What To Expect
Start your adventurous day at China's Great Wall, an approximate 1 1/2 hour drive from downtown Beijing. One of the greatest engineering feats in human history, the Great Wall was built more than 2,500 years ago to protect Chinese civilization from fearsome northern tribes. The expanse of the wall winds over deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching a staggering 5,550 miles (8,850 km) across China.
This experience takes you away from the tourist crowds to the Mutianyu section, one of the wall's oldest parts that hasn't been fully restored from its authentic state beyond safety measures. Explore the monumental walkway with virtually nobody else in sight on an easy hike that is suited to varying abilities with plenty of rest stops along the way.
You'll see at least a dozen impressive watchtowers that snake off in various directions over the horizon. Under the shade of the secluded rampart, enjoy views over the countryside as you sip chilled champagne paired with popular local delicacies. Delight in regional foods full of subtle and sophisticated flavors!
Glean historical insights from your guide, who will describe other functions of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty, including its border controls and regulated transport of people and goods along the Silk Road. After your tour and lunch at Mutianyu, your guide will transport you back to your Beijing hotel.
As an alternative, ask your guide to drop you off at the Art District 798, a labyrinth of warehouses comprising art galleries and studios, boutiques, museums, bars and cafés. Here, you'll find cutting-edge, contemporary Chinese art along with quirky clothes shops and bookshops to add to the mix. You can enjoy a drink or have dinner at a local restaurant before making your own way back to Beijing.
Full-day Mutianyu Great Wall tour with tasty local delicacies and chilled champagne
Walk off-the-beaten track and picnic on the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall
See stunning scenery and learn fascinating history with your professional guide
Tasty local appetizers accompanied by chilled champagne
Black Pepper Beef
Stir-Fried Bean Curd with Minced Pork and Chili Sauce
Winter Melon Spare Rib Soup
Pick-up from inner city hotels in Beijing
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Gourmet picnic hamper
Tour insurance cover
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
*Please note that menu is subject to change based on availability.
Pick-up times may vary due to traffic and hotel location.
Children below 2 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.
Tours run rain or shine, unless conditions prove to be too adverse.
Please dress appropriately. Comfortable shoes are advisable.
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