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Great Wall of China Day Trip
Activities in Beijing

Great Wall of China Day Trip

  • English English
  • 8-10 hours
  • Hotel pick up

The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the best known symbol of the country itself. On this day trip, you'll walk the legendary landmark, climb their defensive towers and enjoy the incredible landscapes offered by this part of China.

Great Wall of China Day Trip

At almost 5,600 miles (9,000 km) long, there are a number of parts to the Great Wall of China which you can visit. On this tour you can choose between three sections of the wall:

Badaling

This is the best restored and most touristic section of the wall. This means it tends to be extremely busy, and for that reason, it's perhaps not the ideal section to visit. But if you like the hustle and bustle, and would like to see the wall restored to all its former glory, this tour lasts for two hours.

Mutianyu

With stunning surroundings and fewer tourists, this is the most recommendable option for the majority of travellers. This area is also extremely well preserved and was once the northern barrier which protected the capital and the imperial burial sites it contains. This tour lasts almost 2 hours.

You should take into account that in high season, long lines tend to form at Mutinayu. If you want to avoid these lines, we recommend that when you arrive you head straight to eat at the official restaurant to get direct entry to the area. Price of lunch and entry is 195 yen.

Simatai or Jinshanling

With steeper and little-restored sections, this is a tour for those who like things a little wilder, are in good shape and are looking for a tour which involves some physical activity, 'trekking' style. This tour lasts between 2.5 and 3.5 hours depending on which route you choose.

The Ming Tombs (Underground Palace)

If you decide to tour Badaling, on the way back to Beijing you'll be able to visit the Ming Tombs (The Underground Palace). Just ask your guide so he can plan the day's schedule.

Layover in Beijing? Tour from the Airport!

We offer this tour with leaving from and returning to the airport, with a supplement of between $25 and $70 per group.

Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Badaling Private Tour
Up to 3 people Up to 5 people Up to 12 people Up to 20 people
US$ 233
US$ 296
US$ 440
US$ 580
Mutianyu Private Tour
Up to 3 people Up to 5 people Up to 12 people Up to 20 people
US$ 233
US$ 296
US$ 440
US$ 580
Simatai and Jinshanling Private Tour
Up to 3 people Up to 5 people Up to 12 people Up to 20 people
US$ 311
US$ 400
US$ 600
US$ 853

Badaling Private Tour

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 233
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 296
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 440
  • Up to 20 people

    US$ 580

Mutianyu Private Tour

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 233
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 296
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 440
  • Up to 20 people

    US$ 580

Simatai and Jinshanling Private Tour

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 311
  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 400
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 600
  • Up to 20 people

    US$ 853

More Information

Duration

8-10 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Official English speaking guide.

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Private vehicle with driver.

Not included

Food.

Tickets to the wall and cable car: Badaling or Mutianyu (180 RMB), Simatai (330 RMB), Jinshanling (150 RMB).

Entry to the Ming tombs.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Beijing local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How long is available to eat?

    A - There is one hour of free time to eat.

  • Q - Is it possible to take the tour with babies?

    A - Yes, but only in a baby carrier.

  • Q - How much free time is included on the Great Wall?

    A - You will have approximately two hours to tour the great wall at your own pace. The distance covered will depend on your physical form, but it could be anywhere between 500 and 4,000 metres.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 233
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.