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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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Private Day Trip of Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

Private Day Trip of Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

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Visit world-famous landmarks, discover UNESCO-listed attractions, and even enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch: this private tour offers the best of Beijing in one day. Meet your guide at your local hotel, and set off via private vehicle. Over the course of the day, visit Tiananmen Square, explore the Forbidden City, and venture into the lovely Temple of Heaven. Following a bubbling hot pot lunch, head to your final highlight of the day: the Summer Palace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$144.00
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US$144.00
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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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US$56.54
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US$56.54

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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US$83.00
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US$83.00
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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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US$188.00
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US$188.00
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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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US$214.00
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US$214.00
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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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US$295.00
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US$295.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$563.20
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US$563.20
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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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US$198.00
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US$198.00
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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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US$418.00
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US$418.00
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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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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Beijing Private (less walking) 2-Day Tour with All Attractions

Beijing Private (less walking) 2-Day Tour with All Attractions

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For this specialized private two-day tour, walk less and save time. On the first day, visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong, and Temple of Heaven. On the second day, visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, Summer Palace, and the Bird’s Nest. The cable car of Mutianyu takes you directly to the Great Wall and the dragon boat of the Summer Palace takes you to see the most beautiful Wanshou Mountain (additional break for your legs.) Tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, a friendly English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$450.00
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US$450.00
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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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US$178.00
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US$178.00
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Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden

Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden

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Immerse yourself in the rich historical heritage of Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most spectacular sights. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace and absorb the sacred ambiance of the Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Gain fascinating insight into the prosperous past and present of China’s capital from a knowledgeable guide and capture fantastic photographs of the city sights during each leisurely stop.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$58.67
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US$58.67
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Small-Group Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour with Lunch

Small-Group Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour with Lunch

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The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China offers unparalleled views from its restored watchtowers. Travel there by minivan from your hotel and take the cable car or chair lift up and a toboggan down. Lunch and a visit to the Summer Palace are included on this small-group tour from Beijing.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$148.00
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US$148.00

Half Day Private Tour to Summer Palace in Beijing

Half Day Private Tour to Summer Palace in Beijing

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.00
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US$106.00
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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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US$1,938.00
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US$1,938.00
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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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US$367.00
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US$367.00
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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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US$364.55
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US$364.55
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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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US$347.00
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US$347.00
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3-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour with Peking Duck, Hot Pot plus Optional Show

3-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour with Peking Duck, Hot Pot plus Optional Show

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If you’ve got limited time in China, the last thing you want to do is waste precious vacation time organizing transport and activities. Let a guide do the hard work for you on a private 3-day tour of Beijing, which covers highlights such as the Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling), the Great Wall at Mutianyu, and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). All entrance fees, select meals, and daily hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.
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  • 3 days
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US$512.00
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US$512.00
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Shore Excursion: 2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

Shore Excursion: 2-Day Private Beijing Sightseeing Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

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When your cruise ship drops anchor at Tianjin Cruise Port, make the most of your time in China on a private 2-day shore excursion to Beijing and the Great Wall of China. With a personal guide, tick off top Beijing attractions such as Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace). Plus, you also visit the Great Wall of China, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Port pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and two lunches are included. Please note, accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$598.00
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US$598.00
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All-Inclusive Private 3-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

All-Inclusive Private 3-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

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Perfect for first-time visitors, this in-depth, multi-day tour hits all the highlights of Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall of China. Entrance fees, lunch, and private vehicle transfers are all included, so you’ll be free to focus on sightseeing. Head to the rugged, under-the-radar Mutianyu Great Wall, and opt to catch a live acrobatic show. You also enjoy a scenic rickshaw ride through Beijing’s traditional quarters.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$510.00
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US$510.00
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Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace

Private Classic Beijing Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace

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Do full justice to three of Beijing’s must-see sights with a privately guided city sightseeing trip. Check out Tiananmen Square, the immense square at the heart of the city, and explore the highlights of the Forbidden Palace and the Summer Palace on guided walking tours. Lunch, entrance fees, private transport with a guide and driver, and hotel pickup and drop-off all included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
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US$150.00
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Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace Group Bus Tour

Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace Group Bus Tour

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Discover some of the top attractions around Beijing on this guided all-day small-group tour. First, stop by Tiananmen Square before heading to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to ancient palaces. Following that, visit the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace with imperial gardens.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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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 677 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 677 Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tickets and tours on Viator.
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