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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 November 20, 2018

We would recommend getting a guide and pay to skip the lines. Our guide Lisa was great and it was a beautiful day, so she also took us to the park across from the forbidden city and we climbed up to the top, where you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roam558195
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

5 in our group with Lisa. Pick up was easy and efficient. Once we got to the forbidden city we realized how out of our depth we would have been if we had tried to foot it alone. Lisa was fantastic, knowledgeable and we had...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2018

We had a great tour with Linda, our guide for the day. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We were very lucky that there was only my husband and I on the tour. Linda took pictures of us for us and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brenda K
Reviewed November 7, 2018

It was our last day in Beijing and we did not want to leave without seeing the Forbidden City. We decided to take the "5 Hour Skip the Line Tour"which ended up to be a great decision. Our tour guide Lisa was great! She was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mara L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Whilst still jet lagged, our 5-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour was a great choice for our first morning in Beijing. It was nice to be picked up and experience the wonders of the Forbidden City as our first experience. Our guide Linda...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phillip W
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