Beijing Badaling Great Wall Excursion Reviews

Dating back to 453 B.C., the largest wall in the world is really comprised of several walls made of varying materials and stretches from the Bo Hai Sea to the Gobi Desert.
RCCL set up to take us to the Great Wall and then to the airport.
RCCL set up to take us to the Great Wall and then to the airport. What an amazing experience.
RCCL set up to take us to the Great Wall and then to the airport. What an amazing experience. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wow, words cannot begin to describe the wall.
Wow, words cannot begin to describe the wall. It is a must to see for yourself. Trip was to take us their, on the way given the history. When we arrived we were escorted in & then left for 90 mins to explore for ourselves. It was busy, ... Read More
Wow, words cannot begin to describe the wall. It is a must to see for yourself. Trip was to take us their, on the way given the history. When we arrived we were escorted in & then left for 90 mins to explore for ourselves. It was busy, but spectacular. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was nearly dusk when we arrived very misty restricted view
Was nearly dusk when we arrived very misty restricted view
Was nearly dusk when we arrived very misty restricted view Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Definitely one of the highlights of the trip!
Definitely one of the highlights of the trip! The wall is awe inspiring. It was a real feat to climb to the top. A little cold and windy. Not to be missed.
Definitely one of the highlights of the trip! The wall is awe inspiring. It was a real feat to climb to the top. A little cold and windy. Not to be missed. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The Great Wall is unbelievable structure.
The Great Wall is unbelievable structure. The age, length, and how it was built was very interesting. This was one of the highlights of my trip.
The Great Wall is unbelievable structure. The age, length, and how it was built was very interesting. This was one of the highlights of my trip. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
A once in a lifetime place.
A once in a lifetime place. You will just feel so good getting ther.
A once in a lifetime place. You will just feel so good getting ther. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Hey, it's one of the seven wonders for many very good reasons.
Hey, it's one of the seven wonders for many very good reasons.
Hey, it's one of the seven wonders for many very good reasons. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
It was a foggy morning so we couldn't see much from the wall.
It was a foggy morning so we couldn't see much from the wall. We wouldn't have missed it.
It was a foggy morning so we couldn't see much from the wall. We wouldn't have missed it. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Considering how long the wall is, and when it was built, it is an amazing site to behold.
Considering how long the wall is, and when it was built, it is an amazing site to behold.
Considering how long the wall is, and when it was built, it is an amazing site to behold. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Overwhelming
Overwhelming
Overwhelming Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Absolutely incredible if not a bit overwhelming.
Absolutely incredible if not a bit overwhelming.
Absolutely incredible if not a bit overwhelming. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The Great Wall was a highlight of the trip.
The Great Wall was a highlight of the trip. Even if you have seen countless pictures of it, to actually be there and see the engineering marvel that was created is not to be missed. It is very crowded, but well worth dealing with the ... Read More
The Great Wall was a highlight of the trip. Even if you have seen countless pictures of it, to actually be there and see the engineering marvel that was created is not to be missed. It is very crowded, but well worth dealing with the crowds. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The wall is amazing, we did do a bit of climbing because areas were steeper than others.
The wall is amazing, we did do a bit of climbing because areas were steeper than others. It rained the day we went which made it a bit slick, but we took our time.
The wall is amazing, we did do a bit of climbing because areas were steeper than others. It rained the day we went which made it a bit slick, but we took our time. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The steepness of it was incredible.
The steepness of it was incredible. It was certainly a wonderful place to actual see and walk on!
The steepness of it was incredible. It was certainly a wonderful place to actual see and walk on! Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
beautiful and amazing.
beautiful and amazing. Steep stairs and windy.
beautiful and amazing. Steep stairs and windy. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Love the Great Wall experience!
Love the Great Wall experience! Only wish we had more time to attempt the steep climbs and go all the way to the end of the reconstructed area. The younger and more fit members of our group did it.
Love the Great Wall experience! Only wish we had more time to attempt the steep climbs and go all the way to the end of the reconstructed area. The younger and more fit members of our group did it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Great hands on up close and on the wall tour
Great hands on up close and on the wall tour
Great hands on up close and on the wall tour Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
What a waste of time.
