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Gubeikou Water Town

Simatai Great Wall & Gubeikou Water Town Layover Night Tour from Beijing Airport

Tour Code : LT-37
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1 Person $320 $ 320

2 Person $190 $ 190

3 Person $155 $ 155

4 Person $148 $ 148

5 Person $140 $ 140

6 Person $135 $ 135

7 Person $129 $ 129

8 Person $123 $ 123

9 Person $120 $ 120

10 Person $115 $ 115

10> Person $115 $115

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For the group tour there are two times departure: 7 A.M / 9A.M

Please according your layover time to choose, you will need around 1.5-2 hours to apply your Free Visa transit after arrival at the airport. 

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Do you have an 8-hour layover in Beijing late in the evening? Believe it or not, you can still see the Great Wall at night on your layover. Slip away from the not so cozy airport seats and go wild at the only section of the Simatai Great Wall open for a night tour and wander at the ancient water town at the Gubeikou Water Town during your 8 hours layover in Beijing. Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the airport and send you straight to Gubeikou Water Town to see the entire water town lit up at night giving you a backdrop clear view of Simatai Great Wall and the stars too!! Walking through the ancient water town admire green waters running across rows of ancient residential houses and listen to the guide's commentaries then get to the foot of Simatai Wall and start your excursion on this steep and treacherous wall riding the cable car up (very convenient) to admire the awe-inspiring original appearance of wall blended with changing dramatic views beautifully lit up by lanterns. After the wall visit, you will be sent back to the airport. Optional: Peking duck dinner USD50 per person

Airport Pickup

Starbucks Coffee at arrival floor

2.5 h

Visit 1 Hour

Gubeikou Water Town

10 min

Visit 1.5 Hours

Simatai Great Wall

2.5 h

Transfer to Airport

Tour Itinerary:


Your friendly tour guide and driver will greet you at Starbucks Coffee in Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 2 or 3. (You will need about 1-1.5 hours to finish the customs clearance and get out)

~ 2.5 h : Drive to Gubeikou Water Town

~ 1 h : Visit Gubeikou Water Town

Relax in the ancient town. You surely will have a very unique experience in this rare natural old town with a combination of mountains, water, ancient villages and hilly-area quadrangle dwellings.

~ 10 min : Drive to Simatai Great Wall

~ 1.5 h : Visit Simatai Great Wall

Simatai Great Wall incorporated the different features of each section of the Great Wall. Amazed how untouched and well preserved this Great Wall still remains since Ming Dynasty.

~ 2.5 h : Transfer to Airport

The tour guide and driver escort you to the airport for your next destination. Have a nice trip!

Hotel in Beijing

Hotel Name : Crowne Plaza Beijing International Airport

Hotel Name : Days Hotel Beijing New Exhibition Center

Hotel Name : Konggang Tianyuan Hotel (Beijing T3 Terminal)

Gubeikou Water Town

Simatai Great Wall

Gubeikou Water Town

  Gubei Water Town is located at Gubeikou in Beijing's suburban Miyun district,at the foot of the Simatai Great Wall.With a history of more than a thousand years,the water town,which covers an area of nine square kilometers,has been revitalized with new attractions.

  Gubei Water Town Scenic Area is divided into 2 sections:Gubei Water Town and Simatai Great Wall. Simatai Great Wall was closed for renovation since June 2010.These 2 sections reopen to receive visitors on January,2014.

  In the town center,an ancient stage comes to life with regular performances with traditional features.There are 2 hotels and 4 guesthouses for those who want to stay and experience the town's night views.The water town,built on the site of five sub-villages of Simatai village,consists of six areas including Minguo Street and the water street area.

  The water street area is one of the town's highlights and vividly brings to life the watertowns of Jiangnan by reproducing winding rivers,waterfront houses,arched stonebridges,cobblestone and stone slab paths,old buildings and folk culture.

  As part of the Scenic Area, the Simatai Great Wall has reopened to the public after more than three years'closure.This section of the Great Wall is one of the best-protected parts which keep the original features of the Ming dynasty'Great Wall.

