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  • Location:Beijing, China
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Best Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Olympic Sites in Beijing

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. Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle and an authentic Chinese lunch are included.


  • 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
  • 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

Best Private Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Olympic Sites 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.

After your lunch, 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 September 2015

Very good and friendly guide Allen with detailed information about the chinese history!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour was fantastic! Kris was extremely knowledgeable of both the subject of the tour wall/Olympic sites/etc, but educated our group on the culture of China! We were impressed with both her storytelling style and personal accessibility. She was very easy to talk to and engaged us throughout the day.

The tour itself was leisurely, enjoyable and highly recommended!!! Thanks so much!

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.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our tour guide was very friendly and pleasant. Everything run smoothly and we had a great time. Both the driver and tour guide were polite and tried to make our experience special. We loved every second of the tour and we would definitely recommend it to others.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

we had a wonderful time going to the Great Wall and Olympic park with our guide Robert. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The driver was also very patient and safe. Lunch was very nice and delicious. My only recommendation is to raise the price to include the lift up the Great Wall and choice of toboggan ride down-- which was fun! Thank you so much for a wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

8. am our guide,
Lina arrived at our hotel with our driver for the day
Mr.Nee,Mr.Nee driving throughout the day was competent and we felt safe,
Mr.Nee's didn’t say much but i think that was because he had limited English.
Now on to our guide Lina, what a fantastic guide you are, you are
smart,funny,knowledgeable,courteous and good company, and we really enjoyed
our day with you.
Lina, thank you so much for a fantastic day, and do you know that you are
very,very,very good at your job.
Lina, i hope your company is aware what an asset you are and your English is
As first time Visitors to China, we would highly recommend this tour, this
and this guide to anyone thinking of going to Beijing.
Kind Regards.
Linda Allan and Sam QLD Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Very nice tour. Our guide (Jackie) was very knowledgable about the Beijing area and the wall. The Mutianyu section of the wall has some steep climbs, be prepared.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

All five stars! I especially loved the hot spring!

Reichen B
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

The highlight of our trip. the hot-springs are the perfect option after walking through the Great Wall. Once again Viator delivers outstanding products and incredible customer service. One of the reason I will only book with them.
See you on my next trip

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