4-5 Hour Beijing Layover Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall

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From $125.00

90 reviews   (4.92)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This visa-free private layover tour takes you to explore the most famous attraction in Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall, where you can get some fresh air and fully stretch your legs between two long flights. Your friendly guide will assist you for amazing photos taking. In addition, this tour is with no hidden fees and shopping stops so that you can truly enjoy your time during the visit.

What's Included

All transfers by nice and clean private car

Entrance fee to Great Wall

Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle.

Gas, toll fee, parking fee and local taxes are included

Good English-speaking guide service.

Warm jackets provided (winter only: November,December,January,February,March/It require at least 2 days advanced reservation)

What's Not Included

Any Meals

Cable fee or toboggan at Great Wall (RMB 120/pp-ticket office only charge cash in Chinese RMB)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 70

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • The tour would be about 7 hours if you would start from Beijing Daxing International Airport, so it requie a layover at least 11 hours between two flights.
  • Visa Process: 1) Arrive in Beijing and get off the plane. 2) Follow signs to baggage claim, then you will find China immigration inspection. 3) Apply 24-144 hours visa(fill out a long white form beforehand) 4) After get visa, walk back to the regular line
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • Mutianyu Great Wall is closed now due to coronavirus, so we will take you to see wild Great Wall instead during these days. And we will arrange Mutianyu Great Wall tour again right after it's opened.
  • Note: Making such trips possible, your layover time has to be at least 9 hours or longer (between two flights)
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The tour last about 5 hours, plus the time(2 hours) to get out of airport and the time(2 hours) to catch flight, so it requires at least 9 hours layover time(between two flights) to make this tour happen.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Picking up at Beijing capital airport (or from a hotel) based on your given flight details. Your guide will hold a sign with your name while waiting right outside the baggage claim. Upon meeting, driving straight from Beijing Airport to the Great Wall at Mutianyu (1.5 hours drive)-the prettiest secti on in Beijing.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mutianyu Great Wall
After arrive at Mutianyu Great wall, you can either hike up or use the most popular way to go up to the wall by cable or toboggan chairlift. After accompanied hiking with our guide on the wall for 1-2 hours or so (you can decide to stay on the wall longer or shorter depending on your energy), then drive back to the airport. Lovely tour ends.

This private tour is customized for you or your family only and no other tourist will be join in it. This tour will last for 5 hours or so (counting from meeting at the airport and dropping off back to the airport). If time permit, you can talk with driver and require a stop at a local Chinese restaurant for food (at your own cost).

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

You will be dropped off at Beijing capital airport for flight connection or at a nearby hotel in Beijing. About 1.5 hours drive.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Perfect Layover Tour with Tony!
S3504KEginam, 30-01-2020
This was the best way to spend our 15 hour layover in Beijing! Tony texted very clear, step-by-step instructions for how to get through the Beijing airport and what documents we needed to get our 24 hour visa. Everything was very quick and easy since we were doing all of this in the middle of the night when there were no crowds (our flight arrived at 1am). Then, Tony picked us up promptly at 6:30am at a coffee shop in the airport. We came from Thailand and were not prepared for the cold weather, but Tony brought nice, warm coats for us. Thank God!!! It was so freezing, I don’t think we would’ve made it through the day without those coats. We were exhausted from being up all night traveling, so Tony invited us to recline our seats and shut our eyes during the hour long drive to the Great Wall. When we arrived, Tony knew all the best places for photo-ops and took lots of beautiful pictures that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Then, as a bonus after the Great Wall, he took us to an authentic Chinese tea ceremony. This was such an unexpected and memorable experience. We ended up buying lots of tea and unique souvenirs here. Lastly, after a beautiful drive through the countryside, Tony took us to an authentic Chinese restaurant for lunch and helped us navigate the menu. The food was unbelievable! We arrived back at the airport promptly to catch our flight home. If you have a long layover in Beijing, I couldn’t recommend this excursion enough. Book it and ask for Tony!!
Great for Long stopover in Beijing
Znousson, 07-01-2020
We had a layover of about 12 hours in Beijing and went on this tour to the Great Wall. It was super well organised, our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. It was beautiful at the Great Wall! We climbed, walked and took the slide down. Grownup kids loved it and we had time to take part in a tea ceremony, eat local food, see the Olympic stadium and a hutong too. Company is very accomodating and flexible. We made it back to the airport in good time.
Most memorable Layover Tour- The Great Wall
pichadah, 06-01-2020
My family and I had a 12 hour layover and we took advantage of this offer. As soon as we landed the steps and instructions given were precise and we moved smoothly to meet Tony exactly where he had told us he'd be. He whisked us away in a nice, clean and spacious SUV for our 1.5 hour drive to The Great Wall. We felt warm and safe and excited. We had flown from our long visit in Southeast Asia and were not prepared for the cold weather in Beijing. Tony had warm coats for all of us and we stopped to pick up gloves and hats as we were starting the tour. Everything went according to plan and then we were on the lifts to get us to the wall. Tony was very accommodating with all our questions and requests. He helped us get the best photos at the best spots for memories of a lifetime. We finished the climb with the fun toboggan ride down ...which was an extra bonus for my teenage son. :) He also took us to a tea ceremony where we got to taste some incredible teas. Once finished with our tour and back in the car, Tony took us to a local restaurant for noodles for lunch and to warm up before heading back to the airport. Once at the airport, before our good-byes, he escorted us in to make sure we were at the right place to continue our flight.... with plenty of time. The most memorable experience!!!! I highly recommend this tour. It definitely was a spectacular experience to end our Asia trip. Thank you, Tony! Our best wishes to you and your family - Hank, Pich and Alex.
Perfect excursion for our long layover
dad2twins, 06-01-2020
We flew in from Thailand at 0400 and had a 13 hour layover. Our guide David arrived promptly at 0630 and the specified location after we applied for a 24 visa at the airport (easy even at an early hour). We left the airport for the 1.5 drive to the wall. Being early, we were one of the only ones at the wall when it opened around 0830. We spent a couple of hours exploring with David. David was incredible. He was knowledgeable and welcoming. We even requested to stop for a quick lunch on the way back and had a delicious lunch which beer anything from the airport. I can’t say enough about how easy this quick and easy this excursion was for our group. There was great communication and everything was efficient. Thank you for the memories!
Quick trip to the Wall
rahulcool1305, 04-01-2020
I would highly recommend this trip.
Due to huge crowd on airport (Christmas season ) it took me 3 hours to come out and I was delayed by 1.5 hours for this tour, however Jim was ki d enough to wait for me. Tony was always in touch with me to track where I was. Jim managed to get me quickly to the main spots on wall including the snow activities planned and dropped me back to airport just in time. Thanks guys!

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