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Your day begins with a convenient hotel pickup and scenic drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the oldest and most rugged sections, covered by picturesque chestnut orchards. Stop for a photo op at Beijing National Stadium, the famous “Bird’s Nest” from the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Unlike the tourist-packed Badaling Wall, which is closer to the city, Mutianyu remains less explored, so you’ll have time to leisurely wander the iconic monument without the crowds. You can even climb ancient watchtowers for views of the surrounding countryside.

Break for a mouthwatering authentic lunch at a local restaurant. Then get ready to shift gears—and jump over a 1,000 years forward in time—at the 18th-century Summer Palace, known as the best-preserved imperial garden in the world. Enjoy the UNESCO-listed landscaped grounds, once home to powerful Qing rulers, before getting dropped back at your hotel in Beijing.
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Mutianyu Great Wall
Tower of Buddhist Incense(Summer Palace)
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Built over 1,400 years ago during the Ming Dynasty, Mutianyu is one of the oldest sections of the Great Wall of China. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, from the 18th century, contains one of the most famous imperial gardens in the world. Discover both attractions—and explore two millennia of Chinese history—on this unique all inclusive combo tour.

  • Exciting combo tour of Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace
  • Beat the crowds at a less visited section of the wall
  • Photo op at Beijing's famous "Bird's Nest"
  • Local lunch included
  • Explore the Summer Palace, home to Qing rulers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great tour with Lucy!

We had a great tour with Lucy this past weekend. She was kind, extremely knowledgeable about Beijing, spoke great English, and was so much fun to be with. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great Tour with Albert and Mr. Ping

I want to thank Albert and Driver Mr. Ping for a great tour of the the Great Wall and Summer Palace. Albert was extremely knowledgeable and took care of us. Highly recommended. Scott

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Reviewed 4 days ago
This tour and Linda made our trip to Beijing!

Linda was our tour guide for the day and she was amazing! She called my hotel room day before to confirm the pick up location when she couldn't reach me via my phone or e-mail which was very nice of her. (I didn't have internet/phone...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda is the best tour guide!!!

We did the private day tour to the Great Wall and Summer Palace with Linda and she was incredible! On this 7-day trip to Beijing, our group planned multiple tours with different companies, but this one definitely stood out, mainly because of Linda. She was...More

Thank Tita T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

Did this tour last week - and cannot speak highly enough about it. Had a really fabulous time and our tour guide Vivian was brilliant. She was more than just our guide, she acted as our personal photographer for us, to make sure we captured...More

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Response from oldwitchEpsom | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the first post. This tour company know what they are doing and will suit the trip to your requirements.
3 July 2018|
Response from Tim0thyM95 | Reviewed this property |
The tour group is very responsive and communicative in our experience. I would certainly ask them. Given that they drove us all over the pace including 2 hours to the great wall I would be very surprised if they did not. Ask... More
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