What a waste of time. An 8.5 hour tour turned into 13 hours. Forbidden city was good, jade factory and lunch a joke, Badaling Great wall needed money to pay for cablecar (was unknown fact and did not have) and the wall cannot be accessed ... Read More
What a waste of time. An 8.5 hour tour turned into 13 hours. Forbidden city was good, jade factory and lunch a joke, Badaling Great wall needed money to pay for cablecar (was unknown fact and did not have) and the wall cannot be accessed from cablecar area. Forced into going into a Herbal factory place when guide said that we would not be returned to our hotel until we had listened to the presentation or he would be charged $100 Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was freaking amazing!
This was freaking amazing! We didn't expect the cable car ride up so that was a real bonus on this hot (40 degree) day. We could definately get a good view and the magnitude of The Wall.
This was freaking amazing! We didn't expect the cable car ride up so that was a real bonus on this hot (40 degree) day. We could definately get a good view and the magnitude of The Wall. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Go in July or August, like we did, so you can experience the clothes-drenching sweat you'll work up ...
Go in July or August, like we did, so you can experience the clothes-drenching sweat you'll work up while climbing, and climbing, and climbing in 90 (32C) degree heat. You won't be going far if you're really out of shape or ... Read More
Go in July or August, like we did, so you can experience the clothes-drenching sweat you'll work up while climbing, and climbing, and climbing in 90 (32C) degree heat. You won't be going far if you're really out of shape or have any difficulty walking. Nice views, but we didn't catch any Mongolian hordes off in the distance. Shade is non-existent, and so were breezes for the most part. Another place where you can experience, first hand, the difference in crowd behavior customs between Chinese nationals and Americans. My wife, who is Chinese, actually DID get into a lengthy verbal altercation with several Chinese tourists at this site, accidentally recorded on her iPhone so the rest of us could enjoy the incident. The highlight of the visit. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Amazing to see it in person, but very crowded!
Amazing to see it in person, but very crowded!
Amazing to see it in person, but very crowded! Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Amazing amazing amazing!!!
Amazing amazing amazing!!! Great amount of time given. Perfect amount of free time with lots to do. We walked just a little of the wall, took lots of pictures and had a great time shopping!!
Amazing amazing amazing!!! Great amount of time given. Perfect amount of free time with lots to do. We walked just a little of the wall, took lots of pictures and had a great time shopping!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Fabulous!!!!
Fabulous!!!! We climbed to the left, which was pretty steep, but amazing. Created so long ago, the steps are very uneven as to both depth, height and slope. wonderful experience with views that are unparalleled. But I got lost after my ... Read More
Fabulous!!!! We climbed to the left, which was pretty steep, but amazing. Created so long ago, the steps are very uneven as to both depth, height and slope. wonderful experience with views that are unparalleled. But I got lost after my descent, trying to find my way back to the meeting place.(quoted from elsewhere in my review)...I was dismayed, on the next-to-last day of the tour when we were at the Great Wall, when I inadvertently took a wrong turn when trying to return to our meeting place and found myself far, far away from where I was supposed to be. Although I missed getting back to my meeting place in time and my bus returned without me on the 50-minute ride back to Beijing, this extremely frightening experience (I had no Chinese language and the people where I found myself had little to no English skills) cost me a taxi-ride back to where I was supposed to get to, where I found out for the first time I had been "stranded" by my bus at the Great Wall, Viking River Tours already had anticipated such innocent mistakes as mine, and because I was wearing a name tag with a Chinese character on it telling the Chinese who I was with and therefore where I was supposed to meet, and because that same name tag had the phone number of my bus's Chinese (Viking) travel guide, I was rescued by Viking. In fact, the company even paid for my second taxi...the 50-minute one back to Beijing to the luncheon spot where the rest of my group had gone ahead of me. So, two things about that....they rescued me and took care of/paid for my rescue....and they didn't hold everyone else up while my rescue was happening. Although I was terrified at the time, I was actually under good care (which no one could share because of the language barrier) and was safe all the while, due to Viking's efficiency and management of their tour spots. Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises