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

Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
  • 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 :
    This activity is non-refundable 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

Know More about this tour

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.


Local taxes

Professional historian guide

Hotel pickup

Forbidden City entrance ticket

Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

Entry/Admission - Meridian Gate (Wu Men)

Entry/Admission - Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men)

Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)

Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity

Entry/Admission - Gate of Heavenly Purity

Entry/Admission - Palace of Earthly Tranquility

Entry/Admission - Hall of Union

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

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

If the booking less than 2 people, it may cancelled and full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

See all reviews
  • 31-Jul-2020

    Our tour guide Lisa was very good and knowledgeable. She was a good history teller. Her english was good too.

  • 28-Dec-2019

    Had Jerry for a tour of the forbidden city, excellent guide who allowed us have some freedom on the tour. His insights were interesting and made for a great experience!

  • 21-Dec-2019

    Lisa was our tour guide this morning. She was very knowledgeable on the history surrounding the forbidden Palace, as well as related Chinese histories. She was also very patient in answering any questions that we had. The tour was well paced with 1 coffee stop in between, which was well timed as it was really cold this morning.

  • 13-Dec-2019

    Sally was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well and we were thankful we had a tour guide as my daughter had been there previously with the in ear guide and she said that having a tour guide to navigate the sprawling grounds was a definite benefit. Would very much recommend. Thank you Sally :)

  • 06-Dec-2019

    Was a terrific tour. Tour operator communication and coordination was VERY good. Be advised that the hotel pick up does not include hotel return. That was ok, they secured a taxi for the return trip. The guide was great!! would highly recommend this operator.

  • 26-Nov-2019

    Had a great day day out with Lisa exploring the forbidden city. Lisa was very knowledgeable and explained the stories at various locations very well. Highly recommended

  • 23-Nov-2019

    We had a great time with Nancy touring the Forbidden City. She did a wonderful job guiding us around the palace while avoiding the large crowds. Definitely recommend.

  • 17-Nov-2019

    We had a great morning with Lisa on the Forbidden City tour. She was very knowledgeable and it was evident she was an experienced tour guide and she enjoyed sharing the history of this historical area. An added bonus: she spent extra time with us taking us to a nearby tea house (which we had asked about). At the end of the tours she helped us negotiate the bus transportation to our next activity. We highly recommend this tour and especially Lisa as the tour guide.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    La recogida en la mañana fue puntual y desde el principio Linda, nuestra guía fue muy amable. No hubo contratiempos, Linda nos hizo un magnífico recorrido evitando las grandes cantidades de gente dentro de lo posible. También nos contó la historia de la ciudad prohibida junto con sus antecesores y datos importantes con lujo de detalle. Su inglés es muy bueno. Excelente tour, ¡lo recomiendo!

  • 12-Nov-2019

    Linda was great she meet us at the hotel Lobby right on time, from the time we got in the car she started sharing city information and history of Beijing , which was very interesting and informative . When we arrived to the forbidden city we skipped the lines and she took us around trying to avoid the crowds to have a better view and more time for her lovely explanation. Her stories and history was great and always Interesting. We loved the tour and really recommend it .

See all reviews