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Summer Palace and Badaling Great Wall section full day tour from Beijing

Journey into the glorious Chinese past when you visit the Summer Palace and the Badaling Great Wall section on this day trip from Beijing. Just an hour from Beijing, you can wander the beautiful gardens of the Summer Palace, visit a jade carving factory to learn about this most precious Chinese stone, and then travel onwards to the highlight of your day, the legendary Great Wall of China. Your first stop is the Summer Palace. For 800 years the retreat of the emperors, the Summer Palace is the best preserved imperial garden in the world, with stunning pagoda roofs rising through lush greenery above the placid lake below. Take the chance to tour this fascinating complex and witness and power of the Chinese emperors up close. Next it's on to the jade carving factory, where you will witness skilled craftsmen transforming these dull greenish lumps of rock into exquisite precious jewellery and ornaments. Discover why jade was beloved of the emperors, and choose a few favourite pieces to take home. Tuck into a delicious traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, before travelling onwards to the perfectly preserved Badaling section of the Great Wall, the greatest marvel of ancient engineering. Built to protect the nascent empire from the warlike intentions of their northerly neighbours, these massive fortifications stretch for thousands of miles across stunning mountain scenery. Climb the mighty stone steps or ascend by cable car, and then stand atop this incredible structure and admire the view. On the back way to hotel, you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional Medicine Cultural then transfer back to your hotel. Journey into the glorious Chinese past when you visit the Summer Palace and the Badaling Great Wall section on this day trip from Beijing. Just an hour from Beijing, you can wander the beautiful gardens of the Summer Palace, visit a jade carving factory to learn about this most precious Chinese stone, and then travel onwards to the highlight of your day, the legendary Great Wall of China. Meeting/ pick-up point: Hotels in Beijing City center only. Hotel pick-up is for selected hotels only, please call 24 hours before trip to confirm if your hotel is included.

Duration: Eight hours.

Start/opening time: 9am. Pick-up time: between 7.00am and 8.30am. Please wait at the arranged pick-up point five minutes prior to pick-up time. End/closing time: 5pm.

Languages:English.

Included: Entrance tickets, English-speaking tour guide, typical Chinese lunch, transport all included.

Others: Please remember that you must submit your booking voucher to the representative/ tour guide/ driver, and please do not forget to bring your ID.