Beijing Private Tour of Summer Palace, Prince Gong’s Mansion, Hutong plus Lunch


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From $259.20

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Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easy-going pace on this full-day tour. Visits some of the city's many well-known attractions to explore the imperial garden, the original Beijing atmosphere and Chinese culture.
Explore the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden – Summer Palace; Visit Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China; Enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance at Drum Tower; Walk along Hutong, tasting snacks and experiencing the street life.

1. Stroll around Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
2. Lunch and snacks are included, with Vegetarian options available
3. Get insight into the history of the ancient city from your guide
4. Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off


What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Lunch

Private transportation

Snacks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 75

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Summer Palace and start Beijing private tour.
The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden, rich in history and culture. Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 716-acre park is still a retreat for tourist, who can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house. Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony.
Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
The paths beside the lake lead you under shady trees, or along the roofed colonnade known as the Long Corridor, with its magnificently painted ceilings. Bridges, boats, willows, lotus flowers, and other attractive landscaping make this a pleasant place to soak up the atmosphere and in the views.

At noon, we will enjoy a traditional lunch. Vegetarian, Western and Local Speciality options are available.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion
Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China, including the mansion and the park.
The main layout of Prince Gong’s Mansion includes three parts: middle buildings, east and west buildings. All those three parts are built along the central axis and composed of traditional courtyards. Those mansions are built widely with the highest level of construction regulations at that time. Besides, there are three courtyards in each of three main buildings and each of them is a popular tourism spot.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Bell and Drum Towers
The Drum Tower was equipped with bronze clepsydras and drums that were beaten to mark the hours. The drum was beaten quickly for 18 times and then slowly for 18 times to mark the hour. You have the opportunity to climb to the top of Drum tower for an excellent view of drumming performance which lasts for 20 minutes.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
Houhai, which literally means "Back Sea", is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. There were many wine shops, workshops, and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all.
We will stroll along Lotus Lane in the Back Lakes (Houhai) area, see its night-time bars and lake waters, taste some local traditional snacks and take in the historical Yandaixiejie Hutong and Nanluoguxiang Hutong.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Nanluoguxiang
Nanluoguxiang Hutong is known for its authentic Beijing atmosphere. The age-old siheyuans, archways, wall carvings, and former residences of socialites can be found there. Today there has been an unprecedented fusion of East and West in Nanluoguxiang Hutong, where new pubs and restaurants have given it an urban appearance.

Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free






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