My Wishlist (0)

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

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners are included

Transport

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

Accommodation

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
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 7th Apr 2019
Returning: 15th Apr 2019
£979pp
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 14th Apr 2019
Returning: 22nd Apr 2019
£1,079pp
G
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 21st Apr 2019
Returning: 29th Apr 2019
£979pp
G
Fully Booked
Departing: 5th May 2019
Returning: 13th May 2019
£949pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th May 2019
Returning: 27th May 2019
£1,029pp
G
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 28th Jul 2019
Returning: 5th Aug 2019
£949pp
G
Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 1st Sep 2019
Returning: 9th Sep 2019
£949pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Sep 2019
Returning: 16th Sep 2019
£1,049pp
G
Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 15th Sep 2019
Returning: 23rd Sep 2019
£999pp
G
Limited Availability
3 spaces
Show more dates
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*
   Print Trip Notes
Similar Trips

TRIP CODE
ICBFA

GROUP TOUR from £1938 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Though not quite visible from space, the Great Wall of China is still massive! Climb up this iconic sight and learn about its history
- Travel back in time to the era of China’s powerful Emperors in Beijing. Explore the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, see history, and people-watch modern China
- Get the unique experience of whizzing through the Chinese landscape on an overnight train. Meet the locals, understand the culture, and have a fun sleepover too!

TRIP CODE
ICBKS

GROUP TOUR from £2130 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The Longmen Grottoes are the most stunning remnants of Northern Wei and Tang-era Buddhist art in existence, and you'll have plenty of time to explore them with your local guide
- By taking three sleeper trains, you'll maximise your time in your destinations, get a chance to interact with locals and see some beautiful countryside
- This trip is a fascinating story book of ancient and 20th-century history. The tale behind the discovery of Xi’an’s famous Terracotta Warriors is almost as amazing as the statues themselves

TRIP CODE
ICBSAC

GROUP TOUR from £4475 for 32 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Follow the route of the ancient Silk Road, travelling in the footsteps of countless generations of nomads and traders
- Explore the incredible World Heritage site of Maijishan, and try to work out how statues, reliefs, and 194 caves were carved into the side of this mountain 1,500 years ago
- Discover the unreal, ancient rainbow-coloured landscape of Zhangye, a UNESCO site that looks like countless pots of bright paint have been spilled across sandstone mountains. You won't be able to put your camera away!
Related Blog Posts
Reviews
We're still waiting for reviews to come through for this adventure. Why not book on this and review it for us?
Share this trip
 
Go to our sister site: