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Forbidden City (Palace Museum) Tours

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Forbidden City (Palace Museum)
The Forbidden City, or Palace Museum, is the world’s largest palace complex, with more than 800 buildings and some 8,000 rooms set in the heart of Beijing. Deemed off-limits to visitors for some five centuries, today this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

The Basics
With so much to see at this Beijing landmark—everything from the living quarters of emperors to ceremonial rooms and galleries lined with Imperial artifacts—many visitors opt to visit with a guide who can navigate the vast complex from the Ming and Qing dynasties and point out its most interesting features. Those short on time in the Chinese capital can opt for a day tour that combines a Forbidden City visit with time at other Beijing attractions, such as Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and the Great Wall. As well, number of gardens, museums, pagodas, and pavilions dot the area.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Choose between a standard entrance ticket and a city tour that includes access to the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace.
  • For a more personal experience of the Forbidden City and other Beijing highlights, choose a private tour.
  • As many as 80,000 people visit the Forbidden City daily, so it’s best to book ahead or book a tour that includes skip-the-line access.
  • The Forbidden City offers little shade, so bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water if visiting on a warm day.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a fair amount of walking.

How to Get There
Arriving by public transport or walking is preferred over taxi, as taxis are not allowed to stop nearby. Take the subway Line 1 to Tiananmen West or Tiananmen East, or catch one of the many buses going to Gugong.

When to Get There
To avoid crowds at this popular Beijing attraction, it’s best to visit first thing in the morning when the ticket office opens. Avoid weekends and Chinese national holidays.

Best View of the Forbidden City
Before or after touring the Forbidden City, it’s nice to get a sense of its size by seeing it from above. Jingshan Park, located just across from the palace’s north gate, is home to the highest point in Beijing and affords the best panoramic, bird’s-eye view of the Forbidden City.
Address: 4 Jingshan Front Street, Beijing, Northern China 100009, China
Hours: Apr - Oct: 8:30am - 5pm, Nov - March: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Admission: ¥40–60
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Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service)Attraction Tickets

Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service)

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Beijing Forbidden City is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of China’s most visited attractions, with up to 16 million annual visitors. This prepaid admission ticket lets you skip the long ticket lines, saving up to two hours at busy times. Explore the magnificent palace complex at your own pace, upgrade for a guided tour, or opt for an all-access pass including admission to the Hall of Clocks and the Treasure Gallery.
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  • 3 hours
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Skip the Line: Beijing Forbidden City Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Beijing Forbidden City Admission Ticket

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Being such a densely populated city, it can be difficult to beat the crowds in Beijing. This Forbidden City admission ticket is the perfect way to ensure you have a stress-free visit with no waiting around. Your pre-booked entry can be accessed by using your passport near the main entrance, close to Tiananmen Gate. You’ll then have the freedom to walk around the palace complex and admire pagodas and beautiful architecture.
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  • 6 hours
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Beijing Forbidden City Slack Season and Peak Season Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Beijing Forbidden City Slack Season and Peak Season Admission Ticket

The Forbidden City, being one of the top attractions in Beijing and the ticket is limited to 80,000 per day, it can be difficult to obtain the ticket on the travel day. So booking the ticket in advance is a must. With your pre-booked entrance ticket, skip the long lines and whisk directly inside by showing your passport at the entrance(South Gate).
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Tickets BookingAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Forbidden City Tickets Booking

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Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City is famous for its striking architecture and far-reaching history–as well as its long entry lines. Book your skip-the-line ticket in advance to save time on the day, then just show your passport on arrival to enjoy hassle-free admission to the museum and palace complex, free to dedicate as much time as you need to exploring the site’s 72 hectares.
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Tickets BookingAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Forbidden City Tickets Booking

Stroll through the former home of 24 emperors Admire the paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics of the imperial collection Discover the fascinating lives of the concubines and eunuchs who once lived here
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Forbidden City Admission Ticket of BeijingAttraction Tickets

Forbidden City Admission Ticket of Beijing

Book tickets in advance to avoid fully booked and queen a line at the gate. We would highly recommend try to book the tickets at least 2 days your traveling start.
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Forbidden City-Beijing Palace Museum Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Forbidden City-Beijing Palace Museum Admission Ticket

Book this ticket to step into the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of imperial palace architecture in China. Visit the site of ceremonial and political events, and the traditional home of Chinese emperors.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Forbidden City Admission Ticket

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The Forbidden City is one of Beijing’s top sights, which can mean large crowds and long ticket lines. Make the most of your time, and avoid long waiting times by pre-booking your ticket in advance, to make getting in a stress-free experience. No need to bring paper tickets with you—entry is accessed by using your passport at the main entrance.
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Beijing Palace Museum Ticket (The Forbidden City)Attraction Tickets

Beijing Palace Museum Ticket (The Forbidden City)

Skip in line Instant confirmation Stroll through the former home of 24 emperors Admire the paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics of the imperial collection Discover the fascinating lives of the concubines and eunuchs who once lived here Visit the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which was home to 24 emperors throughout the centuries. The palace got its name because it was forbidden to access without a permission from the emperor. Now, it is open for you to come and discover its wonders. You just need to show your passport to enter through the Tiananmen Gate and access a walled complex covering 1,110,000 square meters. The complex holds paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics from the imperial collections. Discover the Forbidden City's yellow buildings, which is the color of the royal family. The roofs are built with yellow glazed tiles, decorations in the palace are painted yellow, and even the bricks on the ground are yellow.
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In-depth Beijing Forbidden City Discovery with hotel pickupAttraction Tickets

In-depth Beijing Forbidden City Discovery with hotel pickup

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Get the imperial treatment on our carefully-designed 3-hour journey through grand courtyards and opulent halls. Led by one of our three hand-picked Forbidden City guides, you’ll walk right passed the long lines and step back through 600 years of Imperial History filled with cultural significance, stories, and legends. Itinerary Pick up from hotel and head Tiananmen Square area, our guide will contact you about the detail meeting place one day before departure. After a brief introduction about the Meridian Gate, which is famous as a place to penalize offending officials in the Qing Dynasty. visit another worldly renowned tourist attraction of Beijing— the Forbidden City. Listed as the UNESCO World Heritage, this place was home to 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1420–1911). With the historic knowledge from your guide, you will explore a more different Forbidden City you’ve ever heard about.
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All Inclusive Beijing City Highlights Private Tour with VIP Peking Opera ShowTheaters

All Inclusive Beijing City Highlights Private Tour with VIP Peking Opera Show

Enjoy a day steeped in Chinese history and culture without the hassle of navigating public transport and ticket websites. On this full-day private tour, explore landmarks like Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City complex with a private guide by your side. Enjoy personalized commentary – and answers to your questions – as you walk around each destination. Complete the day with exclusive VIP seats at Liyuan Theatre’s traditional Peking Opera performance.
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Skip the Line: Access Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Trip TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Access Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Trip Ticket

Today you will have a chance with the most famous 2 sightseeings in Beijing. Early morning our professional guide and driver will meet you up at your hotel, they will lead you with special skip-the-line access to visit Forbidden City, around 3 hours after that, You will be seen Tiananmen square on your way. Then take around 1.30 hours drive to visit Mutianyu Great Wall, After visit you will transfer back to your hotel. This tour will be totally private and tailor made for you, you can be more flexible if you want to change the order or time. Enjoy your Day!
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All-Inclusive Tianjin Port Transfer with Classical Beijing 2-day TourAttraction Tickets

All-Inclusive Tianjin Port Transfer with Classical Beijing 2-day Tour

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When docking in Tianjin, take advantage of your limited time and explore China’s capital of Beijing located only 170 km outside of Tianjin. By adding Beijing to your itinerary, you will add traditional Chinese elements to your experience by visiting famous scenic areas such as the Great Wall of ancient China, Tian 'anmen Square, the Forbidden city and the Temple of Heaven, which will allow you to understand Chinese culture and history more deeply.
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Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great WallFull-day Tours

Private All-Inclusive Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall

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See three of the top attractions in and around Beijing with a guide on this full-day private tour to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off is included, as well as entrance fees, lunch, and a ticket for the round-trip cable car or toboggan ride at the Great Wall.
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  • 9 hours
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket (Main Entrance)Attraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket (Main Entrance)

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Avoid any long lines or printing problems with paperless skip-the-line entry to Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. Simply book in advance, stroll straight to check in, then show your passport to ensure hassle-free admission directly into the ancient complex and enjoy plenty of time to browse the site’s major attractions, including the Gate of Divine Prowess, Dragon Throne, and Palace Museum.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden CityHalf-day Tours

4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

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The UNESCO-listed Forbidden City is Beijing’s most visited attraction with over 14 million annual visitors, and it has the traffic to match. This half-day walking tour ensures you maximise your time, with a private guide, pre-paid entrance tickets, and an itinerary tailored to your preferences. Hotel pickup is included.
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Shared Forbidden City Depth tourHalf-day Tours

Shared Forbidden City Depth tour

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This is an exclusive Forbidden City tour where we go deeply into the Chinese History with our knowledgeable guide. We won’t miss any area that a common 2 hours tour does. You'll see mythical historic places with no rush at all, and getting the full picture with comprehensive explanations. No shopping stops Half day to deeply explore mythical Forbidden City Knowledgeable English speaking guide See the essence places of Forbidden City Skip the line Instant confirmation
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Half Day Beijing Imperial TourHalf-day Tours

Private Half Day Beijing Imperial Tour

A Beijing Imperial Tour will help you to save time and see multiple highlights in one day. Enjoy a stress-free day with hotel pickup and a guide to accompany you. By traveling with a guide, you’ll save time researching and planning your trip, and enjoy informative guide commentary along the way. The highlights of this tour are a visit to the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square.
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  • 4 hours
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Forbidden City: Private Guided Walking TourPrivate and Luxury

Forbidden City: Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore the heart of Beijing on this 4-hour guided small group walking tour. Learn about the 600-hundred-year-old history of the Forbidden City. Choose to enjoy the breathtaking views on top of Jingshan Park. Enjoy a nice walk in the world’s largest city square Learn about the history of Forbidden City on small group tour Enjoy the panoramic view of Forbidden City with amazing photo spot on top of Jingshan Park (optional)
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Half Day Forbidden City Private TourHalf-day Tours

Half Day Forbidden City Private Tour

This is the perfect tour for travelers with limited time in Beijing. After a hotel pickup, you’ll be taken to Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. You’ll avoid long visitor lines by having entrance fees included. By traveling with a private guide, you’ll learn in-depth historical information about each site, and your guide will make sure you don’t miss any highlights.
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  • 4 hours
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Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Half Day TripHalf-day Tours

Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Half Day Trip

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Visit two of Beijing’s iconic landmarks without setting foot in a crowded tour bus or navigating the city’s hectic public transport system. On this half-day tour, get picked up direct from your city hotel and driven direct to Tiananmen Square by your private driver. Once there, explore the Square and the nearby Forbidden City, the centuries-old former Chinese imperial palace, learning as you go about the history of the city and China from your private guide.
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Forbidden City Entrance Ticket and 4-Hour English Guide ServiceHalf-day Tours

Forbidden City Entrance Ticket and 4-Hour English Guide Service

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Make the most of northern China’s winter on this private door-to-door tour, with a Great Wall hike in the morning and a ski session after lunch. First, ride the cable car up to the Great Wall at Badaling for dramatic views over snowy landscapes. After a tasty local lunch, head to Beijing Badaling Ski and try your hand at skiing—skis, boots, and lifts included, deposit at your own expense.
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Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line AccessHalf-day Tours

Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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See the Chinese imperial palace used from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty up close on this private, 4-hour tour of the Forbidden City, including special skip-the-line access. Along the way, you’ll also get to see Tiananmen Square and Jinshan Park. Please be aware that this tour doesn’t include transportation to and from the attractions, but your private guide can help you get a taxi or other form of transport (own expense).
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Private Forbidden City 4- Hour Tour with Skip The Line Half-day Tours

Private Forbidden City 4- Hour Tour with Skip The Line

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Explore Beijing’s highlights in the company of a private guide on this flexible, half-day tour. Pick a start time that works best for you, and meet your guide directly at your hotel. Then, travel on foot, via taxi, or public transportation (own expense), to the iconic Tiananmen Square. Head next to the UNESCO-listed Forbidden City, where skip-the-line tickets help you beat the crowds. Finally, admire Jingshan Park before returning to your hotel.
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Forbidden City (Palace Museum) Beijing China tourBus Tours

Forbidden City (Palace Museum) Beijing China tour

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● For pick up service, we provide you two options: one is picking you up from your hotel which is located within 2nd ring road; the other one is meeing you at Hotel Kapok Beijing. ● Comfortable shoes are required for the Walking Tour:)
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Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden CityFull-day Tours

Private Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Forbidden City

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Make the most of city sightseeing on this private tour of Beijing, which includes a visit to must-see attractions like Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and more. Your guide provides in-depth information about each site's history and significance and handles all transportation, planning, and logistics so you can just enjoy your trip. A delicious Peking duck lunch and boat ride in the Summer Palace are included.
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  • 8 hours
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Flexible Private Tour of Beijing Forbidden City And MoreFull-day Tours

Flexible Private Tour of Beijing Forbidden City And More

Discover two of Beijing’s key landmarks, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, during this full-day private tour. Learn about China’s rich history and culture as you walk as you walk around the square and imperial palace. After a local Chinese lunch, choose two of six options to complete the tour—the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Yonghe Lamasery, Hutong tour, Jingshan Park, and the Olympic Park.
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Forbidden City Depth Half Day Tour Full-day Tours

Forbidden City Depth Half Day Tour

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The Forbidden City is an awe-inspiring building that has fascinated people from all over the world for centuries, drawing millions of tourists to its doors every year. It has come to the point that they have had to limit visitors to 80,000 per day! This incredible structure is one of the world's only fully-preserved royal residences and dates all the way back to ancient Chinese history in 1420. With your ticket, you will get advanced reservation to visit the Beijing Palace Museum housed inside the Forbidden City and discover the rich and varied history of this breathtaking palace. A number of exhibitions take place within its halls, presenting a huge array of priceless collections of ancient Chinese artifacts. From the evolution of ceramic artifacts to cultural studies and exhibitions, from foreign artifacts to digital presentations, there are numerous sights to see and learn about within the museum.
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4-Hour Skip-the-Line Small Group Discovery Forbidden City Tour with Hotel PickupHalf-day Tours

