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Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Small-Group Tour with Lunch

1. Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Small-Group Tour with Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Beijing city center and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned van to the northeast Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Benefit from the services of a local guide and enjoy a tasty lunch before you decide whether to take the chairlift or brave the long hike of around 4,000 steps to reach the ramparts. Get stunning views of the surrounding forest from the top. Take a closer look at the restored brickwork and watchtowers that helped protect the imperial city and tombs from invasion. Enjoy 3 hours to explore at your own pace. Then, brave the single-rider toboggan ride back down to the foothills and experience this legendary attraction from a different perspective.

From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tomb Full-Day Tour

2. From Beijing: Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tomb Full-Day Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel, located within the second ring road of Beijing, between 6:30 and 7:00 AM. On your way to the Great Wall, travel to the Ming Tombs 55 miles away from downtown requiring about an hour of driving. The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with a 600-year history. The tour of the Ming Tombs takes about an hour and finishes up at 10:45. Before lunch at 11:30, you will have 45 minutes for a short visit to the Jade Gallery. Jade carving is an important and famous blend of the excellent skills in carving and Chinese traditional cultures. Have a traditional Chinese lunch at the restaurant inside the Jade Gallery. After lunch, travel to the entrance at Juyonguan of the Badaling Great Wall. There you will have 1.5-hours to hike and take in the appeal of this ancient location which is also where the first emperor of Beijing, Emperor Yongle, and his Empress Xu are buried. On the way back to your hotel, experience the Chinese tea ceremony and culture at a tea house and then transfer back to your hotel within Second Ring Road of Beijing.

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based on 524 reviews

Our tour guide, Emma, is the best tour guide ever. She could have just left us however she followed us through the entire walk on the Great Wall. She is knowledgeable and diligent in sharing with us about the history. She even helped us to take nice and memorable photos! My mum had some difficulties walking however she is patient and we had a good leisure walk. At the end of the Great Wall tour, we had a choice of either taking the chairslide or toboggan. My mum could only take the chairslide and Emma accompanied her while the rest of us four took the toboggan. She was a great company for my mum during the chairslide ride. All in all, we highly recommend Emma for this tour.

Emma is a fantastic guide who is very friendly and knowledgeable. It takes approximately 2 hours to get to the wall but Emma fills it with knowledge and trivia about China which I found quite enjoyable. The lunch included is great and hearty. Emma was happy to answer any questions we had. Three hours is more than enough to do quite a bit of walking at the wall. My husband and I walked from Tower 6 to 1 and all the way back past 6 to 10. Emma was awesome and I'd definitely recommend booking!

Emma was an excellent guide and our time at the wall was amazing. The wall had very few people and we had great views and pictures. The lunch was good. It is excellent that with this tour you don’t how to useless and time wasting visits.

WOOOW! starting from the tour guide Emma - the group- ending with the dropping was wow. Its so beautiful trip, lunch was very good, they took cared of everything, Lovely! Worth the money and the time.

Fantastic experience, the food was better than expected and our tour guide Emma was so welcoming and friendly! Xie xie Emma for sharing your culture :)