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Summer Palace & Temple of Heaven Private Layover Guided Tour
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Summer Palace & Temple of Heaven Private Layover Guided Tour

By Beijing Layover Tour
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We can pick you up from Beijing Capital Airport or your hotel. We will guide you to get Visa-free permit step by step, and make sure you get back to airport in time. We supply a professional driver and a car with licence as well as a professional English speaking licensed tour guide, both of them work for you. We will make sure you can enjoy a safe tour with professional English interpretation both during driving and in attractions, and would not waste your time for parking. Our driver will make sure your luggage is safe while you are not in the car.
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Duration: 7–8 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • A licensed English-speaking tour guide and a professional driver with air-conditioning vehicle.
  • Entrance tickets to the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven.
  • Free-bottled mineral water.
  • Warm coats in winter.
  • China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
  • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
What's not included
  • Meals.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We can pick you up from Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) or your hotel. Just please let us know in advance.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 74655P14

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Our earliest pick-up time is 6:30am. You will need 1.5-2 hours to be get out of customs after your flight arrives. You shall go back in airport at least 1.5-2 hours before the flight departure.
        • We do not recommend you book this tour, if you arrival Beijing capital airport after 11:30.
        • Countries qualified for the 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit in Beijing Capital International Airport: Albania, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Macedonia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Republic of Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.
        • The 24/144-hour Visa-free Transit only applies to passengers who transit through Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. The destination and place of departure cannot be the same.(e.g Auckland – Beijing – Auckland)
        • As a tour company, if we agree to arrange tour for you that is means your flights information, layover time and your nationality fit the visa free policy requirements. But there are still some other issues might happen that might cause you can not obtain the visa-free or can not get out of the airport. We don’t take any responsibility if you are not able to get visa-free for any reason.
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 74655P14

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          Layover perfectly done!
          We booked just a few hours in advance as I wouldn't think this is doible on 8 hr layover. Daniel organized our private trip to great wall l as our layover didn't allow any official tour. Best thing we could do. We walked to the top for the excersize between long flights and we loved it very much!
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        Jan 2024 • Friends
        A fantastic experience to discover Beijing in one day. The tour adapts to your demands so it is perfect to see those places that interest you most in Beijing. In our case, as it was the second time we visited Beijing with this agency, we were at the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, the Hutongs neighborhood, the Summer Palace....
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        Evgenia A
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        May 2019 • Solo
        Head a full day in Beijing and ordered a bespoke tour including Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Was a great experience thank to my guide Alice.
        Written 30 May 2019
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        Marco R
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        Dec 2023 • Family
        When we were planning and customizing the tour, we noticed how professional the organizer is. When we arrived in Beijing, Herbie, our friendly and competent tour guide, picked us up. Herbie accompanied us all day and not only went through the highlights with us, but also showed us the special places that made the visits so valuable. When we come back, we know who we will plan the next tour with. 👍👍👍👍👍
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        Written 25 December 2023
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