Private Tour: Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Way, and Dingling

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Juyong Pass of Great Wall, Juyong Pass, Changping District, Beijing 102202 China

Begin the tour by meeting your guide in the lobby of your Beijing hotel. Drive for approximately one hour to reach Juyongguan, which is the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing. Upon arrival, take a short 2-minute walk from the parking lot to reach the Wall. Juyongguan is located in...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Juyong Pass of Great Wall, Juyong Pass, Changping District, Beijing 102202 China

Begin the tour by meeting your guide in the lobby of your Beijing hotel. Drive for approximately one hour to reach Juyongguan, which is the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing. Upon arrival, take a short 2-minute walk from the parking lot to reach the Wall. Juyongguan is located in the 11-mile long (18 kilometer) Guangou Valley where the Jundu Mountain and Yan Mountain meet; it was the only route between Beijing and Mongolia.Today, it is one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall and is roughly circular with a perimeter of over 2.5 miles (4 kilometers).

Duration: 2 hours

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

Continue by taking a 30-minute drive to the Sacred Way. Begin at the stone memorial archway and stroll along the Sacred Way while learning about the fascinating myths of ancient China. The 4.3-mile (7 kilometer) divine path was considered to be the distance between the secular and celestial worlds. Admire the magnificent statues in place to guard the Ming emperors' afterlife. The Ming emperor believed that after their coffin was carried through the Sacred Way, their soul could rise up to heaven.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Dingling Underground Palace, Ming Tombs, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213 China

After lunch, travel onward to Dingling, the only imperial tomb among the Thirteen Ming Tombs that has been excavated. Visit the tomb belonging to the 13th Ming Emperor Wanli, who had the longest ruling time out of all 16 Ming Emperors. About 3,000 pieces of artifacts have been found in the Underground Palace of Dingling; some of them are displayed in the museum of Dingling.

Duration: 1 hour

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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Quality Chinese Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
  • Entry/Admission - Dingling Underground Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Juyong Pass of Great Wall
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
Not Included
  • Gratuities (Optional)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby

8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a private day tour, no shopping stop is included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Adult price applies to all travelers as long as they take a seat
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 3 reviews

Reviewed: September 19, 2017

William W

This is a wonderful tour for anyone who wants to experience the ancient history of China. But the tour was made worthwhile by my outstanding tour guide, Angie. She was not only knowledgeable of the area but was able to put the sites within the timeline of Chinese history in an understandable way. If there was something she was not sure of she would look up the facts to provide the most accurate information--unlike some tour guides I experienced. If you are lucky enough to take this tour, insist on having Angie as your tour guide. The tour began at 8:30 a.m. with the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall. This is a popular location that is quite busy and commercialized but the scenery was very beautiful. We then began the first part of the tour of the Ming Tombs that included a wonderful and peaceful stroll down the Sacred Way. Lunch was enjoyed at one of the most beautiful restaurants that I visited in China with entertainment, wonderful décor and delicious food. Finally the day closed with a visit to the underground tomb of a Ming emperor. The tour was wonderful and well worth the money. The tour guide, Angie, made it a great experience.


Reviewed: May 7, 2017

Michal H

Maria was an excellent guide for us on our tour . Low key, fun but with interesting knowledge to share she was a perfect match for us as non your kind of people. The full day she sorted and we shared a great lunch that was really delicious - not westernized ! Thank you Maria and Wikibeijing !


Reviewed: August 11, 2016

Perry S

Worth it.

Instead of being packed onto a bus full of 49 other tourists to be schlepped off to the jade factory for 2 hours and the Great Wall for 30 minutes, I chose to go the private tour route. I'm glad I did. I've been to Badaling before, but I think Juyongguan is nicer. The Wall here is a loop, and encircles the road that comes through the pass. There was no separate stop for shopping, which was as advertised, but we did request a stop at the gift shop for a cold beverage and so we could pick up a few souvenirs.

Our guide called in sick, but the company owner showed up only about 2 minutes after the appointed pick-up time to lead the tour himself. Everything was as expected. Lunch was at a decent place. Our guide joined us for lunch, so we were able to continue or education as we dined. For the two of us we were provided with a driver, guide, and minivan. This was a trouble-free tour.