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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

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Discover the Great Wall of China on this small group tour from Beijing. Travel to the restored Mutianyu section and climb the Ming Dynasty watchtowers for incredible views of the Great Wall and the surrounding countryside. You can descend the wall by toboggan or take in the aerial view by cable car (at an additional cost). You'll then enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch and finish your day back in Beijing. This small group tour has a maximum of 12 participants, allowing for a personalized Great Wall experience.
  • A guided, small-group tour of the Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Explore at your own pace, with personalized commentary from your guide
  • Take a cable car or toboggan ride down the wall (optional upgrade)
  • Round-trip transportation from central Beijing
What to Expect
You’ll depart from central Beijing in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, where you’ll settle back to enjoy the views of the Chinese countryside as you make your way to Mutianyu. The group is limited to only 12 people, so you’ll be guaranteed an intimate and personalized experience. Other sections of the wall are crowded with visitors and often in poor condition, but the quieter, under-the-radar Mutianyu Great Wall has been fully restored. Ascend watchtowers built during the Ming Dynasty for stunning panoramas of the surrounding countryside, covered by thick and fragrant chestnut orchards. You’ll be able to walk at your own pace, admiring the wall as it snakes through the green hills. With an optional upgrade, you’ll have the chance to take a scenic cable car ride down the wall—or even slide down the ancient barricade by toboggan. Your guide will be on hand to give you background on the history of the wall, from its origins as a barrier to northern invaders to its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day with an authentic local lunch before making your way back to Beijing.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sunworld Hotel, 88 Dengshikou St, Dong Dan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Many areas of the Great Wall of China are quite steep and have uneven surfaces, comfortable walking shoes with a good grip must be worn
  • IMPORTANT: Chinese law requires that all travellers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and birthdate to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in a traveller not being able to join their tour, or for the entire group to be denied access to sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. When you book this tour, please be sure to fill out all fields at checkout. Please also enter your passport number into the 'Additional Information' box and bring your passport with you on the tour.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed it - i am happy i did book the individual tour. We did a privat 1 day tour with the 3 of us - we were offered different spots we could choose, been picked up at our hotel, were transferred to and...More

Thank JoergOutOfWork
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucy is a charming energetic guide who enthralled us with her commentary on the bus trip to the wall. Clear explanations for what we could do within the time with a choice of a strenuous or less so route. Good early start avoided the crowds...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank janettebeve
Reviewed 1 week ago

We departed early in order to miss the crowds. It was great being at the wall with very few people around. Lunch afterwards was lovely. Comfortable, cool climate in the vehicle. Very professional. Thank you.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hughrtlawson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lily was a perfect, amazing and very knowledgeable guide that made this trip so much better. Luckily we visited during shoulder season, as there is barely any room to move on the wall during peak season! Strangely, besides putting a chairlift to get up to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hypergonadism
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucy was a great tour guide and is very knowledgable about the Wall and helped me understand the different areas of China and its culture. I would recommend using this company and Lucy as your tour guide.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Excursion215978
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June 23, 2019|
Response from Jennifenner | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are any other tour times. The travel time to and from the wall is over an hour. Leaving much later would get you back to Beijing during peak traffic times.
November 3, 2018|
Response from Traveler767186 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know the answer to your question.
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October 27, 2018|
Response from lisab200332 | Reviewed this property |
If you booked the trip, there should be a POC in your voucher that they sent you. If you can't get through by phone, try emailing them; I found them to be super receptive. Also, you'll have to see what they say, but I can't... More
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