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Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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Receive a complementary group photo print out of your party at Tiananmen Square when you book before December 9, 2018 and travel by March 15, 2019.
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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
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Overview
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 (23)
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Reviewed today
Great tour with April

We had a nice afternoon on this tour, April was very informative and friendly, answering all our questions, she really made the tour special and a good experience.

Thank eafolalu
Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda our tour guide was wonderful!

The tour was informative and great to finally see Forbidden City/Tiananmen Square. Linda was a great guide who answered all our questions and gave us a great restaurant recommendation for after tour.

Thank annie21pin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Superb

Wonderful tour. Foebidden City is amazing and the many stories behind it. Cactus the tour guide was perfect! Wish I had more time there....

Thank limchen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
What a great tour!

Yuan (Helen) was an amazing tour guide! It was a rainy day and I was the only person to join the tour, but that didn't stop her from answering all of my questions and giving me and making sure I had a great experience. I...More

Thank mberkhofer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect tour, wouldn't do it any other way

This tour and tour guide (Susan) were great - 5 stars. Susan met my wife and I at our hotel at the agreed time, took us over to Tiananmen Sq, and helped us navigate the crowd and the security in order to get us some...More

Thank Adam N
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