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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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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 April 25, 2019

Our visit to the Forbidden City was greatly enhanced by our guide, Lisa, who not only gave us lots of information about the city and the various Dynasties, but also knew her way around and how best to avoid the large crowds. There were only...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic day in the Forbidden City with Sally leading us on the tour. She is very knowledgeable about the intricacies and history of various aspects of the structures as well as the stories behind the scenes. Sally was very polite, professional, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Sally was amazing. She promptly picked us up at our hotel, was very knowledgeable and explained the history / answered all our questions, tailored the tour to our needs and helped us get a taxi after. Great tour, highly recommended !!

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Reviewed March 5, 2019

If you want to avoid the crowd and have an in depth understanding of the history and stories related to Forbidden City, this is the tour for you. The day started with Linda picking us up from the hotel. She was right on time and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank angelinengsc
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Visited China with family. Visited Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall and many other places in Beijing. The Chinese Kungfu Show and Acrobatic Shows were one of the best live performances seen. Visitors should never miss these shows when in Beijing.

Date of experience: March 2018
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