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Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Private Sunset Tour provided by Beijing Walking Tours

Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Private Sunset Tour

Great Wall at Gubeikou and Jinshanling Private Sunset Tour
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Tour snapshot
Explore the Great Wall of China at Gubeikou
Duration:
9h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Dodge the crowds that beset better-known stretches of the Great Wall and spare yourself a world of taxi pain with this full-day, private sunset tour to peaceful Gubeikou and Jinshanling. Hike along the less-visited Great Wall at Gubeikou, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant and then drive to the Great Wall at Jinshanling to watch the sunset.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Watch the sun set over the Great Wall at Jinshanling
  • Savor a traditional Chinese lunch at an authentic local restaurant
  • Relax with climate-controlled, round-trip transfers from Beijing
What to expect
Meet your guide in your Beijing hotel lobby and then relax in your private, climate-controlled vehicle on the drive to the Great Wall at Gubeikou with its eerie broken tower. Make plenty of stops for photos as you hike through dramatic mountain vistas. Enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant, washed down with plenty of Chinese tea, and then get back in the vehicle for the journey to the Great Wall at Jinshanling. Hike to the perfect location to watch the sun set over one of the world’s true wonders. Once night falls, your guide will drive you back to your Beijing hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Watch the sun set over the Great Wall at Jinshanling
  • Savor a traditional Chinese lunch at an authentic local restaurant
  • Relax with climate-controlled, round-trip transfers from Beijing
What to expect
Meet your guide in your Beijing hotel lobby and then relax in your private, climate-controlled vehicle on the drive to the Great Wall at Gubeikou with its eerie broken tower. Make plenty of stops for photos as you hike through dramatic mountain vistas. Enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant, washed down with plenty of Chinese tea, and then get back in the vehicle for the journey to the Great Wall at Jinshanling. Hike to the perfect location to watch the sun set over one of the world’s true wonders. Once night falls, your guide will drive you back to your Beijing hotel.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (send us your hotel information when you book the tour)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall of Gubeikou
  • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your hotel information.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Flexible walking distance on the Great Wall (5 to 10kms)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (send us your hotel information when you book the tour)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall of Gubeikou
  • Entry/Admission - Jinshanling Great Wall
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your hotel information.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Flexible walking distance on the Great Wall (5 to 10kms)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Great Wall of Gubeikou
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Jinshanling Great Wall
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Steffen Wet
Suzhou, China3 contributions
If you want visit the Great Wall „off the beaten track“ this is your tour. Both sections (Gubeikou and Jinshanling) that we visited have been almost empty (during the week). Our guide Leo was fantastic, not only as a guide to the wall but as well as photographer bringing his own professional camera (he is also offering special visits to forbidden city with a focus on photography).
We can really recommend booking your trip with Beijing Walking Tours.
Written 8 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelsey W.
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Oct 2019
Our tour guide, Adele, was amazing!! I highly recommend this tour (and her!) if you're looking for an authentic way to see the Great Wall. We experienced the almost empty "Wild Great Wall" at Gubeikou and enjoyed unprecedented views first before heading over to the restored wall at Jinshanling for sunset. Be prepared for a LOT of walking and some steep stairs. The sunset was stunning and we finished the day with a family-style meal at a local restaurant. The food was great too. 10/10 recommend!
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CGU
11 contributions
What an amazing tour!
First a short hike up to an unrestored section of the wall, then to the restored section for the sunset.
In between we had a great lunch at a restaurant using all fresh ingredients.
Our guide Leo is a passionate photographer and showed us the best places for pictures in each light! And he took some amazing shots of us, too!

Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vesna M
Zagreb, Croatia3 contributions
Dec 2019
Once in a lifetime experience..
Thank you Adele for an amazing tour of the Great Wall. It was amazing to be on a Great wall in this part of a year, without crowds, very mystic and romantic.Thank you for the photos that are great reminder of this special trip, thank you for the hospitality, great english and best lunch in China in a village of Gubeikou.
Vesna
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hasan R
Singapore, Singapore646 contributions
Apr 2017 • Business
So i have done several trips and tours in Beijing. I think the most outstanding tour i did was with Catherine Lu, hence it does not surprise me that they are ranked first. So using that as a benchmark, my review is based on our experience with Leo and Joe.

Leo was great to deal with, i was very specific what we wanted to do, which restaurants we wanted to go to and the plan for the day. Everything was sorted and finalised and this weekend we commenced the tour plan.

On the first day, the guide, joe changed our plan slightly, suggesting to go to Ming Tours first and then the great wall, as less crowded, i still feel we were better going to the great wall to avoid the midday rush, however we went ahead with the guides recommendation.

During my correspondence with Leo, he confirmed that all our restaurants would be booked, this is where the issue happened. I wanted to go to a certain restaurant (The School House) after the great wall, however this was closed, due to renovations, so disappointed that Leo/ Joe did not call beforehand, so i could have selected another option. Instead we were trying to find a restaurant for lunch at the great wall during our tour.

