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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium provided by Discover Beijing Tours

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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium

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Cover more Beijing highlights in less time during a sightseeing tour that provides an ideal introduction to China’s capital for first-time visitors. As well as limiting the group size to 12 to ensure you receive personalized attention from your guide, this tour includes skip-the-line access to the Forbidden City (Palace Museum), which can attract long lines.
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  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
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    Pass by
    Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
    Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
    National Museum Of China
    Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Palace of Heavenly Purity
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • See more of Beijing in less time on an express sightseeing tour
  • The obvious choice for time-pressed travelers
  • Travel between dispersed landmarks in a climate-controlled vehicle
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12 people
Important Information
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (for Hotels within the 3rd ring road of Beijing City)
  • Fobiddden city entrance fee
  • Entrance fee to two museums
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Preserving Harmony (Baohedian)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity
  • Entry/Admission - The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Nine Dragon Screen of The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off outside of designated location
  • Transportation to the Tian'anmen square (at your own expense)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • In order to get your skip the line entrance ticket to Forbidden City, your passport name and number are required at time of booking (for all participants)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Paul S wrote a review Oct 2019
Shanghai, China1 contribution
We booked the 5h tour and Lucy was our guide. She picked us up from our Hotel very timely and organised the transportation to Tiananmen square, where we met four more participants of the tour (in total we've been six). We started with exploring the square and got to know the
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Date of experience: October 2019
vintageplums wrote a review Aug 2019
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to be lead on a private tour because there were no other bookings and skipped the long queues because we were with a tour guide. We had Jimmy as our guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable, especially on the topic of the last emperor. He kept
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CK1495 wrote a review Jul 2019
Vienna, Austria4 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked this great tour with Lucy! Everything worked perfectly well. She picked us up at our hotel right on time (which is in our experience not that usual with other tour guides/operator). First, she led us around Tiananmen Square and told us about its history and present
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Date of experience: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
leong101 wrote a review Jul 2019
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I had a really good time visiting the Forbidden City. Jimmy was a really fun tour guide; he has a good sense of humor and knows how to help us navigate the crowd. He has lots of historical information to share but also lots of other interesting stories to tell as
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Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
jicdoug wrote a review Jul 2019
Vienna, Virginia6 contributions5 helpful votes
This tour and our guide Lucy was a great way to begin our stay in Beijing. Not only did Lucy give us a fun and informative tour of the “must sees” Tiananmen Square, Mao’s mausoleum, and the Forbidden City, she helped orient us to the subway and bus system of Beijing. For
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Date of experience: June 2019
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Discover Beijing Tours
Good Tour with Linda!
Fluent in English (and Chinese of course) and energetic, it was great to have Linda as our day tour guide. She made
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JIMMY! The best!
This tour was AMAZING. Although it was a rainy day, Jimmy brought sunshine. He was very knowledgable, purchased o
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The BEST Day !!!
This day is one I will never forget. We went on the fourth of July... the HOTTEST day. Lucy took us to a private
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Sharon T
Becky was a fabulous tour guide.
This review is a long time in coming, we visited China last year 2019 in March/ April. We were a private party of
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Fantastic experience
My partner and I landed in Beijing the night before and we wanted to experience Chinese cuisine the next day so we
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Beijing zoo
Our guide, Becky was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the zoo and surrounding areas. She al
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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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Highlight of my trip to Beijing
My tour guide Lucy showed up at my hotel early and prepared. We embarked on a perfect day of serious walking and hi
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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 tour guide in Beijing!!
We had a great time on our tour with Jimmy. He knew every historical fact about Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
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Private tour of forbidden city
The forbidden city and tiananmen are a must-see when visiting Beijing. Jimmy was a great tour guide and pre-purchas
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Claire M
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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Claire M
Great Wall is great fun
Lucy and her driver took us around Beijing. An amazing highlight was seeing the Great Wall (held together by sticky
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Ingrid R
Great tour!
.......Jimmy is a Great Tourguide, very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Absolutely recommendable!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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