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4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City provided by Discover Beijing Tours

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4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

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Get the most out of your Beijing vacation with this personalized private Beijing walking tour of the Forbidden City. Eliminate the need to study a map, and rely on your guide to take care of the navigating. Explore Tiananmen Square, and avoid waiting in ticket lines at the Forbidden City, as entrance fees are included. A perk of the tour is that the itinerary can be tailored to your preferences.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    National Museum Of China
    Mausoleum of Mao Zedong
  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
  • 3
    Hall of Union
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • Avoid long ticket lines at the Forbidden City—entry is included
  • A private tour ensures having your guide’s undivided attention
  • Choose the start time of the tour to suit your schedule
  • Learn about Beijing’s history through guide commentary
Important Information
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup only(but not including the transportation fee to Tian'anmen Square)
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Union
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
  • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
  • Transportation to the Forbidden City
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Additional entrance fee to the museums
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number is required at time of booking for all participants
  • The Forbidden City in winter closes at 4:30pm (1st of Nov - 31st of March), in summer at 5:00pm (1st of April -31st of Oct), please arrange your start time accordingly
  • Please Note: When making a booking, please provide the tour operator with your desired pick up time at "special requirement", your tour operator will also contact you just in case
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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diana marie wrote a review May 2020
New York21 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was AMAZING. Although it was a rainy day, Jimmy brought sunshine. He was very knowledgable, purchased our tickets, and taught us SO much. He even protected us from other tourists trying to take our pictures. He was wonderful to spend the day with and it was a great
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Date of experience: July 2019
BuckeyeChef wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York239 contributions118 helpful votes
My tour guide Lucy showed up at my hotel early and prepared. We embarked on a perfect day of serious walking and historic adventure. You really need all four hours to visit the palace and it’s grounds. And Lucy really knows her history so you will learn a ton. I would highly
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Teresa wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
We had a great time on our tour with Jimmy. He knew every historical fact about Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. We learned so much more than we would have if we had just gone by ourselves. His English was excellent and was just an all around great guy to spend the afternoon
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Date of experience: December 2019
noahkotler wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The forbidden city and tiananmen are a must-see when visiting Beijing. Jimmy was a great tour guide and pre-purchased the tickets to enter the forbidden city so we did not need to stand in line. He speaks perfect English too.
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Date of experience: January 2020
381ulfr wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions
.......Jimmy is a Great Tourguide, very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Absolutely recommendable!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Great tour combo if you've seen great wall and forbidden city.
Our guide Lucy was waiting for us ahead of schedule in the hotel lobby. We followed the itinerary and were able to
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Perfect for my overnight stay
This tour was perfect for the few hours I had in Beijing. Pick up and drop off from Hotel very handy. It was a cond
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Great tour for a short trip to Beijing
Lucy took me on the tour of the Summer Palace, she was very knowledgeable and a great companion for the day (she ta
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Best fun
Lucy was lovely, the wall was beautiful and the toboggan ride so much fun! My phone ran out of power so Lucy took s
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Great Wall is great fun
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The tour was fantastic, there is lots to see at night. I would recommend this to anyone The tour guide was espec
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Really really cold day (minus 10 maybe more ) do not stop us ... this experience fill up our mind ... lakes pag
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I was a bit nervous since I was traveling alone, but Jimmy showed up 30 minutes early to pick me up at the hotel (n
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, Spanish
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