Book a tour to two of the best attractions in Beijing! visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace on this private day tour.
Your private tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel's lobby at 8:30am. On the way to the Mutianyu section of The Great Wall, if time permits, you can make a short stop to take some pictures of the iconic "Bird's Nest"– the Beijing National Stadium, which hosted many spectacular events at the 2008 Olympic games.
Once you arrive at The Mutianyu Great Wall area, you will spend up to 2 hours hiking up and down the various sections of the wall, exploring the different sections and the towers along them. Mutianyu is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowded than the more famous Badaling. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered by trees and orchards, keeping the air fragrant with chestnut blossoms in the spring and fresh all year long. After the hike you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch you will continue to a well-preserved royal garden, the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered to be one of the most known gardens in the world. At the Summer Palace you will walk around next to the traditional pavilions and pace along the old empress road all the way to the marvel ship. You will then take a short cruise at the Kunming lake. At around 5:30pm the tour will end and you will return to your hotel.
Please note that Mutianyu great wall and Summer Palace are both not located in the center of Beijing. Driving time to the great wall might take around 2 hours and from there to the Summer palace around 1 hour and half.