Tianjin (Beijing), People's Republic of China
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Approxiemately 12 Hours
Meals not included
The Great Wall
"In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance."Depart from the pier for an approximately three-hour panoramic drive to the Great Wall area.
You'll enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant and make the most of a shopping break at the affiliated Friendship Store.
Explore the Great Wall of China, whose construction began as early as the 8th century BC. It was the first Qin Emperor who extended this bastion who purpose was to guard against the northern barbarians. Construction reached its zenith under the Ming Dynasty and, today, the wall stretches some 3,600 miles.
Your visit features a walk along a restored section of the wall and its battlements, which are wide enough to allow cavalry and chariots to pass.
After your stroll on the wall, re-board the motorcoach and transfer directly back to the ship in Tianjin, approximately three hours away.
Please note: Travel time to the Great Wall is approximately three hours each way. Wear comfortable walking shoes.