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Private Day Tour to Longqing Gorge and Dingling at the Ming Tombs with Lunch and Boat Ride provided by Discover Beijing Tours

Private Day Tour to Longqing Gorge and Dingling at the Ming Tombs with Lunch and Boat Ride

Private Day Tour to Longqing Gorge and Dingling at the Ming Tombs with Lunch and Boat Ride
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Enhance your experience of two of Beijing’s most spectacular attractions with a private day trip to the Ming Tombs and the Longqing Gorge. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain fascinating insight into the Dingling at the Ming Tombs  and then head to the verdant natural splendor of Longqing Gorge, a series of dramatic gorges and flowing lakes. A perfect day to combine the history and nature, soaking up the personal attention from your private guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
  • Begin with pickup from your central Beijing hotel, and settle inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Then, view Beijing’s bustling streets and suburbs as you head northwest toward the Ming Tombs, a collection of 13 imperial tombs set in the countryside. En route, listen as your guide shares information about the region and tombs, including the Dingling Tomb, the mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yijun. Learn how the tomb is the only one excavated among the 13, and how Zhu Yijun ruled between 1572 and 1620, the longest reign of all of China's 16 Ming emperors. On arrival, hop out and descend into the Dingling tomb with your guide. Explore the chambers to see the displays of stone imperial thrones, statues, and artifacts, and view the replica caskets of Zhu Yijun and his two empresses, who were also buried here. As you explore, hear about China’s Ming dynasty, and the complex rituals that surrounded the burying of their dead. After a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the Longqing Gorge. This steep-walled, zig-zagging river gorge is framed by peaks and considered one of northern China’s natural wonders. Locals have dubbed it the ‘small Li River’ for its resemblance to the stunning karst scenery around the Li in China’s Guilin province. When you arrive, ride the incredible Flying Dragon escalator—a fibreglass cliffside escalator shaped like a dragon—and take a leisurely cruise along the aquamarine river. Lap up the gorgeous views as you sail, admiring the sheer cliffs and rock formations that loom above the waters and lagoons. Return to Beijing, where your day trip ends with a central hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin with pickup from your central Beijing hotel, and settle inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. Then, view Beijing’s bustling streets and suburbs as you head northwest toward the Ming Tombs, a collection of 13 imperial tombs set in the countryside. En route, listen as your guide shares information about the region and tombs, including the Dingling Tomb, the mausoleum of Emperor Zhu Yijun. Learn how the tomb is the only one excavated among the 13, and how Zhu Yijun ruled between 1572 and 1620, the longest reign of all of China's 16 Ming emperors. On arrival, hop out and descend into the Dingling tomb with your guide. Explore the chambers to see the displays of stone imperial thrones, statues, and artifacts, and view the replica caskets of Zhu Yijun and his two empresses, who were also buried here. As you explore, hear about China’s Ming dynasty, and the complex rituals that surrounded the burying of their dead. After a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, continue to the Longqing Gorge. This steep-walled, zig-zagging river gorge is framed by peaks and considered one of northern China’s natural wonders. Locals have dubbed it the ‘small Li River’ for its resemblance to the stunning karst scenery around the Li in China’s Guilin province. When you arrive, ride the incredible Flying Dragon escalator—a fibreglass cliffside escalator shaped like a dragon—and take a leisurely cruise along the aquamarine river. Lap up the gorgeous views as you sail, admiring the sheer cliffs and rock formations that loom above the waters and lagoons. Return to Beijing, where your day trip ends with a central hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11301P51
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance Fee
  • Boat Ride
  • Entry/Admission - Longqing Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Dingling Underground Palace
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your hotel within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, please provide the hotel details when make booking. If your hotel is out of the 5th ring road of Beijing city, may have extra cost.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age under 3 is free to join
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance Fee
  • Boat Ride
  • Entry/Admission - Longqing Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Dingling Underground Palace
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your hotel within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, please provide the hotel details when make booking. If your hotel is out of the 5th ring road of Beijing city, may have extra cost.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age under 3 is free to join
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    The Great Wall at Badaling
  • 1
    Longqing Gorge
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
  • 2
    Dingling Underground Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kathy
Saint Louis, MO4 contributions
Linda was great!
Nov. 2019
My brother and I went on this tour in November. Linda was wonderful. We learned a lot and the scenario was beautiful. I would highly recommend taking this tour.
Written 19 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anne W
Montgomery Village, MD4 contributions
A trip highlight!
Lucy was such a great guide! This was my second day of a 4 week trip and one of the most memorable days! Lucy was very knowledgeable and enhanced the visit to the Longqing Gorge and Ming Tombs. She took us for a delicious lunch as well!
Written 22 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carlos
Salt Lake City, UT4 contributions
Nice break and something different from Beijing
Sep. 2019
We had a great time and enjoyed doing something outside the city. Especially since some attractions were closed due to an upcoming country holiday. This was probably one of the best tours we had, especially because were NOT taken to any pearl, jade or silk store!

