Private Layover Tour of Beijing City Highlights and Hutong with Lunch
New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easy-going pace on this layover tour. Visit some of the city's many iconic attractions to explore the imperial garden, the original Beijing atmosphere and Chinese culture.
Explore the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden – Summer Palace; visit Prince Gong’s Mansion which is the best preserved mansion in China; enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance at Drum Tower and walk along Hutong, taste local food and experience the street life.
1. Stroll around Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
2. Lunch and snacks are included, with Vegetarian options available
3. Get insight into the history of the ancient city from your guide
4. Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Local delicacy
- Professional tour guide
- Private transportation
- Admission to the indicated attractions
- Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
- Entry/Admission - Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion
- Entry/Admission - Bell and Drum Towers
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
Your tour guide will meet you at exit of the airport with the welcoming board on which your name will be written at 08:30 a.m. or your arrival time. Then, transfer to Summer Palace and start Beijing private tour.
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.
At noon, you will enjoy a traditional lunch. Vegetarian, Western and Local Speciality options are available.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion, No.14 Liuyin Street, inside Prince Kung's Mansion, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China, including the mansion and the park.
The main layout of Prince Gong’s Mansion includes three parts: middle buildings, east and west buildings. All those three parts are built along the central axis and composed of traditional courtyards. Those mansions are built widely with the highest level of construction regulations at that time. Besides, there are three courtyards in each of three main buildings and each of them is a popular tourism spot.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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: 45 minutes
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.
You 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: 50 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: 15 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.
Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to Beijing Capital International Airport to catch your flight. Wrap your memories and say good-bye.
Duration: 20 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide will pick you up from Beijing Capital International Airport or nearby hotels.Airports
- Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- 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.