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Beijing is a haven for beautiful architecture: discover the Summer Palace and the Lama Temple on this guided tour of the Chinese capital. 

Beijing is a haven for beautiful architecture: discover the Summer Palace and the Lama Temple on this guided tour of the Chinese capital. 

Beijing: Summer Palace & Lama Temple Tour

You'll be picked up from your hotel between 7:30 am and 9 am, setting off to the first stop on your tour: Beijing Zoo. Can you guess what its number one attraction is? If you love pandas, you're in luck! The zoological park is home to a number of the furry creatures.

After meeting the pandas, you'll head to a traditional pearl shop where you'll learn all about these precious gems and how the locals make beautiful handicrafts from them.

Continuing your guided tour, you'll have a break to renew energy with a snack, before being taken to your next stop: the Summer Palace, which is considered to be one of China's most beautiful imperial gardens. You'll get to explore the palace's most important features, including the spectacular Tower of Buddhist Incense, the Garden of Virtue and Harmony and the Garden of Harmonious Pleasures amongst much more. You'll soon realise why this magnificent complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you admire its architecture and learn all about its history as the summer residence of the Qing dynasty.

Last but by no means least, you'll visit the Lama Temple, otherwise known as the Yonghe Temple. This sacred sanctuary is one of the most important Buddhist temples outside of Tibet, and its beauty and history with leave you speechless.

Your tour will come to an end back at your hotel at around 5 pm.

Hotel pick up

This activity includes pick up from hotels located within the 4th Ring Road of Beijing. If your accommodation is located elsewhere, you'll be contacted to arrange an alternative meeting point after making your reservation.

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Price

Per person Children under 2 years old
US$ 62
Free
  • Per person

    US$ 62
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

6 hours - 8 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by bus.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to Beijing Zoo.

Entrance to Summer Palace and Lama Temple.

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.