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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium

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    What to Expect
    Wait in your hotel lobby in the morning to meet your guide. Together, you’ll travel to Tiananmen Square, in the geographical heart of the city.

    Once of the world’s largest central squares, Tiananmen Square covers a vast amount of open space, measuring in at some 440, 000 square meters (109 acres). To put that in perspective, the square is roughly as large as the whole of Vatican City. Stand amid the history as your guide explains its past and points out its significant buildings.

    From the square, you’ll continue into the Forbidden City with your fast-access prebooked ticket in hand. Make your way to a quiet seating area, and learn about the palace and the Ming and Qing dynasties from your guide. Many say that a visit to the Forbidden City is more about the stories than the sightseeing, and your guide will tell all the tales to make your visit complete.

    Check out the Meridian Gate, halls of harmony, heavenly purity, earthly tranquility, and unity; and the tree-lined pathways of the Imperial Garden as well as many other significant sights. Read the Itinerary for a full list of attractions that are seen on the tour.

    Your experience ends in the grounds of the Imperial Garden but you can spend longer inside the Forbidden City, if you wish.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from your hotel within the 3rd ring road of Beijing city, please provide the hotel details when make booking. If your hotel is out of the 3rd ring road of Beijing city, may have extra cost.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup (for Hotels within the 3rd ring road of Beijing City)
    • Fobiddden city entrance fee
    • Entrance fee to two museums
    • Entry/Admission - Great Hall of the People (Renmin Dahuitang)
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off outside of designated location
    • Transportation to the Tian'anmen square (at your own expense)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • In order to get your skip the line entrance ticket to Forbidden City, your passport name and number are required at time of booking (for all participants)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We booked the 5h tour and Lucy was our guide. She picked us up from our Hotel very timely and organised the transportation to Tiananmen square, where we met four more participants of the tour (in total we've been six). We started with exploring the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Paul S
    Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

    My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to be lead on a private tour because there were no other bookings and skipped the long queues because we were with a tour guide. We had Jimmy as our guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable, especially on the...More

    Thank vintageplums
    Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

    We booked this great tour with Lucy! Everything worked perfectly well. She picked us up at our hotel right on time (which is in our experience not that usual with other tour guides/operator). First, she led us around Tiananmen Square and told us about its...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank CK1495
    Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

    My husband and I had a really good time visiting the Forbidden City. Jimmy was a really fun tour guide; he has a good sense of humor and knows how to help us navigate the crowd. He has lots of historical information to share but...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank leong101
    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    This tour and our guide Lucy was a great way to begin our stay in Beijing. Not only did Lucy give us a fun and informative tour of the “must sees” Tiananmen Square, Mao’s mausoleum, and the Forbidden City, she helped orient us to the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank jicdoug
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    19 July 2018|
    Response from George907 | Reviewed this property |
    Guess the two people is the minimum group size. Probably not worthwhile to do the tour just for one person.
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