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4-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour with Hotel Pickup

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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 4 hours. The Forbidden City now is limited the ticket sold everyday. With this tour, no worries about the ticket, and skip the line!
  • A guided tour of the Forbidden City with skip-the-line admission
  • Skip the crowds and enter the museum without waiting in line
  • Enjoy 18 different stops, from treasure collections to the royal garden
  • Pickup from your Beijing hotel is included
What to Expect
After pickup at your Beijing hotel, head to the city’s top attraction with prebooked tickets. As the world’s best-preserved imperial residence, the Forbidden City draws visitors from every region of the globe, with most tourists facing long wait times to get inside. During this exclusive, skip-the-line tour, you’ll breeze past the crowds and enter the museum directly to begin your guided visit.
Step inside the 15th-century palace complex, once home to 24 different emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. Your private guide will be on hand to tell you about the history and culture of the Forbidden City as you wander the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take your time to explore its 1,000 lavish rooms and the sprawling royal compound: The in-depth tour includes 18 stops, including the lavish Antiquarium of the Palace Museum, where the royal treasures are displayed.
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience visiting the Forbidden city with this tour guide. It was extremely easy to book and coordinate with them prior to the trip. The experience at Forbidden City was hassle free and the guide helped us navigate the crowds very well....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you very much! Had a great tour of the forbidden city with a traditional tea ceremony at the end. Very knowledgeable and enjoyable tour. Can highly recommend for everyone!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Roman T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sally was a most amazing guide. From the moment we were picked up from our hotel, she was very attentive and informative. As the tour suggests, we skipped lines and were able to avoid the larger crowds and queues. Sally knew the history well and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jenny V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sally confirmed our pick up the day before, arrived promptly at the pick up time and set our expectations very high, and lived up to them!!! We had a 9-month old and a 70+ yr old and Sally accommodated all of our needs- while educating...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Markwilson78
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

I cannot recommend Sally enough. If I could give her more stars I would. She showed Up on time exactly. She was warm friendly and her English was very good. She Was very knowledgeable about the forbidden city. She adjusted her pace to ours. We...More

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