Champagne Lunch on the Great Wall

China

Sip champagne and indulge in a picnic lunch after exploring one of the world’s undisputed wonders. We’ll take you away from the crowds to the wall’s more remote Jinshanling section, where you may be the only ones around.

A two-hour drive from busy Beijing takes you into rugged countryside, before you arrive at the eastern side of Jinshanling wall by mid-morning. Then it’s time to lace up your boots. A short walk through the hills leads to the Kylin Tower, where you proceed on to the wall itself.

Wander along crumbling ramparts and under imposing watchtowers, pausing to admire the mountainous scenery in the distance. This section of the wall features fifteen watchtowers and is only partially restored, giving it an authentic appearance. The vantage points from here offer unparalleled views of the surrounding area, making it one of the best sections for photographers.

By now you’ll have built up an appetite. Retreat to your chef who has set up a table and chairs and prepared a gourmet feast of canapés and fizz. Sit back, relax and take in the unbelievable scenery as you contemplate those who have walked and rested here before you.

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