Product Code: 4
Enjoy an exceptional full-day tour to the Great Wall of China with a picnic break on an ancient tower. Follow your guide up the Mutianyu section while hearing insightful commentary about this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sample tasty local snacks and sparkling wine while gazing at the views. After climbing back down, enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch and get dropped off at your hotel or the amazing 798 Art Zone.
What You Can Expect:
Your day starts with hotel pickup in Beijing followed by a drive of approximately 1-hour drive to reach the Great Wall. On a nearly-empty part of the monumental walkway, take an easy hike suited to varying fitness levels, with stopping frequently to take photos and rest along the way. All along the Great Wall, imposing stone watchtowers stand tall above the landscape. Sit down for your lovely picnic lunch inside one of these well-preserved watchtowers — an exclusive experience that’s only available with this tour. Sip chilled sparkling wine paired with popular local dishes as you enjoy views over the countryside. Your guide shares the history of this masterpiece and describes how the Great Wall outposts controlled the borders and regulated traffic along the Silk Road.
When you have finished your lunch at Great Wall, your guide returns you to your Beijing hotel where your tour ends. Another option is to ask your guide to drop you off at 798 Art Zone, located in northwest Beijing. Take a look around and enjoy a drink or dinner at a local restaurant before making your own way back to Beijing.
Hotel drop-off if option is chosen (No additional cost)
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Picnic lunch with beverage service
Admission of the Wall
Food and drinks, unless specified Cable car
Confirmation will be received at time of booking;
Comfortable shoes are recommended
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