Product Code: 35
It is a great day that involved two most attractive sites in Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tomb. The Great Wall is a breathtaking sight and an awesome experience. It’s a challenging hike from the valley floor to the top rampart but the reward is a spectacular view of the wall snaking for miles over mountainous terrain. You will visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall to avoid the crowds. For the tomb you will have the chance to visit the underground palace tomb of Dingling the only tomb that has been excavated among the thirteen Ming Dynasty imperial tombs.
What You Can Expect:
Pick up travelers from hotel on departure time between 7:00am and 8:00am, and then drive to the Ming Tombs (Dingling). 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. Sightseeing on Ming Tombs for 2 hours. End the visit of Ming Tombs at about 11:00, before having Chinese traditional lunch (11:30), travelers have 45 minutes to have a short visit of Jade Carving Factory, which shows the excellent skills on carving.
After lunch you'll be driven to Mutianyu Great Wall. If you want to reach the highest point, cable car is a good choice (optional).
On the way back we'll drive by exterior the National Stadium - the Bird Nest and National Aquatics Center - the Water Cube. After that, you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional Silk arts. After the whole day tour, you are transferred back to your hotel at around 6 pm.
What is included:
Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
Air-conditioned tour coach
English Speaking tour guide
Traditional Chinese lunch
What is not included:
Tips to the guide and driver
VariArts 'Insider Tour' of Beijing and Shanghai are ground breaking. Know these incredible metropolises with the expert perspectives of local designers, architects, military officers, scholars of history and archaeology, nightlife officiendos and home cooks. Yes you heard correctly! There's no use travelling to the other side of the world to meet someone else staying in a hotel. Our tours provide you with not only amazing guides but we'll cover the major sites and the minor, the grit and glamour in what most tourists pass by, traditional eateries only the locals know about, Chinese micro breweries, behind the scenes access to key museums and even nuclear bunkers. It's interactions and experiences like these which allow you to meet every day folks and perspectives you frankly can't put a price tag on. We've been pioneering cutting edge English language tours that take you to government buildings, workers studios, museums, archaeological digs, secret places (we'll keep secret) and more with guiding that is non scripted, expert and insightful. Our internationally renowned - mainly walking tours - show all the main sites while delivering a gripping narrative on China's ancient and imperial, communist and present history, character and contemporary state. Our highly acclaimed professional guides give knowledgeable and riveting accounts of the stories behind the Cultural Revolution, Mao's Long March, the Last Emperor and Japanese Occupation, the Cold War, through to the emergent and remarkable state of the new world and the 'China Century' - as reflected in the ancient and strikingly modern of Beijing and Shanghai. Get ready to see a side of China like few others. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
Receive special offers, VIP invites and exclusive updates for Beijing.