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Private 4-Hour Walking Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City provided by Catherine Lu Tours

Private 4-Hour Walking Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Private 4-Hour Walking Tour to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 37561P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide service fee (4 hours)
  • Entrance Tickets to the Sights
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Transportation
  • Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Gratuity (for good service)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please note: Forbidden City is closed every Monday, except the Chinese public holidays
  • Extra fee will be requested after 4 hours tour
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • English-speaking tour guide service fee (4 hours)
  • Entrance Tickets to the Sights
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Transportation
  • Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Gratuity (for good service)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please note: Forbidden City is closed every Monday, except the Chinese public holidays
  • Extra fee will be requested after 4 hours tour
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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SheemaA
1 contribution
I had a 10 hour layover in Beijing last week. CatherineLu Tours made it possible for me to see the Mutianyu Great Wall within that time and be back for my flight. They were extremely prompt in their replies to my emails, answered all my questions, and gave explicit instructions on how & where to go and when. The driver was very courteous & helpful. I’m very grateful for their assistance and have already recommended their service to a lot of people.
Written 25 November 2019
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Richard
2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour which was just long enough, but not too long to ingest all the knowledge that our tour guide Connie imparted on this.

Connie's knowledge of Tiannneman Square, The Forbidden City and the associated elements around them really kept us interested throughout the entire walk. Just coming to terms of just how steeped these places of interest are in history, superstition & power struggles over the many Dynasty’s.

The pace & timing of the tour was just right given the high season as we were able to see everything without it being too crowded and the way you managed our itinerary meant we really didn’t have to wait anywhere for any real period of time.

Along with Connie's excellent command of English we would highly recommend her and the tour company to anyone that is interested on this kind of tour.

The weather made the overall experience just perfect, thanks again.
Written 7 October 2019
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vincentlau
Singapore, Singapore324 contributions
We did 2 half day tours with Sonia, one to Mutianyu Great Wall and to Forbidden City on the next day.

Sonia was very helpful, speaks fluent English.

She was able to captire my 2 girls attention, enthralling them with exciting stories of Chinese history, of the pilitical strife that happened in the chinese history.

She also had the initiative to prebook our tickets so we walked straight into the Forbidden City. She also explained the varioys trees and shrubs in the Summer Palace and the purpose of each building.

She was a walking encylopedia of chinese history. She answered all our queries and more.

She also gave us an insight into current Chinese philisophy and how the culture has developed since the Cultural Revolution.

This is prob my 3rd time to the Forbidden City and Summer Palace but thus trip is the most rewarding and enriching.
Written 9 November 2018
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bheger1
Greensboro, NC103 contributions
I usually book Catherine Lu Tours because I’m certain to get a great guide. The tour we had of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Mao Mausoleum was well explained by Jenny. It was a 4 hour tour, and was a fascinating tour. We skipped the long lines and went right into the Square/City. Jenny was very knowledgeable and interesting. I recommend her highly.
Written 28 March 2019
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BR511
Chicago, IL41 contributions
Friends
Four of us (adult friends) booked the half-day excursion to the Forbidden City and our guide was Joyce. She met us about 10 minutes before the scheduled time at our hotel.

Joyce was full of knowledge and her English is excellent. She accommodated our desire to Mao's tomb and scheduled our time accordingly.

Having travels to many countries and experienced different tours and tour groups, I can highly recommend Catherine Lu tours and Joyce.

Thank you Joyce for an incredible tour!
Written 7 May 2018
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Squish0904
Garland, TX111 contributions
Solo
I traveled the first week in January. It was very cold so I hired a car with Catherine to go along with my tour guide Lucy on a private tour of Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.. Both where fantastic. Lucy spoke great English and was very informative and took me to all the highlights I expected to see and even some places off the beaten path. I highly recommend Catherine Lu Tours, the communication before my trip was great. Lucy showed up to the hotel early so we got an early start. Everything about my tour with Catherine Lu and with guide Lucy went perfectly. I was nervous traveling over to China since it was my first time in Asia but everything went just as planned.
Written 31 January 2018
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Adventurer816799
1 contribution
Friends
We took three of the half-day walking tours with Tracey, who was amazing (Tiananmen & Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven). Her English was great. She called us the evening before our first tour, picked us up at the hotel each morning, and provided us with the history and cultural details of the sites we visited. We gained far more as a result of doing the guided tours than we would have doing it by ourselves. Booking the tour was super easy. We had a wonderful experience and felt like this was money well spent. We recommend Catherine Lu Tours highly.
Written 21 July 2019
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Rachel
1 contribution
Solo
Joyce was a great tour guide: she picked me up at my hotel, and promptly made a reservation for Forbidden City so that we wouldn't miss it (warning: if you do an afternoon tour, maybe a good idea to tell them in advance if you want to do the forbidden city). She made negotiating the subway very easy, and told me a ton of interesting information about forbidden city, and also the hutongs, which we walked through on our way out.
Written 12 June 2019
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Arctic Gecko
Tokyo, Japan3 contributions
I booked a four-hour walking tour with Catherine Lu Tours. They were extremely responsive and helpful by email before and after my arrival in Beijing, and were thankfully flexible when I needed to change my itinerary and pick-up location at the last minute.

I did a four-hour afternoon walking tour of the Temple of Heaven and the Pearl Market with my guide Tracy, who was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. She was attentive to my needs, always asking what I wanted to do and making sure I was safe and happy. It was my first day in Beijing, which can be a bit of an overwhelming city, and I felt like I was in very good hands with Tracy. She took lots of pictures of me and explained many aspects of Chinese culture and history that I would not otherwise have understood.

If you book a private tour with Catherine Lu Tours, I think you are likely to feel that you are in the hands of a caring friend with your tour guide. I know that I enjoyed my afternoon with Tracy very much!
Written 21 March 2019
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Anne-Laure B
Prenzlau, Germany1 contribution
Solo
I can really recommend the private 4h walkging tour to Tiananmen suqare and forbidden city. I learned so much and I could ask a lot of question. Lena was very helpfull, very kind, explained all the history and current state very well. I really appreciated the tour and can only highly recommend it if you are in Bejing
Written 12 December 2018
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Best trip we ever had!
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One of the best trips we ever went on!
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The 3 things most travelers are looking for when taking on an adventure. Booking was very easy with plenty of conta
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