Chengde and its imperial city

From 375€ / person 2 Days

A week-end getaway outside Beijing

Take two days on the footsteps of the Qing dynasty Emperors, reaching their summer residency and hunting sites. Discover their ancient Summer Palace just a few hours north of Beijing, up on the hills, where the air is a little bit cooler than in the capital city.

Summer residency

Take exemple on the ancient times Emperors: leave the capital city in summer when Beijing gets too hot, in order to breathe a cooler air on Chengde grassy hills.


Reach Chengde by car with your driver, and visit Chengde's temples and Summer Palace.


Day 1: Beijing – Chengde

This morning, you’ll leave Beijing with your driver and reach Chengde in the north-east (~3.5hrs drive). Chengde used to be the summer residence of the last Emperors of the Qing dynasty, a history that you can still feel and see around you in Chengde. After checking in at your hotel and a lunch, visit the Summer Palace, the biggest imperial garden in the world.

Day 2: Chengde – Beijing (B)

After breakfast, your driver will take you around Chengde for more discoveries. You will visit Putuo Zongcheng temple, an impressive replica of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Then you’ll visit Puning temple, a Buddhist complex built in 1755 during famous Qianlong Emperor’s reign. You’ll finish your visit with Xumi Fushou temple, also known as a the Temple of Happiness and Longevity. It was designed for Qianlong Emperor’s 70th birthday in a Tibetan and Chinese fusion style.
After your visits, your driver will take you back to Beijing.


  • 4* hotel with breakfast (B)
  • Private driver
  • Chinese visa
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip to the driver
  • Insurances
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