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Private Evening Tour to Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town provided by Beijing Tour Guide

Private Evening Tour to Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town

Private Evening Tour to Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town
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Tour snapshot
Round-trip transfers from your hotel to Gubei and the Great Wall are included
Duration:
8–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–9 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
See the Simatai section of the Great Wall of China at night and spend time exploring Gubei Water Town on this private tour from Beijing. Start with a drive to Gubei Water Town, with its intricate water displays, before taking a cable car up to the wall for great views from one of China's most important historic sites. Afterward, you have time for dinner in town before returning to Beijing.
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
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Travel in a style in a private, chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • No hidden charges: entrance fees and round-trip cable car tickets are included
  • Option to stick around Gubei for dinner or return to Beijing: your choice
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel in a style in a private, chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • No hidden charges: entrance fees and round-trip cable car tickets are included
  • Option to stick around Gubei for dinner or return to Beijing: your choice
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7309P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Round-trip cable car tickets
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Gubei Water Town
  • Entry/Admission - Simatai Great Wall
Exclusions
  • Tour guide (optional)
  • Dinner (optional)
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear hiking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Simatai Great Wall is a wild wall, no restored
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Round-trip cable car tickets
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Gubei Water Town
  • Entry/Admission - Simatai Great Wall
Exclusions
  • Tour guide (optional)
  • Dinner (optional)
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear hiking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Simatai Great Wall is a wild wall, no restored
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 21, 2020
A note from Private Evening Tour to Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town
Health QR Code is required upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Gubei Water Town
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Simatai Great Wall
    Stop: 2 hours - 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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Alex S
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
We organised this from home before we left and chose to have a private guide and dinner included. We were met promptly at our hotel by Lucy and her driver for our tour of the Great Wall at Simatai at night. During our 2 hour drive to Simatai Lucy shared information about her country, their lifestyle, and answered any questions we had. When we arrived at the water town, she organised all the tickets and showed us through the town and made stops at some special exhibits in the town before we headed up to the wall by cable car. It’s a bit of a walk to actually get to the wall from the cable car, but it is so worth it. It was getting on dusk and all the lights were starting to come on down in the town as well as on the wall. You don’t realise how big the town is until you see it from above. The wall was only open between 2 towers so you couldn’t walk very far, but that was ok as it was very steep and rugged and there are no side barriers so you need to be very careful. It wasn’t very crowded so you could take plenty of photos and our guide Lucy even took some photos of us together. We were never rushed and had plenty of time to enjoy the moment. Once back down in the town, Lucy asked what sort of food we wanted for dinner and then sought out a number of restaurants and found a suitable place to eat. Lucy chose some meals for us and we enjoyed them immensely. On our way back to the driver she even stopped and bought us some Hawthorne fruits on a stick (Chinese sweet) which we would never have tried ourselves. It was a fantastic afternoon and evening. Thanks Lucy you made it very special. Would highly recommend this trip to see the wall lit up at night.
Karen & Alex, Sydney
Written June 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melody C
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
May 2019
Actually we went up to the wall before sunset which was a great decision as the steps are big & uneven. Fabulous views. Our guide Neil from Odynovo was terrific.
Written May 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natalie B
Schenkon, Switzerland311 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Although it takes about 2 hours one way, we felt it was very worth it. We did not know that the Water Town of Gubei is completely artificially built; we were under the impression it was an original one restored and simply replaced from closer in Beijing to a little further away.
We took a shuttle bus and walked along the streets during the afternoon; the kids having found a thermal pond of some sort where they could warm their feet. We were somewhat unlucky with the weather because it was raining like crazy but luckily it had stopped when we arrived. So despite being cold, it was at least not totally wet and uncomfortable.
Towards the sunset we headed via Cable Car up to the Great Wall. We have been to Mutianyu before so the sole reason why we came here was the evening lights of this part of the Wall. Hence, we were not disappointed that it was a very small part only that you could walk along (and the guards made sure that you do not step one centimetre out of line). Some Watch Towers are closed until further notice. Our guide Linda said it is because of very heavy rains last summer and stones got washed away.
My verdict: in terms of the evening (or should I say night) lights, this is definitely worth it. If you are into photography and especially night shots this is where you should go. We did not mind that the Water Town was artificial because it was very well done and looked beautiful. The Great Wall all lit up is also something else to see, so all good here.
What we did not appreciate too much was that we did not learn anything. Linda was a very nice guide but very quiet. She told us later that she worked 40 days through and I felt that she was really exhausted- and maybe did not enjoy this trip as it is not “real Chinese” for her. I actually understand that (I mean that! No criticism here at all!) and whenever we talked about family, or she showed our boys how to count with your fingers in Chinese, or taught some words, it was good fun, but overall we had the feeling that she did not know much about Gubei (I perceive it as an open air museum that beside being artificially built could still show clearly how people lived, what they did and particularly why certain things were done and how), or the Simatai part of the Wall. It seemed to me also that she did not expect for me to take many pictures, waiting for full darkness at about 7.30 h, so eventually we had to rush down again and ended up looking for a restaurant that was still open. We were not sure if she did not know where to go or if the stay up on the Wall was longer and that put us into twang, but finding a good Chinese restaurant still open at about 8.30 h seem to be a challenge here.
She first suggested one which was close by but my husband refused as it was a typical -or so it seemed to him- big white hall with mediocre food for Western tourist. We could have been wrong though. Then we did find one, which was actually part of a hotel, but that was excellent. Really enjoyed it.
We then went back another 2 hours and everybody minded their own business, no further engagement into what we experience etc. Overall, it was more a photography tour (well worth it though!!) and not a learning experience.
Written May 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Seaside494269
3 contributions
Apr 2019
My husband and I have travelled to 33 countries during the last 10 years. We usually tour on our own but given the challenges of traveling in China, we decided to book the Viator tour of Gubei and the Great Wall. We were fortunate to get ShanShan as our guide. Her knowledge of Chinese history and culture that she shared with us on the car ride to Gubei, during dinner, and the tours was outstanding. We look forward to our next trip to China and will be sure to contact ShanShan again. We will also share our wonderful experiences with her with family and friends.
Written April 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MellYap
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia118 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Kevin is very nice and accomodating through out our tour with him. Very patient waiting for us and he also recommended good food for our stay in Beijing.
Written November 22, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

parcheesiqueen
Oakland, CA6 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
My fiance and I had a lovely time at the water town, and we can imagine it would be even more fun when it's warm out. The Great Wall lit up at night was quite beautiful. A night to remember.
Written December 16, 2017
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
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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
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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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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
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Very professional and timely
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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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Excellent & Reliable Service
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