BJ-T03: Beijing 1-Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall & Ming Tombs

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  Itinerary Brief
Badaling Great Wall - Sacred Way of Ming Tombs - Dingling Tomb

 This is a guided tour by eco-friendly public transport. If you need a private car, feel free to contact our travel consultants to arrange it for you.
  Stop 1: Badaling Great Wall
Badaling Great Wall
Badaling Great Wall is one of the best-preserved Great Wall sections and one of the most popular sections among tourists from both home and abroad.

Things to Know Beforehand 

1. Badaling is located at Yanqing County, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of downtown Beijing. To have enough time for sightseeing, it’s better to set off early today.  
2. Have a big breakfast this morning, because it is energy-consuming to climb the Great Wall. It’s also advisable to bring some easy-carry snacks, so as to restore energy timely. 
3. There is no toilet up there, so do not drink too much water.

Get There by High Speed Train

This morning at the agreed time, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and accompany you to Qinghe Railway Station by subway line 13 or Changping line, or Beijing North Railway Station by subway line 2, line 4 or line 13.

Then, take a high speed train to Badaling Great Wall Railway Station. We will book the train tickets for you in advance. It takes 22 minutes or 31 minutes respectively on the way. 

Upon arrival, the guide will lead you to the Great Wall entrance on foot, which is about 650 meters (710 yards) away.

Other Public Transport to Badaling Great Wall

 S2 Train: 
S2 trains depart from Huangtudian Railway Station, which is adjacent to Huoying Subway Station on line 8 or line 13. The duration is about one hour, and ticket fare is CNY6 per person. You should get onboard early; otherwise you may hardly get a seat.

 Bus No. 877:
The bus leaves from Deshengmen, which is about 10 minutes' walking from Exit B2 of Jishuitan Subway Station on Beijing subway line 2. This non-stop bus route takes about 1-1.5 hours on the way with a price of CNY 12 per one, and the alighting stop is just near the entrance of Badaling Great Wall. Please notice the last bus departs at 12:30.

Climb the Badaling Great Wall

Badaling has northern and southern two sections. Finishing both of them would be quite challenging, so the guide will escort you to climb the northern section, which offers a more majestic view and dotted with twelve watchtowers. If you feel it challenging to finish the hiking on foot, you can pay on your own to use cable car or pulley. If you feel fine, the guide can also accompany you to climb the southern section per your request. 

 Admission fee: April – October: CNY40; November – March: CNY35
 Open time: April – October: 6:30 - 16:30; November – March: 7:30 - 16:00
  Lunch Break at the Foot of Badaling
After coming down, the guide will leave you some time to have lunch on your own. There are restaurants offering both Chinese and western fast food. The guide will be glad to give you some recommendations. But do not expect a lot because of limited choices. The price may also be higher than that in downtown.
  Stop 2: Sacred Way
After lunch, follow the guide to take bus no. 879 to Sacred Way directly. The bus serves about every 30 minutes and a single ride takes about 1.5 hours. On the way, it will pass by Juyongguan Great Wall; take the chance to appreciate the Great Wall winding afar on the mountain ridges. 

First built in 1435, the 2,000 meters (2,200 yards) long Sacred Way is the main passage of Ming Tombs. Arriving there, you will find 24 stone animal statues of horse, unicorn, elephant, camel and lion facing each other across the passage. There are also 12 human figures standing for the protection of the mausoleums.

 Admission fee: April – October: CNY30; November – March: CNY20
 Open time: April – October: 8:00 - 17:30; November – March: 8:30 - 17:00
Sacred Way
Sacred Way at Ming Tombs
A Stone Statue on Sacred Way
  Stop 3: Dingling Tomb
Next, continue to visit Dingling Tomb, the tomb of the 13th emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and his two empresses. It is the only excavated Ming Emperor Tomb, so you cannot only appreciate the architecture above ground, but also go underground to see how the emperor planned his afterlife. 

From the Sacred Way, the guide will lead you there by bus no.879, 872 or 878, which takes about 15 minutes on the way.

 Admission fee: April – October: CNY60; November – March: CNY40
 Open time: April – October: 8:00 - 17:30; November – March: 8:30 - 17:00
  Return Back to Hotel
This is all today’s sightseeing. After, the guide will send you back to your hotel. First, take bus no. 872 from Dingling Bus Stop to its terminal Deshengmen; the whole trip may take 1h15min. Then change to a city bus or subway back to your hotel.
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This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
Price (based on 2 people as a group)
per person
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Public transport
  • Train fares to Badaling Great Wall
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotels & meals
  • Round-trip cable car at Badaling Great Wall
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guide
Why Choose Us?
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