Outskirts 1 Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs

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Outskirts 1 Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs

Destination: Beijing
Tour Type: Private Day Tour
Tour Code: BJPD-81
Attractions: Great Wall of China


This tour coversBadaling Great Wall and Ming Tomb.

1Highlights & Map

This tour coversBadaling Great Wall and Ming Tomb.


  • Your tour guide and driver will pick you up at 7:30-8:00AM
  • After 1.5 hours driving, you will arrive at Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs are the largest imperial tomb in the world. Thirteen Ming Emperors were buried in this royal necropolis, including Empresses and many concubines. You will visit the Changling, the biggest mausoleum, was built for the Yongle Emperor, Zhu Di, and took 18 years to complete. Zhu Di was the Emperor who built the Forbidden City, Changling is surrounded by sixteen satellite tombs for Zhu Di's concubines, and the tumulus has not yet been excavated.
  • Lunch at the Jade Carving Artistic Center (Jade shopping & Lunch, 1 hour)
  • In the afternoon, you will drive to Great Wall at Badaling about 40 minutes.
  • Badaling Great Wall is the best preserved section of the Great Wall provides amazing, fantastic and breath-taking vistas. Known for its completeness and imposing structures, it was an earliest part of the Great Wall open to tourists. He has developed tens of millions of tourists from both home and abroad. More than 370 foreign leaders and celebrities have visited there.
  • Drive back to Beijing downtown and Chinese Silk shopping on the way (30 minutes)
  • Drop-off service at your hotel before 6:00PM.


  1. The approximate day tour itinerary & schedule above is for reference only, and may vary according to your travel date and group size. The Itinerary & schedule is subject to change at the time of booking order is confirmed.
  2. Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference. Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off service,
  • English-speaking tour guide.
  • Air-conditioned tour van or bus.
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions as listed in the itinerary.
  • Chinese lunch.
  • Note: Tips is highly appreciated but not requested

Price Excludes

  • Cable car at Badaling Great Wall.
  • Domestic airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel accommodation.
  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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Reviews (96% / overall satisfaction:)

Ms. Mr. Belmont

(United Kingdom/Britain)

Feb.13, 2015

Overall Satisfaction:
"well worth"
The Jugongguan was well worth a visit - the climb was extremely steep in places and the higher you climbed, the volume of people was also reduced, albeit we saw very few tourists climb to the same level as us. Since it was on one of the National Chinese Holidays, all the locals had gathered to climb the wall so it was very crowded, so hanging on to the handrails became a challenge at times as the locals would just sit down and block access to the handrails. We were told that the locals prefer the steeper sections as it is good exercise for them and tend to avoid the sections which are not as steep. Our private tour guide said that there were no toilets at the top - he was wrong, unless of course he has never walked the distance that we did in the hour it took us to get to a relatively high spot, where the wall divided. We had clear blue skies so views were breath-taking when we got to the top, so well worth it.
——from Viator

Ms. Mr. James R

(United States/America)

Feb.13, 2015

Overall Satisfaction:
"Private tour is exactly what this is."
Private tour is exactly what this is. We were contacted the night before by our guide, Leo, who made arrangements to meet us at our hotel. He was waiting for my wife, son and myself in the lobby the next morning. He lead us to our van, which we had to ourselves the entire day. We left at 9 am and got to The Wall at Juyongguan at 1030 am. The guide bought tickets and lead us to the starting point. We had two hours to explore. The weather was excellent and we hiked to the top and then back down. Had plenty of time to enjoy ourselves. The guide met us at a prearranged spot and we went to lunch at a Jade Factory. Lunch was outstanding and consisted of Kung Pao Chicken, Peppered Beef, a Pork dish, sweet peas, soup and rice. We bought some jade items, this was a no pressure place and a nice atmosphere. We then spent the afternoon at the Ming Tombs. Our guide explained to us the history behind the Ming Dynasty and was very knowledgeable on the subject. We stopped by a Silk Factory, there was a little more pressure there, but it was still a comfortable shopping experience. My wife bought a nice jacket for roughly $88. The guide then took us back to our hotel, ending a very pleasant tour experience. If you book this tour, you won't be disappointed.
——from Viator

Ms. Mr. Aaron R


Feb.13, 2015

Overall Satisfaction:
Incredible. Snow was falling and it was magical.
——from Viator

6Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers


May. 26,2013 17:03

Asked by Mr.Bhattacharya (India)

Price for cable car for a party of 2-4 persons
Interested in cable car to great wall which is optional in this tour
Answers 1

May. 27,2013 11:10

Answered by Ms.Artemis from ChinaTravelDepot (China)

Thank you for your email. The tour price is not included the cable car tickets. The round trip cable car price is CNY80 per person, one way is CNY60 per person. Please tell your tour guide and the guide will help you buy the tickts at tickets office.

Thanks & Best Regards,

Artemis from ChinaTravelDepot Team
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