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A tour is, effectively, the only way to see the Summer Palace and the Great Wall at Mutianyu in a day. Travel to these icons of imperial China in style, with an experienced private guide. Start at the scenic Mutianyu stretch of the Great Wall—your package includes either round-trip cable car tickets or the chairlift up and toboggan down. After a restaurant lunch, explore the Summer Palace’s glorious gardens.
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- 1Mutianyu Great WallStop: 2 hours - Admission includedSee details
- 2Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)Stop: 2 hours - Admission includedSee details
- Soak up the beauty of the Summer Palace and the Great Wall at Mutianyu
- Reach the Great Wall by cable car—or catch a chairlift up and toboggan down
- Learn about the “Dragon Lady” from your guide as you tour the palace grounds
- Save time and stress with 2-way private transfers from downtown hotels
- English-speaking tour guide service fee
- Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
- Gas, toll & parking lot fees
- Lunch at the local Chinese restaurant
- Round Trip cable car or chair lift up and toboggan down the wall for Mutianyu section
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
- Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
- Gratuity to the guide and driver
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Extra fee is requested after 8 hours tour
- 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.
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Our guide was Nico whom we highly recommend. The tour itself was wonderful but Nico made it special. He took pictures of us; he customized our lunch to our liking and he and his company gave us a framed photo from our trip. This section of the Great Wall was not crowded with…
My family and I had a wonderful experience with Catherin Lu Tours for a Private Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace. Our guide and driver, Mr. Steven Lee and Mr. Liu were outstanding all through the trip! Steven was prompt, courteous, informative, accommodating and…
Date of experience: September 2019
We picked Catherine Lu Tours after reading multiple positive TripAdvisor reviews, since we only had a limited time in Beijing and didn’t want to get trapped on one of those “shopping tours” you often hear about. So glad that we did! We booked a private tour of the Mutianyu…
Absolutely outstanding tour to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and Summer Palace. The weather was rather lack lustre - torridly humid, but Justin’s timely and detailed explanations gave us something to concentrate on as we climbed the scenic wall. He also gave us some…
The Great Wall and Summer Palace both sell themselves for the wonders they are. This particular tour was set apart due to the excellent services of our guide Mr. Li and driver Mr. Xu. Mr. Xu as a driver did everything that you would expect from a personalized tour experience.…
Date of experience: May 2019
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