Mutianyu Great Wall & Summer Palace 1 Day Tour(9-10hours/7am-9am departure)

Why Book This Tour

Step into the tranquility of the splendid Mutianyu in the morning followed by great strolling around experience of the stunning Summer Palace in the afternoon, yummy lunch with toboggan ride / chairlift option also available. Photography stop at world-class “Bird’s nest”. Full day tour in a great no-hassle way to see the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see!

  • Overview
    Duration: full day
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Huairou district
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place, or airport / train station
    Avg. daily distance: 2 miles
    Terrain: Rolling to hilly
    Min altitude: 331m
    Max altitude: 978m
    Physical rating: Moderate
    Departure: Daily departing from Beijing
  • Prices
    Price table:
    Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax 9pax
    Price RMB / Person 1420 820 760 660 560 510 460 390 340

    All Prices shown are in RMB (Chinese Yuan) and based per person.

    Price Promises:
    • No factory / shopping stop
    • No hidden costs
    • No booking fees
    Payment:

    For your peace of mind you don’t pay for the trip until after the trip has taken place. You could pay cash to your tour guide when you are picked up if you are certain that you will not cancel the trip with us. No pre-payment or deposit is required at reservation. Your money will be safe. Both RMB and US dollar are acceptable. Money Converter

    Special for kids:

    To help families we offer discounts to all children aged 17 years and below. No reason to leave the kids at the hotel.

    • Ages 0 to 4 years – FREE!
    • Ages 5 to 11 years – 50% off
    • Ages 12 to 17 years – 5% off
    • 5% off with valid student ID
    Included:
    • City accommodation pick-up
    • drop-off at same / different locations: centrally located hotel, airport, train station with your luggage (greater luggage requirements please ask for a quotation)
    • Friendly knowledgeable English-speaking guide
    • Delicious meal as described in itinerary
    • Quality vehicle with A/C, professional driver
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Admission fees
    Excluded:
    • Gratuity to driver and guide (optional)
    • Drinks and other meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Cable car / Toboggan / Chair lift
    Suggestions:
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Backpack
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars, snacks
    • Hat in summer
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:

    You will be collected from your accommodation at 7:30am or, if you prefer, a different time for you for a wonderful day out to the tranquil Mutianyu & extraordinary Summer Palace. The tour begins at a gentle walk through a small market to the entrance of Mutianyu. Walk along the stairways up toward tower 6 to reach the wall (approx. 40 minutes) or better take chairlift to tower 6 to avoid the initial climb.

    The Great wall of China ancient national architectural landmakrs high in Mutianyu mountains under blue sky tracing away

     

    Start the walk from tower 6 you will head up to east – tower 1, take your time and enjoy the views! The walk becomes slightly more challenging as the sections between tower 5 and 1 have more steep stairways. The further up you get, the more peaceful it gets. You will be rewarded with spectacular panorama of Mutianyu and true nature of the mountains.

    Note: If you have a strong fear of heights then walk towards tower 14, as the sections between tower 6 and 14 is much easier than the other parts.

    Mutianyu also features a summer toboggan run ( 8am-5pm in summer), situated on tower 6, it was built and opened in 1998. The total length of the run is 1580m (5184ft). The toboggan run goes down a series of zigzag bends, with an altitude difference of around 100m (328ft).

    After enjoying the fantastic views then from tower 6 you can get toboggan or buy a ticket for the chairlift down. Mutianyu toboggan ride price is 60RMB during tourist season. Lunch will be enjoyed a delicious farm style dishes after the walk then 1.5 hours drive in comfort on your vehicle to Summer Palace.

    summer-palace-day-tour

     

    Explore the largest royal garden, the fantastic Summer Palace in the afternoon. The Palace is most often associated with the Empress Dowager Cixi, who resided here for much of the year and even set up a photographic studio. Compared with Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is more for pleasure and relaxation.

    The palace was built in the Feng Shui style, with the hills to the north, and the water to the south with a giant lake in between.  Stroll along the Kunming lake, Longevity Hill, the Seventeen-Arch Bridge, the marble boat, and the pergola, Walk through the very long corridor-covered wooden promenade along the northern shore of Kunming Lake. Enjoy a big dragon boat cruise on Kunming lake from May to October (15RMB per person).

    Note: You may walk a lot as most attractions in Beijing are big in size. Be gentle on your feet and try to avoid the good looking but uncomfortable shoes.

    Did you know? From Mutianyu, you can visit Ming Tomb (approx. 1 hour’s drive) if departing at 7AM from Beijing works for you. (Best time to visit: April – October.) You are welcome to contact us by filling the form online. We will offer you a most suitable tailor-made itinerary with the best price.

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  • Map the tour/Videos
    Map the tour/Videos:

    Mutianyu Great Wall map

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