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Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch
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Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch

By Beijing Tour Guide
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Enjoy a full day of visiting attractions outside of Beijing, in this private day tour. Having your own guide for the day means you get insider knowledge on the best places to beat the crowds, the best photos spots, and fascinating historical and cultural insights. Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, eat lunch, visit the Summer Palace, and walk through the landscaped imperial gardens.
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Duration: 8–9 hours
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Highlights
  • Stress-free day with a private English-speaking guide
  • Ideal tour for first-time travelers to China and the Great Wall
  • Save time and see multiple highlights in one day—like Summer Palace
  • Lunch, entrance fees, and return transport included

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan down ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
What's not included
  • Dragon Boat cruise in Summer Palace
  • Gratuities

Your morning begins with a hotel pickup by your tour guide and driver. You’ll travel to the Mutianyu section of the UNESCO-listed Great Wall of China. Choose from getting a chairlift or cable car up the wall, and then spend a couple of hours hiking in your own time. If you fancy a different way of getting down the wall, you can choose a toboggan ride (additional costs apply). Enjoy a delicious lunch at a Chinese restaurant before visiting the next stop—Summer Palace. You’ll see an immaculately preserved royal garden, as well as a lake, bridges, trees, temples, and historic pavilions. It’s a popular summer holiday destination for Imperial families, and between April and October, there are Dragon Boat rides available too (additional costs apply). The tour ends with a return trip back to your hotel.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickup from your centrally located Beijing hotel
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7309P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • If you choose to have different language tour guide other than English or Chinese one, please ensure to make your booking at least 3 days in advance
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Dragon Boat ride at Summer Palace is only available at between April 1st to October 31 (additional cost)
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Please wear comfortable shoes
        • Due to the weather condition in Summer,the Great Wall might be closed for your safety.you will get fully refund or we take you to the wild Wall instead the Mutianyu.
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch?
        How much is Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch?
        Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch price starts from $174.40. Discover and book Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch on Tripadvisor
        What is the Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch cancellation policy?
        Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch?
        Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch is hosted by Beijing Tour Guide. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Beijing Tour Guide on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7309P1

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Mutianyu Great Wall
          Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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        • 2
          Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Beijing Tour Guide
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          Beijing, China
          Joined in May 2012
        • vibekeskorupk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Wall early in the morning only us 3 people. Fine Chinese restaurants with traditional food and only Chinese local.
          Thank you for a pleasant and interesting tour. May is a fantastic guide. She was very informative and answered at all our questions . And a sweet and warm person to be together with . Her english is easy to underdtand
          Written May 17, 2024
        • Tulia_Simba
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trevvie On China Tour
          My driver, Bruce, was prompt and very friendly and helpful plus very good English. Huanghuacheng was first stop for about 2hrs at the Wall. Nice views and a good section of the (Ming period) wall. Hills and lakes here. Not very busy. Then on to Mutianyou for another 2hrs at the wall. This was enough time for me as I only did the right-hand half of the Wall, as you enter. I also got the optional chairlift up to the Wall (I didn't want to spend energy getting there). Some parts are very steep but well worth the climb to the top. Not very busy. I did not have the energy to do the other half of the Wall. You would probably need another 1 to 1.5 hours there do do whole thing (about 3-4 hrs in total, depending on fitness). You can walk back down or get chairlift or (like me) take the toboggan run. That was fun. Less crowded than Badaling.
          Written May 13, 2024
        • valentinaoV4503VN
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Wall tour
          It was amazing! Lovely experience and Ling the driver was super nice, she told us the history of the place, she gave us recommendations, water and snacks! I hope I can come again :)
          Written May 12, 2024
        • elvi993
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip
          It was great day . We got fully support with car , some snacks , our guide Ling was so kind and told us so many historical facts about wall . Thank you so much Highly recommended
          Written May 12, 2024
        • GDenti
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great tour and very enjoyable day at the Great Wall.
          My wife, our friend and myself enjoyed the Great Wall tour and helicopter flight very much thanks to our guide Rita. Rita is thruly great keeping a good balance between being informative and entertaining us with some good jokes on the side. As my wife had some physical limitations (backpain) Rita took care of her and made sure that she could participate into some elements of the tour as much as possible. Also we appreciate very much that Rita took some nice pictures during this event and shared them with us. I strongly advice this tour with Rita as a guide for her knowledge and warm personality. Thank you Rita !
          Written May 12, 2024
        • 424LW
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip to take for a first time Great Wall visitor
          We visited on 8 May after the first week of Chinese holidays. It was good as the crowds were no longer there! Mr Guo was a very knowledgeable driver who provided some brochures for us to understand the various options at the mutianyu section of the Great Wall. We were picked up from the hotel, he was punctual, in fact early and helped us book the tickets to the cable car when we had decided on it at the location. He then walked us into the cable car waiting area before we went ahead to enjoy the Great Wall for the next 3 hours on our own. He waited for us patiently at the start of the section during the time we were walking the wall. An unforgettable and essential experience in Beijing! Thank you to Mr Guo and Ling who helped us with arrangements! It was very easy to chat on WhatsApp and WeChat to make arrangements!
          Written May 9, 2024
        • Choosy335
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          GREAT WALL OF CHINA TOUR OF MY LIFE
          Had a very professional guide Ms May Wang who conducted the whole tour and handled all other arrangements tip top.! All these add values and make the Great Wall climb and tour more interesting and satisfying !
          Written May 3, 2024
        • yiqingc2016
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          BaJiaDaYuan and night sightseeing
          I have decided to take up this tour as it would provide the ambience and vibes of the emperor’s dinning experience, coupled with traditional shows i.e 变脸, high pitch singing and dancing. Whilst the food was dished on very nice porcelain plates to simulate emperor’s dinning, the highlight was the tour around the palace. The staff were dressed as 格格 and were very forthcoming to take photos. It was an awesome experience. My guide Angela was very knowledgeable and accommodating too. She had assisted me to take a couple of good videos and photos for my memories. She also helped me took very good photos at the 鸟巢and钉字塔。 Overall it is enjoyable and I would highly recommend this tour to others.
          Written April 29, 2024
        • ileand2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent service
          Our tour guide Maria was excellent she was very friendly and polite, the custom tour was better for us because we had small children.
          Written April 27, 2024
        • RenattaArelys
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great wall of China
          Kong is an amazing guide, the bus was very comfortable and tour was really good. We had very good time with him and we enjoyed our time on the wall :)
          Written April 26, 2024
        • K4629ZGamira
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Kong was friendly and professional guid with an effective English briefing provided lots of information about the great wall history. The car was clean and the drive was safe. Thank you very much Kong
          Written April 26, 2024
        • dominikakR4713CN
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip with a great driver!
          The trip was rather easy to organise and the communication with the operator was also quite easy. Our drive Bruce was awesome. He was very respectful, polite and knowledgeable. He gave us great advice and took us directly to the closest point of going to the wall rather where the coaches park, which is far away! The trip was amazing and very humbling! Bruce had the right amount of talking whilst understanding our need for occasional privacy! We weren't rushed at any point and could do everything at our own pace and time! Recommend!
          Written April 25, 2024
        • Allard J
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Special hiking tour with Jason 🥾🇨🇳
          Today we had a lovely hiking tour with Jason! The hiking tour was unforgettable, we really had a good time! 🥾🇨🇳 Thanks for everything Jason! 😁
          Written April 22, 2024
        • brigittelR7084DO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thorough tour of cultural and historical sites in Beijing
          Our guide covered many of the places we wanted to visited and was very thorough in explaining the heritage sites. The travel was also very convinient as they provided a driver. Our guide May was very helpful and provided suggestions to enhance the itinerary including a visit to a teahouse and a theatre water show. May was kind and very accomodating to us. The pace of the tour is great if you want to see a lot of places within a small timeframe and snap a few quick photos along the way.
          Written April 21, 2024
        • Meander55212316839
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Wall of China shenanigans
          It was truly amazing and Kong Li is a wonderful guide. I would recommend him to anyone! He provided water, bananas and gave us all the useful info we needed. Took us to the Great Wall and back safely.
          Written April 18, 2024
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        Nora A
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Friends
        Very thoughtful guide who gave us brief history of Mutianyu and Summer Palace. She acted as our photographer and also helped to enquire about reservations for our dinner and got the driver to drop us at restaurant instead of hotel. Violet Ling also shared alternative options for our airport transfer. She also asked about my well being when I returned back in my home country.
        Written March 16, 2023
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        Dear Nora, Thank you for your great review. It is my pleasure to guide you in Beijing and I enjoyed to be with you. All the best, Violet
        Written March 19, 2023
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        Companion21088606643
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Business
        Everything was very well organized and we wouldn’t have to worry about anything. Ling and our driver were always on time and we had a great time with them. She would tell us some of the history of the Great Wall and water and snacks were provided. Thank you so much and we can only recommend booking a tour with her :)
        Written September 12, 2023
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        Críostíona N
        Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Business
        Everything was 10/10. The communication, the efficiency, and how easy it was to get here, get around and to get home. Kong was a brilliant tour guide who was able to accommodate all of our group and his English was perfect. He was so helpful from start to finish. I highly recommend him and the tour. Absolutely brilliant day out.
        Written April 25, 2024
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        Gabriella B
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        Apr 2024 • Business
        That was a really nice visit with our tourist gueding. Your guiding was exceptional! Your knowledge of the area and its history made the tour both informative and engaging. Your passion for sharing insights and anecdotes truly enriched the experience. Your friendly demeanor and attentiveness to our questions created a comfortable atmosphere throughout the journey. Thank you for a memorable and enriching tour
        Written April 23, 2024
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        Dear Gabriella, Thank you for your great review. It is our pleasure to show you around in Beijing. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Best regards,
        Written April 25, 2024
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        Jose Antonio
        World23 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Couldn’t have picked a better option to visit the Great Wall of China. Sherry was the best guide I could ask for this visit. I chose to be picked up at 7:00 AM, and there she was before time ready, waiting for me in the hotel where I was staying. Going out at that time was the best choice since we arrived to the Great Wall shortly after they opened and I was able to get the best pictures with the landscape for myself since there was few to none people at that time. I had lunch in a local place and it was delicious. Finally we went to the summer palace and there was a lot of history and architecture to see. Sherry is very knowledgeable regarding the history behind these places and she’s more than glad to answer your questions and take as many pictures you want. I highly recommend this company and Sherry for your visit to Beijing.
        Written May 8, 2023
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        Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for booking our tour again and appreciate your excellent review. It is a big encouragement for us. Thanks a lot. Best regards, Violet
        Written September 7, 2023
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        Jane
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Friends
        We booked a last minute tour for which Kong was our guide. He picked us up in a great car to go to the Great Wall of China and was more than a guide to us, so polite and informative which made this excursion extra special. I highly recommend this very kind person if you book this trip!
        Written December 24, 2023
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        Dear friend, We are really happy that you had a great day with our service. It is our pleasure to show you around. Thanks a lot,
        Written January 25, 2024
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        Reckless B
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2023 • Friends
        We had a great day with Kong Lin. She’s an amazing guide who gave us interesting information about China.
        I will definitely recommend tour to the Great Wall. Kong will show u the best side of it and choose the best timing 😊
        Written January 11, 2024
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        Dear Reckless, Thank you for your positive comment. It is our pleasure to show you around. Hope to see you next time. Best regards,
        Written January 24, 2024
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        Radomil S
        Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Friends
        Great trip, well organized. Highly recommended. Went in January, so it was pretty cold but worth it! Little snack and water was provided by the Tour Guide as well. Thank you.
        Written January 11, 2024
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        Dear Radomil, We are glad that you enjoyed the tour with us. Appreciate your excellent review. See you next time! All the best,
        Written January 25, 2024
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        Maria E
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Friends
        The guide picked up from the hotel in a very comfortable car and provided us snacks & water. Ling explained us all the story behind the Great Wall and took care of the tickets. I would highly recommend her. Thank you very much for this amazing day!
        Written April 23, 2024
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        Dear Maria, Thank you for sharing your experience here. We are glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you next time! Regards,
        Written April 25, 2024
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        kay k
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Friends
        I went to the great wall of china and kong was our tour guide. Im really impressed with the service he provided us with. He was on time and he even got us snacks. On the way he told us about the history of the great wall of china. I’ll definitely recommend kong he is absolutely amazing 😻.
        Written April 26, 2024
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