Beijing Tours
Private Beijing Day Tour Boating in Summer Palace and Hutong Visiting

Private Beijing Day Tour Boating in Summer Palace and Hutong Visiting

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Visit a famous emperor garden of the summer palace where you will take a boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Summer Palace. During this Beijing tour, you will also get to Hutong as well as experience the Beijing people's local life and local food in Hutong area. Feel the historical in the bell and Drum Tower square and a local lunch are also included.
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$190.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 4-80
Duration: 5–6 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Chinese, English
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  • Enjoy local lunch which cooks by host in local family
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fee
  • Boat
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up your hotel inside 4th ring road of Beijing
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31320P146

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • 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: 31320P146

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        • ChinaToursNet
          310
          Beijing, China
          Joined in January 2017
        • Colostomy
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding in Every Regard
          Jenny was outstanding. Lightning fast responses to my queries and she was able to obtain tickets to the Forbidden city on a date when no one else could (our desired dates coincided with labor day in China). Highly recommended for their professionalism and a great experience.
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          Would recommend but book in advance
          Nice tour! Would recommend. Alice, our tour guide was really nice and knowledgeable and spoke great English! To make sure you get tickets into forbidden city book around a week or more in advance.
          Written April 29, 2024
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wouldn’t book with anyone else.
          This is a great tour company, the level of service was second to none, Jenny was so helpful it was an absolute pleasure. Would absolutely book again.
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        • nildam2018
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        • KanoPal
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour guide
          Best tour guide ever!! Ronner explained all the details of the city, the Great Wall, and the Summer Palace to us. He was so helpful to consider our requests, and we got to change the original program a little bit. When went to eat authentic Peking Duck, which was probably the best we've ever had in our life. If I ever come back here, I'd definitely book with this company again.
          Written February 12, 2020
        • gregpE4884HA
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          January 26 2020 layover tour
          Travelling from London to Beijing, with a 7 hour 55 minute layover before our next flight to Manila, we researched what we could do with all that time and made contact with ChinaToursNet to see if we had enough time to do the private layover tour to Mutianyu. The team were really helpful and reassuring that we would have enough time for this and gave us really detailed instructions for where to go and what to do when we landed to get our fingerprints scanned, apply for the temporary 24 hour transit without visa and how to get to the location in the airport that our guide would meet us at. In the weeks before we went, we saw the news of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and in the days running up to our trip, news that the authorities were closing down many popular public places as a precaution during the New Year period and we were worried this would affect our ability to leave the airport and see Mutianyu. We did not need to worry! Although Mutianyu was closed, we are so grateful that our guide, Jenny, made alternative arrangements for us to see the Huanghuacheng section of the wall instead! It was an unusual but unique opportunity to experience seeing part of the Great Wall of China in these circumstances. There were maybe 30-40 other people on top of the ramparts for the hour that we were up there; this involved a little bit of a steep hike but it was exactly what we needed after sitting on a plane for 10 and a half hours!! We saw lots of elderly people making the trip back down with a walking stick, it’s just a little bit steep and steps are broken rocks in some places but I think would be okay for someone with reasonable mobility. Everything was very quiet and peaceful so we were able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings with the frozen lake, the low sun in the sky, and everything about our journey from the moment we left the aeroplane to meeting Jenny, being taken to Huanghuacheng, exploring and returning went smoothly. Thank you for the snacks too!!! :) Thank you so much for making this possible even under the circumstances and I hope this information helps any other travellers going soon or who are considering a private tour - we are very grateful and appreciative that this could happen at all, so for it to feel so special was a bonus.
          Written January 27, 2020
        • sweenah9
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Tour and Breathtaking Views!
          I booked this tour last minute and was immediately contacted saying they were able to accommodate us. Linda was our tour guide and she was GREAT! She was very personable, very knowledgeable with the history of the Great Wall and Water Town, took lots of pictures for us, and finished off the day with a stop for authentic noodles before dropping us off at the train station. I would highly recommend this service and Linda as a guide!
