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2-Hour Small Group Summer Palace Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at the east gate , in front of the ticket office at the time you choose to start your wonderful tour.
    In front of the east gate your professional tour guide will give a detailed history lesson to the Summer Palace. Then you will enter the Palace from the east gate. In front of the Map, your guide will explain how to built an idea garden in old days, their believe and fengshui influence etc.Then followed by your guide you will visit these buildings : the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity where they received officials and foreign envoys; the Hall of Jade Ripples where the emperor was under housing arrested for 10 years;Hall of Fragrant Herbs where the emperor used to store his books; the Hall of Happiness and longevity ,empress dowager Cixi's bedroom;Walk along the longest corridor in the world which listed on the Guinness book of world record;See the Hall of Dispelling Clouds, tower of Buddhist Incense from distance;then continue to the Marble Boat--a foreign style superstructure which was supposed to be a symbol of stability of the Qing Dynasty. 
    During the tour you will not feel been rushed, you will stop to listen to the stories, have your own time to look into the buildings and take photos, and continue.Once the tour finished near the Marble boat, you can continue to explore more of the Summer Palace gardens or your guide will give suggestions on how to get to your next destinations and how.
    During the tour feel free to ask your guide any questions if you have.
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    Reviewed June 2, 2019

    I've been traveling to China for over a decade, and had visited the summer palace before. But taking a formal tour was absolutely wonderful. Linda, our guide, was knowledgeable and funny and patient with our group of six unruly university professors. We will certainly want...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank James H
    Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

    What an amazing day we had with Lucy. Thank you, our train came in an hour early and you and the driver were there to pick us up. Lucy was able to accommodate a late request to pop into a silk factory so we could...More

    Thank Wunmulla
    Reviewed February 25, 2019

    Perfect guide Jimmy! We traveled off season in February (after the New Year Holiday) so the crowds were not bad. Jimmy gave us detailed historical information and spent well over the 2 hours with us in the cold!

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank Voyage816691
    Reviewed December 16, 2018

    This was a lovely tour and Jimmy was the best guide! It was nice because in this off-season, there were only five of us on the tour. There is a LOT more than can fit into two hours at the Summer Palace, but when that's...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank Courtenay M
    Reviewed July 1, 2018

    Becky provided an outstanding tour of the Summer Palace for our group of four adults. It was a picture perfect day with balmy breezes and included the Dragon Boat ride across the lake. Becky spoke great English, related very easily to each person in our...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank ElizabethInRaleigh
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