Beijing is a city full of ancient and modern wonders. From the iconic Forbidden City and Great Wall to the trendy 798 Art District, Gray Line’s local guides will show you the best of the city. Experience the rich culture, history and food through our themed tours, such as a traditional hutong alleyway tour or a visit to the Summer Palace. Join us for a memorable journey through the heart of China.
Tour Expert, Gray Line Beijing
The Great Wall of China is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world and a true bucket-list destination. As you walk along its fortifications, seeing the massive structure stretching across the hills with your own eyes will be an experience you'll never forget.
This stunning palace complex was the former residence of Chinese emperors and is now a museum that showcases the rich history of China's imperial past. The complex holds 980 different buildings full of art and treasure and was completed in 1420. You'll love wandering through its intricately designed halls and gardens.
Constructed at the same time as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven is a testament to the religious beliefs and practices of ancient China. The complex includes four temples and is surrounded by a huge park where you can take a stroll through the lush gardens and appreciate the peaceful atmosphere.
Take a break from the bustling city and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of the Summer Palace gardens. These are full of towers, pavilions and excellent examples of art and sculpture dating back to 1153. You'll love taking a leisurely stroll and enjoying the sights of this historic palace.
This impressive stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, was the main venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2022 Winter Olympics. Designed with the help of the famous artist, Ai Weiwei, it's a great place to learn about the country's recent history and take in the architecture of the stadium.
The Capital Museum museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in learning about China's rich history and culture. With its diverse collection of artifacts from different dynasties and periods, you'll have a chance to delve deep into the country's past through its more than 200,000 artifacts.
Hutongs are traditional alleyways that connect different courtyards in northern Chinese cities. They offer a fascinating insight into the local way of life in Beijing and are the place to find some of the best food in the city. You'll love seeing the traditional homes and learning about the daily routines of the locals.
Beijing Zoo is a great place to take the kids to learn about the various species of animals native to China. You'll also have a chance to learn about the zoo's conservation efforts and the importance of protecting wildlife. Giant and red pandas are the most popular animals, but you’ll also spot golden snub-nosed monkeys, South China tigers and Tibetan gazelles as you stroll through the park.
This museum is a treasure trove of information about China's rich history and culture. With its extensive collection of more than 1.3 million artifacts documenting 1.7 million years of history, you'll be able to see how the country has evolved.
Food in Beijing is influenced by flavors from all over China — and by the Emperor's Kitchen in the Forbidden City
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