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Enhance your experience of one of China’s greatest architectural feats on a small-group tour to the Great Wall of China from Beijing. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the ancient Mutianyu section of the wall and ascend Ming Dynasty watchtowers for panoramic vistas of the spectacular surrounding scenery. Descend by cable car or on an exhilarating toboggan ride; revitalize with a delicious Chinese meal; and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation to Beijing. Experience an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to 12.


  • Visit the less crowded Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Climb the Ming Dynasty watchtowers for amazing views of the Great Wall and surrounding countryside
  • Traditional Chinese lunch in a local village
  • Optional Toboggan ride or cable car ride down the mountain
  • Maximum of 12 passengers ensures personalized attention

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What You Can Expect

Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing

Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing

Depart from a central Beijing location in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and admire the diverse countryside as you travel towards the Mutianyu section of the wall. Feel your excitement heighten as you arrive at one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and begin your exploration of the less-crowded and more ancient Mutanyu section. 
Ascend Ming Dynasty watchtowers to absorb incredible views of the Great Wall and its verdant surroundings. Capture fantastic photographs of the wall snaking through the charming Chinese countryside then descend the Great Wall by either an exhilarating toboggan or scenic cable car. 
Appease your appetite with some Chinese specialties in a rustic village restaurant then relax during the journey back to Beijing after lunch. 

Customer Reviews

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was the highlight of our trip to Beijing. We were fortunate enough to have great weather for our trip to the Great Wall, but our tour guide Vivian was simply AWESOME !!! The information she provided was superb, and she was just a joy to be around. Always making the whole group laugh and taking photos of us all. She knew all the best places to get that perfect shot, and we arrived earlier than most people, so it looks as though you have the entire wall to yourselves in the photos....The toboggan ride down was so much fun, and just makes you feel like a big kid....
Vivian also took us to a fantastic local restaurant which was the best lunch we had in Beijing. Its hard to pick at favourite thing about this tour as it was all spectacular - Highly recommended, and if you are lucky enough to have Viv as your guide, you will have the best day out in Beijing.... Thanks Viv x

Thomas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The tour starts early at the pickup point, where we took a minibus to the great wall. During the journey to the wall Vivian our tour guide was sharing stories/information about the history of the wall, Beijing etc which was interesting and certainly helped to pass the time. We arrived at the wall pretty early, before many crowds had arrived. Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it the weather was relatively poor rain/fog . However this didn't ruin the experience the fog made for some interesting photos and did clear up nicely , but on the plus side it probably did help keep large crowds away so the wall was relatively empty. Vivian walked with us to the wall and helped take pictures of members of the group and show us her favourite view points.

After the wall itself, we were taken to a restaurant away from the main tourist area. Vivian ordered us some Chinese dishes and made sure we had plenty of food to feed everyone and I think the group left very full. After that we were returned to the pickup point, Vivian also offered advice on others places in Beijing to visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Vivi is a great guide. They are off the beaten track which is great. The restaurant in the village was fantastic. Thanks, guys!

Valerie Yolanda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Vivian was fantastic! She really made our group of 8 have a great, authentic Great Wall trip and lunch was at a local restaurant off the beaten path. We were treated like royalty, with local beer and shots of rice wine! We all shared plates after an early and exhausting day on the Wall. GREAT MEMORIES!!! Highly recommend this tour.

stacey h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Must do best tour of the trip, enjoyed every moment, Vivian was awesome, the Great Wall lives up to the hype

Jun C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Highly recommend this tour and the passionate tour guide Vivian. Our tour was on Sunday. They picked us up at 7:00am from hotel lobby and we arrived Great Wall before 9:00am. The 1.5 hour road time was quite enjoyable. The city in the early Sunday morning was tranquil. Vivian gave us a casual talk about Great Wall, Beijing the people and the city etc. By arriving early to a less crowded Great Wall section MUTIANYU, we could avoid the crowd and enjoy the fantasitc view without hassle. The time we spent at Great Wall was about 3.5 hours. We had family style lunch in a villiage and then headed back to Hotel. No time was wasted. Well worth the money!

Andrei M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Vivian, the guide was very nice. She speak very good English. She explained us all kind of trips and tricks and she even made pictures for us. Arriving one hour before the other tours was very helpful. In some parts we were the only ones on the wall. This trip has NO shopping stops, which is very good. Highly reccomended, even if is a little bit more expensive than other tours. Well worth the money.

Holly M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a fantastic tour and highly recommend. Leaving early, we bypassed the Tombs which other tours take you to first, on the way to the wall and headed straight for a less busy part of the wall, It meant that for approximately 15 - 30 minutes, we had the wall virtually to ourselves. It was a surreal experience looking out across the mountains, visiting different sections and taking it all in. Our guide was fantastic! She arranged for our lunch to be outside of the tourist area, to a restaurant in a village. The food was the best I'd had and had the opportunity to get to know some of the school children as the school was next door. It was an amazing day, I could not have asked for better.

Anne Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent day trip to the Great Wall of China. We were lucky to have a wonderful guide for the two of us and travelled by private car to this wonder of the world. We arrived before the tourist crowds which gave us the opportunity to take many photo's and walk many of the various stages of the wall unimpeded. We experienced the varied steps as part of the cobbled walkway, magnificent views and enjoyed an informative commentary and great interaction all day from our guide. Lunch was delicious in a small town- a perfect finish!

Victoria H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The early start was hard...however SO Worth it! A 2 hour bus ride, we got to The Great Wall before all the crowds and the heat kicked in. We definately had enough time to see everything.Sofia our guide was great! She also helped with advise on other sights to visit. Wear comfy shoes and sunscreen!

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