It was gray and drizzly the only day we could visit, so the Great Wall was not a great experience—gray wall, gray landscape, and gray sky. I can imagine that on a day with better weather, it could be a much more memorable experience. The driver of the car and driver service that I had hired, to do all our driving for Beijing as well as other cities in China, was very helpful when we were buying tickets and getting the buses to the cable car. If you are looking for transport to the Great Wall or the other monuments in Beijing, as well transport in other locations you visit in China, I would highly recommend this car and driver company. They are called Delight Car and can be found on the internet at delightcar.com. They were very easy to work with and offered very good support.