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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
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14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

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Travel through China for two weeks of sightseeing accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Visit Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai and the Yangtze River, stopping to experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites, natural wonders and modern monuments. In Beijing, tour the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China, and admire Xi’an’s spectacular Terracotta Warriors. Take a Li River cruise to Yangshuo from Guilin, relax during a 3-night Yangtze River cruise. After seeing highlights including the Bund, your tour ends in Shanghai.
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  • 14 days
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$3,386.00
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$3,386.00

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
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$518.00
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$518.00
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11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Yangtze Cruise and Shanghai

11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Yangtze Cruise and Shanghai

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Travel through China with an experienced guide for eleven days of sightseeing around Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and the Yangtze River. Stop at UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall of China, and enjoy a 3-night Yangtze River cruise that takes you to Three Gorges Dam. Glimpse China’s long history in Beijing’s hutongs and Xi’an’s Wild Goose Pagoda, and experience cultural sites including the Shanghai Bund, Tianzifang, and Yu Gardens and Bazaar. Includes three flights, accommodations, transportation, and some meals.
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  • 11 days
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$2,728.00
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$2,728.00

All Inclusive Private Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

All Inclusive Private Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

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Take a private full-day tour from Beijing to visit two top attractions: the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, and the Summer Palace. Have the option to book your private guide and driver only, or choose the all-inclusive option to include lunch, entrance fees, cable car and toboggan at the Great Wall, along with your private guide and driver.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.00
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$234.00
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Private trip to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace by English Driver

Private trip to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace by English Driver

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This day trip from Beijing takes you to two of China’s top tourist attractions. First, drive to Mutianyu, a 1.5-mile section of the Great Wall that’s been fully restored. Surrounded by dense forest, it is considered one of the most beautiful sections of the wall. Continue on to Summer Palace, an imperial garden with lakes and palaces built during the Qing dynasty.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Private Day to T-Square, Forbidden city, Temple of heaven, Summer palace Tour

Private Day to T-Square, Forbidden city, Temple of heaven, Summer palace Tour

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This is a convenient option for time-tight travelers who want to see multiple Beijing highlights in a single day. Avoid the potential delays you'd encounter picking up other travelers, and enjoy a completely private tour instead, with just your party and the driver. This all-inclusive experience ensures a stress-free day without any logistics to organize, as transport, entrance tickets, and lunch are included. Highlights include Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.00
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$174.00
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Flexible Private Beijing City Sightseeing with English Speaking Driver

Flexible Private Beijing City Sightseeing with English Speaking Driver

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Explore Beijing on your own terms with this flexible city tour, led by an English-speaking driver. Your driver will meet you at your local hotel and take you out to the sites that interest you most: options range from the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square to the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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1-Day Private Beijing City Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

1-Day Private Beijing City Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

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Gain insight into imperial China on a private full-day tour of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Beijing. Start with a look at the monuments of Tiananmen Square, then tour the immense Forbidden City complex with your knowledgeable guide. After lunch, enjoy the tranquility of the Temple of Heaven, then head to the Summer Palace to walk around magnificent gardens decorated with pavilions and a lake. Travel in comfort with your guide in your own private vehicle, with hotel pickup and drop-off included. · Private full-day tour of Beijing · Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace · Explore the vast Forbidden City complex accompanied by an informative guide · Admire the Temple of Heaven’s decor and watch locals enjoying the park outside · Take in the beautiful pavilions, marble boat and gardens at the Summer Palace
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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All Inclusive Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

All Inclusive Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

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Cover four of Beijing’s UNESCO World Heritage sites on one trip thanks to this 8-hour private tour. Visit iconic Chinese landmarks like Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and the Forbidden City. All site entrance fees, private guide, roundtrip hotel transport, and lunch are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.00
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$178.00
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Private City Tour of Beijing including Lunch

Private City Tour of Beijing including Lunch

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See the highlights of Beijing on a private full-day sightseeing tour that includes UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square. Start by visiting the luxurious gardens of the Summer Palace in the morning, then seeing the emperor’s splendid Forbidden City complex. In the afternoon, walk around the Temple of Heaven and take time to watch local people enjoying the enormous park next door. Finally, discover the significant monuments of Tiananmen Square before ending your tour with hotel drop-off.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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$165.00
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Private Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

Private Day Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

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Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace, 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, private vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.34
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$173.34
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Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

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

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Tick the best of Beijing off your bucket list in the comfort of a privately guided tour. From the Temple of Heaven, Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City, and plenty in between, this full-day tour visits the city’s best spots. Guests choose their preferred means of getting around, be it by private vehicle or subway, and are returned to their hotel enriched with the many faces of China’s capital city.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.00
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$168.00
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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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$367.00
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$367.00
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2-Hour Private Summer Palace Walking Tour

