Beijing: Full-Day Cultural Tour with Lunch

Location: Beijing, China

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  • Visit the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tour the Lama Temple and learn about the Tibetan Buddhist monks living there
  • Ride a rickshaw through the city's hutongs
  • Attend a Chinese freshwater pearl workshop
  • Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch


  • 1 Day

  • Pickup from hotel in the morning.

  • Return to hotel when finished.

  • English

What You Can Expect

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    Lama Temple

    Your tour begins at the Lama Temple, officially known as the Yonghe Temple. The temple is a Buddhist lamasery of the Yellow Hat sect, which is mainly associated with Tibet. Inside the temple, in the center of the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happinesses, stands a grand statue, a 26 meter tall Tathagagata (Maitreya) Buddha made from a single Tibetan sandalwood tree.

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    Next, continue by rickshaw to see the city's hutongs. These teeming mazes of alleys, connected by traditional courtyard residences, will provide you with a glimpse of the daily life of ordinary Beijing citizens.

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    Summer Palace

    After a stop for lunch, visit the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Used for 8 centuries, the Empress Dowager Cixi had the estate renovated in the 19th century, including the manmade lake present today.


    • Private car for hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Sightseeing program
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary
    • Parking and toll fees
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Flight/train ticket
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Traveler's insurance
    • The approximate day tour itinerary and schedule above is for reference only, and may vary according to your travel date and group size
    • The itinerary and schedule is subject to change at the time the booking order is confirmed
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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