Beijing and Great Wall Extension

Beijing and Great Wall Extension information and booking

from
$920
  • Duration
    4 days
    Days
  • Group size
    2-6
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Introductory
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 4 day trip
  • 3 nights hotel
Equipment Required
Specialist gear required include walking boots and day pack (a comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking).

Highlights

  • Walk the Great Wall
  • Explore Beijing

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

A short extension for those looking to explore the best of Beijing and visit the Great Wall. Beijing is an extraordinary city with a wealth of iconic attractions, where local knowledge is essential if you want to get the most out of limited time. Our tour highlights include Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and walking tour of ancient Hutong District. No visit to Beijing is complete without a Peking Duck dinner and watching Chinese Acrobats and we do both. To cap off this fine trip we walk on the giant ramparts of the Great Wall at Mutianyu.

What's included

  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinners
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation on twin share basis
  • Private vehicle
  • Site entrance fees

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Beijing
On arrival in Beijing you will need to make your own way to the starting hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore this interesting city. This evening you will meet your guide for a group briefing before heading out to dinner.
Day 2 In Beijing
This morning we visit Tianamen Square before heading to the beautiful Forbidden City, which is a masterpiece of 5000 years of Chinese civilisation and still vividly displays the power and prestige of the former dynasties. Sprawling over acres, the City is a magnificent group of palaces, pavilions, courtyards and deep terracotta walls. Ornately furnished palace rooms, priceless artworks and treasures are all now open to the public after 500 years of seclusion. In the evening we will attend an acrobatic show.
Day 3 Walk on Great Wall
We will make an early morning start today to explore the Great Wall at the Mutianyu section. This is approximately a 1.5 hour drive outside of Beijing, slightly further than the popular and very busy Badaling Gate section. On arrival we will have the option to complete a 2 -3 hour walk along this beautiful section of the wall. Mutianyu is renowned for its Ming Dynasty guard towers and superb views. The scene here is as one would expect of one of the world’s great man made wonders, with huge steep ramparts criss crossing this mountainous area. Those deciding not to undertake the walk will be able to enjoy this section of the wall by cable car. The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is one of the world’s most unusual and awesome sites. Commenced 2000 years ago, it was built as a defence line to keep out invaders, along the course of several thousand kilometres. The Emperor Qin Shihuang unified the various northern walls into the Great Wall we see today. Returning to Beijing we visit the Summer Palace before sampling a traditional Peking Duck dinner.
Day 4 In Beijing, trip concludes
Trip concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.