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Beijing Private One-day Tour to
Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

 



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1 1619 269
2-3 849 142
4-5 749 125
6-9 669 112
10+ 549 92

Kids under 3 are free;
15% for aged between 3 and 12.


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Beijing One-day Private Tour with Lunch

Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace



Highlights:

 

• You’ll visit two of the most beautiful and popular attractions in Beijing, the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. The section of the great wall you will visit today is Mutianyu, and while it is restored and is stunningly beautiful, it is not nearly as crowded and touristy as the Badaling Great Wall.


• The Summer Palace, with its landscaped gardens, temples and pavilions, was designed to achieve harmony with nature, and to soothe and please the eye. The park spreads across the low hills, including Longevity Hill, around Kunming Lake, and is divided into three main zones (administration, living, and relaxation). The wonderful buildings and courtyards wander beside the lake, along the waterways and climb the low slopes of the hillside.


• Lunch is included on this tour, and so is pick-up and drop-off from your hotel. You will be back no later than 6pm, allowing you to have a full evening of activity on Beijing.

 

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour code:
GWA-BJ-116

 

1. At round 8:00am you will be picked up from your hotel by your English-speaking guide, and by private van we will set out for the Mutianyu Great Wall, and the drive should take about 1.5 hours.

 

2. We will arrive at the Mutianyu Great Wall. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. First built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, Mutianyu Great Wall is older than the Badaling section of the Great Wall. In the Ming dynasty, under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi. In 1404, a pass was built in the wall. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved. Compared with other sections of Great Wall, the Mutianyu Great Wall possesses unique characteristics in its construction. Watchtowers are densely placed along this section of the Great Wall - 22 watchtowers on this 2,250-meter-long stretch. The Mutianyu Pass consists of 3 watchtowers, one big in the center and two smaller on both sides. Standing on the same terrace, the three watchtowers are connected to each other inside and compose a rarely seen structure among all sections of Great Wall. To get on the wall, you can either walk up or take the cable car, but on the way down you can take a toboggan ride, which is a lot of fun and highly recommended!

 

3. After about 2-3 hours of trekking along the wall, we will take a break for a Chinese lunch, and then we’ll drive to the northwest of Beijing to visit the Summer Palace.

 

4. The Summer Palace has the largest royal park and being well preserved, the Summer Palace is ranked amongst the most noted and classical gardens of the world. In 1998, UNESCO listed it as one of the World Heritage Sites. Like most of the gardens of Beijing, it could not elude the rampages of the Anglo-French allied force of 1860 and was destroyed by fire. In 1888, Empress Dowager Cixi embezzled navy funds to reconstruct it for her own benefit, changing its name to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). She spent most of her later years there, dealing with state affairs and entertaining. Highlights not to be missed are climbing Longevity Hill, viewing the Empress Dowager Cixi’s extravagant Marble Boat, and talking a walk down Suzhou Jie, a canal meant to resemble the beautiful river city of Suzhou.

 

 

5. After our tour of the Summer Palace, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel, at no later than 6:00pm, allowing you to have time for dinner and anything else you’d like to do in the evening.

 


Mutianyu Toboggan (German technology)
Optional Toboggan Run at Mutianyu (extra)

You'll surely be intrigued about taking the toboggan down from Great Wall to the entrance gate down the hill. You can ride as fast or as slow as you want. However, it is also a driving test. One person to a toboggan, you have a little handle with which you press down to go faster and pull up to stop. But if you are not intentionally pushing it, it will slow down anyway. "It is funny when we Westerners are on there, because we like to go a bit quicker than the Chinese (read a lot quicker) and you hear the shrill voices of locals shouting "brake! brake! Slow down!" It is hilarious. Go on it even if it is just to hear that." --taylorstonebridge on LonelyPlanet

 

People at age 70 have managed the riding successfully. Can you?

Fee included:  

1. Professional local guide & driver;
2. Private air-conditioned car or van for transportation;
3. Admission of the first gate.

 

Fee excluded:

1. Cable Car or Toboggan;
2. Tip of the guide;
2. Personal costs.

 

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