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Walking the Great Wall

From £979 for 9 days
Trip Overview

Stepping out across the peaceful semi-ruin of a section of the Great Wall is like walking in the footsteps of the past. Far from the tourist crowds we are able to get a great sense of the scale and majesty of this remarkable piece of engineering without rushing through in a big group. We trek along various contrasting sections of the wall, both dilapidated and rebuilt stretches. The old portions have a romantic feel, but the new ones may look odd to people who are used to seeing their ancient monuments in a poor state, though since the wall was constructed over a 2000 year period, the new sections are just a continuation of that process. We will get closer to day-to-day life in rural China before returning to Beijing, a city steeped in history yet plunging headlong into modernity.

Essential Info
Starts: Beijing
Ends: Beijing
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: ETCW
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: China
What's Included


All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners are included


5 nights basic hotels and 3 nights standard hotel 6 days point-to-point walking with full porterage


Trip Highlights

•   Walk one of the New Seven Wonders of the World

•   Spend two days exploring Beijing, visiting the Forbidden City and perhaps seeing an opera or a kung fu show

•   See the Niangniang Daoist temple which remains unspoiled

•   Enjoy the hospitality of local guesthouses

•   Walk the length of the Jinshanling section, renowned for being the best-preserved part of the Great Wall

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 7th Apr 2019
Returning: 15th Apr 2019
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Departing: 14th Apr 2019
Returning: 22nd Apr 2019
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Departing: 21st Apr 2019
Returning: 29th Apr 2019
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Departing: 5th May 2019
Returning: 13th May 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th May 2019
Returning: 27th May 2019
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2 spaces
Departing: 28th Jul 2019
Returning: 5th Aug 2019
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 1st Sep 2019
Returning: 9th Sep 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Sep 2019
Returning: 16th Sep 2019
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 15th Sep 2019
Returning: 23rd Sep 2019
Limited Availability
3 spaces
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Itinerary & Notes
After arriving into Beijing, the afternoon is free to relax after the overnight flight. There is a welcome dinner organised for the group allowing us to sample one of the cities most famous dishes: Beijing duck. *Dong Fang Hotel or similar*
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