Private Garden Tour: The Summer Palace And Beijing Botanical Garden

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    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.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your Beijing Down Town Hotel(Within the 4th ring road)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

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

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.

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.

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.


Dragon boat cruise in the Summer Palace(Running From March to October)

Bottled water


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Entrance fee

Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Entry/Admission - Beijing Botanical Garden



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Dress code is smart casual

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

The tour is about 8-9 hours,more than 9 hours you are required to pay 30USD for each extra hour

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Apr-2016

    This was a fantastic tour! Both Bella, the tour guide, and the driver were very professional. Bella spoke English very clearly and was very knowledgeable regarding the history of the Summer Palace. Just thinking of the Beijing Botanical Gardens brings a smile to my face. It was wonderful timing, spring time, the flowers were in full bloom and the fragrance is unforgettable.