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        • Hovirr
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          Beijing layover
          We arrived in Beijing for a 12 hour layover but the timing was two hours late as planned initially because of flight delays, however on arrival we were surprised to meet the tour guide waiting patiently. After all the hustle and worry of missing the planned layover tour we were actually able to have the best layover tour in Beijing with the remaining hours that we had. Although we had to skip some activities in order to make it back to the airport on time I must admit the whole layover tour was worth every minute, time goes by so fast when having fun but the tour guide was Keen to allocate each spot evenly and if we had enough time we could have spent more time at the Mutianyu Great Wall. the level of patience Patrick the tour guide had didn't go unappreciated and we give the Beijing layover tour 5stars for great service and level of professionalism. Highly recommend
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        • Luke C
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          MUST DO - JENNY AND TEAM WERE AMAZING
          We had a 12 hour layover in Beijing so we decided to book the private Mutianyu Great Wall Tour. This experience totally exceeded expectations. From the beginning Jenny and team were so responsive to our emails and helpful before we arrived to Beijing. They provide you a step by step guide of what to do and where to meet them. She is so friendly and truly wants to make sure you have an amazing experience. Jenny took us to a Jade shop and our own private Tea tasting after the Great Wall. This was a perfect way to end the tour and our first time in China. We would 100% recommend this tour to anyone as it’s one we won’t forget. Thank you Jenny!
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        • Rmontemayor112
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          Disappointing Tour
          Had a 23hr layover in China and was super excited to visit the Great Wall with friends. Unfortunately, the whole tour was VERY disappointing. It took about 2 hours to get our temporary visa, go through immigration, and pick up our luggage. We met up with our tour guide at about 2pm, and felt extremely rushed then and throughout the whole tour. She power walked the whole time as we struggled with our luggages to the car. During the 1.5hr drive to the Great Wall, she gave us what would’ve been very informative facts about China. However, it was very difficult to understand her through her thick accent. It also didn’t help that she talked very fast. We finally made it to the Great Wall, and again she rushed us out of the car. (My sister didn’t even have time to get her gloves and hat out of her luggage. So she had to buy some at the souvenir shops by the Great Wall.) Again, we power-walked to the shuttle bus, up to the cable cars and finally made it to the Great Wall around 3:55pm.. Only to find out that the cable cars were to close at 4:20pm. So we only had 20 min at the Great Wall tops.. extremely disappointing esp because the view was so beautiful and we couldn’t enjoy it fully. When our short time at the Great Wall came to end, we made our way back down. She brought us to a souvenir shop she claimed was cheap. (The prices weren’t at all cheap to me.) Then we asked if there was anywhere we could eat. (We were starving as we had not eaten any meals due to our early flight.) She walked into a restaurant and came out, saying that they were supposed to be closing but they would gladly take us in. Gratefully, we walked in and ordered our meal not even bothering to look at the prices. (The whole tour, the tour guide was very adamant on taking us to cheap souvenir shops so we assumed this restaurant would cheap as well). After we ordered, the server placed 3 new sets of plates/bowls still wrapped in plastic and 3 sets of chopsticks in front of us. The food was finally served, and we opened our chopsticks and dug in not yet opening up the wrapped plates. As we were eating, we asked the restaurant owner if the plates were free. Her answer: “Oh, the plates are free but the chopsticks are 3 yuan each.” The chopsticks that we were already using, of course. We argued with them, asking them if they expected us to eat with our hands. So, of course she pulls out the reusable chopsticks AFTER we had already used the new ones. We argued that they should’ve presented those chopsticks to us first, and annoyed, the server took the chopsticks we were using, gave us the reusable chopsticks, and then took away our “free” plates. The tour guide ended up paying for our chopsticks, but then asked if she can have some of our food.. Don’t get me wrong. I have no problem offering food. We were just taken aback that she even asked. The food, btw, was the worst Chinese food I’ve ever tasted. The best part? The bill ended up being almost 100USD. At this point, we were over the whole tour. We just paid 100USD for horrible food and even worst service. Plus the tour guide got a free meal. She brought us to do tea-tasting which was nice as it wasn’t written in the itinerary, but we felt pressured to buy tea afterwards and felt the employees’ judgey eyes on us as we walked out empty handed. When we were FINALLY driving to the hotel, she hands us a survey to fill out post-tour. Of course, she read the survey before we even made it to the hotel so they didn’t get a truthful response, I’m sorry to say. The whole tour overall was poorly planned. It was not time-efficient. Everything felt very rushed, which made the experience less enjoyable. And the choice of restaurant was horrific. Our tour guide was nice but wasn’t very considerate re: our time, finances, comfort. Definitely needs work.
          Written January 8, 2020
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