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Skip-the-line Forbidden City Private Tour

By Variarts Travel
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Highlights

  • 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

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Hotel pickup and transfer by taxi

  • What's included

    Professional & friendly tour guide

  • What's included

    Skip-the-line tickets to the Forbidden City

  • What's excluded

    Hotel drop-off

  • What's excluded

    Extra optional tickets inside Forbidden City

  • What's excluded

    Food or drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Beijing hotels.

  • Right after booking please send an e-mail with all customers' passport numbers, passport names and ages so we can purchase your Forbidden City ticket(s).

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.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Forbidden City
  • Building 6, Wanda Plaza ,Jianguo Road,
  • Beijing Beijing Shi 100124

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Your hotel in Beijing city centre
  • Beijing Beijing
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