Kick off your tour with hotel pickup at 9am, when you’ll board a private vehicle destined for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace. Following a 45-minute drive past the impressive stadiums built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, you’ll arrive at the 18th-century Summer Palace.
Feast your eyes on the architecture of the structure, surrounded by lakes and mountain landscapes, before touring the gardens, considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape design. Admire pavilions, water features, and flowers from around the world while listening to the palace’s rich history from your guide.
Following a Chinese lunch, you’ll proceed to Beijing Botanical Garden, which covers a whopping 988 acres (400 hectares) and houses a rich variety of flowers and trees, plus many historical monuments.
Your tour concludes with hotel drop-off at around 5:30pm.