  This place of interest is established based on five original villages,430,000 square meters of which are courtyards with an elegant style of the Republic of China. Spots open to the public include the blocks of the Republic of China,the Water Street,Wolongbao Folk Culture Area,Tanghe Old Village Area and Accommodation Area andso on. Gubei Water Town is the best place to appreciate the best preserved SimataiGreat Wall and experience folk culture at the foot of the Great Wall.


Simatai Great Wall

The Simatai Great Wall lies beside Gubeikou Town, in the northeast of Miyun County about 75 miles from Beijing. It stretches about three miles from the Wangjing Tower in the east to Chuanhoukou in the west. The wall is celebrated for its steepness, queerness and intactness.


Constructed under the supervision of Qi Jiguang, a famous general in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it is the only part that still has the original appearance of the Ming Dynasty.

  This section has 34 beacon towers, with 18 in the western part and 16 in the eastern part. The two parts are divided by a lake, named the Mandarin Duck Lake.  Even in winter, the surface of the lake will never ice up. Based on this lake, the Gubei Water Town is built underneath the wall, so travelers can experience the beauty of water town and appreciate here the  grand Great Wall at the same time.

Includes & Excludes

Price includes

Entrance tickets

Professional private English speaking tour guide

Airport pickup and drop off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance fees

Bottled mineral water

Price excludes

Tips to the guide and driver


Cable car

Booking Notes

How to Choose Tour Type?

Affordable Group Tour:

At least 2 people bookable.

Our small group tour is around 15 peoples picked up from different airline. 

Suitable for tourists with limited budget and who would like to travel with others from different countries. 

If you stay in a hotel, please go to our meeting point on your own.  

Tour duration is fixed, if you would like to stay longer or shorter time at attractions. Please choose private tour.


Best Value Private Tour:

More flexible and time-saving. 

No need to wait for other tourists. 

Flexible schedule.

Possible to be customized for your own itinerary.

A privet tour guide and the air-conditioned vehicle will be at your service.

Pick up and drop off according to your time and place (Hotel or Airport)

Your tour guide will decide attractions visiting order on the tour reasonably.

How to Book?

1. You can choose your favorite tour and book online, fill in your booking information(full name, arrival & departure time, flight number, email, tel etc). Please confirm and leave note your landing at Terminal 1, 2 or 3 in Beijing Capital International Airport.


2. Choose to pay the deposit or full payment. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay or Wechat, either USD, AUDEURO or RMB in cash on the tour day. Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.


How to Apply for 24/144 Hours Free Visa Permit?

1. You should apply for a transit VISA after you landed at the airport.

2. It only applies to passengers who transit through from one country to another country. (e.g New York-Beijing-Tokyo)

The destination and place of departure cannot be the same.(e.g Bangkok-Beijing-Bangkok).


24-Hour Without VISA, TWOV for almost all countries by air, cruise or train transiting in China. Counted from the landing time, multiple stops.

How to apply the 24 hours free transit VISA and Policy :

How to apply the 144 hours free transit VISA and Policy:

Cancellation Policy

Beijing Layover Private Tour

If your flight is canceled or delayed and you inform us at least 4 hours in advance before the scheduled pick-up time, there is no cancellation fee.

If you are not able to get out of the airport for some reasons, we will refund the money to you (Excluding driver and guide airport transfer charges)

Beijing Layover Group Tour

If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 24 hours before the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Yes everything was spectacular and fascinating very professional and prompt services. There were beautiful places to explore and to see in the 4 hours that we had. The comfort and beauty of the China was incredible, The history, culture and way of life of the local people we bumped into during the layover was beyond our expectations. Hiking on the Great wall after driving through a small remote countryside was very relaxing and rejuvenating. It was the best trip ever to experience on a few hours.

