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Private Day Tour: Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace in Beijing

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USD 78.00
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Begin your full-day tour with pickup from your Beijing accommodation at 9am, when you’ll greet your guide and board a private, air-conditioned vehicle destined for the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), located 40 minutes away from downtown Beijing.

    On arrival at the UNESCO-listed landmark, your guide provides a historical overview of the palace, detailing its construction during the Qing dynasty and its destruction during the war of 1860. Wander around the gardens that spill out from Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, and admire the harmonious design of Chinese garden landscapes.

    After breaking for a Chinese lunch, you’ll continue to the Summer Palace’s predecessor, the Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan). Nicknamed the ‘Versailles of the East,’ the gardens of the Old Summer Palace combine Eastern and Western architecture with flair.

    See crumbling ruins of a labyrinth, statues, and water features before concluding your tour with hotel drop-off at 5pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 4th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entrance fee
    • Entry/Admission - Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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