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.