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Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Tour with 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.

$129 Day Trips & Excursions

Beijing Forbidden City, Tiananmen, Great Wall at Mutianyu Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)Time: 8:00 - 8:30Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Forbidden City-The Palace MuseumTime: 8:30 -10:30The Forbidden City, in the very heart of Beijing, was home to 24 emperors during the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. It is the largest and best preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world, featuring a great square, halls and gates, in contrast to intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and living quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are important treasures of ancient China. You will be walking for about 1.5-2 hours (2 kilometers). The walks in the Forbidden City are graded moderate.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mutianyu Great WallTime: 14:00 - 16:00The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is ranked top among all parts of the Great Wall on TripAdvisor for its picturesque scenery, the most child-friendly section and beautifully-restored architecture. It is about 1.5 hours driving from downtown Beijing. In order to save your time, we suggest you to choose round-way cable car or round-way chairlift and toboggan ascend to and descend from the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing lots of boring steps. Cable car station is at Tower 14. Chairlift & toboggan station is at Tower 6. We have included the costs of round-way cable car or round-way chairlift (or toboggan) ascend to and descend from the Great Wall. If you want to take one way cable car up and one way chairlift or toboggan down, you need to pay the price difference CNY100 per person at your own expense.At the Wall you’ll have free time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and your guide will show you the background information of the Great Wall. The cable car ascends to and descends from the 14th watch tower. We recommend you to hike up the most beautiful part of the Great Wall – between the 14th and 23rd watch towers which were known by hikers as “the Golden Route”. However the chairlift ascends to the 6th watch tower while the toboggan descends from tower 6 too. It might be a challenge to hike from the 6th watch tower to the 23rd watch tower. But you can decide based on your physic condition.Normally it would take about 2 hours to complete the hike from the 14th watch tower to 23rd watch tower.Duration: 2 hours

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Private Mutianyu Great Wall Trip with English-Speaking Driver

Your English speaking driver will pick you up at the hotel at approximately 8:00am.It takes about  1.5 hour drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing downtown.  The Wall locates north-east of the City,it is the one of the most popular attractions.Though it is a little bit further but much less tourists. You may take the cable car up to the Wall and this is the only section that has the toboggan down from the wall. You will have lots of fun the toboggan down. The entrance tickets and the shuttle bus ride between car parking and entrance included. The cable car tickets and toboggan is not included. The driver can help you purchase the tickets. After a few hours of hiking the wall, and many photo opportunities, it's back to your hotel at approximately 4:00pm. If you like to go other sections, it is can be tailor-made for you as well. During the holiday or weekend,if you like to beat the crowds and arrive the Wall early,you can start 7:00am or 7:30am. Please inform us if you want to start early.

$86.24 Day Trips & Excursions

Mutianyu Great Wall and Beijing City 2-Day Tour with Lunch

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 around 7am. Day 1:  This tour starts at northern part of Tian'anmen Square. Seeing the Tian’anmen Rostrum, it is the symbol of new China. You could see two pairs of 600 years old stone lions, the ornamental columns, the outer golden water bridge and so on. Besides, you will have chance to view all constructions from distance. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient 500 year old imperial palaces group. Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north. On the way to Temple of Heaven, you will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture. After having a short rest, we'll arrive the Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. After Chinese lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market. And then you will go to the Summer Palace which is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. Finally, you will transfer back to your hotels around 5pm. Day 2: In the morning, you will be picked up to discover another aspect of ancient Beijing. Heading to the Ming Tombs complex, the 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.  Then, you will take a visit to the Jade Carving Factory to see jade carved into various shapes, a unique Chinese craft. The jade carving is very famous special local product, it was not only the excellent skill on carving, but also mixes many Chinese traditional cultures in the jade carving. After having lunch at a local restaurant, 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.  Cable car fee: RMB 100/one way, 120/round trip Toboggan fee: RMB 120 (cable car up, toboggan down) 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 6pm.

$220 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Great Wall Mutianyu, Forbidden City 2-Day Tour from Beijing

Day 1: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, and Mutianyu Great Wall 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Hotel pick-up, visit Tian'anmen Square. Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby in the morning. A comfortable car will transfer you and your guide to historic Tian’anmen Square where the famous Chairman Mao's portrait is hanging on the wall of the Gate of Heavenly Peace.8:30 AM - 10:30 PM: Visit Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is the world’s largest imperial palace with 9,999½ imperial chambers, home to 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1420–1911). Your tour guide will help you explore 10 carefully selected places in the Forbidden City, recommended by our local experts, while other group tours only visit 6 spots briefly.10:30 PM - 1:30 PM: In the afternoon travel 1.5 hour from downtown Beijing to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and enjoy lunch at a restaurant at the foot of the great wall.1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. In the afternoon you'll visit the most beautiful part of the Great Wall at the Mutianyu section where it is less crowded and has better views than other sections of Great Wall. We will use a cable car to ascend and descend from the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing steps.4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Transfer back to your hotel.Day 2: Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Jingshan Park.This day you'll deeply explore Beijing by visiting the famous imperial garden - Summer Palace and walk the most beautiful part of the palace - the West Lake. After having a Beijing local-style lunch, you'll visit Temple of Heaven where the emperors used to pray for rain and good harvest. Later you'll have a birds-eye view of Beijing city and the Forbidden City by visiting the Jingshan Park. After that, your guide and driver will transfer you back to the hotel - making a perfect end to your Beijing panoramic tour.

$28 Tours & Sightseeing

Beijing Highlights Full-Day Bus Tour

Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing between 6:30-7:00 am to start the trip. The first stop is Tiananmen Square which is located at the center of Beijing. It is the world’s largest city square, surrounded by magnificent buildings like National Museum of China and Mausoleum of Chairman Mao. Walk across the square and enter the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the five most important palaces in the world. With 9999.5 rooms, it served as home and work place to 24 emperors of the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) Dynasties. You will see exhibitions of imperial treasures and collections from that time. Before enjoying a traditional Chinese lunch, pay a short visit to a jade factory, where you can learn some knowledge about jade and see its carving process. Afterwards, drive to Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, the longest and best fully-restored Great Wall with less crowd and more watchtowers. It is known for its beautiful surroundings of dense woods. Cable car up and down the mountain is optional at your own expense. On the way back you will visit a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy, where you will get to learn some knowledge of traditional medicine and enjoy a free foot massage. After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing around 6 pm.

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