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Half Day Private Tour of Summer Palace With Boat Riding in Beijing

4.4 / 5 total 15 reviews
Duration: 4 hours
Product code: 2879
Overview

This private half day Summer Palace trip starts at either 8:00 am or 13:00 pm, please indicate your preferred starting time when making the booking. A local guide will pick you up from your Beijing downtown hotel at the confirmed time, and escort you to the sightseeing in the royal park.

Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, the Summer Palace greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape. It is recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens' and ranked amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1998.

Composed mainly of Longevity Hill (Wanshou Shan) and Kunming Lake, the Summer Palace radiates fully the natural beauty and the grandeur of royal gardens. Follow your guide to visit the lakeside pavilion of Marble Boat, the richly painted Long Corridor, take a boat ride on the Kunming Lake, listen to your guide’s commentary of the royal history and enjoy the stunning scenery.

After around 3 hours sightseeing of the Summer Palace, return to your hotel and bid farewell to your guide to conclude the half day trip.

Highlights
  • Private tour is operated with just your party
  • An informative, friendly and professional tour guide
  • Discover Imperial history and enjoy the stunning scenery
  • Take a boat ride on Kunming Lake in the park
  • Visit the largest and most well-preserved royal park
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 4 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up and drop-off from your downtown hotel
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 2 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Meeting Point
Pick-up and drop-off from your downtown hotel
Know Before You Go
  • All travellers passport information is required while booking
  • Your hotel information is required while booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
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Reviewed by Gavin Johnson GB   June 05, 2018
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The summer palace is slightly different from other palaces in Beijing as it seems that a lot of it is open to the public. We even saw the morning Tai Chi sessions by the natives taking place, it was amazing to see! I would definitely recommend comfortable footwear for your visit as there is a lot of ground to cover, it quickly filled with other visitors and we sort of got stuck with another group and did a lot more walking than I would have liked. We took a boat ride and the views were great, the breeze also was lovely as it got hot fairly quickly. Lots of gift shops and places for snacks. I would definitely recommend this tour if you want to see something different and have a few hours to spare.
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Reviewed by Sally Porter GB   June 01, 2018
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LOVED LOVED LOVED this! Had the best time. Really recommend Summer Palace. Really recommend this tour!
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Reviewed by Bradley CA   May 26, 2018
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The tour was absolutely amazing. Our guide was the best person we could have ever asked for. He was very good at keeping us on schedule and was also very knowledgeable and funny. We were able to see many places while also having time to take everything in.
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Reviewed by Dingo US   May 10, 2018
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I wanted to let your company know what a wonderful tour we had. Our guide was kind, warm, humorous and very knowledgeable. We will recommend him to friends that vacation in Beijing I am glad we booked this tour. You made this process very easy as well and were very patient with us. Definitely a five-star rating.
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Reviewed by EVELYN GB   April 18, 2018
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Very good tour guide and boat riding was incredible my kids loved it! Very professional!
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Reviewed by Ellen34 US   April 12, 2018
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I have never written a review before, but our guide was such a nice person I had to voice how good he was. He took us and made our long drive there a fun experience.!!
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Reviewed by Annabelle AU   April 05, 2018
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BEIJING WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I HAVE EVER VISITED. THANK YOU GREAT TOUR: Exploring and taking in the history and beauty with relatively few people was a treat that my sister and I enjoyed.!!!!
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Reviewed by Esme ZA   February 17, 2018
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This is a great tour to take and you must have a guided tour as there is too much to see and take in. It was well organised and very informative. Our guide was perfect and early in the morning was a bonus as the crowds were already starting to gather when we arrived.!

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Reviewed by DorothyDot CA   February 05, 2018
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DEFINITELY A MUST! YOU SEE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PLACES. THANK YOU
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Reviewed by Engineer GB   November 29, 2017
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We'd choose this guide again in a heartbeat to visit and tour across the world. One of the best experiences we've ever had in this lifetime. Thank you once again for the attention to detail.
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