Tours and Tickets
Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace
5

Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace

By Catherine Lu Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
A tour is, effectively, the only way to see the Summer Palace and the Great Wall at Mutianyu in a day. Travel to these icons of imperial China in style, with an experienced private guide. Start at the scenic Mutianyu stretch of the Great Wall—your package includes either round-trip cable car tickets or the chairlift up and toboggan down. After a restaurant lunch, explore the Summer Palace’s glorious gardens.
from
RM 980.62
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
RM 980.62
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Duration:8–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Soak up the beauty of the Summer Palace and the Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Reach the Great Wall by cable car—or catch a chairlift up and toboggan down
  • Learn about the “Dragon Lady” from your guide as you tour the palace grounds
  • Save time and stress with 2-way private transfers from downtown hotels

  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  • Lunch at the local Chinese restaurant
  • Round Trip cable car or chair lift up and toboggan down the wall for Mutianyu section
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
What's not included
  • Accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37561P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Extra fee is requested after 8 hours tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace?
How much is Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace?
Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace price starts from RM 923.18. Discover and book Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace cancellation policy?
Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace?
Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace is hosted by Catherine Lu Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Catherine Lu Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37561P8

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

eckersley162
eckersley162
00
3 day tour of Beijing
Fabulous 3 day tour in Beijing with our tour guide Catherine. Catherine is very knowledgeable and super friendly.
paigemtobin
paigemtobin
00
Highly recommend!
We used Catherine Lu tours for private tours of both the Mutianyu Great Wall and the Forbidden City. I am SO glad w
roblI1487CU
roblI1487CU
00
Great Wall Hiking Tour
The trip was amazing and many thanks to Peter and Catherine for guiding me every stip of the way. There were no cro
B8603NLmiked
B8603NLmiked
00
Amazing Trip to Beijing
This was our first time to go on a private tour here in China and it was well worth it. Peter was an excellent guid
Shanghaitraveler_23
Shanghaitraveler_23
00
Best trip we ever had!
We were in beijing for 3 days and had Peter as our guide. From the very beginning he was personable, very helpful
LB123321
LB123321
00
One of the best trips we ever went on!
We went to Beijing and had a trip we‘ll never forget. Our tour guide was considerate of all our wishes and enabled
SamanthaMast
SamanthaMast
00
Fantastic Beijing trip! Couldn't have asked for more.
We had an INCREDIBLE time with Lena on our Catherine Lu tour of Beijing! Lena was a fantastic tour guide, really kn
gmanderson
gmanderson
00
Wonderful visit with Joyce!
We did a Beijing Private Tour with Joy and had a wonderful set of visits! We were able to come up with a customized
AKGBoman
AKGBoman
00
Awesome service!
I forgot my password to tripadvisor and the reason I got a new one was this tour! We were treated to a fabulous pri
Culture362293
Culture362293
00
7-Day Private Tour
From the get go, our communication with Catherine Lu tours was top notch. We did a 2 city, 7-day private tour. From
Dorsaygirl
Dorsaygirl
00
4 cities, 12 days with Catherine Lu tours
Jenna from Catherine Lu Tours came up with great itineraries for our stays in Chengdu, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Beijing.
adss1984
adss1984
00
Great Knowledge, Amazing Places & Good Food
The 3 things most travelers are looking for when taking on an adventure. Booking was very easy with plenty of conta
40sherif
40sherif
00
Wonderful Day in Beijing
This full-day private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall did not disappoint. We appre
tracylM2910OC
tracylM2910OC
00
20 hour layover: an incredible experience
Amazing day tour began with our driver picking us up in hotel lobby. Our guide was Joyce and she was truly a joy- s
DarP805
DarP805
00
Beijing Private Tour
We had two families (8 people) on our first trip to China. Catherine Lu Tours was amazing. From Jenna helping us ma
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
45 reviews
Excellent
44
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

orr333
New Richmond, WI972 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
How did I have expectations? I used a related tour service for 2 tours in Shanghai last year. Being set up on this one, the bar was high and Joyce came through with amazing talents! The car was very nice and the driver professional. GREAT, safe driver. We were given information all the way, not just at the wall. Joyce is an amazing conversationalist. Upon arrival, we quickly received tickets and headed up on the cable car. The wall is amazing - not just a tourist trap. Her expertise and knowledge of times, dates, methods and events since (repairs) were spot on. Other people would stop near us to listen to her expansive knowledge. One huge benefit of using them is we left Beijing early and were on to the wall early before the huge crush of tourists arrive.

We had time for shopping and Joyce helped me with negotiations much to the disappointment of the sellers. There is some really good merchandise available at the base.

I wanted to see the olympic village and they happily changed the plan to stop at a place where we could get good pictures of the cube, birds nest and dragon hotel (now IBM). We were hungry and they chose a nice Sichuan place for me to eat at.

Lastly, we went to the Summer Palace. Us along with 48,000 people that day. It is an amazing place but again, Joyce had tremendous knowledge of the place and answered all of my questions. If you have been to Hangzhou and West Lake, you will see the similarities that Joyce explained in detail.

