Mutianyu Great Wall & Summer Palace 1 Day Tour, Lunch Included(9-10hours)

Why Book This Tour

  • Step into the tranquility of the splendid Mutianyu in the morning followed by great strolling around experience of the stunning Summer Palace in the afternoon, yummy lunch with toboggan ride / chairlift option also available.
  • Photography stop at world-class “Bird’s nest”.
  • Full day tour in a great no-hassle way to see the most breathtaking views you’ll ever see!
  • Overview
    Duration: full day
    Optimal season: All year around, best time: March-December
    Area: Huairou district
    Begin in: Your hotel
    End in: Your hotel or central-located place, or airport / train station
    Avg. daily distance: 2 miles
    Terrain: Rolling to hilly
    Min altitude: 331m
    Max altitude: 978m
    Physical rating: Moderate
    Departure: Daily departing from Beijing
  • Prices
    Price table:
    Group size 1pax 2pax 3pax 4pax 5pax 6pax 7pax 8pax 9pax
    Prices (RMB Per Person) 1580 980 890 820 790 720 690 620 590

    All Prices shown are in RMB (Chinese Yuan) and based per person.

    Price Promises:
    • No factory / shopping stop
    • No hidden costs
    • No booking fees
    Payment:

    We only require a small deposit to book any tour or transfer. You can conveniently make this payment via Paypal, Wise, Wechat or Alipay, or other methods.

    The remaining balance can be comfortably settled upon your arrival, either in cash or online, based on your preference and convenience.

    Special for kids:

    To help families we offer discounts to all children aged 17 years and below. No reason to leave the kids at the hotel.

    • Ages 0 to 4 years – FREE!
    • Ages 5 to 11 years – 50% off–children must be accompanied by at least two responsible adults.
    • Ages 12 to 17 years – 5% off
    • 5% off with valid student ID
    Included:
    • City accommodation pick-up
    • Transportation from Beijing to Mutianyu/Summer Palace and back
    • Friendly knowledgeable English-speaking guide
    • A delicious meal as described in the itinerary
    • Free-bottled mineral water in the vehicle
    • Admission fees
    Excluded:
    • Gratuity to driver and guide (optional)
    • Drinks and other meals
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Cable car / Toboggan / Chair lift
    Suggestions:
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Backpack
    • Extra bottles of water, fruit, cereal or protein bars, snacks
    • Hat in summer
  • Full itinerary
    Full Itinerary:

    Get ready for an unforgettable day exploring the serene Mutianyu Great Wall and the majestic Summer Palace!

    Your adventure begins with a convenient pickup from your accommodation at 7:30 am or another time that suits you. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits:

    Mutianyu Great Wall Adventure: We’ll start the day at Mutianyu, known for its lush scenery and tranquil atmosphere. You can opt to climb the stairs to tower 6 (approximately 40 minutes) or take the chairlift for an easier ascent.

    Your walk from tower 6 to tower 1 offers stunning views and a slightly steeper challenge between towers 5 and 1. Prefer a less demanding route?

    No worries! Take the cable car up to tower 14 and enjoy a more comfortable walk towards tower 20 and back.

    And for those looking for extra excitement, don’t miss the toboggan run from tower 6 – a zigzagging thrill ride that descends 100m (328ft) over 1580m (5184ft)!

    Mutianyu Great Wall & Summer Palace tour

     

    Once you’ve soaked in the breathtaking panorama of Mutianyu, you can choose to descend via toboggan or chairlift, followed by a tasty farm-style lunch.

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    Extraordinary Summer Palace Exploration:

    Next, a comfortable 1.5-hour drive takes you to the largest royal garden, the Summer Palace.

    Known for its association with Empress Dowager Cixi, this pleasure garden was built with Feng Shui principles, balancing hills to the north and water to the south.

    Wander through the beautiful grounds, exploring landmarks like Kunming Lake, Longevity Hill, the Seventeen-Arch Bridge, and the marble boat.

    From May to October, you can even enjoy a dragon boat cruise on Kunming Lake!

    The Summer Palace offers relaxation and leisure in a way that contrasts with the more formal Forbidden City.

    You’ll have ample opportunities to stroll, explore, and even capture some photos in a spot once used as a photographic studio by the Empress herself.

    Good to Know:

    • Be mindful of your footwear; comfortable shoes are recommended as most attractions in Beijing are quite large.
    • Mutianyu toboggan ride price is 60RMB during the tourist season.
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    Interested? Let’s Chat! Whether you’re already excited about this tour or have questions, we’re here for you.

    Check our FAQs or feel free to contact us directly. We can’t wait to share the beauty and history of Mutianyu and the Summer Palace with you.

    This day promises both adventure and relaxation, all set against some of China’s most stunning backdrops.

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