For you who transit in Xingang Port Transfer then a tour to Beijing should be really be recommendation. Based on my experience, since I did visit Beijing last time with my family, a reservation pick up service from the port was very efficient and recommended. So, we got a short trip to Great Wall and the pick-up service from China local travel agency in Beijing. The staff told us everything about what important, the itinerary, price of the tour etc in detail. It was a nice service for me I think.
Entrance Gate on Mutianyu Great Wall
So, when I arrived at the port in Tianjin, a city very close from Beijing, our driver and guide, they were waiting for us at the exit, the place where we had decided before on time. And because our arrival about being late for half hour, so they should wait for us there. Our guide was very informative, helpful and friendly. During our way, she answered our questions in detail and told us much about the city and some tips when we were there.
Took about 2-3 hours drive from Tianjin to Beijing, we could have a relaxing rest on the way. The van was comfortable and well maintained, the most important is clean and looks new. Arrived at Beijing, tour guide transferred us to the restaurant to have lunch. Then after lunch, move directly to Mutianyu Great Wall. The Wall at Mutianyu was really quite, less crowded. Although in the entrance ticket, we meet lots of foreigners but after took the cable car, above the Wall the atmosphere was nice, not crowded after all. Thanks for the recommendation, by the way.
Great Photo That We Took on the Wall
For save energy and time, we decided to buy the additional cable car, of course not including from the tour price, but by the way very worth it. On Mutianyu, we had about 2 hours to explore and took some pictures. Enough time we got for discovering some interesting spots took some photos as memories. Fortunately, that day is weekday, so we only saw few locals on the Wall. What a perfect day to hike the magnificent Great Wall in China! Clear sky, fresh air, few people on the Wall made our trip better and comfortable.
Overall, thank you for all the service, although we a bit tired after a long trip but all of family members were happy. It was tiring no doubt, but I will always cherish the memories.