The Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China Tours

Stretching some 20,000 km from the east to the west of China across barren desert, lush grassland, and winding mountain peaks, The Great Wall is an awe-inspiring sight to behold and a must-see on any visit to this beguiling country. Dating back more than 2000 years, construction on The Great Wall began under the Qin Dynasty when separate walls belonging to independent kingdoms were joined together to form what was hoped to be an impenetrable military defence. Although the structure never truly met up to its expectations, today it is regarded as one of the most impressive feats of architectural engineering in the world, gaining recognition as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and status as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

 

Our Great Wall of China Tours: 

Great Wall of China Group Tours

China Express - 7 days
Found 46 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $1,669

Explore the Forbidden City, climb The Great Wall and meet Terracotta Warriors on this 7 day tour in China...

Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days
Found 46 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $1,999

Take in the highlights of Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou on this 9 day tour of China...

Chinese Checkers - 11 days
Found 38 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $2,229

Kicking off in Beijing, explore the sights of Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou on this exciting 11 day tour...

Harbin Ice Festival - 11 days
Found 2 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $2,399

Spend the holiday season in China and marvel at the creations at the Harbin Ice Festival on this 11 day tour...

Beyond the City Walls - 12 days
Found 38 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $3,599

Travel from Beijing to Shanghai through rural landscapes of Guilin and Yangshou on this 12 day tour...

Fine China - 13 days
Found 38 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $3,499

From Beijing take in the Longman Caves, Terracotta Warriors, Gulin and Yangshou, ending in Hong Kong...

Mandarin Sunrise - 15 days
Found 38 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $3,199

Travel a full circle in China over 15 days, discovering temples, tombs, palaces and cities along the way...

Yin and Yangtze - 15 days
Found 37 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $3,649

Setting out from Beijing, journey through Xi’an, along the Yangtze River and on to Shanghai over 15 days...

Warriors & Dragons - 8 days
Found 22 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $1,799

Enjoy a family holiday in China, exploring the sites of Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou over 8 days...

Great Wall of China Private Tours

Classic China & Chengdu - 12 Days
Great Wall of China Private Tours depart any day of the year
FROM USD $3,849

Explore Beijing, meet Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and cuddle a giant panda in Chengu on this 12 day tour...

Totally China - 18 days
Great Wall of China Private Tours depart any day of the year
FROM USD $4,289

Encompassing Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai, this 18 day tour has it all...

Great Wall of China Day Tours

Beijing: Great Wall - 1 day
Found 37 departure dates for Great Wall of China tours
FROM USD $249

Spend the day exploring The Great Wall of China, enjoy a local lunch, and visit a cloisonne workshop ...

Great Wall of China City Breaks

Beijing Breakaway - 5 days
Great Wall of China City Breaks depart any day of the year
FROM USD $769

Enjoy a 5 day city break in Beijing, exploring the Forbidden City, The Great Wall and much more...


Climbing the Great Wall

 

No visit to China would be complete without a walk on The Great Wall and as such we have ensured that we include a visit here on all of our tours in China. Although unfortunately much of The Great Wall now lies in ruins, one of the best-preserved sections of the wall, known as Badaling, can be found 50 miles north of Beijing and offers travellers a taste of the size and majesty of this impressive architectural feat.

 

All of our group tours include a visit to Badaling where you can spend over two hours on The Great Wall. Spend this time walking along a stretch of the wall, or simply admire the spectacular views of the valleys below from the towering height of the walls. The more adventurous at heart can visit more remote regions of the wall on a tailor-made holiday. Located in the rugged northeast mountainous region 120 kilometres from Beijing, the isolate Jinshanling Scenic Zone offers an alternative view of the wall, scattered with elegant watchtowers and with fantastic scenery.

 

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Great Wall & Warriors

9 days from USD $1,999

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on...

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