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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 March 15, 2018

A few days earlier, my daughter and I attempted to see the Forbidden City on our own but became discouraged at seeing the huge lines immediately when we got out of the metro. We decided to see something else that day and when I came...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

After looking through several tours offered for the Forbidden City, my boyfriend and I booked this tour through Viator. It is important to check your email for any updates from the tour guide for this, as our guide Lily had emailed to say she would...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Our tour guide, Linda, spoke english well. She was punctual arriving early at our hotel to collect us. With the palace being so large it would have been very easy to go forward and miss a lot of the sights, even above the entrance gate...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Jamie R
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The Forbidden City is a must visit when in Beijing. And the way to get the most from that visit is with Lily's Tour Guide. Lily hosted three of us on her 5-hour in-depth tour where we learned so much about its 600 year history...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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