2-Hour Private Summer Palace Walking Tour

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It can be hard to know where to start with the Summer Palace, a masterpiece of Imperial Chinese design that covers over 1 square mile (2.9 square kilometers). On this small-group walking tour, let your guide introduce the highlights and explain the colorful characters who shaped the garden—particularly the powerful Empress Dowager Cixi. See the Hall of Happiness and Longevity, the Marble Boat, and so much more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34
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Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Airport Layover Tour From Capital Airport

Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Airport Layover Tour From Capital Airport

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Mutianyu Great Wall—one of the most scenic and least crowded sections of the world wonder. The Summer Palace is the summer resort for the royal family.It is covered 3/4 with the water,the rest are hills and palaces. Please note: 1. We have many drivers. All drivers are professional for foreigners' travelling in Beijing but some of them may speak no English. They will communicate with you by translation APP. If you do mind ,please donot book this tour. 2. The price is for 9 hours.if the time from picking you up till dropping you off is more than 9 hours, the cost is 70RMB per additional hour. 3. The price is per person, not per vehicle.If you want this private tour, you need to book at least for 2 persons. 4. 2 persons price is per vehicle(That means even you got 4 people, you can just pay for 2 persons) 5. If you are over 4 persons, please contact me. I will arrange that for you. 6. The cost includes gas,tolls.parking fees.No tickets including.No hidden fees. No shopping stops.
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  • 5 to 9 hours
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$74.67
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$74.67

6-Day Small Group Beijing Xi'an Tour: Max. 6 Travelers, No Shopping

6-Day Small Group Beijing Xi'an Tour: Max. 6 Travelers, No Shopping

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Enjoy sightseeing with an experienced guide on a 6-day tour of Beijing and Xi’an. Begin in Beijing with a tour of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Great Wall of China. You’ll also see the hutongs up close, watch a kung fu show, and get photo ops of the National Stadium (aka Bird’s Nest). Fly to Xi’an to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, old city wall and Shaanxi History Museum, among other important sites.
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  • 6 days
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$1,500.00
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$1,500.00

One Day Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour

One Day Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour

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If you like to explore independently but would rather not negotiate Chinese-language public transport, book this private transport-only tour to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace. Your English-speaking driver will collect you from your hotel lobby, escort you to the Great Wall, transfer you to the Summer Palace, and bring you back to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.19
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$87.19
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Private Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

Private Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace

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Both the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace are time-consuming to reach by public transport. Check off two Beijing icons in just a day on this self-guided door-to-door tour with private, English-speaking chauffeur. First, spend a couple of hours hiking the Great Wall then relax over a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant. Next, stroll the gardens and pavilions of the Summer Palace, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.39
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$127.39
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Small-Group Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour with Lunch

Small-Group Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour with Lunch

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Visit Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City on a full-day, small-group tour. With just 12 people per group, you’ll enjoy personalized attention from a guide as you explore the three famous sites. Hear about Beijing’s history, and stop mid-way through the tour for an authentic Chinese lunch, featuring tempting dishes such as muxu pork.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00

14-Day Small-Group Tour in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze, Chongqing, Shanghai

14-Day Small-Group Tour in Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze, Chongqing, 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
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$3,209.00
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$3,209.00

2-Day Beijing Sightseeing Highlights Combo Package with Lunch

2-Day Beijing Sightseeing Highlights Combo Package with Lunch

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This 2-day adventure tour is a great way to see a lot of China’s highlights in a short space of time. You’ll travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle, which takes the stress out of planning your own transport. It’ll be the ultimate hassle-free tour as lunch, entrance fees, a guide, and transport are all included. Highlights include Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Ming Tomb, and Mutianyu Great Wall.
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  • 2 days
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$180.00
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$180.00

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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$512.00
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$512.00
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3-Day Beijing Hightlight Tour with Optional Peking Duck Dinner and Kungfu Show

3-Day Beijing Hightlight Tour with Optional Peking Duck Dinner and Kungfu Show

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Spend less time organizing and more time enjoying yourself on this private 3-day tour of Beijing, which provides a comprehensive introduction to China’s capital. As well as visiting Beijing highlights such as the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Temple of Heaven (Tian tan), and the Forbidden City (Imperial Palace), you’ll take a day trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Ming Tombs (Ming Shisan Ling). Upgrade to include a Peking duck dinner and tickets to a Kungfu or acrobatic show. Accommodation is not included.
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  • 3 days
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$560.00
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$560.00
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Flexible(4-12 Hours) Private Beijing Downtown Layover Tour

Flexible(4-12 Hours) Private Beijing Downtown Layover Tour

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Make the most of your layover in Beijing. Your private guide takes you to discover the city in just 4 to 12 hours, depending on your needs. Meet your guide at the airport or in your hotel lobby; explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and other sights on your list. Your guide makes sure you’re dropped off in time for your connecting flight.
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  • 4 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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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.
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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 121.00. Guided Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tours start around USD 121.00 per person.
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