4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Offered in: English
Sprawling across 743 acres (301 hectares) of lake and garden, the Summer Palace was designed to keep the imperial court entertained through Beijing’s long, hot summers. So it’s well worth taking a private guide to steer you to the highlights of this vast expanse. Beat the long lines by pre-booking this convenient door-to-door tour that includes Nanhu Island, Longevity Hill, the Tower of Buddhist Incense, and shopping.
- Tour the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a private guide
- Learn about the rich history and bizarre characters that shaped the place
- Choose between morning or afternoon tours to suit your schedule
- Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip private transfers from your hotel
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gasline, Parking and Toll fees
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel in Beijing
Return point: Returns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Lily's Tour Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Learn more about cancellations.
- "It was packed with tourists since it was the summer and Lisa allowed us to customize the tour." See review
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