Beijing Private Tour of Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Confucius, Hutong and Snacks

New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easy-going pace on this full-day tour. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour. Visits some of the city's many well-known attractions to discover ancient architecture, the original Beijing atmosphere and Chinese culture. Explore largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden – Summer Palace; visit the colorful Lama Temple; visit Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum; enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance at Drum Tower; Walk along Hutong, tasting snacks and experiencing the street life.
1. Taste traditional Beijing cuisine - Noodles with Soybean Paste(Zhajiang Mian)
2. Seek the footprints and to feel the wisdom of Confucius
3. Stroll around Kunming Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site
4. Get insight into the history of the ancient city from your guide
5. Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

per adult from

$318

NZD

Duration

7 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Snacks
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

    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.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China

    The Lama Temple (Yonghegong), one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist temples outside Tibet, began as a palace for Emperor Yongzheng before he became the third emperor of the Qing Dynasty. Today, the resplendent temple, with its halls, courtyards, ponds, and bronze mandala, is a lamasery for some two dozen Tibetan monks. Inside you'll find five large halls, ornately decorated with Buddha statues in various incarnations, murals, and carvings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing China

    Guozijian Museum
    Guozijian was the Imperial Academy during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, and it was the highest institute of learning in China's traditional education system. Emperors in imperial China would frequently visit to read Confucian classics to thousands of students.
    The Temple of Confucius (北京孔庙)
    The Temple of Confucius is right next to Guozijian. It is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius' hometown Qufu. There are many carvings inside the temple, and there is a large collection of ancient Chinese musical instruments in the Hall of Great Perfection. Nowadays the temple houses part of the art collection of Beijing Capital Museum.
    To seek the footprints and to feel the wisdom of Confucius - the great master of oriental philosophy, visitors should visit the Temple of Confucius as well as Cemetery of Confucius and Kong Family Mansion.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bell and Drum Towers, Di'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China

    The Drum Tower was equipped with bronze clepsydras and drums that were beaten to mark the hours. The drum was beaten quickly for 18 times and then slowly for 18 times to mark the hour. You have the opportunity to climb to the top of Drum tower for an excellent view of drumming performance which lasts for 20 minutes.

    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.
    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yandai Xie Street, Di'anmenwai Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nanluoguxiang, Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China

    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.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Beijing, China
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from hotels centrally located in Beijing.
    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
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by MoreFunAsia

Activity ID: V-37241P266

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