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Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing

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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2042SIC_03
See two of China's most popular destinations, the World Heritage-listed Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs, on one unforgettable guided day trip from Beijing. You'll visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall, one of the best-preserved parts of this colossal structure, and explore the Chang Ling Tomb, the largest of the excavated Ming emperor burial sites. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included, with expert commentary from a knowledgeable guide throughout your full-day tour.


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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
After pickup in the morning from your hotel, hop aboard a comfortable coach and head north out of bustling Beijing to two popular area attractions. The first stop on your full-day sightseeing tour is the Great Wall of China, the greatest symbol of ancient Chinese engineering and one of the world's most famous structures. The Badaling section is a prime, preserved example of this colossal monument, which became a strategic military location during the Warring States period (476-221 BC), when many incomplete parts of the wall were built.

Here at the Badaling section, you have the opportunity to climb either the north or south face of the Great Wall, enjoying sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. As you stroll with your guide past watchtowers along the ancient fortification, learn why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and see why it lives up to its reputation as one of the Eight Wonders of the World.

From Badaling it's on to the sacred Ming Tombs, burial grounds to 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. Situated just outside the city, only three of the tombs are actually open for viewing. Discover the earliest and largest of the excavated burial sites, the Chang Ling Tomb, which dates back to 1413 and is divided into three separate, impressive courtyards.

During your day trip, a Chinese-style lunch is included, along with a shopping opportunity at the renowned Longdi jade factory. Learn how this beautiful stone is carved and enjoy browsing for goods before returning to your hotel in Beijing city aboard the coach.

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Tour departs from most Beijing city hotels

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  • 7:30am

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

8 hours (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point

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Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing

Great Wall

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking guide
  • All admission tickets
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Cruise port pickup is not available
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Reviewed by: joseph.koruth, September 2015

Great tour. Mr Li is really knowledgeable, caring and understanding. The perfect tour guide you can get for your tours. He explains in detail about each place and even gives you tips and directions for other attractions. My Mom was not able to walk a lot but Mr Li made sure the tour group stays together and gave her enough time to catch up with all . Mr Li deserves a special thanks

Reviewed by: David H W, September 2015

This is a tour that everyone should take. The Great Wall has been on the Must See List of mine and my wife for many years. The Wall and the surroundings were simply amazing, however the our guide Jackie was the difference in just seeing something and understanding its reason for being. Jackie explained every detail concerning the wall and its construction, who had it constructed, and why, and its recent restorations.
The tour was excellent and I would highly recommend the tour and our friend Jackie to anyone especially if you have an interest in Chinese history. It is a fantastic site as Jackie would say of course it was made in China.

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Tour code: 2042SIC_03