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4-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour with Hotel Pickup

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This ultimate Forbidden City tour will take you see 18 palaces including The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum (Treasures Museum). It will provide you a deeper understanding of what Forbidden City looks like and what the culture are behind it in 4 hours. The Forbidden City now is limited the ticket sold everyday. With this tour, no worries about the ticket, and skip the line!
  • A guided tour of the Forbidden City with skip-the-line admission
  • Skip the crowds and enter the museum without waiting in line
  • Enjoy 18 different stops, from treasure collections to the royal garden
  • Pickup from your Beijing hotel is included
What to Expect
After pickup at your Beijing hotel, head to the city’s top attraction with prebooked tickets. As the world’s best-preserved imperial residence, the Forbidden City draws visitors from every region of the globe, with most tourists facing long wait times to get inside. During this exclusive, skip-the-line tour, breeze past the crowds and enter the museum directly to begin your guided visit. Step inside the 15th-century palace complex, once home to 24 different emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. Your private guide is on hand to tell you about the history and culture of the Forbidden City as you wander the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take your time to explore its 10,000 lavish rooms and the sprawling royal compound: The in-depth tour includes 18 stops, including the lavish Antiquarium of the Palace Museum, where the royal treasures are displayed.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your centrally located hotel in Beijing
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
the Forbidden City
  • Local taxes
  • Professional historian guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Forbidden City entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infant and children must be accompanied by adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • All traveler names and passport number required required. You MUST provide your above info upon booking, in case the ticket sold out. You MUST have your passport with you for attending this tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

I booked the 5-Hour tour of the Forbidden City for my boyfriend and myself on our second day in Beijing and was not disappointed! As the Forbidden City is so large and impressive we wanted to spend a good amount of time here. If you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Olivia O
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Sally gave good commentary through the tour, answering all questions - some difficult. She was pleasant and open and knowledgeable without being boring.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

Our guide Michael was picked us up at our hotel and then helped us navigate the queues to enter the forbidden city. The tour was well organised and our guide very knowledgeable. I recommend this tour to anyone but it is especially suitable if you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jimbub3091
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

We signed up for this focused tour of the Forbidden City knowing that with such a large and historically important complex, we wanted to have more insight than what a “normal” tour might provide. Our guide, Lisa, did not disappoint. She was packed full of...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

We had a short 3 day stay in Beijing so we’re keen to make the most of our time and booked the skip the line forbidden small group tour. Our guide Lisa was fantastic. Forbidden City has 80,000 visitors a day and we visited in...More

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