BJ01-02: Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Mutianyu Great Wall
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  • Departure Daily
  • Starting Time About 8:00 AM
  • Activity Intensity Moderate
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 private Beijing tour package to the Mutianyu Great Wall 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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Questions & Answers
Asked by Andy from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 01, 2019 14:48Reply
How much time do we have at each visiting site?
How much time do we have at
1. Tiananmen Square
2. Forbidden City
3. Great Wall
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 01, 2019 20:41

This private day tour starts at about 8 a.m. and ends at around 17 p.m. The recommended visiting time at each place is 30 minutes at Tiananmen Square, 2-3 hours at Forbidden City and another 2 hours on the Great Wall. However, for a private trip, all the arrangements can be tailored and adjusted according to your preference. Please feel free to contact us should you need any further information.
Asked by Leo VILLALBA from FRANCE | Mar. 18, 2019 14:45Reply
ARRIVING saturday at 4:30am and m'y next flight is at 1:55 pm. Is it possible to visit Mutianyu ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Benjamin | Mar. 18, 2019 18:17

You'll probably spend at least three hours on the way to the Great Wall and back to the airport, and you need to leave enough time for catching the onward flight. If your next flight is an international flight, you also need to return to the airport three hours in advance to check in. Besides, considering about the traffic jam on the road, I do not think taking Mutianyu Great Wall tour is a wise choice. It will be too rush for you to climb on the great wall.
Asked by Russel Rao from SINGAPORE | Dec. 12, 2018 00:00Reply
Transit at Capital Airport Beijing for almost 12 hours
Hi guys, I'll be at Capital International Airport, Beijing on May 2019 and there will be transit time for almost 12 hours. Would it be possible for me to visit Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Mutianyu Great Wall all at once? Furthermore, do I have to apply visa for that trip?
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 12, 2018 16:58

If your layover time at the airport is during the day, like from 8am to 6pm, it is possible to visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall all at once with this private tour. And for the visa, if you are a Singapore passport holder, it is visa free for travelling in China no more than 15 days. But if you are not, you need to apply for the 24-hour visa-free transit when you get to the Beijing Capital International Airport. It also depends on your nationality. Please feel free to contact us should you need any further help. Thanks for your attention.
Asked by Maria from CANADA | Aug. 02, 2018 17:45Reply
I’m visiting Beijing in Oct 29 through November the 13 2018
what should I need to wear, how cold will it be? Will the fall colours still on?
Answers (1)
Answered by Fiona from BELGIUM | Aug. 02, 2018 20:04

The temperature may be 0C to 17C and it may be pretty cold, you need to prepare some warm clothes like warm jackets, sweaters. Yes, it will.
Asked by Fereshteh from CANADA | Mar. 18, 2018 15:57Reply
SIM card to buy in T3, PEK
Where is the store in T3 Beijing international airport to buy a SIM card, possibly China Unicom SIM card?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jonathan from CANADA | Mar. 19, 2018 01:44

On 2F of the terminal, there is a China Unicom Service Center, where you can buy a SIM card.
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