BJ01-02: Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Mutianyu Great Wall
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Starting Time About 8:00 AM
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at 08:00 in the morning. Your private no shopping Mutianyu Great Wall tour will start with a visit to the remarkable Tiananmen Square, a landmark in the center of the Beijing City. Then, you will be accompanied to walk through the Tiananmen Tower and tour around the majestic Forbidden City which used to be the imperial palace for about 600 years during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). Lunch is on your own arrangement, and you can seek advice from our guide.
Majestic Forbidden City
Mutianyu Great Wall
After that, we will continue our Mutianyu Great Wall tour from Beijing by a 1.5 hours' ride. The round-trip cable car fare at the wall is included in the tour price. Once on top, you can take in the awe-inspiring view of the Great Wall traversing the lush mountains with many watchtowers distributed along the ramparts. Then this 1 day Mutianyu Great Wall day tour ends here and we will drive you back to the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square is the largest square in the world that is located in the downtown area. Occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (530,000 square yards), it can accommodate around one million people to hold grand rallies. There you can also admire imposing buildings of both traditional features and modern architectural style. The Monument to People's Heroes and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall standing in the center of the square well reveal the history during 1840-1949. The Tiananmen Tower and Zhengyang Gate were founded in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) at the northern and southern ends respectively. Besides, you can also take pictures of the neighboring National Museum and the Great Hall of the People from the square.
Tiananmen Square is one of the most popular attractions in Beijing
Forbidden City
The Forbidden City, also named as the Palace Museum, was where the imperial family lived during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The construction work started in 1406 and it took 14 years to complete. It is a strictly symmetrical city with a length of 961 meters (1,051 yards) and a width of 753 meters (823 yards). It is surrounded by the 10-meter (30-foot) high city wall and a 52-meter (57-yard) wide moat. It houses over 70 palaces with crimson walls and golden roofs and more than 9000 rooms. You can easily imagine the luxury life the royal family were living with the explanation of our guide.
Explore the Forbidden City and get an insight into the imperial life in ancient times
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu is one of the essential sections of the Great Wall of China, built during the Ming Dynasty. It was constructed in 1368 based on the sites of the Northern Qi (550 - 577) Great Wall under the direction of General Xu Da. Here you can see 23 watchtowers distributed along the 2,250-meter (2,460-yard) long ramparts every around 100 meters (110 yards). This density is really rare among all the Great Wall sections throughout the country. Three of them stand side by side at the Zhengguan Terrace where you can have a great view of the surrounding scenery.
Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the best-preserved sections with less tourists
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Round-trip cable car at Mutianyu Great Wall
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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    5.04 Reviews
    Posted on September 16, 2019
    Our guide Sara was pretty beautiful and knowledgeable! Her explanations were excellent, especially the introduction to Forbidden City. From her, we had a deep understanding of this imperial palace. We would recommend her to my friends who want to visit Beijing.
    Posted on September 03, 2019
    My parents and I were satisfied with this Beijing day tour! The attractions like the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall were magnificent and out of our expectation. The guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and accommodating. I had recommended this tour to my friends interested in Beijing.
    Donald Seltzer
    Posted on August 21, 2019
    The one day Beijing tour to Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall was a good experience! Our guide Sara was enthusiastic and offered thoughtful service. My mom and brother were satisfied with this tour. Very recommended!
    Mars Bidwell
    United Kingdom
    Posted on August 01, 2019
    I really recommend the Beijing day tour. We visited Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall. The itinerary was tight but reasonable. Our tour guide was a local person, nice and responsible!
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