All-Inclusive Private Day Trip To Ming Tombs And Great Wall At Mutianyu - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • 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.

Overview

Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a single day on this 8-hour private guided tour from Beijing. In the morning, walk along the Spirit Way that leads to the Ming Tombs, then explore the Chang Tomb. In the afternoon, stroll the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Tour includes entrance fees, round-trip Great Wall cable car or toboggan ticket, lunch, private guide and transfer service.

Highlights

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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Step back in time on a history tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Lunch included

All entrance fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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The day begins between 8am and 9am when your private tour guide and personal chauffeur collect you from your hotel lobby.

Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Ming tombs, about an hour from Beijing. Your guide will accompany you along the Spirit Way, the passage that leads to the 13 tombs where Ming dynasty emperors were buried. Lined with vast, monumental sculptures of guardian animals and officials, it's an impressive entrance to the tombs: rather than walk the entire 4.5-mile (7-kilometer) route, your driver will collect you to drive to the Chang Tomb.

Built between 1409 and 1413, the Chang Tomb is the mausoleum of the third Ming dynasty emperor, the Yongle Emperor Zhu Di: his consort, Empress Xu, is buried here too. The largest, oldest and best preserved of the Ming tombs, its buildings cover an area of 30 acres (12 hectares). You'll have an hour to explore here with your guide.

From here, it's a bit over an hour to the UNESCO-listed Great Wall at Mutianyu. Enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant near the Wall before you explore.

This stretch of the Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings dense woods and rich pastures that change colors with the seasons of the year. It winds its way over 1000 meters to the crest of a mountain, before turning sharply and dipping downhill.

You'll have around two hours to explore the Great Wall. It takes around half an hour to hike up on foot, or you can choose to take the cable car or chair lift: it's also possible to toboggan.

After you've strolled along the Great Wall and captured iconic pictures, it's about a 2-hour drive back to Beijing. You'll arrive at your hotel between 4 and 5pm.

Inclusions

Private Tour

Licensed English speaking tour guide

Private driver

Transport by private vehicle

Local authentic lunch

Cable car or Toboggan to the Great Wall

Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Traveler Reviews

  • 21-Nov-2017

    We booked this private tour for a party of 3 (two seniors, one adult) and had a wonderful time!  Lisa was very friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke English well.  On the drive to the Great Wall, she gave us a history lesson on China.  Once arrived at the site, we were given the option of cable car or chair lift/toboggan.  A member of my party was having alot of problems walking and Lisa was very accommodating with the pace and made sure he was never far behind.  The chair lift was an interesting experience, as it never stops or slows upon arrival/departure.  While at the Wall, Lisa offered advice on the best locations to take pictures and even took several photos for us.  To return back down, I opted for the tobbagon while Lisa escorted the rest of the party to the chairlift.  The tobbagon ride down was alot of fun - I highly recommend it!  After the Wall, we headed to lunch.  Lisa asked if we had any restrictions or preferences, and then ordered the food for us.  Everything ordered was delicious!  After lunch, it was off to Mings Tombs.  Lisa then asked if we were interested in visiting a jade store or tea shop (both of which had come up during casual conversation).  There was no pressure to shop whatsoever.  But since a member of my party wanted to buy some jade, we decided to stop by.  There was a nice history of jade and we saw some craftsmen at work.  The jade was high quality and we were given a (what I assume is standard) 30% discount.  Lisa was very patient while we shopped.  After purchasing the jade, we were driven back to our hotel.  The highlight of this tour was definitely the Great Wall and Lisa herself!

  • 07-Aug-2017

    This tour is worth the money. Liz, our tour guide, is really nice, friendly and accomodating. She speaks good english and very knowledgeable of her chinese history. She even took us to this restaurant that has good food and tasty food. She really knows where to eat good and tasty food. We've learned a lot about this places that we went to. She explained very well. Very good tour guide. Worth the Money. Thumbs up :