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Private Tour Guide Service of Mutianyu Great Wall & Dumpling Making Class

Private Tour Guide Service of Mutianyu Great Wall & Dumpling Making Class

By Larry's Beijing Private Tour & Driver Guide Service
How can you leave Beijing without seeing the Great Wall of China? You shouldn’t! And how about a cooking class with a local family after the Great Wall visit? Yes, perfect!! Now we offer just that, a private tour of Mutianyu Great Wall, followed by a cooking class to learn the art of making Chinese dumplings!
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-79
Duration: 7–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance and shuttle bus ticket at Mutianyu scenic spot
  • Dumping making class fees
  • Lunch
  • Tolls, Gas, Parking fees
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
What's not included
  • cable car or slide way ticket
  • Gratuities (recommend)
  • alcohol
  • personal costs

Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from all the hotels in Beijing
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 67841P11

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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.

      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: 67841P11

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        Mutianyu is a popular Great Wall access for foreign visitors to Beijing. Located high on the top of Yangshan mountain ridges, Mutianyu Great Wall is about a 1.5 hour drive from the city of Beijing. Offering a cable car, chairlift and toboggan slide, it is a good location for anyone who wants to see the Great Wall of China. The best time to arrive is early morning, around 8 AM, if you hope to beat the crowds. The Great Wall cooking class takes place at a local family cooking restaurant right at the bottom of the Mutianyu Great Wall section. Your host, Lily and Yang, are a very nice couple with two children. They are the descendants of soldiers who used to be stationed at the Great Wall some 600 years ago. For years their family restaurant hosted visitors from all over the world due to its prime location, that is before the government built a new ticket office with all new entrances, shuttle bus service, and shops 2 kilometers away from the original entrance to Mutianyu Great Wall. So now their little home restaurant has a new life. In the spring of 2018, Lily began her dumpling cooking class. She has more than 30 years experience making dumplings and she speaks enough English to communicate. So, if you want to avoid the shops and the wait for a shuttle bus, and if you want to have dumplings that you helped make for lunch along with the opportunity to taste some local dishes prepared by Lily and Yang, then come with us. You will have the best day and the best food!
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      • Larry's Beijing Private Tour & Driver Guide Service
        Beijing, China
        Joined in March 2018
      • AraceliCA21
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience
        We were in Beijing for a 24 hours to make scale and we contacted with Larry to do a private tour and it was realy cool. He is kind and nice and respectful. We were in the great wall of China, in the forbbiden city, summer palace, tour for the old town, silk market and tipical dinner in a very good restaurant and cheap, and finaly we decided to see a Kung Fu show. If we come back to Beijing, i call again to Larry. Thanks for this experience!
        Written March 5, 2020
      • rebeccang1004
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jiankou to Mutainyu & Kung Fu
        Larry was our driver to the Great Wall. Throughout our experience, he was was on time every step of the way. During the drive, he gave us a good history of The Wall. While hiking, he purchased discount tickets online for the Kung Fu show in the Red Theatre for us. He met us out front of the theatre the next night 30 minutes prior to the show to give us the tickets. After realizing we paid him too much, he found us in the theatre to return the extra money. You can trust Larry will take care of you at an honest price.
        Written November 21, 2019
      • Josh7534
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Jiankou to Mutianyu hike
        It was a really great tour. Our driver Bill was polite and patient, giving us great directions onto the wall. Once there we were treated to some stunning views, the challenge of some parts made it all the more adventurous! Would recommend!
        Written October 21, 2019
      • Pedro P
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very good surprise
        It was an unexpected day! I believe there is no better way to know Great Wall. Larry met us at the train station, took us to the Summer Palace, he is an excellent tour guide. It gave us very interesting information about the history of china, without being tiring ... in fact, tiring is something Larry is not. Extremely polite and knows how to leave visitors at ease. On the second day we went to Great Wall. A great private wall. Only me and my wife! It is an area of ​​the Great Wall that tourists will not go to. Obviously, another day full of learning and contemplation
        Written October 13, 2019
      • aattard97
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        Larry was an amazing guide, driver and photographer and was filled with information to share! Larry can also take you off the common tourist hotspots to get away from the busy areas and long lines, meaning you get to see the best bits of China, and more of it! He was super patient, and the best part of the day was learning about all that China and it’s people have to offer. 100000% recommended! Stop looking, Larry is your man!
        Written September 17, 2019
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        Best service for a 15 hours stop in Beijing
        We had a 15-hour connection between flights in Beijing and our best decision to take advantage of being near Beijing and the Great Wall was going with Larry. He picked us up at the airport and drive to the Great Wall directly, with cold water and an interesting talk, he explained us the Great Wall story. Once in the Great Wall he helped us to get tickets and get there. He gave us very useful advises. Then, he took us to an excellent (and cheap) restaurant to eat one of the best Beijing duck in the city, and also different local dishes. After it, we went to the Summer Palace and finally to the aiport againt. He is so polite, nice and helpful.
        Written September 17, 2019
      • celestine211
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome visit
        This visit was incredible. Larry was so helpful, and nice ! He waited for me at the airport and drove me to the wall, with great talks along the way. He then dropped me off in th city centre of Beijing, right next to where my hostel was. I had a perfect service, with quality talk and beautiful pictures as an extra bonus. Unforgettable !
        Written August 26, 2019
      • mgirn1
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Interactive Driver!
        Larry is a great driver and guide to have when visiting Beijing! He waited for us at the airport with a sign and we had a quick exit out of the airport. Larry gave great recommendations such as; places to eat, the Kung Fu show, and souvenir shops. Larry has great English and provided commentary to significant places in Beijing. He is well organized and knowledgeable, leading to an overall great experience!
        Written August 9, 2019
      • gdf84
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This is the Best Way to Go
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      • Silvina S
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        Great experience!
        It was a great trip to the Great Wall! Both Larry and Eric (the driver) were realy helpful and friendly! I would defenitely recomend this trip!
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      • Roberto O
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        Very helpful and friendly staff! They had Eric pick us up at a centric spot and drove us all the way to the wall tourist center where he helped us with all the arrangements for the tour
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      • sabrinaLamaas
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing service
        Larry’s service was outstanding from the very beginning! From the very start of our trip he was extremely accommodating to us and was able to communicate in English very well which was amazing for us since we don’t speak much Mandarin. He picked us up from the airport with ease, drove us to a not so crowded part of the Great Wall of China, and waited for us to finish to then take us back to our hotel. All while being very helpful with advice on what to do and where to go in the city. The service was overall exactly what we were looking for and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a driver in Beijing!
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      • Christopher Z
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        Ray was stellar! Very helpful, nice and spoke great English. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is going to Beijing!
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      Larry was great. He was punctual and very attentive to making me comfortable and welcomed. His vehicle was clean and very comfortable as well. I enjoyed the local restaurant he took me to as well as the guidance and information he provided to connect the dots of the history of the Great Wall and the Emporer’s Sunmer Palace. I highly recommend Larry.
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