Lonely Planet Experiences Private Crowd-free BeijingTour: Great Wall Experience

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 hours
  • tour type Group
  • tour_type Group tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • age_requirement 6+ yrs
map
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Beijing, China
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hit up one of China's most iconic structures the Great Wall on a private tour with a local guide
  • Head out early morning to beat the crowds and have the Wall to yourself
  • Enjoy a hasslefree visit to the Great Wall of China, with ample time to experience the Wall and no shopping or factory visits along the way
  • Hike the Great Wall of China and enjoy utterly spectacular views
The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Crowd-free BeijingTour: Great Wall Experience tour starts and ends in Beijing. The Lonely Planet Experiences Private Crowd-free BeijingTour: Great Wall Experience is a sightseeing tour that takes 8 hours.

One of the greatest constructions in the world, the Great Wall of China is a hard act to follow, but this private Beijing tour does its best by getting a head start on the crowds, providing a tasty local lunch, and keeping you on track and focused on the Wall and the Wall only.
 
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.



Experience the best travel stories for yourself. Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this city adventure hand-picked by the world's leading travel publisher. Lonely Planet Experiences powered by Urban Adventures bring stories to life in the best-loved cities around the globe.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT URBAN ADVENTURES
5 - Excellent
Based on 802 reviews
Ms. Fiona's review for another Urban Adventures tour
4.5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Fiona
  • On Feb 03 2016
“Da was an excellent guide. Her local knowledge made our trip interesting and educational. My 13 year old daughter and I had a great day, thank you.”
Ms. Athena's review for another Urban Adventures tour
4.5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Athena
  • On Feb 25 2016
“We enjoyed this tour that allowed us to explore off the beaten tourist track. It was a fantastic experience to have a drink and dine where the locals dine - places we wouldn't have discovered on our own. Our guide had excellent cultural and historical knowledge and made us feel very comfortable.”
Mrs. Shalini's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Shalini
  • On Jul 01 2016
“Our guide Arthur kept us interested throughout the tour with his excellent knowledge on the history and culture of Paris, showing us some less well-known spots in the city. The highlights of the tour were the cheese shop where we got to sample some French cheeses, and seeing the house of the Harry Potter character Nicholas Flamel.”
ITINERARY

No visit to Beijing is complete without walking along the legendary Great Wall of China, so escape the busy city streets with us and experience one of the Great Wonders. We promise you won't regret it!

Unlike other Great Wall tours in Beijing, we focus on giving you an awesome, authentic private experience. That means we don’t take you to any shops or factories along the way – it’s all Great Wall all the time (except for a delicious local lunch…but that’s a good thing). Our Great Wall tour is hassle-free, so your experience is not only memorable, but totally authentic as well.

Beat the early morning traffic with an early pickup and head outside Beijing for the Great Wall of China. Arrive at Mutianyu before the crowds (the later you come, the more “people experience” you will have than “Wall experience” – trust us). Mutianyu is a mostly restored, spectacular section of the Wall, and as your first stop at the Wall, you’re going to want to take a moment to take in this incredible view. It's a short hike up onto the Wall, but the climb is worth it, as you'll be rewarded with amazing views of the wall as it stretches through the surrounding countryside. Yep. That's right. You've made it to the Great Wall of China. Savour this moment. An alternative is to take the cable car up (at your own expense) to the Wall if you wish to avoid the climb, giving you the flexibility that you can enjoy at your own pace.

Trek along to the watchtowers and learn about some of the Wall’s myths and legends from your local guide, all the while drinking in even more spectacular views. Although there are a lot of steep steps in places, we invite you to tackle the Great Wall at your own pace as you soak up the magnitude of this feat of engineering.

At the end of the walk along the Great Wall of China, it's up to you how you want to get down. You can head back the way you came, or, if you fancy a different perspective, take the cable car or toboggan (yep, toboggan) back down.

After well and truly working up an appetite, we'll head for a tasty local lunch and try some Chinese specialties. With full tummies, we'll start making the journey back to Beijing. Your local guide can give you more suggestions on what to do, so don’t be shy to ask our local experts for their help.

If you wish to explore more of Beijing with us, feel free to ask your local guide about other Urban Adventures that we do in this majestic capital. Surely you will find something that’ll suit you!

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Great Wall Experience group tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

IMPORTANT: Chinese law requires that all travellers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and birthdate to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in a traveller not being able to join their tour, or for the entire group to be denied access to sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. When you book this tour, please be sure to fill out all fields at checkout. Please also enter your passport number into the 'Additional Information' box and bring your passport with you on the tour.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Entry to Great Wall Mutianyu
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for driver or guide.
Why Book with Bookmundi
What are customers saying about Bookmundi
Excellent
4.71 Average 318 Reviews
GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Crowd-free BeijingTour: Great Wall Experience tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences Private Crowd-free BeijingTour: Great Wall Experience tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Lonely Planet Experiences Private Crowd-free BeijingTour: Great Wall Experience tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Sunworld Hotel 天伦松鹤大酒店 灯市口大街88号 No. 88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng, Beijing.  Directions: Dengshikou Station, Metro Line 5, Exit A. Turn left, then turn left at the Dengshikou Dajie, Sunworld is 250 metres down Dengshikou street on the left side.

Meeting end point :

Sunworld Hotel, No. 88 Dengshikou Street, Dong Cheng District.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
Welcome back!

Looks like you last logged in with Facebook.