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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

By Discover Beijing Tours
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Built during the Ming Dynasty, Mutianyu is one of the most photographed sections of the Great Wall of China. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace contains one of the most famous imperial gardens in the world. Discover both attractions on this unique combo tour, which includes lunch, guide, entry fees, private hotel transfers, and your choice of cable-car tickets or ski lift and toboggan tickets.
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Duration: 6–8 hours
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Highlights
  • Exciting combo tour of Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace
  • Local lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private guide explains all the history at the perfect level for your group

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels within the 5th ring road)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Benevolence and Longevity
  • Entry/Admission - Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Qingyan Stone Boat
What's not included
  • Dragon boat cruise in the Summer Palace
  • Gratuities
  • Additional entrance fee to the museums

Your day begins with a convenient hotel pickup and scenic drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the oldest and most rugged sections, covered by picturesque chestnut orchards. Stop for a photo op at Beijing National Stadium, the famous “Bird’s Nest” from the 2008 Summer Olympics. Unlike the tourist-packed Badaling Wall, which is closer to the city, Mutianyu remains less explored, so you have time to leisurely wander the iconic monument without the crowds. You can even climb ancient watchtowers for views of the surrounding countryside. Break for a mouthwatering authentic lunch at a local restaurant. Then get ready to shift gears—and jump over a 1,000 years forward in time—at the 18th-century Summer Palace, known as the best-preserved imperial garden in the world. Enjoy the UNESCO-listed landscaped grounds, once home to powerful Qing rulers, before getting dropped back at your hotel in Beijing.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick you up from your hotel within the 4th ring road of Beijing city, please provide the hotel details when make booking. If your hotel is out of the 5th ring road of Beijing city, may have extra cost.
    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
        • Stroller accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11301P14

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • 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.

