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Great tour! Grace was a very helpful guide and we had a lot of fun. Don't skip the toboggan ride and the foot massage at the end - they're the best parts.
Really enjoyed the tour! The Great Wall was one of our highlights and our tour guide was fantastic! He was extremely friendly and helpful! Definitely recommend this tour.
We ended up being the only people on the tour the day we took it and we enjoyed having basically a private car and tour guide all to ourselves. Our tour guide LInda was great and very knowledgeable. We felt like we had the great wall all to ourselves since there were only a few people there when we arrived. The following lunch and massage were great too. Overall we learned a lot and enjoyed the tour.
One of the highlights of our trip. Dennis the guide was very good. Be ready for a hike on this one. It took about 30 minutes of stair climibing to get up to the wall. Views were spectacular. This secton of the wall is in great shape. We walked through 5 of the towers. Took the toboggan back to the bottom. Great fun and highly recommended. Watch the vendors, they'll ask 150 and sell for 20. You need to negotiate and be ready to walk away. They'll chase you down to make the sale.
Again, a brilliant tour and tour guide. Everything as per the tour description. Suitable for all abilities and a must do whilst in Beijing.
Very good experience, very helpfull guide and a great tour!
It was raining when we arrived at the wall that morning, but it turned out to be perfect. It's very hot in China in June and the rain/drizzle kept us cool as we hiked along the wall. We left Beijing at 7am and arrived at the wall at 9. There were very few people there and so we were able to enjoy hiking along the wall without big crowds. Lunch was delicious and the foot massage back in Beijing was a great way to end the day. I liked our guide very much. My only suggestion is that there were many opportunities on the drive to give us more information about the history of the Great Wall.
We had an excellent guide who made our experience even better. The whole trip was fantastic.
This was my best experience in Beijing. The tour guide was excellent and made sure all of our group was taken care of as we had a mix of older and younger. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
We met our guide in the foyer of one of the motels; there were only 4 of us on the tour. We then travelled out to the great wall via mini bus (not the most clean or modern mini bus), where the guide (kevin) escorted us to the top of the wall and then we were given a choice of how long we wanted to spend on the wall. We chose 3 hrs, which was absolutley magical....there was hardly anyone around as we were there very early, it was snowing beautiful big snow flakes and the whole vibe was gorgeous!! After wandering around on the wall, we then walked back down to the village and met up with Kevin and the rest of the party. It was then off to lunch at one of the local village cafes...Kevin ordered for us, which was just a mix of asian style foods. After lunch we headed back to beijing to have a relaxing foot massage, which was much deserved after walking the wall. Our driver wasnt able to drop us back to the pick up point so kevin escorted us on the subway back to where we started...all in all it was a great day!! if you want to see the wall without the fan fare of stopping at all the factories etc, then this is a great tour. The only downside was that if you wanted to spend more time on the wall (which we did), you werent able because you were constricted by the rest of the tour group.
We had a great day with Linda Li at the Great Wall. She was very knowledgeable, fun and very flexible on a cold day in December. The Mutianyu is a great part of the wall to visit. We had a great lunch, Traditional tea, foot reflexology and massage and she helped us with a night show acrobats.
We chose the "small" group tour as we don't like too many people going around with us. It turns out, we were the only two in the tour! We got to the Great Wall so early that we were waking up the people there to take our tickets. The guide, Robert, was excellent as well!
Our Great Wall trip was fantastic. Myself and partner were the only two guests on the tour, so we had a private guide, private driver and private car (sedan) rather than a bus. We arrived very early at the Wall, and were the only people there! Imagine having the Great Wall of China to yourselves with not a soul in sight. The traditonal foot massage afterward was a fantastic experience - much better than what I've heard of people being suckered into Jade shops or other add-ons. Best ever of almost a dozen Viator tours. Highly, highly recommended.