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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) Tours and Activities

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In 1750, the grand Summer Palace was commissioned by Emperor Qianlong as a lavish lakeside retreat from the heat of Beijing. With pavilions, walkways, gardens, and bridges, the UNESCO World Heritage site on Kunming Lake served as the seat of government for Empress Dowager Cixi during the last years of her life.

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Daily April–October 6:30am–6pm; November–March 7am–5pm
19 Xinjiangongmen Road, Beijing
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Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

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Enhance your sightseeing experience in Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most captivating sights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in the ancient mystery of the Forbidden City; absorb the majestic charm of the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven; and stroll around the legendary Tiananmen Square. Relax during a scenic bus ride; purchase special souvenirs in the bustling Pearl Market; and satisfy an appetite for authenticity with a traditional Chinese lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.00
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$83.00
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All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

All Inclusive Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace Private Day Tour

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Visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu and the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), both UNESCO World Heritage sites, on a full-day private tour from Beijing. The Great Wall of China is one of the most popular attractions in China, yet the Mutianyu section attracts fewer visitors, which means you get a less crowded experience of this world-famous landmark. Then learn about the history of the majestic Summer Palace as you stroll through its lavish gardens, sprinkled with temples and other eye-catching features. Includes guide, lunch, entrance fees, Great Wall cable car ticket, private vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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Mini Group: 2-Day Beijing Highlights and Great Wall Tour

Mini Group: 2-Day Beijing Highlights and Great Wall Tour

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Enjoy an in-depth sightseeing experience over two days with this comprehensive Beijing city tour. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit major attractions like Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Transportation between attractions and lunch on both days are included. (Note: Hotel stay is not included; you must have your own accommodation in Beijing.)
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.00
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$295.00
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Beijing Private Tour to Temple of Heaven, Panda House and Summer Palace

Beijing Private Tour to Temple of Heaven, Panda House and Summer Palace

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving Beijing on this day trip around top landmarks of the city’s natural heritage. Skip the crowded group tours and start your day with a private, guided walk around the historic grounds of the Temple of Heaven—still well-used by the public today. Then, walk through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace and take a dragon boat out on the tranquil waters of Kunming Lake.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.00
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$158.00
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Half Day Private Tour to Summer Palace in Beijing

Half Day Private Tour to Summer Palace in Beijing

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Sprawling across 743 acres (301 hectares) of lake and garden, the Summer Palace was designed to keep the imperial court entertained through Beijing’s long, hot summers. So it’s well worth taking a private guide to steer you to the highlights of this vast expanse. Beat the long lines by pre-booking this convenient door-to-door tour that includes Nanhu Island, Longevity Hill, the Tower of Buddhist Incense, and shopping.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.00
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$106.00
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Mini Group Tour in Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace and Olympic Stadium

Mini Group Tour in Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace and Olympic Stadium

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Options for visiting to the Great Wall are often limited: you can choose a group tour, where you're one in a crowd, or a private tour, which can be pricey. On this mini-group tour, capped at six travelers, you get a personalized experience and a great value. Start with a quick ride from Beijing, then spend two hours hiking on the wall. Enjoy a Chinese lunch, included in the tour price.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket

Beijing Summer Palace Admission Ticket

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The Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) is one of Beijing’s top attractions, and the crowds it attracts are testament to its popularity. Beat the long lines of tourists waiting to purchase an entrance pass by booking your admission ticket in advance—a hassle-free way for time-limited to travelers to save hours of waiting in line. A digital QR code allows you to avoid the hassle of finding a printer, leaving you more time to explore one of China’s best-preserved royal residences.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$5.13
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$5.13

Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City

Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City

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Make the most of city sightseeing on this private tour of Beijing, which includes a visit to must-see attractions like Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and more. Your guide provides in-depth information about each site's history and significance and handles all transportation, planning, and logistics so you can just enjoy your trip. A delicious Peking duck lunch and boat ride in the Summer Palace are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$214.00
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$214.00
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Beijing Panda House and Summer Palace Private Tour by Subway

Beijing Panda House and Summer Palace Private Tour by Subway

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This tour of a Panda House and Beijing’s Summer Palace not only lets you check out two of the city’s main attractions, it also gives you a better understanding of how to use the city’s metro system. With help from your guide, take the metro to both places, and explore the areas. Afterward, decide if you want to take the metro back to your hotel with your guide or stay at the Summer Palace for more sightseeing. This tour is offered in the morning and in the afternoon, so you can choose which time better suits your schedule.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden

Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden

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Immerse yourself in the rich historical heritage of Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most spectacular sights. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace and absorb the sacred ambiance of the Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Gain fascinating insight into the prosperous past and present of China’s capital from a knowledgeable guide and capture fantastic photographs of the city sights during each leisurely stop.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.67
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$58.67
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All Inclusive Private Custom Day Tour: Beijing City Discovery

All Inclusive Private Custom Day Tour: Beijing City Discovery

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Explore Beijing on a private custom city tour for a more personalized sightseeing experience. You’ll have a chance to check off at least three of the city’s top attractions by your own preference, such as the Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, the Summer Palace and more! Tasty local lunch, all entrance fees, private guide and transfer service are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.00
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$178.00
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Summer Palace Half Day Private Tour

Summer Palace Half Day Private Tour

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This half day private tour covers the trip to Summer Palace, enjoy your own car or van with your own tour guide and driver.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.00
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$84.00
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Full-Day Beijing Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Tour

