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He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man.Mao ZedongChina’s greatest engineering triumph and must-see sight, the Great Wall (万里长城; Wànlǐ Chángchéng) wriggles haphazardly from its scattered Manchurian remains in Liáoníng province to wind-scoured rubble in the Gobi desert and faint traces in the unforgiving sands of Xīnjiāng.The most renowned and robust examples of the Wall undulate majestically over the... Read More

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Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full-Day Tour Including Lunch from Beijing

Complete your trip to China with an unforgettable visit to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. The Great Wall of China is the greatest symbol of ancient Chinese engineering and one of the world's most famous structures. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China offers an alternative Great Wall experience to the popular Badaling section. This segment of China's ancient engineering marvel features an optional cable car ride, or an opportunity to climb more than 1,400 steps to the top. The Mutianyu Great Wall is much steeper than the Badaling section, and offers a more challenging climb. This section is also older than Badaling, and features outer and inner parapets and three watchtowers. Your eight-hour trip to the Mutianyu Great Wall includes a visit to a nearby cloisonné enamelware factory and a Chinese style lunch.

$109 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing

The Great Wall of China was originally built more than 2,000 years ago to ward off Hun intruders from the north. Today, the wall is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and makes a great Beijing day trip. You'll travel by air-conditioned minivan to the less-touristy Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, located 56 miles (90 kilometers) from Beijing. This section of the Great Wall offers unparalleled views from the Ming Dynasty watchtowers. Walk at your own pace as you traverse the wall to the watchtowers, becoming immersed in the history and myths told by your local guide. Along the way, you will have great views and photo opportunities of the wall snaking through the beautiful countryside. You can choose to descend the Great Wall by toboggan or take the scenic cable car.Scaling the Great Wall will leave you with an appetite.You’ll get the opportunity to try some Chinese specialty dishes as you enjoy a traditional lunch served in a nearby local village. You'll return to Beijing after lunch.

$98 Day Trips & Excursions

2-Day Combo: Mutianyu Great Wall and Beijing Tour

Escorted by your English-speaking guide and air-conditioned coach, start the 2 days tour in Beijing. Each day you will be picked up from your downtown Beijing hotel between 7am and 8am Day 1: (Lunch)The tour starts at Tiananmen Square, which is the biggest city square in the world and the political symbol of communist party in China. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City. Constructed 600 years ago and passing from the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City is the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. Your next destination is the Temple of Heaven, which was constructed from 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle Emperor, where Emperors of the last two dynasties prayed for peace and good harvests.On the way here you will have an introduction to traditional Chinese medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice. After a Chinese lunch, enjoy a short visit to a pearl market and then ride to the Summer Palace, home to the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is considered a museum of gardens in China.After the tour, be transferred back to your hotel.Day 2: (Lunch)In the morning, you will be picked up to discover another aspect of ancient Beijing. Before driving to the Ming Tombs, visit the Jade Carving Factory to see jade carved into various shapes, a unique Chinese craft.Then, head to the Ming Tombs complex.  This incredible complex of Ming Tombs includes a 4 mile (7 kilometer) road named the "Spirit Way" lined with statues of guardian animals that leads to the entrance. The Ding Mausoleum is one of 13 emperor tombs, where excavation has unearthed important objects for the study of the history of the Ming Dynasty. After visiting the Ding Mausoleum, break for lunch at a local restaurant. Next, you will be driven to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, one of the best preserved areas of the Great Wall. The Great Wall rides on the ridge of the Yan Mountain and is enshrouded by a green forest. Hiking up the Great Wall is a challenging climb. Alternatively you can ride the available cable car (at your own expense) to reach the top of this ancient defense project.  From the top, enjoy a relaxing view of this section of the Great Wall with densely packed watchtowers and crenelated parapets snaking along the mountains.On the way back to downtown, you will pass by the Olympic Green to get a distant view of both the “Bird's Nest “and "Water Cube" -- two of the most iconic buildings from the 2008 Olympic Games. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to taste traditional tea, and you can also experience Chinese Calligraphy for free. Chinese Calligraphy has thousands of years of history and it was regarded as a kind of cultural and visual art.End the tour with a drop-off at your hotel around dinner time.

