4-Hour Private Tour of the Summer Palace by Public Transportation

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From $78.00

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Beijing's public transport system is remarkably convenient and it is one of the fastest ways to get around the city by bus and metro. Immerse yourself with the locals and gain an experience of a commute in Beijing. This 4-hour private tour will help you truly experience the local's commuting and visit the beautiful Summer Palace.

What's Included

English speaking tour guide

Entrance fee

Hotel pick up(by public transportation)

Metro Costs

Private Walking Tour

What's Not Included

Additional Entrance fees (inner sites of major attractions)

Food and drinks


Hotel drop-off (public transport back to hotel)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 80

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Depending on the start time selected at checkout, meet your guide outside of your hotel lobby at 9am or 1pm. From here, you’ll make your way to the nearest metro station for the short and easy journey to the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), a UNESCO World Heritage site.

During your journey, your guide provides a historical overview of the landmark, which was built in 1750 as a royal residence and is widely considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape design.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Benevolence and Longevity
Once you arrive at the Summer Palace, you will enter from the East Gate of the palace and visit some of the most important buildings, such as the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, it takes you back to the time when the emperors built these places as a route to heaven;

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Happiness and Longevity
The Hall of Happiness and Longevity, it was the residence of Empress Dowager Cixi during her stay in the Summer Palace;

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
The Long Corridor, it is a covered walkway in the Summer Palace;

• Admission Ticket Free

Kunming Lake
See the beautiful Kunming Lake in Summer Palace

• Admission Ticket Free

Qingyan Stone Boat
The Marble Boat, it is an ornamental structure in classical Chinese landscaping;

• Admission Ticket Free

Tower of Buddhist Incense(Summer Palace)
The Hall of Dispelling Clouds, it is situated on the central axis of Longevity Hill and is the heart of a succession of buildings used for celebrations.

Your tour will ends at the north gate of the Summer Palace, after the tour you can choose to explore the Summer Palace on your own or travel back to your hotel by subway.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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