Beijing Airport to Great Wall Short Stop Tour
Code: BST-02
Destination: Mutianyu Great Wall
Duration: 4-5 hours
Price from:
Availability: Everyday

Duration: Around 4-5 hours

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Tour Schedule:
Upon arrival at Beijing airport, our   tour guide & private car/van will pick you up, our guide will hold a sign with your name on it.(It normally take take about 2 hours to get out of airport.) We will then drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu (1 more hour driving distance). You can hike and explore the wall for 1 hour or so. Then be transferred back to the airport.   (No meal)
1. To make best use of your limited time, unlike other travel agencies, we will not bring you to any shops or factories, thus your best visit on the wall will be secured.
2.   Great Wall cable car is highly recommended if your layover is tight. It cost RMB120 per person for round trip(Go up by cable car and come down by toboggan), you can pay cash on-site if you like.
3. Steps to apply 24 hours visa & get out of airport:
A. Arrive in Beijing. Follow signs to China immigration inspection.
B. Find 24-144 hours transit visa desk. Fill out a long white form and apply visa by using your passport.
C. After you get visa, please go back to regular line at immigration for clearance.
D. Then go to baggage claim and walk outside customs to meet driver. Our driver will hold your name sign outside.

Tour Includes:
Round trip airport transfer
Private car/van
Well-trained English-speaking tour guide service
Entrance fee to Great Wall
Free-bottled mineral water in the car

Tour Excludes:
Any airfare
Tips to the driver guide
Cable fee(RMB120 per person- round way)
Personal expenses

Kind Notice:
A. The Great Wall opens at between 08:00am and 5:00pm, and it require at least 10 hours between two flights to make this tour happen. So please make sure your layover is long enough and cover Great Wall opening time.
B. Please let us know your flight details so that we may work out the best timetable for your tour.

Beijing Airport Layover tour FAQ, Tips and things you must know:

1.What is the distance from the airport to the Great wall and how long does it take?
It depends!
To Mutianyu Great Wall is 66 km/41 miles, 1 hour’s drive.
To Juyongguan Great Wall is 61 km/38 miles, 1 hour’s drive.
To Badaling Grea Wall is 73 km/46 miles, 1.5 hours’ drive

2.How much time can I spend on the Great Wall?
Generally speaking, people stay on Great Wall for 1-1.5 hours. Most parts of the Great Wall are basically the same therefore 1.5 hours is enough time to get to know about the Great Wall and its significance. You can also hike all the way from the bottom to the top and this will take a longer time. However you can also spend longer if you wish just to take in the breathtaking scenery and to be at peace.

3.What is the distance the from airport to Forbidden City and how long does it take?
30 Km/19 miles, 40 minutes – 1 hour driving distance.

4.How much time can I stay in the Forbidden City?
Generally speaking, 1.5 hours is enough time to spend in the Forbidden City and see the main buildings inside.

5.Can I still visit Beijing without a Chinese visa on a long stopover? I heard that I can stay for 12 hours without a visa – is this true?
Foreign visitors have to carry an entry visa no matter how long they will stay and the passport must be valid for 6 months upon date of departure in the host country.
Arrival visas are only for urgent purposes and can only be obtained by an invitation letter from a local company which has to be AUTHORIZED by the MINISTRY of FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Short term visas (for stopovers) do not exist. Passengers on long stopovers who do not have the correct visas can only stay in the airport and are not allowed to leave.

6.If I am on a long stopover / transit and want to visit the Great Wall (or other attractions), can I go through immigration quickly, and what documents do I need?
Firstly, a passport with a valid entry visa is mandatory. An ‘entry card’ is then required at the immigration counter. This can be obtained on the plane and we advise that the form is filled out in flight to save time when you land.

A ‘Health Declaration Form on Entry/Exit’ is also required and this can also be obtained in flight. If you don’t receive one, please ask the flight attendant.

Finally you must collect your luggage. If you know you will stop in Beijing for a few hours, you can ask the airline to put a ‘Long Transfer’ tag on your baggage so that it gets put straight through to your next flight and saves you having to collect it and carry it around.

Please note that you can try asking a uniformed officer in the immigration area if you can skip the queues as you have limited time and really need to get to the Great Wall as soon as possible.

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