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One of the greatest constructions in the world, the Great Wall of China is a hard act to follow, but this Beijing tour does its best by getting a head start on the crowds, providing a tasty local lunch, and keeping you on track and focused on the Wall and the Wall only.
- Hit up one of China's most iconic structures - the Great Wall
- Head out early morning to beat the crowds and have the Wall to yourself
- Enjoy a hassle-free visit to the Great Wall of China, with ample time to experience the Wall and no shopping or factory visits along the way
- Hike the Great Wall of China and enjoy utterly spectacular views
- Experience life in the Chinese countryside
- Enjoy a tasty authentic Chinese lunch in a local restaurant
Tour style:Local Life & Culture, History & Heritage, Sightseeing
Local English-speaking guide, entry to Great Wall Mutianyu, lunch, transportation.
Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for driver or guide.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration:7-8 hours
- Meeting point:
Sunworld Hotel 天伦松鹤大酒店 灯市口大街88号
No. 88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng, Beijing, 100006
Dengshikou Station, Metro Line 5, Exit A.
Turn left, then turn left at the Dengshikou Dajie, Sunworld is 250m down Dengshikou street on the left hand side of the road.
- Starting time: 7.00 AM
- Ending point:
Sunworld Hotel, No. 88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng District.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
- Confirmation of booking:
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
- Dress standard:
Please note that as many areas of the Great Wall are quite steep you will need to wear comfortable shoes with good grip and support.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.
- Language: English
No visit to Beijing is complete without walking along the legendary Great Wall of China, so escape the busy city streets with us and experience one of the Great Wonders. We promise you won't regret it!
Unlike other Great Wall tours in Beijing, we focus on giving you an awesome, authentic small group experience. That means we don’t take you to any shops or factories along the way – it’s all Great Wall all the time (except for a delicious local lunch…but that’s a good thing). Our Great Wall tour is hassle-free, so your experience is not only memorable, but totally authentic as well.
Beat the early morning traffic with an early pickup and head outside Beijing for the Great Wall of China. Arrive at Mutianyu before the crowds (the later you come, the more “people experience” you will have than “Wall experience” – trust us). Mutianyu is a mostly restored, spectacular section of the Wall, and as your first stop at the Wall, you’re going to want to take a moment to take in this incredible view. It's a short hike up onto the Wall, but the climb is worth it, as you'll be rewarded with amazing views of the wall as it stretches through the surrounding countryside. Yep. That's right. You've made it to the Great Wall of China. Savour this moment. An alternative is to take the cable car up (at your own expense) to the Wall if you wish to avoid the climb, giving you the flexibility that you can enjoy at your own pace.
Trek along to the watchtowers and learn about some of the Wall’s myths and legends from your local guide, all the while drinking in even more spectacular views. Although there are a lot of steep steps in places, we invite you to tackle the Great Wall at your own pace as you soak up the magnitude of this feat of engineering.
At the end of the walk along the Great Wall of China, it's up to you how you want to get down. You can head back the way you came, or, if you fancy a different perspective, take the cable car or toboggan (yep, toboggan) back down.
After well and truly working up an appetite, we'll head for a tasty local lunch and try some Chinese specialties. With full tummies, start making the journey back to Beijing. Your local guide can give you more suggestions on what to do, so don’t be shy to ask our local experts for their help.
If you wish to explore more of Beijing with us, feel free to ask your local guide about other Urban Adventures that we do in this majestic capital. Surely you will find something that’ll suit you!
Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback.
- Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 4.86
- Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 4.86
The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................4.71
The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 4.86
- Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 4.86
Mr. Ali S.
Canada ~ 15 Jul 2013[back to top]
I booked 3 tours with urban adventures in Beijing: The bike tour, The great wall tour and the Beijing gourmet tour. All of them were lots of fun and very informative. My tour guides Casper and Linda were both fabulous and so much fun to hang out with. Overall it was an amazing experience and in the few days I stayed in Beijing, I got to take in a lot that city had to offer.
Ms. CONNIE G.
Australia ~ 07 Apr 2013[back to top]
This was an excellent tour, thank you for the early start, it was great to get to the wall before lots of other tourists. Linda you are a great tour guide
Really enjoyed the foot massage at the end of the tour
Mr. Ralph A.
Australia ~ 26 Mar 2013[back to top]
Michelle was fantastic as our guide to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. She went the extra suggesting further places to explore in Beijing and helping to organise it for us. The tour is a great mix of activities and the small group is brilliant (no following a tour flag around sites).
Ms. Gabrielle T.
Australia ~ 31 Jan 2013[back to top]
the trip was great, my guides were great
Ms. PRAVEEN S.
Australia ~ 08 Jan 2013[back to top]
Great trip, enjoyed it and am so glad I booked through urban adventures. Guide Linda, even helped me make evening plans, which was good, and I do not think that was required of her, so I was impressed by that.
Ms. Lucy C.
Australia ~ 22 Nov 2012[back to top]
I really enjoyed our trip. Going early in the morning meant we were able to miss the crowds for the most part and able to enjoy the Great Wall to ourselves. The lunch afterwards was good too, and we got to enjoy a mix of different dishes.
Ms. Sonya H.
United Kingdom ~ 09 Sep 2012[back to top]
My tour guide, Casper, was fantastic - the right mix of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The driver was also very good. I was glad we arrived at the Great Wall early before the crowds, as it was lovely to be there when it was peaceful and feel like we had it to ourselves. Lunch was very tasty and they catered well for me as a vegetarian. The foot massage was wonderful - very relaxing, and definitely an excellent part of the day. I had a great experience of Urban Adventures.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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