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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing

  • A guided, small-group tour of the Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Explore at your own pace, with personalized commentary from your guide
  • Take a cable car or toboggan ride down the wall (optional upgrade)
Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing
From US$109.00
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Great Wall of China Small-Group Day Trip from Beijing
From US$109.00

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is the country’s most famous attraction and it draws an incredible number of visitors. Escape the crowds by exploring the quieter, more picturesque Mutianyu section on this guided, small-group tour, which also includes a tasty authentic Chinese lunch and an optional toboggan ride down the wall.

What to Expect

You’ll depart from central Beijing in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, where you’ll settle back to enjoy the views of the Chinese countryside as you make your way to Mutianyu. The group is limited to only 12 people, so you’ll be guaranteed an intimate and personalized experience.

Other sections of the wall are crowded with visitors and often in poor condition, but the quieter, under-the-radar Mutianyu Great Wall has been fully restored. Ascend watchtowers built during the Ming Dynasty for stunning panoramas of the surrounding countryside, covered by thick and fragrant chestnut orchards. You’ll be able to walk at your own pace, admiring the wall as it snakes through the green hills.

With an optional upgrade, you’ll have the chance to take a scenic cable car ride down the wall—or even slide down the ancient barricade by toboggan. Your guide will be on hand to give you background on the history of the wall, from its origins as a barrier to northern invaders to its inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. End the day with an authentic local lunch before making your way back to Beijing.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great Wall Mutianyu

Perfectly arranged and executed day trip leaving at 7am. The crowds even one hour later would have been unbearable. The guide was well informed and gave us more than enough time to explore and then take the toboggan ride down. Most people wouldn’t be able...More

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mixed review

I am a travel agent, and I've done a fair few Urban Adventures in the past. All of which I have loved. They're very hands on, unique experiences with locals who give you a different insight into things. I had expected much of the same...More

Thank pasta85
UA_PEK, Manager at Beijing Urban Adventures - Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear pasta85, Thanks for taking Beijing UA tour, and giving us your constructive review! Urban adventures is an international company, so that you can find us in different countries and cities. Although considering the differences of places, we do share same core values. one of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Wall

Emma is a very friendly guide, she showed us a little bit of the real China! Her English is very good. She goes above and beyond to make your tour unforgettable. The lunch in a local restaurant was a true hidden gem!!

Thank Bart v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thanks Lily - As Far As Walls Go This Is Impressive In Fact It Is Great.

Picked up at 7.00 from our hotel we drove for over 90 Minutes to get to the Great Wall at Mutianyu We took the cable car up (great views), the early start and the reasonable distance from Beijing meant there were no queues or crowds....More

Thank RobHolmes1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Wall and Forbidden City with Emma & Lily

We saw the Great Wall on one day with Emma as the tour guide on one day and the Forbidden City and surrounds the next day with Lily as our tour guide. Firstly our experience with Urban Adventures tour guides was excellent. The sites we...More

Thank johncuch
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15 June 2018|
Response from HolidayKat_86 | Reviewed this property |
We did a day tour to the Great Wall with Urban Adventures. Pick up and drop off was from a specified hotel in the city so I dare say you'd have to make your own way to and from the city.
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