A Short Getaway to Beijing

Beijing & Great Wall
4 nights private tour from $2,800 per person

Take a long weekend in to experience the rich history and culture of Beijing. Over the four nights in the city you’ll have private guiding each day, making the most of your time here as you uncover some of the world’s most incredible sites including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City to name a few.

A long weekend in Beijing
At a glance
  • Each day on the itinerary we have included a private guiding for you so that you. We work with some of the best guides in China, who are sure to help you make the most of your stay in the city.

  • It is an exciting city to explore with so much history and amazing site seeing, including the Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square to name a few

  • Beijing, also known as "Peking" means "the Northern Capital" and is the second largest city in China and has a huge wealth of sites to explore, making it a perfect destination for a long weekend.

  • Peking Roast Duck may be served in restaurants all over the world, but the best is served in Beijing and is one of China's national delicacies dating back to the Imperial era

Journey highlights
  • Each day on the itinerary we have included a private guiding for you so that you. We work with some of the best guides in China, who are sure to help you make the most of your stay in the city.

  • It is an exciting city to explore with so much history and amazing site seeing, including the Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square to name a few

  • Beijing, also known as "Peking" means "the Northern Capital" and is the second largest city in China and has a huge wealth of sites to explore, making it a perfect destination for a long weekend.

  • Peking Roast Duck may be served in restaurants all over the world, but the best is served in Beijing and is one of China's national delicacies dating back to the Imperial era

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Beijing enjoys four distinctive seasons owning to its humid continental climate, ranging from very warm during the summer: 28ºC to 38ºC, to chilly and dry during the winter: -10ºC to 10ºC. Autumn (September to early November) is the optimal season to visit Beijing as the weather is gorgeous and fewer tourists are in town. In winter, it’s glacial outside (dipping as low as -20°C) and the northern winds cut through the city. Arid spring is OK, apart from the awesome sand clouds that sweep in from Inner Mongolia and the static electricity that discharges everywhere. Spring also sees the snow like liuxù(willow catkins) wafting through the air and collecting in drifts. From May onwards the mercury can surge well over 30°C. Beijing simmers under a scorching sun in summer (reaching over 40°C), which also sees heavy rainstorms late in the season. Maybe surprisingly, this is also considered the peak season, when hotels typically raise their rates and the Great Wall nearly collapses under the weight of marching tourists. Air pollution can be intolerable in both summer and winter.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $3,300 $800 plan your trip
June $3,300 $800 plan your trip
July $3,000 $800 plan your trip
August $3,000 $800 plan your trip
September $3,300 $800 plan your trip
October $3,300 $800 plan your trip
November $3,000 $800 plan your trip
December $2,800 $700 plan your trip
January $2,800 $700 plan your trip
February $2,800 $700 plan your trip
March $3,000 $800 plan your trip
April $3,300 $800 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,300
    Deposit from*
    $800
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,300
    Deposit from*
    $800
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,000
    Deposit from*
    $800
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,000
    Deposit from*
    $800
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,300
    Deposit from*
    $800
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,300
    Deposit from*
    $800
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,000
    Deposit from*
    $800
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,800
    Deposit from*
    $700
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,800
    Deposit from*
    $700
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $2,800
    Deposit from*
    $700
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,000
    Deposit from*
    $800
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $3,300
    Deposit from*
    $800
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Itinerary

Day 1-4

Beijing

Beijing is one of China’s true citadels and is a classic example of old meets new. From its ancient hutongs, palaces and temples to the bustling metropolis and Olympic stadiums, this city is a really exciting destination.

On your first day we have included an epic tour of Beijing city itself visiting the iconic Forbidden City  and Tiananmen Square one of the largest public spaces in the world and scene of the brutal crackdown in 1989. Chairman Mao proclaimed the birth of People’s Republic of China here in 1949 in front of half a million people, and his body lies in state in a massive mausoleum that is still visited by thousands every day. Capitalism may be in place in all but name, but there is still reverence for the founder of the communist state - Mao’s giant portrait also hangs over the entrance to the fascinating Forbidden City, the main residence for a succession of pre-Maoist leaders of equally dubious moral certitude, the dynastic emperors.

In the afternoon, enjoy a stroll around Beihai Lake and Houhai Lake, encircled with the traditional Hutongs. These lattices of alleyways and courtyard homes are charming and provide a great insight into ancient Beijing. Should you be interested in the evening we can also arrange for a Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre, providing an insight into traditional Chinese performances.

We have included a visit to the Temple of Heaven, which is known for its beautiful architecture and rich symbolism. It is also a fantastic place to people watch as locals practice daily exercise including square dancing, badminton and Tai Chi to name a few. Visit Yonghe Lama Temple, the largest lamasery in Beijing and discover the Drum Tower. Climb up the steps and treat yourself with a great view of the city and the hutongs of Houhai.

Accommodation: Rosewood Beijing ( 3 nights )
Day 4-5

Great Wall

The following day you’ll venture outside of the city to one of the world’s most well-known sites, The Great Wall of China. This remains one of the most impressive feats of human endeavour and its construction dates back to over 2,000 years.  We will take you to one of the quieter spots, so you can enjoy this amazing spectacle as it should be enjoyed. Stay one night near the Great Wall, hidden away from the tourist circuits.

The next day, transfer by private car to Beijing airport. Depending on your flight time, an optional visit to Beijing's Summer Palace may be arranged at additional cost.

Accommodation: Dhawa Jinshanling ( 1 night )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Experiences included in this itinerary


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When to visit

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  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Beijing enjoys four distinctive seasons owning to its humid continental climate, ranging from very warm during the summer: 28ºC to 38ºC, to chilly and dry during the winter: -10ºC to 10ºC. Autumn (September to early November) is the optimal season to visit Beijing as the weather is gorgeous and fewer tourists are in town. In winter, it’s glacial outside (dipping as low as -20°C) and the northern winds cut through the city. Arid spring is OK, apart from the awesome sand clouds that sweep in from Inner Mongolia and the static electricity that discharges everywhere. Spring also sees the snow like liuxù(willow catkins) wafting through the air and collecting in drifts. From May onwards the mercury can surge well over 30°C. Beijing simmers under a scorching sun in summer (reaching over 40°C), which also sees heavy rainstorms late in the season. Maybe surprisingly, this is also considered the peak season, when hotels typically raise their rates and the Great Wall nearly collapses under the weight of marching tourists. Air pollution can be intolerable in both summer and winter.

A Short Getaway to Beijing
A Short Getaway to Beijing

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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