Beijing & the Great Wall

Beijing Holidays: An Overview

Beijing has served as China's capital for many centuries, and Original Travel have visited and revisited this historic city and can arrange for private guided tours with highly knowledgeable guides to explore the sights and sounds of the capital, as well as nearby sections of the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs and other highlights.

Miranda and Katie are here to help give you the inside track.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • Wandering around Tiantan Park in the early morning visitors see ranks of elderly citizens practicing tai chi, ballroom dancing, or jogging backwards.

Luxury Beijing: The Detail

The heart of Beijing is the massive 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.

Meanwhile the Great Wall - despite clichéd descriptions to the contrary - is categorically not visible from space, but remains one of the most impressive feats of human endeavor and well worth a visit. We can recommend several parts of the wall worth exploration and within striking distance of the city.


A note on price

Prices to China depend on where and for how long you visit the vast country, but it can be expensive, and we recommend that you use a guide where possible. A week starts from £2,800 per person, including flights. Learn more about our pricing

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — -4°C / 24°F
  • Rainfall — 0cm / 0.2 inches
Flight from London

10:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +8 hrs

Explore Beijing & the Great Wall

Thank you it was brilliant, brilliant! Thank you, thank you, we would not have changed a thing, it was all perfect


Start creating your tailored trip today

Tell us what you want

Our thoughtful experts are ready with ideas, inspiration and advice for your next journey.

Build a tailored itinerary

Working with you we’ll craft an unforgettable trip and tailored itinerary.

We've got you covered

We're here to help with everything while you're away from the smallest to the biggest request.

Our enthusiastic experts are seasoned travellers with the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 7333

Or enquire online

Newsletter Sign-Up

Get the latest travel advice, information and inspiration in our weekly newsletter.

Brochure Sign-Up

Our beautiful, free brochure is packed with insider information and incredible travel ideas from every corner of the planet.
Get the brochure

About Us

We are a creative luxury travel company who take a thoughtful approach to creating tailor-made holidays that perfectly fulfil your needs. Read our story

Why Us

Our meticulous planning, in-depth knowledge, honest advice, award-winning service and financial protection all ensure that you will enjoy the most memorable holiday experience. Why us

Contact Us

Talk to our team of thoughtful experts about your travel needs:
Call: +44 (0) 20 7978 7333 Email: Contact us online


For all press enquiries, please contact our marketing team:
Call: +44 (0)20 7978 0205 Email: Contact us online