Beijing Small-Group Tour: Summer Palace and Ming Tombs with Lunch

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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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Discovery the Summer Palace and Dingling Underground Palace at Ming Tombs on this small-group full-day tour. Learn about the history of the Ming and Qing dynasties from your experienced tour guide. This 9-hour guided tour includes lunch, all entrance fees and a comfortable round-trip minivan ride from your hotel. Group size is limited to 12 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.

What's Included

Bottled water

Entrance Fee

Hotel pickup and drop-off at hotels within the 4th Ring Road


Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
In the morning around 8am, your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in Beijing.

Take a one-hour drive to Dingling underground palace at the Ming Tombs. On the way your guide will provide you some information about the Ming Dynasty, their fascinating culture, life and people.

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. Walk around in this amazing place, try to feel the history behind.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Then, you will head to the Summer Palace, while on the way there, you will have an authentic Chinese lunch in a local restaurant.

Sample dishes:

Gongbao Chicken

Local mushroom and pork

Vegetable dishes

Muxu pork 

Sweet and Sour pork/chicken

Egg or soy sauce fried rice

Spicy beans

After lunch, continue to visit the Summer Palace. During the 40 minutes drive, your English speaking guide will give you another detailed explanation of the imperial palace.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
In this beautiful place, you will visit the most important buildings and gardens:

The Hall of Benevolence and Longevity

The Kunming Lake

The Longevity Mountain

The Hall of Jade Ripples

The Hall of Happiness and Longevity  

The Long Corridor 

The Marble Boat

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Qingyan Stone Boat
Followed by your informative English speaking guide, you will spend 1.5-2 hours inside the Summer Palace. 

After a great day of essential Beijing, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Beijing.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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