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5-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing

  • 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
5-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing
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5-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour in Beijing

The Forbidden City is the former seat of Chinese imperial power, once home to 24 different emperors over a 500-year span. Only a limited number of tickets are released each day, and visitors face long wait times to enter the sprawling royal residence. With these skip-the-line admission tickets, you’ll breeze past the crowds on an in-depth guided tour of the lavish palace complex.

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, you’ll 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 will be 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 1,000 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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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Unbeatable Forbidden City tour with Amazing Guide!

Lisa, our tour guide did a great job!!! It was just two of us, together with 2 more small groups (total 6 pax) hence the tour size is just right. Lisa has deep knowledge on China history and we are able to learn a lot...More

Thank Huiting A
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Thank you for making our trip wonderful.

Lisa was exceptional. We toured with her for 3 days and she made it great. She went out of her way to make sure our young children enjoyed the tour. Lisa, like Rita from Shanghai adjusted our tour to take into account our children, weather...More

1  Thank 608julioa
Reviewed 1 June 2018
They did a good job

Our group was only four people. Mae, our guide did a very good job and we needed the full five hours for a brief overview of the vast property. Punctual pickup. You need to get back on your own to your hotel. I would definitely...More

Thank baywanderer
Reviewed 23 May 2018
Amazing tour with a Great Guide.

Recently took this tour with guide Lisa.She was fantastic and was a wealth of knowledge and did her best in avoiding the huge crowds. Easy 5 hour walking tour. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile
Amazing Tour with Lilly

Recently did the 5 hour tour with my parents and girlfriend. Lilly was a wealth of information, entertaining and even funny! She managed to somehow avoid the insane crowds inside the forbidden city, and maintained our attention the whole time. My history buff dad had...More

Thank Henrik P
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