We had not previously used a travel agency for touring. The crew including the driver and tour guide were really funny, friendly and knowledgeable. Despite having limited time we still had free time allowing for shopping and grabbing a meal and drinks. Highly recommend this layover in Beijing.
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Great, compact, amazing tour. Our guide Jenny did the best to show us the most important attractions in Beijing in just a 2 day tour. I recommand her tours, she is great with groups, friendly and well prepared.
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Highly recommend for everyone coming to Beijing
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We had an amazing trip with Jenny! She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions in fantastic English. She also is very organized so we were on time to each stop of our tour!
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Booking from South Africa on was so quick and easy, however I had to mail customer service as I had not received my confirmation within the 48 hours that the original mail had stated. Once done I received confirmation for all my train and internal flights within 20 minutes of sending the mail. I would highly recommend this website for booking trips through China and i will use it again in future.
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New York, NY

Well worth it! Jenny was really nice and incredibly helpful with the immigration process after airport personnel originally escorted to the wrong area and didn’t want to allow leaving the airport. She takes great photos! Beautiful views and fun to take the toboggan down. Wasn’t too crowded on this day - and definitely worth doing with a 7 hour layover. Nice car and driver too.
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Great app to buy train tickets. If you don't know the language you just show the e-ticket that the app gave you and the seller will give the tickets to you without the need to talk.
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Had a great layover tour! 100% worth it. Was easily picked up and transported to the Great Wall and back to the airport. Jenny’s English is perfect so communication flowed nicely. She even helped me take photos on the Great Wall!
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I used China tour company to visit Hangzhou on on feb 7th. It’s a private tour. The experience is very pleasant and enjoyable. Tour guide Mr. Mark Zhou was very good. He speaks good English and very patient. He knows his stuff. I visited West Lake , Buddhist temple and the Pagoda. The tour was very enjoying and place (Hangzhou) is a must to see if you wish to enjoy the nature and Chinese culture and tradition. I recommend it to every one visiting China.
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Breathtaking night view from the Simatai Great Wall, unique travel experience! Thanks for your perfect arrangement, will come to China again!

Got Question & Quick Answer




If we get to Beijing Friday January 3rd at 4;45pm and our plane boards Saturday the 4th at 5:30am do we have time to visit Simatai Great Wall and Gubeikou Water City or Simatai Geat wall alone in that time? we would like to see the Great Wall! Thank You very Much! Kara

Hello Kara,

Thanks for contacting

The sooner you get out from the airport( better before 5:30pm), the more chance you can stand on the Simatai Great Wall. If delayed, you also can enjoy the charming water town and look up the Great Wall under lights.


Amber Dudley


I get to Beijing at 18:10 and leave at 23:00 is this enough time to get a tour?

Hello Amber,

Warm greeting from

Sorry to tell you that your time is not enough to join any tour in Beijing. 

Any questions, please feel free to let me know.




Good morning I have a layover in Bejing at 7pm or 1900 will I be able to do this tour?

Hello Chartney,

Warm greetings from ChinaToursNet.

Please let me know your departure time, will check whether your time is enough to do Simatai Great Wall layover tour.


Nick Jacobson


Hello! We are looking at taking a trip and would have a 12 hour layover in Beijing starting at 1 a.m. There are 2 of us and we were hoping to see the Great Wall. I am not sure what the hours are for the Simatai section and if it is open that late at night. It does not look like it is. Our flight would depart at 1pm, so I was also wondering if it would be possible to be at the Mutianyu section of the Wall right when it opened at 8 and get back to the airport. If we did that option, would we also be able to see the Forbidden Palace and possibly other sights before heading to the Wall to be there are 8? Thank you for your help. Nick

Warm greetings from ChinaToursNet!

Your time is enough to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, we'll pick you up at 6:00 am and return around 11am, please choose private tour, USD 110 per person. May I know your tour date?

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The Ping'anfu Hotel (Ping'anfu Binguan) is a luxury hotel located in the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is only 4 kilometers from the railway station and 28 kilometers from the airport. This hotel provide comfortable rooms, ranging from standard doubles to deluxe suites. Facilities in rooms include international direct dial telephones, satellite televisions, central air conditioning and mini bars. Room service is available on request. Guests of the hotel will also have the chance to relax in the sauna and massage center. The hotel has numerous restaurants, mostly serving Chinese cuisine.

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Smoking is now strictly prohibited within all public and enclosed spaces in Beijing. This hotel will NOT offer smoking rooms.

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