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Mutianyu Great Wall Full-Day Private Tour from Beijing
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Mutianyu Great Wall Full-Day Private Tour from Beijing

By Private Tour
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Forget the rush and restrictions of a group itinerary and enjoy free time to explore the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China at your own pace on this private tour from Beijing. Benefit from your driver-guide’s personalized attention and tips as you travel the distance by comfortable minivan, then set off to explore the Great Wonder however you’d like–avoiding hidden costs with hotel pickup, drop-off, and entrance fees included in the price.
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Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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Highlights
  • See firsthand the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Travel the distance from Beijing with ease via private vehicle
  • Receive personalized tips and recommendations from your driver-guide
  • Customize your own itinerary with free time for independent exploration

  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Private Minivan
  • Gasoline, toll, parking fee
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car/toboggan tickets on Great Wall
  • Extra tour guide servcie
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up from apartment.AirB&B.etc.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38467P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Please wear comfortable shoes
        • If you wish to be pickup from Beijing International Airport, please kindly provide your arrival flight information upon booking in special request field
        • Please advise your hotel information and desired tour departure time upon booking in special request field
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38467P1

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        • Private Tour
          162
          Beijing, China
          Joined in June 2014
        • JacksonHoleRose
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A once in a lifetime experience!
          Harry was the perfect guide to take us around on several tours in the Beijing area. He knew where to go, what to do, the timing for it, & most importantly - keep us safe! If you are looking for someone to take you to the sights in & around Beijing, then Harry is the person you want to hire. Thank you for the very memorable tours on those days for our group in December, Harry!
          Written 11 January 2020
        • Jon B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day at the Great Wall Mutianyu
          We had a short visa-free layover in Beijing and were able to enjoy a comfortable day heading to the Great Wall Mutianyu. Pickup at our hotel was prompt and we were able to bring our luggage since we were being dropped off at the airport directly. Everything about the trip was great - the drive was stress free, the Great Wall was a astonishing, and we were even able to get some delicious local food at a small in near the wall.
          Written 13 November 2019
        • riluralu
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Just perfect
          I just had to copy/paste this review I read because it is extremely accurate: Harry picked us up in our hotel in Beijing for a day trip to the Great Wall (Mutianyu). We left early in the morning to avoid traffic and lot of tourists at the Wall. Harry speaks fluent English and drives safely. His van is super clean and very comfortable with leader seats. Harry makes you feel great during the whole day (he is very calm) trip and explains you a lot about the sightseeing. He organized all the tickets needed for you, so that you avoid queueing. He also arranged for us the transfers. Harry is a great professional. We definitely highly recommend HARRY to anyone willing to visit the Great Wall!!
          Written 19 October 2019
        • Titleist7
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Tour guide..... Harry is fantastic!!
          Hands down best of the 4 entry points from Beijing.... 2hrs from Beijing but well worth the journey..... Harry was a fantastic tour guide and i would highly recommend him to anyone lookg for a private tour guide in Beijing!!
          Written 17 October 2019
        • K W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience.
          Harry, our guide, collected us on time from our hotel in Beijing. The journey to Jingshanling was smooth, very comfortable and Harry couldn't have been more helpful. Harry showed us various route options depending on how long/far we wanted to walk and stayed with us until we started the walk. We decided not to take the cable car and to walk up onto the wall which I am glad we did. We spent about 3 1/2hours walking a section from Brick Crenel to East Five Window Tower and back down a made up track to East Gate where Harry had driven around to meet us. The first section was well maintained and easy going, although a fair amount of uphill. The second section (after the point you can get the cable car back down again), was not so well maintained and very steep in places. The climb up was hard work but really worth it for the views. The wall snakes across the tops of the mountains for miles and was breathtakingly beautiful. It was a fantastic experience and I cannot recommend Harry highly enough should you ever get the opportunnity to walk the Great Wall. 5 stars +
          Written 10 October 2019
        • F4224YOrobertab
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Tour Jinshanling
          What an experience for my husband and I. We had a great tour trip to Jinshanling And our driver (and guide) Harry took care of us. He was so helpful to our every need. I must say Harry is amazing! Our tour couldnt be better.
          Written 5 September 2019
        • bw27redrider
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Harry is wonderful!!!
          We had a layover in Beijing on Air China on our way to Thailand. My sister had the same layover last fall and had gone to the Great Wall. I actually looked into the tour she did, but picked Harry instead due to his great trip advisor reviews. Harry is the best! He was waiting for us at the airport, right where he said he would be and was ready to go! Harry is so nice, polite and will talk as much or as little as you want. He knew the answers to all of our questions, and was a great driver. It was very hot when we were there (over 100 F!) so it was nice to be in his air conditioned van. We also went to The Forbidden Palace and Harry was super helpful in navigating Beijing, getting us tickets and recommending a delicious, local Peking duck restaurant that we never would have been able to go to without him since we don’t speak Chinese! We will always treasure our visit to the Great Wall and seeing Beijing. It really is an amazing experience to walk along the Great Wall. Truly gorgeous. And we have Harry to thank for taking photos of us!
          Written 1 August 2019
        • biangbenkyou
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Professional, timely and enjoyable.
          Three of us booked a bespoke tour of the Mutianyu Great Wall and the Ming Tombs (Dingling and the Sacred Way), after I had spoken to Harry on WeChat beforehand, which made the process smooth and simple. Harry picked us up from our hotel (which was not particularly accessible in a small hutong, with most taxis refusing to go down the alley), arriving early and kindly providing us with water in his comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. He took us to an authentic Chinese breakfast canteen on the way to the Great Wall, and rode with us on the bus and ski lift to the top of Mutianyu, where he gave us a historical introduction before leaving us to our climb. We returned after a few hours and he was waiting for us at the main building. He then drove us to the Dingling Tomb, waiting for us once more, before dropping us off at one end of the Sacred Way and meeting us at the other end, to save us walking back. He then dropped us back at our hotel, and was professional in sorting out the costs for the day, which was an incredibly reasonable price for the amount of driving and activities we had packed in. We were so impressed with his careful driving, and polite and efficient service that we booked him for our airport transfer later in the week. Once again, he was prompt and professional, driving a lot more carefully than many other Beijing drivers, and got us to our terminal in excellent time. Overall, I think all three of us would highly recommend Harry to any travellers in Beijing. I was particularly pleased with the fact that he allowed us to have a bespoke tour, as we couldn't find any other company which offered Mutianyu and the Ming Tombs in an easy, one-day combination.
