Meet your private guide in hotel's lobby at 8:30am in Beijing.
On the way to The Mutianyu Great Wall, if time allows, you are able to stop to take photos at the iconic "Bird's Nest" the Beijing National stadium, where hosts many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall, youll enjoy a less hurried experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides. Hiking up and down for about 1.5 hours at the various sections of the Wall, exploring the watch and beacon towers.
Mutianyu is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowded than the more famous Badaling. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered by trees and orchards, keeping the air fragrant with chestnut blossoms in the spring and fresh all year long.
You will stop at a Local Restaurant for lunch.
Continue to a well-preserved royal garden: The summer palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, The summer palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world.
Afterwards, you will return to your hotel in Beijing city center around 5:30pm.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 9 Hrs
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We pick you up from your hotel within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, please provide the hotel details when make booking. If your hotel is out of the 5th ring road of .. read more
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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.
On this full-day Beijing Private tour, you will see two of the most popular attractions in China: the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. Mutianyu section of the Great Wall enjoys less tourists making it easier to access and enjoy. Visiting The summer palace, you will see one of the most beautiful gardens in China. Tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. The tour contains no factory and shopping stops which keeps the focus on the main sites.
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- All entrance fees included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Meet your private guide in hotel's lobby at 8:30am in Beijing.
Lunch in the local restaurant for authentic Chinese food
Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels within the 4th ring road)
Transport by private vehicle
Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan ticket
Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
Dragon boat cruise in the Summer Palace
Additional entrance fee to the museums
Tour is about 8-9 hours,if you want to extend the tour please pay 30USD for each extra hour
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you choose to have Spanish language tour guide service, please ensure to make your booking at least 3 days in advance
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Tour will last between 8-9 hours. If you want to extend the tour, then please pay 15 USD to your driver and 15 USD to your guide for each of the extra hour
This is the private tour with no factory and shopping stops
This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
We had a great time on our tour.
The guide and driver were on time to pick us up.
They had great insight into what time we should leave to catch fewer crowds.
The guide was very nice and knew a lot about the sites we went to see.
All in all a very good experience. Greatly recommended.
Our guide Lucas did a very good job following up and making sure that we wee on time for the tour. Lucas Spanish was excellent and he did an excellent job giving us details and facts about the Chinese History and culture. We arrived to the Grate Wall and Lucas took us to the tallest point with a magnificent view. After the Wall we visited the Summer Palace, it was a very rush visit because we needed to go back to the hotel on time due to the military practices for the 70th anniversary of the Republic Foundation. So the summer palace was good, but it could be better if we had more time, something taht we can not control.
I will definitely recommend this tour.
My tour guide, Linda, made excellent suggestions (for the Great Wall: ski left up, toboggan down; for lunch: honestly just let her choose you will never be so full of yummy food!), was the best photographer EVER, and of course was super knowledgable and answered all my (incessant) questions.
My driver, Mr. Wong, was very kind and professional, as well.
We visited with Albert 2 of the most interesting sites in China, the Wall and the Summer Palace. He was an excellent guide and also making it fun for our 2 kids, 6 and 12. He was very knowledgeable of the sites and passed on all the info to us, he has a good command of the language, and very pleasant and helpful. He took us to a great restaurant, suggested best things, and was very thoughtful on what else we can do. he arranged for us, the show KFu show right on the spot and then helped us again with transport to the airport . Very client oriented and pleasant to be with. Our kids loved him. the sites were also great.
I did this tour together with my mom.
The whole experience was very customer-oriented. Our guide (Andrew) was fantastic. He had a plan, but was very flexible and open to our requests. He was very knowledgeable and was able to give us all the information we wanted and top it off with interesting facts.
Definitely highly recommend this tour (and guide) if you want a hassle and stress free day of sight-seeing.
We booked this tour last minute and Alice was our guide.
We drove to the Mutianyu section of the wall. There was a miscommunication about gondola vs chair lift up the wall. We waited an hour to get onto the chairlift. Then once on the wall Alice gave very little information without being prompted. We waited another 30 minutes or more to take the luge down.
Then we went for lunch. Food wasn’t good at all and more miscommunication about portion sizes. We ended up with 5 family size platters of fried rice. Such a waste.
Then we spent HOURS in traffic to get to the summer palace.
At no point we’re we told to hurry along to avoid traffic. We could have easily had a take away snack instead of a sit down lunch. We arrived at the summer palace when the buildings had already closed for the day.
We arrived at our hotel 2.5 hours late. We were all exhausted especially the kids. Our guide wasn’t much help although she was a lovely person. The driver would just randomly pull over on the road where we’d have to get out suddenly for our stops. Didn’t feel safe for the kids. Not sure why he couldn’t pull into parking lots. Definitely don’t reccomend this tour
My tour to see the Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace was INCREDIBLE!! The views were stunning and I had so much fun!! This has been on the list for years and I’m so happy I finally was able to do it.
I’m so happy with my decision to experience this through Viator Tours. My tour guide, Becky, truly went above and beyond to make this an unforgettable experience. She was knowledgeable, adventurous, and fun! Not only did she assist me with my tour, but she assisted me with ideas and strategies on how to navigate Beijing (and later Shanghai). I’ve been in the hospitality industry for years, and Becky is genuinely the type of person I would hire. If you’re able to, do yourself a favor and request Becky for your tour!
On top of all this, the authentic lunch that I was taken to was absolutely delicious! I’m still dreaming about it even though I can get Chinese Food most places in NYC. It was just that good.
It was easy to book the tour and everything went smoothly from the time we were picked up from our hotel. We really enjoyed our tours of the Great Wall and Summer Palace. I found the guided tour to be very informative and also fun. Our guide, Miko has a wonderful personality and he was very helpful in accommodating our groups special requests, such as fining a vegetarian lunch. We will definitely request him to be our guide the next time we return to the Great Walk. Thanks a million, Miko!
My mom and I went to Beijing primarily to see the Great Wall of China. We booked this tour through Viator. We were called at our hotel the night before to confirm the tour. Linda and the driver showed up on time and put us at ease right from the start. Linda went over the itinerary with us and off we went in a very nice car. There was bottled water waiting for us which was a nice touch. The drive was very nice and smooth. Our driver drove very nice and smooth so it was pleasant. Linda told us information and facts about the wall during the ride as well so time went by fast. When we arrived Linda knew the best spots to view the wall from and helped us take plenty of photos and answered all of the questions we had. Really the views looked like post cards. When we were done we shopped at the store at the bottom and picked up a subway sandwich. My mom is a picky eater and we weren't sure if we would like lunch. Well turns out the restaurant Linda picked was absolutely perfect and she already had four different plates of food out when we arrived. All were excellent and my mom skipped eating the subway sandwich so bravo. Our last stop was the Summer Palace. During the drive over Linda told us the interesting story behind it... and the woman who controlled the country for over 40 years. We took our time walking through it and Linda went over the interesting parts while skipping what my mom and I wanted to go past. She was very easy going and willing to answer any and all questions. Basically Linda is awesome and an amazing tour guide and made our adventure great! Thank you!
We had such a wonderful time though it’s winter it’s crowded but with the private tour makes everything smooth and no stress at all. Our guide Albert was great and so knowledgeable with almost everything. Thank you so much