Designed for travelers looking to escape the city but not spend all day traveling, this private tour of the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Beijing Botanical Garden is ideal for nature lovers. Travel past the famous Olympic Green before exploring the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace, whose gardens are considered a masterpiece of landscape garden design, and then stroll around the Beijing Botanical Garden. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Private tour of the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Beijing Botanical Garden from Beijing
Escape the hustle of the city without traveling too far
Explore the magnificent landscaped gardens of the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace
Wander around the Beijing Botanical Garden, the biggest of its kind in northern China
Kick off your tour with hotel pickup, where you board a private vehicle destined for the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace. Following a drive past the impressive stadiums built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, arrive at the 18th-century Summer Palace.
Feast your eyes on the architecture of the structure, surrounded by lakes and mountain landscapes, before touring the gardens, considered a masterpiece of Chinese landscape design. Admire pavilions, water features, and flowers from around the world while listening to the palace’s rich history from your guide.
Following a Chinese lunch, proceed to Beijing Botanical Garden, which covers a whopping 988 acres (400 hectares) and houses a rich variety of flowers and trees, plus many historical monuments.
This was a fantastic tour! Both Bella, the tour guide, and the driver were very professional. Bella spoke English very clearly and was very knowledgeable regarding the history of the Summer Palace. Just thinking of the Beijing Botanical Gardens brings a smile to my face. It was wonderful timing, spring time, the flowers were in full bloom and the fragrance is unforgettable.