          Written 9 July 2019
        • Stephanie_Hans
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Wall
          Booked the tour with Harry. Just one hour before it starts. Worked perfectly! Amazing part of the Great Wall in Huanghuacheng. Friendly driver and guide. Lillian was so funny. Unforgettable tour. Amazing spot of the Great Wall. I will recommend you!
          Written 10 June 2019
        • Randymoss84
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Harry is the best!
          We are from Las Vegas, NV... and we had the best trip. 2 couples, Harry picked us up in his clean and nice van, had water bottles for us, and speaks the best English of any driver we met in Mainland China. He drove very safe, and was very nice. He waited for us and took photos. When I come back, I will be booking Harry again! Thank you Harry!!!
          Written 28 April 2019
        • Kyle C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Day!
          Harry Xu was an outstanding host to me, my wife and our one year old son. He had great tips and advice to make our day more efficient and enjoyable. He also was more than patient with our tired little one, who had a few melt downs during the day. His local advice, knowledge and kind hearted attitude were just what we needed to enjoy an outstanding day of sight seeing in Beijing!
          Written 23 April 2019
        • crmerkel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Harry was an awesome driver and guide -- 100% recommend
          FIVE STARS! My two friends and I were in Beijing last month and booked private tour with Harry on the recommendation of a friend. We visited the Jinshanling portion of the Great Wall (~2 hours outside of Beijing). Although the drive is longer than the typical 45 minutes to the Mutianyu section it was more than worth it. We were looking to do some hiking and visit a non-touristy portion of the wall and this section of it did not disappoint. We basically had the place to ourselves and the views were incredible. Booking was Harry was a flawless process. A member of our group was able to chat with him easily (in English) via WeChat and he provided great guidance and recommendations based on what we were looking for in our tour. He picked us up at our hotel exactly on time and had waters as well as a portable charger available for our use. His car was roomy and comfortable, and was also equiped with bluetooth so we were able to play music along the way. Once we arrived at the Wall he helped us buy tickets and hiked up to the start of the wall, sharing some history and answering our questions along the way. He even took some pictures for and with us. We ended up hiking a segment of the wall (point A to point B) and Harry was ready and waiting for us when we arrived at point B. His lunch recommendation (a small, local noodle place) was delicious. On the way back to Beijing we stopped at Gubei Water Town, which Harry was recommended. It was a really near little village and we enjoyed wandering around the town, trying some small bits and popping into the trinket stores. We all 100% recommend Harry and would book with him again if we return to Beijing!
          Written 16 April 2019
        • Hey_Donna_K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Experience!
          My family and I went to the Great Wall twice, 9 years apart (2009 and 2018). Harry was a recommendation from a local Beijing resident who we hired as our driver both times. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. His English was very good and my Caucasian husband had no trouble communicating with him whatsoever. Harry is a great guy and we would not hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends looking for a wonderful Great Wall and Summer Palace experience! 10/10!
          Written 19 February 2019
        • HelenwhChan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Trip to Great Wall
          Our group have an amazing trip to Jinshangling Great Wall with Harry. Harry is an excellent tour guide and he is really taking care of our group. Harry guide us to the great part of Great Wall which we can see an amazing side of scenary. Really recommend anyone coming to Beijing will contact Harry and he is definitely a great guide. Thank you Harry and really appreciate all your works.
          Written 28 December 2018
        • kHenG a
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour guide
          Mr Harry had been a very wonderful and patient guide. He took us to the Great Wall (mutianyu) and also summer palace. Along the way, he gave us enriching information about China’s culture (northern and southern parts), history and more about new China. He is a very safe and careful driver too. During our trip at summer palace, we agreed to meet outside a particular exit but we couldn’t find our way to that exit and ended up somewhere else, he was very patient to guide us to where to meet him. He wasn’t irritated at all as compared to another guide I had years ago. Thank you Mr Harry for everything.
          Written 4 December 2018
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        June Bug
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2019
        We had a 8 hour layover in Beijing. Everyone told us that we would risk missing our flight if we tried to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, but we decided to give it our best shot. We downloaded the DiDi app, which is like China's Uber, and went on a hour long ride to the base of the Great Wall. Once we got there, we had to get on another shuttle to get to the gate. Then, we got on a ski lift, which felt incredibly unsafe and risky, that took us to the top of the wall. It was early in the morning and there was no one else there. We took our pictures, walked along the wall, and marveled at how beautiful the view and the wall itself was. The wall was covered with millipedes by the way, if you're scared. They've installed a slide that you can go down to get to the bottom of the Wall, but that looked too unsafe to try. We were able to just barely make it back in time to catch our flight. It was so worth it!
        Written 26 January 2020
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        Cynthia C
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2018 • Family
        We had Harry take us to the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and other Beijing highlights for 4 days and had a fabulous time. We had our 2 20-somethings with us who thought he was cool, too. We arrived at 3:00 am in the morning Beijing time almost 2 hours ahead of schedule and were so worried that we wouldn't be picked up but Harry was there to greet us. He speaks excellent English, and is a great driver who navigated the insane Beijing traffic calmly and efficiently. He took us to a great local massage place to ease our tired muscles with rates that were unbelievably good and to a restaurant that served the BEST Peking Duck that we'll probably ever have in our lives. His van was comfortable and able to transport all 4 of us and our large bags with ease. He even took us to the train station and took charge of changing our train tickets to Xian, to a Chinese drug store when we needed lip salve and a Starbucks for a our coffee fix. None of which we would've been able to do since we don't speak Chinese without much pain and suffering. He was the best ever!!
        Written 26 February 2018
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        tracy c
        Redondo Beach, CA9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I am always hesitant on hiring a private driver Because you never know who they are or how their personality is like. But after emailing back and forth with harry I felt confident and I trusted him.

        He picked us up at the time I had asked to take my family to the Great Wall. He was very friendly, not pushy and had great English. His van was spacious and clean! It was very cold that day but he went with us up the Great Wall of china and took a few pictures for us too before letting us have our own personal time.

        Later on he took us to a restaurant with great food! Then he dropped us off at the temple of heaven. He was patient and kind especially when my 3 year old started to act up and not eat and taking forever.

        I would definitely recommend him to everyone and anyone who is going there. I hope he can come visit my family and I soon in Los Angeles so we can take him around 😃
        Written 16 February 2018
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        Christopher M
        1 contribution
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2019
        When I booked this experience I expected to receive two things:
        1) A private tour guide to provide historical & cultural information regarding Beijing & the Great Wall
        2) A successful drive to and from the Great Wall
        We received the following:
        1) A driver who did not provide any information or point out a single landmark. We later found out he could not even tell us the name of one of the most famous buildings in China, the Great Hall of the People in the Forbidden City.
        2) A drop off at the wrong hotel after confirming twice he knew where to drive. This incorrect drop off led to additional hours in traffic and missing our dinner reservation during our 1 night visiting Beijing.
        Also, as noted under the “What to Expect” section of the tour posting it stated “During the tour, if you wish to have a lunch, your driver guide will recommend you some nice Chinese restaurant for some tasty local food” therefore we asked for a recommendation. The driver’s recommendation resulted in us purchasing very bad food, and at a high cost at a restaurant we did not know only accepted cash.
        To put salt in the wound I requested a refund for this experience from TripAdvisor and received 10% of the full amount paid. Thanks TripAdvisor... I won't be utilizing your services in the future.
        Written 18 March 2019
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        Noble H
        Sydney, Australia8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We (2 adults and 2 children) had a lovely day with this tour company who provided an excellent tour guide. Courteous, knowledgeable, funny and polite. English is very good and can give you a description of the history of the Great Wall, Beijing and almost anything related to China.

