4-Hour Skip-the-Line Small Group Discovery Forbidden City Tour With Hotel Pickup - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    the Forbidden City
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This ultimate Forbidden city tour will take you see 18 palaces including The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum (Treasures Museum). It will provide you a deeper understanding of what Forbidden city looks like and what the culture are behind it in 5 hours. The Forbidden city now is limited the ticket sold everyday. With this tour, no worries about the ticket, and skip the line!


  • Skip the line
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included

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At 8:30am, your experienced tour guide will come to pick you up in your hotel lobby in Beijing. Then you will go to explore the mysterious Forbidden city.

The Forbidden City is also called the Palace Museum. It is the largest imperial palace complex and best preserved one in the whole world. It has 9999.5 rooms in total from the Ming to Qing dynasty, 24 emperors had lived here for over 500 years.

Youll be guided by a knowledgeable English-speaking Chinese culture expert who will present the interesting history and culture of the Forbidden City.

Youll visit 18 different palaces in the Forbidden City.

1, Meridian Gate
2, The Hall of Literary Glory
3, The Hall of Literary Profundity
4, The Gate of Supreme Harmony
5, The Hall of supreme harmony
6, The Hall of Center Harmony
7, The Hall of Prreserving Harmony
8, Bird's eye view of inner palaces
9,The Dragon Marble Terrence
10, The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum (Treasures Museum)
11, Clock Museum
12, Nine Dragon Screen
13, Palace of Prolonging Happiness
14, Hall of Heavenly Purity
15, Hall of Earthly Tranquility
16, Western Chambers
17, Hall of Mental Cultivation
18, Palace of Eternal Spring
19, Imperial Garden

Your tour will end after 5 hours exploration in the Forbidden City, feel free to ask your tour guide for any tips of where to go afterwards.

Note: all traveler names and passport number required required. You MUST provide your above info upon booking, in case the ticket sold out. You MUST have your passport with you for attending this tour.


1. Meridian Gate
2. The Hall of Literary Glory
3. The Hall of Literary Profundity
4. The Gate of Supreme Harmony
5. The Hall of Supreme Harmony
6. The Hall of Center Harmony
7. Bird's eye view of inner palaces
9. The Dragon Marble Terrence
10. The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum (Treasures Museum)
11. Nine Dragon Screen
12. Palace of Prolonging Happiness
13. Hall of Heavenly Purity
14. Hall of Earthly Tranquility
15. Western Chambers
16. Hall of Mental Cultivation
17. Palace of Eternal Spring
18. Imperial Garden


Local taxes

Professional historian guide

Hotel pickup

Forbidden City entrance ticket

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum



Hotel drop-off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Infant and children must be accompanied by adult

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

All traveler names and passport number required required. You MUST provide your above info upon booking, in case the ticket sold out. You MUST have your passport with you for attending this tour.

Wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Nov-2018

    Very knowledgeable private tour guide with good command of English and wealth of knowkedge of Chinese history.

  • 23-Jul-2018

    We had the pleasure of undertaking this tour with a wonderful guide, Linda. There was only my wife and I on the tour and Linda made sure that she kept us away from the masses that enter this magnificent site.
    Lindas English is excellent and her knowledge of the history of the Forbidden City is first class. The pace that she went at is to be complemented. On the day we visited the F.C. the weather was very very humid. She made sure that we rested at the right time and she gave us plenty of time to stop to buy water and even to look around the gift shops that are dotted around the F.C. She didnt rush anything and she made sure we got the most out of the tour
    If you are visiting Beijing this tour is a must. Linda many thanks for such a memorable tour, it was a pleasure to be in your company for over five hours. You come highly recommended

  • 20-May-2018

    Great experience that was brought to life by Lisa. We arrived in Beijing during rush hour in the morning and got to our hotel as our driver arrived to pick us up. Lisa and the rest of the tour waited a few minutes for us so we all got started at same time. I would not try to see the forbidden city alone, you will miss all the great history that only someone like Lisa is able to give and also have the perks of not having to worry about tickets or standing in long lines or any other tourist traps. Lisa made for an amazing time then gave us some local tips of where to go after the tour to fit our needs. Job well done.

  • 02-Apr-2018

    LIsa, Lillys sister was great. She arrived on time to pick us up at the hotel and the tour was great!!!!! . We didnt make any line at the entrance and she was really knowledgeable and profesional on her tour . Good humor and good English ... loved the tour .

  • 12-Mar-2018

    Lisa was absolutely amazing!! Very knowledgeable, personable, spoke great English and was easy to understand. She went at our pace and exceeded our expectations. I absolutely recommend taking this tour with Lisa!

  • 03-Feb-2018

    Lilly is a very good guide. Her English is easy to understand. Totally recommend.

  • 21-Jan-2018

    Our guide was most helpful and went the extra mile to insure that we had a wonderful experience. We had some mobility problems and he handled these difficulties in an exemplary fashion. This tour is very informative and interesting. We highly recommend it.

  • 07-Jan-2018

    Excellent tour

  • 11-Nov-2017

    I only had 2 free days on my first trip to Beijing. The Forbidden City was a must see, so a great tour guide was essential. A 5-Hour Skip the Line Ultimate Discovery sounded like just what I was looking for and it was. Our guide met me at my hotel and we two others for the ride to the gate. Lily wisked us past the lines and into the outer palace. Everywhere we went she explained the history and pointed out important details. Her knowledge of its 600 years of history was amazing. She took us places we would never have found on our own, showed us things we'd never have noticed, and shared secrets of the City and its residents we never would have imagined. This is the best way to see the Forbidden City. And I can't imagine anyone better to be our guide than Lily.

  • 04-Nov-2017

    My girlfriend and I were the only ones to be part of the group tour, which can max out at 10. Our guide was friendly young Susan, who picked us up from hotel in the Shichahai neighborhood. We took a taxi from there to the south of Tiananmen Square and she paid for the fare. It was not surprising to hear from her that during her studies, there was no mention of the 1989 student rebellion at the Square. She only come to learn from being asked by the tourists. From there, we walked north and Susan was articulate about describing all the key buildings along the way. Since it was a small group and we typically walk fast, we ended up finishing the tour in about 4 hours, which was fine by us. We were there on Oct 25th, a clear but very windy and cold day. There were still tons of people rushing around the key structures for photo opps, but i was told this time of year, it was nothing compared to the summer months.

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