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Mutianyu Great Wall & Ming Tombs Bus Tour

Product ID: 27113
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Combine a trip to one of the most beautiful sections of the Great Wall of China at the Mutianyu section, with a bus tour of the Ming Tombs and the Ding Mausoleum.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours - 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Chinese

Pickup included

Downtown Beijing hotels between 6:30AM and 7:30AM
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Walk the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China and get stunning views of the Yanshan Mountains
  • Visit the Ming Tombs on the slopes of Tianshou Mountain and see the Ding Mausoleum
  • Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch in the countryside north of Beijing
Full description
This full-day tour by air-conditioned bus takes you north of Beijing to the relaxing mountains and streams surrounding the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. You will also visit the Ming Tombs of the Changping District and take a short visit to a jade carving factory.

Drive to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which provides a more challenging climb than the more popular Badaling section. Snaking its way through the Yanshan Mountains, the wall contains interesting features, such as densely packed watchtowers and crenelated parapets. A cable car avoids the need to climb the 1,400 steps to the summit, where you will be rewarded with staggering views of the mountains.

You will also visit the Ming Tombs, located on the southern slope of Tianshou Mountain. 13 Ming Dynasty emperors were buried in the area after the third Ming emperor Yongle moved the Chinese capital from Nanjing to Beijing in 1420. Explore the Ding Mausoleum, where excavations have unearthed important objects for the study of the history of the Ming Dynasty.

To round off this trip to some of China’s most ancient sites, enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. 
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off service (hotels in downtown Beijing only)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions
  • Lunch
  • Cable car (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Toboggan fee (RMB 120 (cable car up, toboggan down))
  • Optional activity costs
  • Shuttle bus fee (RMB 15/person when there is traffic control of Mutianyu Great Wall)
  • Gratuities

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear clothes appropriate for the weather
• Transportation is aboard a safe and comfortable, air-conditioned coach
• Beijing is a big city. To ensure the morning pick-up service goes smoothly as scheduled, you may be directed to a nearby hotel on a main street to serve as your pick-up point
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Product ID: 27113