Beijing Half Day Private Tour: Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

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From $90.67

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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On this tour, you will learn about historic and cultural insights about some of Beijing's top attractions and then you can continue visiting some of Beijing's other attractions on your own with a good cultural background to understand the city better. This is also ideal for business tourists with a short stay in the city.

What's Included

Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary

Professional & friendly English-speaking tour guide

Transportation between Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace by taxi

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Unless option with pick-up is selected)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap

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

Temple of Heaven
Meet your guide at 8:00 am at the lobby of the Tiantan Hotel, located in Tiantan East Gate Subway Station (1 Tiyuguan Road).

You will first visit the Temple of Heaven where it was used several times annually when the emperor, bearing the sins of his subjects, humbled himself before the heavens and performed rituals calculated to ensure a good harvest for the year. From an aerial view, the temple’s architectural style mimics the Chinese concepts of heaven and earth – the round edifice symbolizing heaven, rests upon the square base meant to symbolize earth. The dominant feature of the entire complex is the enormous Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an ornate and colorful structure mounted on a three-tiered marble altar. Amazingly, the wooden pillars ingeniously support the ceiling without a single nail, symbolizing the harmony between man and nature.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
After the Temple of Heaven, your guide will take a taxi with you to the Summer Palace, which is the palace for the emperors to escape the heat of the city. The Summer Palace is one of Beijing’s most popular landmarks and one of the best examples of an imperial garden in China. The site, which covers a total of 2.9 square kilometers and incorporates a huge lake, has long been a royal garden and was considerably enlarged during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi who effectively controlled China for 47 years between 1861 and 1908. Your guide will choose a perfect route for you to enjoy this beautiful garden with lake and palaces.

Our tour ends at the Summer Palace at 12:00 pm. You can choose to stay more time in the complex or visit other attractions on your own. There is a convenient subway station just out of the Palace.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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