn't request for lunch, your tour guide and driver didn't stop for lunch as well. We saw the pictures of you sent by the tour guide. looked enjoyable. After you have enjoyed our service, your request for a refund directly by PayPal. Eventually you got a refund. Your tour guide will also be punished for your bad comments. Once again, We are sorry about your trip was not met to your expectations!!! Any change come back please feel free let us know will bring to you a great experience. Best regards Jenny
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    OK you have never been to China before you have time to kill and want to see the great wall then these are the people to talk to. Jenny was amazing from start to finish. She sent me a plan how to get out the airport, met me with a smile and got me back again in time for my
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    My layover tour with my mom was fantastic, because of our tour guide Mai. She came on time to pick us up at the airport , helpful, patient (with my mom who is 84 year old ) very informative and always smiling made the difference. If ever I would go back to Beijing I would still
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    • Duration: 8h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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