All Inclusive Private Beijing Tour: Ming Tombs, Sacred Way and Summer Palace

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the most popular and scenic attractions in Beijing by taking a private full-day tour in the company of an experienced guide. Learn about the deep history and royal lifestyle of the Ming and Qing dynasties by visiting the Ming Tombs, Sacred Way and Summer Palace. This 8-hour guided tour includes lunch and private transportation between these sites from centrally located Beijing hotels.

What's Included

Bottled water

Dragon boat cruise in the Summer Palace (available April to October only)

Entrance fee

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


Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included


Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
Meet your driver and guide at your hotel in Beijing. Depart downtown Beijing and take a 30-minute drive to reach the Changping District where the Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty are located. The Ming Tombs were the burial site for thirteen emperors from the Ming Dynasty (1409-1645).

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Dingling Underground Palace
Dingling Tomb, the final resting place of the 13th Emperor Zhu Yijun who is known as the Wanli Emperor, is the only imperial tomb that has been excavated.

Continue the tour by strolling down the Sacred Way leading to the tombs. The Ming emperors believed that their souls would ascend to the afterlife after their coffins were carried through the Sacred Way. Admire 36 large statues carved from stone that guard both sides of the path which stretches 7 km (about 4 miles) long. Each of the intricate statues was carved from a single rock.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Next, take a break to enjoy a delicious and memorable Chinese meal which is included in the cost of your tour. After lunch, relax on the drive to Summer Palace, the largest royal garden in China. Admire the imperial palaces, ancient trees and beautiful scenery surrounding Kunming Lake as you learn more about the royal history of China.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Benevolence and Longevity
You will visit important buildings inside the Summer Palace with your tour guide, and your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories along the way

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
Walking along the Long Corridor and enjoy the paintings upon the ceiling.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kunming Lake
If your visit takes place between March to April, you can also enjoy a Dragon boat cruise at the Summer Palace.

• Admission Ticket Free

Qingyan Stone Boat
Your tour will end at the Marble Boat

• Admission Ticket Free

Niaochao National Stadium
Finally, at the conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing, on the way, you will drive passing by the National Stadium for Beijing Olympics

• Admission Ticket Free

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