24 Hours Hotline: +86 137-3541-1378


Your Location: Home > Beijing Private Tours > Beijing Airport Layover Tours > 14-16 hours Private Layover Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Houhai Area

14-16 hours Private Layover Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Houhai Area

From $65 per person
14-16 hours Private Layover Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Houhai Area

Tour Style:
Embark on an unforgettable layover adventure in Beijing with our exclusive private tour! Explore the iconic landmarks of Tiananmen Square and the majestic Forbidden City, immersing yourself in the rich history and grandeur of ancient China. Then, experience the vibrant energy of the Houhai Area, where ancient hutongs and modern amenities blend seamlessly, offering a glimpse into Beijing's captivating past and present. Led by our expert guide, this immersive journey promises to uncover the timeless treasures and hidden gems of Beijing, ensuring your layover is filled with unforgettable memories and cultural discoveries.

Duration: 14-16 hours

Tiananmen Square, Forbin City, Houhai area

Pick-up point:
Beijing Capital International Airport/ Beijing Daxing Internationa Airport

Finishing point:
Beijing Capital International Airport/ Beijing Daxing Internationa Airport

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:

Available: Daily (except Monday)



  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Houhai
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Welcome to Beijing! Your exhilarating one-day tour begins with a warm welcome from your guide at the airport. Keep an eye out for the distinctive "Your Way Holiday" welcome sign as your guide assists with airport pickup and ensures a comfortable journey to the city center. Your first stop is the majestic Tiananmen Square, where your guide will share detailed insights about its historical significance. Next, you'll explore the Forbidden City, with your guide unveiling its rich history and royal stories. Enjoy an authentic lunch featuring Peking Duck, and in the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, learning about its architectural and ceremonial importance. Finally, shop for distinctive souvenirs with your guide's assistance before heading back to the airport, ending your unforgettable Beijing adventure with wonderful memories and expert guidance throughout the day.

beijing your way holiday

Start your day with a visit to the historic Tiananmen Square, a symbol of China's political and cultural significance. Your knowledgeable guide will provide a detailed account of its history, from its construction to the monumental events that have unfolded here. As you stroll through the expansive square, your guide will highlight key landmarks, such as the Monument to the People's Heroes and the Great Hall of the People, offering fascinating stories and insights into their importance. With the guide’s expert commentary, you will gain a deeper understanding of Tiananmen Square's role in shaping modern China and its enduring legacy as the heart of Beijing.

Tiananmen square

Next, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, accompanied by your expert guide. As you step through the imposing gates, your guide will lead you on a captivating journey through the centuries-old history of this imperial palace. Marvel at the intricate architecture and the meticulous craftsmanship of its ornate halls, pavilions, and courtyards. With your guide's insightful commentary, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the lives and intrigues of Chinese emperors who once resided within these walls. From tales of imperial ceremonies to the secrets of the Forbidden City's layout, your guide will enrich your experience with fascinating stories and historical context, allowing you to truly appreciate the significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Forbidden cityForbidden city

Following your visit to the Forbidden City, enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant handpicked by our guide to ensure an authentic culinary experience. Your guide, well-versed in Beijing's gastronomic treasures, will introduce you to a variety of traditional Chinese dishes, carefully selected to showcase the rich flavors and culinary heritage of the region. As you savor each delectable bite, your guide will offer insights into the significance of specific dishes, sharing stories and cultural context that enhance your understanding and appreciation of Chinese cuisine. Whether it's the famous Peking Duck or lesser-known local specialties, your guide's expertise will elevate your dining experience, allowing you to indulge in the flavors of Beijing like a true connoisseur.

After a satisfying lunch, your guide will lead you on a relaxing stroll around Houhai, a picturesque lake area nestled amidst the historic hutongs of Beijing. As you meander along the tranquil shores, your guide will point out notable landmarks and share intriguing stories about the area's rich cultural heritage. Marvel at the juxtaposition of old and new as traditional courtyard homes mingle with trendy boutiques, cafes, and bars, reflecting the vibrant evolution of Beijing's urban landscape. With your guide's insights into local life and history, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the unique charm and timeless allure of Houhai, offering a serene escape from the bustling city streets.

