I found this last minute on the day before the tour itself. Value for the service is great, for the transport, guide and lunch. Don't expect a Michelin stars one but it was decent after the walk. guideNancy was really helpful and spent as much time needed with everyone who needed help. Only one star missing for the information about the wall which was shared but could be more to understand the history behind this great place
We did choose this option based on the overall package different pick-up locations entrance fee included, lunch included and NO stop at jade or tea shops.We had a very busy weekend as we did the trip on April 30th - in the middle of the May 1st holidays in China. Nevertheless pick-up was almost on time at the subway station Dongzhimen - with a 5 min walk to the bus. The bus was OK and fully booked. Only small letdown was the not functioning loudspeakers. We were at the very last row and did not catch a single word from our guide - but not a big thing. We arrived after ca. 2,5 hours and could then stroll around for ca. 4 hours at the Great Wall - very impressive and an absolute must if you travel to China. We took the cable car - boarding was easy with only 5 min waiting time although the wall overall was pretty crowded that day. We used our time well and walked a lot on the top of the wall. After 3 hours a lunch was served - ok, but nothing special. The way back was ca. 3,5 hours as the roads were pretty busy. For 45 this was an excellent options - we could recommend!
The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall was amazing and certainly lived up to it's high reputation and the allocated time to hike the great wall was more than enough. The free inclusive lunch was at a restaurant which served good food, drinks were not included though but no big deal. Overall, very good time!
Our guide was stressed and her English was not understandable at all. Beacuse of that we never understood what was going on or the information she gave us. She just dragged us out of the bus, back on the bus and yelled at us for not understanding her. At least the food was alright
Well organized day tour, and very well planned regarding schedule of the day. Comfy bus, and nice guide, though it would be helpful if he could work on his diction and public speech. Was a bit challenging to understand important information he had to deliver.