Small-Group Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour with Lunch

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From $148.00

49 reviews   (4.98)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This full-day tour of Beijing offers an in-depth look at Beijing’s rich cultural heritage. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll tour the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, visit the Summer Palace. Enjoy a Chinese lunch and comfortable round-trip minivan transport from your hotel. All entrance fees, cable car/toboggan round trip are included. Group size is limited to 12 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide. Pick up and drop off including hotels within the 4th ring road of Beijing City.

What's Included

Bottled water

Cable car or ski lift up and toboggan down at the Wall

Entrance Fee

Hotel pickup and drop-off (For hotels within the 4th ring road of the Beijing City)


Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

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

Mutianyu Great Wall
You will be picked up from your hotel lobby at 8:00am and your guide will lead you to your private minivan and start the tour.

Drive about 1.5 hours to the Mutianyu Great Wall. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is a masterpiece of restoration, with 23 original-style watchtowers. Upon your arrival, you will have some time to discover this amazing creature by yourself! You will get on the Great Wall either by chair lift up and toboggan down from at tower 6 or cable car round trip at tower 14.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
After the hiking, it's time to have lunch in a local village for the authentic Chinese food. The sample dishes:

Gongbao Chicken

Local mushroom and pork

Onion pancakes

Muxu pork 

Sweet and Sour pork/chicken

Egg or soy sauce fried rice

Spicy beans

Board on the minivan again, and head to the Summer Palace. During the 1 hour drive, your English speaking guide will tell you more about the imperial palace before you visit there. The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden and palace in China.

Your full-day tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in Beijing.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Thank you Sally
Meraz201, 29-11-2019
We spent a beautiful and unique day in the great wall and summer palace, Our guide Sally excellent explanations, disposition to answer our multiple questions.

The places are amazing..meals so good... definitely recommend take this tour.

Edward and Nataly. Tks
Amazing tour!
Rebecca B, 06-10-2019
This tour is a fantastic choice if you have a day spare in Beijing. This section of the wall was different to see the other parts of the Great Wall that we saw. The guide knew a lot about the history of the Summer Palace and this was nice to look at.
Private tour of Great Wall and summer palace
annbD2762KF, 06-10-2019
Just husband and I took the private tour or the Great Wall and summer palace. Our guide was Susan who was absolutely wonderful! It was golden week, so we left at 7 am for our tour which was perfect. We had our section of the walk almost to ourselves. Many tourists were arriving as we left. She took many photos of us at the wall in great locations. We really enjoyed hearing all of the history, culture and even everyday life. We were early for lunch, so we stopped at a tea House and had a tea ceremony. This was a free extra opportunity for us and was wonderful! A great surprise for our tour. Lunch was fabulous and was at an authentic small Chinese restaurant. We told our guide what we liked and she picked out a perfect lunch. We enjoyed the summer palace as well. Overall, I kept telling my husband this was my favorite day of our trip. Susan was just wonderful! Our driver was also great. He had a very nice car and was dropped us off and picked us up at great spots.
A Wonderful Experience
José Ramón H, 18-08-2019
My husband and I had a wonderful experience on our visit! Firstly, I have to say that we were very impressed with our guide, Susan. She was a wealth of information, professional, and sensitive to our needs. I had a lot of questions about history and customs and she was able to answer all of them. She was also able to give us insights into modern China.
nice tour, not great lunch
Rene U, 26-12-2019
We did this tour after going to Badaling the day prior and, wow, what a difference. Matianyu was quite a different experience— less crowded, more scenic views, and arguably fewer steep climbs. We were there close to peak fall colors and the view did not disappoint. The lunch, however, did. It was a buffet lunch, but the food was mostly cold and disappointing. Customers were only western tourists and their guides. Lunch was also only reached after a stop at a jade factory below the restaurant, where the entire point was to sell (seemingly) overpriced bangles. Linda was a nice and knowledgeable tour guide. She mostly gave us the history of the places during the driving trips, rather than while walking around once we arrived. She was sometimes hard to hear in a larger van. We had a group of 4 who split their transport between cable car and ski lift/ toboggan- I was somewhat surprised Linda didn’t join either group to traverse the wall, but maybe it was too hard to choose. Otherwise, she was very helpful to navigate to, through, and from the sites and provided a nice tour of the Summer Palace, although somewhat rigid in what areas we would visit. Would have liked to go visit the temple at the time and seemed we only didn't to avoid crowds.

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