Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This tour started badly when the vehicle would not start outside hotel. However a new vehicle was dispatched very quickly and off we went, just the 2 of us, on our personal tour. It was excellent and the guide included a visit to a tea ceremony which we hadn't expected. Would recommend.
What a great tour guide! One of the new seven wonders of the world - this is a must-do!
This was the best! The Great Wall is amazing. It made our trip - we got some great photos.
I thoroughly enjoyed my climb up the Badaling section of the Great Wall. My knees felt like jelly afterwards however, I would not trade this experience for anything. The Ming Tombs was also another dream come true. Go on this tour especially if you are an English speaking tourist.
I was traveling alone and having the tour bus pick me up and drop me off at my hotel was a big plus. It is actually cheaper than trying to do the same trip on my own with taxi's, etc. Great value and the tour guide was excellent.
What a place, it's a must! Words can not describe this world wonder, it was just great! Just would like to say a special thanks to our guide and the team - it was well organised and executed.
Our day tour with Viator to the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs was excellent. Well worth doing and something we would totally recommend. Our guide was probably the best guide we had in the whole time we travelled the Far East. He was so knowledgeable, great fun, and made the day a unique experience.
As the weather was cold when we where in Beijing, we had to wrap up very warm to climb the wall, but our guide encouraged us to go the distance and it was all great fun. We shopped afterward for souvenirs where they drive you crazy to buy their wares, and had coffee in a lovely coffeehouse where we all met up after the climb. We were encouraged to have a photograph done with all our fellow tour companions and guide, before we climbed the wall, with the wall behind us. It was a great picture and great value for money (it was presented in a book with the picture put in on the front page, with information and pictures all about the Great Wall). Our tour guide filled out our name and the date of the tour on the inside cover in Chinese. It was a wonderful souvenir and our family loved reading all about the wall and seeing the picture.
All in all this is a great tour by Viator, who proved to be the best tour company we dealt with. We shall most certainly be booking further tours with Viator on our trips around the world and can only hope they are all as helpful and informative as this one was.
Our tour guide was awesome! He added so much to the trip and explained everything in great detail. We will refer Viator to others.
This was a really nice trip. Our tour guide Alice was phenomenal! She spoke really good English and knew a lot about the history of the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall of China. The lunch was really good as well. I will definitely use this service again!
It was the Great Wall of China. What more can I say? It was an excellent experience.
What a great experience. The guidebooks said this was not a good spot to see the wall, but I completely disagree. If you don't have much time in China, this was a wonderful experience. Highly recommended.
I thought this tour was excellent.
Tour was excellent , guide was poor not much information and poor English . Lunch again was terrible in the jade factory . Staff stood around picking their noses then serving food .
We went to Ming Tombs, which wasnt much to see, but refleshing to get out of the city. Great wall, proves to be great, huge and very very steep to walk. Make sure you are physicall and mentally prepared for the climb, else you can sit by the starting point, and enjoy the view.
The tour also includes jade factory and tea sampling from Dr. Tea. Jade factory was typicall of them trying to get you to purchase, which we didnt.
However at Dr. Tea, we sampled really good tea and purchased some. When we were back, we realised its a SCAMand we were conned!! Be very careful and dont purchase anything from this trip. The tea we purchased turns out to be GRASS, and we're not even sure if its produced without chemical. Thus, we threw all the tea out (which we spent about 500 RMB). Its very upsetting tha Viator does not have more strict rules on the agencies and would really recommend them to review their agencies again!!