The Great Wall and the Forbidden City
Uncover one of the world's seven wonders
One of the greatest wonders of the world, the Great Wall expands from the east to the west of China. The longest wall in the entire world is a breath-taking conquest in ancient defence fortification, and its architectural magnificence will leave you awe-struck, while intrigued by its historical significance.
Beyond the large crowds and long queues, discover the greatest symbol of ancient China. From a distance, the astounding steppe opens up to expose the breath-taking and colossal fortress, a wonder to behold, the Great Wall in all its majesty. After you have climbed a section a section of the Great Wall, and marvelled at the incredible views spreading across the distance.
Continue to the Forbidden City, the imperial residence of the Ming and Qing Dynasty; feel as though you are an emperor as you walk through the meridian gates, once reserved only for the use of the Emperors. Ahead of the queues, get a spectacular glimpse into the history of the Forbidden City, marvel at the architecture splendour of the palaces as you enter the ceremonial courtyards, and for a moment, experience life how it was lived by the Emperors who ruled China for nearly 500 years.
Before your tour concludes your guide will lead you to a local souvenir shop, where you will have the opportunity to bring home a piece of China with you. After learning about the city’s incredible history, and getting a taste of authentic Chinese cuisine, your tour concludes and your guide will accompany you back to your Accommodation.
Location: China, Beijing
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 8 hours
Includes a local guide and any entrance or other fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated.
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Duration of the excursion is approximate and may vary according to local conditions.
Restrictions: Comfortable clothing is advised. Unavailable on Mondays from January to June, and from September to December. Lunch included.
Physical rating: Moderate - Involves a certain amount of walking and/or physical activity