Tours and Tickets

Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden provided by Han Tang Tour Beijing

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

Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden
3.5
Book in advance
from
£43.41
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Depart from your centrally located Beijing hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and venture to the first of your historical highlights, the Lama Temple. Hailed as one of the city’s most famous monasteries, the temple boasts five opulent halls replete with colorful carvings, sacred objects and detailed murals. Follow your guide through the impressive labyrinth and learn about the cultural significance of the enormous Maitreya Buddha, a statue that stands 18 meters above ground.  Next, revitalize with a traditional Chinese lunch and prepare for your next destination.  Sated, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace to marvel at the regal resplendence of the structure, Hear about how the palace was completely rebuilt after destruction by foreign armies and tour the opulent grounds to see decorated temples, picturesque pavilions, quaint bridges, and verdant gardens.  Conclude your cultural exploration at the Tianhou Silk Market, a vibrant enclave in which a brief silk demonstration is performed. Purchase some sumptuous silk if you please then return to your Beijing hotel in your comfortable vehicle.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2042SIC_06
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach/mini-van • Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway • If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:30AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666) • Professional English-speaking tour guide • Chinese style lunch • Admission tickets • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong) • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Tour departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway Dates: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach/mini-van • Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway • If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:30AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666) • Professional English-speaking tour guide • Chinese style lunch • Admission tickets • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong) • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Departure Point: Tour departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway Dates: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Return point: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Confirmation tour will be received at time of booking
Infants aged 2 years and under travel free of charge, providing they are not occupying a seat.
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
+

3.5
12 reviews
Excellent
2
Very good
5
Average
1
Poor
2
Terrible
2

Stuart Golfer
Stuart, FL126 contributions
Hidden Shopping Stuff was AWFUL
Oct 2019
Panda House and Summer Palace were excellent. Temple was temple too many, BUT, the objection was the not advertised shopping for commissions for herbs, tea and silk, This is a good three hour tour stretched into 6+ hours so the owner can get commissions from the tour guests buying stuff. Driver and guide are competent.
Written 4 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rinki G
Dayton, OH7 contributions
Ok for what it was
The guide was knowledgeable but the entire tour was very very rushed to make room for the silk and pearl shops at the end. Would have preferred more time at the temple and the summer palace but we were very quick there
Written 25 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MarieBordz
1 contribution
Horrible. Felt shortchanged.
Sep 2019
Guide always on the run. We finished the whole tour by 11am. The lunch was horrible.
Not recommending this tour. Have to call their office of the details of the pick-up. No confirmation sent to the hotel receptionist nor a call or an advice and there was even a last minute change of tour guide.
Written 22 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nina A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates27 contributions
Great tour
Jul 2019 • Friends
Tour was great, especially if you are looking for a way to see many attractions in one day! I gave 4 instead of 5 stars because we were taken to a pearl store at the end and hounded to buy things when we just wanted to head back to the hotel. Our guide Cynthia was amazing though, she took many pictures and told us a lot of interesting facts about china’s History!
Written 29 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

teresamaynard99
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Ok - would like more time at the sights though
Jul 2019 • Solo
Tour was ok but be prepared for brief visit to pandas, an hour at Summer Palace which is definitely not enough and hour, at most, at the temple. Hard sell at the silk factory - they are determined to sell silk duvet covers. Tea ceremony was interesting - but another opportunity to get your credit card working.
Written 13 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TheCFU
11 contributions
See a lot in a short time
May 2019 • Family
We chose this tour only because it includes the pandas and I wanted my daughter to be able to see them. It was the best part of the tour. You see them in the morning when they are eating and active. We then went to the Summer Palace and Lama Temple which were great to see but our time at each place felt very rushed. And then a very average lunch and on to a tea ceremony and silk museum where we were not rushed at all as they tried to sell us tea and silk products. All of these stops and we were still back at the hotel by 1:30. This was the cheapest tour we took so if you want to squeeze a bunch of activities in a short amount of time and save some money then this is the tour. I have to add that we had a very good tour guide, Maria, who was very informative and patient with our daughter and she’s the reason we give this tour 4 stars instead of 3.
Written 9 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wallace
3 contributions
Half of 'Tour' was to Sell Something
Mar 2019
Each stop was less of a tour and more of a 'fly by'.

Arrived at the Zoo at 8 AM (this was nice as there were few people) and saw the pandas for 30-45 minutes. No opportunity to visit any more of the zoo.

Then another 30-45 minutes or so at the Summer Palace. The 'tour' consisted'of nothing more than walking along the lake from the entrance to the exit. Did not visit any of the buildings.

Then another 30-45 minutes at Lama Temple where we essentially walked straight through the main buildings with no time at all to wander around. At this point, the tour guide was talking so fast to hurry us through that we could barely comprehend what he was saying.

It is now 11:30. Stop for a tea ceremony and an opportunity to buy something. Then lunch at an unremarkable place in the same building followed by another opportunity to buy something at the silk factory, followed by another opportunity to buy something at the pear factory. The guide was obviously on commission because he told us repeatedly how he had bought that scarf or those peals for only XX US dollars for his wife, and I do mean repeatedly. Oh yeah, all in the same building. Spent nearly as much time on being sold stuff as on the 'tour'.
Written 6 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eric P
Fort Worth, TX1,102 contributions
Great Tour
Zoe was a great guide. Her English is very good and she has a lot of positive energy. On the tour she shared a lot of good information and helped us navigate large crowds quickly.

As for the locations, the Summer Palace is beautiful with a lot of great architectural features. Same can be said for the Lama Temple. The panda garden was interesting and the enclosures are about what you would expect in a zoo in the States. The crowds here were very light as we got there early. I would have liked to have spent more time viewing the rest of the zoo but you had plenty of time with the pandas.

Two added shops were a tea ceremony and a pearl shop. Both were informational and a chance to lighten your wallet with some over priced items.

Lunch provided was good, plentiful, and a few different plates.

Overall, the tour was very good and again Zoe was a great guide.
Written 9 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

odeo49
Tennessee67 contributions
beautiful building
May 2018
It's a beautiful building the surrounding building are full with history. Note, while visiting Beijing make sure you have a mask with you.
Written 6 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeffery S
Le Mans City, France4 contributions
Great Tour
Oct 2018 • Solo
This was a great way to see three special sights in Beijing in one day. One could definitely spend an entire day at the Summer Palace but if time is limited this gets you to see the pandas at the zoo as well as the Lama Temple which is a must see. Our guide was knowledgeable, had good English skills and did a great job making sure we saw lots of things. I would definitely recommend.
Written 31 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 12
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Han Tang Tour Beijing
peizhenc2018
peizhenc2018
00
Really world first class airport the Daxing
Less than 20minutes to get everything done After arriving at Beijing daxing international airport .Entrance one sto
W4277EApatriciat
W4277EApatriciat
00
Unforgettable
As a bucket list experience it did not disappoint. I was amazed by the vastness and size of that wall. Walked all l
Kelly Halima S
Kelly Halima S
00
Honest review
This was an amazing place I couldn’t walk it all as the steps are huge, my brother did though, it would be a mistak
Jenny J
Jenny J
00
Great fun way to see a different part of the City
We just booked one of the drivers off the street so did not book a recognized tour as such. It is quite funny, the
JB_uid
JB_uid
00
Bad, quick, and rude
Pros: It was fast, they picked up, and left us next to our hotel, it was low season so only the two of us on the t
Ronald Edward N
Ronald Edward N
00
Great tour and great guide
I had a great time on my tour. Cynthia was a great guide answering all of my questions. And if you need a fantast
Billysteve89
Billysteve89
00
Great sceneries In winter and not many people
Use a cable car and you will fully enjoy! Use a travel agent you can find in sunlitan. Try also skiing
Claudia R
Claudia R
00
Be aware and don't do it
I booked this tour for my brother and his wife. First, the tour was 45 minutes late picking them up at the hotel. S
Min Li F
Min Li F
00
As good as it gets!
The driver came punctually, picked us up, drove us safely to the airport, and that was it! As good as it gets!
Min Li F
Min Li F
00
As easy as it gets
We arrived 30 minutes earlier and got out of the airport extremely fast too. I thought our guide wouldn't be here b
cjean168
cjean168
00
Enjoyed our tour from Beijing
The weather in Beijing was cold, we visited the Great Wall entered from the Jiayuguan pass near Beijing. The view
Wonderfulmskate
Wonderfulmskate
00
Amazing experience
Hiking the Great Wall of China was a bucket list item for me and it was amazing to visit! I arranged the tour throu
natachag281
natachag281
00
GREAT!
Vicki was an amazing guide. Super knowledgeable and friendly. She stayed with us the entire time, giving amazing ti
Eamon O
Eamon O
00
An amazing Journey!
A great all around journey with informative tour guide. I preferred the Great Wall as I feel that more more special
TravelDeFamly
TravelDeFamly
00
PEK to Downtown Hilton
We got in late and had a small issue with the 144hr Visa office, but we got through the issue and came to the arriv
Frequently Asked Questions about Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden

Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden will start at 7:30 AM. Discover and book Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden on Tripadvisor


Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden price starts from £43.02. Discover and book Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden on Tripadvisor

Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Beijing Historical Tour II including Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden on Tripadvisor