Beijing Private Tour to Temple of Heaven, Panda House and Summer Palace

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From $158.00

5 reviews   (4.80)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Explore the architecture, culture and heritage of Beijing on this private day tour. Follow your personal guide through the massive Temple of Heaven Park, to watch the morning exercise and fun life about locals. Check out the cute pandas in Beijing Panda House. Visiting the Summer Palace, you will see one of the most beautiful gardens in China. Eat at the restaurant where the locals go. Accompanied by your own private guide and private car, you'll relish personalized attention on your day tour of Beijing. Tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.

What's Included

Bottled water

Entrance fee

Entrance fee to Panda House

Hotel pickup and drop-off(For hotels within the 4th ring road of Beijing city)


Private tour

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Additional entrance fee to the museums inside the Summer Palace

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 90

Additional Info

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Temple of Heaven
Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Beijing city center, meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle.

Your exploration begins with a visit to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. Watching local people doing morning exercises and you are welcome to join!

The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices.The Temple of Heaven was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest
Visit the most important buildings inside the Temple of heaven park. Including The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Hall of Imperial Zenith, Echo Wall.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)
If you want to enjoy some bargaining shopping in the market, Pearl Market just next to the Temple of Heaven, feel free to let your guide know if you want to purchase your China Souvenir, your tour guide will teach you how to negotiate price in the market.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Next, you will visit the Panda House. Here, you will visit the cute pandas.

Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.

Continue to a well-preserved royal garden: the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
Stroll along the Longest Corridor in the world, and enjoy the world's longest art gallery with your tour guide.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Qingyan Stone Boat
Accompanied by your tour guide, you will visit the marble boat.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kunming Lake
You will take the dragon boat on the Kunming lake to enjoy a different view of the palace.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Seventeen Arches Bridge
Enjoy the Seventeen Arches Bridge from distance.

Afterwards, you will return to your hotel in Beijing city center.

• Admission Ticket Free


Anson is THE BEST guide
Virak S, 12-09-2022
Autumn is the best time of year to be outside in Beijing so I decided to check out the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven since they’re both all outdoors. My guide was Anson again (I had him for the Forbidden City tour) and he was just as awesome and knowledgeable as last time. The driver also spoke great English and both communicated really well from when I booked the tour until it was over. Overall great time and highly recommended.
Excellent Private tour Susan
PriyaA22, 17-08-2019
We booked a last moment private tour during our recent trip . Our english speaking tour guide Susan was waiting for us in the lobby next day at 8.30 am , excellent email communication given we had booked it just few hrs eralier on previous night . Tour covered giant panda zoo , Summer palace , Temple of Heaven , lunch at a local resturant , and tea tasting with all tickets covered. Susan went above and beyond our expectation ensuring our special diet needs are taken care , also great at explaining the history behind the places we visited.
Would recommend this tour to anyone !
Great tour with Lucy
Kimboxm, 30-07-2019
After already spending a week in Beijing, my family and I decided to stay an extra day to see a few more sights. I easily booked a private tour online to see the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, and of course the pandas! Once booked, I emailed the tour company to confirm pickup at my hotel. They responded very quickly and confirmed 9am pickup on our tour day.

If you’re on the fence about booking a private tour in Beijing, don’t hesitate. The cost is extremely reasonable to be picked up, dropped off, driven around the city and taken into the sights by a knowledgable, friendly tour guide who knows how to navigate everything. Our tour guide for the day was Lucy, who is just delightful, fun AND speaks great English. We started the morning at the Panda House in the zoo. She took care of getting the tickets and led us straight to where the pandas dwell. We spent ample time viewing the bears and she told us about the bears and their conservation efforts. Next we went to the Temple of Heaven. Again Lucy, took care of the tickets and walked us through, telling us about the temples, and the stairs, and the significance of everything and how/why it was built. She also took lots of photos of us and knows the best places for them.

After the Temple of Heaven we were off to lunch, but Lucy made sure to ask if we needed the rest room first as there was a “western toilet” at the temple but not at the restaurant. Now that is looking out for you! We had lunch at a local restaurant with lots of different foods to choose from. Again, Lucy went through all the choices and then ordered for us what we wanted.

After lunch we went on to the Summer Palace, again taking great pics, walking along the covered walkway and hearing about the dragon lady, ending with a boat ride on the lake. It was a great day. As beautiful as all the sights were, it was equally wonderful to just talk to Lucy in the car on the way to the next place. We had great conversation just about culture and food and general way of life. I highly recommend the private tours, whichever sights you choose to see, and ask for Lucy, as she is wonderful.
Lucy was a fabulous guide
jim_mcdonald, 08-06-2019
My wife and I took a personal tour with Lucy. She called the night before and we set up our meeting time. We had easy access to all sites. We went to the Panda House early to avoid the crowds. We then had an extended time at the Summer Palace and took at boat ride on the lake. Lucy was full of interesting information about all of the sites and was wonderful.

We had an included lunch which introduced us to traditional Chinese food--much better then you get in the US. The portions were generous and Lucy asked us what we preferred.

We ended the day at the Temple of Heaven and went to all of the parts of the site. We had the opportunity to take many great photos all day and it was a nice introduction to Beijing. This along with no large group and private commentary made it an excellent day.
History and traditions
carmelom10, 13-01-2020
Really really cold day (minus 10 maybe more ) do not stop us ... this experience fill up our mind ... lakes pagodas .. lical tasty food ... the magical world of pandas ... and the helpul tour guide

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