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Walk The Great Wall + Xian Extension WGT

Visiting: China
Trip Duration 12 Days

China Walking Holiday

Combine a walk along China's Great Wall with a visit to some of the Orient's greatest archaeological treasures. We travel on some of the more remote and interesting sections of the ancient Wall: from the 'Old Dragon's Head' starting point on the Yellow Sea, to Simatai, perched on Yanshan Mountain. Over several days we follow crumbling walkways, climb stone steps and pass ancient watchtowers. Along
the route we stop to take a boat ride across the lake at Panjiakou and visit the Eastern Quing Tombs. We also travel by train to Xian to visit the renowned Army of Terracotta Warriors and roam through the narrow streets of the Old Muslim Quarter.

Tour Highlights

  • Beijing - Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Old Dragons Head - Visit the point where the Great Wall meets the sea
  • Jiaoshan - Walk on spectacular sections of the wall near its eastern end
  • Panjiakou - Take a boat trip where the Wall crosses the water
  • Eastern Qing Tombs - Visit the stunning Imperial Tomb Complex of the Qing Dynasty near Zunhua
  • Jinshanling - Walk on the wall towards Simatai and then back to Jinshanling - the most beautiful section of the Great Wall visited
  • Xian- Meet the incredible Terracotta Warriors


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Beijing

  • 2
    Beijing city tour including the Forbidden City

  • 3
    Drive to Shanhaiguan where Great Wall reaches the sea

  • 4
    Trek on Great Wall to Jiaoshan Pass; drive to Panjiakou

  • 5
    Boat trip by the Wall, walk at Luowenyou

  • 6
    Visit Eastern Qing Tombs; trek on Wall to Huangyaguan

  • 7
    Drive to Gubeikou; beacon tower walk to Jinshanling

  • 8
    Trek on Great Wall towards Simatai

  • 9
    Return to Beijing; overnight train to Xian

  • 10
    Sightseeing in the walled city of Xian

  • 11
    Visit the impressive Terracotta Warriors

  • 12
    Tour ends in Xian

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Walk The Great Wall + Xian Extension
Included meals 11 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat
9 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Hotel
1 night Simple Overnight Train
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Maximum Altitude on Trek (m)
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16