Great Wall Tours & Holidays

Mao Zedong said, ‘He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a true man.'

The Chairman might have been overstating things a tad, but we can say that climbing the Great Wall is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience (unless you happen to climb it twice). Snaking from Manchurian ruins in Liaoning, through Beijing province, and ending in a few wind-scoured remains in the Gobi desert, it’s the undisputed emperor of China landmarks. There are obviously dozens of Great Wall of China tours running out of Beijing (and Shanghai), but our local guides come with a few extra perks. English speaking, expertly trained, and with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Wall and its history – there’s no-one better in the business.

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Jake · Traveled May 2024
An eye-opening experience of China which, for us, put to be many Western perceptions. Peter was an unbelievable guide and an invaluable resource.
Review submitted 30 May 2024

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Todd · Traveled May 2024
As a solo traveller it was a little daunting to sign up on my own- but not only did I find other solo travellers on my trip, the entire group felt like a family for the time we were together! Will Intrepid again soon!
Review submitted 30 May 2024

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Faiza · Traveled May 2024
As 72 and 82 year olds, from a small South African town, have grown accustomed to great care from Intrepid leaders and all round excellence on Intrepid tours. Travelling with much trepidation from South Africa, which has no metro and deals in cash, we grew immeasurably on this 8 day trip through China's awe-inspiring, future-oriented cities of Shanghai,Beijing and Xian.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

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William John · Traveled May 2024
On this my third Intrepid trip I, as an 82 year old, was again well cared for and inspired. This fast pace trip through a futuristic cities revealed a world I could never imagine, despite all my reading. I feel rejuvenated and inspired to seek out another such life-changing Intrepid trip. William Leith Cape Town.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

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Lily · Traveled May 2024
Was an incredible trip, surpassed expectations. The Great Wall hike was amazing and yellow mountains out of this world! Everyone should go! My tour guide was incredible
Review submitted 29 May 2024

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