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  • From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Transfer with Pick-Up

    1. From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Transfer with Pick-Up

    Explore the most well-known and preserved section of the Great Wall in Mutianyu. This section is a UNESCO heritage site has appeared in some Hollywood movies and has been climbed by former US President Barack Obama. Depart from Beijing at your hotel at around 7 AM with a shared pick-up or meet at the downtown station at around 8 AM. Head to Mutianyu with a convenient air-conditioned transfer. Arrive in Mutianyu at around 9-9:30 AM. Take amazing photos of the Mutianyu Wall from multiple angles - either down from the hill or up from the wall if you purchase the admission ticket option. Then, challenge yourself with a 5-6km hike from the bottom to the top of the highest station which was once a beacon. Or take an easier route with the cable car option so that you can ascend the later half directly. Enjoy around 3-3.5 hours to explore by yourself. Include a 10-dish authentic Chinese lunch...

    Good timing of the visit as I did want to spend the whole day, comfortable bus and good communication. Thank you.

  • From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

    2. From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

    Climb aboard a bus that departs from downtown Beijing and travel directly to the Mutianyu Great Wall, saving you time and money. On the journey, your English-speaking tour guide will give you an introduction to the history of Great Wall.  Follow your guide from the parking lot to take a shuttle to the admission gate. Arrive at the site allowing you 4–5 hours of free time to climb up to the 20th Watchtower at your own pace. Choose the option to include a round-way cable car to get to tower 14 from where you can enjoy the most beautiful views. Or select the guided hiking option if you would like a professional expert to accompany you in a small group to the cable car. In this option, your guide will explain interesting stories about the wall, and help you find the best photo spots along the route. This 40-minute guided experience will give you a deeper knowledge and appreciation for this ...

    I had a great day on Chinese Great Wall. I was lucky to have a guide whose name was Claire, she was helpful, kind and happy person. It was easy to communicate with her. Started from the meeting point in Beijing and throughout all the way everything was on high level, was well-organized. I definitely recommend to take tour of this company. Great job MUBUS team and many thanks!

  • Beijing: Transfer to Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall

    3. Beijing: Transfer to Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall

    Save time and money taking this dedicated bus direct to the Gubei Water Town, where the beautiful Simatai Great Wall is adjacent to. Climb aboard the bus departing from downtown Beijing City and arrive at Gubei. Start to explore the beauty of this Chinese-styled water town by yourself. You also have the option to have the entry ticket and the cable car ticket to the Simatai Great Wall pre-booked to save you time on the day. Also, you can select the cruise tickets or a guided tour. The Simatai Great Wall is famous for only renovation for the essential parts and you can still see many parts stay its original look. This is also the only Great Wall section that you can stay at night. We recommend you to go back to the water town for a night stroll where you can see beautiful night decoration and shows. Upon exiting the Great Wall, meet your guide at the meeting point at a dedicated time a...

  • Beijing: Old Beijing e-Bike Adventure

    4. Beijing: Old Beijing e-Bike Adventure

    Following your e-bike safety briefing, you will set out on the adventure. Starting with a practice lap around the surrounding Hutongs, your guides will teach you about the history of the Hutongs, including some interesting facts about who lived there. Once you're a pro at riding, head to Ghost Street to see where you should come back for some food, you may even see a ghost. Jump straight back into the Hutongs where you will navigate through some narrower streets to really get a feel for the culture. As you come out of those Hutongs, you'll see the gorgeous gateways and entrance to Lama Temple before crossing over the road to see one of the most beautiful streets in Old Beijing, Guozijian. This street is where you can give Confucius a wave if you catch his statue at the Confucius Temple. Following the temple, ride all the way along Guozijia, past the old academy where students would stud...

    I experienced working with Dominic twice. Once to rent an e-bike, which was well worth it on a hot day in Beijing! It was easy to get around, it was fun and he had great recommenations of what to do and see! I spent some time tooling around to see where things were, and hung out at the Houhai lake too! I also went on a Hutong tour with him where he showed me all the great hidden food places and was patient enough to wait while I pinned them on my map. He also shared good historical information which I appreciate as a history learner.

  • Badaling Great Wall: Admission with Cable Car Return Ticket

    5. Badaling Great Wall: Admission with Cable Car Return Ticket

    Visit the most popular section of the Great Wall of China in Badaling. As the earliest open section of Great Wall, Badaling is well restored and accessible compared to other sections. Well equipped with stairs and handrails, this makes Badaling a great choice for all visitors. Explore the Great Wall to see how it was used to defend against invasion and the use of different parts, including the watchtower and the arrow holes. Challenge yourself to hike up the 4-kilometer long trails to the highest point, North Eighth Tower, and take breathtaking photos. Opt for an easier way with the cable car ticket included in this bundle, which takes you directly there. Don't forget to explore the nearby area, where you can find the Great Wall Museum and a market.

  • Great Wall Hiking: Small Group

    6. Great Wall Hiking: Small Group

    your guide will meet you at 8am and then drive to Simatai West. You will start the hiking around 10:30am, and it will take about 3 hours to complete. A lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant will be organized after the hiking before returning to the city. This section offers arguably the finest hiking anywhere on the Great Wall. It is extremely photogenic, with over 15 watch-towers, and steep gradients that give constantly changing perspectives and wide, open views. There is fascinating variety in the watch-towers here. Some have two storeys, others three. Some have flat roofs, others rounded and others again are pitched with upturned eaves. This section of the wall is wild, ruined, preserved and original. On a clear day, it is difficult to fail to take good photographs here. 

    What an amazing day! We had wonderfully blue skies and very little wind on our hike from Simatai to Jinshanling. Tau was a fantastic guide. He provided great insight to the wall, region, history, and peoples. He made sure everyone was comfortable with the pace and had plenty of time for photos whenever we liked. Mind you, there are a lot of stairs to climb on this 15 tower trek, but they are doable and so worth it. ADDED BONUS: I didn’t expect too much from the included lunch after reading previous reviews, but it was one of our favorite meals during our stay in China! Highly recommended!

  • Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Half-Day Tour

    7. Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Half-Day Tour

    Visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor, bearing the sins of his subjects, humbled himself before the heavens and performed rituals calculated to ensure a good harvest for the year. From an aerial view, the temple’s architectural style mimics the Chinese concepts of heaven and earth, the round edifice symbolizing heaven, rests upon the square base meant to symbolize earth.  The dominant feature of the entire complex is the enormous Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an ornate and colorful structure mounted on a three-tiered marble altar. After the Temple of Heaven, your guide will take a taxi with you to the Summer Palace, which is the palace for the emperors to escape the heat of the city. The Summer Palace is one of Beijing’s most popular landmarks and one of the best examples of an imperial garden in China.  Your guide will choose a perfect route for you to enjoy the beautiful g...

  • From Beijing: Great Wall at Mutianyu Half-Day Hiking Trip

    8. From Beijing: Great Wall at Mutianyu Half-Day Hiking Trip

    After pick-up by your guide at your hotel, make the 1.5-hour drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Have a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. You'll then have two options for travelling up and down the wall: round-trip cable car or chairlift, or by toboggan. Take 7 minutes to reach the top of the wall (instead of the 45 minutes it takes to go by foot up the steps!). The cable car ascends to and descends from the 14th watchtower, from where you can walk east to the 23rd watchtower, the most beautiful part of the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. The cable car will take you to the 6th watch tower - recommended for those in great physical condition, as the hike to the 23rd watchtower from the 6th is more difficult. Spend the day exploring this truly extraordinary Wall that has captured the imagination of the world for centuries. After returning to the foot of the Grea...

    Just amazing and has to be done. Our guide Jin made it so much more worthwhile to hike and enjoy a wonder of the world.

  • Beijing: Chaoyang Acrobatic Show with Optional Transfer

    9. Beijing: Chaoyang Acrobatic Show with Optional Transfer

    The Beijing Acrobatic Show is an awesome spectacle perfect for kids and adults alike. The show starts at 5:30 PM in low season, and 7:00 PM in high season at the Chaoyang Theater, and lasts for around 60-minutes. Once the show starts, enjoy a magic and breathtaking night of Chinese acrobatics, including gravity-defying contortionism, juggling, unicycling, chair-stacking and plate-spinning acts, and a lot more! If you choose, there is an option of private hotel pick-up and drop off from your hotel in Beijing city center.

    I booked through 'Get your Guide' and the process was very simple. In Beijing, it was a smooth process to show the e-tickets at the ticket counter outside the theatre and obtain actual tickets. One can easily commute via the subway. Just know which exit (C) to get off at. Theatre is 75 mts to the left when you exit. The show was fantastic and should be included in one's itinerary whilst in Beijing.

  • Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Small Group Hike

    10. Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Small Group Hike

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Beijing, and then travel in comfort to the Great Wall of China at Jiankou. Embark on a 10-kilometer hike along one of the wildest sections of the Great Wall of China, and get stunning views of the surrounding mountains and untouched scenery. Climb the steps to the Zhengbei Watch Tower to start your walk along the untouched ramparts as far as Mutianyu. Constructed in 1368 during the Ming Dynasty, the Jiankou Great Wall is made of large light colored rocks and has never been restored, with some sections falling into disrepair. Face the challenge of an approximate 5-hour hike with spectacular views of jagged cliffs and scenic lookouts. Arrive at the reconstructed Mutianyu Great Wall and re-energize with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before the return drive to Beijing. 

    Really good trip, enjoyed it very much ! Happy to have had Bob chen as my guide !

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What people are saying about Beijing

I experienced working with Dominic twice. Once to rent an e-bike, which was well worth it on a hot day in Beijing! It was easy to get around, it was fun and he had great recommenations of what to do and see! I spent some time tooling around to see where things were, and hung out at the Houhai lake too! I also went on a Hutong tour with him where he showed me all the great hidden food places and was patient enough to wait while I pinned them on my map. He also shared good historical information which I appreciate as a history learner.

Roy was an excellent guide and very good at managing a large crowd of tourists. His instructions were clear as he’s fluent in English. I really enjoyed the tour as he briefly explained the history of the wall and materials used to glue them together. Buffet was sumptuous, lots of veggies. No shopping stops which I appreciated so the whole time was dedicated in exploring the walls and other attractions like cable car and toboggan. This tour is highly recommended.

I had a great day on Chinese Great Wall. I was lucky to have a guide whose name was Claire, she was helpful, kind and happy person. It was easy to communicate with her. Started from the meeting point in Beijing and throughout all the way everything was on high level, was well-organized. I definitely recommend to take tour of this company. Great job MUBUS team and many thanks!

This trip was a birthday gift to myself, and what a wonderful gift. Thank you, GetYourGuide and our in person guide, Fred. Super service from start to end. I recommend you to all I know. Merry Christmas.

Great way to explore old Beijing. Fun and informative. Would recommend for first day of arrival as the journey reveals great places to explore my foot during rest of stay. Thanks much!