Great Wall Mutianyu and the Ming TombsBeijing Tour

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Experiences 4

Trip Summary

Chinese Culture, At a Glance

This day tour will transport you away from the bustling city center to the outskirts of Beijing for a visit to two of China's most important historical sites.

We'll first take you to a particularly scenic section of the Great Wall, which is less touristy than the more crowded Badaling. In addition to its fabulous views of the Wall and the surrounding hills, the Mutianyu section boasts a thrilling toboggan run that you can use to speed back down the mountainside when you're done exploring.

We will also make two stops at the Ming Tombs; the first is the underground tomb of the Wanli Emperor (the only Ming tomb to have been completely excavated), and the other is the Sacred Way, a peaceful pathway lined with carved statues of animals and emperors.

In between visits to these two ancient locales, you will enjoy a delicious, authentic lunch at a local restaurant, where you can choose a variety of specialty dishes, including freshly caught trout.

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  • Pickup at Your Hotel
  • Mutianyu Great Wall – this scenic section of the Great Wall has been restored but is still far less touristy (with toboggan and cable car)
  • Lunch – fresh trout and other Chinese dishes
  • Ming Tombs & Sacred Way – enjoy a peaceful walk along the Sacred Way and explore the magnificent final resting places of China's emperors
  • Return to Your Hotel

What's Included

  • One-on-one trip consulting and planning service from one of our experienced travel specialists
  • Domestic transportation as detailed on your itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our Western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle (unlimited bottled water supplied in your vehicle)
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary – no hidden costs or commission-based shopping stops
  • Meals as specified on your itinerary (at quality local restaurants)
  • 24/7 support from your guide and travel specialist while you are on tour

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver


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