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Private Tour to Panda House and Cruise to Summer Palace with Imperial Meal

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in your hotel lobby around noon (12:30 p.m.) and head to the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo to visit the pandas. Next, take a short drive to the Imperial Dock in the Purple Bamboo Park. Take a scenic 40-minute cruise from Zizhuyuan Park to the South Gate of the Summer Palace on a boat that was once used exclusively by the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowager Cixi. Pass many famous and historic buildings along the way.

    Tour the main attractions of the Summer Palace, including the working and living quarters of the emperor; the Long Corridor, the longest covered walkway in the world with 14,000 exquisitely painted pictures; Longevity Hill, the best place to have a panoramic view of the Summer Palace; Marble Boat, the iconic building of the Summer Palace which used to represent the stability and eternity of the Qing Dynasty; and Suzhou Street, which was used by the emperor to enjoy shopping. Admire the many beautiful bridges of the Summer Palace including the famous Seventeen Arch Bridge, the longest imperial bridge in China, which features 544 carved stone lions in different postures.

    Enjoy a dinner of Imperial Cuisine served in a century-old restaurant located in Beihai Park, the oldest imperial park in Beijing. Conclude the tour by returning to your centrally located Beijing hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your hotel lobby
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Chartered Boat Ride inside Summer Palace
    • Experienced, English-speaking guide
    • Imperial Meal with soft drinks/beer
    • Mineral water
    • Entrance fees
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Beijing Zoo
    • Entry/Admission - Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Gratuities (Optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Imperial Meal is set menu, please advise any special culinary requirements in advance
    • Private day tour with no shopping stops to guarantee a comfortable pace and enough time at each attraction
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • Note: The boats from Purple Bamboo Park to Summer Palace are closed for upgrading from September 6, 2018. Your will be offered alternative option in driving along part of the Imperial Waterway and ride an electrical boat inside the Summer Palace to have an in-depth tour of the Kunming Lake.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

    My friend and I booked the private tour to the Summer Palace and visited the Panda as well. We had Angie as our tour guide and it was such a joy to have her as a guide. She spoke fluently in English and caters the...More

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    Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

    Went on this tour with a friend and it was great from the start! Our guide Angie was really friendly, knowledgeable & easy to talk to - either about the tour or about Beijing in general. the pace of the tour was just nice with...More

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    6 June 2019|
    Response from drwojo816 |
    The tour company was very flexible. I think they will make adjustments as long as the request is not too dramatic. Traffic is horrible in Beijing, so they will likely want to stay on the same side of the city.
    23 September 2018|
    Response from wiki b | Property representative |
    Hi Dear Customer, I am sorry that our pickup and dropoff location should be within the city. Additional charges would occur if you want to be dropped off at the airport. Any help, please just let me know. Bruce Li from... More
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