Walk the Huangyaguan Great Wall from Tianjin

Walk the Huangyaguan
Great Wall from Tianjin

The sheer size and immense beauty of the Great Wall needs to be appreciated from
up close. Walk along the less-visited Huangyaguan section of this UNESCO-listed
structure to see spectacular views over steep mountains and watchtowers.


Step back in time to ancient China with a walk along the famed Great Wall, one of the most remarkable structures on Earth. This UNESCO-listed attraction is an incredible feat of engineering. Archaeologists estimate that it once spanned a distance of nearly 10,000 km and dates back 2,300 years.

The Great Wall actually consists of numerous walls, many of them parallel to each other, that were built over two millennia across northern China. The most extensive and best-preserved section of the wall dates from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and often traces the crestlines of hills and mountains as it snakes across the Chinese countryside. It is no wonder that walking this ancient wall is on so many bucket lists!


Walk the Huangyaguan Great Wall from Tianjin

08:00 - 17:00

Your driver and guide will collect you from either your hotel in Tianjin or the Tianjin International Cruise Terminal and take you to the Huangyaguan Great Wall. This section of wall was originally built over 1400 years ago in the Northern Qi Dynasty during the 6th century. It was rebuilt and reinforced in the Ming Dynasty, before several miles of wall were restored again in the 1980s.

Built along mountains and craggy ridges, Huangyaguan is known for its high steps and steep climbs, and spectacular views over mountains, cliffs and watchtowers. It also attracts fewer tourists and offers a more authentic experience.

Explore the wall accompanied by an expert guide, who will tell you all about the history of this fortification and ancient China. You will see watchtowers of varying shapes and sizes, some hollow and others solid. There are also barbicans, turrets, emplacements, barracks and other indispensable military facilities arranged along the wall. There will be plenty of time to sit and relax and capture photos of the wall and the surrounding countryside of pine and cypress trees.

After walking, replenish your energy with a traditional Chinese meal in a home-style restaurant. Then continue the journey to the hotel in Tianjin or back to the cruise ship.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside downtown Tianjin and Tianjin’s Cruise Terminal. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Langfang District, the Tangshan District, and Tianjin International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply are inclusive for customers disembarking and embarking at the international cruise terminal as outlined in the program. Other cruise terminals or accommodation may not be included and this includes any International Airport within the vicinity.
  • Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of cruise terminal arrivals and departures.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time aligned with the scheduled arrival of your booked cruise ship. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, and/or due to delays of unforeseen circumstances, we may not be able to operate the tour programme according to the schedule.
  • We highly recommend to book excursions once cruise ships confirm an early morning arrival.
  • The mentioned excursion durations are approximations; we are unable to exactly predict the total duration from pick-up to drop-off based on unforeseen circumstances such as traffic and weather conditions and the routing the driver has to take to get all customers on the vehicle.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct cruise information. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.


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