Mutianyu Great Wall Private Day Tour With English Driver - Beijing

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up travelers from hotels in Beijing city center and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
    Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a flexible, private 8-hour tour to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall with your friendly English-speaking driver during your time in Beijing. The pickup point can be at your hotel, local residence, train station in Beijing or even at the Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). The Great Wall entrance ticket is included in the price. If you wish to ride the cable car or toboggan on the wall, those would be at your own expense.


Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Multiple departure times and locations available

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

All entrance fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Meet your friendly English-speaking driver guide at your hotel or pointed meeting place at 8am (or your own preferred departure time). Then, take a comfortable GL8 van directly to the Mutianyu Great Wall (1.5 to 2-hour driving distance from central Beijing). This section of the Great Wall is famous for its beautiful scenery and original structure and normally with less crowds.

Upon arrival, your driver guide will assist you in getting tickets and lead you from the parking location to the wall. After an introduction of the wall, you can hike for a couple of hours on the wall and take some nice photos there. There is also a cable car, chair lift, ortoboggan available, which you can take it you'd like (at your own cost).

Lunch is not included in the price of this tour, however your guide can recommend some nice places to eat near the Wall, or you can bring your own snack if you like. The whole tour duration is up to 8 hours. After your tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your original meeting point.


Professional driver guide

Round-trip private transfer

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Mineral water

Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall


Cable car or toboggan tickets


Personal expenses


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

If you wish for your pickup location to be at the Beijing Airport or train station, please fill out your airline and rail/station details upon booking

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 27-Dec-2019

    This particular tour was the highlight of our trip to China. What made it most special was the guide/driver Jimmy Z. We couldn’t have asked for a more special person let alone a great guide. Our request for an earlier start time, via email, was returned in a matter of an hour. When the special day came, he was spot on time and the vehicle (a large type van) was spotlessly clean. After introductions were made, Jimmy and the two of us started the 1.5-hour trip to the Mutianyu portion of the Great Wall. Jimmy is an extra safe driver, which we truly appreciated, especially being the first snowfall of the season. We arrived at a special parking area where Jimmy paid for the coach tickets that is used to bring you to the entry area of the Great Wall (lined with small shops/restaurants). During the coach ride Jimmy explained to us the different options we had (Cable Cars/Ski lift/toboggan down) and genteelly guided us to what turned out to be the best path. What really surprised us was that Jimmy not only helped us purchase the needed tickets, but he actually joined us on the cable card ride up to tower 14. On top of the Great Wall he made sure we were heading in the right direction (to tower 6) and that we knew what to do when we came down the ski-lift (unfortunately the toboggan slide was not open due to the snow), take the coach back to entry area and meet him at a restaurant to the left of the Burger King.
    After a few pictures he took of us on the Wall, he told us to take as much time that was needed and that he would see us when done. He then caught the cable cars back down the wall.
    All we can say is that the Great Wall, although challenging at times (we are no spring chickens), was a spectacular walk! When competed we really had a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of the sheer magnitude of this man-made marvel. And there was Jimmy playing Chinese Chess with another person when we entered the restaurant. He stood up to greet us and we told him to finish his game. This gave us time to toast our successful climb of this iconic Wall and our great tour guide/friend Jimmy with two of the coldest beers we have ever had!

  • 08-Jul-2019

    Jimmy was awesome! His english is very good and he offered some great history regarding the Wall in general and the specific section we went to. I would happily use Jimmy again for any tour in Beijing. We only had an 11 hour layover and this was a great option.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Jimmy (the tour guide and driver) was great! we had a problem and we needed to re-schedule the tour 1 day before it happened: Jimmy was really flexible! many many thanks!!
    He was efficient : he picked us up at 6.30, took us to the Great Wall, explained everything and even gave a gift for our 3 kids.

  • 24-Aug-2018

    Jimmy picked us up on schedule from our hotel. He was very friendly and helpful. Jimmy's English was excellent. He made our day special. We could not have asked for anything more from this tour. I highly recommend Jimmy and this tour!

  • 13-Jun-2018

    OK this is a must do! we had the best time we went up in the lift and walked the wall then down on the tabogin, our guide let us go off once he got us our tickets and this was just what we wanted. Have to say this was a highlight of my whole holiday, do not miss the opportunity to do this.

  • 06-Apr-2018

    This was the absolute perfect way to spend our extended layover in Beijing. We arranged for the driver to pick us up from the airport at 6.30am to give us time to clear customs etc. He was easy to find at our arranged meeting place and he had a sign with our name on it. His english wasn't great, so he didn't talk to us much for the drive, which was fine as we were coming off of a 14hr flight. It took about 1.5 hours to get out to the wall and we paid for the chairlift and toboggan extras. We were at the wall by 8am and easily had the entire place to ourselves for almost an hour or so - it was incredible. We had arranged to meet our driver at noon at the shops at the bottom, and the crowds were definitely picking up at this point. Still nowhere near the levels we expected. Our driver then took us back to the airport with plenty of time for us to clear immigration and make our connecting flight. We had 11 hours total on the ground in China 4.30am - 5pm and it was more than enough time for us to make this trip. Highly recommend it!!

  • 04-Apr-2018

    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and very accommodating. Our guide had to wait almost 2 hours for us at the airport because we didn't account for the time it would take to get our day visas and yet he was very patient and understanding. Tip-go in summer, bring T.P.

  • 06-Jan-2018

    Jimmy enabled us to have a great day on the wall. The weather was superb for late December. He picked us up as arranged in a very nice car and drove in a very professional manner at all times. He was friendly and happy to let us spend all the time we wanted at the location. if you are looking for transport to the Wall or anything else then just book Jimmy. Very good value , you will not do better !

  • 31-Aug-2017

    The service was perfect. The driver spoke a very good English, he was very kind and professional. Highly recommended.

  • 26-Aug-2017

    Perfect Great Wall trip. Jimmy was helpful and knowledgeable. He picked the four of us up at 8 am and we got there around 9:30. We climbed the steps to the wall which took about half an hour. A good workout but not a death march. Jimmy left us to walk along the wall by ourselves for a couple hours. There were lots of people but it was gorgeous and fun. We met back up with Jimmy at the toboggan and we took it down while he took the gondola. Unfortunately there was an incredibly slow woman in front of us on the toboggan so we barely got to go fast. But other than that no complaints. Jimmy took us to a nice place for lunch on the way home and helped explain a lot of the food.