Private Garden Tour: The Summer Palace and Beijing Botanical Garden

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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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For a great escape from the bustle of the city without having to venture too far, this day is dedicated to visiting two of the most prominent gardens in Beijing, the Botanical Garden and the Summer Palace.The tour not only explores the natural beauty of areas ,but also the culture and history.

What's Included

Bottled water

Dragon boat cruise in the Summer Palace(Running From March to October)

Entrance fee

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 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
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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

Olympic Park
Your day will start with a pickup from your centrally located hotel in Beijing where you will meet the tour guide at 9:00am.

First you will drive pass by the Olympic Park and stop for photos.

• Admission Ticket Free

Water Cube
Beijing Olympic Park is where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympics took place. The two famous stadiums are -The Water Cube and The Bird's Nest.

• Admission Ticket Free

Niaochao National Stadium
The Bird's Nest was the main venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, when it had a capacity of 91 000 spectators.

• Admission Ticket Free

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Then heading to the Summer Palace.The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Benevolence and Longevity
With your knowledgeable and experienced English speaking guide,you will hear all detailed stories and historical about this Palace, and learn the essence of the Chinese gardens.The Chinese have a totally different perspective on what a garden should be and it must be seen to be understood.

Here, you will visit important buildings ,such as, Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, Hall of Happiness and Longevity.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
Walk along the World's longest corridor and enjoy different paintings on the ceiling.

• Admission Ticket Free

Kunming Lake
In summer time, you will enjoy the dragon boat cruise along the lake

• Admission Ticket Free

Qingyan Stone Boat
Your tour will ends at Qingyan Marble Boat.

• Admission Ticket Free

Beijing Botanical Garden
Stop at a local restaurant for a delicious Chinese Lunch.

Continue to the Beijing Botanical Garden. Covering an area of 400 hectares, it is renowned as the largest botanical garden in North China. The garden contains not only a great variety of rare trees and stunning flowers, but also houses a number of historical attractions.

Your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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