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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing - with unbiased reviews

Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

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One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is the country’s most famous attraction and it draws an incredible number of visitors. Escape the crowds by exploring the quieter, more picturesque Mutianyu section on this guided, small-group tour, which also includes a tasty authentic Chinese lunch and an optional toboggan ride down the wall.
  • A guided, small-group tour of the Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Explore at your own pace, with personalized commentary from your guide
  • Take a cable car or toboggan ride down the wall (optional upgrade)
  • Round-trip transportation from central Beijing
What to Expect
You’ll depart from central Beijing in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, where you’ll settle back to enjoy the views of the Chinese countryside as you make your way to Mutianyu. The group is limited to only 12 people, so you’ll be guaranteed an intimate and personalized experience. Other sections of the wall are crowded with visitors and often in poor condition, but the quieter, under-the-radar Mutianyu Great Wall has been fully restored. Ascend watchtowers built during the Ming Dynasty for stunning panoramas of the surrounding countryside, covered by thick and fragrant chestnut orchards. You’ll be able to walk at your own pace, admiring the wall as it snakes through the green hills. With an optional upgrade, you’ll have the chance to take a scenic cable car ride down the wall—or even slide down the ancient barricade by toboggan. Your guide will be on hand to give you background on the history of the wall, from its origins as a barrier to northern invaders to its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day with an authentic local lunch before making your way back to Beijing.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Sunworld Hotel, 88 Dengshikou St, Dong Dan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Many areas of the Great Wall of China are quite steep and have uneven surfaces, comfortable walking shoes with a good grip must be worn
  • IMPORTANT: Chinese law requires that all travellers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and birthdate to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in a traveller not being able to join their tour, or for the entire group to be denied access to sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. When you book this tour, please be sure to fill out all fields at checkout. Please also enter your passport number into the 'Additional Information' box and bring your passport with you on the tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: Your tour includes the entrance fee to the Mutianyu section of the UNESCO-listed Great Wall, which helps preserve this cultural heritage site.
  • Your tour is also supporting a restaurant that wouldn't have access to tourists if it wasn't for Urban Adventures.
  • The food served at lunch is home-cooked and the ingredients used are procured from a nearby village.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Allan T wrote a review Yesterday
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My 2nd visit to the Great Wall but this time seeing it with the snow was just truly spectacular. Visited a different section of the Wall and also took the Chair Lift this time. Lily our Tour Guide made the whole experience even more special, her attention to detail, courteous
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Date of experience: December 2019
Manuel D wrote a review 2 Dec
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The Tour was excellent. Lily picked us up at time, she was very friendly and explained a lot of things. Also, because of leaving early, we got at the Great Wall and there was very few people there already, so we got the chance to take some very good photos and take more than
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Date of experience: December 2019
Keeks wrote a review 1 Dec
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My bf and I went to China on a holiday trip and chose this tour based on the reviews. It was an incredible experience. The tour guide was very informative and answered all our questions. The wall itself was breathtaking and I would absolutely recommend this tour to go see it.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Leiliehosenie wrote a review Nov 2019
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Excellent service especially the tour guide (Lily)who look after us very well and felt safe and made our trip a memorable one.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Nancy wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Lilly our tour guide, looked after us very well, very patient, friendly. Spoke english fluently and knowledgeable
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Date of experience: November 2019
Key Details
  • Mutianyu Great Wall, Yanhecheng Great Wall, and 2 more
  • Duration: 8h
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