Private Tour to Summer Palace, Old Summer Palace & Botanical Garden

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From $198.00

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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This all inclusive private day tour combines 3 gardens. You will enjoy the beautiful sightseeing in Summer Palace (the emperor's garden during the summer time in the past in the morning, and visit the ruin site of the Old Summer Palace, the end stroll around the picturesque Botanical garden. The entrance fee, guide, private car, local food lunch are included.

What's Included

Air-conditioned car or van for your own use

Chinese lunch

English Speaking tour guide

Entrance fee

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 13
  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Meet your private tour guide and your private car or van around 8:00am in your hotel lobby. You will first visit the old time royal garden Summer palace. There are beautiful many pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, and corridors. While the Long Corridor is the longest one in the world which is on the Genuineness World Records. You will also see famous Seventeen Arches Bridge,Qingyan Stone Boat, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill there.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan)
After your local lunch, you will heading to Old Summer Palace. It was the emperor's private garden in the Qing dynasty and destroied in 1900's by the war. The vast majority of the remaining scenic spots were destroyed in the 1900s, but under the due protection of the ruins, a park has been established on the ruin site. So visitors can imagine the former grandeur of it from the crumbling walls and ruins. What's more, there is also an opportunity for visitors to view the complete picture of the garden in its 'heyday' in the exhibition hall. The reconstruction of some of the original structures and scenic spots provides people with a lovely place to relax.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Beijing Botanical Garden
Then you will have some time to visit the biggest botanical garden in the north China. 10,000 categories of plant with a population of 1.5 million plants are cultivated here. The Arboretum Garden has Ginkgoaceae, Coniferales, Mapletrees, Basswood, Magnolia, Berberis, Lysidice and Paulownia.
At the end, you will transfer back to your city center located hotel.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Long Corridor at the Summer Palace

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Benevolence and Longevity

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Seventeen Arches Bridge

• Admission Ticket Free

Qingyan Stone Boat

• Admission Ticket Free

Kunming Lake

• Admission Ticket Free

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