Recall the days of China’s emperors on this private 6-hour imperial dining and Summer Palace trip in Beijing. Explore the lakeside gardens, pavilions, and bridges of the UNESCO-protected Summer Palace, once the refuge of China’s 19th-century emperors. Then, visit an imperial-style garden restaurant for a Chinese dinner. Opt to wear regal costume and enjoy an imperial mask-changing and musical show as you dine. Private transport, central hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and dinner included.
Private Tour: Dress Like An Emperor Dinning Experience with Imperial Music Performance and Summer Palace Visiting
After central Beijing hotel pickup, travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace, on the city’s outskirts.
Framing Kunming Lake, this complex of pavilions and lawns was the summertime retreat of China’s 19th-century emperors, and is regarded as the world’s most beautiful classical Chinese garden.
On arrival, set off to explore this exquisite retreat. Follow the lakeside pathways, seeing attractions such as Longevity Mountain, the Hall of Benevolence, and the Marble Boat, together with temples, pagodas, and bridges.
From here, drive to the imperial mansion-style garden restaurant for dinner. Absorb the exotic architecture and air filled with the scent of flowers and classical Chinese music, and be welcomed by a beautifully costumed maid of honor, complete with a traditional silk handkerchief in hand.
Exchange the greeting of 'Nin Ji Xiang,' meaning good fortune and welcome. Then, if you wish, choose to dress in imperial costume (additional cost) — donning the robes of an emperor or empress before being shown to your table.
Savor a royal-style Chinese dinner, and as you dine, enjoy an imperial music and mask-changing show performed by richly costumed artistes.
Your experience then finishes after your meal with a hotel drop-off.