This is a very well-received boat riding and walking tour of Beijing (available from late April to mid October), providing an opportunity to see a bit of everything in the capital, both historical sites and everyday life of Beijing. You will cruise along the imperial canal in a traditional style motorized canopy boat past Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium and the Purple Bamboo Garden while appreciating the great views en route. We stop at the Purple Bamboo Garden to stroll around and meet up with a local sing-along group which is hidden in bamboo forests. Appreciate the passionate amateurs of the community singing.
Then we continue our journey by boat heading directly into the Summer Palace,and change boat to cruise on the Kunming lake. Then we continue our tour with a guided walk (mounting on the hill or take a side walk around the hill) that ends at the North gate. And then we will drive back to CCC office. (Please note that we will not visit the palaces near the east gate, as they are packed most time of the year. )
If you don't want to tour the Summer Palace, you can do a half-day tour finishing the boat ride at the Purple Bamboo Garden near the west third ring road, or at the South gate of Summer Palace.
Please bring your own picnic lunch, or request additional picnic lunch if you book a private tour (minimum 8 people).
Meeting place for a scheduled roup tour:
1. We meet at the China Culture Center to board the bus.
2. Or you may meet us at the dock (see map below). The bus will arrive at the dock around 40 minutes after departure time at CCC. Please catch the boat on time.
How to get to the dock by yourself: get off at the Xizhimen Subway (along blue loop line) along the North West Second Ring Road, then take a cab to the dock behind the Exhibition Center (10 minutes driving distance).
Where the tour ends:
We will drive back to CCC after the Summer Palace walk.
Confirmation and Cancellation:
CCC policy requires that you must confirm your attendance on this tour 24 hours before departure. If we do not get final confirmation from you, either by phone or by email, your place on the tour may be cancelled. We appreciate your understanding and support and look forward to seeing you on the tour, especially for foreign travelers who have booked CCC tours online in their own countries but do NOT have local contact information while in China.
CCC reserves the right to cancel due to low enrollment at non-peak season or any unpredictable issues. In such event, we will notify you no later than 48 hours prior to the departure.
CCC Travel does not offer regular set packages for this tour. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check non-negotiable fixed prices and propose a date for your own group. Please note that we do not create a private tour and then make it available for individual people to join. We also do not contact other people to add to a group tour. Similarly, we can create custom-made private journeys for you and your family or friends or co-workers at set-prices.
Bespoke Tour Prices:
A 3 hours chartered traditional style canopy boat from the dock to the Summer Palace including boat trip along the canal and walks in two attractions:
RMB 3,500 for 1-7 guests
RMB 450/ person for 8-10 guests
RMB 420/ person for 11-15 guests
0-4 years old for free
5-7 years old have 50% off
8-11 years old have 20% off
Additional services available upon requests: meal musical instruments on boat, cultural classes, night performance, as well as airport transfers, contact us for details and quotation.
CCC services include:
* CCC's own experienced English speaking guide
* Water, soft drinks and snack
* Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program
* Local travel insurance (Insurance can be arranged for you without additional cost. Please get in touch well in advance with all details of your travelers from official names, country to passport numbers, etc. if you would like to have your insurance, it usually takes at least two working days to organize.)
* Transfers in customary air conditioned coaches to the dock and return from the Summer Palace.
* Meal on the boat.
Guided Tour in the Summer Palace will be quoted seperately.
1. We must check the date:
The CCC’s guide or expert may not be available at the time frame you would like to book. We will have to check with them first before we can confirm the time with you.
2. Prepayment is necessary:
Once the guides/experts are confirmed, prepayment is required so we can book his/her time. Click here for details Payment method
3. Corporate Clients
All prices listed are for private individuals. Corporate clients will be separately quoted.