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In-depth Forbidden City tour with Royal Icehouse Dining Experience

In-depth Forbidden City tour with Royal Icehouse Dining Experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 25174P45
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in a comfort vehicle
  • Lunch with soft drinks/beer
  • A snuff bottle with your name painted inside
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Mineral water
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (Optional)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In order to get your Skip The Line Forbidden City entrance ticket, please provide each traveler’s name and passport number upon booking
  • This tour involves quite some walking, please wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair and porter service is available to purchase at the entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • N/A
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in a comfort vehicle
  • Lunch with soft drinks/beer
  • A snuff bottle with your name painted inside
  • Skip-the-line ticket
  • Mineral water
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (Optional)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Guide will meet you in your Beijing hotel lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In order to get your Skip The Line Forbidden City entrance ticket, please provide each traveler’s name and passport number upon booking
  • This tour involves quite some walking, please wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair and porter service is available to purchase at the entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • N/A
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Meet your guide at 8:30 a.m. and start the tour from the East Gate of the Forbidden City. You will first walk along the beautiful moat, and then get inside the Forbidden City through the South Gate. Main attractions as below: • City Wall and East Gate: Walk on the newly opened city wall to overlook the amazing Forbidden City; access to the East Gate to see the exhibition of the building materials of the Forbidden City. • Wenhua Hall and Wenyuan Pavilion: Former residence of the crown prince and now the porcelain exhibition room; one of the two buildings in the Forbidden City with black roof, dedicated to storing imperial books. • Three main halls in the outer court: Used by the emperor to work or celebrate important occasions, to treat high ranking officials, or to meet close officials before going to work. • Ningshou Palace Complex: First built as the living quarter for the abdicated Emperor Qianlong and later taken by Empress Dowager Cixi as a private residence. It is the largest palace complex inside the Forbidden City with a beautiful Nine Dragon Screen, a small but exquisite garden, the largest theatre, as well as some other buildings which are used for exhibiting treasures now. • Three main halls in the inner palace: They were the living quarters of the Emperor and Empress, as well as for the emperor to handle daily state affairs. • Cining Palace Complex: It's the residential area of the Empress Dowager and imperial concubines with a beautiful garden. You will access some newly opened houses to see the living and sitting rooms which are opened to tourists for the first time. During this tour, you will have a very unique lunch experience at one of the Ice Houses of the Emperor. It used to be the Ice storage warehouse of the royal family.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Charles H
Jakarta, Indonesia66 contributions
Angie picked us up at the hotel on time. When we arrived at Forbidden City we left our things in the car, and she was really helpful to take it back to our hotel. I was very impressed with her knowledge about the history and she make it interactive with asking some questions. Since the Thien An Men was closed that day, she gladly take us to the shopping mall where we want to go. Maybe on the tour description should be clearer and exact, like inclusive of mineral water and snuff bottle. Overall it’s a great experience to have her to guide us.
Written September 17, 2019
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Elisse G
Landgraff, WV1,020 contributions
Couples
We had an excellent day walking miles and miles through the Forbidden City with our charming and knowledgeable guide, seeing a number of exhibitions, as well as many of the squares and pavilions, the Opera House, and the gorgeous royal golden-yellow porcelain roof tiles with their finely detailed animals perched on each corner... and learning all about them! We also enjoyed a lovely light lunch of beef, mushrooms, rice, salads, and tasty date and flower teas at the Ice House Restaurant, a reservation-needed restaurant that is the ONLY restaurant in the Forbidden City, and is actually in the original and historic, stone-walled ice house! Tricked out with clever "ice cube" tables and "ice" chandeliers, it's truly a "Chinese Only" restaurant, as it appears nowhere on the internet except this one tour! We traveled through China during Chinese New Year month, and the lines for everything were insane and tickets sold out in seconds! Taking this tour enabled us to avoid all that- no lines to stand on anywhere! At the end of out tour we were given lovely souvenirs- two little snuff bottles with our names painted inside- as a memento of our day. Our guide was delightful company and very helpful- she even helped us buy souvenir hats after we left the Forbidden City and not get ripped off! LOL We used Didi Cars (China's Uber) for transport, and they're a great, fast way to get around the city "just like a local"! We Highly recommend this tour- we had a great and truly unique day in Beijing!
Written March 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lusanna K
17 contributions
We took the above tour with Angie today. As soon as we booked, communication was thorough, clear and easy to understand. Angie was prompt, and gave us a few tips before we left the Hotel, including to make sure we had appropriate clothing and our passports. Angie took us on the scenic route from our Hotel, to make sure we had seen a few of the city’s most important areas. Angie’s knowledge is extremely comprehensive and is not limited to the subject of the tour itself. Lunch on the tour was a little underwhelming for our Australian tastes, but it was nice to sit down and have a refresher all the same. Afterward, Angie went above and beyond, helping us arrange additional transport for our transfer to the Airport and has even offered to help us “Like an old friend” if we need her help in the future. We would definitely recommend her as a guide!! Thank you Angie!!
Written October 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Florence K
Florence K
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Beijing History!
The best tour! Dana, our tour guide, know so much history about all the places we visited. She was attentive and pa
odeo49
odeo49
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Beautiful place to visit. I visit there in 2018
A must place to visit that full of history. Take a camera, there is a museum to learn about its history.
claudiak643
claudiak643
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Oh my gosh! Angie is an AMAZING tour guide!
My friend and I took both group tours and private tours. We explored all over the city and to the wall. We were p
jeregstev
jeregstev
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Our favorite tour in Beijing!
Our guide, Angie, made our day exceptional! She was prompt to meet us, professional, spoke beautiful English and ad
davidlbc
davidlbc
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Tour of china
Not knowing how to speak the native language was a bit scary. So my partner and I decided to book a private tour gu
R4088FArenatad
R4088FArenatad
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The best guide in Beijing!
Our guide, Selena, was simply amazing. She was kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond and he
davidkensiski
davidkensiski
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Fabulous trip
What a wonderful day! Our guide Dana was very friendly and shared the centuries of history, beauty and intrigue tha
chinadorable
chinadorable
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Insightful and well paced
My husband, parents, and brother took this tour on Saturday 11/2. Pickup was prompt with communication the night be
heldubin
heldubin
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Excellent Tour!!!
This tour was amazing!!!! Angie was super kind and knowledgeable. The Gubei Water town was nice and the Great Wall
chrisyoung720
chrisyoung720
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Brilliant
Amazing tour our guide Colin was incredibly knowledgable and informative. To see so many amazing sites in one day w
lewcomm
lewcomm
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Fantastic Tour with top guide
Our guide, Angie, is an excellent guide. Has great people skills, speakes very good English and knows the History o
msmann65
msmann65
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Awesome tour with Serena
We had a wonderful tour with Serena. With our elderly parents, our guide Serena was extremely empathetic and patien
RMWanderlust
RMWanderlust
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Great intro to Beijing culture and history
With only a weekend in Beijing we booked this tour to take us to all the highlights. The monuments are large and yo
kpac22
kpac22
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Great way to see Beijing in one day minus the Great Wall
We unknowingly visited Beijing during Golden Week so everything was extremely packed but Carrie modified our itiner
Cerry-1987
Cerry-1987
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One day in Muntayiu
Our guide was Serena. She was very nice and prepared. Fluent English and available to adapt the program to our requ
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