Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Great Wall of China Small Group Day Trip from Beijing submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
We met our guide in the foyer of one of the motels; there were only 4 of us on the tour. We then travelled out to the great wall via mini bus (not the most clean or modern mini bus), where the guide (kevin) escorted us to the top of the wall and then we were given a choice of how long we wanted to spend on the wall. We chose 3 hrs, which was absolutley magical....there was hardly anyone around as we were there very early, it was snowing beautiful big snow flakes and the whole vibe was gorgeous!! After wandering around on the wall, we then walked back down to the village and met up with Kevin and the rest of the party. It was then off to lunch at one of the local village cafes...Kevin ordered for us, which was just a mix of asian style foods. After lunch we headed back to beijing to have a relaxing foot massage, which was much deserved after walking the wall. Our driver wasnt able to drop us back to the pick up point so kevin escorted us on the subway back to where we started...all in all it was a great day!! if you want to see the wall without the fan fare of stopping at all the factories etc, then this is a great tour. The only downside was that if you wanted to spend more time on the wall (which we did), you werent able because you were constricted by the rest of the tour group.Reviewed by: Sandra B, Australia, March 2013
We had a great day with Linda Li at the Great Wall. She was very knowledgeable, fun and very flexible on a cold day in December. The Mutianyu is a great part of the wall to visit. We had a great lunch, Traditional tea, foot reflexology and massage and she helped us with a night show acrobats.Reviewed by: Laurie M, January 2013
We chose the "small" group tour as we don't like too many people going around with us. It turns out, we were the only two in the tour! We got to the Great Wall so early that we were waking up the people there to take our tickets. The guide, Robert, was excellent as well!Reviewed by: Francisco M, January 2013
Our Great Wall trip was fantastic. Myself and partner were the only two guests on the tour, so we had a private guide, private driver and private car (sedan) rather than a bus. We arrived very early at the Wall, and were the only people there! Imagine having the Great Wall of China to yourselves with not a soul in sight. The traditonal foot massage afterward was a fantastic experience - much better than what I've heard of people being suckered into Jade shops or other add-ons. Best ever of almost a dozen Viator tours. Highly, highly recommended.Reviewed by: James S, USA, November 2012
We had a great tour of the Great Wall. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our guide was super
even arranged a photo of the birds nest . We had a great lunch as well.