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Experience transformation and wonder in Beijing, the Celestial City

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Vast, varied and vibrant, Asia is a mighty backyard. Yet it is one that our team of local Travel Experts know intimately. They live, love and breathe Asia and are passionate about sharing their wisdom with first-time and repeat visitors. Like trusted friends armed with encyclopedic knowledge, we're excited to be guiding you around our wonderful patch. Whether its taking you to the perfect sunrise spot at Angkor or steering you towards spectacular beaches, mountains and cultural wonders, we've got your back. So come on, let us show you around our Backyard.

All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary.
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Browse Our Tours of Beijing

There’s always something intriguing blooming in Beijing, and the red walls and glimmering roofs of the Forbidden City are only the beginning. Beyond famous sites like Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven, you can soak in Beijing’s breathtaking local street life. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon in Beihei Park, or check out the Panjiayuan flea market for antiques. Stroll around Nanluoguxiang, where trendy cafes and bars line the old neighborhood’s narrow streets, or try a few culinary oddities—skewered scorpions, anyone?—in the Donghuamen night stalls. Explore China’s artsy, intellectual capital the way you want. With our local expertise, you have the freedom to create a tailor-made Beijing holiday that suits your style and ambition.

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A company's services are best described by genuine unfiltered client feedback. Reviews for Backyard Travel Tours have been compiled from genuine customer feedback in partnership with leading review service, Feefo. A closed invitation only platform, we guarantee every single review is matched to a genuine customer who has travelled through China with us. We currently have 11 Client Reviews of China, of which 100% had a good or great time with us, and we hope you will be next!

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Brilliant company

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Excellent experience with local culture immersion

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They Recommend Our China & Beijing Tours

Chicago Tribune - China - Xian

Mar ’14 “Backyard Travel specializes in tours in Asia, its location there giving it the advantage of providing an insider\’s view of the continent. Many of the company\’s trips plow new ground in visiting what sometimes are familiar destinations. An example is the two-day Ancient Xian by Vintage Sidecar & Jeep tour.”

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What’s Special about Beijing?

From Kublai Khan to Marco Polo, Beijing has attracted people for centuries. Iconic landmarks and buildings are part of Beijing’s history, but the heart of its culture is in its resilient people. Find out what this capital of the Middle Kingdom reveals.



CHARACTER

In a country as big as China, regionalism is a strong force. Beijing’s locals are no exception. Beijingers are somewhat aloof on the surface, but open up enthusiastically when encouraged. They have a dry sense of humor and love talking politics.



CLIMATE

Autumn is the best time to visit Beijing, especially in September and October, when temperatures are pleasant and skies are clear. Summer is very hot, sometimes exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. Spring is windy and dusty.



ENTERTAINMENT

Beijing has plenty of nightlife. See a Beijing opera or watch a mind-boggling acrobat show. Hit Sanlitun Bar Street or Shichahai Hutong for bars, teahouses, and restaurants.



CULTURE

A prominent center of art, film, and music, Beijing will give you a sense of the cultural renaissance taking shape. For a look at what contemporary local artists are up to, the 798 Art Zone is the answer.



LANGUAGE

Beijingers speak Mandarin. Generally you can get by with English, especially in areas that cater to travelers, but in the street, your best bet is to ask a younger person.



HISTORY

Beijing means “northern capital.” Though incredibly popular, the Forbidden City and the National Museum of China are must-sees. The less-known printing museum and the ancient architecture museum are also amazing.

Meet Our China Travel Specialists

We’re more than a Beijing travel agency—we’re people who live in China and know its secrets. Feel free to ask us questions. Let’s chat about your perfect tailor-made Beijing vacation.

Lucas

China Travel Specialist

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China Travel Specialist

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