        The 7-set van transporting us to the Great Wall was clean, reliable and most importantly safe and comfortable. The guide was on time, no fuss and a very safe driver.

        Harry was very contactable through WeChat. Response time was very quick.

        Highly recommended.
        Written 23 May 2018
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        Barbara T
        Melbourne, Australia96 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2018 • Family
        We stopped over in Beijing on the way to Japan recently, and wanted to spend the day discovering the Great Wall. We chose Harry based on TripAdvisor reviews and were extremely happy with our choice. We arranged a private day tour with Harry. He picked us up at the hotel and drove us to the Wall where he accompanied us up to the top for photos. His van is very comfortable and he provides water. Once on top he allowed us as much time as we needed. I could have stayed all day it was breathtaking but also very challenging in the heat. We walked for 3 1/2 hours with an 11 year old and I thought this was a great effort for us! Harry met us at the entrance again where we ate lunch - delicious dumplings! On the way back to our hotel Harry recommended a Peking Duck restaurant close to our hotel and we ate a fantastic meal there that night thanks to Harry. I would highly recommend Harry to anyone looking for a private tour guide in Beijing. He is relaxed but attentive. His english is excellent. He is a pleasure to deal with and made our day in Beijing just perfect. Thanks Harry!!
        Written 15 April 2018
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        natmarie
        natmarie21 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2018 • Couples
        We booked Harry for a full day to the Great Wall and he recommended a cooking class local to the Wall over lunch time which was fantastic and really personal and private.
        I honestly cannot recommend Harry more. He was so reliable arriving early to pick us up at the crack of dawn from our hotel and drove us so safely in his lovely car to the Great Wall. Fantastic English, so friendly, chilled and fun to talk to. He made the whole day an absolute pleasure, so fun, easy and memorable. he is so professional and really looks after you.
        I'd recommend an early start to the Great Wall then booking the little dumpling cooking class for lunch just a short walk from the Great Wall. The food was the best we ate in Chin and it was so lovely having Harry join in with us and get to know him even more.

        Do not hesistate to book him for any activities in Beijing.
        Written 10 April 2018
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        WillyNilly
        Newport Beach, CA14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Yesterday Bruce took me and my friends to the great wall.. he was an awesome guy and ahowed us all the local spots and some good eats. I would def recommend using this tour its awesome
        Written 26 January 2018
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        Pete_Sankey
        Plymouth, UK2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2017 • Family
        We did a private day trip with Harry to the great wall of China at Mutianyu on the 28th October 2017 which worked out really well. We are a family of 5 from the UK ( 3 children aged 8, 6 and 3) and Harry picked us up in his new 7 seater Buick. Harry kindly arranged for a child seat for our 3 year old at no additional charge. Harry is a good driver and we felt very safe on our 2 hour journey to the wall. The car has bluetooth and so we streamed audio from out iPhone's on the journey which made the time pass quickly. Harry's English is pretty good and we were chatted about various topics during the day. Harry has a tourist permit and this allowed him to park right next to the cable car (other tourists have to queue for a shuttle bus from the main car park.) Harry accompanied us on our walk along the wall from watchtower 6 - 16 and back. He was able to give us some facts and answer questions about the wall. We returned by toboggan, which was great fun. All our children were too young too ride this alone, so Harry took one of our kids down. We had lunch in a local restaurant and Harry helped us to order a few things. We then travelled back to Beijing. Overall a great day, and would thoroughly recommend Harry as a private tour guide, which for a group of 4 - 6 does not work out that much different in price to a group tour, but which made it a much smoother and easier trip, especially with a family.
        Written 12 November 2017
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        P H
        Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019
        Harry picked us up in our hotel in Beijing for a day trip to the Great Wall (Mutianyu) and the Summer Palace. We left early in the morning to avoid traffic and lot of tourists at the Wall. Harry speaks fluent English and drives safely. His van is super clean and very comfortable with leader seats. Harry makes you feel great during the whole day trip and explains you a lot about the sightseeing. He organized all the tickets needed for you, so that you avoid queueing. Harry is a great professional. We definitely highly recommend HARRY to anyone willing to visit the Great Wall!!
        Written 8 August 2019
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