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Mutianyu Great Wall
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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        • 2
          Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          Hall of Benevolence and Longevity
          Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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        • 4
          Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
          Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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        • 5
          Qingyan Stone Boat
          Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Discover Beijing Tours
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          Beijing, China
          Joined in December 2012
        • Dhiren T
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing day tour with a knowledgeable host!
          A brilliant day with Jay our tour guide for a private tour of the forbidden city. Jay was an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable of the area and history and also doubled as a great photographer if you're looking for that perfect shot! Thanks for a wonderful day.
          Written April 14, 2024
        • gsr_shanks
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour with Jay
          Be it starting on time, the pace of the tour, covering the details, peaceful breaks and everything that was needed was perfectly take care. Overall our tour guide Jay was excellent.
          Written April 14, 2024
        • quentinandkristenr
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Oh what a night! Great overview of Beijing!
          This was a last minute booking because we suddenly had an evening free... we're SO happy we could do this tour! Miko was a great guide - great English, good energy, and funny! We really felt like we got a highlights tour! We saw SO many places! We also tried some local food - and scorpion! (Try it! It's actually not too bad, although we only tried the little ones). It's worth asking for Miko when you book, we were both a little tired and his enthusiasm was infectious! We had a fantastic night!!
          Written April 13, 2024
        • Navigate12264053729
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome guide makes this tour worthwhile. Great Wall and Summer Palace is a MUST. Good learning experience.
          We booked a day trip to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace. Our guide Alice Ji is the best , friendly approachable and most informative! From the time she fetched us from hotel with a driver at 7.30am till we reached back at 6pm ...she was very knowledgeable in history telling us about different provinces and history of old ..answering our queries in good spoken English. She took many pics of us and collated into an album for us and showed us the different parts of the wall with full explanation..even took video of us toboganing down . Lunch was a good buffet spread with a good intro of jade carving factory and tea appreciation thrown in free. Summer palace was so full of history stories .. Thankful to Alice showing us around the many significant buildings.. I would have been lost just going around myself. Wonderful quiet but fast driver with a comfortable car .Recommended tour ..will definitely book Alice when I go back to Beijing. . we have become friends in WeChat!!
          Written April 12, 2024
        • SoudiP1
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour of summer palace
          We had a great day with Michael to both the new and old summer palace. He was very knowledgeable about the history in both sites and gave us in depth knowledge like no other! We had a very memorable experience and he took us to the best spots. Michael also took us to an amazing Chinese restaurant and helped us order traditional Beijing food which was delicious and took into consideration the dietary requirements. He also was very attentive when we needed to take a break and explore on our own.
          Written April 12, 2024
        • Venture26671411423
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do in Beijing!
          This tour is a must do whilst you are in Beijing! It was a great way to end our trip in China and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone. We had considered doing Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City without a guide but we got so much from the tour we are really glad we didn't do it alone! Our guide, Jay, spoke perfect English and really took the time to answer any questions we had. A real highlight of our 3 week China trip!
          Written April 12, 2024
        • 27yft
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          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private tour- Disappointed
          Private forbidden city tour. Booked a private tour as we wanted more attention and also the opportunity to ask questions. Very disappointed with the experience. This should not be advertised as an English tour if your guide is not fluent in English. Furthermore, the guide did not come across as knowledgeable. No point booking a private tour, you are better off reading the English signs available.
          Written April 12, 2024
        • J5182ZHterryn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Forbidden Tour
          Our tour guide Mr Miko was amazing and professional throughout the whole tour. Experienced & knowledgeable made whole tour fun and enjoyable.
          Written April 11, 2024
        • 225lihuil
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          No regrets
          Enjoyed the 4-hour guided tour. Our guide, Vivian is very friendly and well-versed in English. She explains the history of the Forbidden Palace well with interesting stories. Definitely would recommend going for the guided tour!
          Written April 11, 2024
        • Kkyuen8
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Huang was AMAZING!
          We were greeted at our hotel lobby. We booked a private tour so we had a private car. The driver was amazing, very nice and very skilled. It was a 2 hr drive to get to the great wall but it's well worth it. We went in April, weather was chilly but after some walking on the wall, we warmed right up. Since it is quite a distance away from the city, there was less people which is what we preferred. Pictures we took were just us, the wall, and the surrounding view. It was breathtaking! After JinShanLing we went down to eat at a local homestay. It was very delicious local food. Then we continued on to Gubei Water Town and the Simatai Wall. At night, the town and the wall was absolutely beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice. The Watertown was built 20 years ago, so it's not old/original BUT they hired quite a lot of historical architects to construct a town to closely resemble old town from back in the day. I have to say, they did an absolutely amazing job. The details were amazing. It felt so real. It's definitely a must see/experience. Huang was very knowledgeable, he taught us China's history in full depth, the different dynastys and best of all, he can write traditional Han style calligraphy. Chinese calligraphy is something that needs to be continued on. On our way to the wall, he even prepared us handwritten calligraphy note, with our English names translated to Chinese. It was very thoughtful of him and we absolutely loved it! Huang was also very patient and helped us take some spectacular pictures! We highly recommend him!!!
          Written April 10, 2024
        • Wander57488279843
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Our guide Anson did a great job! His English was good gave us plenty of indication on the meeting point. About the visit, it was very interesting, with all the key facts to understand the history of the forbidden city, well organised and with the best advice for pictures spots. I would totally recommend this tour
          Written April 10, 2024
        • annajN1115UY
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Adventure of a lifetime
          It was an amazing trip with Lucy! She is a great guide, not only because she is sharing a lot of interesting information but because her personality and ability to adjust to each group and their needs and preferences makes her an expert in this role. She has the skills creating a unique environment and she is the most helpful and patient guide I have ever met. I was working as a tour guide before, so I know how it is and how difficult it can be. I can only recommend this trip. Besides the fact that you see a beautiful and breathtaking place in Beijing, you can have this unique environment created by Lucy during the tour. I highly recommend this trip.
          Written April 9, 2024
        • Nomad41684837361
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Best Tour in Beijing
          We are so satisfied with this tour, worth every penny! It is a hassle free experience for every step from purchasing the ticket, going through security check, best knowledge about each site. Cannot imaging to do it ourselves to handle all the stress! Big shout out to our tour guy Mr. William Kuang. He is professional, passionate, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
          Written April 9, 2024
        • Aakash Laxmanbh... R
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do Forbidden city tour in Beijing
          Anson was our guide and he explained us about the forbidden city and also the related history. He also gave a bit more time and did not rush . Also after the tour you can still spend time in Forbidden city on your own.
          Written April 9, 2024
        • london-charlene
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best experience in Beijing
          Absolutely amazing coordination and guides. We did private 1 day tour to Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven and another half day tour of Tiananmen Sq and Forbidden City. Qing who coordinated everything for us was super easy to work with and professional; the tour guides super knowledgeable and very interested in showing us all there is to see and all the hundreds of years of history and meaning behind everything.
          Written April 8, 2024
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        G C
        Waterford, WI24 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023 • Friends
        This was a great trip and Lucy was a fantastic guide. First of all, Lucy called the hotel the day prior to ensure we were prepared for our tour.

