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Jinshanling Great Wall Group Tour from Beijing

Product ID: 63272
Discover a less-visited section of the Great Wall of China on a group tour to the Jinshanling Great Wall, with round-trip transportation from Beijing. Hike along the well-preserved ramparts, built to protect the imperial city from attack.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 6:50 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup possible from your hotel in Beijing, if located within the 2nd ring of the city center. Pickup possible from your hotel in Beijing, if located within the 2nd ring of the city center. A meeting point will be advised if your hotel is not within the pickup area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Jinshanling Great Wall, the best-preserved section of the Great Wall of China
  • Hike along the serpent-like ramparts away from the crowds
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
Full description
Benefit from early morning pickup at your hotel in Beijing city center, and then relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 2.5-hour journey to the Jinshanling Great Wall. 

Located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northeast of the imperial capital, the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall of China connects to the Simatai and Gubeikou sections to the east and west, and is acclaimed for its brick-built watchtowers and dragon-like form as it snakes across the mountains.

Get 3.5 hours to explore the wall and go for a peaceful walk without the usual tourist crowds to enjoy the amazing views. Break for a typical lunch at a local restaurant before the drive back to Beijing, where you will get dropped off at a subway station for your convenience. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van or bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Jinshanling Great Wall
  • Chinese lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Optional cable car ride
  • Gratuities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.7 / 5
  • Organization
    3.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    3.4 / 5
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great day, no crowds, no tour/ guide

Not really a tour as such, The guide dropped us all at the start of the wall section pointed to the map and said meet you here in 4 hours and disapeared. Also the tour company needs to explain that this section of the wall requires strenuous climbing and at least a moderate fitnesses level to climb. Not recommend if you want to learn anything about the history of the wall

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October 10, 2019

Breathtaking

-- Bit slow getting there via multiple pickups and a coach change (the journey is nearer 4 hours than 2). -- Food at the end was quite nice but in an increasingly unbearably hot room. -- The walk can be strenuous in the heat... But + It's well worth it if you're braced for a lot of steps + The lack of other tourists creates such a wonderful sense of seclusion. + The views are incredible. + All in all I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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August 15, 2018

Amazing but challenging

This was not an easy hike. It's important to know that upfront as I don't think that was made clear at all from the listing. It was totally worth it and an amazing untouristy spot but we are in some serious pain the next day so please just know that going in to it. There are several straight uphill hiking points. If you have hiking poles I'd really recommend that! Bring some fruit or snacks as well. There are so many stairs. Seriously. So many, those with bad knees should be aware. Definitely take the cable car for the extra $$. Chen was a great guide and really funny. The lunch was way more tasty than expected for a tour like this. I would recommend this tour but the company should spell out the difficulty level more clearly instead of selling it as a "peaceful walk". It was amazing, we just were not mentally prepared for the difficulty and are each soaking our legs in hot baths to get some relief!

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May 30, 2018

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Yestrips Travel Service

Product ID: 63272