Feel the heaviness of history in every corner of Tiananmen
Take your time exploring the immensity of Forbidden city
Your expert guide reveals the hidden secrets of the sites
Skip-the-line as the guide will pre-buy the tickets for you
Convenient hotel pick-up for a stress-free trip
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Hotel pickup and transfer by taxi
Professional & friendly tour guide
Skip-the-line tickets to the Forbidden City
Extra optional tickets inside Forbidden City
Food or drinks
What you can expect
Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and go together by taxi to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world and the centre of Beijing city. It holds several tourist attractions like the Tiananmen Tower, the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall. It is an emblematic spot in China, and also the main access to the Forbidden City.
Then, skip the line to enter the Forbidden City, a sprawling world heritage–listed site by UNESCO–where Ming and Qing emperors once lived and ruled in opulence. Its access was forbidden to the citizens for 500 years and it is a crazy maze of buildings, bridges, halls, and alleys. Our guide will help you to identify the most important sites and imagine how life was for those inside hundreds of years ago.
Once the visit is over at the northern gate of Forbidden city, you can continue touring the city on your own. The guide will recommend that you visit Jingshan Park just on the opposite street, where you can get the best views of Forbidden City.
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