        She met us in the lobby of our hotel on the morning of our trip. Once introduced we went out to the vehicle where the driver was waiting.

        We were driven to Mutianyu section of the Great Wall - the drive was approx 1 1/2 hours and Lucy spent this time talking to us about the history of China, the Wall and so much more.

        Once at the Wall she picked up our tickets for the lift to the top and toboggan ride back down.

        We spent a few hours exploring the wall all the way to guardpost 1 and back towards guardpost 20.

        Once we were done we took the toboggan down, loaded the car and went to lunch about 20 minutes away.

        We had an amazing, traditional Chinese lunch experience. Lucy asked if we had any food allergies or objections to sharing a traditional meal - we did not have issues or objections.

        We shared dishes of pork, beef, chicken and dumplings and all of us thought it was fresh and delicious.

        After lunch we continued our drive to the Summer Palace where we walked with Lucy for 1.5 hours throughout the grounds of the Summer Palace. Again Lucy spent the entire time talking to us about the history and culture of this site.

        On our return to the hotel we were able to stop briefly for a view of several buildings from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

        We had a fantastic time touring these sites and would highly recommend Lucy - she’s prompt, polite, extremely knowledgeable and very nice.
        Written March 24, 2023
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        Pres
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Family
        Day 1:
        My mother and I did this tour with Sophie, who is wonderful! She is knowledgeable, kind, courteous, and patient. She taught us a lot of Chinese history in a clear way with photos and resources to help our learning. She answered all of our questions with interest. When there was an opportunity to learn, she spoke Chinese to the locals to ask their permission to show us new things outside of the scope of the tour. We really appreciated her going above and beyond! She took great photos for us, researched restaurants and attractions for us to do on our own time, and told us so many great everyday tips for our stay in China. We loved this tour with Sophie so much that we booked one with her for the next day too!

        On this tour, the driver was also phenomenal. He was extremely professional and polite, and his car was very clean. We appreciated his attentiveness to road safety (signalling etc). He offered us fresh water bottles at each stop, he was always on time, and he got out of the car at every stop to help us with the car doors, as did Sophie.

        Day 2:
        Sophie was as awesome as day one! Again, extremely knowledgeable, willing to teach, cheerful and attentive. Sophie is exceptional!

        However, we were disappointed with the driver experience this time, especially in comparison to how exceptional the first driver was. The driver today needs to improve professionalism, road safety, and service. His car was clean, and he provided us with water as the first driver did. Overall the driving job was done, but not to the exceptional standard of the previous day.

