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Private Beijing City Highlights with Summer Palace

Private Beijing City Highlights with Summer Palace

By WikiBeijing

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Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Experienced Englishi-speaking guide
  • Quality Chinese lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
What's not included
  • Gratuities (Optional)

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Guide will contact you one night before departure, either by calling your room or leave a message, to confirm departure time. Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25174P27

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • To compete for Forbidden City ticket, please provide each traveler’s name and passport number upon booking
        • Please book this tour at least 7 days in advance, otherwise we could not get the Forbidden City tickets
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25174P27

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        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
          Stop: 40 minutes
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        • 2
          Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
          Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
          Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • WikiBeijing
          Beijing, China
          Joined in December 2015
        • milicakatalinic
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experiance
          Mr. Li is an amazing tour guide. From the moment we started the tour till the end, he was full of energy and trying to please us as much as possible. He knows all the great spots for taking pictures. And the places he choose for us to eat, are amazing. Those were really good restaurants, especially the one close to the Great Wall, where you get amazing trout and a wonderfull view. We had only two days to see 4 important locations, and he made sure that we have a really good experience. Overall we are really satisfied with the complete tour, and we would recommend Mr. Li to everyone that comes to Beijing.
          Written August 27, 2023
        • Honzky
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          In-depth Forbidden City tour with Royal Icehouse Lunch
          We booked this tour through the Marriott Bonvoy Tours & Activities web site because we didn’t realize that the ticket to the Forbidden City is at least a week or even 10 days in advance. Our initial booking wasn’t successful, however our tour guide, Bruce Li, was very helpful and kept trying to book our tickets a day before we left Beijing. Thanks to Bruce’s effort and numerous email communications we finally were able to visit the Forbidden City which is one of my spouse’s must-see places while we were in Beijing. Overall, we were satisfied with the arrangement of our tour. I understand that it is not possible to see all the attractions available inside the Forbidden City in a few hours, this tour however did provide a basic impression of this marvelous historical palace. Bruce explained quite detailed about all the attractions we had visited. Luckily it was a hot day during our visit; we basically walked through the Forbidden City in about 4 hours and that’s a lot of walking. Although this tour is a bit pricy however if someone has never been in China before and does not speak Chinese, a guided tour by a professional tour guide like Bruce is still worth it.
          Written August 24, 2023
        • Cruiser716221
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A group of tourists from Serbia spent two glorious days with Mr. Lee. Visiting Beijing is unforgettable. Mostly because of Lee. He shared his great knowledge of Chinese history with us, and it was a real pleasure to tour the city with him. Absolutely all recommendations! ❤️
          Written August 15, 2023
        • Florence K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beijing History!
          The best tour! Dana, our tour guide, know so much history about all the places we visited. She was attentive and patient. These places are a must see in Beijing. I definitely recommend her .
          Written May 21, 2020
        • odeo49
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful place to visit. I visit there in 2018
          A must place to visit that full of history. Take a camera, there is a museum to learn about its history.
          Written February 13, 2020
        • claudiak643
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Oh my gosh! Angie is an AMAZING tour guide!
          My friend and I took both group tours and private tours. We explored all over the city and to the wall. We were pleased with all our tours but then our last tour was with Angie. OMG! What a difference a FABULOUS tour guide makes! She clarified and corrected information we had been given on other tours (or our understanding of it). She completely modified our private tour to do exactly what we wanted to do, as we had already seen and done so much, we wanted to focus on other things. She was flexible, responsive, and super helpful. She helped us navigate some tricky situations (problem at the hotel, needing to cancel our final tour, and assisting with shopping) that we could not have managed without her. She chose a delightful spot for lunch and we all ate well. We learned so much from Angie and were so pleased to hear from her about so many different topics of interest to us. I feel like we made a real friend in Beijing!
          Written December 15, 2019
        • jeregstev
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Our favorite tour in Beijing!
          Our guide, Angie, made our day exceptional! She was prompt to meet us, professional, spoke beautiful English and adapted the tour to our needs. Her depth of knowledge about the tour sites was impressive and accurate. She kept a leisure pace, answered our many questions, took our photos, ordered a delicious Peking Duck lunch at a local restaurant and shared her favorite sites with us. When you miss your guide at the end of the day, you know you've also made a friend.
          Written December 15, 2019
        • davidlbc
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tour of china
          Not knowing how to speak the native language was a bit scary. So my partner and I decided to book a private tour guide. She was on time, spoke very good English and had lots to share about China’s history. When booking my excursion I informed the tour company I did not eat pork ( religious reasons). When I met the tour guide I reminded her twice ( when we met at the hotel and before lunch )that I didn’t eat pork. With lots of waking on the tour, by the time lunch came around she took us to a nice restaurant. She looked through the menu and ordered for us. Unlike the other private tour that took us to a buffet (different tour guide )she went through the menu and picked food for us. When the food got to the table I asked what it all was. Half of the food she picked I couldn’t beat because the dish had pork in it. Considering I spent over $400 for the tour, I was upset. I told her that I can’t eat this, and she said I could eat the other items instead. To me it looked and felt like she picked and chose her favorite dishes without considering my food limitations. And for that I gave a two star. I spent way too much of my hard earned money to have an unsatisfactory private tour.
          Written December 4, 2019
        • R4088FArenatad
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best guide in Beijing!
          Our guide, Selena, was simply amazing. She was kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond and helped us make our trip to Beijing an unforgettable one!
          Written December 1, 2019
        • davidkensiski
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous trip
          What a wonderful day! Our guide Dana was very friendly and shared the centuries of history, beauty and intrigue that laid behind each of the sites we visited. Fantastic trip. Highly recommended.
          Written December 1, 2019
        • chinadorable
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Insightful and well paced
          My husband, parents, and brother took this tour on Saturday 11/2. Pickup was prompt with communication the night before to confirm. Our guide Angie and the driver were both very courteous and professional. Due to a marathon in Beijing that morning, Angie adjusted the order of the tour to ensure we made the most of our time despite road closures, etc. She was extremely knowledgeable and her presentation was informative and fun. My parents are older and she was always very aware of their pace and super patient. The lunch was AMAZING. Because we were slower we became delayed; she even beelined ahead of us on a rented bicycle to purchase our tickets to the Temple of Heaven before they closed sales. Highly recommend--we absolutely would go touring with Angie again!
          Written November 7, 2019
        • heldubin
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Tour!!!
          This tour was amazing!!!! Angie was super kind and knowledgeable. The Gubei Water town was nice and the Great Wall was amazing, an awesome experience!!! It was almost empty, all for us!!! Angie was great, she was helping us in every way, holding our stuff and taking us pictures!!! Thank you Angie!!!
          Written October 31, 2019
        • chrisyoung720
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour our guide Colin was incredibly knowledgable and informative. To see so many amazing sites in one day was unforgettable.
          Written October 28, 2019
        • lewcomm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic Tour with top guide
          Our guide, Angie, is an excellent guide. Has great people skills, speakes very good English and knows the History of where ever we went. Not just the Zoo & Summer Temple but of other places as we were passing around the city. Booking was easy, transport clean & comfortable. The meal that was supplied was huge & enjoyable. Angie went out of her way to make sure we had what ever we needed to enjoy the day, even supplying us with water throughout the hot day. Would definitly recommend WikiBeijing Tours to anyone looking for something to do and especially recommend Angie to be your guide
          Written October 26, 2019
        • msmann65
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome tour with Serena
          We had a wonderful tour with Serena. With our elderly parents, our guide Serena was extremely empathetic and patient. Her knowledge was spot on and she kept everyone engaged with her ever helpful attitude. I strongly recommend this tour as it was very comfortable and well managed.
          Written October 25, 2019
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

        Lowell, Massachusetts14 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2019 • Couples
        My husband and I spent a wonderful day with our guide, Serena, on a private tour to the Temple of Heaven, Tienamen Square, The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Serena was extremely knowledgeable about all these historic places. She was also very fun to spend a day with and brought us to a great restaurant for lunch. We drove in comfort to all the places and the day was extremely well planned out. We learned a lot from our experience that we never would have learned on our own, and it was nice to have a private tour after having several group tours because it gave us a chance to get to interact and ask lots of questions. We were very happy with this tour and also our group Viator tour to the Great Wall.
        Written February 26, 2019
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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