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Forbidden City with Royal Icehouse Dining Experience

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at 8:30 a.m. and start the tour from the East Gate of the Forbidden City. You will first walk along the beautiful moat, and then get inside the Forbidden City through the South Gate.

    Main attractions as below:
    • City Wall and East Gate: Walk on the newly opened city wall to overlook the amazing Forbidden City; access to the East Gate to see the exhibition of the building materials of the Forbidden City.
    • Wenhua Hall and Wenyuan Pavilion: Former residence of the crown prince and now the porcelain exhibition room; one of the two buildings in the Forbidden City with black roof, dedicated to storing imperial books.
    • Three main halls in the outer court: Used by the emperor to work or celebrate important occasions, to treat high ranking officials, or to meet close officials before going to work.
    • Ningshou Palace Complex: First built as the living quarter for the abdicated Emperor Qianlong and later taken by Empress Dowager Cixi as a private residence. It is the largest palace complex inside the Forbidden City with a beautiful Nine Dragon Screen, a small but exquisite garden, the largest theatre, as well as some other buildings which are used for exhibiting treasures now.
    • Three main halls in the inner palace: They were the living quarters of the Emperor and Empress, as well as for the emperor to handle daily state affairs.
    • Cining Palace Complex: It's the residential area of the Empress Dowager and imperial concubines with a beautiful garden. You will access some newly opened houses to see the living and sitting rooms which are opened to tourists for the first time.During this tour, you will have a very unique lunch experience at one of the Ice Houses of the Emperor. It used to be the Ice storage warehouse of the royal family.

    After your tour is finished, your guide will send you back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your hotel lobby
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport in a comfort Uber vehicle
    • Lunch with soft drinks/beer
    • A snuff bottle with your name painted inside
    • Skip-the-line ticket
    • Mineral water
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The Antiquarium of The Palace Museum
    • Gratuities (Optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • In order to get your Skip The Line Forbidden City entrance ticket, please provide each traveler’s name and passport number upon booking
    • This tour involves quite some walking, please wear comfortable shoes
    • Wheelchair and porter service is available to purchase at the entrance
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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 yesterday via mobile

    Angie picked us up at the hotel on time. When we arrived at Forbidden City we left our things in the car, and she was really helpful to take it back to our hotel. I was very impressed with her knowledge about the history and...More

    Thank G7081JXcharlesh
    Reviewed 29 March 2018

    We had an excellent day walking miles and miles through the Forbidden City with our charming and knowledgeable guide, seeing a number of exhibitions, as well as many of the squares and pavilions, the Opera House, and the gorgeous royal golden-yellow porcelain roof tiles with...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    1  Thank elissejo
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