Back to our hotel on time and a little tired! It was an amazing day. Using a tour like this is the ONLY way to do China tours especially if you are English speaking. Another great perk is if there is something on a tour you wish to skip in lieu of another place or time duration, they will customize to you. This is a great benefit.

Be wise, book here! CLIMB THE WALL!
Written 19 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BKor
Parker, CO1 contribution
Our guide was Nico whom we highly recommend. The tour itself was wonderful but Nico made it special. He took pictures of us; he customized our lunch to our liking and he and his company gave us a framed photo from our trip. This section of the Great Wall was not crowded with great views and the Summer Palace which is also very interesting with tons of history.
Again we highly recommend Nico and Catherine Lu Tours
Written 14 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LinZhixiong
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Sep 2019
My family and I had a wonderful experience with Catherin Lu Tours for a Private Tour of Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace. Our guide and driver, Mr. Steven Lee and Mr. Liu were outstanding all through the trip! Steven was prompt, courteous, informative, accommodating and bilingual (in Chinese and English). Mr. Liu was professional and we felt safe the entire way.

For the first part of the tour, we took the cable car up to the Mutianyu Great Wall and had plenty of time to explore and walk/hike around. Subsequently, we had a sumptuous lunch in a local restaurant. Then proceed to Summer Palace where Steven provided a detailed explanation on the history of the palace complex. On the way back to our hotel, Steven also shared to enjoy the rest of our trip in China and provided great recommendations on good restaurants. Everything was timed perfectly and went smoothly. We never felt rushed during our tour. We would definitely hire them again in the future trips in China.
Written 22 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tom K
Palm Harbor, FL71 contributions
My wife and I enjoyed our day tour immensely, thanks in no small part to our guide Tracey. She proved more than willing to do anything possible to ensure we had a great experience.
Written 5 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wadie S
1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Solo
Very professional and pleasant solo tour guide with Sonia! We went up the Great Wall and visited the summer Palace in Beijing. The tour was very interesting (Sonia had answers to all my questions) and at the same time very enjoyable. We had a delicious lunch at a typical Chinese restaurant (with no tourists). Highly recommended; do not hesitate!
Written 28 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Glenda S
Melbourne, Australia349 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
The trip was good.

Lucy was awesome and the tour was good too.

We were picked up from the hotel on time by the driver accompanied by our tour guide, Lucy. Lucy was proficient in speaking English. She explained the history of the Great Wall and Summer Palace. She answered all our questions as well. This was very interesting.

Lucy and our driver were professional, welcoming and nice. We all had lunch together at a Chinese restaurant. The food was so good and the place looked good too. The Stir Fry was the best Stir Fry I have eaten. We had fun eating together and even our driver had a laugh. He was also nice and friendly.

I would rate the Tour Guide, driver and Tour a 5 out of 5.

I would use this Tour company again.

I would definitely reccomend the tour and company.
Written 4 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rik
State College, PA82 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide, Janine, went above and beyond to assist us to see the wall. My husband has difficulty walking so our guide set up a ricksaw driver to take him up the steep incline and then even got the gondola ride person to stop the ride so my husband could safely get on and off the gondola. She was an angel and I would highly recommend her to anyone. Her english was superb. She was able to anticipate any problems with our tour. It was a once in a lifetime visit to the Wall and Summer Palace that we will never forget.
Written 29 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Colin G
3 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
This was a great hassle-free way to see two of the highlights of Beijing, and good value at rmb 1,960 (which included all costs for the day). Everything went smoothly, from the pick up at our hotel at 8 a.m to our return at 4.30 p.m. We had ample time to walk along the Great Wall in the morning. After that, lunch at a nearby restaurant was excellent (pork in lemon sauce, fresh local mushrooms, kung pao chicken and a noodle and vegetable dish). We napped in the van, which was quite new and spacious, for an hour on the way and then we spent a couple of hours walking around the Summer Palace.

Our guide, the affable and engaging Tracey, spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable, especially on the history of the various rooms and structures at the Summer Palace. It would have been a rather less interesting experience without her. And our driver was also very amiable and capable. All in all, we had a terrific day and I highly recommend this tour.
Written 20 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

shar7920
West Hartford, CT55 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
My parents and I booked a private tour with Catherine Lu Tours to visit the Great Wall Mutianyu and Summer Palace. Everyone was very responsive from the time of booking and provided several contact information for me in case of emergency. We loved our tour guide, Tracey and our driver (think his last name is Cao). My parents are fluent in Chinese (while I'm not), and Tracey conversed with all of us between Chinese and English very easily. This has been so far the best tour guide and private tour guide experience I've traveled with. They were extremely professional, yet personable and we had a wonderful time with both our guide and driver. Also, the restaurant they took us to for lunch was authentic and delicious! I would highly recommend this tour company to any of my friends and family.
Written 15 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Amy C
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
We had such a great experience with our tour guide, Alice!!! She was really wonderful. She knew so much. I felt very at ease in her care which is a tall order when I’m in a foreign country. Lunch was especially fantastic. She called the restaurant ahead of time and had the food prepared when we arrived. A beautiful surprise. Our driver was really great as well. The whole experience was a 10 out of 10.
Written 5 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 44

Private Great Wall Mutianyu Section with Summer Palace