Private Day Tour: Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace in Beijing

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Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

Your all-inclusive private day tour begins at 9:00am, and your professional guide and personal driver will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial gardens, around 40 minutes' drive from downtown Beijing.

First built in 1750 AD, during the...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

Your all-inclusive private day tour begins at 9:00am, and your professional guide and personal driver will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop is the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial gardens, around 40 minutes' drive from downtown Beijing.

First built in 1750 AD, during the time of the Qing dynasty Emperor Qianlong, and largely destroyed during the war of 1860, the Summer Palace centers on the expansive Kunming Lake and towering Longevity Hill.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091 China

Your guide will escort you around the grounds, providing an insight not only into Chinese landscape architecture but into the lives of the imperial family who enjoyed their leisure there.

You will visit Important buildings such as: The hall of Benevolence and Longevity, The Hall of Happiness and Longevity and more.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Long Corridor at the Summer Palace, No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing China

Walk along the World's longest corridor and enjoy different paintings on the ceiling.

Pass By: Kunming Lake, Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091 China

In summer time, you will enjoy the dragon boat cruise along the lake

Pass By: Qingyan Stone Boat, Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091 China

Your tour will ends at Qingyan Marble Boat.

Stop At: Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan), Qinghuan West Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100007 China

You'll break for lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy Chinese specialties before driving 20 minutes or so to the Old Summer Palace.

Celebrated for its spectacular collection of gardens, architecture, and art, this was once known as the 'Garden of Gardens'  - its destruction in 1860 was a huge loss to the world. A harmonious blend of typical Chinese scenery with some western architectural features, the vast majority of what remained of the garden was damaged in the 1980s.

Your guide will lead you through this landscape of crumbling walls and ruins and describe its former grandeur.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China

Driving pass by the National Stadium and Watercube, then you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan)
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Benevolence and Longevity
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 5th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.