About this tour
Duration: 1 Day (about 8:00-17:30)
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall; Forbidden City&Tian’anmen Square, Summer Palace, Ming Tomb optional.
Service: Air-conditioned vehicle, English speaking tour guide, pick-up and drop-off service from hotel.
What to expect
What you see is what you get. No shopping stops or hidden charges.
We choose Mutianyu section among many sections of the Great Wall because it is less touristy, more picturesque and not far from the downtown.
Enjoy typical Chinese lunch at selected restaurant near the attractions.
Experienced drivers, knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.
The highlight of this tour is Mutianyu Great Wall. You can choose to visit Mutianyu Great Wall only, or you can take a Great Wall tour combines with Forbidden City& Tian’anmen Square, Summer Palace or Ming Tomb.
☆ Mutianyu Great Wall only
Pick you up from the hotel at around 8:00 o’clock. It will take about 1.5 hours to drive to Mutianyu Great Wall from the downtown. Then comes the highlight of this tour- the Great Wall of China.
The Great Wall is one of the greatest military defense in ancient world. It is not just walls, but comprises walls, passes, fortresses and beacon towers, creating a complete military defense system. Mutianyu Great Wall is more beautiful and less touristy comparing with other sections. Our guide will give you an introduction to help you to learn more about the Great Wall. Since the Great Wall was built on the mountain, tourists usually get on the wall by cable car or on foot. Optional cable car(CNY100 round-trip) is recommended because it saves about 45 minutes’ walk of climbing stairs. You can also take the cable car up and take a toboggan down.
Enjoy your hiking on the Great Wall. The following is the panorama of Mutianyu Great Wall. Click the picture to enlarge it.
Have lunch at You Shun Ju Restaurant after 2-3 hours’ hiking. Our tour guide will help you to order the dishes according to your preference.
Transfer back to your hotel after lunch. That’s the end of the tour.
To enrich your itinerary, you can choose the following tour to make full use of the day.
☆ Mutianyu Great Wall + Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square
After visiting Mutianyu Great Wall and lunch time, you will visit the Tian’anmen Square, which was one of the largest city squares in the world. Its name literally means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. The square witnessed the foundation of the People’s Republic of China and several important events in Chinese history. Then visit the Forbidden City, which is the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years’ history. Explore its fascinating halls, pavilions with golden roofs and high red walls, wandering along the Imperial Palace axis to appreciate the typical Chinese architecture, the most essential is that we will lead you to the Imperial Palace East West Palace to get more interesting stories about the concubine life!
Forbidden City is closed on every Monday except on holidays. Passport is required to visit Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, please offer your full names and passport number to reserve the entrance ticket of the Forbidden city.
Due to the traffic conditions, the itinerary may be adjusted, i.e. visit the Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square in the morning and Mutianyu Great Wall in the afternoon.
Take you back to your hotel after the tour.
☆ Mutianyu Great Wall + Summer Palace
After visiting Mutianyu Great Wall and lunch, you will visit the Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It has a history of over 800 years and originally was used as a summer residence for the royal family in Qing Dynasty. The mountains, waters and architecture together form picturesque scenes that are amazingly beautiful. UNESCO declared the Summer Palace “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design”. Visit it for about 1.5 hours.
On the way back to the downtown, stop at the Olympic Stadiums, for an exterior visit to the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Then, transfer you back to your hotel.
☆ Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb(Dingling)
After visiting Mutianyu Great Wall and lunch time, you will visit Dingling Tomb, which is the only tomb that has been excavated among the 13 Ming tombs. You will go down to the underground palace to explore the “home” of Emperor Wan-li and his two empresses after they died, getting to know about how emperors buried in ancient China for it is an important part of Chinese culture.
Transfer you back to your hotel after the tour.
Due to the traffic conditions, the itinerary may be adjusted, i.e. visit Dingling Tomb in the morning and Mutianyu Great Wall in the afternoon.
Air-conditioned vehicle (car, van or bus) with experienced drivers.
English-speaking tour guide.
Entrance tickets of the attractions as listed.
Typical Chinese lunch with drinks.
Cable car or toboggan. (CNY 100 per person round-trip)
Gratuities to the tour guide and driver.
Good to know
This tour is private no-shopping tour. Only you and your friends or family join the tour; no other tourists. No shopping stops or factories.
The tour itinerary can be adjusted according to your preference. Inform us in advance and we will customize the tour for you.
Our tour guide will call you to inform you the exact pick-up time at about 8:00 pm before the tour day. Or leave a message at your hotel if you are not available.
If there are any questions or problems before, during and after the tour, please contact us as soon as possible. Our tour operators will be at your service all the time.
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