2-Hour Small Group Summer Palace Walking Tour - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am;12:00pm; 3:00pm;
  • Departure Details :
    East Gate of the Summer Palace,in front of the Ticket office , 颐和园东门售票处
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Join this 2-hour Walking tour of The summer palace with a professional English speaking guide.You will visit the major buildings inside the Summer Palace,get an idea on how to form a perfect garden in old days; learn the history of this most beautiful garden with your guide;get to know the powerful women Empress Dowager Cixi's story and how she controlled the country for 48 years.After the 2 hours guided tour, you will have your own time to explore more of the garden or your guide will give suggestions on where to go to your next destination and how.Group size is limited to 12people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide. To make you a pleasant and enjoyable experience, the tour haveNo hidden charge and No factory stops


  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Small-group tour

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Meet your guideat the east gate , in front of the ticket office at the time you chooseto start your wonderful tour.

In front of the east gate your professional tour guide will give a detailed history lesson to the Summer Palace. Then you will enter the Palace from the east gate. In front of the Map, your guide will explain how to built an idea garden in old days, their believe and fengshui influence etc.Then followed by your guide you will visit these buildings : the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity where they received officials and foreign envoys; the Hall of Jade Ripples where the emperor was under housing arrested for 10 years;Hall of Fragrant Herbs where the emperor used to store his books; the Hall of Happiness and longevity ,empress dowager Cixi's bedroom;Walk along the longest corridor in the world which listed on the Guinness book of world record;See the Hall of Dispelling Clouds, tower of Buddhist Incense from distance;then continue to the Marble Boat--a foreign style superstructure which was supposed to be a symbol of stability of the Qing Dynasty.

During the tour you will not feel been rushed, you will stop to listen to the stories, have your own time to look into the buildings and take photos, and continue.Once the tour finished near the Marble boat, you can continue to explore more of the Summer Palace gardens or your guide will give suggestions on how to get to your next destinations and how.

During the tour feel free to ask your guide any questions if you have.


  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Entrance fees


  • Additional entrance fees inside the Summer Palace to the museums
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Dress code is smart casual

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Tour guide will wait for 10 minutes at the pick up location, please arrive on time