The Great Wall and Beyond

Great Wall, China
Great Wall, China
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    The above tour costs from £3,395 per person, based on a shared room for departures in May.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights 
    • 11 nights' hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 10 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Road transfers and tours on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guide
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures throughout the year.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

This enticing tour includes 5 days walking on the Great Wall of China, one of the world’s most famous and awe-inspiring attractions. Begin with a day’s light trekking on Huangyaguan, an impressively restored section of the wall, before heading further out to some wilder and more rugged areas. Spend 2 nights in a courtyard style hotel close to Jinshanling and another couple of nights at the charming Brickyard Inn by Mutianyu Pass. You have time to explore some of the wall’s less visited, and most scenic, sections at Jiankou and Gubeikou. The tour also take you to see the breathtaking views at Wohu Shan, known as ‘Crouching Tiger Mountain’ and Huanghuacheng, the undeveloped and unusual ‘Water Great Wall’, where some parts of the wall are fully submerged in water. Return to Beijing to marvel at its historical treasures before taking the overnight sleeper train to Xi'an where the Terracotta Warriors await on their eternal watch. The journey finishes with a day experiencing life in the cosmopolitan 21st century city of Shanghai.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow – Beijing: with British Airways.
  • 2
  • Beijing: arrive and check in. Afternoon at leisure.
  • 3
  • Beijing - Huangyaguan: drive to Huangyaguan for an overnight stay. Afternoon hiking around Huangyaguan Great Wall.
  • 4
  • Huangyaguan - Jinshanling: drive to Jinshanling for a 2 night stay. Trekking around Jinshanling and Wohu Shan.
  • 5
  • Jinshanling - Gubeikou - Mutianyu: trek from Jinshanling to Gubeikou. Evening drive to Mutianyu for a 2 night stay.
  • 6
  • Mutianyu - Jiankou - Mutianyu: drive to Jiankou and trek from Jiankou to Mutianyu.
  • 7
  • Mutianyu - Huanghuacheng – Beijing: trekking on Huanghuacheng Wall. Evening drive to Beijing for a 2 night stay.
  • 8
  • Beijing: full day tour of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square & the Temple of Heaven.
  • 9
  • Beijing - Xian: morning visit to the Summer Palace & hutongs. Overnight train to Xian.
  • 10
  • Xian: arrive and check into your hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon visit city walls & Small Goose Pagoda.
  • 11
  • Xian: full day tour of Terracotta Warriors, Drum & Bell Towers, Great Mosque & Muslim Quarters.
  • 12
  • Xian - Shanghai: morning flight to Shanghai for an overnight stay. Afternoon tour of Shanghai.
  • 13
  • Shanghai - London Heathrow: with British Airways.
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