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Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Transfer with Options

1. Mutianyu Great Wall Bus Transfer with Options

Save time and money taking this dedicated bus direct to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, one of the most famous sites in the world. Climb aboard the bus departing from downtown Beijing City and arrive at Mutianyu. Follow your guide from the parking lot to take a shuttle to the admission gate. Enjoy 4–5 hours of free time to climb up to the 20th Watchtower to take in the scenic view. Marvel at this amazing structure you have seen in so many pictures. If you choose, take the scenic cable car and see one for the most famous attractions in the world from another point of view. Upon exiting the Great Wall, take the shuttle back to the parking lot. From there a bus will take you back to Beijing City.

China (with VPN), Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan

2. China (with VPN), Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan

Enjoy a high-speed data pack to stay connected with your friends and family on WhatsApp and seamlessly check up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter throughout your trip to China. Access all these Apps and websites without being restricted by the Chinese firewall or using a VPN, providing you with connectivity if you are going to China, Hong Kong, or Macau. This data plan comes with an eSIM and you don’t have to switch SIM Cards between your devices anymore. Simply scan the eSIM profile then follow the simple steps of installation and you can get connected to the Internet once you arrive. The eSIM data service is only supported on eSIM enabled devices. Please check if your devices have eSIM functions before you place the orders. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): ctm-mobile Local operator info: China - China Unicom Hong Kong: csl Macau: CTM

Beijing: Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City Walking Tour

3. Beijing: Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City Walking Tour

Meet in front of Beijing Urban Planning Center(or your Beijing downtown hotel's lobby if you choose the private tour), follow your tour guide to enter Tian'anmen Square from the travel agency passage which save you some time. Once get on the Tian'anmen Square, your tour guide will introduce the buildings around you, including the The Great Hall of the People, The National Museum of China, The Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, The Monument to the People's Heroes. Learn how the building was brought to life. Hear about the history events that took place here over time. Walk through the square and enter through the Tian'anmen gate, then enter the Forbidden City from the Meridian Gate. The Forbidden City is the largest and the best-preserved imperial palace complex in the world. You will visit the most important buildings along the middle axis of the palace, then visit two courtyards in the west chamber, be immersed in their history explained by your licensed and passionate guide. Lastly, you will visit the Imperial Garden and your tour will ends here, you can choose to explore more of the Forbidden City on your own, or your tour guide will advise where to catch a taxi to your next destination.

China: eSIM Data Plan with VPN for Hong Kong, Macau, & More

4. China: eSIM Data Plan with VPN for Hong Kong, Macau, & More

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in China, Hong Kong, and Macau. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Remember to choose the carrier, which varies depending on the plan. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Carriers to use: China, Hong Kong, and Macau plan - CMCC / CSL / CTM Hong Kong and Macau plan - CSL & SMARTONE & 3HK / CTM

From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Transfer with Pick-Up

5. From Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall Transfer with Pick-Up

Explore the most well-known and preserved section of the Great Wall in Mutianyu. This section is a UNESCO heritage site has appeared in some Hollywood movies and has been climbed by former US President Barack Obama. Depart from Beijing at your hotel at around 7 AM with a shared pick-up or meet at the downtown station at around 8 AM. Head to Mutianyu with a convenient air-conditioned transfer. Arrive in Mutianyu at around 9-9:30 AM. Take amazing photos of the Mutianyu Wall from multiple angles - either down from the hill or up from the wall if you purchase the admission ticket option. Then, challenge yourself with a 5-6km hike from the bottom to the top of the highest station which was once a beacon. Or take an easier route with the cable car option so that you can ascend the later half directly. Enjoy around 3-3.5 hours to explore by yourself. Include a 10-dish authentic Chinese lunch at checkout and enjoy the lunch at around 12:30 PM just next to the parking lot. After finishing lunch, the bus will take you back to the famous shopping street in Wangfujing or the National Stadium (know as the "Bird's Nest") in the heart of Beijing city. If you are interested in the Chinese acrobatic show, remember to add the Acrobatic show add-on before checkout, stay on the bus and the bus will take you there to enjoy the 5:30 PM show.

Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Tour

6. Beijing: Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Tour

Meet your private guide in your hotel's lobby at your preferred time in Beijing. Then heading directly to Mutianyu Great Wall which will take about 1.5 hours, your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories on the way, sit back and enjoy the countryside sceneries along the way. Once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall, you’ll take the cable car or ski lift up to the Wall, spend some time to hike up and down for about 1.5 hours at the various sections of the Wall, exploring the watch and beacon towers. Afterwards, stop at a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, continue to explore a well-preserved royal garden: the Summer Palace. Follow your tour guide to stroll around the garden, learn the stories and histories behind the buildings. Get to know the famous " Dragon Lady" and her life in the Summer Palace. After the tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel or other sites you want to go in Beijing city.

