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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium

  • 5-hour Beijing guided walking tour
  • Walk around Tiananmen Square as you learn about its history
  • Use a prebooked ticket to access the Forbidden City
5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium
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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium
From $69.00
Hear the stories behind Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square during a 5-hour, small-group walking tour in Beijing. After exploring the famous square, which is one of the world’s largest, you’ll make your way into the Forbidden City using a prebooked ticket to avoid any long entrance lines. Explore all the key sites including the Imperial Garden, and discover fun facts about the Ming and Qing dynasties from your guide. Numbers are limited to just 12 people, and you can rest assured that no unwelcome factory or tourist shop visits are planned.
What to Expect
Wait in your hotel lobby at 8am to meet your guide. Together, you’ll travel to Tiananmen Square, in the geographical heart of the city.
Once of the world’s largest central squares, Tiananmen Square covers a vast amount of open space, measuring in at some 440, 000 square meters (109 acres). To put that in perspective, the square is roughly as large as the whole of Vatican City. Stand amid the history as your guide explains its past and points out its significant buildings.
From the square, you’ll continue into the Forbidden City with your fast-access prebooked ticket in hand. Make your way to a quiet seating area, and learn about the palace and the Ming and Qing dynasties from your guide. Many say that a visit to the Forbidden City is more about the stories than the sightseeing, and your guide will tell all the tales to make your visit complete.
Check out the Meridian Gate, halls of harmony, heavenly purity, earthly tranquility, and unity; and the tree-lined pathways of the Imperial Garden as well as many other significant sights. Read the Itinerary for a full list of attractions that are seen on the tour.
Your experience ends in the grounds of the Imperial Garden but you can spend longer inside the Forbidden City, if you wish.
Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reminiscence of the Forbidden city

Our guide Lucy Li met us in our hotel 1/2 hour earlier than was told on the website . She called a day earlier to our hotel trying to inform us the slight change of time due to picking up of other passengers, but we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MKGC1
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile
Private walking tour of the Forbidden City

Jimmy met me at my hotel and he accompanied me to the Forbidden City. Jimmy made for an informative and fun afternoon! Thx Jimmy

2  Thank susanoco
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile
Good History Lesson

It was our lucky day, nobody else joined the tour, therefore it became our private tour. Our tour guide Jenny, gave us good history info while touring the forbidden city and Tian’anmen. She also helped us search for places to go for the rest of...More

Thank holmeibear
Reviewed October 29, 2018
Long but rewarding walking tour

Our guide Jimmy met us at our hotel near the Forbidden City. We walked to Tianenmen Square first and were amazed by the size of the space, the number of people in the square, and the massive government buildings surrounding the square. We then entered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seansmclaughlin
Reviewed October 28, 2018
This was an amazing tour which covered all of the incredible details of the Forbidden City!

Our tour guide Jimmy was just terrific! He was polite, extremely professional and very knowledgeable! We loved hearing all of the stories he told us about the Emperor. It really helped us to visualize what it was like during his reign! Well done Jimmy!!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sherpa558593
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Rachel D
July 19, 2018|
Response from Uwe S | Reviewed this property |
Guess the two people is the minimum group size. Probably not worthwhile to do the tour just for one person.