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Beijing Layover Night Tour

If you arrive in Beijing in the late afternoon, dont waste your time in China by staying in the airport, instead exploring Beijing spots as many as you can.


According to your Beijing layover length, you can pick some popular sites to explore for your Beijing layover night tour. The Place, Wangfujing Street, Olympic Park, Tiananmen Square, National Center for Performing Arts, Jingshan Park, Houhai, Nanluoguxiang, CCTV Headquarters, Shichahai, Hutong etc.


The Place

You will see the biggest LED in Asia casting colorful images and videos above your head, enjoy elegant shopping builings and go shopping which brings a wonderful nightlife in Beijing. 


Wangfujing Street

Wangfujing is a well-known shopping paradise and boasts delicious and special snacks on the food street.   


Bird's Nest


Water Cube

Bird's Nest and Water Cube were built for the 2008 Olympic Games, which are very stunning and unparalleled buildings in the world, sparkling colorful lamps in the evening.


Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square has fewer people in the evening, which bring a sense of solemnity and tranquility in the inner mind. You might be amazed at the history movement.  


National Center for Performing Arts

It is outstanding and surreal building surrounded by many ancient architectures, reflecting gentle colors and doting with shimmering lights on the top. From the surface of the lake, it looks like a giant egg floating on the water.    


Jingshan Park

On the top of Jingshan Park, you can have a bird view of Forbidden City and whole Beijing city.



Listen to melodious live music and sip liquor as appreciating the beautiful night view of the Houhai Lake.


CCTV Headquarters

Its unique shape made it a symbol of Beijing and was entitled as one of ten architecture wonders in 2007 by Times, visitors have different views and experiences when standing on different places. And you'll experience the prosperity and rapid development of Beijing.


Gubei Water Town


Simatai Great Wall

Explore and hike the Great Wall in the evening, enjoy resplendent water town with aureate lit-up lights, which will definitely sweep off your feet during your Beijing layover night tour. Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town night tour, which is quite popular for foreigner travelers, please consult with our professional tripadvisor whether you can take this tour. 

Besides, you can spend your night time enjoying one of the traditional show from Kongfu Show, Peking Opera Show, Golden Mask Dynasty Show or Acrobatic Show.


Try special and tasty Chinese food is a fun way to explore Beijing, such as Peking duck, dumpling, hot pot, Roujiamo etc.


For shopping, some famous shopping center might close around 9:30pm-10:00pm, such as Wangfujing, Xidan, Zhongyou, Juntai, Guomao etc. You can shop some souvenirs for your family or friends, for example, tea, china, silk cloth, peals, jewelry, panda doll etc.


Your private tour guide will customize itinerary according to your interests and Beijing layover length, please inquire if you need any help. 

Got Question & Quick Answer


Cassandra Prickett


My flight lands tomorrow 12/31 11:50 am CA948 and next flight leaves 1:05 am CA783. (13 hour layover.) I would like to visit the Great Wall and downtown Beijing sights as well as some temples and markets. Is this possible? Just one person.

Hello Cassandra,

Thanks for contacting for your Beijing layover tour.

It's possible to visit Great Wall and enjoy beautiful night views in the downtown city.

Please check the tour itinerary on this link which is available for booking online.

Any questions, please feel free to let me know.


The Most Popular Beijing Layover Tour

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

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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What can you do in Beijing layover? Discover Beijing City Highlights to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of heaven and Summer Palace. Acquire knowledge from your Professional tour guide will provide information about each site's history and significance and will handle all transportation, Tailored to fit your time with Beijing Airport transfer. so you can just enjoy your Beijing layover trip.


Beijing Layover tour to Forbidden City, Temple of heaven and Summer Palace

10 hours from|$70

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
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