Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden


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From $58.67

148 reviews   (4.07)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Visit two of Beijing’s most important historic sites on a full-day tour that features the Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and UNESCO heritage-listed Summer Palace. You also see giant pandas, stop at a jade store and tea house, and relax over a Chinese-style lunch. Your experienced guide provides informative commentary on the history and culture of each site, as well as background on China's famous panda bears and an introduction to modern Beijing. Enjoy time for photos and questions at each stop on this fascinating Beijing sightseeing tour.


What's Included

Admission tickets

Chinese style lunch

If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:30AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)

Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway

Professional English-speaking tour guide

Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach/mini-van

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Yonghe Lamasery and one of the best examples of the regions many sacred temples. Lama Temple reveals diverse architectural styles from Han, Mongolia, Manchuria and Tibet, and the impressive 60-foot Maitreya Buddha, carved form a single sandalwood tree.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Emperors retreat, the historic Summer Palace. Used for eight centuries, the Empress Dowager Cixi had the estate renovated in the 19th century, including the manmade lake we see today. Besides touring the ornate palace, you will stroll through one of Beijing's favorite parks.

After that, Its on to one of the highpoints of anyone visiting Beijing, a trip to see the frolicking Pandas, a living Chinese treasure.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Great tour
77ninaa, 30-07-2019
Tour was great, especially if you are looking for a way to see many attractions in one day! I gave 4 instead of 5 stars because we were taken to a pearl store at the end and hounded to buy things when we just wanted to head back to the hotel. Our guide Cynthia was amazing though, she took many pictures and told us a lot of interesting facts about china’s History!
See a lot in a short time
JCandCJ, 09-05-2019
We chose this tour only because it includes the pandas and I wanted my daughter to be able to see them. It was the best part of the tour. You see them in the morning when they are eating and active. We then went to the Summer Palace and Lama Temple which were great to see but our time at each place felt very rushed. And then a very average lunch and on to a tea ceremony and silk museum where we were not rushed at all as they tried to sell us tea and silk products. All of these stops and we were still back at the hotel by 1:30. This was the cheapest tour we took so if you want to squeeze a bunch of activities in a short amount of time and save some money then this is the tour. I have to add that we had a very good tour guide, Maria, who was very informative and patient with our daughter and she’s the reason we give this tour 4 stars instead of 3.
Be aware.
Jordan_T, 19-01-2020
We went on a 1 day tour in January. First stop was the zoo at 7.45am to see the pandas, then a walk around Summer Palace (note: you do not go up to the palace) and then the tour takes a swift turn at 10.30am to be all about selling. We were taken to a pearl factory where there is immense pressure for you to buy things and then a tea ceremony where we were scammed by sales people and ended up paying $115 AU for two 100g teas! Disgraceful to take advantage of tourists like this and the experience was certainly ruined after that. The guides clearly make commission off sales and encourage it instead of protecting against. Would not recommend.
Ok - would like more time at the sights though
teresamaynard99, 13-07-2019
Tour was ok but be prepared for brief visit to pandas, an hour at Summer Palace which is definitely not enough and hour, at most, at the temple. Hard sell at the silk factory - they are determined to sell silk duvet covers. Tea ceremony was interesting - but another opportunity to get your credit card working.
Beijing in a hurry
Christian_D, 07-04-2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable and could tell us a lot of interesting things. It would have done the tour well if either more time had been available or the program would have been shorter. So we have been through all the stations in a great hurry and constant hustle and bustle.




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