Great Wall of China at Badaling and Ming Tombs Day Tour from Beijing | La Vacanza Travel

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

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: China, China, Beijing

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  • 8 hours
  • Beijing
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


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. To complete your sightseeing you'll have the opportunity to enjoy Jade Factory and tea taste.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Great Wall at Badaling, Badaling, Yanqing District, Beijing 102112 China

Great Wall is the very symbol of ancient Chinese engineering. The Badaling section is a prime, preserved example of this colossal structure. Since Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC) and Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC), Badaling became a very important military strategic place Many incomplete parts of the wall were proved to be built in the Warring States Period. Here you will have the opportunity to climb up either the North or South Face of the Wall.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213 China

Ming Tombs, burial grounds to 13 of the 16 Ming emperors. Only three of the tombs are actually open for viewing. Changling, the earliest and largest of the tombs, dates from the year 1413. We will explore the largest of the excavated burial sites, the Changling Tomb, which is divided into three separate, impressive courtyards.

Duration: 1 hour

  • 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
  • Admission tickets
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall at Badaling
  • Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)

  • Cruise port pickup is not available
  • Cable car fee
  • Gratuities
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Entire tour is normally about 8 hours, but it might take a bit longer during peak season like summer time or special holidays
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Tour departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

07:30 AM

Voucher info

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


8 hours

User's Reviews


15 Apr, 2024

Guide showed up promptly. As agreed. However it was difficult communicating with them before hand to verify the time. It would be nice if there was a chat option to chat directly with the tour company. I feel like the tour was a poor value for what I got. Basically it was a shuttle service. The guide spoke poor to moderately poor English and didn't offer much more than what you would find on a basic Google search. When asked difficult questions she was unaware of the answers. Nor did she attempt to find out. She was 100% confused as to where to go once we got to the wall. She did not know which window to go to, she did not know which shuttlebus to take, she did not know what tickets to buy. We wasted probably 90 minutes walking back-and-forth a few times because of it. Much like all of the other reviews it was a 100% high pressure hard sell at the tea place as well as the Jade "factory" (more of a retail store with vulture sales reps) the lunch was decent. Very stereotypical basic Chinese food but it tasted good. Towards the end of the day the driver and guide were speaking solely and Chinese. I used my translator to decipher what they were saying and the driver was complaining that it was a long day. The driver kept pushing to take us to other places (for a fee) then proceeded to tell the guy that it was "a waste of his day and not worth taking us around". He also made reference to somebody in our group negatively. Very pushy and heavy pressure sales tactics. I would say even a little bit shady. They got you from .8 point B and you saw the sites. If you don't care about the other stuff it's probably an OK tour.


10 Apr, 2024

Very good trip. Guide was friendly and very informative. There was additional tea tasting which was very good


31 Mar, 2024

Our tour guide Michael was very informative and spoke near perfect English. The Ming Tomb tour is more like a museum and not quite what I had expected. The architecture including the huge wooden columns was the savior for me. I've been to other parts of the Wall before and this was just as impressive. The lunch stop at the jade factory was as expected. Mostly just a sales presentation, but the food was very good. We skipped the tea ceremony at the end, as we knew it would just be just another sales pitch.


10 Mar, 2024

Early start for the great wall, because our tour guide was Knowledge he brought us to an open and empty entrance. I was able to capture almost solitary photos. Other parts of the tour were awesome, Min Tombs, jade factory and tea house. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Small group, I went with one other person.


23 Feb, 2024

The Great Wall of China is one of the most amazing constructions in the world. The skills involved in building the Great Wall are impressive. In Chinese, it is known as the "wan li charng cheng," or "10,000 mile wall". The Great Wall is easy to get to from Beijng. You can make climb on the Great Wall when you're inspecting it, it's worth the effort and very surprising.

User's Picture Gallery


The Wall will always impress.






A dream come true,...


Nice Tour, Would have Opted for just Great Wall Tour


Wonder of the world!


Amazing experience


Great Wall of china


Simple but informative and interesting day


Great Wall


Best time at Badaling


Good day at Great Wall but a bit commercial at times


The Great Wall of China


Excellent tour. Gale was our guide...


Very friendly and professional


You may as well take this tour because there is little else


Must see but incredibly crowded!


Great Wall & Ming Tombs


Sadly this tour which I booked...


We were picked up from out hotel...


This tour guide was nice and...


On of the main reasons for coming to...


Maravillosa la muralla y las tumbas




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