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Private Beijing Day Trip: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs

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    What to Expect
    Your driver and guide will pick you up from your Beijing city hotel at 8:00am. It takes 1.5 hours to the Wall from downtown Beijing.

    The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a little further from Beijing than the most popular section at Badaling, but it doesn't get as crowded. This section of the Wall is fully restored, there are hand rails to help you up on the very steep parts and the views are spectacular.

    After a nice lunch at local Chinese restaurants, we will visit the Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs are mausoleums of thirteen emperors of the Ming dynasty. It is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China.Since 1409 with the construction of Changling Tomb for Emperor Zhu Di, the Ming Tombs was completed in 1644 when the Emperor Chongzhen was buried in Siling Tomb. There are three parts are opened to public, the Sacred Way, Changling Tomb and Dingling Tomb. The Sacred Way is the first attraction of Ming Tombs,which is a main way leading to the thirteen imperial tombs inside the scenic area. The two lines of stone lifelike sculptures (12 beasts and 6 officials) on both sides are the highlight of the Sacred Way which are quite popular with visitors.

    Among the Ming Tombs,Changling is the largest, earliest and most magnificent with best preserved found constructions. Dingling is the only one that the underground palace was excavated. You will visit one of them based on your interests.

    After finishing your trip to Great Wall and the Ming Tombs, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally located hotel in Beijing in 5th ring road
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • An authentic meal for lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
    • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Cable car/toboggan tickets for the Great Wall
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • If you choose to have different language tour guide other than English or Chinese one, please ensure to make your booking at least 3 days in advance
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please choose to visit one of the Tomb or Sacred Way at Ming Tombs.
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes as a moderate amount of walking is involved
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Worth every cent! Coco, our tour guide, checked the weather at the Mutianyu Great Wall site in the morning and, since it was raining there, she managed to switch the order of our tour to visit the Ming Tombs first. This turned out to be...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank loldancingtraveler
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Kelly, our tour guide was amazing. Not only did she have great information, she was kind and caring. My parents were traveling with us and my mom has arthritis kelly walked besides my mom and assisted her. She even went out of her way to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Meander625255
    Reviewed 7 August 2019

    We had a fabulous day visiting the Great Wall and Ming Tombs, and perfect weather. Linda's knowledge of the history was incredible, and her English exceptional. Not only was she our guide, but our photographer too. We highly recommend having a private tour with a...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank MichelleJ2783
    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    My daughter and I had a great time with Lucy in China visiting the great wall and Ming Tomb. I have been several times but the first for my daughter, Lucy was a great guide worked so we were able to see the sights at...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 382,522
    Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

    We had a great trip. Lucy (our tour guide) was knowledgeable, courteous and went out of her way to make this tour special for us. We’ve traveled to many parts of the world and Lucy was one of the best!

    Thank greystroke1
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    14 February 2019|
    Response from VioletLing | Property representative |
    Hello Julie, Thanks and we have the two days tour itinerary including Great Wall and Ming Tombs,but need specail request by email.
    10 October 2018|
    Response from VioletLing | Property representative |
    Hello George, All the private tour including hotel/apartment pick up and drop off. Thanks
    15 September 2018|
    Response from VioletLing | Property representative |
    The duration is about 9 hours,then you will back to the hotel around 17:00
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