Jimmy (the travel guide) made all the difference. He was punctual, attentive, and knew his history. Jimmy, if you read this, thank you for everything! You made all the difference and you were one of the best guides we had in China.
Written 28 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marcus K
1 contribution
A refreshing break from the City
Sep. 2019
The trip to the Gorge was scenic and unforgettable and the cooler mountain temperatures are welcome this time of year. Jimmy has real insight into the history of the Ming dynasty and a range of other interesting topics. I strongly recommend this tour.
Written 22 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Espiel1219
1 contribution
Longqing Gorge & Tombs
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Had a great time at the gorge and the tombs. The ride was smooth and the sights were amazing. Jimmy was our tour guide and he was fantastic—very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The lunch was also very tasty! I highly recommend this tour.
Written 27 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cazza L
Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
Something different to do
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We had a great day out with our guide Jimmy. The traffic was bad due to accidents so went to the Ming Tombs 1st, then the gorge. It was nice to see the area and avoid the masdive crowds at the great wall. Lunch was very good, tasty and lots of it. The ride on the boat in the canyon nice. Would recommend as a day out. Ask for Jimmy he speaks good english and is very knowledgeable.
Written 20 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Takobi
7 contributions
Nice day-trip to the Gorge
Aug. 2019 • Couples
My wife and I had a great day at the gorge. It was nice ad cool (and not crowded!) compared to our previous days touring Beijing. The views in the gorge were captivating. Jimmy, our guide was great translating the commentary of the tour director on the boat. Jimmy was also a great communicator on the drive to and from the gorge answering all our questions about life in China. If you can get Jimmy, as your guide you will have a very enjoyable time.
Written 19 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Arilopez
1 contribution
JUMMY IS THE PERFECT GUIDE!!
Aug. 2019 • Family
We highly recommend him!! He help us a lot bring us to the hotel
At the end, explain us china history and culture, we love him!! All the family was so happy!!
Written 18 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CityChictravels
Washington DC, DC19 contributions
Worth the drive!
If you wanna see parts of China that aren’t skyscrapers and not a lot of big bus tours, this is the tour for you!! Longing Gorge doesn’t have a lot of tourists because not a lot of people know about it yet. I had booked a tour with Discover Beijing the day before with Lucy and loved it so much I booked this tour and requested for Lucy to be my guide again.

Lucy is a fantastic guide. She’s friendly and we had some fun conversations on the drive there. On the way there, she pointed out other parts of the Great Wall which was fun.

For the boat ride, Lucy translates for you so you don’t miss anything. During the boat ride, you stop on a small island to tour and see views. Absolutely beautiful and worth it!

So yes, book this trip and ask for Lucy!
Written 14 August 2019
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Conor1996
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Longqing Gorge
Jul. 2019 • Friends
Did a great trip with our guide Becky who was informative and very kind.If you have been to the great wall you can also manage the walk to the 1000 year old temple when you get off the boat cruise in the gorge. Ming tombs fascinating. Becky also went above and beyond duty in answering all our questions about China. Thank you
Written 15 July 2019
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Jet695113
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Exceptional.
This tour was exceptional. Qing was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed listening to her a lot, as she did not
Sanchotrip
Sanchotrip
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A nice city escape!
I live in Beijing. I booked this private tour to escape the city for a few hours and it was just what I expected. Q
JuhaJarv
JuhaJarv
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Nice trip
Very nicely organized trip to Great wall. Everything went smoothly with guide Jason and driver had nice quality VW.
pattycake_adventures
pattycake_adventures
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Perfect day on the wall!
Wow! What an amazing day we had with Qing, who took us to the wall and the summer palace. She told us awesome stori
latoyaj632
latoyaj632
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5 stars! Book as soon as possible!
My daughter and I had the pleasure of having Qing as our tour guide. We had a great experience. Qing was very knowl
taycolld
taycolld
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Fantastic tour of the Forbidden City
We had a fantastic tour with Qing to the Forbidden City. She was excellent with her communication beforehand and ad
Wildfire6924
Wildfire6924
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Forbidden City Tour
My wife & I had the opportunity to spend the day with Susan for a tour of the Forbidden City & the Temple of Heaven
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Wildfire6924
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Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour
Qing & her team were very easy to work with- Qing was our tour guide, translator, photographer, & provided transpor
P650QKtonyh
P650QKtonyh
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Amazing tour guide!
This was the very first tour I’ve been a part of. Our guide Qing was amazing! She talked about the history and gave
bentz_dc
bentz_dc
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Awesome Tour!!
Great location for foreigners to see The Great Wall and Summer Palace! Our guide, Qing, did a great job giving us t
lim_benson
lim_benson
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Good Tour with Linda!
Fluent in English (and Chinese of course) and energetic, it was great to have Linda as our day tour guide. She made
dimarieee
dimarieee
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JIMMY! The best!
This tour was AMAZING. Although it was a rainy day, Jimmy brought sunshine. He was very knowledgable, purchased o
dimarieee
dimarieee
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The BEST Day !!!
This day is one I will never forget. We went on the fourth of July... the HOTTEST day. Lucy took us to a private
Sharon T
Sharon T
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Becky was a fabulous tour guide.
This review is a long time in coming, we visited China last year 2019 in March/ April. We were a private party of
adamwookieb
adamwookieb
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Fantastic experience
My partner and I landed in Beijing the night before and we wanted to experience Chinese cuisine the next day so we
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