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Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch provided by Beijing Tour Guide

Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch

Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Stress-free day with a private English-speaking guide
Duration:
8–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–9 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7309P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • cable car/toboggan tickets for the Wall, a round-trip cable car or chairlift with toboggan costs CNY120 each
  • Dragon Boat ride at Summer Palace,CNY30 for the dragon boat ride through the Kunming Lake.
  • Gratuities
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from your centrally located Beijing hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • cable car/toboggan tickets for the Wall, a round-trip cable car or chairlift with toboggan costs CNY120 each
  • Dragon Boat ride at Summer Palace,CNY30 for the dragon boat ride through the Kunming Lake.
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup from your centrally located Beijing hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 21, 2020
A note from Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Trip with Lunch
Health QR Code is required upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Jill
4 contributions
We had an amazing Great Wall tour with Coco. Seeing the Great Wall was high on our list of things to see in China and this tour did not disappoint. Easily a highlight of our trip. Coco was so knowledgeable and kind. We took the toboggan down the Great Wall which I would highly recommend, it was super fun. After the tour we went for an amazing local lunch that was one of our favorite meals of the trip. We then went to the Summer Palace which was beautiful and I would highly suggest seeing after seeing the Forbidden City. I would definitely recommend both the Great Wall tour and Coco!
Written December 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ah J
Melaka, Malaysia122 contributions
Sep 2019
When we first met Lucy in the hotel she explained the agenda for the day and we then went in the car where we were introduced to our driver for the day. On the way to the wall Lucy gave us her background and wanted to know about us (myself using English and my wife using Chinese). From the moment we arrived Lucy was explaining the history and the "hows and why's" from the construction of the wall to the current location we were in and the difficulties involved. Her knowledge was amazing as even when I asked insignificant questions she was able to answer. Even though she did not join us for the lunch, which was great by the way, she and the driver ate in the same restaurant. We talked about everything and anything on the way back and she even gave us some ideas for the rest of our stay in Beijing.
If I ever come back to Beijing I will certainly look for Lucy as a tour guide as she was exceptional, professional and just plain friendly throughout the tour.
I would highly recommend you request Lucy if you want to arrange any private tours in Beijing
Written October 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marlini
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Couples
Jimmy is an excellent guide and he gave us a great tour. Jimmy contacted us the night before and confirmed our pickup time for the next morning. He and the driver arrived early to fetch us the next day. The drive to Mutianyu was entertaining as Jimmy was friendly and kept us informed about Chinese history and he was very good at answering our questions.We had an incredible experience at the Great Wall. Jimmy ensured that we had enough time to enjoy the sights. Thereafter, our lunch stop was at a great restaurant that served incredible tasty food.It was one of the best meals that we had in Beijing. Jimmy ensured that our dietary requirements were accommodated. The next stop was the Summer Palace and this tour was very insightful and interesting. The entire day was awesome and we owe this to Jimmy and the driver. Jimmy is a fantastic guide who made our tour an incredible experience. I will recommend Jimmy to any tourist that requires a guide. Well done Jimmy.
Written December 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin N
1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Couples
This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to China. The driver and guide came to our hostel right on time, drove us to the Wall and Summer Palace. Coco was our guide and she was excellent. She was friendly, spoke English well, and was extremely helpful in giving us advise and recommendations for the rest of our trip as well. Highly recommend this tour!

My one piece of advise would be to have some more time exploring the Summer Palace on our own. Would have loved to go on a boat!
Written November 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

psbmore
Baltimore, MD37 contributions
Jhonny was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the Wall and kept us hydrated well on the long drive and walk. Best part was that jhonny knew all the right spots for some epic pictures!
Written September 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

vb2017
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Friends
Johnny picked us up exactly on time and where he said he would be as we were anxious that our tour started on time as we had to catch the train back to Shanghai that evening. The car ride was super spacious and comfortable with water provided for everyone. Johnny has a super friendly attitude and was happy to answer any questions that we had. He asked us what we wanted from the trip and we were keen to walk from gate 16 to number 1 (the old part) of the wall, he organised taking the cable car up and the ski lifts down which was very fun and the views were incredible. Johnny showed us the best picture spots along the wall and went at our pace as we walked the wall even carrying some of our belongings for us!! it was a thoroughly enjoyable day and I couldn't recommend this trip and Johnny enough!!
Written August 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

esther
3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
It was a fun and memorable trip. Our guide, Ms Lucy is a very friendly. She's very knowledgeable and accommodative. I would recommend anyone who's interested in hiring her as their guide. Excellent job, Lucy. 👍👍👍👍👍
Written November 14, 2019
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Beverly M
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Rita was superb
-great guide. Very pleasant and informative and knowledgeable- loved her
She was extremely friendly, patient and ensured that we all had a great time
Written November 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CvilleTravelers2013
Charlottesville, VA14 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I decided to put this trip on the back end of one of my many visits to China. My colleague and I couldn't have picked a better time to see the Great Wall. Absolutely no people so no lines to fight. Our guide (Lucy) picked us up from our hotel right on time. She was great! Very knowledgeable about sights, politics, religion, culture....you name it. Her English was very good and she engaged with me on Mandarin. We did the GW and Summer Palace. Lucy stayed with us the whole way from buying the chair lift tickets to the toboggan ride down. We went to the buffet for lunch before traveling to the Summer Palace. Our driver was very good and negotiated the traffic like a pro. I could ramble on but to wrap up I will say that I was very pleased with the experience.
Written October 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Cvelle, Thank you for your great review and we are so glad that you had a great time with Lucy and the driver. Best regards, Violet
Written October 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

vicki h
2 contributions
Sep 2019
The great wall was amazing, Coco was knowledgeable and spoke great english. She met us at the hotel as planned and arranged the driver to arrive at just the right times. The journey was comfortable and we enjoyed the summer palace too.
Written September 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great private trip with many nice pictures!
Kevin was a great guide during my trip to Mutianyu section of the Great Wall! I was alone, so it was a private trip
simonelafleur
simonelafleur
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Excellent!!!
I had a great time in Beijing! The tour was well organized, Violet was a great tour guide! She was always on time,
camk93
camk93
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A great way to see the attraction.
We had a great time checking out the FlyOver China show. Our guide met us outside the gate. He got us into the pa
Zoe S
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Friendly driver
Friendly driver, clean van. It was a pleasant trip. We were all impressed. (I don’t know what else I have to s
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Jenny's Car Service
We took the "half-day" independent tour to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Jenny picked us up at our hotel
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Beijing
My tour guide William was the best. He was sweet and informative on the history of the city and always knew how to
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Highly recommend
Kevin is excellent. Highly recommended. English was good. Took us to the Wall on Christmas Eve when it was snowing.
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Driver Mervan was very professional and courteous. I would highly recommend him as a driver and tour guide to the G
VanessaTheNomad
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Very professional and timely
Kevin met us at the airport as agreed, and he was very easy to communicate with. He speaks excellent English and is
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Had a great tour with my Family. I’ve been to Beijing many times and toured many places there. But our tour guide C
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Highly recommend
I wasn’t unsure what to expect when I booked the private tour with Kevin, and My husband and I were beyond pleased
Thereshegogogoes
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Seamless, reliable service. Wear the right footwear!
Kevin was a courteous, helpful and trustworthy guide for our experience. On the drive, he was open to conversation,
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Great way to see Beijing
Both our guide and driver were very punctual, courteous and accommodating to our requests. Coco, our guide, was ve
adss1984
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Excellent & Reliable Service
First time for all of us to the Great Wall, Kevin was fantastic. Able to answer all of our questions & was very pol
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Great evening out with Violet
I had a brilliant evening visiting interesting places and sharing conversations with Violet. I highly recommend thi
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