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Escape the crowds around the Great Wall of China and visit the ancient Mutianyu section on a full-day sightseeing tour from Beijing. Accompanied by a guide, learn the history behind the 6th-century section and marvel at the spectacular natural scenery that surrounds it. See impressive parapets and defensive watch towers and enjoy an optional cable car ride if you wish (own expense). An authentic Chinese lunch and convenient, round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel are also included.

Highlights

  • Experience the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Explore the nearby Cloisonne enameling factory
  • Enjoy a Chinese-style lunch
  • Take advantage of plenty of photo opportunities
  • Learn the history behind the Great Wall from an English-speaking guide
  • Relax with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Full-Day Tour Including Lunch from Beijing

Mutianyu Great Wall at Sunset

Depart from your Beijing hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and relax during the scenic drive to the Mutianyu section of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Upon arriving at the Great Wall of China, listen as your guide offers an engaging narrative about China’s most impressive engineering feat. 

Begin your ascent of more than 1,400 steps to the top of the section and marvel at verdant valleys, ancient watchtowers and preserved parapets as you climb. Snap photographs at the summit and take in the scenery, free from the disruption of large crowds.

Refuel with a traditional Chinese lunch after your climb and browse a cloisonné enamelware factory for special souvenirs. Rest during the journey back to your Beijing hotel, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

jligon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This group tour was on a medium sized bus. Going to the Great Wall is an absolute mist do. It was worth the ride over and back. We stopped at a jade place as well. Wonderful experience. The included lunch was very good. The 65 per person cost was a very good value for sure.

stephanie b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our tour guide was awesome! She knew a lot about the history of Beijing as well as the Great Wall itself. She even went out of her way to take us to an authentic tea house after the tour was over. I highly recommend this trip to anyone.

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The guide William was great took pictures for us as we walked!
Everything was awesome including lunch...
Just an FYI for Viator in description put additional costs for team or ski car which are options when get to wall

Rexille U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was very nice that the tour picked me up from my hotel even though it was located just outside the 4th ring next to Peking University. Pickup time was 6:30-7:30 am. Our small tour group 5 people arrived at the Wall by 9 am, which gave us 2.5 hours to explore. It was very nice having so much time to walk around, and the toboggan ride is highly recommended! I thought lunch was fine nice to have the price included, and as a bonus we got to see a tea ceremony at Dr. Tea once we returned to the city. Final drop off time was 3 pm. I thought Maria was very kind and informative. She even gave us travel tips for Beijing outside of the tour and was full of knowledge.

Suzette Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A must do tour while in Beijing!! Michael our guide was so nice and provided us with some great side activities plus the Great Wall. That feeling you get to be in one of the wonders of the world is unique. Loved the Great Wall!!

Hien

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Awesome Tour!! We had a really nice and informative tour Guide, William! He called us at our hotel to confirm our pick-up time to start the day! Making our way towards The Great Wall he shared information, history and hot spots! We had our first stop over at the Jade Factory which was pretty awesome to see how they carved and made jade pieces! We had our Lunch at a nice restaurant before making our trek to the wall! We chose to go up by chairlift and then toboggan ride down great fun! There are a lot of steps from small to big to steep etc. so be prepared! we were given a good 2.5 hours on the wall and found it was plenty of time, walking the wall, resting, getting our breaths back, taking lots of selfies and then lining up at the end for the toboggan ride down! The tour ended with a tea ceremony and hotel drop off ! Overall it was a great tour, great tour guide and beautiful views!

kris1828767

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a fabulous experience. Maria our tour guide was wonderful, informative and really took good care of us. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Great way to see the Great Wall of China.

Owais U H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The best tour I have been on! Jackie our tour guide was amazing, so engaging. The Wall was obviously the best thing on our trip. Could have used some more time on the Wall itself and we were picked up a little too early to pick up other people from hotels. Could have multiple pick up points.

Overall absolutely fantastic! This one was a highlight on our trip.

kerrilee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A great day on this tour. Our guide William was fantastic, we learnt so much from him. There were only 6 on our tour, we went up by chairlift and then opted for the toboggan ride down, before enjoying a lovely lunch. Be prepared for a lot of steps varying in height, I personally found it quite difficult but glad I persevered. Our guide was considerate in the fact when he saw one of us struggling he'd suggest this was a great place for a photo opportunity. Well worth it.

Gregory R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This is a must-see for anyone traveling near Beijing. And, this is a far better place to see the wall from, as opposed to the closer in and very crowded option. Be prepared for the hike up- this is NOT for anyone who is unable to endure a vigorous climb. The steps are challenging in height at many points, but you can always stop to rest and continue on at your own pace. The views are spectacular.

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