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

8 hr

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See a different side of Beijing on this comprehensive 8-hour private tour that includes less-visited areas of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City. Feast on imperial cuisine, cruise inside the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace, and enjoy stunning views across Beijing from the Central Radio and Television Tower.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Meet your private guide at your hotel at 8:30am for the short drive to Tiananmen Square, an urban enclave that has witnessed hundreds of years of Chinese history. Since Chairman Mao first stood in the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen Tower) and proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China on 1 October 1949, it has been the symbolic center of China.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

From here, you'll walk to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most tour groups hurry along the central axis of the Forbidden City. Your guide will show you a different and less crowded route. You'll walk on the newly opened, 26-foot (8-meter) wall to get...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

Meet your private guide at your hotel at 8:30am for the short drive to Tiananmen Square, an urban enclave that has witnessed hundreds of years of Chinese history. Since Chairman Mao first stood in the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen Tower) and proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China on 1 October 1949, it has been the symbolic center of China.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

From here, you'll walk to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most tour groups hurry along the central axis of the Forbidden City. Your guide will show you a different and less crowded route. You'll walk on the newly opened, 26-foot (8-meter) wall to get a bird's-eye view of the complex as a whole, enter the Watchtower and the East Gate, and explore the Hall of Clocks and Watches and the Treasure Gallery, home to exquisite artifacts hand-crafted in gold, jewels, and jade.

Your guide will introduce you to some of the characters who lived here as you visit their favorite haunts: learn about the Qianlong Emperor, who ruled China for over 80 years, as you visit his garden, and the powerful Dowager Empress Cixi as you see her bedroom and the theater where she watched her favorite Peking Opera.

Duration: 2 hours

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

After an imperial-style lunch at Beijing’s oldest imperial restaurant—Fangshan—on an island in Beihai Park, continue to see Summer Palace. Besides taking a chartered boat for one hour, your guide will also lead you to the living and working quarters of the emperor and empress; the Long Corridor, an elegant covered walkway with 14,000 exquisite pictures; and the Marble Boat, built by Emperor Qianlong as a symbol of imperial stability.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita), 11 Xisanhuanzhong Lu, Beijing 100048 China

Drive to the Central Radio and Television Tower, where you'll ride an ear-popping lift to the observation deck, 781 feet (238 meters) high above the city. It is one of the best places to enjoy the beauty of Beijing city

Duration: 40 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private guide
  • 1 Hour Chartered Boat inside Summer Palace
  • Mineral water
  • Imperial Lunch with soft drinks and local beer
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Central Radio and Television Tower (Zhongyang Dianshita)
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Not Included
  • Gratuities (Optional)
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting attraction ticket in advance)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private tour with no shopping stop
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

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