Private Jingshanling Great Wall Tour including Lunch

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From $199.47

16 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.


To avoid the crowd Great Wall in Beijing, you will visit Jinshanling Great Wall for the full day tour. Accompanied by your guide, learn more history about the Great Wall and Beijing, you can spend couple hours on the wall, discover the picturesque Jinshanling through the eyes of a photographer and take the pictures of stunning landscape. Lunch and round trip transportation from your hotel are included.

-Enjoy the several hours' hiking on the Jinshanling section, the best-preserved stretch;
-Enjoy a private and none tourist wall and take great pictures;
-Have delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

Delicious Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant

English-speaking tour guide service fee

Entrance Tickets to the Sights

Gas, toll & parking lot fees

What's Not Included



Gratuity to the guide and driver (for good service)

Return Cable car up and down the wall

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 80

Additional Info

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

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

Jinshanling Great Wall
You will be picked up at the hotel lobby at 7:30am and drive to Jinshanling Wall which takes 2 hours. Once you reach the wall you will climb to the top and hike from west side to the east side of Jinshanling section. The hike is about 5-6 KM and takes about 3 hours. You have to be really physically in good conditions. During the hiking, you will come across many watch towers and barrier towers and see the difference between the renovated section and wild section. Also, you can see the Simatai Great Wall section from distance.
Start the walk from East five eye tower then go up to the ruined towers. The difficulty of the hike is moderate. Along the way, you will pass through several famous towers: Black Tower, Lesser Jinshan Tower, Big Jinshan Tower.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Great guide and trip
swhiley, 06-01-2020
We booked the trip the day before, only a couple of hours before our flight. We received confirmation and a personal text message before we took off. The guide and driver were on time and absolutely lovely. The guide taught us some interesting history on the way but also let us nap on the 3 hour drive. He accompanied us on the walk and made sure we were safe and then took us to a delicious restaurant for lunch. The wall was absolutely breathtaking and the whole experience was perfect. So lucky to have seen the wall during snow.
What a fabulous day it was!!!!
Sergey73, 27-09-2019
We booked our tour through Catherine Lu agency Tours. We have just arrived to this amazing city the day before being somewhat tired from a long flight.
When we arrived to our hotel we were pleasantly surprised that our tour guide has already contacted the hotel to confirm the time. It was really reassuring.

Our tour guide was Lena. She arrived earlier and introduced herself.

What can we say. Thank you so so much Lena. It was an absolutely amazing day. Your knowledge of history, culture is superb. One of the best private tours one could have in their lifetime. Everything was superb. We are so impressed and would not hesitate at all to ask her for assistance next time. We had such a great day on the Wall. There is so much to see there.

The lunch that she has organised in a local restaurant away from the touristy area was superb and the food was to die for.

Thank you again, Lena. We can't praise you enough for your knowledge, organisation and such an amicable personality.

Thank you.
Awesome Tour and Tour Guide
70kevin, 30-08-2019
We really had a great tour. Kim and the driver met us on time at the exact spot agreed upon. The ride was comfortable and efficient, with Kim providing a background on the Great Wall and China as we rode. Her English was very good (better than guides we had elsewhere in China). We hiked from one side of the Jinshanling Great Wall to the other side (around 3 hours). This section has both restored and non-restored sections, and the views and towers were awesome. Very few tourists until we hit the section with the chairlift. Kim was a very positive and energetic guide and offered to take photos along the way. After we finished the wall hike, we had lunch at a local Chinese restaurant with surprising good food. Highly recommend.
Amazing private tour of the Great Wall with Justin!
Julia C, 27-08-2019
We took the private tour of the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall in August 2019, and we cannot say enough good things about it! Everything about this tour was absolutely perfect, especially our guide Justin! His English was great and he was super attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about the Wall and China in general. We learned a lot from him on the drive there and also had some great conversations while walking along the wall. Once we arrived, he let us take our time and really enjoy the experience. We did not feel rushed at all. Our driver was also excellent and the van we rode in was spacious and comfortable too.

The Jinshanling section of the Wall is spectacular! The company let us be picked up early (7am) to beat the heat and traffic. The hike up to the Wall was the most challenging part, but it was so worth it. We got up onto the wall by about 10am and did not see another tourist until over an hour later. Once we neared the east gate, it became more crowded, but nothing compared to the Badaling section. In total, we hiked about 5 miles. This part of the Wall is partly wild so it is dangerous in some parts, but not too bad as long as you are careful. This is definitely the section you must see!

Also, lunch at a local Chinese restaurant down the road is included in the tour. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious and the owners were friendly and attentive to our food allergies.

We HIGHLY recommend Catherine Lu Tours and will definitely use them next time we visit China. If you take this tour, or any Beijing tour, request Justin!
So much more than we expected! This tour is awesome!
Avastano96537726, 26-08-2019
We expected a nice private tour to the Great Wall, but this experience was so much more than we had in mind. The day started at 7AM, when we were whisked away in a very comfortable van. Cold water was waiting for us on our drive to the wall. The drive out to the wall included information about Beijing and Justin was very fluent and knowledgeable about the city and its ongoing development. The driver was very smooth and made our trip out to the wall a very safe one. After walking up to the first tower, it became apparent that this was going to be a good day. Justin matched the range of hiking experience our group had, and made sure everyone got safely up. What awaited us were breathtaking views without crowds. We were the only ones on the wall for the first hour of the tour, making photography a breeze. The mystique of the wall was all around us, and we really were able to soak in the history and importance of the wall. Justin was happy to answer any questions, and laid out the history of the wall and its function through the ages. He truly cared that we had a good experience, and got all the little things right that make all the difference. We never felt rushed, and truly enjoyed our experience. In talking to Justin, we got a feel for what it’s like to live in China, and he was happy to answer any questions we had about Chinese culture and history. The long hike gave us views from multiple parts of the wall and plenty of photo opportunities. We met some very nice people along the way, and ended the experience with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. All the food was excellent, and this tour package is a great value. We’d do it again in a heartbeat, and Justin and the driver really made it an awesome experience.

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