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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. 


  • 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

Peter N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very friendly, professional and informative guide. The crowds at Badaling were unbelievable, however the wait time for the cable car was not too long. The visit to the Ming tomb was very interesting. The day was capped off with a pleasant tea-tasting. Well done Viator


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Highly highly recommended, Cherry was an exceptiontal tour guide. This was a private van tour with only 3 other people. We got to spend around 2 hours at the great wall, the ming tombs were also phenomenal. The jade factory was unexpectedly very interesting to see and the tea ceremony was much better than expected. Day lasted around 10 hours and was worth every penny

Sarah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour guide was very friendly and spoke excellent English. She had lots of interesting information on the Ming Tombs, the great wall, Jade factory and the tea ceremony we attended. She was very interested in each person on the tour and made the whole experience very comfortable. I had an amazing time and learned so much.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great experience, thanks.

George A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wall, Ming tomb, and Jade store wer all great. Food was good.

Jason G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I had a great tour to the Great Wall and Ming Tombs. Our guide Jenny was lovely and very knowledgable about her subject and our driver was friendly too. The views at the Great Wall were wonderful and I would recommend this tour to others who want to see the Great Wall or Ming Tombs.

Syed H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour guide Jackie was the best tour guide we have ever had. Thanks Jackie your the best. -From Pearl Lady

Enrique P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016


Eini D Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great day visiting the Ming Tombs and Great Wall. Tombs were a bit disappointing in that you don't get to actually see the tmobs as they have not yet been excavated foe fear of damaging the articles buried underground. The wall was incredible. We chose to walk up the north side of the wall at Badaling because there were less tourists, but sections were quite steep. Our guide Jacky was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information and history, almost to a fault.

Matthew D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

I had a great time on the tour. Micheal, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and friendly. I would suggest this tour to a friend.

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