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
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
With just one sightseeing stop, this small-group tour lets you linger on the Great Wall without rushing.
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.
Lily was a fantastic guide. She had the right balance of organising us and giving us free time. She helped everything go very smoothly and was great with the children. We got the cable car up and walked up to the 14th tower before returning and going down the toboggan which the kids loved. The restaurant she took us to served delicious food. I would highly recommend this trip with Lily.
Fabulous day! This was exactly what I wanted for the day. Meet up by Mr Han was from a central hotel rather than having to drive around the city to pick people up. Emma was super helpful and explained the history of the Wall and a lot about Beijing. She also patiently went through the various options to get to the top as we all wanted to do different things. Then we had a couple of hours to walk/explore on our own, and take the toboggan down, then off for lunch. Would definitely recommend the tour and Emma as a guide!
Great Wall was great! We went to Our tour guide lily was super sweet. she planned everything so well...got us out of city before rush hour, before any queue started lining up at the Great Wall entrance etc.. overall it was a great trip with nothing to complaint about.
Lily explained about the history of the wall, the city and overall about the culture. very informative.
If you are looking for a no frills bus to get you to the wall safely and back again, this is your tour. The guide shared a minimal amount of information, so you are free to research it yourself, or just sleep until arrival. If you are looking for a deep history lesson, though, this is not the trip for you.
I rate it as 4 stars, because you only get about 1.5 hours at the Great Wall. Enough time to quickly walk to the first lookout station and come back. Also, the gondola tickets are not included, which is frustrating. So, if you want to expedite your trip up, you have to buy the gondola tickets with like 100 cash give or take - I think it was 25 US for us at the time. The tour really should include all tickets required to get you to the walking point. Don't skip the gondola, the ride is beautiful!
The food for lunch was the best tour food I had ever had. SO GOOD! Enjoy the traditional Chinese food they serve you on the tour, because there is a lot of it.
Great tour. We got to the Great Wall when basically there was no one else, it felt almost like going back in time. The guide was very sweet, intelligent and there is plenty of time for free exploration. On the way back we stopped at a local restaurant where Chinese families eat on Sundays, very real, terrific food. We were only 4 people and the mini van so we were very comfortable. In the back sit there was a couple so they did not mind to be quite close, but the guide said they normally put an extra person there, which is hard to imagine. So better checking with the tour operator how many people there are booked for the day. if 4 then the best tour ever.
The Great Wall is a must see the tour got us there early before the crowds which was a big plus, when we came down the wall was very busy. I would have expected everything to be included in the cost paid for the tour but we were required to pay for the chairlift up and toboggan down....none of that was stated when I booked. Whilst not a huge sum I don't really see what we paid for other than transport to the wall and back, some background info on the Wall and the lunch. I think for the price paid there are maybe better options out there.....
A great way to see an amazing section of the Great Wall with a small group of 10 people from around the world. Our guide and driver were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and their advice to take the cable car up to Tower 14 and then walk the wall for an hour mostly downhill to Tower 6 and take the toboggan slide down was excellent. Saw some amazing views and had a lot of fun doing it. Lunch at the local restaurant was delicious and huge with around a dozen different dishes for all to try. We were all stuffed and had great time.
It was an excellent trip - we departed promptly, in a comfortable vehicle and with a lovely group. This part of the wall is truly spectacular and we took amazing photos.
However, after reading the previous reviews, I expected slightly more from our guide. She was pleasant and eager for us to have a good time, but I don't think we learnt that much. She kept encouraging us to ask questions, as opposed to give us interesting information. She also didn't walk with us on the wall but that may be because two people from the group were really keen to walk by themselves and she might have thought we all want to be alone. I thought we'll move as a group and she'll keep telling us interesting fact.
If you go on the tour, make sure you take the Toboggan slide on the way down - SO MUCH FUN!