Then the place i wanted to go for dinner, was fully booked, that was the country kitchen, see its ranking under restaurants. So both options failed. For dinner we went to dadong and had peking duck which was fine, but not what i wanted to do. Mong tour was a little disappointing, we didnt see the places as you have the pics in trip advisor, so perhaps we missed some key views and places.

For lunch, Joe then took us to some restaurant he said is very good. In the morning prior to the tour, i made it clear i cant have pork, then at the restaurant i verified with him about the fried rice and he said it was vegetarian. The rice had chinese sausage. I thought i was clear i cant have pork or anything associated with pigs meat, although that didnt work.

To my surprise, not an issue, but i thought i would have a quiet lunch with my boss, instead Joe also sat in and enjoyed lunch with us, which was at of our own expense, not a major issue, but you would think one would ask if it was ok, and of course it is.

So day 1 i felt a little disappointed in, the plan the restaurants, lunch, was not really what i wanted and how i expected our day to go.

The second day we did forbidden palace, that was very rushed, not alot of details shared, so it came in bits and pieces. Then after that we had lunch where i wanted, which was superb- Huajia Yiyuan. On the plan we had temple of heaven, jingshan park and meridian gate, which we didnt see.

We did add pearls market for an hour. My boss left a sandalwood fan with Joe, who he returned today. So that was forgotten. We had booked a 1 hour trishaw ride around hutong, however instead had a 15min ride and 30min walk. So what we agreed and what happened was very different.

I try and be specific and diligent on my plans, however i feel this tour company failed to meet those requirements. If i am hosting again in beijing, I will stick with Catherine and probably not use this company again.

Once again, i like a guide building rapport and sharing interest, however sometimes they step over the mark, by asking personal questions, so this time, i felt it was not the best tour we did in Beijing, and a real shame as it was my Boss's first visit to Beijing. Saying that, last time i did it with Catherine, they executed exactly on the plan, so they set the expectations high and deliver accordingly.
Written 24 April 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Hanson, Thank you so much for spending your precious time to give us a review. I am sorry to know some of the bad experience you had and apologize for some of the little things we didn't make it perfect. After reading the review I talked to our guide - Joe. And I have something to clarify. 1. Why did not joe take you to the Great Wall first? Most visitors should know that the Great Wall is less busy in the afternoon as most people like to go there first. We want you to have a good experience that's why we are a professional tour guide! What's the difference for us? We all think about you. The morning traffic to the wall is super bad after we checked the traffic. By save your time, we communicate with you to switch. 2. Joe sit with you for lunch on day one Joe is a very friendly guy, he always wants to show you more and share more. He didn't ask you pay his lunch and he pays it by himself. As the restaurant was very busy at lunchtime, so he sits close to you and talks to you. He should have to ask your permission. It was too busy, he doesn't find a place to sit. You don't want your tour guide to stand in front of you and eat or just didn't have lunch to guide you, right? 3. The lunch with pork when you order the food, the waiter did say it is vegetarian and Joe also helps you translate it, but we forget to double check. Sorry for you. But we did what we should do. 4. Why was it so rush on the 2nd day? You are late! You are late! You are late! You made the tour plan with me. It seems you know the city very well (visit Beijing 4 times before)and you want to show your boss as much as you want in this weekend. We both agree on the tour plan and feel it is doable with your limited time. You should know you have a lot to do. At 8 hrs, it covers so many sites and you want to show your boss everything. 2nd, The restaurant only keeps your reservation till 12:30. So Joe guides the tour as we think is good. Lunch is very important to you, he doesn't want you to miss it again as you complained before. 3rd, You boss want to buy something from China. He was tired and seems don't want to walk too much. That's why Joe takes you to Hongqiao market. You spend 1.5hrs there. That's why you didn't do the temple of heaven. 5. Guide and Driver Joe guide you more than 13hrs on day one. And the driver and guide wait for you outside the restaurant when you have meals. You didn't even say thank you! Joe send your fan which is the souvenir you boss brought back on the day after guide you. You know Beijing is big, it took him 2 hrs to get to your hotel and he needs to go to work on that day. The fan is only 10 Yuan. Think about it! 10 yuan Fan=2 extra hours in subway/bus during Beijing Morning rush hour! What your guide can do more for you! You didn't even with thanks! Joe did so many extra things to you as a normal tour guide should do. He liked to be with you so much when I called him for your review. He was so surprised. He told me he was so sincerely to you and for all your questions and requests.You seemed to like him and his conversation a lot. But the things you did really chill our blood!!! In the end, by your complaint, we still make up for you with a good money. You were so thankful. IThank you for the review. It helps us to improve our service in all details. Sincerely Yours Leo Kui
Written 25 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juhaszek
Anniston, Alabama9 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
My family and I recently visited China for a week. We had 2 full days in Beijing. We were with Leo the first day of our trip. Leo worked with us every step of the way to maximize our limited time in the area. He arranged for a car to meet us at the airport and take us to our hotel the evening we arrived. The next morning we met him at 7 a.m. to start our day in Beijing. We had told him that we wanted to see both the restored Great Wall and the more wild portions of it.
He gladly worked with us to make sure we saw everything we requested. He was personable, friendly and knowledgeable—his English was excellent as well. He took care of ordering all the tickets, transportation, water and food. With his help, we were able to see the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, and the Huanghuachen portion of the wall as well. Lunch was included in our deal—he took us to an authentic Chinese restaurant, where we sampled foods that locals enjoy (and he helped us pick the selections he figured we would like as well).
In addition to the Great Wall, we went on a free evening walking tour of the city with Leo. We enjoyed that tour as well. Of all the tour guides we had during our time in China, Leo was by far the best. He is willing to work with you to develop a plan to see what you would like to, and also gives an insider’s insight into China and the area. We were quite pleased with him, and I highly recommend his services. Thanks, Leo!
Written 4 January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marah L
Bacolod, Philippines11 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Amazing!!! Tony was a very prepared and efficient guide and I would 100% recommend. I went on this tour with my daughter and mother; and though my mother had difficulty in trekking to the much higher and steeper areas, Tony made sure to personally assist her and make sure she was alright. We were the only ones who booked this tour on the certain day and the transportation was incredibly comfortable and efficient! We were given sufficient water and the restaurant we ate at also had great food, authentically Chinese. It was a feast!!! Tony can easily conversate in English and we had a wonderful time with him as our tour guide. Both sections of this tour had stunning views. If I could, I would do it all again. Kudos to Tony for such a wonderful tour! It was the highlight of my trip to Beijing. 100% best tour, ten out of ten.
Written 30 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sally R
Leeds, UK51 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Guide - Leo was fantastic, he's a pro photographer and took some great photos of us on the wall and pointed out good spots to take photographs from. He was very genuine, organised, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

