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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 24 June 2019

    I must say that this tour was one of the most memorable tours out of all my travels. Our tour guide, Lily, did a phenomenal job and went above and beyond our expectations. Just to give a brief glimpse into our day: Lily and our...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank showmeek6
    Bruce L, Owner at WikiBeijing, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    Hi Saumik, Thank you for the detailed description on this tour. We are very glad to know you had a good experience with our service in Beijing. Also, we are very pleased to know Lily's flexibility made this tour beyond our expectation. We will continue...More

    Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

    YangYang was our guide and she was very friendly and informative. We learned alot about the history and cultures. She spoke perfect English and made the whole experience very pleasant. We enjoyed her as our guide very much. The boats were closed due to the...More

    1  Thank MariahNS
    Reviewed 27 September 2018

    Our tour guide Helen was brilliant, we were picked up at our hotel on time, introduced to our excellent driver and taken to Beijing Zoo. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Pandas one of the many highlights of the day. From here we went to the...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    3  Thank 374sandra
    Reviewed 25 September 2018

    We were picked up by our guide Helen and our great driver at 12:30 for the wonderful tour. First stop the Panda enclosure at Beijing zoo where we were lucky enough to see several pandas who were awake, on to the Summer Palace: This was...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank JennyHCO15
    Reviewed 2 July 2018

    This was a wonderful tour and our tour guide Angie was excellent.She was extremely informative and was so friendly.I would highly recommend this tour it was the highlight of our stay and has made me want to see more of China.

    Date of experience: July 2018
    2  Thank Tathra44
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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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