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Beijing Private Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

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    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China

    Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Beijing city centre and drive together to the Great Wall.

    Did you know that the Great Wall is the longest piece of architecture in the world, stretching from east China’s coast to west China’s desert? As you stand on the top tower and look at the wall snaking its way across the tops of the mountains, it’s incredible to imagine that once these walls protected the Chinese empire’s land from different invaders. This specific section of the wall was built in order to defend not only the capital, but also the imperial tombs lying in close proximity.

    The Great Wall at Muyianyu, located in Beijing’s Huairou County about 70 km’s city center, is one of the lesser-visited parts of the Great Wall, but still restored enough for pleasant climbing. There is a cable car up, and there is also a toboggan ride down, these are optional. The wall here is surrounded by amazing forests and greenery as far as the eye stretches.

    During the Great Wall hike, you can bring your food to have lunch while enjoying the views, or you can ask your guide when you finish the hike to help you find a local restaurant where to have a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch on your own expense.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

    Before visiting the Summer Palace, we will take you to a Silk Factory where experts will help you see the process of silk making, from silkworm to finished product. Your guides can also help you explain how everything is made, and it’s the perfect place to get some souvenirs for friends and families at home. You’ll gain an understanding of the different qualities of silk, to make sure that you don’t get ripped off.

    After this visit, you’ll be taken to the Summer Palace, one of Beijing’s most popular landmarks and one of the best examples of an imperial garden in China. The site, which covers a total of 2.9 square kilometers and incorporates a huge lake, has long been a royal garden and was considerably enlarged during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi who effectively controlled China for 47 years between 1861 and 1908.

    After this last visit, we will take you back to your hotel in Beijing city centre

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    your hotel in Beijing city center
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation by private vehicle or minivan
    • English-speaking guide, or Spanish-speaking guide (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Cable car or toboggan at the Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • 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 comfortable walking shoes
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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