$89 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and Forbidden City

On this private tour, get to know the places that interest you the most. Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30am, then begin to head over to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. If time allows while on your way to The Mutianyu Great Wall, you will be able to stop and take photos at the iconic "Bird's Nest". This is the Beijing National Stadium, which had hosted many spectacular events, including the famous 2008 Summer Olympics.Once you arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall, you’ll enjoy a peaceful experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides that look north toward Mongolia. The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) on the remnants of a Wall originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Reconstruction took place under the supervision of Xu Da, one of the founding generals of the Ming Dynasty, who was responsible for building a Wall from Shanhaiguan in the east to as far as Mutianyu. Stop at a local restaurant in the Huairou district, famous for their chestnuts, mushrooms, and trout. Here, you will have various choices of countryside style of cuisine as your lunch.Head back to Beijing City to explore Tian'anmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent 250-acre complex of the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is located in the middle of Beijing, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.Your guide will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

$318 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Essence of Beijing Private Tour: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

On this private 3 days tour, you will have plenty of time to take in the sites of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, such as The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace,The Great Wall of China. A local Professional English Speaking Guide will be included for 3 days tour, as well as your own private vehicle .This is a private tour so please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert our guide so that he or she can better prepare for your private tourThis is the tour with No factory shopping stops Day 1: City Discovery (L)You will be picked up at 8.30am from your hotel in Beijing.Exploring one of the world’s largest public areas - Tian'anmen Square. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years.Then you will have lunch in the Local family for homemade lunch or at the local restaurant .Continue to the Lama Temple - one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. Afterwards, you will enjoy the Chinese amazing Acrobatic show then transferred back to your hotel in Beijing. Day 2: Beijing Great Wall (L)You driver and tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 8:30am and take you to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. It's is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowded than more famous Badaling section of the Wall. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered with trees and orchards.Then you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.Continue to visit the Drum Tower, Watch the drum beaten performance then take the rickshaw to explore the local allays. After that drive pass by the National Stadium for photo. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing. Day 3: Beijing city Discover with Peking duck dinner (L+D)You driver and tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 8:30am.Today your exploration begins with a visit to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to HeavenHeading to the Pandas in the Beijing Zoo, then have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to a well-preserved royal garden, the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world. Enjoy a Delicious Beijing Duck dinner at a local restaurant, then you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.Please note: This tour doesn't include the accommodation, please book at your own expense.

$135 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Day Tour: Speed Boating and Hiking At Huanghuacheng Water Wall plus Cruise to Summer Palace including Lunch

Meet your guide at 7:30am and drive about 2 hours to see the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng, a section of the Wall located in Huairou District, about 70km north of downtown Beijing. It is one of the most ruined sections of the Great Wall in Beijing and connects to Badaling Great Wall in the west and Mutianuyu Great Wall in the east. The Great Wall at Huanghuacheng was built from 1404 to 1592 and divided into three parts by a reservoir. You will cross the dam first then take a boat to the small island which is the best location to appreciate the beauty of the Great Wall combines with water. Walk another 15 minutes to cross the Ming Chestnut Orchard to get on the actual Wall. After 1-2 hours hiking on the Wall, you will take a speed boat to leave Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall.Lunch will be served in a fancy Chinese restaurant, Dazhaimen. It is a place with traditional Chinese decoration and flavor. Drive back the city to embark on a canopy boat and take the scenic 40-minute cruise from Zizhuyuan Park along the Imperial Waterway to the South Gate of Summer Palace. The Imperial Water is also called Waterway of Empress Dowager Cixi, because she took it to Summer Palace 32 times in her lifetime. With a history of more than 700 years, it is the only waterway in Beijing that related to the imperial families. Altogether, 6 Qing Emperors, 1 Empress Dowager, over 100 empresses and concubines had taken a boat along it to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Beijing.When you reach Summer Palace, instead of walking around the working and living quarters of the emperor, you will first walk 15 minutes then take a dragon boat to the Marble Boat, the iconic architecture in Summer Palace representing the stability and eternity of the Qing Dynasty. Most of the important sceneries like the Longevity Hill, 17 Arch Bridge, South Lake Island and Kuoru Pavilion could be seen when you are relaxing on the boat. After walking for another 10 minutes, you will take another small boat to Suzhou Street, which was used by the emperor to enjoy shopping as a commoner. The street is an imitation of the famous water towns in the south of China.Then relax on the way back your hotel.Note: This tour service is only available from April 1 to October 31 every year