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

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Discover two of China’s most incredible attractions during a full-day tour of the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs from Beijing. Accompanied by a guide, visit one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall and marvel at the spectacular scenery that surrounds the Badaling section. Then, explore the Chang Ling Tomb, a magnificent Ming emperor burial site. Appease your appetite with an authentic Chinese lunch and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel.
  • Climb the north or south face of the UNESCO-listed Great Wall with an informative guide
  • Explore the excavated courtyards of Chang Ling Ming Tomb
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch and browse for goods at the Longdi jade factory
  • Pickup and drop-off included from most Beijing city hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Book for an introductory visit to the well-preserved Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tombs, plus local lunch.
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Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:00AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)
Air-conditioned coach
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Chinese style lunch
Admission tickets
Cruise port pickup is not available
Cable car fee
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Tour departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Depart from your Beijing hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire the rural scenery as you escape bustling Beijing. Stop first at the Great Wall of China, an iconic landmark illustrating the innovation of ancient Chinese engineering. Venture to the Badaling section, one of the best-preserved parts of the structure, and listen as your guide provides an engaging narrative about the attraction’s history. 

Climb either the north or south face of the wall to absorb panoramic vistas of the surrounding scenery. Stroll the fortification to discover the watchtowers and natural havens that pepper the UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

After thorough exploration of the ancient wonder, head to the sacred Ming tombs to discover the burial grounds of ancient Ming emperors. Marvel at three of the excavated tombs and hear of the extravagant lives led by the mausoleum’s inhabitants. Refuel with an authentic Chinese-style lunch then browse the bespoke shops of the Longdi Jade Factory for special souvenirs. 

Relax during the journey back to Beijing by comfortable coach and bid your guide farewell at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Great Wall at Badaling
Great Wall is the very symbol of ancient Chinese engineering. The Badaling section is a prime, preserved example of this colossal structure. Since Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC) and Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC), Badaling became a very important military strategic place Many incomplete parts of the wall were proved to be built in the Warring States Period. Here you will have the opportunity to climb up either the North or South Face of the Wall.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
Ming Tombs, burial grounds to 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. Only three of the tombs are actually open for viewing. Changling, the earliest and largest of the tombs, dates from the year 1413. We will explore the largest of the excavated burial sites, the Changling Tomb, which is divided into three separate, impressive courtyards.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Entire tour is normally about 8 hours, but it might take a bit longer during peak season like summer time or special holidays
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hantang International Travel Service
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing.

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  • "We arrived early in the morning, so there were not many people, which made very easy to climb the Great Wall!" See review
  • "Found the time available to explore the Great Wall limiting given the distance travelled to get there … time for private exploration needs to be expanded and less regimented." See review
  • "So, be careful by saying the address of the hotel." See review

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star-5
Excellent tour
CatherineByrneDub
, Jan 2020
We had a lovely day with our guide Cynthia who was very friendly and gave us lots of interesting facts about the ming tombs, the great Wall of China and Chinese culture.
star-3
Great Wall & Ming Tombs
muirdw
, Nov 2019
Very knowledgeable tour guide provided us with great background information throughout the day. Found the time available to explore the Great Wall limiting given the distance travelled to get there … time for private exploration needs to be expanded and less regimented. Unfortunately, at the end of the tour, our guide decided that traffic conditions were such that the drive back should be cut short in favour of jumping on the Metro to complete the last stage. This idea was well intentioned … aimed at reducing the time spent in traffic jams … unfortunately not all of us had experienced the Metro prior to the trip … raising levels of anxiety as to how to get back to the hotel (the guide did try very hard to ensure we were all capable of the journey and provided support for this - even checking we all got back safely). However this was not expected and created some unnecessary anxiety at the end of the tour. Rating reflects lack of time at the Wall and unexpected Metro trip ...otherwise rating would be higher.
star-3
Nice Tour, but Tour guide is not
Emellie Ann S
, Nov 2019
We had a good time visiting the Ming Tombs and climbing The Great Wall. It was raining that day but we still enjoyed ourselves. It was nice meeting our tour mates who are from the states and we also had a good lunch. Our tour guide was nice and accommodating at first but towards the end of the tour, he was mentioning tips and even asked us if we have tips for the driver. Then he said he is going ahead of us as we will pass by his house. He left the car n bang the door as he went out.
star-5
Great Day at Great Wall!
landisharts
, Nov 2019
Very informative and kind guide, nice and polite driver! We arrived early in the morning, so there were not many people, which made very easy to climb the Great Wall! Thanks!
star-5
Visit to Great Wall of China
wanderwhatsnext
, Sep 2019
During our Visit to Great Wall, the guide was very clear and knowledgeable. Our group had all of our questions answered and much more information and invite for the area and the history of China.
star-4
A must-do experience if you are in China
gian1298flights
, Aug 2019
Practical and comfortable to have a private tour (4 people in my case) with a guide very prepared on the topic and always ready to give tips and suggestions. I enjoyed the day very much having the opportunity to see the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs and I believe it is worth the price paid! Lunch is good but the end of the tour too commercial for me.
star-5
Great tour to see a little bit of everything
AndreaG1309
, Aug 2019
Li was a great tour guide! Wish we had more time at the wall and less time at the ming tombs. Tea ceremony was really interesting.
star-5
Nice Tour!
luckydogillinois
, Jul 2019
There was only one person besides my husband and myself on the tour, so it was very pleasant. We visited the Ming tombs first (not very impressed!). Then we went to a jade store which I found to be an unnecessary stop. The tour guide took us to a section of the Great Wall that was not on the tour because he said the section we were suppose to visit was extremely crowded. The section we did visit was not crowded, so it was a pleasant experience. The tour guide's English was difficult to understand at times. Otherwise, we enjoyed the tour.
star-4
Tour review
Daydream51226651164
, Jun 2019
Tour to the Great Wall and the Ming tombs were great. The guide was friendly, helpful and made sure we were comfortable during the tour. The only downside was the trip to the jade museum and tea house. Although it was very informative, it felt too commercial and the products were too expensive to buy.
star-5
Breathtaking
Extraordinary639251
, May 2019
A definite must see experience. Breathtaking views and such a feeling of amazement at the vast achievements accomplished

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