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Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs Coach Tour from Beijing

4.2 / 5

47 reviews

Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs Coach Tour from Beijing

From US$ 37.51 per person

Hike along the most popular section of the Great Wall of China on a full-day coach trip from Beijing. Walk on the 16th-century ramparts of the Badaling Great Wall, visit the tomb of one of the most important Ming Dynasty emperors and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Get stunning views of the Yanshan Mountains on the Badaling Great Wall
  • Visit one of the most famous tombs of the Ming Dynasty
  • Take part in a traditional tea ceremony
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Benefit from early morning pick-up at your hotel in Beijing and then travel in an air-conditioned coach to Dingling Tomb, one of the 13 tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors. See the underground palace and mausoleum of Emperor Wan Li.  Learn about the ancient art of jade carving at a jade shop, and then enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to the Badaling section of the legendary Great Wall of China. Located in the dramatic Yanshan Mountains, Badaling is the most famous and best-preserved section of the wall. Ride the cable car up the mountain (at your own expense) or hike to the 16th-century ramparts for far-reaching views. Take souvenir photos from the comfort of the coach. Then, get the chance to take part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and purchase different blends to take home.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets
  • English-speaking guide
  • Typical Chinese lunch
  • Cable car fee
  • Tips for the driver and guide

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  • To be eligible for the pickup service your hotel must be located inside the 3rd ring road in the north, east and west of Beijing city center and inside the 2nd ring road in the south. Please provide the name and address of your hotel
  • Pickup is from 6:30-7:30 AM. The exact time will be informed by the guide via a message in your hotel after 6:00 PM the day before
  • Pickup from an Airbnb or residential apartment is not possible. The local partner's customer service team will inform you of an alternative pickup/meeting point via email
  • If you stay in a hutong hotel in a narrow lane, the guide will ask you to please walk a few steps and wait for the bus on a main street
  • The return time may be later than stated, depending on the traffic conditions
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4.2 /5

based on 47 reviews

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Generally the trip was OK. But the lunch was served too early at about 10:15 and was bad. The guide collected the trip reviews collectively and it was not possible to express your real point of view. I have an impression that this is a common way of collecting reviews but I hope to be wrong. All in all recommended:)

June 30, 2019

more time for the wall would be better

if you have to spend about an hour for jade stones and another at a tea event (or ceremony), the actual visit to the wall comes a little short with 1: 45h. The minibus was a disaster, too small and the heating was switched off constantly. Actually only 3 stars but since the guide was ok and you saw two different places, it is ok for the price. Attention: 140yuan (20 €) per person will be charged for the cable car to the wall. (completely exaggerated for 3min drive)

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December 30, 2018

Great Review and Tour Guide

This was a great day. The pick up from the hotel was on time and we were told that if the traffic was good, we would go to the Great Wall first. Happily, there was traffic! Because it would have been a let down to go to the wall first, and then the tomb second. This way, we built up to the wall. We also had lunch at the jade store and it was really good. I could have done without the jade stop however. The tea service was fun and enjoyable.

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December 5, 2018

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