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Summer Palace Cruises in Beijing

Summer Palace Cruises in Beijing

Kunming Lake occupies about three-fourths of Beijing's Summer Palace complex, and during warm months, this man-made lake sets the scene for relaxing cruises through its waters. Here's what you need to know about Summer Palace cruises in Beijing.

Highlights

  • Cruise the Imperial Waterway once used by the Empress Dowager Cixi to travel between the Summer Palace and Zizhuyuan Park.

  • Take in the sites from a traditional canopied dragon boat.

  • See the lake's most important attractions—including the Marble Boat, Longevity Hill, 17 Arch Bridge, South Lake Island, and Kuoru Pavilion—from the water.

Things to Know

  • You can combine your Summer Palace cruise with a tour to other important Beijing attractions, such as the Forbidden City, the Beijing Zoo, and Tiananmen Square.

  • The boat ride from Zizhuyuan Park to the Summer Palace takes about 40 minutes.

  • Day tours that include a dragon boat cruise on Kunming Lake and visits to other Beijing sights can last upwards of seven hours.

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Private City Overview Tour With Imperial Lunch and Cruise Inside Summer Palace

Private City Overview Tour With Imperial Lunch and Cruise Inside Summer Palace

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Get under the skin of Beijing’s highlights, including less-visited parts of the Forbidden City, on a private day trip. Tour Tiananmen Square and the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, viewing the imperial quarters and other areas often missed by visitors. After an imperial–style lunch, ride a small boat to the Summer Palace. Stroll the gardens before enjoying bird's-eye views from the Central Radio and TV Tower, Beijing’s highest building. Lunch, entrance fees, plus pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$248.00
Price varies by group size
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$248.00
Price varies by group size
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Discover Beijing with Dragon Boat Ride on Kunming Lake of Summer Palace

Discover Beijing with Dragon Boat Ride on Kunming Lake of Summer Palace

Check off Beijing’s three major must-sees—the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Summer Palace—on this private door-to-door tour by Chinese Uber. Between April and October, make like an emperor and ride on the Summer Palace lake in a dragon boat: During winter, explore the less-visited Grand Theater in the palace grounds. Along the way, enjoy an in-depth immersion into Chinese history courtesy of your private guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.00
Price varies by group size
From
$147.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures