Private Mutianyu Great Wall and Beijing Sightseeing Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Běijīng

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Walk on the iconic Great Wall and pick your favorite Beijing sights to see on this 9-hour customizable tour with private guide and driver. You'll spend the morning at the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a fully restored and scenic section of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, before choosing your preferred spots to visit in Beijing.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before meeting your private guide and personal driver at 9am. You'll spend the 90-minute drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu in climate-controlled comfort. Less busy than the Great Wall at Badaling, this stretch of the UNESCO-listed Great Wall is famous for its dazzling scenery and rich forests. In spring, flowers bloom on the mountainside; in summer, grasses dress the hills in green; October is perhaps the most beautiful month of autumn, as the leaves turn red, yellow, and gold. The Great Wall is also magnificent in winter, when it's covered in snow, and affords a brilliant insight into the lives of the warriors who guarded it long ago. After the Great Wall, your guide will recommend some options for lunch, which is at your own expense: feel free to ask about local specialties like Beijing duck. In the afternoon, choose which Beijing sights you'd like to see: your guide will provide suggestions based on your interests, how much time remains, and current traffic conditions. Popular classic options include the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace, where generations of emperors retreated to beat the heat, and the Temple of Heaven, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where emperors prayed for good harvest and good fortune. Alternatively, see Tibetan monks in action at the Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and explore the surrounding web of hutong alleyways. Or you might prefer to explore the Olympic Park, including the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and Aquatics Center (Water Cube). Your private tour ends at 6pm, when your driver and guide bid you farewell at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Private vehicle with professional driver
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottled water will be provided
  • Downtown hotel pickup and drop-off 
  • Fuel surcharge and tax

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch on your own
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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