Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing

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Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing
from USD $80.29
See two of China's most popular destinations, the World Heritage-listed Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs, on one unforgettable guided day trip from Beijing. You'll visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall, one of the best-preserved parts of this colossal structure, and explore the Chang Ling Tomb, the largest of the excavated Ming emperor burial sites. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included, with expert commentary from a knowledgeable guide throughout your full-day tour.
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In Brief

Beijing, China
8 hours


Instant Confirmation
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Important InfoInfo
After pickup in the morning from your hotel, hop aboard a comfortable coach and head north out of bustling Beijing to two popular area attractions. The first stop on your full-day sightseeing tour is the Great Wall of China, the greatest symbol of ancient Chinese engineering and one of the world's most famous structures. The Badaling section is a prime, preserved example of this colossal monument, which became a strategic military location during the Warring States period (476-221 BC), when many incomplete parts of the wall were built.

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
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Point

Tour departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Li was a great tour guide! Wish we had more time at the wall and less time at the ming tombs. Tea ceremony was really interesting.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
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.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
A definite must see experience. Breathtaking views and such a feeling of amazement at the vast achievements accomplished
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great choice as price and quality. The tour guide Zoe was great with very good English and amazing attitude. I had a reservation for Saturday, but they couldn't find my hotel and moved me to sunday. So, be careful by saying the address of the hotel. Beijing is a very big city with more than 5000 hotels and some of them has the same name!
• Submitted 23 Apr 2019
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.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2018
The day was so great. Our guide worked hard to confirm the details of our tour and was right on time. The driver was exceptionally skilled at navigated the traffic. We got an early start and was at the wall before the crowds which was so incredible. Our guide had great energy and her English was fantastic, I only wish we would have booked a longer tour.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2018
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.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2018
Great tour. Would love to do it again.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2018
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!
• Submitted 02 Aug 2018
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.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
Even it was very hot when we visited, it was a great experience. Our tour guide Jackie is very knowledgeable and experience. He is funny and patient
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Great guide. Picked us up on time and dropped us off at our hotel. Lunch was great and we had a super time. I highly recommend this trip and tour.
• Submitted 19 May 2018
• Submitted 01 May 2018
Amazing tour! We would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 28 Apr 2018
There truly are no words to describe the excitement I felt walking The Great Wall of China. Even though it was a foggy day, the experience was beyond words. I highly recommend it!!!
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
Great tour guide with good English language skills. Cherry our guide was very well informed and we really appreciated the information learned about the great wall and the emperor tombs. Without a guide like this, you are missing out on just how big a feat it was to build all this.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
Beautiful day, beautiful attractions, great guide.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
This was a great day trip to the Great Wall. The Ming Tombs are OK, but the Great Wall was a phenomenal trip. There were two side trips to a Jade factory and a Chinese Tea store. The tour guide did a great job on the tour.
• Submitted 27 Mar 2018
Awesome tour. Friendly guide. Perfect clear views of the great wall. only thing I didn't like was I felt rushed. other than that everything was perfect.
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
Nice guide
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
I have been there before, so knew what to expect. For my colleague it was a first time experience.Thanks to tour guide William, who was so fun to spend the day with, we had a great trip His English was very good, and he was well informed about history and culture..
• Submitted 03 Mar 2018
Carly was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and professional. Be sure to take the cable car ride up the Great Wall. It costs 140 yuan per person so have cash available. Also we had a good lunch at the jade factory.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2018
Efficient. Nice guide.
• Submitted 26 Jan 2018
Amazing tour and our guide, Jackie, was fantastic. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018

In Brief

Beijing, China
8 hours


Instant Confirmation
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included