All Inclusive Beijing Private Day Tour to Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Spend a day to explore the beauty of the wonderful Chinese gardens on this private and personalized tour: Beauty, drama and history!  This all inclusive private tour is ideal for the horticultural enthusiast or any admirer of natural beauty. Visit two imperial gardens in Beijing: The Summer Palace and The Old Summer Palace, built in the Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). This price one day tour includes tasty lunch in the local restaurant,  entrance fee to all the sites, dragon boat cruise in the Summer Palace(Summer time) , an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. The tour contains no factory and shopping stops which keeps the focus on the main sites.

What's Included

Bottled water

Dragon boat cruise (summer time)

Entrance fee

Hotel pickup and drop-off(For hotels within the 4th ring road of the City)


Private tour

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Additional entrance to the Museums inside the Gardens


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 90

Additional Info

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

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)
Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotels lobby at 9:00am to start the garden adventures.

Your first stop is the Summer Palace (first built in 1,750), a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls (Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, Hall of Happiness and Longevity, and etc), palaces, temples and bridges (such as Seventeen Arches Bridge) to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. Using Kunming Lake, the former reservoir of the Yuan dynasty’s capital and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. You will also see the famous Qingyan Stone Boat there. From there you will take a dragon boat cruise to the South Gate of the Summer Palace(In summer time)

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Happiness and Longevity
Learn the stories about Empress Cixi with your tour guide here and check out her living quarters.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
Walk along the longest corridor in the world which listed on the Guinness book of world record;

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Qingyan Stone Boat
then continue to the Marble Boat--a foreign style superstructure which was supposed to be a symbol of stability of the Qing Dynasty. 

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan)
Continue to the Old Summer Palace, a veritable museum of garden construction and horticulture. It's Chinese name is Yuanminyuan, which means "Garden of Gardens". It was constructed during the 18th and early 19th century and was a wonderland of lakes and waterways, bridges, hills and pavilions. However, it was destroyed in 1860.

Your authentic Chinese lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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