Beijing Private Tour of Summer Palace, 798 Art Zone, Hutong and Kungfu Show
Experience several signature sights of Beijing on the guided tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden – Summer Palace; admire the facade of Niaochao and Water Cube at Beijing Olympic Park. After lunch, wander in the 798 Art Zone; visit Jingshan Park and enjoy panoramic view of Forbidden City; walk along Houhai Hutong and experience the original Beijing lifestyle. In the evening, we will enjoy an excellent performance of Chinese Kungfu at Red Theatre. According to your preference, your guide will recommend some delicious local foods to eat.
1. Stroll around Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
2. Wander in the 798 Art Zone and feel the contrast of the present with the past
3. Learn about local insights, history and geography from your guide
4. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup/drop-off on this private tour
per adult from
9 to 10 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Local Delicacy
- Private transportation
- Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
- Professional tour guide.
- Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
- Entry/Admission - Olympic Park
- Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
- Entry/Admission - Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
Your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Summer Palace and start Beijing private tour.
The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden, rich in history and culture. Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 716-acre park is still a retreat for tourist, who can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house. Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony.
Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
The paths beside the lake lead you under shady trees, or along the roofed colonnade known as the Long Corridor, with its magnificently painted ceilings. Bridges, boats, willows, lotus flowers, and other attractive landscaping make this a pleasant place to soak up the atmosphere and in the views.
Then, we will stroll around Beijing Olympic Park and admire the facade of Niaochao National Stadium and Water Cube.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Olympic Park, North of Beisihuanzhong road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101 China
Beijing Olympic Park, also known as the Olympic Green. Beijing Olympic Park is where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympics took place. It also will be where the 2022 Winter Olympics takes place. Afterward, it was transformed into a comprehensive multifunctional activity center for the public.
It contains the main venues used during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, such as the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. You will be overwhelmed by the architecture of these two magnificent buildings.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
The Beijing National Stadium, more commonly referred to as the Bird’s Nest, was built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at a cost of $423 million. Since the Olympics and all its fanfare, the stadium has become a major landmark and tourist attraction, as well as a venue for both international and domestic sporting competitions.
Though relatively new to the Beijing landscape, the National Stadium has become a must-see attraction.
Pass By: Water Cube, No.11 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
Not far from the Bird's Nest, there is the National Aquatics Center, also known as Water Cube. Its creative design concept is originated from the arrangement pattern of cells and natural structure of soap bubbles. The huge square box was produced by combining modern technologies with traditional Chinese culture. In the past, Chinese ancestors believed that the sky is round while the earth is square, and that is the way nature keeps harmonious. The square Water Cube together with the round Bird's Nest, embody and interpret this idea very well.
According to your preference, your guide will recommend a place to eat, which could be a small local eatery or elegant cuisine restaurant.
Then, we will visit a new landmarks of Beijing Urban Culture - 798 Art Zone.
Stop At: 798 Art Zone, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015 China
The 798 Art Zone is named after a factory which was built in 1950s. It is famous for its unique art exhibition and special creation workshop. Now the 798 Art Zone has become one of the new landmarks of Beijing Urban Culture.
Walking in the 798 Art Zone, visitors can feel the contrast of the present with the past. On one side are the mottled redbrick walls with slogans of different ages; on another side are the scattered orderly industrial plants and crisscross pipelines. Uniformed workers and fashion visitors on the street form unique scenery. History and reality, industry and the arts perfectly merge together there.
Then, we will transfer to Jingshan Park, climb the man-made hill and and gaze over the beautifully lit-up Forbidden City and other landmarks.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Jingshan Park is superbly landscaped with hills to ascend by steps, clear lakes and dignified ancient buildings. It used to be one of the ancient imperial gardens in Beijing, and now has developed as a peaceful public park. Vigorous cypresses are planted widely in the park, creating a quiet and solemn atmosphere with the golden-glazed ancient pavilions.
Because of close to north of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park is the best place for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and central Beijing. At dusk, the Forbidden City is particularly beautiful, palace eaves decorated with golden rays of the setting sun.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Houhai, which literally means "Back Sea", is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. There were many wine shops, workshops, and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all. The area is dotted with bars, cafes, tea houses and restaurants, and is quite popular among foreign visitors and local young people. In addition, the neighboring Hutongs and courtyards of former court officials and celebrities are worth a visit.
We will stroll along Lotus Lane in the Back Lakes (Houhai) area, see its night-time bars and lake waters, taste some local traditional snacks and take in the historical Yandaixiejie Hutong and Nanluoguxiang Hutong.
Yandai Xie Street (烟袋斜街胡同)
Know as Yandai Xiejie in Chinese, the Yandaixie Street is one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing. Located in the Xicheng District, it is close to the Shichahai which are famous attractions in Beijing.
Since the olden days, Yandaixiejie Street has been one of the most flourishing commercial areas in Beijing. The stores are closely packed along the street and a wide variety of souvenirs with Beijing characteristics can be found there.
Nanluoguxiang Hutong (南锣鼓巷)
Nanluoguxiang Hutong is known for its authentic Beijing atmosphere. The age-old siheyuans, archways, wall carvings, and former residences of socialites can be found there. Today there has been an unprecedented fusion of East and West in Nanluoguxiang Hutong, where new pubs and restaurants have given it an urban appearance.
Then, we will transfer to Red Theater, admire the nighttime cityscape along the way and enjoy an excellent performance of Chinese Kungfu.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China
Here you can see the marvelous martial art skills as well as the elegant, free and graceful dance. The impressive show will give you an incomparable experience.
This Chinese Kungfu Show, consisting of six scenes, is presented by a group of marvelous Kung Fu practitioners from all over China. During the 80-minute show, the actors do not speak but present all Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics. The Kung Fun Legend creatively unifies Chinese traditional arts and modern dance, which is a must-see in this city for travelers and KungFu enthusiasts.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels within 5 Rings.
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.