Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden - Reviews

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Stine

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

It was nice and fun. Explored some highlights of Beijing with an informative tourguide. I really enjoyed it

Clive D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Great day out

Gayira

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

it was worth every penny we spent. left well equipped with knowledge about Beijing history , our guide was amazing and he explained everything in details he made the tour fun with he speaks very good english, he knows all stories about ancient Beijing.
William our guide you are the best.....
we cant wait to come back for another tour with you.

Carla W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

This tour was amazing!

brongard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This tour was really packed with experiences. Not only did we have a boat ride on the canal to the Summer palace, this was extra though, we saw the Pandas at the Beijing Zoo, a pearl factory for freshwater pearls, the Lama Temple and also a Tea ceremony to sample some of the varieties of Chinese tea. Alice our guide was excellent. Well worth the money!

jwakey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Cathy was a wonderful guide on this tour. She shared so much knowledge about the history of these places that it was a pleasure to take it all in. Her understanding of the relevance of each location was greatly appreciated. Cathy even went beyond her tour guide duties by taking us to other places where we could see and experience different parts of the Chinese culture, such as a pearl market and a silk museum. This was a smooth operation from an experienced guide who made the day an enjoyable and non-rushing event.
Jeff and Julie, Australia

Samuel A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

Beautiful place and lots of culture. Very professional guide. Very good English. At the Summer Palace I recommend taking the boat.

Iulia Belgium

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Excellent guide, William! Great day!

Daniela P Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

I really enjoyed the tour and was lucky to be the only person so it turned into a private tour with Suzanne my local guide. Suzanne also took me to the Olympic Village since we had extra time available which was not on the itinerary.

Emily N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

I highly recommend this tour. The Summer Palace and Lama Temple were amazing and our tour guide, William, was fantastic. He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The lunch was also very good.

Lynn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this day tour. Transport was cool and comfortable and our guide spoke very good English. Loved the Summer Palace on its lakeside setting, felt as though we were miles from the City. The Lama Temple was interesting and the Panda's very cute. The pick up was early so we were able to beat the crowds, particularly to the Pandas. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the day was very enjoyable. Thankyou very much.

David K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

William was great! He was very accommodating and knowledgable. His English was extremely good. The van was clean. They had room for me to bring my luggage. At the end of the tour, he wrote down instructions for a taxi driver for me to get me to the right terminal at the right airport. The Summer Palace and Lama Temple were well worth seeing! Loved watching the Pandas! The only part of the tour that doesn't earn 5 stars was the silk and pearl factories.

SSC

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Thank you William for providing an informative and fun experience. He was one of the best tour guides we've had in a long time. The Lama Temple is a must see coupled with the Summer Palace. You'll see beautiful artifacts of buddha statues, free incense for praying stations, feel a sense of serenity the minute you walk into the two historical venues. and The day might start a little early but well worth it since we got back to our hotel by three. It gave us plenty of time to do more shopping and enjoy Beijing. The pandas are adorable and who doesn't love pandas?

Farnaz A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

The tour was great. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to everyone.

Emma R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

This tour was brilliant, a great way to see lots of Beijing. Our guide, Cherry, was incredibly informative. Very small group, lots if info learnt. Summer Palace in particular was great. Boat option upgrade definitely worth it at Summer Palace but it is an extra 100 Yuan.

Ashish B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

It was a great experience. Summer palace is beautiful place to visit and William was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to everybody

Patricia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

SUPERB GUIDE WITH SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE

Jamie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

I didn and #39;t end up doing this tour as my hotel pick up was a bit of a muddle, but the tour company were so helpful and they booked me the next day for a different tour which inc, Forbidden City, Tianamen Square, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Tour guide was amazing, Jackie :) very informative.

jennifer m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Our guide Jackie made this day super fun! He talks super fast and does have quite an accent but is very open to answering questions and is so funny! We loved seeing the giant Pandas at the zoo. It was early in the day and the pandas were very active and fun to watch. We then went to the Summer Palace. Almost overwhelming in size but so glad we got to see it. We finished at the Lama Temple which was very interesting as they were celebrating Buddha's birthday. The temple was filled with chanting monks and lots of burning incense. Many worshippers there. They finished the service and began walking around the temple, still chanting. It was super interesting! Jackie took us to the silk shop and it was really interesting. Learned a lot! Glad we took this tour and would highly recommend it!

Annette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Great tour with a very informative english speaking guide, a must do tour for Beijing

Jennifer A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

The tour guide and the tour itself was fun. The food they give you is Western style Chinese food. Not exactly what you actually get in China but still quite nice. The Lama Temple was amazing. It was beautiful and our tour guide had a lot of knowledge about everything. Be careful at the pearl factory. I bought an 18 carat gold charm with a pearl in it and the gold is peeling off and turning back so obviously not real pearl. It might be government run but that doesn't mean it's 100 legit.

Heather L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

We ended up with a private tour because no one else had booked this particular itinerary on this day. William was our guide, and he was amazing. I was traveling with my 83 year old grandmother, and he saw our unique needs and met our pace. This was my grandma's favorite day of our trip!

Llamaschool United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent tour, don't miss this one! Our guide was William Kuang, highly recommended. He got us to the Panda Garden slightly before 8:30, we practically had them to ourselves. We took a dragon boat up the waterway into the Summer Palace grounds as was the case with other Hanteng tours I took this week, our guide seemed to know the ticketing agents and we were moved to the front of the line for the boats embarrassing, but efficient. A good 2 hours spent @ the Summer Palace, we visited the temple and the living quarter. Lunch was fine, a place that caters to tour buses in the Olympic complex. There were two shopping stops, the pearls and the tea house these are unavoidable unless you hire a private guide--don't buy if you don't want to and you DO have room to bargain @ the pearl factory. Lama Palace was last, our guide is a practicing Buddhist and demonstrated the incense rituals and prayers, explaining everything. As we left, he noticed the monks were giving out fruit from the day's offering tables and shooed us all back in to receive them. Very good luck, evidently!

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

We packed so much into this day! We signed up for a group tour but it ended up only being our group which was a nice surprise. Our guide was great and took us all around the city. There were two factory stops but since it was just the two of us we made it quick. Lunch was not great and very touristy

Andrew S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Very good experience with a personal touch. Excellent English spoken by our friendly and knowledgeable guide. Thoroughly recommend this to all and value for money.

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