• Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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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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  • Prefect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

Forbidden City Private Tour

Customer Reviews

Fiona D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

My Tour guide Susan was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. She was flexible to go to the sections I wanted to see and she even stood in the rain to take photos for me. Thanks again for an amazing tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I was in Beijing less than two days and wanted to take in as much as possible. I booked this 1/2 day tour of the Forbidden City through Viator to take place on the morning before I was to leave for the airport. Getting to the airport and through immigration is a whole other adventure.

My guide, Susan, was at the hotel on time and ready to start the tour. I was the only one on the tour so it certainly was a Private Tour. It was a very cold and somewhat hazy December day in Beijing. Susan suggested we take the train, and since I had not yet experienced the Chinese public transportation, we walked a short way to the subway station. I am glad we did. It was very inexpensive and an easy trip to Tian'anman Square. There were very few people in the Square and in the Forbidden City.

I feel extremely lucky that Susan was my guide for the tour. She was delightful to be with, very personable and knowledgeable, and easily adjusted the tour to meet my requests. We covered a lot of ground, saw Tian'anman Square, the Forbidden City, and more. I highly recommend Susan for any tour in Beijing. If I get a chance to go back, I will request her.

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