Beijing Group Tour to Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall-No Shopping
It is a good chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of city. You can experience water town and Great Wall in one day. Wander around the antique Gubei Water Town and totally relax yourself; hike the off-the-beaten-track Simatai Great Wall and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Gubei Water Town; Simatai Great Wall
Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Tour Assistant
AM: At around 7am, our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the downtown hotel ( if your hotel is beyond the second ring road of Beijing city, please come to the appointed meeting place to meet the guide and driver ). After 2.5 hours’ driving, you will arrive at today’s first destination – Gubei Water Town—one of China’s most famous water towns. The town has the Simatai section of China’s Great Wall as the background and boasts picturesque canals, bridges, courtyard houses, shops, and hotels. It increasingly becomes another popular site for visitors in Beijing. The guide will help to handle the admission tickets and provide you the instructions to explore the scenic area and wait for you outside. Then it’s your free time to travel around. You will wander around the town by yourself and can try some local snacks on your own cost.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After visit in the water town, you shall go to Simatai Great Wall, the only section of Great Wall that retains the original appearance from Ming dynasty, thus called “primitive Great Wall” by UNESCO. This part of the Great Wall stretches 5.4 kilometers with a total of 35 lookout towers. And the towers on Simatai Great Wall with delicate design and various structures are different from those on other parts of the Great Wall. Please watch your steps while walking as it is known for being steep. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional (cost on your own). At around 3pm, come to meet your guide at the designated place and transfer back to Beijing city. The driving will last around 2.5-3 hours. Upon arrival, dropping you off at Dongzhimen Subway Station, or Wangfujing, or Qianmen Sanjiao. You can freely explore the city on your own and get back to your hotel by yourself.
Kind Notice: if your hotel is beyond the second ring road of Beijing city, please feel free to contact your travel consultant to give you the exact meeting place in downtown area for pickup.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.