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Shore Excursion: 2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

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Tianjin, China

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When your cruise ship drops anchor at Tianjin Cruise Port, make the most of your time in China on a private 2-day shore excursion to Beijing and the Great Wall of China. With a personal guide, tick off top Beijing attractions such as Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace). Plus, you also visit the Great Wall of China, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Port pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and two lunches are included. Please note, accommodation is not included.
  • Private 2-day shore excursion to Beijing from Tianjin Cruise Port
  • Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in China
  • Visit top Beijing attractions at a relaxed pace over two days
  • See the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace)
  • Experience the Great Wall of China, one of the New7Wonders of the World
  • Port pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and two lunches are included
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Port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Cable car round-trip at Great Wall
Bottled water
Professional guide
Entrance Fee
Lunch (2)
Beijing accommodation
Personal expenses

Departure Point

Binhai, Tianjin, China

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Day 1: Tianjin International Cruise Port to Beijing - Great Wall at Mutianyu - Summer Palace (L)

As soon as your cruise ship arrives in Tianjin International Cruise Port, your private guide collects you in an air-conditioned vehicle. During the journey to the Great Wall, your guide provides a historical introduction to one of the New7Wonders of the World.

Arrive at the Great Wall of China, and stop for lunch in a local village. Then absorb stunning views during a cable car ride and learn about the construction of the iconic monument.

You are then transferred to the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), home to some of China’s most beautiful landscaped gardens.

The first day concludes with hotel drop-off in Beijing.

Day 2: Temple of heaven - Tian'anmen Square - Forbidden city -Tianjin International Cruise Port (L)

Following hotel checkout, you are collected from your accommodation and head to the Temple of Heaven (Tian tan), to admire the vibrant architecture and hear of Ming and Qing dynasty emperors. Then explore Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) and the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace).

Following a Chinese lunch, head back to the port well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure.
Tianjin International Cruise Port
Once the cruise ship docks in Tianjin International Cruise Port, your private guide will welcome you, assist you with your bags, then begin the 3.5 hour journey to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. 
Admission Ticket Free
Mutianyu Great Wall
As you travel, your guide will keep you entertained with fun facts and trivia about the city and its countless sights. As you pass by the local village near the Wall, you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Then, set off on a 10 minute journey along the scenic mountains and villages.Your guide will explain the stories and histories of the The Great Wall. Enjoy plenty time to enjoy the surrounding mountains and a ride in a cable car.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Then, heading to the beautiful imperial palace--the Summer Palace.The Summer Palace is the best-kept existing royal garden in Beijing. With a concentration of the best of ancient buildings as well as styles of gardening, it is a virtual museum of traditional Chinese gardening.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Niaochao National Stadium
Photos stop at National Stadium and Water Cube. After that, your will transferred back to your hotel in Beijing. (Please book your own hotel in advance)
Admission Ticket Free
  Not Included
Temple of Heaven
Check out of your hotel in the morning, your tour will start from the Temple of heaven. The magnificent and colorful Temple of Heaven was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would make offerings to heaven and pray for full harvests.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
Next, you will explore the Tian'anmen square and Forbidden City area.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Built in 1949, Tian'anmen square is a modern creation in a city that did not have places where crowds could gather. Beyond it, lays the Imperial Palace ,also known as the Forbidden city. Over one million treasures were displayed here. 
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
Follow your tour guide to explore most important buildings such as : The Hall of Great Harmony, Hall of Central Harmony and Hall of Preserving Harmony.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Palace of Heavenly Purity
Then heading to the inner court to visit the Hall of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Union and Hall of Earthly Tranquility.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
Pass by Imperial Garden, then you will exit the Forbidden City from the North Gate. Then, you will stop at a local restaurant for a traditional lunch. 
Admission Ticket Free
Tianjin International Cruise Port
Your shore excursion then concludes back at Tianjin International port in time for your cruise departure.The journey back will take approximately 3.5 hours.
Admission Ticket Free
  Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance)
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Unique Beijing Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Excellent Trip
Jason K
, Oct 2018
The service and trip was one of best experience we had. The translator was very knowledgebal and gave amazing attentive tour. Driver was excellent also. The lunch they provided during the two day trip was also memorable. I would recommend this translator and driver to anyone who needs great time and receive tremendous knowledge about the country

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