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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.

The Most Popular Beijing Layover Tour

Will you have a flight layover night in Beijing? This would be the best chance to get to know Beijing, you'll visit modern skyscraper and luxurious CBD to experience culture combination and modernity in China, enjoy a tasty Chinese meal and experience the nightlife of Beijing at Houhai Hutong area, take a leisurely stroll on the biggest city square-Tiananmen Square. This tour provides you round-way airport transfer with excellent service.


2 Days Overnight Beijing Layover Night Tour with Mutianyu Great Wall

24 hours from|$127

Are you going to have a long layover in Beijing? Beat the crowds at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and catch the sunset whilst exploring this segment and be part of a night tour and view Beijing city highlights as darkness falls and the city sparkles. Ascend Jingshan Park and enter its lush green imperial landscape to take in far reaching views of the lit up Forbidden City and the whole city in general then move to the illuminated and dazzling Tiananmen Square to recount the history of one of the largest public squares while on your layover tour before stopping over for the renowned Peking duck dinner (optional at own expense) followed by airport drop off. Optional: Peking duck dinner USD50 per person


Mutianyu Great Wall with Night Tour to Jingshan Park and Tiananmen Square

8 hours from|$85

Are you going to have a long layover in Beijing? Take the best chance to know and visit the most famous, historical and cultural sites in Beijing, such as the Tiananmen Square (the most important square in the whole China), the Forbidden City (ancient home of emperors) and Mutianyu Great Wall (one of the new 7 wonders of the world). You'll be provided with a hotel near the airport in order to save your time to catch the next flight.


Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City-Beijing Layover Overnight Tour with Airport Transfer

24 hours from|$92

Get fascinated by the history of the Tiananmen Square, be a great man climbing the Great Wall of China, experience the life of how the emperors used to live in the Forbidden City and live a typical day in the Hutongs. Let us inspire you to take this 3 days tour which is total bliss and let you explore outdoor adventures beyond your comfort zone.


72 Hours Visa-free 3 Days Beijing Layover Tour

72 hours from|$200
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