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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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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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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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$226.14
Price varies by group size
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$226.14
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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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$55.00
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$55.00
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Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket

Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket

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The Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) is one of Beijing’s top attractions, and the crowds it attracts are testament to its popularity. Beat the long lines of tourists waiting to purchase an entrance pass by booking your admission ticket in advance—a hassle-free way for time-limited to travelers to save hours of waiting in line. A digital QR code allows you to avoid the hassle of finding a printer, leaving you more time to explore one of China’s best-preserved royal residences.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$5.13
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$5.13

8 Days China Tour Beijing - Xian - Shanghai (Golden Triangle)

8 Days China Tour Beijing - Xian - Shanghai (Golden Triangle)

Visit three of China’s most in-demand cities, discover multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites, and leave the logistics to someone else—this 8-day tour of China’s Golden Triangle takes all the hassle out of planning a trip. Discover Beijing’s highlights (from Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City), explore the Great Wall of China, visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and finish the tour in ultra-modern Shanghai. Hotel accommodation, city transfers, guided tours, and most meals are included in the cost.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,395.00
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$1,395.00

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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$118.00
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$118.00

2-Day Combo Package: Beijing City Tour and Great Wall at Mutianyu w/Lunch

2-Day Combo Package: Beijing City Tour and Great Wall at Mutianyu w/Lunch

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Discover Beijing’s top attractions like the Summer Palace, and visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, on this 2-day tour. It’s the ideal way to save time if you’re only in Beijing for a short time and want to experience as much as possible, while still traveling in comfort. Lunch is provided, and you won’t have any language barriers as you’ll have a guide to translate.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00

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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$83.00
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$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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$188.00
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$188.00
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14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing and Shanghai

14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing and 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,733.00
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$2,733.00
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 2-Day Small-Group Tour of Beijing Highlights

2-Day Small-Group Tour of Beijing Highlights

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Spend two days taking in the highlights of Beijing with a group of no more than six travelers. Start in the city with a tour of monumental Tiananmen Square, the iconic Forbidden City, and then it's on to see the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, walking along the ramparts of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed structure. Returning to Beijing, make a photo stop at the National Stadium (aka Bird's Nest, built for the 2008 Summer Olympics) then visit the Nanluoguxiang area. The next day, visit the Temple of Heaven enjoy a rickshaw ride through the old Hutong district, and conclude the tour at the Summer Palace.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$219.00
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$219.00
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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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$1,319.00
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$1,319.00
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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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$198.00
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$198.00
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3-Day Private Tour of Beijing UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Peking Duck+Show

3-Day Private Tour of Beijing UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Peking Duck+Show

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Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. With a private guide to take care of the details, you can focus on exploring Beijing history, culture, wildlife, and cuisine, hassle-free. This three-day private tour includes all transport by private vehicle, meals and entrance fees per itinerary, and daily hotel transfers, and it’s the perfect way to experience Beijing at its most remarkable.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$508.00
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$508.00
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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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$418.00
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$418.00
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3 Days Beijing Group Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port without Shop Stops

3 Days Beijing Group Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port without Shop Stops

This tour suitable for Celebrity Millennium Cruise. Our group tour guarantee you to see the most popular attractions at a comparatively low price. Besides, it has the following highlight points: 1. Our group tours are self- organized by our tour company rather than other agencies, that is, you won’t join in a group with tourists from several other tour operators. 2. Share a guide and driver but their special treatment makes you feel like part of a friendly family. 3. Nice experience to meet people from all over the world and share your feeling about trip.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$309.34
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$309.34

Beijing Must-See Sites Private 2-Day Tour

Beijing Must-See Sites Private 2-Day Tour

Explore the must-see sites of Beijing on this private 2-day tour that includes round-trip transport. Take a boat ride to Suzhou Street inside the Summer Palace, go on a 1.5-to-3-hour hike at the Great Wall at Mutianyu, take a rickshaw down a famous Beijing hutong, and visit a local family. Plus make stops at the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square, too.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$362.67
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$362.67
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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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$1,841.00
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$1,841.00
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3-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City, Great Wall, Hutong and Lunch

3-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City, Great Wall, Hutong and Lunch

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Discover the best of Beijing and Imperial China on a private, three-day tour of the city’s top highlights, from Tian’anmen Square to the Great Wall of China. With an expert guide to take care of the details, you’ll be free to immerse yourself in Beijing history, culture, and cuisine, exploring the city at your own pace. This three-day tour includes lunch each day, all transport in a private vehicle, and entrance fees, plus a dragon boat ride at the Summer Palace during warm months.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$518.00
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$518.00
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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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$347.00
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$347.00
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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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$906.00
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$906.00
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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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$450.00
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$450.00
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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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$99.00
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$99.00
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3-Day Private Tour of Incredible Beijing Highlights

3-Day Private Tour of Incredible Beijing Highlights

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Hit the incredible highlights of Beijing without the hassles of planning on this 3-Day door-to-door private tour. Check off Five of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Ming Tombs for a more. Stroll through historic Hutong alleys. Upgrade for a comprehensive package with private driver with car, toboggan, cable car, rickshaw and lunch.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$478.00
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$478.00
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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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$214.00
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$214.00
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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.

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 690 Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) costs USD 5.13. Guided Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tours start around USD 5.13 per person. See all 690 Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tickets and tours on Viator.