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Led by a local guide
Your English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby between 6:30 am and 7:30 am depending on other customer’s hotel pick-up. The exact time will be informed by your guide a day before the tour starts, normally after 6:00 pm, by a phone call to your hotel. Then, drive to the Ming Tombs (Dingling), the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. Dingling is the underground mausoleum of Emperor Wan Li. The Underground Palace Halls, a labyrinth palace building, were the first royal tomb excavated in accordance with plan in China. After exploring the Ming Tombs, you will have the opportunity to visit a Jade Carving Factory for 45 minutes. Jade carving is a very popular product in China, not only for the excellent skills artists need to do the carvings, but also because of the cultural background behind. A traditional Chinese cuisine lunch will follow the visit. After lunch, drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, known for its beautiful surroundings of dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. As one of the best-preserved parts, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. You can hike up the side of mountain to the wall or take a cable car (at your own expense). Then you can walk over the wall passing several watch towers for different views. On the way down, you can either walk, or take the cable car or toboggan (at your own expense). You are returned to the downtown Beijing, you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional Tea Ceremony at a Tea Shop. After the tour, prepare to be transferred back to your hotel around 6:00pm.
Hotel Pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned tour coach
English-speaking tour guide
Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch
Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
Entry/Admission - Dingling Underground Palace
Cable car fee to the Mutianyu Great Wall
Shuttle bus fee at the Mutianyu Great Wall
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This is a bus tour. The hotel pick-up time will be informed by your guide a day before the tour starts (normally after 6:00 pm) by a phone call. If you didn't get any information about the hotel pick-up time after 10:00 pm the day before the tour, please call the emergency number and they will inform you
Hotel must be in Beijing city centre (within the third ring road). If you stay in an apartment block, we will find a nearest hotel as your pickup point. If you stay in a hutong hotel in a narrow lane, please walk a few steps and wait for our bus on a main street.
Please note that depending on traffic conditions, the return time may be later than stated
Minimum age is 2 years
Your hotel in Beijing downtown (within the third ring road)
Pick up will be between 6:30am - 7:30am
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.