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Step back in time on a history tour
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
All entrance fees included
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
At around 9am, your private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing. Your first stop is the Temple of Heaven, surrounded by ancient pine trees and what were once royal gardens. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was built in 1420 for emperors to worship heaven and pray for a good harvest, and spreads across 675 acres (273 hectares). Both the buildings and the complex as a whole are designed to reflect the relationship between heaven and earth, which played a central part in the ancient Chinese world view, as well as mimicking the role of the emperor in this relationship. After you've explored the shady grounds, drive out of the city to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, around 90 minutes away. This stretch of the UNESCO-listed Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings, including dense forest and rich pastures: you'll have some time to hike along the wall and capture pictures. You can even choose to ride a cable car up to the wall or toboggan down (own expense)! Lunch is at your own expense: your guide will be happy to recommend specialty restaurants in Beijing, be they vegetarian cuisine, Beijing duck, or dumplings. Or you can choose to eat at Mutianyu, although the food offering there is more limited. You'll finish at Mutianyu around 3:30pm, arriving back at your hotel around 5pm.
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
Cable car and toboggan at Great Wall at Mutianyu
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Children must be accompanied by an adult: age under 2 joins free
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately