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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) Tours and Activities

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In 1750, the grand Summer Palace was commissioned by Emperor Qianlong as a lavish lakeside retreat from the heat of Beijing. With pavilions, walkways, gardens, and bridges, the UNESCO World Heritage site on Kunming Lake served as the seat of government for Empress Dowager Cixi during the last years of her life.

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Daily April–October 6:30am–6pm; November–March 7am–5pm
19 Xinjiangongmen Road, Beijing
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2-Day Beijing Highlights Small-Group Tour

2-Day Beijing Highlights Small-Group Tour

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With a maximum of six travelers for intimacy and speed, small-group travel doesn’t get much smaller than this door-to-door tour. Say goodbye to long lines with VIP access to the Forbidden City and the Great Wall at Mutianyu; explore the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace; checkoff Tiananmen Square, Jingshan Park, and the Beijing National Stadium; and enjoy two delicious lunches. Upgrade to add an evening Acrobat Show.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD198.00
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USD198.00
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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

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Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), both UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a full-day private tour from Beijing. The Great Wall of China is one of the most popular attractions in China, yet the Mutianyu section attracts fewer visitors, which means you get a less crowded experience of this world-famous landmark. Then learn about the history of the majestic Summer Palace as you stroll through its lavish gardens, sprinkled with temples and other eye-catching features. Includes guide, lunch, entrance fees, Great Wall cable car ticket, private vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD188.00
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USD188.00
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Mini Group: 2-Day Beijing Highlights and Great Wall Tour

Mini Group: 2-Day Beijing Highlights and Great Wall Tour

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Enjoy an in-depth sightseeing experience over two days with this comprehensive Beijing city tour. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit major attractions like Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Transportation between attractions and lunch on both days are included. (Note: Hotel stay is not included; you must have your own accommodation in Beijing.)
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD295.00
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USD295.00
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Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City

Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City

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Make the most of city sightseeing on this private tour of Beijing, which includes a visit to must-see attractions like Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and more. Your guide provides in-depth information about each site's history and significance and handles all transportation, planning, and logistics so you can just enjoy your trip. A delicious Peking duck lunch and boat ride in the Summer Palace are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD214.00
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USD214.00
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2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

2-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

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Discover Beijing at your own pace on a private 2-day tour of China’s capital, which includes select meals, transport, and entrance fees. Tick off top attractions such as Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), and the Temple of Heaven (Tian tan) on day one. On day two, visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu — one of the New7Wonders of the World — and the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included every day.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD418.00
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USD418.00
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3-Day Beijing Sightseeing Private Custom-Made Combo Tour

3-Day Beijing Sightseeing Private Custom-Made Combo Tour

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Create your perfect Beijing tour itinerary with this private 3-day combo package. Visit up to 10 attractions of your choice including the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square; enjoy the convenience of daily hotel pickup and private transport; and explore each attraction at your own pace.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD563.20
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USD563.20
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Mini Group Tour in Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace and Olympic Stadium

Mini Group Tour in Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace and Olympic Stadium

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Options for visiting to the Great Wall are often limited: you can choose a group tour, where you're one in a crowd, or a private tour, which can be pricey. On this mini-group tour, capped at six travelers, you get a personalized experience and a great value. Start with a quick ride from Beijing, then spend two hours hiking on the wall. Enjoy a Chinese lunch, included in the tour price.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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USD99.00
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11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai

11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai

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Travel around China with a knowledgeable guide on an 11-day tour that includes Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and the Terracotta Warriors. Gain insight into China’s past at Xi’an’s Wild Goose Pagoda and in Beijing’s hutongs, and see cultural highlights including the Great Mosque, Yu Gardens, Shanghai Bund and more. Enjoy spectacular scenery on a Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Your tour includes accommodations, three flights, transportation, entrance fees and some meals.
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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USD2,620.00
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USD2,620.00
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All-Inclusive Private 2-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

All-Inclusive Private 2-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

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This is the ideal choice for first-time visitors to Beijing. Save hours researching city highlights by having a comprehensive itinerary organized for you. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. Travel between sites in a comfortable vehicle, helping you save time and see more in a short space of time. Highlights included Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Mutianyu Great Wall.
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  • 2 days
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USD347.00
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USD347.00
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2-Day Private Beijing Highlight Tour with Great Wall and Optional Evening Show

2-Day Private Beijing Highlight Tour with Great Wall and Optional Evening Show

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Make the absolute most of Beijing on this 2-day private tour, the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. On day one, tour Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace. The next day, experience the Great Wall of China, the Ming Tombs, and a tea ceremony. Tour includes lunch, entrance fees, Great Wall cable car ride, and door-to-door round-trip transfers: Accommodation is at your own expense.
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  • 2 days
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USD367.00
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USD367.00
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Mutiyanyu Great Wall & Summer Palace day tour (with Lunch & Hotel Transfer)

Mutiyanyu Great Wall & Summer Palace day tour (with Lunch & Hotel Transfer)

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This is a one day tour with a small group to the most famous places in Beijing. We offer the most affordable price in the market because of our history and weekly tours for more that 5 years. We also included a special experience in this tour to Chinese Tea ceremony. After a long day hiking in great wall and summer palace, we will end our day visiting a local tea house to drink Chinese tea and live like locals. Hope you enjoy your day trip in Beijing!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD56.54
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USD56.54

9-Day Small Group China Tour of Beijing, Xi'an and Chengdu, No Shopping

9-Day Small Group China Tour of Beijing, Xi'an and Chengdu, No Shopping

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Take in the highlights of Beijing, Xi’an and Chengdu during an unforgettable 9-day tour led by an informative guide. Start with Beijing’s crown jewels including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China. Fly to Xi’an to take in the Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque and old city wall. Another flight whisks you to Chengdu where you get close to giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and browse excellent historical exhibits at the Jinsha Site Museum.
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  • 9 days
  • Taking safety measures
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USD1,949.00
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Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

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Enhance your sightseeing experience in Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most captivating sights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in the ancient mystery of the Forbidden City; absorb the majestic charm of the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven; and stroll around the legendary Tiananmen Square. Relax during a scenic bus ride; purchase special souvenirs in the bustling Pearl Market; and satisfy an appetite for authenticity with a traditional Chinese lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD83.00
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USD83.00
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3-Day Beijing Hightlight Tour with Optional Peking Duck Dinner and Kungfu Show

3-Day Beijing Hightlight Tour with Optional Peking Duck Dinner and Kungfu Show

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Spend less time organizing and more time enjoying yourself on this private 3-day tour of Beijing, which provides a comprehensive introduction to China’s capital. As well as visiting Beijing highlights such as the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Temple of Heaven (Tian tan), and the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), you’ll take a day trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling). Upgrade to include a Peking duck dinner and tickets to a Kungfu or acrobatic show. Accommodation is not included.
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  • 3 days
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USD560.00
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USD560.00
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All Inclusive Private City Tour to Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City and Summer Palace

All Inclusive Private City Tour to Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City and Summer Palace

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Experience the best of Beijing on a full-day tour that includes sightseeing at top attractions. Accompanied by an experienced guide, tour the impressive Forbidden City complex, plus Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace. You’ll gain insight into imperial China at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City and Summer Palace, then learn about more recent history in Tiananmen Square. Lunch, attraction entrance ticket, and private transfer are all inclusive.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD178.00
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USD178.00
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2-Day Private VIP Sightseeing Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Great Wall

2-Day Private VIP Sightseeing Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Great Wall

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Don’t compromise on style when exploring Beijing. Travel by Audi, BMW, Mercedes, or Buick and lunch at Lost Heaven and Bai Jia Da Yuan on this 2-day private sightseeing tour. Along the way, check off all the key Beijing highlights: the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Lama Temple, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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USD648.00
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USD648.00
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Private 2-Day Beijing Sightseeing with VIP Acrobatic Show Option

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Private 2-Day Beijing Sightseeing with VIP Acrobatic Show Option

Beijing is one of the largest and oldest cities in the world, and it can be hard for first-time visitors to know where to start. Take the guesswork out of the sightseeing process on this private 2-day tour of the city, which includes guided visits to must-see attractions like Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace. This all-inclusive tour includes all entrance fees, lunch, transportation, and of course a private guide to provide information and take you through Beijing. A choice of upgrading your tour option with VIP seating to an acrobatic show upon booking.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD296.96
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8-Day Small-Group China Tour to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, No Shopping

8-Day Small-Group China Tour to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, No Shopping

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Explore China with an informative guide on an 8-day tour that includes Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs (Sacred Way), Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, and the Terracotta Warriors. Learn about China’s past at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an and while touring Beijing’s hutoings, and see cultural attractions including Yu Gardens, the Bund, Nanjing Road and Tianzifang. Your tour includes accommodations, two flights, transportation, entrance fees and some meals.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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USD1,938.00
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USD1,938.00
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5 Days Private Beijing & Xian Tour by Overnight Train with hotel

5 Days Private Beijing & Xian Tour by Overnight Train with hotel

The 5 days private tour offers the chance to visit the most essence sites in the two cities: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven in Beijing; Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, and City Wall in Xian. The overnight train and 3 star hotels with breakfast are included in the tour.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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USD906.00
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USD906.00
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 Beijing Private Tour: 2 Days Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall VIP Tour

Beijing Private Tour: 2 Days Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall VIP Tour

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Spend two days exploring the top attractions in Beijing on this tour. During the first day, visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven, plus enjoy a lunch of Peking duck. On the second day, travel to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall then take a rickshaw ride through the Hutong area of Beijing.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD364.55
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USD364.55
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Full-Day Beijing Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Tour

Full-Day Beijing Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Tour

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Check off three of Beijing’s UNESCO-listed wonders in one day on this full-day tour. Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City; explore the idyllic lakes and gardens of the Summer Palace; and admire the sacred temples of the Temple of Heaven. Upgrade to include a Peking duck dinner or traditional opera, Kung Fu, or acrobatic show.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD118.00
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USD118.00

14-Day Small-Group Tour in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze, Chongqing, Shanghai

14-Day Small-Group Tour in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze, Chongqing, Shanghai

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Take in the highlights of China over 14 days while traveling with a knowledgeable guide to Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai and the Yangtze River. Visit the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Great Wall of China while in Beijing, then see Xi’an highlights including the Terracotta Warriors. See traditional architecture and giant pandas in Chengdu, then board a 2-night Yangtze River cruise to Three Gorges Dam. Take in modern and historical parts of Shanghai at the end of a memorable tour that includes 13 nights of accommodation.
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  • 14 days
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USD3,209.00
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Group tour of Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

Group tour of Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

Take in the impressive grounds and grand buildings at three of Beijing’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites without having to organize a single subway trip or bus ride. Visit the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace in a group, with air-conditioned coach transport provided to and from each destination. Walk through the grand courtyards of the former imperial palace, see where those emperors once worshipped and enjoy the tranquility of their lakeside gardens.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD58.67
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USD58.67
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All Inclusive Private Custom Day Tour: Beijing City Discovery

All Inclusive Private Custom Day Tour: Beijing City Discovery

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Explore Beijing on a private custom city tour for a more personalized sightseeing experience. You’ll have a chance to check off at least three of the city’s top attractions by your own preference, such as the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, the Summer Palace and more! Tasty local lunch, all entrance fees, private guide and transfer service are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD178.00
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USD178.00
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What are Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) hours of operation?
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) hours of operation: Daily April–October 6:30am–6pm; November–March 7am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 701 Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) costs USD 10.00. Guided Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tours start around USD 10.00 per person. See all 701 Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tickets and tours on Viator.
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