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Beijing Private Tour: 2-Hour Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Quick Explorer provided by Unique Beijing Tours

Beijing Private Tour: 2-Hour Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Quick Explorer

Beijing Private Tour: 2-Hour Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Quick Explorer
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2–3 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2–3 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • 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, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19099P109
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private tour
  • One-way private transfer to The Tian'anmen Square
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 4th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private tour
  • One-way private transfer to The Tian'anmen Square
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Heavenly Purity
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Free pick up including hotels in Beijing within the 4th ring road, if your hotel is out of the city, will have extra cost, you also can travel into city to meet your tour guide
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang)
  • 2
    Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hall of Great Harmony (Taihe Dian)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Palace of Heavenly Purity
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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John R
Shanghai, China32 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
My girlfriend and I very much enjoyed the tour of the forbidden city! It started by walking through the Tiananmen Square, where Lucy gave us a lot of history of the country and the government that was relevant to the buildings around us. We then entered the Forbidden City and it’s really something you have to see for yourself! (As an added bonus with a Lucy we didn’t have to wait for security which easily saved 30 minutes). Lucy was constantly engaging us with history, stories, anecdotes, and much more. She also knew the best spots for pictures! It was a lot of walking and we didn’t want to stop! Thank you to Lucy, make sure to choose her for the best private tour you can get!
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rob M
7 contributions
It was a day with temps in mid 30s and humidity around 60. We started at 10 am, from our hotel walking distance to Tienanmen. Jimmy was on time, cheerful, knowledgeable and had initiative. We'd not booked anything advance - not too big a risk in off-peak - but things were thrown slightly awry by peeps for 70th anniversary of the revolution around the square. Jimmy navigated, and we had a tiring, sweltering but fulfilling 4 hour tour. Highly recommended.
Written September 7, 2019
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Jill Cannon S
3 contributions
Aug 2019
We actually had a 4 hour tour and it was awesome. Our tour guide, Jimmy was perfect. He was very informative and helpful. We avoided long lines and learned so much. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written August 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Greg B
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
I took this tour in mid-December 2018 while on a very quick trip to Beijing for work. I had only 3-4 hours on the morning of the day I was flying back home to do a little sightseeing, so this tour fit my schedule perfectly. And the tour company also offered flexibility on exactly when the tour departed, which was extremely helpful. My tour guide's name was Miko. Miko was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. He clearly had put a great deal of effort into studying all of the required information. I learned an enormous amount on the tour and I enjoyed hearing about all of the details, like the significance of the stone columns which guard the gates to the Forbidden City and the number of rooms in the palace. Miko's English was terrific and he was a great storyteller. He also was kind enough to try to teach me a couple of words in Mandarin. Miko even extended the tour slightly (a bit over two hours) so that I could see as much as possible, which I really appreciated. Overall, this was a fantastic way to fit in some sightseeing in Beijing within a limited time frame, and I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Written December 15, 2018
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Edith48
Newcastle10 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
My friend and I had thought we might have done this tour by ourselves as our hotel was not far away but we were really pleased that we changed our minds and were fortunate to have a terrific guide in Jing. Her lovely bubbly nature and informative conversation made this tour very worth while. The Forbidden City was and unexpected highlight of our short stay in Beijing.
Written July 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NSF
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Couples
We did actually two tours with Jimmy. Last year I did this tour with my partner, my sister and mother. We had a tight schedule since we squeezed the tour between a Great Wall camping night and our departure time to Shanghai. Jimmy was very kind and flexible to fit the tour to our requirements. He is full of interesting information he is happy to share and to answer questions. This year the parents of my partner traveled to Beijing and we recommended Jimmy and the tour. It was amazing again. Jimmy was very caring and made the tour as interesting as he made it for us. It’s amazing how much history is behind the forbidden city and Jimmy can give the perfect insights to it. Thanks again Jimmy! We will send the next visitors to you as well;-)
Written July 24, 2019
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Michael C
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We actually did the 4 hour tour of Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City. It was amazing and the amount of history between both places that Lucy told us about was impressive.

Without her on this tour we would've been lost completely.

Thank you Lucy ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Written July 19, 2019
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Jonas
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Our private tour was a huge experience. Our guide Lucy was very friendly and she had great knowledge, not only about the forbidden city, but about Chinese history in general. Will highly recommend.

Stephanie & Jonas
Written July 11, 2019
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msquare67
Denver, CO4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Great half day learning one of china's famous historic site. Our tour guide Jimmy was very knowledgable and spoke English fluently. Wonderful talking to him about the historic significance of the sites: Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Written June 23, 2019
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toothfairy2116
Kenmore, WA11 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Jing was the sweetest tour guide! - Unbeknownst to us T. Square was closed the morning we went. Greece dignitary in town and they do not announce it ahead of time they just fly the visiting countries flag! But, what a fantastic tour of the forbidden city. She was very knowable and was able to answer anything we wanted to know. She always kept an eye on us in the crowds...…. Jing was prompt and courteous. We have decide the private tours are they was to go!
Written May 17, 2019
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