Beijing, China

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6 to 9 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


Faced with a long layover between flights at Beijing International Airport? Then, make the most of the otherwise wasted time with a private round-trip to the Mutianyu segment of China’s Great Wall. After airport pickup, travel north to this restored, scenic Ming-era section of wall, and stroll along the ramparts independently. Admire the panoramic mountain views, watchtowers, and parapets, and afterward, relax over a Chinese lunch. Private return airport transfers, lunch, and entrance fees included.
  • Private layover tour of the Mutianyu Great Wall from Beijing Airport
  • Travel to and back from the Mutianyu section of China’s Great Wall between flights
  • Stroll the scenic battlements independently and admire the watchtowers and mountain views
  • Learn about the history and construction of the Ming-era Mutianyu segment
  • Lunch at local Chinese restaurant included
  • Choose a round-trip cable car trip to the ramparts or cable car and return toboggan (both own expense)
  • Private air-conditioned transport, entrance fees, lunch, and airport pickup and drop-off included

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Round trip airport transfer to/from the Great Wall in air conditioned vehicle
  • Personal English speaking guide (Option 2 only)
  • A delicious lunch (Option 2 only)
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall


  • Return cable car or chair lift return or chair lift up /toboggan descent tickets (Option 1only
  • Lunch (Option 1)
  • Gratuities
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What To Expect

Meet your personal driver at Beijing International Airport and travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to the Mutianyu section of China’s Great Wall.
On route, hear snippets about Mutianyu from your driver. Dating to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), this beautifully restored segment snakes across wooded mountains, making it one of the most scenic sections. It’s also famous for the 23 densely spaced watchtowers stretched along its 1.8-mile (3-kilometer) expanse.
After roughly 75 minutes, arrive and follow your driver on foot to the wall entrance. Then, opt to travel up and down from the ramparts by cable car or to ride the cable car up and toboggan run down (both own expense).
On the ramparts, enjoy time to explore independently. Stroll the wide battlements, stopping to view the watchtowers and parapets along the way, and absorb the far-reaching mountain views.
After about two hours, descend and travel on to a local Chinese restaurant. Savor traditional dishes like kung pao chicken (spicy chicken stir-fry), and if you wish, use the restaurant WiFi to share photos via your mobile.
Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at Beijing airport where your driver will help you find your flight check-in counter.
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Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, so please dress accordingly
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children aged 4 and under are free
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • It is about 70 minutes (60 KMs) ride from Beijing airport to the Mutianyu entrance of the Great Wall
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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, Oct 2017

I had an absolutely unforgettable time when visiting the Mutianyu Great Wall, which included lunch.

I had a 21 hours layover before setting off to Tokyo, Japan. I was picked up from the Airport promptly by my allocated driver, who was polite and accommodating. I slept during the journey to the Great Wall, so can not mention any amazing sights on route.

We arrived at the Great Wall, parking in the allocated carpark. I was taken to the ticket office to get on a cable cart ticket up to the actual wall the cable car is an additional cost, so ensure you have money on you. The 'tour-guide' remained and I caught the cable car alone therefore, I walked the Great Wall alone. The cable car really isn't for people with a fear of heights, which I don't have but I was still very nervous whilst on it. I believe the cable car journey is approx 5.5mins.

The weather was 'foggy' but the views were still amazing. The majority of the section of the wall is not flat. You'll be required to walk up and down steps, so if you've skipped leg day in the gym, as you'll definitely get a leg workout here. However, would not be suitable for the elderly or those with knee problems.

Lastly, the food to a local restaurant was superb. The staff were extremely welcoming. The food was extremely tasty and fresh without the MSG taste I can now longer eat Chinese in UK unless its of the same quality as this restaurant.

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