Beijing Huangyaguan 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.
This section of the wall looked like it had been recently built unlike other parts of the Great ...
Sail Date: April 2018
This section of the wall looked like it had been recently built unlike other parts of the Great Wall.
This section of the wall looked like it had been recently built unlike other parts of the Great Wall. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Amazing tour.
Sail Date: March 2018
Amazing tour. Best day of the cruise. We were virtually alone on the Great Wall/
Amazing tour. Best day of the cruise. We were virtually alone on the Great Wall/ Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too far from port.
Sail Date: March 2018
Too far from port. Very interesting to visit. Highlight of the cruise. Lunch was not that bad. it took us longer to travel to it than to actually explore the Wall due to time restriction.
Too far from port. Very interesting to visit. Highlight of the cruise. Lunch was not that bad. it took us longer to travel to it than to actually explore the Wall due to time restriction. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our tour guide spoke excellent English.
Sail Date: March 2018
Our tour guide spoke excellent English. He entertained us with stories about China and other tours he led. He was funny and interesting. The Wall was everything I hoped it would be.
Our tour guide spoke excellent English. He entertained us with stories about China and other tours he led. He was funny and interesting. The Wall was everything I hoped it would be. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Dirty bus, badly organized as it was winter and it was getting dark early.
Sail Date: December 2017
Dirty bus, badly organized as it was winter and it was getting dark early. Lunch made me sick for 4 days.
Dirty bus, badly organized as it was winter and it was getting dark early. Lunch made me sick for 4 days. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Enjoyed seeing the sights, but tour guide did not give much information, and took us to another ...
Sail Date: March 2017
Enjoyed seeing the sights, but tour guide did not give much information, and took us to another part of the Great Wall-- not what we expected.
Enjoyed seeing the sights, but tour guide did not give much information, and took us to another part of the Great Wall-- not what we expected. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bullet train to Beijing from port town,visit to forbidden city fascinating,then on to Great Wall ...
Sail Date: March 2016
Bullet train to Beijing from port town,visit to forbidden city fascinating,then on to Great Wall section ,once in a lifetime experience.
Bullet train to Beijing from port town,visit to forbidden city fascinating,then on to Great Wall section ,once in a lifetime experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
The cruise is billed as Hong Kong to Beijing, but it actually docks in Tianjin.
Sail Date: February 2014
The cruise is billed as Hong Kong to Beijing, but it actually docks in Tianjin. Tianjin is the closest port to Beijing, but it would be akin to docking at Virginia Beach to visit Richmond. It's a good 100 miles away, and in Beijing ... Read More
The cruise is billed as Hong Kong to Beijing, but it actually docks in Tianjin. Tianjin is the closest port to Beijing, but it would be akin to docking at Virginia Beach to visit Richmond. It's a good 100 miles away, and in Beijing traffic that is not all that close. In addition, there is a ton of reclaimed land along the Yellow Sea Coast here, and the port is not all that close to the city center of Tianjin either. None of this is the fault of the cruise line, just geographic reality. We had, however visited Beijing before, and chose the Huangyaguan Great Wall excursion. It was about a 2 hour drive up there, with a stop for lunch. The restaurant was kind of typical China - fine, but not necessarily nice. The drive up was fascinating. Once we got to the wall, we were given an hour and a half of free time, which was perfect. We certainly had enough time, which is perhaps the only excursion we took where I felt we got enough time at the most interesting destination. The wall here is spectacular (more so than Badaling, I think), and it's a physically challenging walk that is well worth it. We were transported back to the ship after another long drive. This excursion was fantastic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises