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Ming Tombs Underground Palace & Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Tour

Product ID: 54388
See one of the most famous tombs of the Ming Dynasty on a full-day bus tour from Beijing. Explore the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China as well.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your Beijing city center hotel, between 07:00 and 08:00 AM
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hike the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall
  • Explore one of the most famous Ming tombs
  • Visit a jade gallery and silk museum
Full description
Benefit from early morning pickup from your hotel in Beijing, and then travel by air-conditioned bus to Changling Tomb, one of the 13 tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors. Discover where the Emperor Yongle and his Empress Xu were buried.

Stop for a typical Chinese lunch and visit a jade carving shop. After lunch, continue to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall.

The Mutianyu section is one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall, and at one time served to defend the capital and the imperial tombs. To reach the highest point on this part of the wall, a cable car ride is a good choice (additional fee).

Before returning to Beijing, stop to learn about Chinese silk culture at a silk museum and browse the shop for fine silk goods.
Includes
  • Admission tickets
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned tour coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Typical Chinese lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Cable car fee at the Mutianyu Great Wall

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that your hotel must be in the city center. This means inside the Third Ring Road in the North, East, and West, and inside the Second Ring Road in the South. Please provide the name and address of your hotel
• Pickup is from 6:30-7:30 AM. The exact time will be informed by the guide via a message in your hotel after 6:00 PM the day before
• Pickup from an Airbnb or residential apartment is not possible. The local partner's customer service team will inform you of an alternative pickup/meeting point via email
• If you stay in a hutong hotel in a narrow lane, the guide will ask you to please walk a few steps and wait for the bus on a main street
• Please note that depending on traffic conditions, the return time may be later than stated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Quite a walk just to get to the cable car and more when you get up top. Wouldn’t have been bad but the heat in early Sept was a killer. Amazing experience and quite an accomplishment that I made it. Only suggestion- save the shopping for last that way you’re not climbing the wall in the hottest part of the day

13 September 2019

The itinerary timing was impeccable, the places we visit were greatly interesting, the guide was superb. Only the minibus conditions and the bus driver were not up to par. Bus had several broken chairs that would constantly recline, my particular seat has leftover food wrappings from previous guests and the driver was, uhhhmmm, VERY fast. He drove a minibus like a gokart; weaving in and out of driving lane while speeding thru tight turns on a mountainous, narrow 2 lane highway like there's no tomorrow. I felt unsafe inside the bus.

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6 March 2019

Amazing

This tour was great value for money. Paul the guide was very informative and knowledgeable and the jade house, Ming tomb, and tea house were great extras to do but the wall was fabulous. We had an amazing lunch first then 2 hours to climb what we wanted. Us 50 year olds got to tower 19 hard but definitely doable. If you are after a tour that gives you all then this is the one for you. If you are young and very fit then take a longer tour at the wall at least 4 hours then you can do both down and up sections as we only did the up.

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11 January 2019

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Variarts Travel

Product ID: 54388