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Itinerary
Your day begins with a convenient hotel pickup and scenic drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the oldest and most rugged sections, covered by picturesque chestnut orchards. Stop for a photo op at Beijing National Stadium, the famous “Bird’s Nest” from the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Unlike the tourist-packed Badaling Wall, which is closer to the city, Mutianyu remains less explored, so you’ll have time to leisurely wander the iconic monument without the crowds. You can even climb ancient watchtowers for views of the surrounding countryside.

Break for a mouthwatering authentic lunch at a local restaurant. Then get ready to shift gears—and jump over a 1,000 years forward in time—at the 18th-century Summer Palace, known as the best-preserved imperial garden in the world. Enjoy the UNESCO-listed landscaped grounds, once home to powerful Qing rulers, before getting dropped back at your hotel in Beijing.
Locations visited
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Mutianyu Great Wall
Tower of Buddhist Incense(Summer Palace)
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Overview

Built over 1,400 years ago during the Ming Dynasty, Mutianyu is one of the oldest sections of the Great Wall of China. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, from the 18th century, contains one of the most famous imperial gardens in the world. Discover both attractions—and explore two millennia of Chinese history—on this unique all inclusive combo tour.

Highlights
  • Exciting combo tour of Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace
  • Beat the crowds at a less visited section of the wall
  • Photo op at Beijing's famous "Bird's Nest"
  • Local lunch included
  • Explore the Summer Palace, home to Qing rulers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
You can see it from outer space, but doesn’t do it justice!

As a tourist in China, I don’t think you have a choice but to go to the great wall. That said, you do have a choice on which tour guide and company to use. We can’t say enough about this experience. Once-in-a-lifetime must do activity....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
trip to the Great Wall & Summer Palace

Great trip to the Great Wall & Summer Place. Albert was our guide & he was great. Only thing I could ask for any improvement is, some time should be allowed to do some tourist shopping at the Great Wall & Summer Palace. There was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour with Sally

We just had a great tour, guided by our tour guide Sally, who was very well informed and organized. Together with the driver, they were a perfect team. She guided us great through the crowds and knew, when it would always be the best time...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A wonderful day

We took this trip yesterday after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. Our guide Lucy was exceptional - she spoke excellent English and gave us so much Chinese history and background. At the Great wall we took the Cable car up and toboggan down, great fun! Throughout...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Wall & Summer Palace

My friend and I chose this tour because of the trip advisor reviews we'd read and we weren't disappointed. Our guide was named Cactus and she was a delight! Cactus was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. From the moment we were collected from our hotel until...More

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lpurdin
12 July 2018|
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Response from oldwitchEpsom | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the first post. This tour company know what they are doing and will suit the trip to your requirements.
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The tour group is very responsive and communicative in our experience. I would certainly ask them. Given that they drove us all over the pace including 2 hours to the great wall I would be very surprised if they did not. Ask... More
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