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The Classic – The Sacred Way, Ming Tombs and Badaling section of the Great Wall by allisonfender
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The Classic – The Sacred Way, Ming Tombs and Badaling section of the Great Wall

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore two of China's most famous attractions, the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs

Highlights

  • Sacred Way
  • Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb)
  • Great Wall Badaling Section
  • Jade Factory
  • Tea Ceremony

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transfer from selected centrally located hotels (within 4th ring road)
  • Authentic traditional Chinese lunch with one standard drink
  • Main entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Bottled water on board

Exclusions

  • Optional guide & driver gratuities
  • Additional beverages at lunch

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May 28 2018
Ming Tombs were very interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
Thanks for the review. Our guides are the best in the business and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. See you again soon!

-The Gray Line Team
Dec 11 2017
The tea ceremony was worthless for the time in information provided.
Apr 16 2017
I was not interested in purchasing.
Reply From Gray Line:
Hello,

We'd like to thank you for the shining review of the tour itself; we're glad to hear our team in Beijing delivered on all aspects of service! We know that the in-tour purchases are not for everyone, and we thank you for your input in this regard. We look forward to welcoming you on board another experience soon!, wherever that may be! 

The Gray Line Team
Mar 31 2017
Highly recommend for anyone wanting to see this area
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ITINERARY

After the journey from downtown Beijing your visit starts at the Sacred Way. The same journey that was taken by the Imperial families when visiting their ancestors’ tombs. This serene walk along a marble path flanked by Ancient marble statues and elegant willows is an unexpected highlight. Next the Ming Tombs – the imperial burial grounds of the Ming dynasty Emperors where you will explore the Changling Tomb, the largest and best preserved of the 13 tombs. On the way to Badaling you will stop for lunch at the Longdi Jade Factory, where you will also learn about the 5000-year culture of Chinese Jade. Then it is on to the highlight of the day, the Badaling section of the Great Wall – a monumental feat of engineering by the ancient Chinese, the Great Wall stretched for a total of 6700 km when it was at its zenith. Here, you will see the best preserved section of this Wonder of the Ancient World. On your return journey the last stop will be to enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. A great way to relax after these awesome experiences.
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