BJ01-06: Historic Beijing Day Tour

Badaling Great Wall - Sacred Way - Ming Tombs - Bird's Nest
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Free Cancellation 24-hour Before
This Great Wall and Ming Tombs tour will start when our professional guide and driver come to get you at your hotel at around 08:00. Then you will be transferred to the Badaling Great Wall to see the splendid wall stretching out toward the horizon along the rolling mountains.

Lunch will be arranged on your own, but our guide is glad to give you some suggestions. After that, our guide will deliver you to the Ming Tombs. In addition to the imperial mausoleums, the 7-kilometer (4-mile) Sacred Way inside is the other highlight with vivid statues of animals and figures at both sides.
Badaling Great Wall
We are at the Great Wall!
On the way back to the downtown, we will have a short stay at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, to enjoy the gorgeous exterior of this Olympic venue. This Great Wall and Ming Tombs tour will end here and our guide will escort you back to your hotel afterwards. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights
Badaling Great Wall
Badaling Great Wall is a must-see attraction for most tourists at home and abroad, especially first-timers, and it has attracted more than 300 celebrities around the world, including President Nixon and Mrs. Thatcher. Badaling is the best-preserved sections of Great Wall built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) with 12 watchtowers distributed along the northern wall and 7 towers on the southern part. The No. 8 North Tower occupies the highest location of Badaling and can provide you the best view of the Great Wall. Take a look around there far into the distance and you will be astonished by the great scene of the wall winding its way over the rolling mountains.
Visiting the Badaling Great Wall is a must for the first-time travelers
Ming Tombs
Thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty as well as their empresses and offspring were buried at the Ming Tombs. Nowadays, only the Changling Tomb, Dingling Tomb, and Zhaoling Tomb are officially open for visiting. You will be accompanied to explore the underground palace of the Dingling Tomb, the mausoleum of the thirteenth emperor of Ming to view its clever layout.

Sacred Way
The Sacred Way is right behind the gate of the Ming Tombs, leading to the Changling Tomb. In the middle of the lane there is a grand stele pavilion with crimson walls and upward golden eaves on the exterior. Inside there is a tall stone stele carved with over 3,500 characters listing the achievements made by the Yongle Emperor. Continue the journey along the Sacred Way and you will encounter 24 stone statues of beasts and officials lining along the path, which indicates that the emperor still has dominant power to order about both animals and his subjects in his afterlife.
Our clients at the Sacred Way
A stone statue of officials
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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    4.85 Reviews
    Carl Malhotra
    Posted on January 14, 2020
    Ivy was my consultant and she did an excellent job in answering all questions and meeting requests prior to the trip. This 1 day Beijing tour exceeded our expectations in terms of the perfect itinerary, impressive attractions with a detailed introduction and excellent services. We will definitely be back and will definitely book with TCG again.
    Christian Rosey
    Posted on December 05, 2019
    Candy, the guide arranged by the travel company, is a nice Beijing girl and an excellent English speaker. She organized a fantastic historical Beijing day tour to Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs. It was a little crowded at the Badaling Great Wall but the scenery was really great. The Ming Tombs and Sacred Way were awesome as well.
    Mary Fradin
    Posted on October 22, 2019
    The guide Selina was very enthusiastic and she treated us with a good service on the whole journey. Her English was fluent and easy to understand, which greatly benefited our deep communications about Beijing. Many thanks for her high-quality service! I would recommend her to my friends who want to visit China.
    Suraj Crispin
    United States
    Posted on September 11, 2019
    Our historic Beijing day tour was well arranged. The first stop was the must-see attraction--- Badaling Great Wall. According to our knowledgeable guide, the President Nixon and Mrs. Thatcher had once visited here. We climbed near 2.5 hours to the top and were shocked by its grand landscape. Later, we visited the Ming Tombs, where the scared way owned some statues of animals and figures, so vivid! We took some interesting pictures. At the end of our tour, we had a short stay at the Bird’s Nest and appreciated its exterior scenery. The whole day tour was full and rich. Our guide did a good job! Thumbs up! ... More
    Posted on August 13, 2019
    The historic Beijing day tour was full and delightful. We had a good guide Tina who was pretty responsible and enthusiastic. All spots were wonderful, especially the Badaling Great Wall, the world’s wonder. Climbing the Great Wall was a tired activity, but it was also meaningful. A Chinese saying goes that one does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man. We successfully climbed it and saw the splendid scenery. A worth tour! Looking forward to visiting other sections of the Great Wall in the future! ... More
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