Historic Beijing Day Tour

Badaling Great Wall - Sacred Way - Ming Tombs - Bird's Nest
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  • Code BJ01-06
  • Tour Style Private
  • Free Cancellation 24-hour Before
Your Great Wall and Ming Tombs tour will start at around 08:00 in the morning when your professional guide and driver come to collect you from your hotel. First, we will drive you for about one hour to the Badaling Great Wall to appreciate the splendid wall stretching out towards the horizon along the rolling mountains. You will spend the whole morning on the wall.

Lunch will be arranged on your own, but your guide is glad to offer some suggestions. After that, we will drive to the Ming Tombs, a collection of mausoleums of thirteen emperors in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The one you will visit today is the underground Dingling Tomb. In addition to the imperial mausoleums, the 7-kilometer (4-mile) long Sacred Way with vivid statues of animals and figures at both sides is also a highlight of this scenic spot.
Badaling Great Wall
We are at the Great Wall!
On the way back to the downtown Beijing, we will have a photo stop at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, to enjoy the gorgeous building of this Olympic venue. Afterwards, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel, and your wonderful Great Wall and Ming Tombs tour ends here.
Tour Highlights
Badaling Great Wall
The Badaling Great Wall is a must-see attraction for most visitors coming to Beijing, especially the first-timers, and it has received more than 300 celebrities around the world, including the President Nixon and Mrs. Thatcher. It is one of the best-preserved sections built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The wall was separated into 2 parts by Badaling Pass, with 12 watchtowers distributed along the northern part and 7 on the southern part. The No. 8 North Tower occupies the highest position of Badaling where you could enjoy the best view of the Great Wall. Take a look around there far into the distance and you will be definitely astonished by the breathtaking scene of the wall winding its way over the rolling mountains.
Badaling Great Wall
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 to the public. You will be accompanied to explore the underground palace of the Dingling Tomb, the mausoleum of the thirteenth emperor of Ming to view its smart 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. Inside the pavilion, there is a tall stone stele carved with over 3,500 characters recording the achievements made by the Emperor Yongle. Continue the journey along the Sacred Way and you will encounter 24 stone statues of beasts and officials lining on both sides, which indicate the emperor still has dominant power over both animals and his officials in his afterlife.
Our clients at the Sacred Way
An official statue
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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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    4.78 Reviews
    Posted on July 19, 2020
    Very good attitude, reasonable schedule, and we were happy with this fruitful Badaling Great Wall and Ming tombs tour with a sacred way in Beijing.
    Posted on June 07, 2020
    It was an easy and happy Beijing day tour to Great Wall. Our guide Candy was dedicated and outstanding who clearly knew what she should do during this trip. We all enjoyed every attraction we visited. The only thing I’d like to complain about was that the air conditioner didn’t work well and we felt very hot in the car.
    Posted on April 08, 2020
    We had great fun on the historical Beijing day tour thanks to Linda’s efficient organization and hard work. We were also happy with the restaurant recommended by Linda which offered a great wide of dishes and first-rate service. We’d like to book other tour packages with your company in the future.
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