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Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Step back in time on a history tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotels lobby at 9:00am to start the garden adventures. Your first stop is the Summer Palace (first built in 1,750), a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls (Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, Hall of Happiness and Longevity, and etc), palaces, temples and bridges (such as Seventeen Arches Bridge) to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. Using Kunming Lake, the former reservoir of the Yuan dynasty’s capital and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. You will also see the famous Qingyan Stone Boat there. From there you will take a dragon boat cruise to the South Gate of the Summer Palace(In summer time) Continue to the Old Summer Palace, a veritable museum of garden construction and horticulture. It's Chinese name is Yuanminyuan, which means "Garden of Gardens". It was constructed during the 18th and early 19th century and was a wonderland of lakes and waterways, bridges, hills and pavilions. However, it was destroyed in 1860. Your authentic Chinese lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then, drive pass by the most famous 2008 Beijing Olympic stadiums to see famous Birds Nest and Water Cube Stadiums. At the end of the Tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Beijing City.
Hotel pickup and drop-off(For hotels within the 4th ring road of the City)
Transport by private vehicle
Dragon boat cruise (summer time)
Additional entrance to the Museums inside the Gardens
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate