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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Karenkatz,
Westborough, Massachusetts
Beijing Layover Tour
(Tours from Beijing Capital International Airport)
Are you going to have a long layover in Beijing? How do you plan to kill your layover time? Just sit in those uncomfortable chairs filling out crossword puzzles or browsing your iphone and spend it holed up at the airport? Why not hop off the plane and take a quick tour of one or two "must see"sights in Beijing - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square...? In fact, a layover can be a memorable part of your trip and fun!

If you have a longer layover of 8 - 14 hours, then the Great Wall of China awaits you and you can also select our Beijing layover tours bringing you to other Beijing highlights such as Forbidden City, Tiannamen Square and Olympic sites, etc. Next time you're stuck in Beijing airport and want to escape the humdrum, book a Beijing layover tour with Tour Beijing! We are eager to meet you at the airport & whisk you away for a quick Beijing tour and get you back in time for your next flight.


Beijing Layover tours (Layover Time: approx.8 - 10 hours)

» Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour Departure: Daily
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours ( 2 hours on the wall)
Hiking Area: Mutianyu Great Wall Section
Pick-up point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Finishing point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Hiking Time: 1- 2 hours
Hiking Level: beginner
Cable car: available (not included)
Service: Entrance fees + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BLOT-02
Price: Starting from US$68 p/p


» Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City Layover Tour
Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City Layover Tour Attractions: Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours
Pick-up point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Finishing point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Service: Entrance fees + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BLOT-03
Price: Starting from US$ 73 p/p


» Beijing Old Hutong Layover Tour
Beijing Old Hutong Layover Tour Attractions: Shichahai Lake Area, Yandaixiejie Street and Drum Tower
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours
Pick-up point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Finishing point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Service: Entrance fees + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BLOT-04
Price: Starting from US$ 60 p/p


» Beijing Olympic Sites Layover Tour
Beijing Olympic Sites Layover Tour Attractions: Bird's Nest and Water Cube
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.8 hours
Pick-up point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Finishing point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Service: Entrance fees + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BLOT-01
Price: Starting from US$ 60 p/p


Beijing Layover tours (Layover Time: approx.14 hours)

» Beijing Highlight Layover Tour
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.10 hours
Pick-up point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Finishing point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Service: Entrance fees + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BLOT-05
Price: Starting from US$80 p/p


» Beijing Layover City Tour
Beijing Layover City Tour Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
Tour Type: A private tour
Duration: Approx.10 hours
Pick-up point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Finishing point: Beijing Capital International Airport
Service: Entrance fees + private tour guide & driver + private car / van
Tour Code: BLOT-06
Price: Starting from US$75 p/p


Important Things to Keep in Mind
If you are going to visit Beijing during your short layover, you are kindly reminded that you should give yourself a reasonable amount of time to exit the airport and go through customs, which usually take you more than an hour. You also figure out the enough time to return to the airport and go through security again. You still get back 2-3 hours prior to the departing flight. You will need a visa if you plan to leave the airport.

Disclaimer Statement
Tour Beijing gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or the completeness of the information on Beijing's 72-hour free-visa stay policy. Please confirm with your airline and authorities concerned to make sure you are entitled to this free-visa policy.

Important Notice
The transit passengers from 51 countries with visas and plane tickets to a third country are allowed to transit through Beijing for a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours.

The 51 Nationalities Eligible for 72 Hours Free Visa Stay include:

1) 24 Schengen countries in Europe:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

2) 13 other European countries:
Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania.

3) 6 American countries:
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.

4) 2 Oceanian countries:
Australia and New Zealand.

5) 6 Asian countries:
Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

For 2-3 day Visa-free travel to Beijing, please check Visa-free Beijing tour packages.

For 72 Hours Free-Visa Policy, please click: Beijing 72 Hours Transit Free Visa.

Where to Store Your Luggage
The Beijing airport offers a secure, baggage storing service.
A) Terminal 3 Left-luggage Counter:
Near Gate C or Gate A in the arrival hall on the second floor
Tel: 64558579 ( domestic ); 64558580 ( International )
B) Terminal 2 Left-luggage Counter:
Between Gate 10 and Gate 8 in the departure hall on the second floor
Tel: 64598152
C) Terminal 1 Left-luggage Counter:
By the link corridor between Terminal 1 and 2 on the second floor
Tel: 64540921
Passengers can leave their luggage there for hours, or for days. Electric ciphony cases are provided for baggage left for hours, making easy the deposit of small-size articles.
Luggage storage cost:
RMB 20 per day for the luggage with its length, width and height less than 65 cm
RMB 30 per day for Baggage with its length, width and height between 200cm and 65cm
RMB 50 per day for Baggage with its length, width and height more than 200 cm

Various Ways into Beijing
Beijing Airport Express Train. Starting from Terminal 3, the train operates every time per 15 munites. It has two stops - Terminal 2 and Sanyuan Bridge before getting to the destination - Dongzhimen where you can change for Sunway Line No.02.

Beijing Airport Taxi Service is easily available on the three terminals. Metered taxis are available on the first floor just outside the Arrivals area (travelling time to the city centre: 40 minutes); it is advisable that passengers have the destination written in Chinese or indicated on a map. It"s very often that you have to wait in line for quite some time to catch a taxi. There is no big difference between the various taxi companies in Beijing.

Beijing Airport Shuttle Bus Serviceis available on the terminal 2 & 3, departing from outside Arrivals and takes five routes into the city: Xidan, Gongzhufen, Zhongguancun, Fangzhuang and Beijing Railway Station.

Beijing Airport Transfer ( offered by limousine operators in Beijing )

Recommended Things to Do in Beijing during your layover
Olympic Stadiums
How to get to the Olympic Sites
Open Time: 09:00-21:00
Travel Time: approx.2 hours
Add: Olympic Park, Beichenlu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Take subway: Line 10 and change for Olympic Special Line to ge to the sites.
Entrance for the Olympic Park: Free
Entrance Fees for Bird Nest: RMB 50; Water Cube: RMB 30

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square: Free
Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace): RMB 15
The Great Hall of the People: RMB 15
Chairman Mao's Mausoleum: Free
The National Museum of China: RMB 15
Open Time (Tiananmen Square): Whole Day
Travel time: 2-4 hours

Forbidden City ( the Imperial Palace )
URL: www.dpm.org.cn
Add: No.4 Jingshan Front Street, Dongcheng District 65132255
Opening Hour: 8:30-17:00
Time of finshing selling ticket: 15:00 pm
Travel Time: 2 hours
Entrance Fee: RMB 60

Great Wall at Badaling, Juyongguan, Mutianyu, Simatai and Jinshanling
Juyongguan Great Wall:
Entrance Fee: RMB 45
Opening Hours: 07:30 to 17:30
Hiking Time : Two hours
Badaling Great Wall:
Entrance Fees: RMB45
Opening Hours: 06:40 to 18:30
Mutianyu Great Wall:
Entrance Fee: RMB35
Opening Hours: 07:30 to 17:30
Hiking Time: 2 and a half hours

Hutong Pedicab Tour ( Shichahai Area )
How to get there:
Two Sites for Hutong Exploring:
Shichahai Area: north of Beihai Park
Dazhalan Area: south of Tiananmen Square
Rickshaw: RMB 50-100

Further reading:
Beijing Airport Information
Terminal T3
Beijing Car Rental
Beijing Tour Guide
Top 10 Must See in Beijing


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