As the day draws to a close, your guide and dedicated driver will accompany you on a comfortable journey back to the airport, ensuring your departure is seamless and stress-free. Throughout the day, your guide has served as your knowledgeable companion, offering insightful commentary, historical context, and personalized recommendations at each destination. From navigating the bustling streets to interpreting cultural nuances, your guide's expertise has enriched every moment of your Beijing adventure, leaving you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of this vibrant city. As you bid farewell to Beijing, the memories of your cultural discoveries, immersive experiences, and the warm hospitality of "Your Way Holiday" will linger fondly in your heart, inspiring future travels and cultural explorations.

Optional Activities

In order to make sure you see more of the grand capital of Beijing than just the normal sightseeing places, we've concocted a selection of various unique and interesting optional activities for you, including the local life experience, cultural performances, Chinese art leaning and more. You will definitely get a deep understanding of Beijing through these activities, you can choose the following optional activities according to your interests.

Flag-rasing Ceremony Wacthing at Tiananmen Sqaure   
Get up early to watch the flag-rasing ceremony live at Tian'anmen Square is a dream shared by most Chinese, it’s worth watching. Chinese people gather around liking making a pilgrimage to watch the five-star red flag rises with the Sun at the same time and to express their love of country. You’ll be touch by the sacred atmosphere. The ceremony lasts around 3 minutes but is hugely popular

Flag-rasing Ceremony Wacthingflag

Acrobatics Performance - Witness the Magic of Chinese Acrobatics

Enjoy an evening of mesmerizing acrobatics at ChaoYang Theater, where your family can marvel at the incredible feats of strength, agility, and precision displayed by talented performers. From gravity-defying stunts to graceful contortions, this dynamic showcase of Chinese acrobatics will leave you in awe. Sit back and enjoy the spectacle as acrobats balance on towering poles, spin delicate plates, and execute breathtaking aerial maneuvers. With each breathtaking act, your family will be transported to a world of wonder and amazement, experiencing the magic of Chinese acrobatics firsthand.

Chinese AcrobaticsChinese Acrobatics

Paper Cutting Extravaganza: A Journey into Chinese Artistry

Uncover the essence of Chinese artistry through a captivating paper cutting workshop. Delve into the intricate craft of "Jianzhi," the traditional art of paper cutting, celebrated for its delicate beauty and cultural significance. Our expert instructors will guide you through the techniques of this ancient art form, enabling you to craft your own exquisite designs. Whether you're inspired by the graceful curves of nature or the rich tapestry of Chinese folklore, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to create your own masterpiece. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Chinese culture as you explore the timeless art of paper cutting.

paper cuttingpaper cutting

Ink and Inspiration: The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Embark on a journey of artistic expression with our Chinese calligraphy workshop. Discover the ancient art of "Shufa," where strokes of ink transform into graceful characters with profound meaning. Under the guidance of our experienced calligraphers, you'll learn the fundamentals of brush handling and ink techniques. From mastering the elegant curves of traditional scripts to exploring contemporary styles, this workshop offers a hands-on experience in the timeless craft of Chinese calligraphy. Whether you seek to convey tranquility in every stroke or explore the dynamic rhythm of ink on paper, this workshop promises to awaken your creativity and deepen your appreciation for the beauty of Chinese culture.


Face Painting Workshop - Discover the Art of Chinese Opera

Unveil the mystery of Chinese opera with a hands-on face painting workshop. Dive into the intricate world of traditional "Gou" face painting, used to depict various characters and emotions in Chinese opera. Our skilled artists will teach you the techniques behind these elaborate designs, allowing you to create your own masterpiece. Whether you choose the fierce expressions of a warrior or the delicate features of a maiden, this workshop promises a creative and unforgettable experience, offering insight into the captivating artistry of Chinese opera.