Beijing: Tiananmen Square Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

7. Beijing: Tiananmen Square Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

This mesmerising tour of Tiananmen Square, the heart of Beijing, and a world famous cultural landmark, features many of the most famous sights in the city. See the mausoleum where the body of Mao Zedong lies, and other great works of Communist architecture such as the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Great Hall of the People, the distinctive National Performing Centre for the Arts, the National Museum of China, the highly unusual China Numismatic Museum, the Zhengyamen Gate, the Tiananmen Gates, Chang'an Avenue, and the Forbidden City, the fascinating home of generations of Chinese royalty, with thousands of rooms. A wonderful overview of the sights of Tiananmen Square, this tour is both interesting and informative. A visit to Tiananmen Square is essential for any visitor to Beijing. Your tour. Your way.

Full-View Forbidden City & Royal Treasure Gallery Mini-Group

8. Full-View Forbidden City & Royal Treasure Gallery Mini-Group

Meet with your tour guide at 8:30 AM at the meeting point before commencing your captivating sightseeing tour to the Forbidden City to absorb the imperial majesty of the Chinese palace.  Your tour guide will escort you around the Forbidden city covering the West, East, and Central line, featuring all sides of the Forbidden City passing through the royal family's residence and the splendid royal garden, Hearing about how the building functions as both a political and ceremonial center, enjoy a complete journey through time.  In addition to the Forbidden City, we will take you to visit the Royal Treasure Museum, which has the most ornamental value, and appreciate the superb craftsmanship of ancient China. The tour will end at around 12:30 AM at the North Gate. You can choose to continue exploring independently or find restaurants to have lunch nearby.

Beijing: Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City Private Tour

9. Beijing: Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City Private Tour

Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel, your private tour will begins with a visit to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. Stroll around the garden with your tour guide, watching local people doing morning exercises and you are welcome to join! Follow your tour guide to stroll around the courtyards in the Temple of Heaven park, learn the histories and stories about the temple with your tour guide, get to know what an emperor's worship looks like. You will visit major buildings inside the park, including Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Hall or Imperial Zenith, Echo Wall, Nine Dragon Cypress, Circular Mount Alter and more. After lunch in the local restaurant, then head to the Tienanmen Square, home to the National Museum of China and many other buildings. If there is anything you particularly want to see, feel free to let your guide know. The best thing about having a private guide is that the tour can be tailored to the things that interest you the most. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years. Follow your tour guide to explore most important buildings inside the Forbidden city, Hall of Great Harmony, Hall of Central Harmony, Hall of Preserving Harmony, Hall of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Union, Hall of Earthly Tranquility and the Imperial Garden. If you want to spend more time to explore the Forbidden city just let your tour guide know. After the tour finish, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

Beijing: Private Roundtrip Transfer to Great Wall of China

10. Beijing: Private Roundtrip Transfer to Great Wall of China

A private transfer is the best way to start your holiday and will avoid you having to search for a taxi or ride in a crowded bus to reach your destination. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Beijing city center and will drive you to the Great Wall. Once arrived, your driver will assistance you to purchase your tickets(at your own cost), and tell you where he will be waiting for you, then you will enjoy your own time to explore the Great Wall. After your self guided tour, meet your driver, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing. Please note this is only a private transfer service, entrance fee, meals and tour guide are not included. Your driver speaks basic English only, and if you have any questions on the road, you can use the driver's mobile phone to reach out the local operator. Here are some sections of the Great Wall you can choose: 1: Mutianyu Great Wall - most popular section among foreign tourists It is 75km away from Beijing downtown, offers great landscape of well-preserved walls and towers as well as beautiful surrounding greenery. Its road steps are also well paved. Driving Time: 1.5 hours Entrance fee 60rmb p/p, cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan is 140rmb p/p 2: Huanghuacheng Great Wall – unique lakeside Great Wall Some parts of Huanghuacheng are submerged by a big beautiful lake, which make the Great wall look like paddling in the water. It is less crowded than the other sections. Driving Time: 1.5 hours Entrance fee 65rmb p/p, no cable car 3:Juyongguan Great Wall - the closest section of the wall to visit from Beijing Unlike most of other sections of Great Wall which are just walls and towers, Juyongguan has an impressive fortress which used to controlled the access to Beijing for centuries. Driving Time: 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes Entrance fee 45rmb p/p, no cable car 4:Badaling – the most famous as well as most crowded section of Great Wall Open to tourism in 1957. Badaling Great Wall is the most visited section as well as the most commercialized section. No recommend to visit during public holiday, traffic will be bad. Driving Time: 1.5 hour Entrance fee 45rmb p/p, cable car 120rmb p/p

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