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Layover tour-Summer palace and Olympic sites


The highlights include Summer Palace ,and Have an outside look at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, a magic for the 2008 Olympic Games 

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Meet our guide or driver  in the airport,they will hold a sign with your name written on
Contunue to a well-preserved royal garden, 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, originally named Qingyi Yuan or the Garden of Clear Ripples, was first constructed in 1750. It was razed to the ground by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. The Government of the Qing Dynasty started to rebuild it in 1886 with funds that it had misappropriated from the Imperial Navy and other sources. Renamed two years later as Yihe Yuan or the Garden of Health and Harmony, it was supposed to serve as a summer resort for the Empress Dowager Cixi. Known also as the Summer Palace, it was ravaged by the Allied Forces of the Eight Powers that invaded China in 1900. The damage was repaired in 1902. 
Return to the Airport

The pick up location is the gate of the Arrival hall,our guide will hold a sign with your name writen on Or Starbucks

Detailed meeting point, and free phone location please check this page 


This tour require at least 6 hours layover in the Beijing Capital Internation airport
Deposit of 100USD is required for this tour,please contact us to make an invoice for you,the balance you can pay to our guide or driver once you meet 
We can find out the latest flight informaiton, so no matter your flight arrive early or delayed our driver can find out and wait for you at the decided meeting point.Just in case you didn't find your name sign, please use airport's free phone to call us ,for detailed meeting point and location for the free phone please check this page for detail.
Our driver will wait 2 hours at the main hall holding your name sign,if tourists didn't show up 2 hours after the flight arrival time, our driver will left, the tour will be cancelled,if you have any problem please call us in advance.

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.
We only have English speaking drivers for the cars and  7 seats vans,so more than 7 pessengers,we only offer Chinese Speaking Driver.
If you are going to visit Beijing during your short layover, you are kindly reminded that you should give yourself a reasonable amount of time to exit the airport and go through customs, which usually take you more than an hour. You also figure out the enough time to return to the airport and go through security again. You still get back 2-3 hours prior to the departing flight. You will need a visa if you plan to leave the airport
Please let us know your arrival and departure times so that we can create an appropriate timetable for your tour
For 72 Hours Visa-Free Transit tour, please read Beijing 72-hour visa-free transit policy
At the moment we only have three English speaking drivers,don't worry if they already booked ,we do have Chinese speaking driver available, they can use their phone to call our translator at any time for help
If you choose to use the driver only, the price is for the driver and private car/van only,please pay your own entrance fee and food
Discover Beijing Tours offer these services for free, let us know in advance if you need 
    Child safety seats

Children's Discount
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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Travelling Party Tour Cost Per Person
English /Chinese Speaking Driver Only
Tour Cost Per Person
 English Speaking Guide and Private Transport
1 Person $120 $225
2 Persons $60 $125
3 Persons $40(Car) $100(van)
4 Persons $30(car) $35(7 seats van) $80
5 Persons $30 $70
6 Persons $25 $65(15 seats van)
7 Persons $25(15 seats van) $60
8 Persons $20 $55
9 Persons $20 $50
10 persons and above Please contact us for detailed quotation Please contact us for detailed quotation

Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
Entrance Fees to the Summer Palace
Chinese Lunch
Unlimited mineral water
If you choose to use the driver only, the price is for the driver and private car/van only,please pay your own entrance fee and food

Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Personal cost
Additional Entrance fee in the Summer Palace
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel insurance

If you use a driver only, please note that our driver will drop you off at East gate, then you can either exit from North Ruyi Gate(on map is number 1 point) or New Palace Gate (on map is number 2 point)

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