4-Hour Skip-the-Line Small Group Discovery Forbidden City Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Breeze past the long entry lines to enjoy your pre-booked tour of the Forbidden City. Follow your tour guide to visit several palaces, including the lavish Antiquarium of the Palace Museum (Treasures Museum). Learn about the ancient history, culture, and traditions that helped shape the Forbidden City through your guide's engaging commentary. Entrance fees and hotel pickup in Beijing are included.
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In-depth Forbidden City tour with Royal Icehouse Dining ExperienceDining Experiences

In-depth Forbidden City tour with Royal Icehouse Dining Experience

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The Forbidden City is one of the most evocative destinations in all of China, reminiscent of great emperors and China's illustrious past. Go beyond the typical attractions within the City on this comprehensive 6-hour guided tour, which includes access to the Imperial Library, Treasure Rooms (The Antiquarium), and more. Lunch at the former Icehouse is also included.
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Half Day Forbidden City Private Tour (No Shopping Stop)Half-day Tours

Half Day Forbidden City Private Tour (No Shopping Stop)

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This half day private tour covers the trip to Forbidden City, enjoy your own car or van with your own tour guide and driver, also special No Shopping Stop.
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Forbidden City ,Temple of Heaven,Summer Palace One Day Group TourFull-day Tours

Forbidden City ,Temple of Heaven,Summer Palace One Day Group Tour

Visit three of Beijing’s essential attractions—and enjoy a particularly in-depth tour of the vast Forbidden City—on this immersive and comprehensive tour. Following pickup from your centrally located hotel, you’ll see the iconic Tiananmen Square. Next, spend several hours discovering the treasures of the Forbidden City: one of the world’s largest palaces. Finally, venture to the Summer Palace in the afternoon, where you can admire its many lakes, gardens, and pavilions.
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  • 8 hours
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Beijing City Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer PalaceFull-day Tours

Beijing City Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace

This Beijing bus tour is a great way to get your bearings of the city, and see a lot in a short space of time. Enjoy the ultimate hassle-free day with hotel pickup and drop-off included. You’ll travel in a comfortable bus between multiple dispersed sites including Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you won’t have to search for a restaurant, as a delicious local lunch is included.
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  • 8 hours
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Skip the Line:Forbidden City Ticket-Main Entrance+Clock Gallery+Treasure GalleryAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line:Forbidden City Ticket-Main Entrance+Clock Gallery+Treasure Gallery

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Home to emperors for almost 500 years, the Forbidden City still houses treasure from timepieces to jewelry. Discover them at your own pace when you prebook this combo ticket package. Online tickets, direct to your phone, allow entry to the palace, the Clock Gallery, and the Treasure Gallery. Choose between morning or afternoon options, with the chance to amend or cancel up to 12 hours before the time slot begins.
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Beijing Full-Day Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer PalaceFull-day Tours

Beijing Full-Day Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace

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Central Beijing boasts three UNESCO-listed treasures — the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Summer Palace — all of them must-sees during a stay in China’s capital. This full-day tour makes it possible to check them off your list in a day, providing a great overview of the city and its imperial history. Coach transport with downtown Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off, plus entrance fees, shopping time at Chinese medicine outlets and Beijing's Pearl Market and a Chinese set menu lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of HeavenFull-day Tours

Beijing Classic Full-Day Tour including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven

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Enhance your sightseeing experience in Beijing on a full-day tour of the city’s most captivating sights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in the ancient mystery of the Forbidden City; absorb the majestic charm of the Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven; and stroll around the legendary Tiananmen Square. Relax during a scenic bus ride; purchase special souvenirs in the bustling Pearl Market; and satisfy an appetite for authenticity with a traditional Chinese lunch.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$83.00 
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Private Day of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City And Badaling Great WallFull-day Tours

Private Day of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City And Badaling Great Wall

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See some of China’s most famous sites without the fear of making unwanted shopping stops or going too slow and missing something great. This private full-day tour of Beijing focuses on three of the city's major attractions, ensuring that you experience the best that this ancient-yet-modern city has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From  
US$213.60 
Price varies by group size
From  
US$213.60 
Price varies by group size
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Forbidden City (Palace Museum) hours of operation?
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Forbidden City (Palace Museum) hours of operation: Apr - Oct: 8:30am - 5pm, Nov - March: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Forbidden City (Palace Museum) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 980 Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Forbidden City (Palace Museum) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Forbidden City (Palace Museum) costs USD 8.00. Guided Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tours start around USD 8.00 per person. See all 980 Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tickets and tours on Viator.
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