See 3 of Beijing's historic and cultural highlights on a full-day tour encompassing the Qing Dynasty's exquisite Summer Palace, the Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, and Beijing Zoo – home to 950 species including giant pandas. Enjoy lunch along the way!
What to Expect
Visit Beijing's famous Summer Palace, with one of the world's largest royal gardens; a masterpiece of Chinese landscaping. After lunch, see the giant pandas at Beijing Zoo before heading to the Lama Temple; the Chinese capital's most famous Tibetan Buddhist temple.
The tour starts at one of the biggest existing imperial gardens on the planet. The Summer Palace dates back to 1750 when it was used as a summer villa and meeting place for the Qing Dynasty elite. In 1860 it was burnt down by invading forces, but it has been perfectly preserved since its restoration almost 30 years later.
Enjoy a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, then head to Beijing Zoo to see the gorgeous giant pandas and other 950 species on display, many of which are rare and endemic to the country.
Then visit the Lama Temple, perhaps Beijing's grandest religious structure. Amongst the stunning gardens, beautiful tapestries, and intricate frescoes, the artistic highlight might just be the 26-meter high Buddha that has been carved from a single tree.
- Lunch at a local restaurant
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
Know Before You Go
Please note that at least 2 adults are required for the tour to proceed. To book a child price (ages 2-11), the child must be accompanied by 2 adults.