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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

  • 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)
Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing
From $110.00
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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing
From $110.00

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.

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.

Reviews (193)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Wall of China from Beijing to Mutianyu – great day trip

We were in Beijing for a conference and had one spare day, so decided that we wanted to explore the Great Wall of China, but after a previous experience visiting the Wall at the very busy Badaling section, we decided to try Mutianyu instead. After...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sunday9pm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Such a good experience !

Everything was very good, well organized and the guide was so friendly ! Thanks for everything it was a pleasure !

Thank 898maximes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Wall Trip

Our trip to the Great Wall was fantastic. Our tour guide got us there bright and early before all the crows arrived. In addition, she was extremely informative and helpful. I could not have asked for a better trip!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wall is great - Tour less so

The tour was pretty bad and the group wasn't controlled at all, not only did we leave late we were waiting around all the time for different parts of the group. The group split between taking cable car and walking up. Ended up exploring the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Adam T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
well-paced and very informative

I travel with a 9 year old and its not often that a tour and a guide can really engage him. Kuddos to Emma for a job well done!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SGworkingmum
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October 27, 2018|
Response from lisab200332 | Reviewed this property |
If you booked the trip, there should be a POC in your voucher that they sent you. If you can't get through by phone, try emailing them; I found them to be super receptive. Also, you'll have to see what they say, but I can't... More
October 9, 2018|
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were able to lay small bags in our lap.