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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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The Most Popular Beijing Layover Tour

How are you planning to kill your layover time? You can see and walk into the two top attractions in and around Beijing, the "Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City" with an expert guide. The Forbidden City is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world and also was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 as the "Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties." You can enjoy our VIP fast track into the Imperial Palace and save time avoiding lines. You'll be provided a star-hotel to recover from jet lag and round-way airport transfer.


Overnight Beijing Layover Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

24 hours from|$50

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). Our professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at the airport, we will take you for a quick Beijing tour and get you back on time for your next flight. booking this layover tour can be a memorable part of your epic trip!


Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City-Beijing Layover Tour

8 hours from|$65

There is a lot you can do, see, and eat in five hours. Enjoy the privilege of visiting lovely pandas and learn unveiled Chinese history from ancient Bell and Drum Tower, then explore traditional hutong on a rickshaw and savor traditional Chinese food. Beijing has really become a famous layover destination over time with rich historical sites and a visa-free transit policy and our layover tour is guaranteed to bring you the most unforgettable experiences and memories.


Beijing Panda Layover Tour Including Hutong and Drum and Bell Tower with Lunch

5 hours from|$74

Beijing has all the conveniences of any large city but is still bursting with culture and history which is why you shouldn’t miss out on any chance that presents itself to explore no matter how short your layover is. We have custom made this 5 hours layover tour that lets you explore the Summer Palace; the largest iconic lakeside retreat for royalty blended with an imperial garden, beautiful landscape and typical Chinese architecture followed by a stopover at the monumental 2008 Olympics Center to take an exterior tour and photos with the renowned Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.


Beijing Captivating Olympics Center and Summer Palace Layover Tour with Airport Transfer

5 hours from|$60
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