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Mutianyu Great Wall & Ming Tombs Bus Tour

Product ID: 27113
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 Chang Ling Mausoleum.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
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
  • Explore the history of the Ming Dynasty at the Chang Ling Mausoleum
  • Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch in the countryside north of Beijing
6 hours
  • Beijing

  • 1 hour
  • Shopping, jade factory

  • 15 minutes
  • Ming Dynasty Tombs (guided tour)

  • Lunch

  • 30 minutes
  • Mutianyu Great Wall (free time)

  • Cable car

    • Optional
  • 1 hour
  • Shopping, tea ceremony

  • 30 minutes
  • Beijing

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
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 Chang Ling 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

Prepare for the activity

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 618 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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2 hours at great wall was just too short time to conquer the peak and return back. Local lunch was tasty with variety food choice. Ming tomb only visit the main building and within 30min go back. That all. Never even go underground visit. Wasted 1 hour go and another 1 hour back. 2 commercial stops was totally insulting and wasting time.

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December 9, 2019

Nice tour of pleasant,light trip to Chinese wall

I like the tour,but two hours is not enough time to spend over the Chinese Great wall.Visiting of jade shop is not very suitable in this program and waste time.I appreciate high knowldge and cares of our gid Teo.The lunch was delicious.Explaining of tea ceremony was very interesting and useful.

September 12, 2019

On the whole we had a good day The guide was excellent and the bus was very comfortable We stopped off at a jade shop and Ming tomb prior to the Great Wall Trust me these are a complete waste of time and left less time for the wall visit which was awesome The lunch was below par the tour could have chosen a better restaurant Considering the quality of the tour guide the driver the bus and the good company of the people on the bus my family and I had a very good day out

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August 18, 2019

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Product ID: 27113