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Beijing One Day MPV Mini Group Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs & Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube

Mutianyu Great Wall of China

Mutianyu Great Wall of China

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Book from: $ 112.00 per adult
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Child (Age 2-12): 80% of adult price
Infant (Age 0-2): free
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Enjoy a MPV mini group day trip to Mutianyu Great Wall of China, Ming Tombs and 2008 Olympic venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube with GoGrandChina knowledgeable and professional guide and free use of GoGlobalis multilingual audio guide during sightseeing. The Great Wall is one of China's most iconic sights and is a must-see for everybody visiting Beijing. No matter what the weather, no matter how big the crowds, visitors aren't disappointed with the Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall is the longest fully resorted section of the Great Wall measuring 2.2km with 23 watchtowers. It is less crowded and has better architecture than other sections with more watchtowers. Mutianyun Great Wall is considered to be the most family-friendly portion of the Wall and the best part of Great Wall for photography. Listed in World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO, the Ming Tombs show impressive natural landscape and historical significance. You will visit Dingling Tomb which is the only Ming Dynasty Emperor's Tomb been excavated. Before transferring you back to hotel, you will make a photo stop at 2008 Olympic venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube. With no more than six passengers, this MPV mini group tour makes very few stops for pick-ups and drop-offs, allowing you to maximise your precious time off. Visiting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in just one day, no shopping stops, no factory visits, no hidden costs, you are sure to get the most out of your Beijing trip.

Why Travelers Have to Choose GoGrandChina MPV Mini Group Tour?
• Maximum group size of 6 passengers, more intimate & personalized service.
• MPV transportation, less time waiting & more time enjoying.
• Hassle-free hotel pick-up & drop-off.
• No shopping stops & factory visits, no chance of getting ripped off.
• No hidden costs, rest assured that there are no nasty surprises.
• Multilingual GoGlobalis audio guide, travel with mother tongue in ear.
• Get to know your travelling companions and create lasting friendships.
• GoGrandChina MPV mini group is like independent travel without the fuss and worry, it is cheaper and more social and gives you great value every step of your trip.

About This Tour
• Departure: Daily.
• Tour Duration: Approximately 10 hours from 07:30 to 18:00.
• Guide Languages: Chinese & English.
• Audio Guide Languages: Chinese, English, Deutsch, French, Spanish, Polski, Dansk, Portuguese, Russian.
• Meeting Place: Your hotel in Beijing within 4th ring road, please provide your hotel name and address when booking this tour.
• Meeting Time: Between 07:30 and 08:30, specific meeting time will be advised at the evening before your tour.
• Drop-off place: Your hotel in Beijing within 4th ring road.
• Internet access is needed to use our multilingual audio guide.
• Advice on Meals: Lunch is not included in this tour, please have a big breakfast and pack snacks just in case you get a bit peckish during sightseeing.

Hour by Hour Itinerary
• 07:30 - 08:30 Hotel Pick-up
• 08:30 - 10:30 Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall
• 10:30 - 13:00 Explore Mutianyu Great Wall
• 13:00 - 14:00 Drive to Ming Tombs
• 14:00 - 15:30 Visit Ming Dingling Tomb (the only Ming tomb with the underground palace opened)
• 15:30 - 16:30 Drive to 2008 Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube
• 16:30 - 17:00 Photo Stop at Bird Nest & Water Cube
• 17:00 - 18:00 Transfer Back to Your Hotel

Tour Price (US$ Per Person)

Adult ( age 12 + )     Child ( age 2 -12 )     Infant ( age < 2 )
$112 USD $90 USD Free

Price Inclusions
• Professional English language speaking guide
• Multilingual GoGlobalis audio guide if available
• Air-conditioned MPV with experienced driver
• Pick-up & drop-off from hotels located inside the 4th Ring Road of Beijing
• All admission tickets to sightseeing places
• Round trip cable car of Mutianyu Great Wall
• All government taxes
• Two bottles of mineral water per person

Price Exclusions
• Meals
• Hotel accommodation
• Your personal expenses
• Pick-up & drop-off from hotels located outside the 4th Ring Road of Beijing
• Gratuities to guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person). They are customary and would be of great encouragement and reward for quality service.

Additional Info
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Many areas of Mutianyu Great Wall are quite steep and have uneven surfaces, please wear comfortable walking shoes with a good grip.
• The hour by hour itinerary is subject to change due to traffic conditions or bad weather. However, we guarantee that time of visiting at each destination will remain unchanged.
IMPORTANT: It is required by the government regulations that all travelers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and date of birth to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in a traveler not being able to join the tour, or for the entire group to be denied access to sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. When you book this tour, please complete all required fields at checkout. Please bring your passport with you on the tour.

Cancellation Policy
• You may cancel your tour and receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the date of your tour. Cancellation within 24 hours or after the tour begins is non-refundable. Due to timezone differences, the confirmed cancellation date is determined based on the supplier's local time. Please allow 2-5 business days to process and confirm your cancellation request. Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 working days. 

GoGlobalis Audio Guide APP
• GoGlobalis APP offers multilingual audio guide of attractions in worldwide destinations based on Amap in China and Google Map outside China. Travelers can follow audio guide stops marked on maps while listening to audio guide in their mother tongue. It is currently available in Chinese & Chinese dialects, English, Dansk, Deutsch, Español, Français, Polski, Português and Russian. GoGlobalis audio guide is provided free of charge to GoGrandChina travelers. Please download GoGlobalis APP in advance and make sure you have internet access during sightseeing if you want to use this APP. Please be aware that sites & attractions mentioned in the itinerary may not be available on GoGlobalis Audio Guide APP.


