Private Garden Tour: The Summer Palace and Beijing Botanical Garden

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For a great escape from the bustle of the city without having to venture too far, this day is dedicated to visiting two of the most prominent gardens in Beijing, the Botanical Garden and the Summer Palace.The tour not only explores the natural beauty of areas ,but also the culture and history.
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Pass By: Olympic Park, North of Beisihuanzhong road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101 China

Your day will start with a pickup from your centrally located hotel in Beijing where you will meet the tour guide at 9:00am.

First you will drive pass by the Olympic Park and stop for photos.

Pass By: Water Cube, No.11 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China

Beijing Olympic Park is where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympics took place. The two famous stadiums are -The Water Cube and The Bird's Nest.

Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China

The Bird's Nest was the main venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, when it had a capacity of 91 000 spectators.


Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

Then heading to the...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Olympic Park, North of Beisihuanzhong road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101 China

Your day will start with a pickup from your centrally located hotel in Beijing where you will meet the tour guide at 9:00am.

First you will drive pass by the Olympic Park and stop for photos.

Pass By: Water Cube, No.11 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China

Beijing Olympic Park is where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympics took place. The two famous stadiums are -The Water Cube and The Bird's Nest.

Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China

The Bird's Nest was the main venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, when it had a capacity of 91 000 spectators.


Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

Then heading to the Summer Palace.The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.The Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091 China

With your knowledgeable and experienced English speaking guide,you will hear all detailed stories and historical about this Palace, and learn the essence of the Chinese gardens.The Chinese have a totally different perspective on what a garden should be and it must be seen to be understood.

Here, you will visit important buildings ,such as, Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, Hall of Happiness and Longevity.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Long Corridor at the Summer Palace, No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing China

Walk along the World's longest corridor and enjoy different paintings on the ceiling.

Pass By: Kunming Lake, Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091 China

In summer time, you will enjoy the dragon boat cruise along the lake

Pass By: Qingyan Stone Boat, Inside Summer Palace, Haidian District, Beijing 100091 China

Your tour will ends at Qingyan Marble Boat.

Stop At: Beijing Botanical Garden, Wofosi Road,Xiangshan, Haidian District, Beijing 100093 China

Stop at a local restaurant for a delicious Chinese Lunch.

Continue to the Beijing Botanical Garden. Covering an area of 400 hectares, it is renowned as the largest botanical garden in North China. The garden contains not only a great variety of rare trees and stunning flowers, but also houses a number of historical attractions.

Your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel.

Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Dragon boat cruise in the Summer Palace(Running From March to October)
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Benevolence and Longevity
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Beijing Botanical Garden
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 5th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.