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How to Choose the Best Place to Go for Your Beijing Layover

Beijing has many popular historic sites than you imagined, why sit on the cold chair waiting for the flight? You can absolutely have a wonderful Beijing layover tour during flight stopover.


Don't miss the highlights of Beijing for your stopover from the airport. The popular sites among foreigner travelers are Great Wall and Forbidden City.


If you have less than 7 hours layover, you can visit either the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City or Great WallForbidden City and Temple of Heavenor Forbidden City and Summer Palace, Summer Palace and Olympic Park.

If you have 8 hours-12 hours Beijing layover in the daytime, you can visit both the Great Wall and Forbidden City. Other suggestions are Great Wall and Ming Tombs, Great Wall and Summer Palace. 

If you have more than 24 hours layover at Beijing airport, you have more choices for your Beijing layover. Your private tour guide can tailor-make tour itineraries according to your interests and your Beijing layover tour length. 


The driving distance to popular attractions in Beijing downtown area from Beijing Capital International Airport.

1. Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City--1.5 hours

2. Temple of Heaven--1.5 hours

3. Summer Palace--1.5 hours

4. Lama Temple & Hutong & Houhai--1.5 hour

5. Beijing Zoo--1.5 hours

6. 798 Art Zone--1 hour

7. Olympic Park--1.5 hours

For the Great Wall of China and other sites far away from the downtown area

1. Mutianyu Great Wall--1.5 hours

2. Ming Tombs--1.5 hours

3. Badaling Great Wall--2.5 hours

4. Huanghuacheng Great Wall--1.5 to 2 hours

5. Jiankou Great Wall--1.5 to 2 hours

6. Juyongguan Great Wall--1.5 to 2 hours

7. Simatai Great Wall & Jinshanling Great Wall & Gubei Water Town--2.5 to 3 hours

8. Huangyaguan Great Wall--2.5 to 3 hours

Our professional trip advisor will give you advice about the best spots to go during your Beijing layover tour, contact us if you need any help.

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I have 9 people with 18 hours of layover time. Can we talk to discuss this further ?

Hello Raz,

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May I have your tour date and flight details, will recommend a layover tour for you.

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Good morning I would like to know the best tour my family of 4 can do. we arrive at 4:30am on Wed Jan. 8th on Air China from Australia at Terminal 1 and our flight leaves at 10:55pm Wed night to new York. If there is a mall to do shopping, we can do that too. Since I know its winter. We would also like to be able to shower and change before our night time flight. Anxiously awaiting your reply thanks

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The Most Popular Beijing Layover Tour

Do you arrive in Beijing after 2 pm? Get the chance to witness Beijing at night on your layover and see her ablaze with illuminated floodlights against the night sky. You'll witness the bustling city’s attractions seeming to come to life through color and lights. Start off at the CCTV building aka “big pants” for its resemblance to trousers and be astonished by its divergent architecture among other skyscrapers then move to the illuminated Tiananmen Square and ascend Jingshan Park to get a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and the whole of Beijing plus get a comprehensive introduction to Chinese history before taking a relaxed stroll at the city’s liveliest quarters at the exquisite Houhai Hutong lake area and weave your way along the ancient alleyways and even enjoy a beer, wine or a mouthwatering Chinese style dinner (optional at own expense) before airport drop off. Optional: Peking duck dinner USD50 per person


Beijing Layover Night Tour with Airport Transfer

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Savor delicious street local food and drinks on this Beijing layover food tour which can join in day or night, experience how vibrant of this ancient city in Nanluoguxiang, experience traditional culture in Hutong area and trace history of the past from Bell and Drum Tower. Runaway from noisy cabin and airport, freshen up your mind in this bustling and historic city.


Beijing Layover Food Tour

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Fully immerse yourself in Chinese history as hiking on the mind-blogging Great Wall at Mutianyu section and feast on the well-famous Peking Roasted Duck. Choose between taking the cable car back down or zooming down the hill on a toboggan, what fun tour to spend your layover time in Beijing.


Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour Tasting Famous Peking Roasted Duck

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Do you have a layover in Beijing after 2 pm? Soak in the magic of Beijing as night falls and the city gets concealed with floodlights on this night tour. You will have an extraordinary layover navigating the quiet streets with a private guide who shares fascinating insights about the renowned landmarks with you. Start off at The Place and see the 250 by 30 meters wide screen designed by Jeremy Railton who also designed the largest electric screen in Las Vegas, then move to the tourist territory at the Wangfujing snack street and test your grit snacking on exotic creatures like scorpions, spiders, seahorses, scorpions among other specialties if you are wild enough. On our way back to the airport we will make a stop at the 2008 Olympics Center for exterior photos of the floodlit Bird’s Nest and Water Cube with a magical variety of alternating color pattern displays. Optional: Peking duck dinner USD50 per person


Amazing Beijing City Night Tour with Airport Transfer

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