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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, 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 is 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 10,000 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your centrally located hotel in Beijing
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
the Forbidden City
  • Local taxes
  • Professional historian guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Forbidden City entrance ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Highly recommend the Tour - our Guide was Michael and it was perfect. It was so good to have a guide who knows the right ways (and when to go them and where the masses are and how to avoid them), knows the important sights, the best points to watch and who takes amazing pictures
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By right this should have been a 5 star rating as Lisa (originally supposed to be Sally but no notification of change until we met in the hotel lobby) knew every single detail about the forbidden city. She guided us on a route through the city which meant we avoided, for the
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Response from Lizhiying, Manager at 4-Hour Skip-the-Line Ultimate Discovery of Forbidden City Tour with Hotel Pickup
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Ah Thank you for taking your valuable time to leave the feedback for us. Yes. Lisa is one of the most knowledgeable tour guide for Forbidden City and she knows every details of Forbidden city. She has done this job over than 10 years and she got the professional license for the Forbidden City tour. About change the tour guide. It's because Lisa just got another tour canceled and could come to guide you. She is really good at Forbidden City knowledge. That you can tell from the tour and others reviews as well. About using the cellphone. We need more training about it. The phubbing is a big problem for all of us. We found out almost every tour guide use or check phone message for every break in the Forbidden city. But thank you for your advice, we will concern about it. Though, we can make sure one thing, our tour guide never get upset for questions. Actually, we like you ask questions. That means you are interested about it. It could be a great encourage for our tour guide to give more explanations. Regards Lily
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Our guide Lisa picked us from our hotel exactly on the agreed time, we then went by car to the Forbidden City and entered quickly with skip-the-line ticket. We walked inside the Forbidden City for approximately 4.5 hours and Lisa was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of
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Linda, guide for Lily's Tour Company, gave us a great tour of the Forbidden City. My initial impression of the City was that it was so immense, so built on the imperial scale, that no tour could give it justice. But Linda sat us down immediately after we entered and presented an
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We had an extraordinary tour with Linda today. We learned so much about the history of the Forbidden City during the tour and Linda pointed out things we would have missed otherwise. The tour pace was good and we had time to take plenty of pictures. Linda answered our
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