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Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Visit the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, two Ming Dynasty-era World Heritage-listed sites near Beijing. Your private guide provides a personalized experience as you take in the Chang Ling Tomb, an impressive royal burial complex for the Yongle Emperor, then head to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, renowned for its Ming Dynasty-era guard towers. Considered two of China’s most famous sites, the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall at Mutianyu showcase amazing engineering and artistry from centuries ago.
  • Full-day private tour of the Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • View the Chang Ling Tomb, Emperor Yongle's tomb from the Ming Dynasty
  • Visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu and admire stunning views from the top
  • Complimentary Chinese lunch
  • Tour the Longdi Jade Factory
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Private transport with a professional driver
Private English-speaking tour guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick-up & drop-off within 4th Ring Circle Highway
Admission tickets
Cable car ride
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Beijing hotels within 4th ring circle highway
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

8:00 AM
You full-day tour starts with early morning pickup at your Beijing hotel. Chat with your private guide as your private driver travels about 26 miles (42km) during the scenic one-hour drive that takes you to the Ming Tombs.

One of Beijing’s major historic landmarks, the Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling) were built in the early 1400s for the Yongle Emperor that built the Forbidden City. Your private guide shares the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site, including stories about the excavations of these imperial tombs. Follow your guide to Chang Ling Tomb, one of the best-preserved tombs from the Ming Dynasty, and admire the grand halls that lead to the Hall of Eminent Favors, which holds a statue of the Yongle Emperor and features a sumptuos interior with columns made from cedar wood.

Next up, relax as you feast on a traditional Chinese lunch. Afterward, stop at the Longdi Jade Factory to learn about jade and see a carving demonstration. Then, head to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, which is considered one of the best restored sections of the Great Wall, yet there are fewer crowds there compared to other sections.

The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall extends about 1.5 miles (2.5km), and stands about 26 feet (8 meters) high and 16 feet (5 meters) wide, first constructed approximately 1,400 years ago then rebuilt during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) as a military alternative to the Great Wall at Badaling. The Mutianyu section boasts grand military towers, flanked by lush trees on either side. Have the option to ride up to the top by cable car (own expense) and take in sweeping views of the Great Wall stretching across the hills.

