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Beijing Small-Group Tour: Summer Palace and Ming Tombs with Lunch provided by Discover Beijing Tours

Beijing Small-Group Tour: Summer Palace and Ming Tombs with Lunch

Beijing Small-Group Tour: Summer Palace and Ming Tombs with Lunch
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Discovery the Summer Palace and Dingling Underground Palace at Ming Tombs on this small-group full-day tour. Learn about the history of the Ming and Qing dynasties from your experienced tour guide. This 9-hour guided tour includes lunch, all entrance fees and a comfortable round-trip minivan ride from your hotel. Group size is limited to 12 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After pickup from your central Beijing hotel, settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan with your guide and small group of 12 travelers or fewer. Then, travel to your first stop: the underground Dingling Palace at the Ming Tombs, just outside the city. As you travel, hear tales of the Ming Tombs from your guide. Composed of the mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors who ruled between the 14th and 17th centuries, the complex incorporates the underground Dingling tomb — the burial place of Emperor Zhu Yijun, sometimes known as the 'Wanli Emperor.' The tomb is the only one in the mausoleums to have been excavated. On arrival, explore the courtyards and pavilions before descending into the underground halls where Zhu Yijun and his empresses were buried. Admire the marble thrones and now-empty coffins, together with the displayed imperial regalia, including crowns, pottery, and carvings. Having explored here, enjoy lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Savor creations like Gongbao chicken (spicy chicken stir-fry), Muxu pork (pork, egg, and spinach), and sweet and sour chicken or pork, all served with side dishes like mushroom and vegetables, egg or soy sauce fried rice, and spicy beans. Then, continue to the Summer Palace, the garden retreat of China’s 19th-century emperors. On route, hear snippets about this exquisite garden oasis, learning how and why it was created. After about 40 minutes on the road, enjoy some time to explore the UNESCO-listed garden, whose lawns and pavilions center on vast Kunming Lake. As you stroll along the beautiful pathways, stop to see showpieces such as Longevity Mountain, the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, the Long Corridor, the Hall of Jade Ripples, and the Marble Boat — a stunning lakeside pavilion carved to resemble a boat. Finally, travel back to your central Beijing hotel, where your trip concludes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After pickup from your central Beijing hotel, settle inside your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan with your guide and small group of 12 travelers or fewer. Then, travel to your first stop: the underground Dingling Palace at the Ming Tombs, just outside the city. As you travel, hear tales of the Ming Tombs from your guide. Composed of the mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors who ruled between the 14th and 17th centuries, the complex incorporates the underground Dingling tomb — the burial place of Emperor Zhu Yijun, sometimes known as the 'Wanli Emperor.' The tomb is the only one in the mausoleums to have been excavated. On arrival, explore the courtyards and pavilions before descending into the underground halls where Zhu Yijun and his empresses were buried. Admire the marble thrones and now-empty coffins, together with the displayed imperial regalia, including crowns, pottery, and carvings. Having explored here, enjoy lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Savor creations like Gongbao chicken (spicy chicken stir-fry), Muxu pork (pork, egg, and spinach), and sweet and sour chicken or pork, all served with side dishes like mushroom and vegetables, egg or soy sauce fried rice, and spicy beans. Then, continue to the Summer Palace, the garden retreat of China’s 19th-century emperors. On route, hear snippets about this exquisite garden oasis, learning how and why it was created. After about 40 minutes on the road, enjoy some time to explore the UNESCO-listed garden, whose lawns and pavilions center on vast Kunming Lake. As you stroll along the beautiful pathways, stop to see showpieces such as Longevity Mountain, the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, the Long Corridor, the Hall of Jade Ripples, and the Marble Boat — a stunning lakeside pavilion carved to resemble a boat. Finally, travel back to your central Beijing hotel, where your trip concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11301P68
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at hotels within the 4th Ring Road
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
  • Entry/Admission - Dingling Underground Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Qingyan Stone Boat
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your hotel within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, If your hotel is out of the 5th ring road of Beijing city, you can travel to the city to meet our guide ,or pick you up from your hotel( may have extra cost)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at hotels within the 4th Ring Road
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
  • Entry/Admission - Dingling Underground Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Qingyan Stone Boat
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your hotel within the 5th ring road of Beijing city, If your hotel is out of the 5th ring road of Beijing city, you can travel to the city to meet our guide ,or pick you up from your hotel( may have extra cost)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Dingling Underground Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Qingyan Stone Boat
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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DannyT1974
Tampa, FL11 contributions
Great tour combo if you've seen great wall and forbidden city.
Jan. 2020
Our guide Lucy was waiting for us ahead of schedule in the hotel lobby. We followed the itinerary and were able to stay in some places longer, ask questions and get extra tips and info about our trip. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a day trip who's already seen the great wall and Beijing city sites.
Written 29 January 2020
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By: Discover Beijing Tours
Jet695113
Jet695113
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Exceptional.
This tour was exceptional. Qing was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed listening to her a lot, as she did not
Sanchotrip
Sanchotrip
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A nice city escape!
I live in Beijing. I booked this private tour to escape the city for a few hours and it was just what I expected. Q
JuhaJarv
JuhaJarv
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Nice trip
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pattycake_adventures
pattycake_adventures
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Perfect day on the wall!
Wow! What an amazing day we had with Qing, who took us to the wall and the summer palace. She told us awesome stori
latoyaj632
latoyaj632
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5 stars! Book as soon as possible!
My daughter and I had the pleasure of having Qing as our tour guide. We had a great experience. Qing was very knowl
taycolld
taycolld
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Fantastic tour of the Forbidden City
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Wildfire6924
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P650QKtonyh
P650QKtonyh
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Amazing tour guide!
This was the very first tour I’ve been a part of. Our guide Qing was amazing! She talked about the history and gave
bentz_dc
bentz_dc
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Awesome Tour!!
Great location for foreigners to see The Great Wall and Summer Palace! Our guide, Qing, did a great job giving us t
lim_benson
lim_benson
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Good Tour with Linda!
Fluent in English (and Chinese of course) and energetic, it was great to have Linda as our day tour guide. She made
dimarieee
dimarieee
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JIMMY! The best!
This tour was AMAZING. Although it was a rainy day, Jimmy brought sunshine. He was very knowledgable, purchased o
dimarieee
dimarieee
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The BEST Day !!!
This day is one I will never forget. We went on the fourth of July... the HOTTEST day. Lucy took us to a private
Sharon T
Sharon T
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Becky was a fabulous tour guide.
This review is a long time in coming, we visited China last year 2019 in March/ April. We were a private party of
adamwookieb
adamwookieb
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Fantastic experience
My partner and I landed in Beijing the night before and we wanted to experience Chinese cuisine the next day so we
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