5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
When you’re in Beijing, you can’t miss the Great Wall of China! A private tour is the best way to see this famous Chinese attraction. Spend a half-day climbing Juyongguan, the closest section of the wall to Beijing. Juyongguan was considered one of the most strategically important sections of the Great Wall and is one of the wall’s three great mountain passes.

Highlights

  • Private half-day trip from Beijing to the Great Wall of China
  • Climb the Juyongguan Pass, the section of the Great Wall closest to Beijing
  • Private tour ensures personalized attention and experience
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Half-Day Tour to Great Wall at Juyongguan

Private Tour: Half-Day Tour to Great Wall at Juyongguan

Enjoy a private tour from Beijing to the Great Wall of China, an iconic Chinese structural masterpiece. Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel around 9am or 1pm, depending on option selected, and take you to the wall, where you’ll spend approximately 2 hours climbing the Juyongguan section, a famous pass through the mountains located in an 11-mile-long (18-kilometer-long) valley. As the closest section of the wall to Beijing, Juyongguan is the ideal part of the wall to climb if you’re short on time.

Positioned in a valley surrounded by mountains, Juyongguan Pass previously served as a strategic military stronghold and was the site of many battles. In the Warring States Period (476-221 BC), the emperor built fortifications in this location. During the Northern and Southern Dynasties (386-589 AD), Juyongguan Pass was linked to the Great Wall of China.

In the middle of Juyongguan Pass is a platform called Cloud Platform. Inside the platform is an arched doorway and walls covered with carvings of heavenly gods and engraved sutra scriptures. This part of the pass is surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees; enjoy the picturesque views as you climb to the top!

Before returning to your hotel, make a quick stop at the venues of the Olympic Stadium (Bird's Nest) and the Beijing National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) to see these iconic architectural marvels from the 2008 Olympics. Don't miss this opportunity to take memorable photos!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

My client enjoyed his tour of the Great Wall. Would highly recommend this tour.

Mark K.
Hungary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This tour was truly amazing. Took part in it on a rainy, foggy day by the lead of a fantastic, professional personal Guide (Lee) and a kind Driver.
At first, I can recommmend Novotel Hotel at Sanyuanqiao (can be located with ease by Airport Express - as a starting point and the staff was really helpful (despite I was not their Guest, treated me like that) when wanted to call my contacts, also gave free Wifi, etc.
The way to and from the Wall was awesome. I was just listening to whole China's history (Lee was prepared! :D), the establishment of different areas, the kingdoms, about the main purpose of the Wall, etc. Also had the chance to take a glimpse onto the the Bird's Nest (Olympic Stadium, Opening Ceremony Point of the 2008 one), despite it was not in the original program. Full generosity.
The Wall appeared as a romantic spot, was a real adventure to climb up to the top on the slippery stairs and look around on this top quality, world heritage site.
After the ~1,5-2h walkaround, got back to the city just before time and could catch my plane without any worries.
Can not say other than the service was 1st class and you should not miss this organization when you meet with some of the same opportunities as me.

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