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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing provided by Beijing Urban Adventures

Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 10/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
One of the New7Wonders 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sunworld Hotel
    88 Deng Shi Kou Da Jie, Dong Dan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
    Directions: The Sunworld Hotel is centrally located in downtown Beijing in the Wangfujing District. From Dengshikou Station, Metro Line 5, Exit A, Turn left, then turn left at the Dengshikou Dajie, Sunworld is 250 meters down Dengshikoustreet on the left handside of the road.
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  • Pass by
    Sunworld Hotel Parking Lot
  • 1
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Huairou District
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Sunworld Hotel
  • You'll end at
    Sunworld Hotel
    88 Deng Shi Kou Da Jie, Dong Dan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
    Directions: The Sunworld Hotel is centrally located in downtown Beijing in the Wangfujing District. From Dengshikou Station, Metro Line 5, Exit A, Turn left, then turn left at the Dengshikou Dajie, Sunworld is 250 meters down Dengshikoustreet on the left handside of the road.
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Highlights
  • 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
Depart from central Beijing in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, where you 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 are 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 are able to walk at your own pace, admiring the wall as it snakes through the green hills. With an optional upgrade, you have the chance to take a scenic cable car ride up the wall and even slide down the ancient barricade by toboggan. Your guide is 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 Deng Shi Kou Da Jie, Dong Dan, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100006
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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amalthea l wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
It was worth to take this guided tour in Beijing. This was not my first time in Beijing, but this was my first guided tour in Beijing. I learnt a lot. Thank yo very much!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Filip wrote a review Jan 2020
Santa Barbara, California4 contributions
Lily was an excellent tour guide, who not only gave us an excellent history lesson on the wall and its history but most importantly, you'll experience the Wall in an uncrowded VIP tour in a group of fewer than 10 people. There are no hidden costs, no pressure to buy anything
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Brandon wrote a review Jan 2020
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My friend and I were lucky enough to have Lily as our tour guide for our trip to the Great Wall. She was very knowledgeable about different areas of interest and spoke great English. The authentic lunch we had only added to the uniqueness of this opportunity. Lily went out of
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Date of experience: January 2020
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camillamck wrote a review Jan 2020
Swan Hill, Australia24 contributions5 helpful votes
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I encouraged my fiancé to do this tour with me, despite it being winter in Beijing (quite a shock coming from Australia). Coming up to the trip I was worried the weather would be horrible, but was pleasantly surprised with the day being clear, sunny, and a cool -15 degrees. We
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Bruno wrote a review Jan 2020
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Lily was a fantastic tour guide, she answered all our questions, giving useful advice and generating harmony in the group. Her english was perfect. Also the lunch was rich and good! We would reccomend Lily to anyone.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Emma G, Manager at Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Thank you for your fantastic review and recommendation. We are happy to know that you had an incredible experience with our amazing guide, Isn't she so cheerful and informative? We take great pride in the way that we carefully select the products and the way we train our guides, since our tour is more than just sightseeing! It is also about learning what goes into each place and learning the culture behind it as well.
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About the operator

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Private Tour of Beijing
Our time in Beijing was limited so we booked a private tour, and boy did we pack a lot in. Lily was amazing. We saw
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Highly recommend!
My husband and I booked this tour last-minute, and had a great time! The guide was knowledgeable on the history of
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Great way to see Beijing highlights!
Lily was an excellent guide fitting in the highlights without feeling rushed. Temple of Heaven park was the bigges
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Great city tour!
Lily was a fantastic guide. We saw the Forbidden City and surrounding area parks. She was so knowledgeable and went
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Wonderful experience
The tour was a wonderful experience with ***** rating, highly recommended! Emma‘s team is lovely and friendly.
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Delicious food tour!
We had a great time on our tour with Lily. We had a small group of 4, so there was plenty of food to go around! We
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Very great experience, nice guide!!
It was a great experience to taste food we would never dare to taste walking alone trough the city!! Our guide Lily
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Awesome experience!
Lily was our guide for the street food tour, and she was amazing! Answered all of our questions about the food and
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spydeeHerts
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Visit to Great Wall
Lily picked us up bright and early from our hotel as we were a group of 12. On the way she gave us information abou
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Fun tour / dinner with Lily
I resigned myself to taking a food tour after struggling to read restaurant signs and not really knowing where to g
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Amazing best value!
Booked this excursion and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Lily was an amazing guide. She answered all our questions an
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wonderful tastes and super guide.
wonderful tastes and super guide. Full of differents meal, this is a tour that you will never do by yourself. Thank
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Essentials done in style
If you only have 7 hours or want a thorough intro to the key heritage sites and current cultural experience of Beij
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Thank you Lily for the awesome Food tour!!
We joined the food tour in December 2019 and despite it was snowing, the food tour still start on time. Our tour gu
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I had a great time with Lily on this Streetfood-tour, she has a great sense of humour and shows nice places off the
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  • Duration: 8h
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