1. China
  2. Beijing
  3. Forbidden City

Forbidden City: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 195551
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Explore the history and hidden stories of Forbidden City. With skip-the-line access and an experienced English tour guide. Learn the ancient Emperors working and private life at the Forbidden City.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the incredible Forbidden City with the Imperial Ancestral Temple included
  • Learn about the history of ancient China
  • Discover secret stories hidden behind heritage architecture
Full description
Meet with your tour guide at 9:00 AM at the meeting point before commencing your captivating sightseeing tour to the Forbidden City to absorb the imperial majesty of the Chinese palace. 

Hear about how the building functions as both a political and ceremonial center, then delve into the intriguing exhibits of the Palace Museum to admire an epic collection of artwork dating back to the Ming Dynasty.

Then your tour guide will escort you around the Forbidden city covering the West, East, and Central line, featuring all sides of the Forbidden City passing through the royal family's residence and the splendid royal garden, to enjoy a complete journey through time. 

The tour will end at around 1:00 PM at the North Gate. You can choose to continue exploring independently or find restaurants to have lunch nearby.
Includes
  • The Forbidden City admission ticket
  • Imperial Ancestral Temple admission ticket
  • Professional English tour guide
  • Rental fee of headsets
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expense
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet at the main gate of the Beijing Hotel. Address: Tower B. No. 33 East Chang An Avenue. Beijing. Address in Chinese: 北京饭店诺金(东长安街33号B座). Transport links to the meeting point by subway: Please take subway line 1 and get off at station Wangfujing(王府井. Follow the signs for exit C1, then walk 100 meters to the west and you will find the Beijing Hotel.

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