Escape the bright lights of Beijing and follow in the footsteps of the Imperial family on a tour of the Summer Palace gardens, where the tranquil, landscaped environment provide a retreat from city noise.
What to Expect
Wander around the temples, palaces, pagodas and artificial features of the Summer Palace in Beijing. The 3-hour tour will take you on a journey through gardens that were described as a masterpiece of Chinese landscape design by UNESCO.
It is the most celebrated Imperial garden in China, and offers a range of beautiful vistas across the placid Kunming Lake. Conceived in the 1750s, it served as a resort for the Imperial family to retreat to during the heat of the summer.
Acclaimed as a museum of gardens in China, you will get a representative glimpse into the wonderful gardens found all over China. Take in the site's beautifully tended smaller gardens, and many decorated halls and buildings, to gain a unique insight into China’s Imperial past.
End the 3-hour tour with a boat ride on Kunming Lake, and allow the world to softly glide by as you relax in Imperial style.
- Transportation in air conditioned car or mini-coach
- Sightseeing tour, including entrance fees
- English speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Tips for driver and guide
Know Before You Go
Cancellation Policy :
4 - 7 days prior to excursion – 50% cancellation charge
3 days prior to excursion – 100 % cancellation charge