Full-Day Beijing Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Tour

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The Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace are three of Beijing’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour visits all three. On this guided tour, designed with first-time visitors in mind, you'll also receive hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.56
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$48.56

Small-Group Coach Tour: City Highlights of Beijing Including Lunch

Small-Group Coach Tour: City Highlights of Beijing Including Lunch

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See the sights of Beijing on this 9-hour tour with a typical Chinese lunch included. Travel by coach to check out the city's biggest attractions, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.00
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$56.00

Summer Palace & Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour with Tour Guide Service

Summer Palace & Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour with Tour Guide Service

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Visit two of Beijing’s most iconic attractions in one day with your own personal, professional tour guide and private air conditioned/heated car. During the day-long tour, you will visit the Summer Palace built in 1750 as well as the historic Mutianyu Great Wall.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.00
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$166.00
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Private tour of Temple of Heaven, Hutong & Summer Palace

Private tour of Temple of Heaven, Hutong & Summer Palace

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Take the hassle out of planning your tour of Beijing: enjoy this private full day tour of highlights. Your local and knowledgeable guide will take you to spiritual and historical must-see spots. Get a glimpse of local life at the Temple of Heaven, as Beijing residence exercise in front of this remarkable temple. Ride through the narrow alleys of the Hutong area by pedicab and visit a local family for tea at their traditional home.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.00
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$230.00
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All Inclusive Beijing Private Day Tour to Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace

All Inclusive Beijing Private Day Tour to Summer Palace and Old Summer Palace

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Visit two of Beijing’s most impressive imperial palaces on this private full-day tour. Marvel at the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace with its idyllic gardens, stroll around the picturesque parks and gardens of the Old Summer Palace, then enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.00
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$158.00
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Beijing City Highlights Full Day Bus Tour

Beijing City Highlights Full Day Bus Tour

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Visit Beijing's biggest attractions on this day tour with a guide. You'll make your way to the Forbidden City (Palace Museum), the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) to gain insight into the history of imperial China and admire some beautiful natural settings.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00
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Half Day in Beijing: Summer Palace and Boat Riding on Kunming Lake

Half Day in Beijing: Summer Palace and Boat Riding on Kunming Lake

Visit one of China’s most in-demand attractions, and don’t worry about finding your own way there: this half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Summer Palace makes exploring simple. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide directly at your centrally located hotel. Upon arrival, you’ll tour the Summer Palace’s exquisite gardens, will learn all about its imperial history, and will even go for a boat ride on Kunming Lake (weather-dependent).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.67
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$162.67
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Private Tour-3 Hour Summer Palace with Tour Guide

Private Tour-3 Hour Summer Palace with Tour Guide

This is 3hours private tour, follow our professional tour guide to walk in the famous Summer Palace. Private transportation for the tour, hotel pick up and drop off is included. Entrance fee of Summer Palace is included as well. Two options for this tour booking, the morning tour depart at 8am in the morning, the afternoon tour depart at 2pm in the afternoon.
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  • 3 hours
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$130.00
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$130.00
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All-Inclusive Private 2-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

All-Inclusive Private 2-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

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This is the ideal choice for first-time visitors to Beijing. Save hours researching city highlights by having a comprehensive itinerary organized for you. Take the stress out of planning transport by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. Travel between sites in a comfortable vehicle, helping you save time and see more in a short space of time. Highlights included Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Mutianyu Great Wall.
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  • 2 days
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$347.00
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$347.00
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All-Inclusive Private 3-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

All-Inclusive Private 3-Day Beijing Highlight Tour with Optional Evening Show

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Perfect for first-time visitors, this in-depth, multi-day tour hits all the highlights of Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall of China. Entrance fees, lunch, and private vehicle transfers are all included, so you’ll be free to focus on sightseeing. Head to the rugged, under-the-radar Mutianyu Great Wall, and opt to catch a live acrobatic show. You also enjoy a scenic rickshaw ride through Beijing’s traditional quarters.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$510.00
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$510.00
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2-Day Small-Group Tour of Beijing Highlights

2-Day Small-Group Tour of Beijing Highlights

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Spend two days taking in the highlights of Beijing with a group of no more than six travelers. Start in the city with a tour of monumental Tiananmen Square, the iconic Forbidden City, and then it's on to see the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, walking along the ramparts of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed structure. Returning to Beijing, make a photo stop at the National Stadium (aka Bird's Nest, built for the 2008 Summer Olympics) then visit the Nanluoguxiang area. The next day, visit the Temple of Heaven enjoy a rickshaw ride through the old Hutong district, and conclude the tour at the Summer Palace.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$233.60
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$233.60
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Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day

Private Custom Tour: Beijing in One Day

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See the spectacular sights of Beijing according to a personalized itinerary on this full-day private tour of the city. Accompanied by a private and knowledgeable guide, tailor your tour according to which landmarks interest you most; perhaps see the ancient mystery of the Forbidden City; venture to the iconic Greet Wall; or admire the exquisite exterior of the Lama Temple. Follow your guide around the narrow alleys and ambient streets of the city to purchase special souvenirs, or sample some sumptuous street food in bustling markets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.67
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What are Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) hours of operation?
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) hours of operation: Daily April–October 6:30am–6pm; November–March 7am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) costs USD 5.13. Guided Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) tours start around USD 5.13 per person.
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