Wander around the temples, palaces, pagodas and artificial features of the Summer Palace, visit the lakeside pavilion of Marble Boat and the richly painted Long Corridor, and take a boat riding on the Kunming lake.
What to Expect
The private half day Summer Palace trip starts at either 8:30 am or 1:30 pm, please indicate your preferred starting time while make the booking. Your 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, Summer Palace greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape. It is recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens' and was ranked amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1998.
Composed mainly of Longevity Hill (Wanshou Shan) and Kunming Lake, Summer Palace radiates the natural beauty and the grandeur of the royal gardens. Follow your guide to visit the lakeside pavilion of Marble Boat, the richly painted Long Corridor. Take a boat riding on the Kunming Lake, listen to your guide’s commentary of the royal history and enjoy the stunning scenery.
After around 3 hours of sightseeing of the Summer Palace, return to your hotel and bid farewell to your guide to conclude the half day trip.
- Private car/van with driver
- Professional tour guide
- Entrance fee of Summer Palace
- Boat Ticket on Kunming Lake
- Bottled water
- Fuel surcharge and tax
- Hotel pick-up & drop off