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        We would like to thank Sophie for making this trip wonderful, our time together is a huge highlight of our China trip! I hope to be able to tour with Sophie again soon, she rocked!
        Written March 18, 2024
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        neosalis
        Munich, Germany38 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Solo
        This is a great tour that I can highly recommend. I was picked up by Vivian (my guide for the day) and the driver at my hotel at 8 am, and we went straight to Summer Palace. Unfortunately, it rained heavily that day, but that didn't deter us from exploring the palace grounds. Vivian was a great guide - extremely knowledgeable, friendly, fun, and she took pictures of me wherever she thought would be good. She took care of tickets, and she took the time to really go into the details of China's history. After around two hours of exploring Summer Palace, we were picked up again by the driver and the next stop was a lunch place on the way towards the Great Wall. They took me to a restaurant in a smaller town, and Vivian ordered a nice variety of dishes. The food was just amazing. We then drove to the Great Wall where we took a cable car to the top and walked on the wall for a while. Despite the mist and rain it was truly impressive and I felt lucky not to have too many tourists around. Again, Vivian took several great pictures of me. Once we were back down, Vivian and the driver took me back to my hotel. Overall, this is the best way of exploring these sights, and everything was well organized, and both Vivian and the driver were great people to spend the day with.
        Written September 27, 2023
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        jabrielk
        Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a great time visiting and learning about these 2 historical places of China from our very knowledgeable guide, Sherry, and our friendly driver, Mr Sun. They constantly looked out for us during the entire trip, even when my friend wanted to get some fresh fruits, they found a stall nearby for her to get some. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants a fuss free, everything in tour of these 2 iconic sites in one day!
        Written September 15, 2023
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        Eduardo H
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Friends
        Sherry and the driver arrived at hotel earlier than booked, so we were able to get to the Munianyu Great Wall when it was still empty. During the trip, Sherry explained a little about the history and what we would be seeing at the location. Arriving at the Mutianyu section of the wall, she accompanied us making everything easy. We then visited a tea house and went for lunch at a very nice traditional restaurant with the best tofu I've ever had. We then travelled back to Beijing to visit the Summer Palace. Again Sherry shared a little about the history and what we would see at the location. She accompanied us through the entire tour explaining in detail each spot of the palace. It was a great day!
        Written March 15, 2024
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        yannis64gr
        Athens8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Business
        We booked this tour also a Beijing evening tour with Qing Tours , beg April 2023. It was our 1st trip in China for work also , as China opened for foreigners just in March after Covid . We wanted to as much as possible, post Covid Beijing.
        Lucy, our guide was a great guide explaining us Chinese history also daily life. She walked with us, almost 4kms of Great wall ,, a long walk1! explaining its history and guiding us through. We visited with her also the Beijing Palace and other Bijing landmarks. Lucy patiently explained thoroughly walking and talking (it was a long 9 hours tour with private car and walk!!) Went of our her way even to help us change money....not an easy process...For foreigners with China bank account..Rmb cash is the only way to go around China now..Beware!! Visa..Master are almost nowhere accepted
        The evening tour was with Anson where we visited Tiananmen square , walked to the old city and parks (opera, outside palace etc) also Olympic games park.
        Organization from Qing was great, punctual , clean cars and drivers , also both were great guides not looking at the clock to end.. Great experience ! Thank Lucy and Anson and Qing.
        Highly recommend for Beijing 1st timers and for sure do it again with them next visit Beijing with my family.
        Written April 17, 2023
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        Yvonne M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Family
        We took the trip with our 2 kids and the tour guide Cathy was lovely and a perfect tour guide. We got a lot of helpful informations and enough time to take pictures, she also took family pictures of us. The driver was also always on time and careful with driving.
        Written March 26, 2024
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        Steve N
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Solo
        This was a very memorable experience for me touring the Summer Palace and Great Wall with my guide Cynthia. She had a great energy, depth of knowledge to share and excellent English. It was also really a pleasure to converse and exchange views with her on many topics while on the move. I liked the driver as well and lunch was delicious.
        I highly recommend the program to anyone seeking to experience the most important places in Beijing in a day.
        Written August 21, 2023
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        Avid traveler
        San Jose, CA1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Friends
        We had an amazing time in the private tour covering Mutianyu section of the great wall ( cable car and toboggan slide included) and summer palace. Our tour guide Licia and driver mr Xu were wonderful hosts. Licia took as many photos as we asked and took us to one of the best restaurant that served delicious vegetarian meals. She accommodated our dietary requirements and ordered multiple tasty dishes for us. Licia was very helpful. Mr. Xu drove us via a very scenic route to get to great wall and was very pleasant to be around. Highly recommended this private tour with Licia.
        Written April 13, 2024
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        Doctorworldtraveler
        Bradenton, FL348 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a great day! Sherry and her driver picked us up from our hotel at St. Regis Beijing in a beautiful Red Flag sedan, on the way to Mutanyu she gave us a brief history of China. The Great Wall experience was absolutely delightful, the weather was perfect. Be prepared for lots of walking up very steep cobblestone stairways but overall a great workout! Tobagging downhill was so much fun! Lunch at a rustic local restaurant was amazing, just fresh delicious Beijing delicacies. Next stop was the absolutely stunning and romantic Summer palace, with superb architecture and beautiful gardens. Finally, a traditional tea house experience, then back to our hotel. One of the best trips yet, and we travel a lot!
        Written April 3, 2024
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