Private Day Tour To Gubei Water Town And Simatai Great Wall With Sunset - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    12:30 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    April to Oct. picking up at 13:30pm
    Nov. to March picking up at 12:30pm
  • Return Details :
    Drop off at the hotel in the downtown area within 5th ring road in Beijing.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Stay away Beijing crowed tourists Great Wall Pass and bad air pollution, find your own private world of Great Wall in Simatai with seasonal romantic scenery: blooming mountain flowers are dancing with spring breeze; summer sunset sinks in Cloud Sea, autumn maples dressed the mountain as oil painting; winter snow brings Great Wall a kind of quiet gentleness.
Simatai section Great Wall is one of the few sections to retain the original appearance of the Great Wall, known as the "dangerous, extraordinary and special. If we take it as a boy, Gubei water town is like a girl, gentle and softused to be a historic military border village. Accompanied by your private guide, you will start the tour at noon; take the return cable car to see the impressive parapets and defensive watch towers with the beautiful sunset.
Guide service, entrance fees, return cable car, round-trip transportation are all included.

Know More about this tour

Gubei Water Town is a wonderful place to worth spending a couple of hours outskirt of Beijing , which covers an area of 9 square kilometers, preserved a total of 430 thousand square meters ancient architectures built in Ming, Qing Dynasty and the period of the Republic.

Your Beijing English tour guide will wait for you at hotel lobby on 12:00noon on time, then head to Gubei water town directly with around 2 - hour drive.

Once arrive at the Water Town, walk around in the old street, relax yourself by your own pace in the ancient town. You will be surrounded by the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir, surely have a very unique experience in the natural old town with a combination of mountains, water, ancient villages and courtyards.

Late afternoon begins to enjoy the evening view on Simatai great wall afterwards, you will take the newly built cable car and enjoy the stunning view of the wall. The entire Wall is yours, and you can explore it by your own pace. It really is an architectural wonder. once you reach at the Simatai wall you can spend leisure time on the wall. The time is quite flexible around 2 hours or more. By the end of tour you can simply take the return cable car down the wall.

You can either bring some snacks with you or you can have a dinner in the beautiful Water Town by your own cost.


English-speaking tour guide service fee

Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

Gas, toll & parking lot fees

Round Trip cable car up & cable car down the wall

Hotel pick up & drop off

Entrance Tickets to the Sights

Entry/Admission - Gubei Water Town

Entry/Admission - Simatai Great Wall



Meals (Lunch & Dinner)

Gratuity to the guide and driver

Personal cost

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Dress code is smart casual

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat

Extra fee is requested after 9 hours tour

Sun block is necessary in Summer

Most travelers can participate

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jan-2020

    I booked this tour as a solo traveler wanting to get outside of Beijing to see a different perspective of rural areas and the Great Wall. Kim was a great guide and spoke excellent English. She was friendly and went over and beyond to share her country with me. The driver was also very professional and private care comfortable. Iโ€™d definitely recommend the company in general and Kim in particular.

  • 28-Nov-2019

    Very fast and efficient response from Jenna, was there for 8 days and Nico was our private guide. Heโ€™s very attentive, patient and knowledgeable. He brought us to eat all the food we craved, regardless itโ€™s spicy chicken or wanton noodles, he knows whereโ€™s the best ones.. Most importantly, he helped us watch after our kids and my kids enjoyed their time with him. I would highly recommend Nico to whoever is gonna use their services!!!!!! Nico, thank you for everything !!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • 08-Nov-2019

    After researching visiting the different sections of the Great Wall outside of Beijing for our first trip to China, I learned that there was an opportunity to see and hike the Wall at night at the Simatai section. While we had considered a DIY approach to minimize the cost, which would have done so significantly, but it also would have been a significant challenge, considering we do not speak Chinese, and are unfamiliar with traveling in China. Also, we were only in Beijing for a week, and wanted to maximize our time for enjoying what the area had to offer, rather than wasting time trying to figure things out on our own, and risking missing a bus, buying the wrong tickets, getting lost/stranded, and/or missing out entirely on the experience. Our guide, Justin, arrived early to pick us up, and was already waiting for us in the hotel lobby when we came down from our room to wait for him. He not only spoke English very well, but was also knowledgeable and proficient enough to answer our questions, as well as carry on a conversation on topics not necessarily related to our tour. He was very engaging and enthusiastic, and was very helpful in navigating us through Gubei Water Town, and up to and around this section of the Wall. The only real snag was due to the timing of our trip, in general. As it was the off-season, many shops were closed, so we didnโ€™t get the full experience of the town, but still had plenty to do, and with fewer tourists, which was nice. Also, since the evening opening time for the Wall was at 5:30pm, we missed seeing the sunset from atop the Wall, as the sun goes down earlier at this time of year, and the sky was already dark by the time the first gondola of tourists reaches the top. Neither of these curve balls really affected our enjoyment of the visit and tour.

  • 18-Jan-2019

    We decided to visit Simatai Great Wall looking for the opportunity to have a different view of the Wall, at night, and visit an original old town - Gubei Water Town. We have only good things to say about this tour and Catherine Lu Tours, everything promissed was delivered. To go to Gubei, 1:30h/ 2 h far from Beijing they meet us in our hotel with a guide (Nico), a driver and a very comfortable car to the trip. And we have the fortune to have Nico as our guide. He is graduated in history and have a deep knowledge not only of the Great Wall but Chinese culture too. Very friendly, easy relationship, with him we visited every part of Gubei Water Town, learned about Chinese habits, tradition and had new experiences with the local food. After the afternoon at Gubei we took the cable car and went to see the Graet Wall at night. Unforgetable experience, stunning view of the town with all the lights on. Definetely I would recommend this tour and Catherine Lu Tours. Getting this tour ask for Nico, he is the best!

  • 23-Jul-2018

    I just returned from my first visit to China. I do not routinely bother with reviews, but I must give credit to Peter, my tour guide for two days on the Great Wall of China! If ever there was a perfect guided private tour, this was it! Peter is a history major, and he gave me so much more than a walk on the wall. I was blessed to have spent two wonderful days and one night with Peter and his driver, (Jason) two weeks ago. He has given me memories that I can relay to others and an experience that I will always cherish. We had the Jinshanling portion of the wall all to ourselves the day after my Simatai at night and overnight stay in Gubei Water Town. Peter guided me expertly thru Water Town, allowing me to browse gift shops, watch live performances, and a perfect ending with an authentic chinese dinner that still lingers on my palate. His knowledge was overwhelming; he knew more history than I could have gathered on my own time, he was engaging from the moment we met in Beijing and thruought the Great Wall of China hikes, ending our two days together with a spur of the moment personal bike ride and final meal in Beijing. If you can request a tour guide, ASK FOR PETER!!!!

  • 26-Jun-2018

    I had the most amazing experience seeing Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall with Catherine Lu Tours sorting out everything for me. I couldn't ask anything better than the team that I had: Peter and Jason, the guide and driver respectively. Peter spoke perfect English. He has been the most knowledgeable guide I have ever had. Heck, he even knew more of my own country than I did! He knew the place really well and knows where the perfect spots were! And it didn't hurt that he took great pictures! The transportation was comfortable and very pleasant. Driver Jason was very accomodating as well. They were just the perfect team. Unfortunately we had no time eating in a proper restaurant because of time constraint. And I am not taking this against Peter or Jason. We wanted to eat but given our itinerary and the limited time (which was of my own choosing) we couldnโ€™t have eaten in a proper restaurant. Instead we ate as we got along the tour and that was perfectly fine. I couldnโ€™t really say anything negative about the Tour. It was near perfect! 9.5/10!!!