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Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access
See the Chinese imperial palace used from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty up close on this private, 4-hour tour of the Forbidden City, including special skip-the-line access. Along the way, you’ll also get to see Tiananmen Square and Jinshan Park. Please be aware that this tour doesn’t include transportation to and from the attractions, but your private guide can help you get a taxi or other form of transport (own expense).
What to Expect

Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at the time you advised as your preferred pickup time when booking. Then take local transportation , taxi or subway (At your own cost) or walk  to Tiananmen Square , the world’s largest central squares. It’s located in the geographical heart of the city. Stand amid the history as your guide explains its past and points out its significant buildings.

Thereafter, you’ll continue into the Forbidden City shrouded with mysteries. During the walking tour, you may feel confused about the special designs and totems of the palace, especially the cultural meaning behind them. 

Why there are 9 sculptures of mythical animals on the roof ridge of Hall of Supreme Harmony but not 8 or 10; why there are 9999.5 but not 10000 rooms in the palace; Why the eyes and ears of the stone lions in front of the Palace of Tranquility and Longevity blocked… 

With the historical knowledge from your guide, you will gradually uncover these cultural secrets and explore a more different Forbidden City you’ve ever heard about.

After a close insight of the Forbidden City, you are going to exit in the north and then climb up to Jingshan Park which is the best spot to overlook the panorama of the Forbidden City. Just prepare to embrace the stunning scenery.

At last, ask your guide for transportation information to your next destination before bidding farewell to your guide.

Reviews (15)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best tour guide ever! Yep, that’s Susan!

We spent two and half days in Beijing where we were spellbound with the city and its historical heritage. And it happened more so because we had an amazing tour guide Susan! Very well spoken, warm and cheerful who made sure that our young boys...More

Thank Neil_Dallas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Everyone Needs Helen - 1/2 Robert Langdon and 1/2 Mary Poppins

We searched for the ten star review button, but Tripadvisor limits these reviews to a mere five stars. Helen exceeded our expectations of Beijing's highlights in ways too many to count. Beijing is a complicated city to travel through as we discovered when we were...More

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour! Comfortable and captivating!

I could both have been more pleased by my day trip through Beijing, than with Helen. She called my hotel the day before to confirm I had arrived safely and to ensure I had all the important information for the tour. Helen met me at...More

Thank Harrison W
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile
Forbidden City tour with Vivianne

Had a wonderful time on this tour! We had ten in our group. We were picked up at our hotel. Van was very clean. Our tour guide Vivianne was very friendly and gave us lots of information about the Forbidden City. Leo was very helpful...More

Thank Tracey5320
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour with guide Helen

We (3 adults and 1 infant) had a wonderful tour with Helen, our guide. Helen speaks perfect English and could tell us a lot about the history of the sights and the life inside the forbidden city at the emperors' times, which makes the experience...More

Thank Escape785976
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