Trip - van was very nicely trimmed and comfortable, no wasted time just pit stops to use toilets if needed plus tasty lunch.

Lunch - Leo asked around and ordered a feast for us - all decided on day so if you have requests you can make them.

Wall - Gubeikou was beautiful and we were the only ones on the wall! Jinshanling was perfect after dark, really quiet and stunning. It's the location most of the photos of the wall are taken from - perfect!
Written 19 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liz
New York City, NY35 contributions
Hands down this was one of the best experiences of my life. My husband and brother traveled to China with me and we were debating different things to do since we only had a few days based on the arrival visa we obtained and our time was limited. We have to say that Leo (our guide) was absolutely the best. He was extremely informative, caring and provided us so much additional information about the country and the sights. He picked us up directly from our hotel with the biggest smile that we will forever remember his warmth and genuine disposition.

We then picked up a few more passengers. It was a small group, maybe ten in total and it was awesome! We began the journey to the Great Wall and the great part was that he took us to the less cluttered side. Almost felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We hiked (note that you also have the option to take a cable car) up to the wall and took the most magical pictures ever. We spent time there and then proceeded to probably one of the most memorable lunches from our trip to Beijing. Once we finished lunch, we then drove to another area of the Great Wall and hiked up in order to get the most spectacular views of the sunset. It was incredible. Completely breathtaking and no picture can do it complete justice. I would recommend this tour but I would especially recommend Leo. Him and his driver were simply outstanding!!
Written 20 March 2019
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Nejc Draganjec
Skofja Loka, Slovenia187 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This was a day to remember! It started great and ended awesomely. The guide was excellent, his English was on an international business level he was extremely polite, knowledgeable and accommodating. Especially this last part was very important for us, since we are traveling photographers and our schedule can be sometimes tedious to other people (think long hours waiting for the right light and then rushing to next location).

At first, they picked us up in our hotel/hostel on time. Good first impressions are important and they delivered. Then, while leaving Beijing, we had a small car accident (a fender bender, nothing special and it happens all the time in Beijing) and guide and driver handled it like a pro. No time to lose...

All the way to the first Great Wall destination guide engaged us, explained a lot about China and its inner workings and people. Very interesting. He was also knowledgeable about our country, which coming from Slovenia, a small central EU country with only 2 million people, is definitely bonus points for him :).

When we arrived at Great Wall, we were practically alone there. Was it just luck or his educated guess which section to choose, I don't know. But looking at photos of packed people to the point that you can't even see a great wall, I definitely appreciate the serenity we had even more.

After the first walk, we went for a lunch and on a great journey that is the Chinese cuisine.

We topped the wonderful experience with visiting another section of the great wall, this time the original and unrenovated, which we both much prefer to the rebuilt section.
Written 31 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fantastic experience with amazing pictures
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Hassle free tour
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Must do! Best tour I did in China
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Private Shuttle of Jinshanling part of Great Wall
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