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2-Hour Small Group Summer Palace Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at the east gate , in front of the ticket office at the time you choose to start your wonderful tour.

    In front of the east gate your professional tour guide will give a detailed history lesson to the Summer Palace. Then you will enter the Palace from the east gate. In front of the Map, your guide will explain how to built an idea garden in old days, their believe and fengshui influence etc.Then followed by your guide you will visit these buildings : the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity where they received officials and foreign envoys; the Hall of Jade Ripples where the emperor was under housing arrested for 10 years;Hall of Fragrant Herbs where the emperor used to store his books; the Hall of Happiness and longevity ,empress dowager Cixi's bedroom;Walk along the longest corridor in the world which listed on the Guinness book of world record;See the Hall of Dispelling Clouds, tower of Buddhist Incense from distance;then continue to the Marble Boat--a foreign style superstructure which was supposed to be a symbol of stability of the Qing Dynasty. 

    During the tour you will not feel been rushed, you will stop to listen to the stories, have your own time to look into the buildings and take photos, and continue.Once the tour finished near the Marble boat, you can continue to explore more of the Summer Palace gardens or your guide will give suggestions on how to get to your next destinations and how.

    During the tour feel free to ask your guide any questions if you have.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Summer Palace Ticket Office, Haidian, China

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from the east gate of the Summer Palace. Tour guide will hold your name sign waiting in front of the ticket office
    Return Details
    Summer Palace, 19 Xinjiangongmen Rd, Haidian Qu, China, 100091
    • Professional guide
    • Entrance fee
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
    • Additional entrance fees inside the Summer Palace to the museums
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Tour guide will wait for 10 minutes at the pick up location, please arrive on time
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I've been traveling to China for over a decade, and had visited the summer palace before. But taking a formal tour was absolutely wonderful. Linda, our guide, was knowledgeable and funny and patient with our group of six unruly university professors. We will certainly want
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    What an amazing day we had with Lucy. Thank you, our train came in an hour early and you and the driver were there to pick us up. Lucy was able to accommodate a late request to pop into a silk factory so we could buy some last minute items and then off to the Summer Palace.
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    Perfect guide Jimmy! We traveled off season in February (after the New Year Holiday) so the crowds were not bad. Jimmy gave us detailed historical information and spent well over the 2 hours with us in the cold!
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    This was a lovely tour and Jimmy was the best guide! It was nice because in this off-season, there were only five of us on the tour. There is a LOT more than can fit into two hours at the Summer Palace, but when that's all the time you have for it, I recommend this tour Jimmy
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    Becky provided an outstanding tour of the Summer Palace for our group of four adults. It was a picture perfect day with balmy breezes and included the Dragon Boat ride across the lake. Becky spoke great English, related very easily to each person in our group, took our needs
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