Beijing Private Night Tour to Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall

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From $307.00

4 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This is going to be a perfect tour for any late bird who would like a laid-back itinerary without rushing in the morning. You will start the tour at 2:00 in the afternoon, but you will be able to enjoy the marvelous landscape of Simatai Great Wall both in the day and evening. Famous for its "steepness" , It is the only section of the Great Wall which is illuminated at night.

Situated in Miyun County in Beijing, Gubei Water Town surrounds the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir and leans against the Simatai Great Wall, the most dangerous and majestic section of the entire Great Wall. Regarded as 'Wuzhen in Beijing', Gubei Water Town boasts a combination of mountains, water and ancient villages. The town is characterized by the northern architectural style, and the history and culture of the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the Republic of China (1912-1949) historic period. Most buildings are reconstructed in the traditional courtyard style.

What's Included

Bottled water

Local taxes,all the toll and parking fees

Private transportation

Professional licensed local guide

What's Not Included

Any personal expense


Meals, Drinks and Souvenirs

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 99

Additional Info

  • Meals will be a la carte in authentic local restaurant on your own
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

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.

What To Expect

Gubei Water Town
Gubei water town is a picturesque resort to enjoy the nice atmosphere of traditional Qing-style architecture, nice bridges, flowing river between green trees and flowers, there are beautiful music fountain and flying lamp activities at night.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Simatai Great Wall
With 1200km high above the sea level, the Simatai Great Wall is said as one of the most magnificent Great Wall in Beijing. The overwhelming steepness and serenity of the Wall would surprise you how did the ancient laborers built it up by hands and feet.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Above ALL expectations
Tisidan, 29-01-2020
We choose Judy because of her ability to respond quickly and accurately and that impressed us. Also, and that might be a well kept secret, Judy calmed my wife because she could say few words in French! But above all, never ever have we enjoyed a private tour like this one. You want good reasons:
Knowledgeable, she engages well, she's smiling (always!), she pays attention to details, the choice of visits and the care she takes of her customer is above any expectations. Not to mention that we had two different drivers (one at the beginning and one when we returned from our cruise) and both were big 10's! Their cars (both were driving Buick's) were new, clean, and their driving was safe and smooth. We also spent sometime to socialize and that was an instructive experience as well. And for those French Canadians that are scared because of the language barrier I would say: There was no barrier at all! Judy was just above any of all our expectations!
Different way to explore the Great Wall
Jochmichale, 29-12-2019
Judy was recommended by a colleague and we contacted her for organizing a trip to see the Great Wall and water town at night. Judy replies us fast and she was always ready to help. The next day she arranged a spacious comfortable SUV for 4 of us. The driver Mr Zang was patient and friendly enough during the whole way while Judy as our guide was just amazing, kind, patient and absolutely outstanding. She was very insightful and well-organized and glad to satisfy any queries we had. She went out of her ways to make us as comfortable as possible. I definitely will be using her services in the future. Great person and great trip!
A great day out escaping busy Beijing
500kathv, 28-10-2019
This was a wonderful day out to a beautiful restored water town and the wall at night. Autumn is a lovely time of year to go. A highlight was the light show in the evening. Judy was a wonderful guide, excellent English and we learned so much from her. We really enjoyed the day and wished that we had more tours with Judy.
A wonderful experience!
JillDerry, 11-01-2019
Excellent guide in Judy, very charming and knowledgeable. Went to Gubei water town and the Great Wall at Simatai. The water town is very picturesque, lots of photo opportunities. If so inclined, also lots of activities in the village eg paper modelling, making kites, lanterns, etc. However we elected to climb up to the wall (25mins) and were not disappointed. The history here is amazing. The wall is steep here, hold on tight! But this adds to the magnificence of the views.

Returning to the village by gondola, we found our guide had tracked down a western restaurant as one of us had become allergic to Chinese food (msg probably). Very thoughtful of her and appreciated. She also allowed us to deviate off to have a Starbucks!

After dark we took the gondola up to the wall. All lit up. Fantastic to view from the village and from the wall. As it was my birthday the guide bought me a good luck wooden rectangle to hand on the wall, a Chinese custom like the padlocks on bridges, we think.

This tour gave us abiding memories of the vastness of the wall and the length of Chinese history.

Pluses: excellent knowledgeable and charming guide in Judy. Flexible tour in that we chose to visit the wall in daylight also as opposed to remaining in the village (highly recommend if adult). Magnificent views of lit up wall. Private car meant travel very comfortable.
Negatives: very few, cigarette smell in car on return trip (common) as driver waits all trip for you and smokes like many of his compatriots. Probably smokes outside the car but brings smell in on clothes etc. Minor issue.

We highly recommend this tour and this guide. The best of all the 5 days tripping we did.

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