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Simatai Great Wall and Gubei Water Town Transfer with Ticket

Product ID: 195773
Hike at your own pace to Simatai Great Wall to experience the magnificent sun-fall and touching night views.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the magnificent sun set at the Great Wall in winter
  • Enjoy the nostalgic views of Gubei Ancient Water town
  • Marvel at the charming northern architecture of the carefully preserved buildings
  • Enjoy an unforgettable sky lantern show with the lighted Great Wall as background
Full description
After departing Beijing by bus from the meeting point, you will arrive a beautiful Southern China-style ancient town surrounded by a lake — Gubei Water Town, which is located near the world-famous Simatai Great Wall and the beautiful Yuanyang Lake.  

Enjoy lunch at your own cost before heading to the Simatai Great Wall, which has fewer visitors compared to the Badaling section. The Simatai section is renovated and commercialized later than other sections so it maintained the most original look of the Great Wall. It is divided into the north and south sections by Simatai Reservoir. Climb up to the 7th watch tower and enjoy the views as the sun sets.

You can have your own time to hike and fully enjoy the beautiful scenery on site. The tour will leave Simatai at around 8:00 PM and you will be dropped off at the original meeting point.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Toll fees and fuel
  • Admission tickets to Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall 
What’s Not Included
  • Cable car
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

8:40 AM at Guomao Subway Station Exit F of Line 1 and 10, the tour guide will be holding a GetYourGuide logo and a flag with the local partner's logo.

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Important information
Know before you go
This tour does not include lunch. There will be time to go to a restaurant in Gubei Water town.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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my guide was Wilson and I cannot praise him enough for how much he made this tour great, he message me before hand about the meeting point and also helped me get the tube afterwards back to my hotel, his English was very good too, the trip itself was amazing the water town came to life at night so magical at Christmas the part of the wall was breathtaking and very quiet I just stood at the top tour for a while to take it all will defiantly recommend this tour 5*

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17 January 2020

This tour was great! We were met at the station and taken to the water town where we had lots of time to explore, lovely spot for photographs and seeing the ancient style town. We could choose how much time we spent at the wall as you could walk up, or get the cable car (160rmb return) up to the towers and walk, or do the night walk of the town. We went up the wall in the day and spent the evening in the city to watch an amazing drone display. Our guides on the tour were amazing - Yang (Wilson) was so helpful and spoke perfect English, he answered all our questions and helped us load money cards to spend in the village as they did not accept cash, and gave us lots of information about the town and where to see the evening shows. The driver was also lovely, they were both very friendly and were easy to communicate with, I was sent Yangs wechat so we could talk about the pick up times. Overall it was a great tour to see the wall which was stunning and to see it lit up at night was great!

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27 November 2019

It was a really lovely day. We did have to stand around and wait a long time to get our tickets, but maybe this is normal. No complaints from me! I really enjoyed being able to take my time throughout the day, as opposed to my other Great Wall tour which felt very rushed.

2 November 2019

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Lotto International Tours

Product ID: 195773