Time-Smart Great Wall Layover Exploration
Have an amazing Beijing stopover by visiting the Great Wall from Beijing Airport. This one-day Beijing Great Wall layover tour is specially designed for people who have a layover that's no less than 10 hours if you land at Capital International Airport or 12 hours if you land at Daxing International Airport. We will help you maximize your limited time while visiting the magnificent Mutianyu Great Wall.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Explore a Top-Ranked Section of the Great Wall
Make the most of your time to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall. Walk leisurely through the watchtowers and enjoy a superb view of the Wall snaking across the mountains.
Why Choose Us
Your Wellbeing is Our Priority.
- 1-to-1 travel expert
- Vaccinated guides
- Private Rides
Your Trip is Perfectly Planned.
- No crowds
- Exclusive Exciting Experiences
Your Booking is Risk-Free.
- No cancellation fee
- Free changes
Finish Your Booking in as Quick as 1 Day
2. Work out your unique plan with 1 to 1 expert advice
What Our Customers Said
The tour was scheduled perfectly, we had the opportunity to know many places and enjoy local food. Our guide Ivy exceed our expectations. She took care of every detail, taking care of us. I can say that she loves her job.more
Jan 2023, Claudia
Very professional and knowledgeable. Our tour guide, Lily, went the extra mile on everything. Could not of asked for better planning. The explanations were detailed and interesting. The local restaurant choices were delicious.more
Dec 2022, Robin C
GREAT Forbidden City tour!
We took a guided tour with Ivy through the Forbidden City. She had everything perfectly organised, knew all the amenities and explained the most important facts around history and design of the palace in an enticing manner. Can absolutely recommend her as a guide, we had a great day!more
Oct 2022, Adam A
Beautiful Day at Great Wall in Mutianyu
We had a wonderful day visiting the Great Wall together with our guide, Ivy. The organisation - from the pick up to the return - was excellent, we had nothing to worry about. So It was a lovely and relaxed day profiting from the experience to the fullest without having to trouble about transport or tickets. Ivy explained well the history and knew about all nice parts of the part of the wall that we visited. She is very nice company. We had a very good experience.more
Oct 2022, Nina
Excellent time in Beijing
Ivy was a true professional who spoke excellent English and engaged us with stories of the very rich Chinese cultural heritage and history. We went away with so much more knowledge with her as our guide giving us a live commentary as we walked around. She brought us to the off the beaten track spots, less crowded corners of the attractions and very importantly, knew which toilets were clean and more foreigner friendly. Highly recommend Ivy to any future visitors to Beijinmore
Oct 2022, JCCEBJ
Excellent time in Beijing
Zac from China Highlights organised a 3 day Beijing trip for my family during the Golden Week in China.more
Oct 2022, JCCEBJ
Our travel planner Monica is kind, very attentive, and there is no pressure or "hard sale". Great service and highly recommended!more
Sep 2022, Julia
A great tour
Our trip to Beijing was brilliantly organised and stress free. As usual with China Highlights our guide Ivy was really well prepared, knowledgeable and dealt with all the security, covid checks and tests etc. It made the trip really easy.more
Aug 2022, Peter F
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests. If you would like to visit the other attractions in Beijing instead of the Great Wall, please let us know. We will give the best suggestion according to your schedule in Beijing
According to your schedule, your private guide will wait for you in the arrivals hall at the Beijing Capital Airport, holding a card displaying your name. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will be ready to begin your tour of the Great Wall at Mutianyu from the airport.
Enjoy your time walking on the Wall at your own pace. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Great Wall snaking along the mountain ridges as far as the eye can see. Your guide's insights will make the stories behind the Wall come to alive: what it cost to build and defend, wars on the wall...
We will also arrange a round-trip cable car to ascend and descend the wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing steps.
Note: We understand you might not have any local currency for this short Beijing layover tour. You also might not have enough time to sit in a restaurant to have lunch. We will prepare soft drinks and snacks (chocolate, chips, and cookies) for you.