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Mutianyu Great Wall & Ming Tombs Tour (Group)

  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour Code: BJSIC-11
  • Tour Type: Seat-in-Coach Tours
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On this full-day Beijing tour, you will see two of the most popular attractions in China: the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. The Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall is fully restored, is less crowded, and has better architecture than the section at Badaling. The Ming Tombs, with a history of over 500 years, are burial sites of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Note: Visitors need to take a ferry bus into the scenic area. The cost of the ferry bus (RMB15), as well as the cable car, is not include in this package tour.


  • The Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, the longest fully restored Great Wall section open to tourists
  • The largest of the excavated Ming emperor burial sites, a section of the underground palace called the Dingling Tomb
  • A well-trained ‘local’ English-speaking tour guide
  • A renowned tea shop outlet
  • An authentic traditional Chinese lunch
  • A 22-seat air-conditioned coach with up to 10 English-speaking travelers
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Our Product Manager - Apple Zeng
" The Mutianyu is less crowed than the Badaling Section of the Great Wall. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu Section was first built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-557). It is loccated 70 kilometers northeast of Beijing, winds among the orchards and pines in the mountains."

Mutianyu Great Wall Sights - You will see on your trip

Great Wall winding through mountains
Have a walking along the best-preserved section of the Great Wall and enjoy the picturesque views of the wall snaking through the tree-covered mountain.

Dajiaolou Watch Tower
Dajiaolou, also called the Muzi Number One Tower, is one of the most famous scenic spots on Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. This tower is connected with three sections of the Great Wall - the westward section connects with Badaling Great Wall and the eastward section connects with Gubeikou Great Wall.

Zhengguantai Watch Towers
Built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Zhengguantai is consisted of three watch towers, with crucial strategic position.

Tour Itinerary

Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall

The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel on the departure time between 7:00am and 7:30am. You will arrive at your  first stop on your tour,  Ming Tombs, the largest and best-preserved burial site for Ming emperors. You will explore the Dingling Tomb, the tomb of the thirteenth emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Wanli, and his two empresses. The tomb is the only Ming Dynasty Tomb that has been excavated. This underground palace is 27 meters deep and has an area of 1,195 square meters. The tomb held over 3,000 relics, journeys, and treasures that have been unearthed. Duration: two hours. Sightseeing on Ming Tombs will be ended at 11:00am.

Before lunch(11:30am), travellers have 45 minutes visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is very famous special local product, it was not only the excellent skill on carving, but also mixes many Chinese traditional cultures in the jade carving.

After that at 12:00, you will enjoy an authentic traditional Chinese lunch, which will prepare you for your next destination: the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. To see stunning panoramic views of the Great Wall from a distance, you can take a cable car (extra cost). Duration on the Great Wall: approximately two hours. Sightseeing on the Great Wall will be ended at 3:30pm.

On your way back to your hotel, visit a tea shop to enjoy the Chinese traditional Tea Ceremony(for 45 minutes). After the tour, transferred back to your hotels around 6:00 pm.


1. We offer complimentary pick up service from your hotel located within 3rd ring road in Beijing. If your hotel is not located within the 3nd ring road, your travel advisor will inform you of a nearest pick-up point for boarding the coach. You will need to go to the pick-up point by taxi or subway by yourself at your own expense.

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  • Professional guide
  • 22-seat air-conditioned coach
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees


  • Toboggan or ferry bus
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature

Special Notes for a Seat-in-a-Coach Tour

A seat-in-a-coach tour minimizes costs because expenses are shared among a larger group.

Seat-in-a-coach tours are operated by local business partners of China Highlights around China. China Highlights chooses business partners by strict quality standards. The service of a seat-in-a-coach tour may be not as considerate as that of a private tour sometimes.

Visiting one or two shops or markets is always included in a seat-in-a-coach tour, but you don’t have to buy anything.

A seat-in-a-coach tour usually consists of more than 10 people. You will have a local guide. We will pick you up at some appointed hotels at the appointed time. In contrast a private tour provides a private car and guide. And we will pick you up at your hotel.