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Summer Palace & Badaling Great Wall Day Tour

Tour information

  • Aircondition tour coach
  • Cable car and slideway
  • Entrance tickets
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • One way transport
  • Speaking tour guide
  • Typical Chinese lunch
Tour Map

Summer Palace & Badaling Great Wall Day Tour

Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, Summer Palace is 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the downtown area. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long been recognized as ‘The Museum of Royal Gardens’.
Summer Palace & Badaling Great Wall Day TourSummer Palace
Departure: Daily
Duration: Approx 8 hours
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel between 7:30am – 8:00am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Language: English
Lunch: Typical Chinese lunch
Important Info:
Pick-up travelers from hotel on departure time between 7:30am and 8:00am, and then driving one hour to get to Summer Palace. It is the best-preserved imperial garden in the world that boasts centralized architectural masterpieces. After the visit of Summer Palace. Before having lunch, you will have 45 minutes to have a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures. Have traditional Chinese lunch at restaurant. After lunch, driving 30 minutes and get to the Badaling Great Wall. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. It’s highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and it is optiona.
On the back way to hotels, you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese Traditional Medicine Culture. Then transferred back to hotel around 5:00pm – 5:30pm.
Travel Tips:
Wear casually and pay attention to the climate in Beijing.
Special Features:
Only english-speaking travelers in the coach;
Well-trained english speaking tour guide;
Keep proper quantity travelers in suitable type air-conditioned coach.
Service Package Includes:
Hotel pick-up and drop-off;
Entrance tickets;
Typical chinese lunch;
English speaking tour guide;
Air-conditioned tour coach.
Service Package Excludes:
Fee of the cable car and slideway;
Boating on the lake;
Gratuities (optional);
Transfer from/to airport or hotels in airport or remote area;
Personal expenses.

The Great Wall at Badaling

Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 80 kilometres northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing District, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built in 1504 during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location’s strategic importance. The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou, approximately 1,015 metres above sea level.
The Great Wall of Badaling, being the best preserved and most representative section of China Great Wall, is about 43 miles north of Beijing. The Great Wall is a must for a China tour, while Badaling is a must for a Great Wall tour. Badaling Great Wall in Beijing is the best-preserved and most complete section among the various, hence the most popular, even among world leaders. You should visit it at least once in your life.

Summer Palace

The Summer Palace, is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. It was an imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres, three-quarters of which is water.

  • Summer Palace, Xinjiangongmen Road, Beijing, China
  • 07:30

Great Wall of Badaling

Badaling and Mutianyu are the two most visited Great Wall sections. Both are well-preserved, and well equipped for visitors’ convenience. Which one should I visit if I have limited time? The answer is that Badaling is a must-see for first-time visitors to China and recommended on normal days, while Mutianyu is popular among foreigners and a good choice during holidays.

  • Great Wall of Badaling, Yanqing, China
  • 12:30

Return to Beijing City

On this tour, you will explore two world-famous China attractions in Beijing, the Badaling Great Wall and the Summer Palace. The Great Wall is a symbol of China and one the Eight Wonders of the World, and the Summer Palace is one of the world culture heritages in China and considered the best-preserved imperial garden of its kind in the world.

  • Beijing, 北京市
  • 17:30

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1 review
  • Jonathan G
    6:49 am - August 23, 2017. Reply

    We got a private tour to see the Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tombs. Jack was an incredible guide: knowledgeable, funny, enthusiastic. Highly recommend !