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  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing

Discover two of China’s most incredible attractions during a full-day tour of the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs from Beijing. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall and marvel at the spectacular scenery that surrounds the Badaling section. Then, explore the Chang Ling Tomb, a magnificent Ming emperor burial site. Appease your appetite with an authentic Chinese lunch and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel. 

Highlights

  • Day trip from Beijing to two of China's most famous attractions: the Great Wall and the sacred Ming Tombs
  • Visit one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China at Badaling
  • Climb the north or south face of the UNESCO-listed Great Wall with an informative guide
  • Explore the excavated courtyards of Chang Ling Ming Tomb
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch and browse for goods at the Longdi jade factory
  • Pickup and drop-off included from most Beijing city hotels

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What You Can Expect

Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing

Ming Tombs

Depart from your Beijing hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire the rural scenery as you escape bustling Beijing. Stop first at the Great Wall of China, an iconic landmark that symbolizes the innovation of ancient Chinese engineering. Venture to the Badaling section, one of the best-preserved parts of the structure, and listen as your guide provides an engaging narrative about the attraction’s history. 

Climb either the north or south face of the wall to absorb panoramic vistas of the verdant scenery that surrounds; stroll the fortification to discover the defensive watchtowers and natural havens that pepper the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. 

After thorough exploration of the ancient wonder, head to the sacred Ming tombs to discover the burial grounds of ancient Ming emperors. Marvel at three of the excavated tombs and hear of the extravagant lives led by the mausoleum’s inhabitants. Revitalize with an authentic Chinese-style lunch then browse the bespoke shops of the Longdi Jade Factory for special souvenirs. 

Relax during the journey back to Beijing by comfortable coach and bid your guide farewell at your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

ahmad t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour guide was very nice and put a lot of effort into making everyone happy. I assume she does this everyday, which is amazing because it is a lot of work and this is coming from someone half he age.

Wall was very nice esp if you are athletic.

robscruggs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This is a great tour. It was made most memorable, due to the first snow of the year which blanket the Great Wall of China. Simply beautiful.

Angele L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The guide was very informative, The climb and view was fantastic. Lunch was very good. Highly recommend this tour.

Nadia M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Victoria was very knowledgable and friendly. She really took good care of us. Tour of the great wall was just the right amount of time to experience the scenery and the beauty of the area. Tours of the tea ceremony and the Jade factory were an added bonus that we would not have otherwise known to see.Highly recommend this tour.

Ramesh K Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A superb tour. There is one critical factor that is beyond control. It is the haze. If your tour is one a haze hit day, the views could be pretty depressing. We were lucky to have had beautiful clear skies, a brilliant guide and sights to behold.

Margaret M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Though we had 20 visibility when it came to appreciating the Great Wall, our guide Cynthia made the day's tour interesting and enjoyable. She provided excellent historical context for the Ming Dynasty Tombs, pacing the tour perfectly. She kept us well informed about Chinese cultural practices and the roots of the language during the bus travel between stops. Lunch was nice. The tea ceremony was delightful, too. This tour is worthwhile.

Lou K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Great Wall tour was very enjoyable and informative. Maria was an excellent and personably tour guide who provided good background and historically significant information. The tour ended in a fun and education stop at the Tea House where we got an education on tea choices, how to make a good cup of tea and also to enjoy tasting some well prepared teas.
The bus driver did a very skillful job in navigating safely and efficiently through the intense Beijing traffic.
Note--I would recommend the tour cost be modified to include the Great Wall tram fee since most people seem to prefer the use of the tram.

Roscoe S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great Tours and Great Tour Guide he went out of his way to make sure we saw everything. Great story teller.

joseph.koruth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour. Mr Li is really knowledgeable, caring and understanding. The perfect tour guide you can get for your tours. He explains in detail about each place and even gives you tips and directions for other attractions. My Mom was not able to walk a lot but Mr Li made sure the tour group stays together and gave her enough time to catch up with all . Mr Li deserves a special thanks

David H W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a tour that everyone should take. The Great Wall has been on the Must See List of mine and my wife for many years. The Wall and the surroundings were simply amazing, however the our guide Jackie was the difference in just seeing something and understanding its reason for being. Jackie explained every detail concerning the wall and its construction, who had it constructed, and why, and its recent restorations.
The tour was excellent and I would highly recommend the tour and our friend Jackie to anyone especially if you have an interest in Chinese history. It is a fantastic site as Jackie would say of course it was made in China.

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