On the way back to Beijing, stop at a local shop to view Ming Dynasty cloisonné artwork, ranging from colorful enamel bowls to intricately designed vases. Your tour ends when your driver and guide drop you off at your hotel in the late afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the most beautiful sections in Beijing, outstanding for its magnificent fighting towers along the wall, green trees and colorful flowers. If you like, you can take the cable car to the highest point to overview the whole scenery of this unbelievable military structure.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
Changling Tomb is the biggest and best preserved one of the 13 tombs especially famous for the biggest wood structure, totally made of Nanmu, a kind of antique wood from the Ming Dynasty (AD1368-1644).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Hantang International Travel Service
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Ming Tombs and Great Wall at Mutianyu from Beijing?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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As extensive travelers, we have had...
J. RC
, Jan 2018
As extensive travelers, we have had a lot of experiences on tours. As a visitor to a foreign country, what you expect is learning from the natives a little of their culture. This is the first time I write a review like this because I don't like to mess with someone's job, but as a client and a traveler I am very disappointed. This could be one more tour from the point of view of the tour guide, one more time in the Great Wall, but this is the ONE AND ONLY tour I would have to the Great Wall of China, our only experience, our unique day coming from the other side of the world. This tour was more like an expensive taxi to go to the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall alone. The tour guide barely talked to us during the times we were on the car on our way to the sites. As part of their job, you expect that a tour guide will be there talking a lot about the places, the country and the culture, at least that has been our experience in all tours around the world. Most of the time he kept talking in mandarin with the driver, he kept silence and even he fell asleep! During our way back from the Great Wall to the hotel, he was sleeping almost all of the way. If the man wants to be a tour guide, he needs to understand the needs of foreigners in terms of information. If we wanted to be quiet all the way, we would hire a taxi. Actually, we have had transfers and taxi drivers that have talked to us more about their country or even ask us about ours. In the tombs and in the wall he barely shared information, even if all these places hold centuries of history. At some moment, we passed by another tour guide as she was explaining a lot of what her group was seeing and I even told our tour guide: what is she saying? Just to provoke on him to explain more. He gave us a short explanation of what we were looking at, and the other guide was still talking while he was in silence. He looks like a nice person, but if he wants to pursue into tourism like a tour guide, he needs to continuously talk about all important stuff of China, history, the things or areas that we are passing by or at least talk to us of what we've seen already. The other thing is the driver. He kept driving like crazy and we felt so insecure. In one moment, he started driving through the emergency lane and he kept changing lanes without precaution, sometimes keep driving in the middle of two lanes. I have to say that the Tombs was a nice sightseeing and the Great Wall was a breathtaking moment, though, but yet we felt we could do it alone with a taxi as we only got a short piece of information in each place. We were extremely excited to visit this, since as part of the world history classes that we took during our school years, we learned and saw it in pictures. The lunch was nice. We asked not to be taken to any shopping tourist trap, and at least they kindly accept it. As I said, I was expecting more for that only day we would be visiting this part of Beijing. Coming far from America, is difficult to get to China again. As professionals in our own careers and as a recommendations for his future, we told the tour guide the things written in this message. We are letting you know so you, as a company, keep updated the trainings of your tour guides and make sure they are competent tour guides because, sadly, the image that we got from your country is not the best one.
star-4
Grand trip and very well organised by...
Mohamed P
, Nov 2017
Grand trip and very well organised by our guide Mark . Very pleasant and a good narrator
star-5
Cherry and our driver did a...
Margaret S
, Oct 2017
Cherry and our driver did a brilliant job. I had sprained my ankle that week and was getting around on crutches. Cherry arranged wheel chairs for me whereever possible and pushed me herself in many places. The tour was interesting and well timed. Highly recommended.
star-2
Disappointed. Was really looking...
Anthony P
, Sep 2017
Disappointed. Was really looking forward to this tour. Felt very rushed by our tour guide. She was pleasant but was more interested in getting us to the jade factory. High pressure sales tactic at the factory. Lunch at the factory was marginal. Didn't see any tombs at the Ming tombs. Wall was ok but weather was foggy so could see entire landscape. This was not the tours fault. Didn't really get much in terms of history. Wish another or different local tour company ran the tour. Had another tour the next day with a different local company via viator and it was great.
star-3
The tour guide was good but the trip...
Nicole W
, Jun 2017
The tour guide was good but the trip started out a little suspect as we had to walk a block or two to the tour van as opposed to being picked up at the hotel. Throughout the trip the driver's driving was more erratic than necessary and I actually felt like he had a death wish. The Great Wall location was good but we felt a little rushed. We walked as opposed to taking the gondola although it seemed as though they really wanted to push you towards taking the gondola. Lunch wasn't as good and I really didn't like shopping at the Jade Factory before eating lunch as by the time we were finished we only took 15 mins the food was cold. Oh yeah, this tour include the Pearl and Silk factory.
star-5
Fabulous. We saw a lot and really...
Michael A
, May 2017
Fabulous. We saw a lot and really enjoyed ourselves.
star-3
This is a good tour because you have...
Elizabeth S
, Mar 2017
This is a good tour because you have a private tour guide all to yourself. It is a hit or miss as to whether you get a seasoned tour guide who knows their history, or whether you get a young guide, like mine, that only touched on the basics. They give you about an hour to enjoy walking on the Great Wall, and you have your choice of taking the ski lift up and back, or you can take the ski lift up and take a toboggan ride down. I recommend the toboggan! It is great fun! Also, the traditional Chinese lunch provided at the restaurant was to die for.
star-5
Most memorable trip of our holiday...
Peter R
, Jan 2017
Most memorable trip of our holiday - arrived at the Wall early in the morning and took some great photos before other tourists arrived. Would highly recommend this day out
star-2
The guide was more interested in...
Pierre B
, Dec 2016
The guide was more interested in bringing me to stores to have me buy items and get the commission out of my purchases than actually bring me to the sites. I am a bit disappointed that during my tour of the great wall, despite this being a private tour, i was given a deadline and a time to respect as the guide didnt want to stay for too long as she pointed out. She also didn't want me to climb the wall too far as she felt this was too much exercise for her. She also didn't take me to the visitor center. I could have done this on my own at my own time, this is the purpose of a private tour. in the Ming Tombs, I was taken for a walk outside, but couldn't go inside. However, she added stops to the list, to take me to stores and was getting free items from the merchants if i would buy.... Not quite what i was expecting, although she was nice, i felt it was a pressure tactic to get the tourists to purchase items...
star-5
This part of the great wall was not...
MaJanetB_D
, Oct 2016
This part of the great wall was not so crowded. Nice ride. Very good guide. Definitely take the Toboggan ride on the way down the mountain. So much fun!

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