Private Tour: Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Way, And Dingling - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall, a section of the Wall that is easy to get on. Visit the Sacred Way leading to the Ming Tombs and Dingling Tomb, the only imperial tomb that has been excavated. Hotel pickup, transportation and lunch are included.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Begin the tour by meeting your guide in the lobby of your Beijing hotel. Drive for approximately one hour to reach Juyongguan, which is the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing. Upon arrival, take a short 2-minute walk from the parking lot to reach the Wall. Juyongguan is located in the 11-mile long (18 kilometer) Guangou Valley where the Jundu Mountain and Yan Mountain meet; it was the only route between Beijing and Mongolia.Today, it is one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall and is roughly circular with a perimeter of over 2.5 miles (4 kilometers).

Continue by taking a 30-minute drive to the Sacred Way. Begin at the stone memorial archway and stroll along the Sacred Way while learning about the fascinating myths of ancient China. The 4.3-mile (7 kilometer) divine path was considered to be the distance between the secular and celestial worlds. Admire the magnificent statues in place to guard the Ming emperors' afterlife. The Ming emperor believed that after their coffin was carried through the Sacred Way, their soul could rise up to heaven.

Following your 40-minute walk along the Sacred Way, enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch in a local restaurant with quality food. Lunch will be served in a traditional fancy restaurant where performances like face-changing, acrobatics, and Peking opera are staged between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. daily.

After lunch, travel onward to Dingling, the only imperial tomb among the Thirteen Ming tombs that has been excavated. Visit the tomb belonging to the 13th Ming Emperor Wanli, who had the longest ruling time out of all 16 Ming Emperors. About 3,000 pieces of artifacts have been found in the Underground Palace of Dingling; some of them are displayed in the museum of Dingling. Following the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Experienced English-speaking guide

Mineral water

Quality Chinese Lunch

Entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Juyong Pass of Great Wall

Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)

Entry/Admission - Dingling Underground Palace

Exclusions

Gratuities (Optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private day tour, no shopping stop is included

Not wheelchair accessible

Adult price applies to all travelers as long as they take a seat

Most travelers can participate

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

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Sep-2017

    This is a wonderful tour for anyone who wants to experience the ancient history of China. But the tour was made worthwhile by my outstanding tour guide, Angie. She was not only knowledgeable of the area but was able to put the sites within the timeline of Chinese history in an understandable way. If there was something she was not sure of she would look up the facts to provide the most accurate information--unlike some tour guides I experienced. If you are lucky enough to take this tour, insist on having Angie as your tour guide. The tour began at 8:30 a.m. with the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall. This is a popular location that is quite busy and commercialized but the scenery was very beautiful. We then began the first part of the tour of the Ming Tombs that included a wonderful and peaceful stroll down the Sacred Way. Lunch was enjoyed at one of the most beautiful restaurants that I visited in China with entertainment, wonderful décor and delicious food. Finally the day closed with a visit to the underground tomb of a Ming emperor. The tour was wonderful and well worth the money. The tour guide, Angie, made it a great experience.

  • 19-Sep-2017

    This is a wonderful tour for anyone who wants to experience the ancient history of China. But the tour was made worthwhile by my outstanding tour guide, Angie. She was not only knowledgeable of the area but was able to put the sites within the timeline of Chinese history in an understandable way. If there was something she was not sure of she would look up the facts to provide the most accurate information--unlike some tour guides I experienced. If you are lucky enough to take this tour, insist on having Angie as your tour guide. The tour began at 8:30 a.m. with the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall. This is a popular location that is quite busy and commercialized but the scenery was very beautiful. We then began the first part of the tour of the Ming Tombs that included a wonderful and peaceful stroll down the Sacred Way. Lunch was enjoyed at one of the most beautiful restaurants that I visited in China with entertainment, wonderful décor and delicious food. Finally the day closed with a visit to the underground tomb of a Ming emperor. The tour was wonderful and well worth the money. The tour guide, Angie, made it a great experience.

  • 07-May-2017

    Maria was an excellent guide for us on our tour . Low key, fun but with interesting knowledge to share she was a perfect match for us as non your kind of people. The full day she sorted and we shared a great lunch that was really delicious - not westernized ! Thank you Maria and Wikibeijing !

  • 07-May-2017

    Maria was an excellent guide for us on our tour . Low key, fun but with interesting knowledge to share she was a perfect match for us as non your kind of people. The full day she sorted and we shared a great lunch that was really delicious - not westernized ! Thank you Maria and Wikibeijing !

  • 11-Aug-2016

    Worth it.

    Instead of being packed onto a bus full of 49 other tourists to be schlepped off to the jade factory for 2 hours and the Great Wall for 30 minutes, I chose to go the private tour route. I'm glad I did. I've been to Badaling before, but I think Juyongguan is nicer. The Wall here is a loop, and encircles the road that comes through the pass. There was no separate stop for shopping, which was as advertised, but we did request a stop at the gift shop for a cold beverage and so we could pick up a few souvenirs.

    Our guide called in sick, but the company owner showed up only about 2 minutes after the appointed pick-up time to lead the tour himself. Everything was as expected. Lunch was at a decent place. Our guide joined us for lunch, so we were able to continue or education as we dined. For the two of us we were provided with a driver, guide, and minivan. This was a trouble-free tour.

  • 11-Aug-2016

    Worth it.

    Instead of being packed onto a bus full of 49 other tourists to be schlepped off to the jade factory for 2 hours and the Great Wall for 30 minutes, I chose to go the private tour route. I'm glad I did. I've been to Badaling before, but I think Juyongguan is nicer. The Wall here is a loop, and encircles the road that comes through the pass. There was no separate stop for shopping, which was as advertised, but we did request a stop at the gift shop for a cold beverage and so we could pick up a few souvenirs.

    Our guide called in sick, but the company owner showed up only about 2 minutes after the appointed pick-up time to lead the tour himself. Everything was as expected. Lunch was at a decent place. Our guide joined us for lunch, so we were able to continue or education as we dined. For the two of us we were provided with a driver, guide, and minivan. This was a trouble-free tour.