Beijing is a haven for beautiful architecture: discover the Summer Palace and the Lama Temple on this guided tour of the Chinese capital.
Beijing: Summer Palace & Lama Temple Tour
You'll be picked up from your hotel between 7:30 am and 9 am, setting off to the first stop on your tour: Beijing Zoo. Can you guess what its number one attraction is? If you love pandas, you're in luck! The zoological park is home to a number of the furry creatures.
After meeting the pandas, you'll head to a traditional pearl shop where you'll learn all about these precious gems and how the locals make beautiful handicrafts from them.
Continuing your guided tour, you'll have a break to renew energy with a snack, before being taken to your next stop: the Summer Palace, which is considered to be one of China's most beautiful imperial gardens. You'll get to explore the palace's most important features, including the spectacular Tower of Buddhist Incense, the Garden of Virtue and Harmony and the Garden of Harmonious Pleasures amongst much more. You'll soon realise why this magnificent complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you admire its architecture and learn all about its history as the summer residence of the Qing dynasty.
Last but by no means least, you'll visit the Lama Temple, otherwise known as the Yonghe Temple. This sacred sanctuary is one of the most important Buddhist temples outside of Tibet, and its beauty and history with leave you speechless.
Your tour will come to an end back at your hotel at around 5 pm.
Hotel pick up
This activity includes pick up from hotels located within the 4th Ring Road of Beijing. If your accommodation is located elsewhere, you'll be contacted to arrange an alternative meeting point after making your reservation.
|Per person||Children under 2 years old|
Per personUS$ 62
Children under 2 years oldFree
6 - 8 hours.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport by bus.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to Beijing Zoo.
Entrance to Summer Palace and Lama Temple.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Beijing local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.