Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing
Here at the Badaling section, you have the opportunity to climb either the north or south face of the Great Wall, enjoying sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. As you stroll with your guide past watchtowers along the ancient fortification, learn why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site and see why it lives up to its reputation as one of the Eight Wonders of the World.
From Badaling it's on to the sacred Ming Tombs, burial grounds to 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. Situated just outside the city, only three of the tombs are actually open for viewing. Discover the earliest and largest of the excavated burial sites, the Chang Ling Tomb, which dates back to 1413 and is divided into three separate, impressive courtyards. During your day trip, a Chinese-style lunch is included, along with a shopping opportunity at the renowned Longdi jade factory. Learn how this beautiful stone is carved and enjoy browsing for goods, as well as a chance of the tea tasting before returning to your hotel in Beijing city aboard the coach.
- Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
- If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:00AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)
- Air-conditioned coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Chinese style lunch
- Entry/Admission - The Great Wall at Badaling
- Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
- Cruise port pickup is not available
- Cable car fee
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Entire tour is normally about 8 hours, but it might take a bit longer during peak season like summer time or special holidays
There was only one person besides my husband and myself on the tour, so it was very pleasant. We visited the Ming tombs first (not very impressed!). Then we went to a jade store which I found to be an unnecessary stop. The tour guide took us to a section of the Great Wall that was not on the tour because he said the section we were suppose to visit was extremely crowded. The section we did visit was not crowded, so it was a pleasant experience. The tour guide's English was difficult to understand at times. Otherwise, we enjoyed the tour.
A definite must see experience. Breathtaking views and such a feeling of amazement at the vast achievements accomplished
Smooth transport from and back to hotel. The tour was a little too commercial with unplanned stops at jade and tea shops. No water! Lunch was good, but not great. Guide was acceptable. Badaling was a good spot to see the wall, not too busy. Enjoyed Ming Tombs.
Tour guide William was great! We were able to stay at the Great Wall for an hour! The lunch was prefect and visit to Ming Tombs, he provided great details. He went out his way and took photos of me and my family on both sites.
What an amazing day and tour! The tour guide Alice was great. She was informative and warm and made the van ride between stops pass quickly. The attractions were incredible . Please note that the Ming Tombs portion is the Museum and not Dingling tomb. The lunch was delicious and the stops at the Jade store and tea shop were informative and good deals were available if you were interested.
It was a foggy and rainy day and I was the only one for the tour. Others dropped. Tour organiser still made effort to take me all the way to badaling and explain the historical facts on way. She suggested north pass which I should have taken since the badaling was crowded. I wish the tour would have been fun if the weather was good and there were more people. I still covered all the events listed here including Mings tomb. Restaurant where we had lunch was decent. As a foreigner, Mutyanu may be a better choice due to heavy crowd at Badaling that slows you down and the stretch is small.
On that day I was the only tourist and instead of a bus, a car came to pick me up. I had a private tour guide and private driver for the whole day just for myself! The tour itself is perfect! Great Wall is just breathtaking! Be ready to walk a lot at a good pace along with locals and other tourists!
Excellent tour. Gale was our guide and she and her driver were great. We were picked up on time from our hotel the Howard Johnson Paragon. Gale explained a lot about the history of Beijing, the Great Wall, and the Ming Tombs. Personally, I enjoyed the Ming Tombs more than the Great Wall. It was a very hot and humid day, so we really appreciated the air conditioning in the car! We also enjoyed the Tea Ceremony and Jade Factory. Throughout the tour, Gale was very passionate about the history and made the experience fun. She let us do things at our pace and even took pictures of us at each stop.