Beijing Private Culture Tour: Chinese Calligraphy Class and Mutianyu Great Wall with Cable Car Ride

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From $253.87

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Immerse yourself in the captivating history and rich culture on a private guided full-day tour from Beijing. Set out on sightseeing tour of the less crowded Great Wall at Mutianyu section. Walk alongside your private guide as you visit it, enjoy the history and everything surround you!  Spend two hours learning the traditional art of Chinese calligraphy. Under the expert eye of a master calligrapher, you’ll practice using the tools of the trade: brushes, ink and paper. Try your hand at writing Chinese characters in an artistic style. Take your completed calligraphy work home as a special souvenir of your cultural experience. Tour includes entrance fee, cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan down at the Great Wall, lunch, Beijing city hotel pick up and drop off.

What's Included

2 hours calligraphy class

Bottled water

Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan ticket

Entrance Fee

Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels within the 4th ring road)


Private tour

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Age under 4 is free to join
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Mutianyu Great Wall
Your tour will begin with pickup from your centrally-located hotel in Beijing. Hop aboard a private vehicle and drive to Huairou County, where Mutianyu Great Wall locates in, 70 km northeast of central Beijing.It will take about1.5 hours to reach there.

As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. In the Ming dynasty, under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began on the foundation of the wall of Northern Qi. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.

Today, this section of wall is open to visitors. You all have this opportunity to admire how gorgeous and magnificent it is. As this is a private tour, your guide can highlight any special interests (architecture, art, history, literature) as you want. And you get to decide how long you want to spend at the Great Wall. Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan down tickets is included to make your experience more enjoyable. 

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Nanxincang Culture and Leisure Street
After a lunch in the local restaurant, you will head back to city to explore the Nanxincang Culture and Leisure Street. 

Your private calligraphy lesson is held in a traditional Chinese room. Your experience will start with a welcome tea. Your teacher is a calligraphy expert, well respected in the Chinese traditional culture scene. Under the careful guidance of your teacher, try your hand at using genuine Chinese tools; Gain knowledge of the Four Treasures and how to use them: brush, ink, paper, and ink stone. Learn to write your favorite Chinese character and your name on a square piece of paper. 

When you have finished your calligraphy lesson, bid your teacher farewell and take your leave with a unique souvenir to bring home. Travel back to your accommodation where your guided visit come to an end.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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