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Walk the Great Wall of China

9 Night Small Group Tour from £1,529 per Person Including Flights

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

This 10-day tour takes you on an adventurous journey along one of the world’s most iconic structures. You’ll spend six days hiking along the Great Wall, enjoying jaw-dropping scenery and learning the fascinating history of the Wall. You’ll also have plenty of time in the capital city of Beijing where you’ll explore Tiananmen Square and visit the famous Forbidden City. (GA)

Highlights

  • Hike along many sections of the iconic Great Wall
  • See the beauty of the Chinese countryside from a unique perspective
  • Take tai chi lessons on the Wall
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing

Details

Day 1

Beijing

Today you’ll arrive in Beijing.

Day 2

Beijing

On your second day in China you’ll explore the historic capital city including trips to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. You’ll also take part in a traditional tea ceremony to learn the benefits of tea drink and the fine art of tasting it.

(Breakfast included)

Day 3

Mutianyu

Today you’ll take a three-hour transfer to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, one of the oldest and yet best preserved sections of the Wall – built in the 6th century. You will trek for 5-6 hours along the wall, seeing the 22 watchtowers on the section. You’ll arrive in Xizazi village where you’ll take an included dumpling cooking class

(Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Jiankou

On the fourth day you’ll continue on the Wall on a less well preserved section, making the hiking more adventurous. The scenery is truly spectacular – your effort will be worth it.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5

Gubeikou

Start the day with a unique experience – a tai chi lesson on the Wall. This ancient martial art will help loosen you up for the day’s walk. You’ll hike to Gubeikou crossing over the Wohu pass, and then continue on to Panlongshan, the site of many battles.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 6

Jinshanling

Today you’ll reach a more maintained section of the Wall and the hiking gets easier. Once again you’re treated to incredible views of the rolling landscape.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 7

Simatai/Huangyaguan

Continuing the journey today you’ll find a section of the Wall in its best state. You’ll start with another tai chi lesson and then a hike to Simatai. From here you’ll transfer to Huangyaguan to spend the night.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 8

Huangyaguan/Beijing

Spend another day walking on the Wall, as well as enjoying a visit to the Qing tombs, the burial ground for the Qing dynasty. From here you’ll take a short transfer back to Beijing.

(Breakfast included)

Day 9

Beijing

The ninth day is a free day to explore Beijing. You can opt to take a tour of the ancient hutongs (alleyways) in Beijing’s old city, or alternative visit the Summer Palace or a Tibetan monastery.

(Breakfast included)

Day 10

Beijing

Depart from Beijing. (Transfer is not included)

(Breakfast included)

 

What’s Included:

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: local bus, walking
  • Hotels (4 nights), simple guesthouses (5 nights)
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners (allow USD200-250 for meals not included)
  • Great Wall entrances and trek (6 days). Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square guided tour. Tai chi classes. Tea ceremony. Chinese cooking class. Luggage transfer on every hiking day.
  • English-speaking Chinese tour guide throughout, plus local guides
  • Small group experience (maximum 16, average 10)

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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WED 24ºC
THU 22ºC
FRI 21ºC
SAT 13ºC
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