5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
Explore Beijing's architectural wonders and experience its cultural delights on this full-day private tour. With your expert guide, discover the ambitious nature of ancient Chinese architecture as you hike the Ming Dynasty-era Great Wall at Mutianyu. Later, compare this with the modern architecture of the the 2008 Olympic's Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. If you choose the additional option, unwind in natural hot springs at the Chunhuiyan Hot Springs Resort. Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle and an authentic Chinese lunch are included.

Highlights

  • Full-day private tour of the Great Wall and modern Beijing with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a moderate hike along the Mutianyu Great Wall, the best-preserved section of the wall
  • Explore outside Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) and the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) and learn about their glorious role in the 2008 Olympics
  • Have a relaxing afternoon at the Chunhuiyuan Hot Springs Resort
  • Delight in an authentic Chinese lunch
  • Private English-speaking guide ensures a comprehensive and intimate experience of this urban metropolis

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Sites and Optional Hot Springs Spa in Beijing

Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Sites and Optional Hot Springs Spa in Beijing

After pickup from your Beijing hotel, you will be taken to the entrance of the Great Wall at Mutianyu, one of the best-preserved section of the wall that's most representative of how it looked during the Ming Dynasty. Follow your guide on a moderate hike along the wall, which stretches 2,300 feet (700 meters) with inclines reaching up to 460 feet (140 meters).

Along the way, enjoy the picturesque views of the wall snaking through the tree-covered mountain. Learn from your guide about the tactical significance of several watchtowers and segments of this fortification. Your hike will take approximately two hours, depending on the pace you choose to take.

Walk to a nearby popular restaurant to delight in a lunch of local Beijing specialties. Then, if you choose the hot springs spa option, you'll be driven to the Chunhuiyan Hot Springs Resort to unwind after your hike. Feel your stress and tiredness seep away as you soak in the hot springs, containing naturally occurring minerals that aid rehabilitation. You may also choose to relax in the sauna or swim in the refreshing pool.

After your spa experience, take a 30-minute drive to Beijing National Stadium, informally known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, known as the Water Cube. Spend some time exploring these landmarks' surroundings and enjoying the scenery while hearing accounts of their design and function during the 2008 Olympics.

At the end of your tour, you’ll be taken back to your Beijing hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We visited China and used Viator to schedule a tour to The Great Wall in Beijing as well as 2 Olympic sites. Cris was our guide and she did an outstanding job. She communicated with us to confirm the details prior to the tour and phones is one she arrived the hotel to tell us she was there and how to identify her. In addition to the scheduled attractions Cris was also able to give us a kind of insider's view of the city and the country since she is a native Chinese. Her guidance along the Great Wall was fantastic because of her knowledge of its history. The tour included lunch at a nice restaurant. She adjusted the order to accommodate some food allergies but still got us a nice blend of local cuisine to enjoy. The tour with Cris was a wonderful experience which I would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great guide, comfortable transport and excellent places to visit. Delicious lunch. Really enjoyed the whole experience.

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