This tour have two option
A:Start at 8:30am,tour the Summer Palace,then having lunch at Bai Family Retaurant(no performance)
B:Start at 2:00pm,Tour the Summer Palace,then Having Dinner at Bai Family Restaurant with Performance which start at 7:30pm
The highlights include one day tour of the famous garden– Summer Palace , a detailed one day tour to this harmonious and peaceful garden.
The Imperial performance Dinner at Bai family Mansion –Bai Family Courtyard Restaurant, the most unique imperial style Chinese restaurant, has created an experience of time travel, from costumes, food, surroundings to fittings, background music, serving styles, and enuch and concubine caste indications. Beyond the emperors’ gourmet appreciation, there goes the exhilarating feeling of touching the history, the sorts that are intangible in the museum of Forbidden City.
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Meet in your hotel’s lobby at 8:30 or 2 pm,Our Driver or Guide will take youto the east gate of the Summer palace
The Summer palace renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world
The Summer Palace is a monument to classical Chinese architecture, in terms of both garden design and construction. Borrowing scenes from surrounding landscapes, it radiates not only the grandeur of animperial garden but also the beauty of nature in aseamless combinationthat best illustrates the guiding principle of traditional Chinese garden design: “The works of men should match the works of Heaven”. In December 1998, UNE- SCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List with the following comments:
1) The Summer Palace inBeijing is an outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole;
2) The Summer Palace epitomizes the philosophy and practice of Chinese garden design, which played a key role in the developm- ent of this cultural form throughout the east;
3) The imperialChinese garden, illustrated by the Summer Palace, is a potent symbol of one of the major world civilizations.
Enter the Palace from the east gate,visit the Important sites in the summer palace,take the dragon boat on the kunming lake(boat is not running in the bad weather),Then Exit from the Xinjian Gong men(south gate),the Tour is around 2.5 Hours
Once your tour finished,our guide and driver will take you to the famous Bai Family Mansion, goes the exhilarating feeling of touching the history, the sorts that are intangible in the museum of Forbidden City.They do have Imperial palace dancing performances,traidtional Music,Peking opera and the impressive Mask Changing show!
Please note once you arrive the restaurant,our guide will help you arrange everything,then guide will left since the restaurant have the people can speak English,but our driver will wait for you untill the show finish take you back to hotel around 9pm
Please pay your own dinner
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
Bai Family Mansion is a famous restaurant not only for tourists,so we need to make reservation at least 2 days in advance for this day,so don’t make last minute booking
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
Please note once you arrive the Restaurnt,our guide will help you arrange then guide will left,but our driver will wait for you untill your meal finish then drop you off at hotel
If you choose the tour with guide and private car,then after the guide arrange you to the Bai family restaurant,guide will left,but our driver will still wait for you untill the show finish then take you back to your hotel
Please pay your own lunch or dinner at Bai family restaurant
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
This Half Day Walking tour have two different quotation,with or without Transportation.If you choose the tour without transportation,then the tour guide will meet you in your downtown hotel’s lobby,then you will either take taxi or subway to the sites,you pay your own transportation.The Tour is altogether 4-4.5 hours,if you want to extend the tour(more than 4.5 hours),it is 100rmb(15USD) per hour for the guide and 100rmb(15 USD) per hour for the driver
The Price down below already including driver and guide’s meal
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In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly
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Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
Entrance Fees to the Summer palace
Dragon boat cruise on the kunming lake in the Summer palace
Don’t worry about your guide and driver’s food,it all covered
Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Pleasee pay your own lunch or dinner at the Bai family Restaurant
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