Explore the former home of 24 Chinese emperors in Beijing's Forbidden City. Be stunned by the scale of Tiananmen Square. Then, drive by coach to the…
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The experience has been very good. On the day of the appointment, it was raining a lot. Peter, the guide, gave us the option of doing the excursion the next day. We agreed on everything and the next day we set the course. The best thing I did was pay more money to go to the part farthest from the wall. At the most, in four hours of travel, we only met 50 people. The guide is unique. He knows all the history of the great wall. In fact, he has written a book. He took care of everything: cold drinks whenever we want, chocolates, maps ... Also Peter is a professional photographer and during the tour he took photos with his camera. At trip back to beijing gave us a pen with all the pictures and the artistic quality was outstanding. I would repeat this same excursion with the same guide. His name is Peter Cao. The eight hours of excursion do not disappoint
This tour was really interesting and hit all the major tourist attractions in one day while also providing some more cultural attractions in the form of jade and tea. Since I was on a tight schedule it was excellent to be able to see it all and still have enough time to enjoy the city on my own before leaving. Our tour guide was knowledgeable which brought the depth of history to the places we visited. One recommendation: get the cable car ticket. If you don't get it now, you'll end up buying it when you're there because otherwise it takes like an hour of uphill walking to reach anywhere nice on the Great Wall.
We happened to hit Beijing during the Dragon Boat Festival, so Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City where very crowded, but we still enjoyed the sights. The Great Wall was amazing. Getting the cable car option is highly recommended. I’ve been to Badaling Great Wall, but I liked this (Mutianyu) site much better. The guide, Sabrina was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting facts about the sites we visited. Overall, 5-star tour!
My husband and I were on a day trip to Mutianyu and we really had a great time there thanks to the perfect organization of the GetYourGuide tour and especially, thanks to our guide Steven. He was very helpful, kind and funny, and he told us a lot of interesting information about the Great Wall. We learnt a lot and we enjoyed every minute there. I would recommend this tour to anyone without any doubt.
The guide took us to a more remote section of the Great Wall where there were no crowds, even though it was a public holiday. He was knowledgeable and friendly and took trouble in answering our questions. I would recommend a good pair of walking shoes as the climb up to the wall is steep and demanding as are some sections of the wall. I would definitely recommend this tour.