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summer-palace-22Summer Palace Introduction:

The Summer Palace has a history of over 800 years. The 1911 Revolution overthrew the Qing Dynasty, the last Dynasty in Chinese history. Since then, the Summer Palace became the private property of the dethroned Emperor Puyi. In 1914 he opened the garden to the general public. But the entrance fee was so high that the palace had very few visitors. In 1924, the Emperor Puyi was forced to leave the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace was taken over by Beijing government. Then, the Summer Palace was turned into a public park with the exorbitant entrance fee of one silver dollar.

There are few people know that the Summer Palace has one of the richest collections of cultural relics in China, probably in the world as well. There are 40,000 relics in collection, including many that are extremely rare. In both historical and artistic value, the collection in the Summer Palace matches the collections of the Forbidden City. The collection includes more than 20,000 relics that are under special protection as national treasures. As a part of the cultural treasures, the 4000,000 trees that also crystallize the essence of Chinese culture have been well looked after. Amongst the trees, 1,600 are more than 200 years old. Every tree has a file and is kept in the Garden's database for protection.

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 Top Summer Palace Tours

Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Group Day Tour
summer-palace-23 Attractions: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden city, Summer Palace, and Summer palace.
Vehicle: 22-seat air-conditioned coach + Shared English speaking tour guide
Price from:
USD30
/person
Summer Palace Half Day Private Tour
summer-palace-12 Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Departure: Everyday
Tour Duration: 5 hours
Tour Starts: Your Hotel at 8:00am
Tour Ends: Your Hotel at 1:00pm
Price from: USD40/person
Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Private Day Tour
summer-palace-20 Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Departure: Everyday
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
Places to visit: Forbidden City, Temple of Haven and Summer Palace.
Vehicle: Air-conditioned Private Car
Price from: USD60/person
Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Private Day Tour
summer-palace-18 Tour Type: Private Tour
Attractions: Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square
Service Includes: English-speaking tour guide, Site Entrance Fees, Private Car with Driver, Chinese Lunch
Price from: USD45/person
Summer Palace and Old Hutong Private Day Tour
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Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Duration: 8 hours
Attraction: Summer Palace and Old Hutong
Service Includes: English-speaking tour guide, Site Entrance Fees, Private Car with Driver, Chinese Lunch, Hutong Rickshaw

Price from: USD45/person

 Summer Palace Day Tours

Summer Palace Day Tours  

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arrowSummer Palace Half Day Private Tour from US$40 p/p
arrowForbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Group Day Tour US$30
arrowForbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Private Day Tour from US$60 p/p
arrowTemple of Heaven and Summer Palace Private Day Tour from US$45 p/p

 Summer Palace Package Tours

Summer Palace Package Tours  

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arrowBeijing 2 Days Highlights Group Tour Package (without hotel) from US$48 p/p

arrowBeijing 3 Days Must-see Group Tour Package (without hotel) from US$77 p/p
arrowClassic Beijing 3-Day Private Package Tour (with hotel) from US$175 p/p
arrowClassic Beijing 3-Day Private Package Tour (without hotel) from US$110 p/p

arrowBeijing 4 Days Join-in Group Tour Package (with hotel) from US$185 p/p
arrowBeijing 4 Days Join-in Group Tour Package (without hotel) from US$90 p/p
arrowEssential Beijing 4-Day Private Package Tour (with hotel) from US$290 p/p
arrowEssential Beijing 4-Day Private Package Tour (without hotel) from US$180 p/p

arrowBeijing 5 Days Join-in Group Tour Package (with hotel) from US$242 p/p
arrowBeijing 5 Days Join-in Group Tour Package (without hotel) from US$120 p/p
arrowHistoric Beijing 5-Day Private Package Tour (with hotel) from US$330 p/p
arrowHistoric Beijing 5-Day Private Package Tour (without hotel) from US$190 p/p

Traveler Reviews

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Olayemi A

5.0

The two day tour was all i needed. And they made it perfect. From the Badaling Great Wall, Changling Ming Tombs, Jade Factory and Tea Ceremony place to Forbidden City, and Summer Palace and Pearl Factory, it was wonderful.

JanetH944

5.0

I booked this tour last minute and did not regret it! The cost was minimal compared to the fun I had! First we toured the Forbidden City and our guide, Leo, was wonderful! He shared great knowledge and gave us time to explore on our own. Next we went to the Jade factory and was given a short tour followed by lunch there. The dining experience was wonderful and delicious. We then headed to the Great Wall and it was amazing! Although our time there was limited to two hours, it was just almost perfect. We ended the day with a tea sampling and shopping. I couldnt have asked for a more perfect first tour of China.

Colette K

5.0

On our recent trip we visited :
1) Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tombs with Linda
2) Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace with Jackson
3) Zhujiajao Water Town with Jason
We were well looked after and driven everywhere as part of a small bus group and met some lovely people. The local Chinese lunches were particularly nice.

stephanie 

5.0

We had a 2-day tour with Tour Travel China.
The first day includes Badaling Great Wall and Changling Ming Tombs with visits to the Jade Factory and Tea Ceremony place.
The second day includes Tian An Men + Forbidden City, Tian Tan, and Summer Palace with visits to the Pearl Factory and Bao Shu Tang where we got a nice foot massage for only 20 Kuai. 
The itinerary and tour service, especially the first day with David were absolutely amazing! He is a great tour guide, with excellent command in English as well as a nice personality.
The second day with Paul was a little bit too fast for our liking. He spoke too fast and a little bit unclear, and seem like almost too in rush for anything so I think that could be improved in the future. The meal in our second day was amazing though! Delicious!
Thank you to you and all TTC team for helping our trip in Beijing much easier!

AnnemiekHK

5.0

Enjoyed a hiking day trip with Tour Travel China to the Great Wall at Jinshangling. This is a further away section but much quieter and definitely worth the extra travel. I visited Mitanyu previously which was very busy.
Two hikes were available 7km and 13km. I took the 7km which was still quite challenging. Spent 2.5 hours on the wall. It’s an amazing experience.
After hiking we had a late lunch at a local restaurant and then headed back to Beijing.
There is no shopping, although there are a few hawkers on the wall.
Make sure you take lots of water and sunscreen with you as it can get quite hot in Summer.
The tour guide and driver were excellent and can recommend this trip.
The travel time is quite long so bring a tablet and headphones to keep you entertained

calishandysg

5.0

We had a great 3-day tour. Most of it was a walking tour that required stamina. The cost was a good deal that included 3 lunch meals.
The tour guides Yoyo, Irish and Vik were very knowledgable about their history. Their English was good, but at times could not understand their accent. 
The Lunch for the 3 days were good but on the 2nd and 3rd day, we were brought to the same restaurant. The service in the Great wall restaurant was good. Food was prepared on the table when we arrived. Unlike in the 2nd restaurant, food was served one at a time, hence time-consuming.
The mandatory stops, total of 5 in 3days: Jade factory, Tea factory, Pearl factory, Silk factory, Foot massage were informative but the time spent there could have been added for picture-taking in the tourist places.
The 24-hour hotline was veey helpful for queries.
Overall, Tour travel China met our travel expectations.
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