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Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall

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icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Visit the replica water town of Gubei and Simatai Great Wall, the only section open at night, on this private evening trip from Beijing. Take a walking tour of Gubei's rustic-style lanes and canals, visit a restaurant for dinner, and ascend by cable car to the illuminated Simatai section of wall. Admire the lit-up ramparts and views over Gubei, and finish with an optional boat ride (own expense). Entrance fees and private air-conditioned transport included.
  • Private Gubei and Simatai Great Wall evening tour from Beijing
  • Visit Gubei, a canal-woven replica of a Chinese water town
  • See the quaint lanes, houses, and canals on a walking tour
  • Ride a cable car to the illuminated Simatai wall, the only section open at night
  • Admire the lit-up wall and views over Gubai on a ramparts walk
  • Includes dinner at a Gubei restaurant
  • Private air-conditioned transport, entrance fees, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Transport by private, comfortable vehicle
Round-trip cable car
Professional guide
Quality dinner with Great Wall view
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees for Gubei and Simatai
Gratuities (Optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby

Depart your central Beijing hotel in the mid-afternoon with your guide, and travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Gubei Water Town in Myun County, about 96 miles (155 kilometers) from the city.

Arrive at Gubei—an architectural replica of Wuzhen in Zhejiang province, one of China’s most famous water towns.

Composed of picturesque canals, bridges, courtyard houses, shops, and hotels, all backed by mountains and the Simatai section of China’s Great Wall, Gubei is a delight to explore.

Enjoy a walking tour around the lanes, watching the boats ply the waterways and admiring the quaint architecture. Follow your guide around the highlights and as the sun sets, sit down to a delicious dinner at a charming restaurant.

Duly refreshed, ride the cable car up to the Simatai Great Wall: the only part of the UNESCO-listed structure open to visitors at night, and beautifully illuminated from dusk onward. Admire the lit-up ramparts tracing the steep spine of the mountains from your cable car, and then walk along the battlements.

First constructed during the Northern Qi dynasty (550–577) and rebuilt in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the Simatai stretch extends for 3.3 miles (5.4 kilometers) and is studded with 35 beacon towers.

As you walk, note the architectural features of the ramparts—a microcosm of the building styles used across the entire wall—and absorb the spectacular views down over the lights of Gubei.

Then, descend by cable car and either choose to take a golf cart, walk, or take a boat ride (own expense) back to the parking lot. Finally, travel back to Beijing where your trip ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
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Gubei Water Town
Travel by private, climate-controlled vehicle to Gubei Water Town in Myun County, about 96 miles (155 kilometers) from the city. Arrive at Gubei—an architectural replica of Wuzhen in Zhejiang province, one of China’s most famous water towns. Composed of picturesque canals, bridges, courtyard houses, shops, and hotels, all backed by mountains and the Simatai section of China’s Great Wall. Gubei is a delight to explore. Enjoy a walking tour around the lanes, watching the boats ply the waterways and admiring the quaint architecture. Follow your guide around the highlights and as the sun sets, sit down to a delicious dinner at a charming restaurant.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Simatai Great Wall
Duly refreshed, ride the cable car up to the Simatai Great Wall: the only part of the UNESCO-listed structure open to visitors at night, and beautifully illuminated from dusk onward. Admire the lit-up ramparts tracing the steep spine of the mountains from your cable car, and then walk along the battlements. Then, descend by cable car and either choose to take a golf cart, walk, or take a boat ride (own expense) back to the parking lot. Finally, travel back to Beijing where your trip ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • No children price as long as they take a seat
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Wikibeijing

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Evening Tour: Illuminated Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Best Night in Beijing
wallercj7
, Apr 2019
The most magical - beautiful - awe inspiring afternoon & evening you could possibly do in this beautiful part of the world
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Fantastic Moment at Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall
HyungkeunJ1
, Nov 2018
My family and I had fantastic time. The private Evening Tour package provided us with superb service and did not trouble us even a bit. Everything was smooth and our guide ShanShan provided us with excellent quality explanation about China history in a nutshell. The dinner place was lovely with very nice view of Simatai Great Wall.
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