This full-day tour takes in the Great Wall of China at Badaling and the sacred Ming Tombs, where 13 Ming Dynasty emperors are buried. Starting in Beijing, we'll head north of the city to visit these two ancient sites.
What to Expect
We've combined two of our most popular destinations from Beijing into a memorable full-day tour. The day includes visits to the Great Wall at Badaling and the sacred Ming Tombs.
The section of the Great Wall at Badaling is the most well-preserved and is considered a national cultural relic. It has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site and ranks among the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Badaling is located in Yanqing County, north of Beijing. This section of the Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). You’ll have the opportunity to climb up either the north or south face of the Wall.
From Badaling we head to the sacred Ming Tombs, the burial sites for 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. You'll have the opportunity to explore the largest of the excavated burial sites, the Changling Tomb, which is divided into 3 separate, impressive courtyards.
The site for the Tombs was chosen by the 3rd Ming Dynasty emperor, Yongle (1402-1424). He was also responsible for moving China’s capital city from Nanjing to Beijing. After the construction of the Imperial Palace (the Forbidden City) was completed in 1420, Yongle selected his burial site and created his own mausoleum.
Lunch is included in the tour, as is a stop at the world-renowned Longdi Jade Factory where you’ll have time to shop for the perfect souvenir.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Local English-speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Parking fees & tolls wherever applicable
What's Not Included
- Hotel accommodation
- Flight/train ticket
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, etc.
- Gratuities for the tour guide, driver, hotel bellboy
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Know Before You Go
The approximate day tour itinerary & schedule above is for reference only, and may vary according to your travel date and group size. The Itinerary & schedule is subject to change at the time of booking order is confirmed.
Tour Duration: About 8 hours
Departure Date: Daily
Tour Starts: 07:30-09:00 at guest hotel