Summer Palace and Hot Spring Private Tour from Beijing

Day Trips & Excursions in Beijing

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Explore the most classical gardens, the Summer Palace. Learn the stories of the powerful women Express Dowager CiXi, and take a dragon boat cruise along the huge man made lake, you will experience them all with your tour guide. After the lunch in the the local restaurant you can relax by trying out hot spring. Tour includes tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. The tour contains no factory and shopping stops which keeps the focus on the main sites.
Summer Palace landscape, which is mainly in Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 1.1 square miles. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures. It is very well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural relics, it was listed as the world historical and cultural heritage sites by the UNESCO.Jiuhua Spa and Resort, on the top list of the spa resorts in Beijing, it is one of China’s four major hot springs, abundantly rich in minerals and elements which are beneficial to the wonders of medical treatment. Rejuvenate Your Spirit at the Hot Spring. Its quality reaches the national standard of table-water. The unstable microelements in the water will form something of film on the skin. It has a good effect on curing skin disease, pigment deposition. The Jiuhua hot spring comes from 1230 meters underground.Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30am, then heading to the Summer Palace, you will spend 1.5 hours here with your private tour guide to learn the history and story of the palace, then enjoy a peaceful dragon boat cruise on the lake.Afterwards, having lunch in the local restaurant. Heading to the Jiuhua hot spring then relax in the hot spring for 2-3 hours. At the end of the tour ,your tour guide and driver will bring you back to your hotel.Benefits for hot spring: • Relax all the body muscles, eliminating stress. • Improve metabolism and remove fatigue and the minerals contained in the water are believed to have health promoting, healing and even anti-aging effects. • Ideal for people suffering from sciatic nerve pains, tendonitis, arthritis, muscle pains or insomnia problems, and people recovering after an accident or operation.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Chinese lunch
  • Private tour with your own English-speaking guide and private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Personal cost in the hot spring
  • Additional entrance fee in the Summer Palace (to the museums inside the Summer Palace)
  • Gratuities


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver