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Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden

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  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2042SIC_06

Explore Beijing's amazing history and culture on this seven-hour tour to the Lama Temple, the zoo to see China's famous pandas and the historic Summer Palace. This seven-hour tour provides a comprehensive, unhurried introduction to all there is to see in vibrant, enormous Beijing.


Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Your relaxed day tour begins at the Yonghe Lamasery, one of the best examples of the region's many sacred temples. Lama Temple reveals diverse architectural styles from Han, Mongolia, Manchuria and Tibet. The highlight is the impressive 60-foot (18-meter) Maitreya Buddha, carved from a single sandalwood tree. Next, it's on to the zoo to see one of the highpoints of any visit to Beijing, the frolicking pandas, China's living treasures.

After a stop for lunch, you'll visit the emperors' retreat, the historic Summer Palace. Empress Dowager Cixi renovated the estate in the 19th century, installing the artificial lake we see today. After touring the ornate palace, you'll stroll through one of Beijing's favorite parks and go on a shopping excursion to the Tianhou Silk Market.


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Tour departs from Beijing city hotels

Departure Time:
  • 7:30am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:

Returns to original departure point


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Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden

Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden
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Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation tour will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 2 years and under travel free of charge, providing they are not occupying a seat.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Shantine P, September 2014

This was a great tour and my tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and helpful! Thank you so much for all your help!

Reviewed by: Paula H, August 2014

Exceptional guide, Jackie, for this tour.

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Tour code: 2042SIC_06