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Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden

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    What to Expect
    Depart from your centrally located Beijing hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and venture to the first of your historical highlights, the Lama Temple. Hailed as one of the city’s most famous monasteries, the temple boasts five opulent halls replete with colorful carvings, sacred objects and detailed murals. Follow your guide through the impressive labyrinth and learn about the cultural significance of the enormous Maitreya Buddha, a statue that stands 18 meters above ground. 

    Next, venture to Beijing Zoo to see its adorable giant pandas. Watch the majestic mammals in a replication of their natural habitat as they munch on bamboo and lounge lazily in the large enclosure. After observing the cute pandas, revitalize with a traditional Chinese lunch and prepare for your next destination. 

    Sated, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace to marvel at the regal resplendence of the structure, Hear about how the palace was completely rebuilt after destruction by foreign armies and tour the opulent grounds to see decorated temples, picturesque pavilions, quaint bridges and verdant gardens. 

    Conclude your cultural exploration at the Tianhou Silk Market, a vibrant enclave in which a brief silk demonstration is performed. Purchase some sumptuous silk if you please then return to your Beijing hotel in your comfortable vehicle.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach/mini-van
    • Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
    • If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 07:30AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Chinese style lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    • Entry/Admission - Beijing Zoo
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Confirmation tour will be received at time of booking
    • Infants aged 2 years and under travel free of charge, providing they are not occupying a seat.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Panda House and Summer Palace were excellent. Temple was temple too many, BUT, the objection was the not advertised shopping for commissions for herbs, tea and silk, This is a good three hour tour stretched into 6+ hours so the owner can get commissions from the tour guests
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    The guide was knowledgeable but the entire tour was very very rushed to make room for the silk and pearl shops at the end. Would have preferred more time at the temple and the summer palace but we were very quick there
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    Guide always on the run. We finished the whole tour by 11am. The lunch was horrible. Not recommending this tour. Have to call their office of the details of the pick-up. No confirmation sent to the hotel receptionist nor a call or an advice and there was even a last minute
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    Tour was great, especially if you are looking for a way to see many attractions in one day! I gave 4 instead of 5 stars because we were taken to a pearl store at the end and hounded to buy things when we just wanted to head back to the hotel. Our guide Cynthia was amazing
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    Tour was ok but be prepared for brief visit to pandas, an hour at Summer Palace which is definitely not enough and hour, at most, at the temple. Hard sell at the silk factory - they are determined to sell silk duvet covers. Tea ceremony was interesting - but another opportunity
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