Beijing Day Trip of Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs by Bus - Reviews

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Skye A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Our guide Yoyo was amazing. Great English, very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour is excellently priced, with a great overview of major historic landmarks. Well worth it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Our guide, was a very professional person, very friendly and approachable.She explained everything,She created a very nice atmosphere for all of us in the group, excellent driver the minibus was very clean.Thanks to the excellent organizational skills of our guide we had time to see and explore everything,enough time for lunch as well.With regards to the places that we visited,each and every one was worth visiting, very nice places full of energy and historical background.This excursion is highly recommended of you want to escape for a while from the busy city centre of Beijing.You cannot say that you went to Beijing if you haven't visited the Great Wall

Graeme M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

An amazing experience to visit the tomb of a Ming Emperor and then head to the Great Wall of China. One tip, if busy, skip the cable car and walk to the top. It's a better experience and results in far greater time on the wall itself instead of waiting in the cable car queue.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

It was a dream come true to finally see the Great Wall of China! Such a wonderful place! The Ming tombs were actually kind of nice too, specially with our guide explanations. Terrific day!

Marina N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Thanks for an interesting trip! Our group was friendly, and the guide Mr.Li was very helpful. Representative of company and guide connected me before trip to be sure I am here and to tell me the time of a bus pick up. We had enough time to make pics and rest. And lunch was tasty! I recommend!

Gavin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

My tour guide Sophia was wonderful, her knowledge of everything was exceptional and genuinely made me feel very at home in Beijing.

The wall was surreal and so picturesque, I would definitely recommend this part of the wall. The ski lift up and toboggan down is the perfect choice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

I had a great experience and based on what other people say about similar tours, everything is about expectations. We were taken to two sales pitches jade factory and tea house, but that is completely understandable as the tour price is so cheap that they have to bring people to this places. No push to buy anything even when I did and the experience was great. Paul our tour guy was super friendly and knew all the facts. We spend almost two hours at the wall and it was more than enough. If you feel like walking the wall from one end to the other, then certainly you need a different tour. The five of us in this tour had more than enough time so everybody was happy.

Jonathon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Great tour! Got to also see a jade factory more like a showroom, and have a tea ceremony. We only had an hour on the wall, allowing 30 minutes to get to the top and 30 to come down, but that was enough because it was so hot. The tour guide was great too, very knowledgeable and funny. I recommend it!

Mario M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Super....fantastic guide and sights. Would recommend this tour anytime.....basically we got the great wall all to ourselves....very few people. Great photos....

Ah Choo N

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2017

Well organised. Enough time was given to browse on our own. comfortable bus. Friendly and well informed guide

Fabian R

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2017

Really deep insight into Chinese culture. Jade carving factory was announced as tour but was more like "buy anything you see here". Ming tombs haven't been too spectacular either to me. Great wall was very impressive though!! Tea tasting at the end was interesting. Nice and competent guide!

Kevin P

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2017

A very enjoyable day trip out to Mutianyu and Ming Tombs. Obviously time is limited in both locations probably enough at Mutianyu, especially as it was baking hot, but we did miss the animal sculptures at Ming Tombs and it felt a little rushed. We were lucky to go as a small group 5 plus guide, so it felt like a relaxed trip, with a good driver. The mini bus was comfortable, and a/c helped in the hot weather. A few things I would change to improve the tour a little... spend a little more time at Ming tombs, and maybe not worry so much about including the 'extras' i.e. visit to jade factory and a tea ceremony, both interesting, but took away valuable time for the main events. Mutianyu is spectacular, and less busy than some sections of the Great Wall you can also get picture postcard images! Be prepared for some strenuous walking.

Mark B

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2017

The slide back down from the Great Wall was the bomb. The only thing I commented on was the guides speech. His English was good but he spoke so fast! Otherwise great trip!

Stephan S

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2017

Principally the tour was OK. As expected, there are several stops, where someone, who wants to see the main things great wall, tombs, ... of the tour, looses time. This includes Jade carving factory, tea ceremony and similar things. The lunch was surprisingly good and the tour guide as well as the driver really fine. Finally the sky cleared completely up having the great wall with deep blue sky ... so, the tour is recommended anyway.

Maya A

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2017

This tour went exactly according to the description. The guide, Jackson spoke English well and provided a lot of interesting information. He was also able to answer all our additional questions. The obligatory 'shopping stops' were interesting and added value tot he experience, especially the tea ceremony, and salespeople were not aggressive. This tour was very good value for money. The only negative was that our ride was 25 minutes late to pick us up in the morning, and it was quite cold to wait outside for that long.

Hans-Joachim K

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2016

Great tour! Well organized and managed. Save driver (not necessarily usual in China...) and knowledgeable and nice tour guide. Yes, we had two shopping stops, but they were actually quite interesting and I felt no pressure to spend money. This tour is worth the money.

Glen B

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2016

Liked the tour. Guide was not as personable and English was not great. Also, drop the stops at the jade factory at the end of the day. People were tired and wanted to get back to hotel. Understand this is a business arrangement, but needs to be dropped from the itinerary.

Jennifer T

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Great tour. Beware there is a forced shopping stop at a tea shop. The tasting is interesting, but the teas are overpriced.


4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

This was a great way to see the wall and I highly recommend taking the ski lift up and the toboggan down - this was the highlight of our trip to China and I don't feel this was recommended enough by our tour guide. Most people took the cable car up and down, and were all very jealous when we told them about the toboggan! It's worth mentioning the long drive to this part of the wall from the centre of China, but it was definitely worth it as this part was less crowded.

Torrey L United States of ... 

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2018

Evan was very chatty and engaging . The ming tomb was a bit underwhelming and lacked much in the way of information. The ladies with the dried fruits were delightful as we exited.
The Wall was great
Our driver was a bit of a racer and came up on several cars and bikes a bit too fast to be safe.

Little Mo United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2016

I really enjoyed the Great Wall and Ming Tombs but we seemed to spend almost as much time at the forced sales stops. Our first stop was to a jade showroom which was for 90 minutes! Several of us were just sat around having a drink. At the end of the day when everyone was tired after the Great Wall and just wanted to get back, we stopped at a tea shop and there was a tea ceremony which lasted about half an hour. Several of us don't drink tea and the tour guide told us we still had to go in! They locked the bus so we couldn't stay on it. When we came out the tea room, the job had so many assistants that they followed us around one by one and it was so hard to escape!

Carlos A

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2017

The Wall itself is amazing, but you didn't need to know that. Basically, the jade factory was a shopping stop in disguise, and I wouldn't recommend visiting the Ming Tombs if you don't have time to spare. We wasted most of the day in all that, and by the time we got to Mutianyu, we only had close to an hour to enjoy this Wonder of the World, which felt quite short and left us wanting a lot more. The guide wanted to return quickly to avoid the traffic, and we also had another scheduled stop at a tea shop, which wasn't really special in my opinion. If you want to experience the Wall, find a tour that goes straight to Mutianyu the best section, even if it gets a little crowded and spend a minmum of 2-3 hours up there.

Elna T

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
December 2017

Tour was okay but the guide made it worst. Ming tomb was not really worth it as we walk like 10mins up the slope and down the 6 or 7 floor of steps but was there only for 2mins.. The guide did not even explain anything inside and we were like rushing to follow him out of it. Great wall was nice because of the view and of cos without the guide. Worst of all, on our way back, guide got off the bus before us and leave the driver to send us back whom drop us 500m away from the original pick up location. The worst tour i joined from Viator.

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