Things to Know Before You Go

GoGrandChina is using Wechat, WhatsApp and Skype for instant communication. Our WeChat ID is gct13910830737, WhatsApp ID is 13910830737 and Skype ID is gcttravel. Please add us so that we can advise you departure time in advance. We do recommend you to use WeChat because WeChat is really great. If you are not using WeChat, WhatsApp or Skype, you will receive phone call from your tour guide at around 19:00 to 20:00 the night before your trip to confirm your next day departure time. If you are not available to receive phone calls, your guide will leave a message for you at your hotel front desk. In case you haven't received the pick-up message before 20:00, please contact our 24/7 emergency line shown in our confirmation letter.

07:30 - 08:30 Hotel Pick-up
Your guide will be holding GoGrandChina pick-up sign and waiting for you in your hotel lobby (or other appointed meeting place) at the appointed time between 07:30 and 08:30.

Know Before You Go
Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 4th Ring Road of Beijing, if your hotel is located outside the 4th Ring Road of Beijing, you may go to one of our appointed meeting places at your own expense, or you may book additional pick-up & drop-off from your hotel at the price of US$35 from GoGrandChina. If your hotel is near the airport (PEK), round-way transfer price is US$45. Please specify your meeting point and additional transfer service when you place the order.

08:30 - 10:30 Drive to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu
Mutianyu is located 70 kilometers northeast of the center of Beijing. It will be 1½ or 2 hours' driving from downtown Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. Your knowledgeable guide will share with you historical facts about the Great Wall of China on the way.

10:30 – 13:00 Explore Mutianyu Great Wall
As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Great Wall served as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs of the Ming Dynasty. Built mainly with granite, this 2250-meter long section of the Great Wall is popular for its distinctive watchtowers and breathtaking natural scenery. Watchtowers are distributed at short intervals along the Wall, in total the wall has 23 watchtowers. These watchtowers is numbered from 1 to 23 from the east to west, the highest one on the western end is Tower 23 (23rd watchtower), which is the destination for visitors who hike up the wall. Generally it takes more than half an hour to hike up to the Great Wall starting from the entrance, after that you may not have enough energy to hike the Great Wall itself. Therefore, the best way is to take cable car or chairlift to reach the Great Wall, additionally you can enjoy the aerial views of the mountain from the cable car or chairlift. GoGrandChina has included round-way cable car or round way chairlift (toboggan) into this package. You may ascend to and descend from the Wall by cable car; you may ascend to and descend from the Wall by chairlift; you may ascend to the Wall by chairlift and descend from the Wall by toboggan. Please inform your option to GoGrandChina tour guide in advance. If you want to take one way cable car up and one way chairlift or toboggan down, you need to pay the price difference CNY120 per person at your own expense.

Tips on Selection of Cable Car or Chairlift
The cable car will take you to the 14th watchtower. From 14th watchtower, you can either first hike to the 23rd watchtower (the highest watchtower) at the higher and western section of the wall, or hike down to its eastern section at lower altitude. It’s better to hike towards the west first, as you can explore the eastern section (the lower section) after you returned from the higher section. Normally it would take about 2 hours to complete the hike from the 14th watchtower to 23rd watchtower. The chairlift ascends to the 6th watchtower while the toboggan descends from watchtower 6 too. It might be a challenge to hike from the 6th watchtower to the 23rd watchtower. But you can decide based on your physical condition.

Lunch Advice
Your lunch is not included in this tour package. Your guide will show you fast food chains such as Subway and Burger King at the foot of the Great Wall. It is recommended that you buy some takeout and have a picnic on the Great Wall, which could be an exciting experience.

13:00 – 14:00 Drive to Ming Tombs
The distance between Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs is 45km and it will be about one hour driving on the way.

14:00 – 15:30 Visit Ming Dingling Tomb (the only excavated Ming emperor’s tomb)
The Ming tombs are located in topographical settings carefully chosen according to principles of geomancy (Fengshui) and comprise numerous buildings of traditional architectural design and decoration. Dingling is the burial place of the Wanli emperor, his wife, and his favorite concubine. Emperor Wanli was the thirteenth emperor of the Ming dynasty and ruled from 1572 to 1620. His tomb was built between 1584 and 1590. Excavation of Dingling Tomb began in May 1959 and was completed within a year. More than 3,000 artifacts were found in the 1,195 square meter underground palace which is located 27 meter below ground surface. The underground palace is a vast marble vault and divided into five large chambers. The original marble thrones are still there.

15:30 – 16:30 Drive to Olympic Venues of Bird Nest & Water Cube
The distance from Dingling Tomb to the Olympic Venues is 48km and it will take about one hour to drive.

16:30 – 17:00 Photo Stop at Bird Nest & Water Cube
Bird Nest is officially called National Stadium. It was designed and built for the opening and closing ceremonies, athletic events, and football final of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The design, which originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird's nest. Water Cube is the colloquial name of the National Aquatics Center; it was built alongside the National Stadium in the Olympic Green for the swimming competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

17:00 – 18:00 Transfer Back to Your Hotel
After visiting 2008 Beijing Olympic Venues, this MPV mini group tour comes to the end. Your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

A wonderful day trip to Great Wall of China Review by Reeves & Dawn
I just wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful day trip to Great Wall of China. Reeves and I had a truly memorable time and we would like to thank you for organising the trip so well. Please also pass on our thanks to our guide, Lin and driver who helped us to make the most of the short time we had in Beijing. (Posted on 6/25/2019)

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