Enjoy a flexible, private 8-hour tour to the famous Mutianyu Great Wall with your friendly English-speaking driver during your time in Beijing. The pickup point can be at your hotel, local residence, train station in Beijing or even at the Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). The Great Wall entrance ticket is included in the price. If you wish to ride the cable car or toboggan on the wall, those would be at your own expense.
Great wall entrance ticket
Hotel/PEK airport/train station pickup and drop-off
Professional driver guide
What's Not Included
Cable car or toboggan tickets
ADULT: Age: 0 - 99
If you wish for your pickup location to be at the Beijing Airport or train station, please fill out your airline and rail/station details upon booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Public transportation options are available nearby
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
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.
Travelling with Jimmy, 100% worth it.
We contacted Jimmy just in the evening before the day of our visit to the Great Wall and we had, more than a driver, a guide, language facilitator and travel companion for our trip. We made the best choice, initially because we wanted to keep our luggage in a safe place as we had to go to the airport afterwards, but he offered us much more: help with the tickets and formalities, local food recommendations, a brief description of the monument, local legends and interesting details which made our visit to the Great Wall much more meaningful. We will definitely contact him again when we come back.
Great tour guide
Jimmy was an excellent tour guide. He helped from the beginning by telling us a good location to book a hotel. His English is proficient. Everything went smoothly. Jimmy picked us up at our hotel and even helped us book tickets for the forbidden city for us to do after the Great Wall tour. We even left some personal items behind in Jimmy’s van and he was sweet enough to drop them off at our hotel later. 10/10 recommend.
Fabulous Guide and Tour!
Julie G, 28-12-2019
After searching long and hard for a Great Wall tour that was affordable and avoided the shopping stops mandated by many, we found Jimmy...hooray! He and the driver were both awesome. Jimmy knows a lot about the Wall and Chinese history in general...plus he speaks English fluently. They picked the four of us up in a very comfortable van, dropped us back at the hotel, and handled all other logistics. Jimmy is knowledgeable, responsible, and conscientious. All we had to do was listen, learn, and enjoy!
We were at Mutianyu on Christmas Day. It had snowed the day before...so the skies were clear and the crowds minimal. It's an inspiring place! I highly recommend both Jimmy and the Great Wall.
Great Wall and Great Driver!
This particular tour was the highlight of our trip to China. What made it most special was the guide/driver Jimmy Z. We couldn’t have asked for a more special person let alone a great guide. Our request for an earlier start time, via email, was returned in a matter of an hour. When the special day came, he was spot on time and the vehicle (a large type van) was spotlessly clean. After introductions were made, Jimmy and the two of us started the 1.5-hour trip to the Mutianyu portion of the Great Wall. Jimmy is an extra safe driver, which we truly appreciated, especially being the first snowfall of the season. We arrived at a special parking area where Jimmy paid for the coach tickets that is used to bring you to the entry area of the Great Wall (lined with small shops/restaurants). During the coach ride Jimmy explained to us the different options we had (Cable Cars/Ski lift/toboggan down) and genteelly guided us to what turned out to be the best path. What really surprised us was that Jimmy not only helped us purchase the needed tickets, but he actually joined us on the cable card ride up to tower 14. On top of the Great Wall he made sure we were heading in the right direction (to tower 6) and that we knew what to do when we came down the ski-lift (unfortunately the toboggan slide was not open due to the snow), take the coach back to entry area and meet him at a restaurant to the left of the Burger King.
After a few pictures he took of us on the Wall, he told us to take as much time that was needed and that he would see us when done. He then caught the cable cars back down the wall.
All we can say is that the Great Wall, although challenging at times (we are no spring chickens), was a spectacular walk! When competed we really had a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of the sheer magnitude of this man-made marvel. And there was Jimmy playing Chinese Chess with another person when we entered the restaurant. He stood up to greet us and we told him to finish his game. This gave us time to toast our successful climb of this iconic Wall and our great tour guide/friend Jimmy with two of the coldest beers we have ever had!
Professional and knowledgeable
I couldn't have hoped for a more knowledgeable or professional tour guide than Jimmy. He has fantastic patience with our 17 month old boy (and also with my wife and I at times!). The whole day was perfect from start to finish. I thoroughly recommend Jimmy and will be using his services again.
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