Face PaintingFace Painting

From $65 per person
Free Inquiry

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not included in the tour fees, allowing you to choose and participate based on your preferences.

Questions & Answers or Review
* Full Name
* E-mail
* Title of your review
* Your review

The following Beijing Private Tours may also interest you!

Duration:7 - 8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

Tour Style:Immerse yourself in the Historic city of Beijing during a full-day tour of the city’s most significant historical sites: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square and the Summer Palace. The four sightseeing spots provide great insight into the palace life and the imperial court ceremonials of more than 600 years ago. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included. It is an ideal trip during your stort stay in Beijing!

View Details
From $79 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Optional activities: Legend of Kung Fu Show; Peking duck Dinner

Tour Style:Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel/Airport/Train station pickup and drop-off included. Flexible tour with a choice to enjoy an evening show or eat an authentic Chinese delicacy – Peking duck to enhance the tour experience.

View Details
From $195 p/p

Duration:3 Day 2 Night

Attractions(Cities):Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Haven, Jingshan park(Panorama of Forbidden City + sunset), Summer Palace, Kunming Lake Boat Ride, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Mutianyu Great Wall,Bird's Nest, Water Cube

Tour Style:Discover the wonders of Beijing on our 3-Day Classic Beijing Highlights Tour, curated for first-time visitors. Language barriers vanish with expert guides, while private car transfers ensure a seamless exploration of the city's iconic sites.

View Details
From $278 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Morning market, Beihai park, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Jingshan park

Tour Style:Embark on an exclusive journey through Beijing's renowned attractions with our private tour, designed to provide an intimate exploration of the city's highlights. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Nanluoguxiang Hutongs, where you can leisurely stroll or opt for a charming rickshaw ride (optional). Discover the warmth of local families, savor an authentic Beijing lunch, and engage in the rich tapestry of Beijing's folk arts.Convenient round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel/Airport/Train station is included.

View Details
From $80 p/p

Duration:5 Days, 4 Night

Attractions(Cities):Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird's Nest, Water Cube,Qianmen Street, Morning market, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Jingshan park (overlooking the Forbidden City & sunset), Temple of Heaven, Nanluoguxiang Huton, Facial Makeup Painting, 798 Art Zone

Tour Style:The overall style of the itinerary embodies an immersive journey through Beijing's imperial history and rich cultural tapestry. Each day offers a blend of iconic sightseeing experiences, such as exploring historic landmarks like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, with opportunities for cultural immersion, including traditional activities like kite flying, Tai Chi, and hutong exploration. The itinerary strikes a balance between historical exploration and authentic cultural encounters, providing travelers with a comprehensive and enriching experience of Beijing's vibrant heritage.

View Details
From $186 p/p

Live Chat

Share to
Your Idea of Your Trip
(>11 years old)
(2 - 11 years old)
(< 2 years old)
Date of trip
Hotel Class
Any specific requests/interests?
Contact Information

(Your Privacy is Protected)

Full Name: *
E-mail: *
Your Age: *
Nationality: *
Online Chat ID: *
Leave your online Chat ID here. We will get in touch with you within 10 minutes.
>11 years old
2 - 11 years old
< 2 years old
Date of trip
Hotel Class:
Your Privacy is Protected.
* Full Name:
* E-mail:
* Your Age:
* Nationality:
* Online Chat ID:

Leave your online Chat ID here. We will get in touch with you within 10 minutes.

Submit Cancel


1 to 1 tailor-made service from our professional travel advisors for the most sophisticated


Constantly excellent reviews for attraction, hotel and service Competitive price

Value Guarantee

Local experts provide quality tours Best selected knowledgeable local guides Authentic local restaurants

Stress-free Guaranteed

7*24 hours available to create you a worry-free tour. No Hidden Fees and absolutely no pressure to buy. Secured

Who choose us

Copyright © 2017 Chinabeijingprivatetour.com All rights reserved.  浙ICP备18056007号-2

To Top