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From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

Product ID: 171504
Access the Mutianyu Great Wall with comfortable transportation from downtown Beijing. With options to join guided hiking with most beautiful scenery along the way or adventure to a secret beacon with off the beaten track.
About this activity
Duration: 6.5 hours
Starting time 7:40 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Relax with a return coach transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall from downtown Beijing
  • Save time with exclusive direct access to the Mutianyu Great Wall Attraction Area
  • Explore the longest, more authentic and best fully-preserved Great Wall section
  • Learn the history of the Wall with a live guide
  • Enjoy a buffet with Western and Eastern food
  • Save money with exclusive shuttle included from attraction parking lot admission gate
Itinerary
4.5 hours
  • Beijing

  • 1 hour
  • Mutianyu Great Wall (free time)

  • Cable car

    • Optional
  • Guided tour, hiking

    • Optional
  • 1 hour
  • Beijing

Meeting point
Main stop
Full description
Climb aboard a bus that departs from downtown Beijing and travel directly to the Mutianyu Great Wall, saving you time and money. On the journey, your English-speaking tour guide will give you an introduction to the history of Great Wall.  Follow your guide from the parking lot to take a shuttle to the admission gate. Arrive at the site allowing you 4–5 hours of free time to climb up to the 20th Watchtower at your own pace.

Choose the option to include a round-way cable car to get to tower 14 from where you can enjoy the most beautiful views. Or select the guided hiking option if you would like a professional expert to accompany you in a small group to the cable car. In this option, your guide will explain interesting stories about the wall, and help you find the best photo spots along the route. This 40-minute guided experience will give you a deeper knowledge and appreciation for this impressive construction.

You can also choose to explore Mutianyu in a more adventurous way; hike to a secret beacon with your expert guide, which allows you to escape the crowds to an area that is only known to locals. Reach the highest beacon via this unique and exclusive route, then hike back down via the regular route. 

Upon exiting the Great Wall, take the shuttle back to the parking lot. After hiking through the magnificent scenery, enjoy a buffet with Eastern and Western food. The tour will then head back to Beijing.
Includes
  • Return downtown transfer in an air-conditioned bus
  • Professional English- and Mandarin-speaking guide
  • Main entrance tickets
  • Lunch buffet
  • In-attraction Shuttle fee RMB15
What’s Not Included
  • Entry tickets for other attractions
  • Toboggan fee
  • Tips (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The Starbucks in front of East Gate of Beijing Swissotel Hotel. Transportation to the meeting point by Subway: Take “Subway line 2” to “Dong Si Shi Tiao”(东四十条), exit C. You will find yourself outside the Beijing Swissotel Hotel. Find the Starbucks just opposite the hotel, where your tour guide, wearing a red waistcoat, will be waiting for you. Please show your reservation and they will direct you to the correct bus. Note: subway is highly recommended due to the bad traffic in the morning. Please do not take a taxi if your hotel is more than 4 kilometers away from Beijing Swissotel hotel.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medical mask
Know before you go
• Please note that this is not a shopping trip
• There is another shuttle you'll need to take within the attraction's non-paid area
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 387 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Roy was an excellent guide and very good at managing a large crowd of tourists. His instructions were clear as he’s fluent in English. I really enjoyed the tour as he briefly explained the history of the wall and materials used to glue them together. Buffet was sumptuous, lots of veggies. No shopping stops which I appreciated so the whole time was dedicated in exploring the walls and other attractions like cable car and toboggan. This tour is highly recommended.

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January 17, 2020

Worthy! Check carefully distance to meeting point! Book lunch, cable car etc you can buy still on the bus or at arrival. We did a mistake and than we were like 30 min late! They were very polite and gave us a bit of time and we really made it in the very last minute! Cable car is 120 Guide was cool, explained everything really good and patient. The lunch was really cool with a lot of local food you share on the round table. And the nicest, it were people from all over the world!

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December 14, 2019

This is a really nice part of the wall. You can reach it quickly with the cable car that gives you more time on the wall. We were lucky and experienced the Great Wall with 10cm of fresh snow. Within 4-hours time you have on the wall, we managed to see 7 towers of the reconstrucet part of the wall and a bit more. Our guide (Michael) was really good, he provided us with tons of information about the wall’s history and the surrounding area. The lunch included in the trip had perfect selection of local dishes. We really enjoyed this trip and recommend it as a perfect value for money.

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December 11, 2019

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Product ID: 171504