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Enjoy an exceptional full-day tour to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, complete with a gourmet picnic inside an ancient tower — a Viator Exclusive that cannot be booked anywhere else. With a small group limited to 10 people, follow your guide up the Great Wall while hearing insightful commentary about this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your lunch features tasty local dishes and sparkling wine that you enjoy while gazing at the views. Upon your return to Beijing, have the option to get dropped off at the amazing 798 Art Zone.


  • Full-day Mutianyu Great Wall tour with local delicacies and sparkling wine
  • Walk off-the-beaten track and picnic on the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall on this Viator Exclusive
  • See stunning scenery and learn fascinating history with your professional guide
  • If you’d like, be dropped off in the Art District 798 (Dashanzi Art District) to explore art museums, galleries and boutique shops
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Beijing included
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Great Wall at Mutianyu Tour with Picnic and Wine

Viator Exclusive: Gourmet Picnic at Mutianyu Great Wall Tour

Your day starts with hotel pickup in Beijing followed by a drive of approximately 1-hour drive to reach the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.

The World Heritage-listed Great Wall was constructed more than 2,500 years ago to protect the Chinese from fierce northern tribes. Considered one of the greatest engineering feats in human history, the vast wall wall extends over mountains and plateaus, deserts and grasslands, stretching an astounding 5,550 miles (8,850 km) across China.
During this exclusive experience, you'll get away from the crowds by visiting the Mutianyu section, an authentic part of the wall that has not been fully restored except for safety precautions. On a nearly-empty part of the monumental walkway, take an easy hike suited to varying fitness levels, with stopping frequently to take photos and rest along the way.

All along the Great Wall, imposing stone watchtowers stand tall above the landscape. Sit down for your lovely picnic lunch inside one of these well-preserved watchtowers — an exclusive experience that’s only available with this tour. Sip chilled sparkling wine paired with popular local dishes as you enjoy views over the countryside. (See sample menu under Itinerary below.)
Your guide shares the history of this masterpiece and describes how the Great Wall outposts controlled the borders and regulated traffic along the Silk Road. When you have finished your lunch at and tour at Mutianyu, your guide returns you to your Beijing hotel where your tour ends. 
Another option is to ask your guide to drop you off at 798 Art Zone, located in northwest Beijing. The enormous 1950s factory has been transformed into an arts center, with galleries, studios, museums, boutiques, cafés and bars. Take a look around and enjoy a drink or dinner at a local restaurant before making your own way back to Beijing.


Customer Reviews

Kelly R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

An amazing experience! The views were outstanding, the tour guide was fantastic, offering a lot of great information about the Wall and China itself. Plus every other tourist was jealous of our snacks and sparkling wine picnic. It really is a must-do trip.

lisa r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I can and #39;t say enough good things about Beijing and all that we saw! The Great Wall was a bucket list item for me to celebrate my 50th birthday, and James was gracious enough to allow us to bring a special bottle of and #39;66 Dom Perignon champagne. He was an excellent guide - very pleasant and knowledgable

Joerg K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour to the Great Wall. We did join this tour as a little bigger group after a regional company meeting. While any visit to the Great wall is already impressive and memorable the team did provide picnic for us on top of the wall and top of one of the watch towers. Certainly an unforgettable experience for all of us. Special thanks to our tour guide Candy for the well organised and informative day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A must!!!

Stephen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We had a great experience with our guide, Rockie, on a picture perfect spring day. Rockie was knowledgeable and friendly and took us on a fun adventure to a watch tower ruins where we enjoyed champagne and snacks. We rode the cable car up and recommend doing that, as the steps and walk along the Great Wall are challenging and it gives you more time on the wall. We did the tobaggan slide down and that was fun too. Only hiccup was the horrible traffic we encountered, but it was a Saturday, so lots a people were on the road.

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The day started off cold and rainy, but turned out to be a great day. The guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. The driver was also very good. It was a fantastic experience.

Marvin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We were completely satisfied with our hiking tour at the Mutianyu Great Wall. Our tour guide - Rockie - was knowledgeable, friendly, and knew how to keep us informed, but also allow us to feel completely unstructured. The day just moved along. Our driver was extremely efficient, and knew how to best get us through Beijing traffic.
I'm glad we selected the hiking with picnic. There was not pressure, no shopping, and the picnic snack was a great break while on the Wall. We had lunch at a local restaurant after leaving the Wall.
This was my second trip to China, and first to Beijing. The Mutianyu Great Wall is incredible! I never dreamed I would be walking the Great Wall, there it was. The facilities at the base - the greeting center - were new, clean, and pleasant. They fit the surroundings. The wall offered incredible views.
I highly recommend this tour.

Jody A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We ended up being the only ones on the tour. Awesome experience and the champagne was a nice touch! Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and very patient as we took hundreds of photos.

Jason V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was the highlight of our visit to Beijing. Our guide, Judy, was amazing. Very informative and friendly. The Wall is simply breathtaking and the picnic on the Wall was really special. Other tourists were jealous! Highly recommended!!

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