Summer Palace Private Tour

Update on: 2017-September-02

Summer Palace is located around 20 km northwest of Tiananmen Square. Summer Palace Summer Palace Photo often be included Beijing private package tour or Beijing one day tour. The sightseeing of Summer Palace usually after visiting of Temple of Heaven and Forbidden City.
Being one of the must visit attraction, Summer Palace should have more tour products for the choice of travelers. Beijingservice team designed the following products: Almost all tour products only leave 1.5 to 2 hours in the garden. Enter from east gate, visit the area near east gate, walking along the bank of the lake and then exit from north gate. This visiting routes visit the highlights of Summer Palace in shortest time and remainder of the day can be used for other activity.
There are many interesting and great places did not included in the normal itinerary. It is necessary to design more travel products help travelers to discover Summer Palace.

Tour Products

Summer Palace half day private tour
This half day tour is same with the Summer Palace section in package tour or Beijing one day tour. Travelers have 1.5 hours sightseeing in Summer Palace.

Summer Palace one day hiking private tour
Tour guide lead travelers to trek every corner in Summer Palace. It is the best method to discover the imperial garden.

Summer Palace addon private tour
After visiting Summer Palace with organized tour, Beijingservice will show you another aspect of Summer Palace, which is did not discovered in organized tour.

Summer Palace layover private tour
Travelers may visit Great Wall from Beijing International Airport if you have more than 4 hours in Beijing. This tour covers double way airport transfer.

Beijing one day tour include Summer Palace
Summer Palace often combined with Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven to make the classic Beijing one day tour.
BJ-PO-04-A   Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
BJ-PO-04-B   Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
BJ-PO-02-A   Badaling Great Wall and Summer Palace
BJ-PO-02-B   Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace
BJ-PO-02-C   Juyongguan Great Wall and Summer Palace
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Beijing package tour cover Summer Palace
Summer Palace is one of the must visit attractions. You may find Summer Palace is included in almost all package tour routes.  We suggest 4 days Classic Beijing private tour 
This 4 days private tour combine Beijing top attractions include a private visit to Summer palace
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Local restaurant is available, which is convenient for travelers to take a deep tour and spend one day in the garden. Most travelers do not use lunch in Summer Palace because only 1.5 hours is needed in the attraction.


Summer Palace is around 20 km to Tiananmen Square, the city center. Travelers may reach the please via private car, Subway, taxi and public bus. Beijingservice suggest private car or Subway, because it is not easy to find taxi in this area especially during rush hour.


English and Chinese speaking guide is always available. Please let us know in advance if you need Spanish French or German speaking tour guide.


The admission fee of Summer Palace will be bought at the ticket office at the gate of Summer Palace. Tickets reservation in advance is not necessary.
Admission fee: 35 RMB


Beijingservice can arrange a hotel ‘in Summer Palace’. The hotel building is one part of the Summer Palace. It is very convenient to enter the main place of Summer Palace. Please contact us if you need this accommodation.


It is available to board a boat to enjoy the scenery on Kunming Lake. Most travelers take boat from Palace of Parting clouds to Nanhu Island. The boat is only available from April to October on each year. And the boat will stop if there is strong wind. Boat routes: Parting clouds - Nanhu Island. Stone boat - Nanhu Island Bronze bull - Stone boat
Boat cost:20 RMB


Toilet is available in Summer Palace.

Tour arrangement

The best visiting time of Summer Palace is Autumn or Spring.  And we usually arrange the Summer Palace visiting on the morning at around 09:00, or in the afternoon at around 15:30.  You may the most beautiful Summer Palace during these period.   Please contact our tour advisor if you need to tailor your own private tour to Summer Palace: