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4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Depth Exploring provided by Private Forbidden City Walking Tours

4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Depth Exploring

4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Depth Exploring
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This is a great pick for travelers with limited time in Beijing. Tick off multiple city highlights in just a few hours, with a guide to take care of the navigating so you don’t get lost. A private tour means you can choose the start time, and the guide meets you at your hotel. The trip includes a visit to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Jingshan Park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Enjoy a private tour with skip-the-line entry to the Forbidden City
  • Explore Beijing on foot with a guide to provide interesting commentary
  • A private tour means you can choose the start time and customize the trip
  • See top Beijing sights including Tiananmen Square, and Jingshan Park
What to expect
  • Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at the time you advised as your preferred pickup time upon booking. Then take local transportation ( At your own cost ) or walk to Tiananmen Square and then continue your tour to the Forbidden city. Your guide will provide a great overview of the history and interesting stories of each attraction. Afterwards, explore and enjoy the Forbidden city, followed by a visit to Jinshan Park, where you can overlook the entire Imperial City as well as the old Beijing neighborhood area.  When your tour is finished, your guide will assist you in arranging a taxi back to your hotel. (by taxi at your own cost).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a private tour with skip-the-line entry to the Forbidden City
  • Explore Beijing on foot with a guide to provide interesting commentary
  • A private tour means you can choose the start time and customize the trip
  • See top Beijing sights including Tiananmen Square, and Jingshan Park
What to expect
  • Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at the time you advised as your preferred pickup time upon booking. Then take local transportation ( At your own cost ) or walk to Tiananmen Square and then continue your tour to the Forbidden city. Your guide will provide a great overview of the history and interesting stories of each attraction. Afterwards, explore and enjoy the Forbidden city, followed by a visit to Jinshan Park, where you can overlook the entire Imperial City as well as the old Beijing neighborhood area.  When your tour is finished, your guide will assist you in arranging a taxi back to your hotel. (by taxi at your own cost).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38316P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private knowledgable guide
  • Hotel pickup ( Guide meet in hotel but transfer fee not included )
  • Listed attractions entrance tickets
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportion fee
  • Gratuities( Recommend for excellent service )
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Guide meet you in hotel lobby ( Transfer fee on you own side ) Hotel located within 4th ring road Beijing
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private knowledgable guide
  • Hotel pickup ( Guide meet in hotel but transfer fee not included )
  • Listed attractions entrance tickets
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportion fee
  • Gratuities( Recommend for excellent service )
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Guide meet you in hotel lobby ( Transfer fee on you own side ) Hotel located within 4th ring road Beijing
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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ShaneF
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Awesome way to experience the forbidden city
Dec. 2019
With Helen's commentary and guidance, we really enjoyed our tour of the square and the forbidden city. It was bitterly cold (-4c) and helen adjusted our tour to suit our interest and even found all the areas with sun to warm us up. She really knew her history and didn't bore us at all. We loved hearing about all the little details like the lion statues and the rooftop figurines. Definitely recommended and thank you Helen!
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tony P
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Private Forbidden City Tour
Dec. 2019
We took a tour of The Forbidden City with Helena and from Leo' s private tour's. It was amazing, we really didn't understand the vastness of the complex before arriving, each corner layered with history. Many of the more interesting sections are off the main pathway, don't be scared to wander of the main through road, lots of interesting discoveries to be made where most of the tourists aren't. Our guide Helena was exceptional, fantastic knowledge and also great fun. Give yourself at least 2 hours to really take it all in.
Written 30 December 2019
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World Paz
1 contribution
One of the best tours I’ve ever experienced!
Oct. 2019 • Family
Helena (hanshufang), our tour guide was absolutely amazing! She was such a joy to be with and she constantly asks if you want a picture at major sites or if you want a break or water. She knows so much historical information! She was funny as well and she navigated us smoothly throughout our entire tour and gave us the most helpful hints for when she would eventually leave us at the end of the tour. She is the best tour guide ever! All 3 of us agreed.
Written 30 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PolarBearOslo
Beijing, China34 contributions
Great tour (again) with Leo’s
Oct. 2019 • Friends
For the third time this year we chose a private tour of The Palace Museum with Leo’s and for the second time we were lucky enough to get Helen as our guide. Previously we’ve had grownups and small kids with us, this time we had an elderly relative in a wheelchair.
Once again it turned out to be a great experience. Helen advised us where the DiDi should drop us off since we couldn’t arrive by subway, and walked us to Tian’anmen.
We were able to set the pace in order for the whole group to be able to complete the marathon that the Palace Museum can be, and Helen was really helpful and flexible.
It turned out to be a very enjoyable day. We cut the normal timeframe somewhat, and at the end Helen fought her way thru the crowds and chaos by the bus stops between the Palace Museum and Jingshan Park in order to help us meet our DiDi. Can’t compliment Leo’s and Helen enough!
Written 25 October 2019
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Angela Wyche
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Great day
Oct. 2019
Thank YOU Helen - you are a sensational guide. We thoroughly enoyed our afternoon and your patience with our two young sons. Your knowldege of the area and pace of our tour was spot on. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 7 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David C
West Palm Beach, FL13 contributions
Excellent walking day tour
Oct. 2019
We were very pleased with our walking tour with Helen. From the timely start at our hotel and easy transport we were expertly guided. It was nice to have all aspects including tickets and translation handled for us. Helen was very knowledgable and was responsive to our needs. We finished our tour with a lovely tea sampling and she even helped us get to our next destination. I highly recommend this tour and felt it was worth every penny. I think this is certainly the best way to see these sites, a guide is a must. You won't regret it.
Written 3 October 2019
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Pietro C
5 contributions
Great tour!
Sep. 2019
Awesome experience: Helen was a charming and knowledgeable guide. She came to pick us up at our hotel and we made our way to Tien An Men square and from there to the Forbidden CityStrongly recommended
Written 15 September 2019
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Jonas
2 contributions
The Forbidden City
Sep. 2019 • Solo
The only thing that could've made this tour better, would-be if it could have lasted the entire day!
My lovely guide Susan was on time waiting for me in my lobby, ready and full of energy.
She was so knowledgeable about everything regarding the Forbidden City, and she gladly answered my question about what I could do with the time I had left in Beijing.
The Forbidden City was wildly impressive, both the history and the architecture behind it.
If I would look back and decide if the tour was worth the money, or that I could just gone on my own and follow all the information signs, then no doubt that I would've picked the tour!
But all the credit goes to Susan, amazing guide and pleasant to be around.
Peace and Love!
Written 12 September 2019
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Robin W
Santa Rosa, CA5 contributions
Forbidden City half day walking tour
Sep. 2019
The tour started with us walking to a bus stop, waiting 20 minutes and then walking all around the forbidden city trying to figure out where to enter to 'skip the lines'. Apparently the government changes the accessibility as you get closer to national holidays on 10/1/19. Our tour was on September 5th! An hour past before we even entered the forbidden city and started the tour. (She was with us at the end for an extra 30 minutes.) Our tour guide did not speak English that well and was so soft spoken that only 1 of 2 of us, (whomever was next to her), could hear what she was saying. She carried an umbrella for the sun so it was not possible for one of us to stand on her other side. I was very disappointed with this tour and paid a premium for just two people of $172. I would not book this again and instead would pay more and us 'tour by locals'. It also was so hot and there was not a lot of shade to be had which has nothing to do with the guide. After the tour, the guide asked me to only do a review if I would give 5 stars. Our tour guide was sweet and traveled 90 minutes to meet us but I just don't want others to have the same experience we did and only see 4 and 5 star ratings.
Written 9 September 2019
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Dear Robin Thank you for you review . Your true review can help us improve our service . My big apologies you did not have good experience with us . I checked with guide and I confirm this is our tour guide. Her name is Xia ( Cactus) . Penalty to her , it is must. because she did not offer excellent service to clients what ever any reason. it is our fault . I m not complaining the review, just give me a chance to explain a little bit. For skip the line of Forbidden city , it is true , sometimes it is difficult if have political events , for example Forbidden city will close from 21st Sep to 1st October . So we have to cancel all tour during the 10 days. But 99% we can skip the line . About the guide , she truely got sick on that day , that is why you can not hear clearly . But she also got a lot excellent review from other clients . How ever she did not make you satisfied . So this our fault . We are sorry again . we will try best for all clients. Emily
Written 11 September 2019
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edwin p
San Juan, Puerto Rico75 contributions
Excellent!
Looking for a last minute tour we decided on this one and right from the start we knew we made an excellent choice when our guide, April, met us at the hotel. Friendly and very knowledgeable was our first impression. Her English was perfect and as we walked towards the Forbidden City she kept us up to date and on the daily happenings in the city. As we approached the gate she noticed it was too crowded so we took an alternate entrance that avoided the long lines and we entered with no problems. Once inside again April was very knowledgeable on explaining every detail in this enormous beautiful landmark. It was a delight to have April as our guide and would definitely recommend this tour. And if possible ask for April !
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Trip to Beijing
I booked my 2 days private tour of Beijing through trip advisor. This was a fantastic trip. Our guide was Ms.Ada
norristours
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Fantastic experience at the Great Wall
Highly recommend - having spent a fantastic day with Helena on Tuesday at the Forbidden City (see review from Sue N
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It was well worth taking this trip!
It was a great day for hiking and being in nature. I did not even expect such an action-packed day. The cable car w
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Lovely Time
My daughter and I enjoyed our tour with Vivian as she showed us the vast Forbidden City and provided lots of detail
Mike S
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Fabulous adventure!!
Wendy went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing experience! Not only was she knowledgeable and education
danielegriffiths
danielegriffiths
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Great Guide!
We really enjoyed this tour. Emily was knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke very good English compared with most of
ellensteger
ellensteger
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Great tour!
This was a very nice and informative tour- Emily is so nice and took good care of us, everything perfectly organize
Greg B
Greg B
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Stunning
Beautiful and so much history.Our guide Venassa took us through every corner. She explained in great detail the his
Sandeep P
Sandeep P
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Good Tour
Emily was good and very patient. She explained interesting things to us and we had a good time spending the afterno
Elaine H
Elaine H
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The ONLY way to see Beijing!
We've booked private tours while travelling many times in the past, but this tour was one of the very best! From b
12iguasu13
12iguasu13
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Walking from Tiananmen Square through to the Forbidden City
Partner and I visited Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. As it was a very hot day and the walk would be about
jsh326
jsh326
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Wonderful Guide in English!
I needed a guide very quickly, and Emily responded and communicated with me very well and very promptly. She met me
adk8i79
adk8i79
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Iris, the best
Our tour guide, Iris, with great english speaking skills. She was very knowledgable of the history and facts. She i
Barry H
Barry H
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Incredible place
When we started the tour of the Forbidden City we were told a brief history also. The fact that there are 3 differe
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