Private Tour to Summer Palace, Hutong and Calligraphy Class

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From $238.00

Price varies by group size

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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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Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city on this door-to-door private tour. Check off Beijing’s biggest attraction—Summer Palace—and stroll through historic hutong alleys, immerse yourself at Hutong Calligraphy Class.Acomprehensive package with private guide, entrance fees, Taxi fare, lunch and Calligraphy Class are all inclusive

What's Included

Calligraphy Class Fee

Entrance fees

Excellent English Speaking Tour Guide


Taxi/subway fare (Within 4th Ring Road)

What's Not Included

Any other expenses that not listed as included

Gratuities (Recommended)

Taxi/subway fare at your own expense (Outside of 4th Ring Road)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 80

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

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)
Meet up your friendly private tour guide at 9:00am in your hotel lobby. You will be transferred to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), he most beautiful Royal garden in Beijing, Summer Palace. It is a summer resort for Imperial Family Members, Learn about the most powerful female in Chinese history, the empress Dowager CiXi. People named her as Dragon Lady. Stroll along the Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity and Tower of Buddhist Incense (Summer Palace).

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Tower of Buddhist Incense(Summer Palace)
Hike up the Tower of Buddhist Incense. A Buddhism Temple for Emperor's Mother, It is also celebration place for Empress Dowager CiXi's birthday. When you are on the top you can enjoy the breathtaking views of entire Kunming Lake.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Qingyan Stone Boat
Boat of Purity and Ease was originally built in 1860s in a traditional Chinese design. It was used as a venue for Empress Dowager Cixi to view the scenery and to be entertained.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
Savor an authentic stir-fried lunch in the Hutong. Then, visit the Back Lakes, It is where local beijingners lives. The Hutong date back to Yuan Dynasty with over 700 years history. Stroll along the Back Lakes (Houhai) , Hou Lake, Yandai Xie Street, Yinding Bridge, Beigongfang Hutong,Shichahai Scenic Resort and experience people's life, culture and history. It is the true gem of Beijing.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Yandai Xie Street
Stroll along the Huong, Yandai Xie Street is Beijing's oldest commercial street, It is lined in traditional-style stone buildings that house charming souvenir and handicraft shops

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hutong Calligraphy Class
Head to Hutong Calligraphy Class in the afternoon. Practice the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy, and walk away with a special memento, get ready to flex your creative muscles. Learn more about the practice and try different techniques, and leave with a brand new set of skills.

At the end of the tour, your tour guide will transfer you back to your lovely hotel

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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