Beijing: Private Walking Tour Forbidden City with Pickup

Beijing: Private Walking Tour Forbidden City with Pickup

From $111.25 per group up to 1

Benefit from a pickup and go on this private tour to explore the history and hidden stories of Forbidden City. Discover the ancient Chinese culture and Emperors’ private life with your professional guide. Save time with shorter separate access.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Pickup included
Pickup available for hotels located within 4th rings area. Your guide will pick up you at your hotel lobby.
Private group


  • Admire the UNESCO site Forbidden City
  • Learn about the history of ancient China
  • Discover secret stories hidden behind heritage architecture
  • Enjoy a transfer to the Forbidden City from your hotel (located within 4th rings area)
  • Take a bird's eye view of the whole Forbidden City with the optional add-on Jingshan Park visit
Full description
Enjoy a pickup and start exploring the Forbidden City together with your guide. Take in this amazing ancient Chinese emperor's palace. Visit 2 nearby attractions before entering the Forbidden City: the Imperial Ancestral Temple and the Tian'anmen Square. Hear about the use of different chambers of Forbidden City, both a political and ceremonial center. Delve into the intriguing exhibits of the Palace Museum to admire an epic collection of artwork dating back to the Ming Dynasty, 600 years ago. Your tour guide will take you around the central line of the Forbidden City. Pass through Meridian Gate (Wumen) and visit the Hall of Literary Brilliance (Wenhua dian) for the famous ceramics craft in ancient China. Visit the three main halls in the center of the Forbidden City, which are also the most elegant buildings. See the front office, Emperor's private office, meeting area, and royal family's residence.  Take a chance to visit the Yanxi Palace before going to the splendid Royal Garden. Learn the little secret about how the Emperors managed his private life with 3,000 wives. The tour will end at the North Gate where a metro station is nearby. You can choose a 20-min Jingshan Park visit with your guide to have a bird's eye view of the whole Forbidden City with an optional add-on.
  • Forbidden City entry ticket
  • Professional English tour guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Jingshan Park ticket (optional add-on)
  • Personal expense
  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • In high seasons, there is a long queue to enter even for a separate queue, it is recommended to book the earliest start time
  • Depending on the crowd and queuing time, this tour will adjust the route and the total time from meet up to end is around 4 hours
  • For the optional add-on itinerary of Jingshan Park, there is some hiking needed for the view of Forbidden City
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Product ID: 390782