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Forbidden City Private Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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    What to Expect
    Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at the time you advised as your preferred pickup time when booking. Then take local transportation , taxi or subway (At your own cost) or walk  to Tiananmen Square , the world’s largest central squares. It’s located in the geographical heart of the city. Stand amid the history as your guide explains its past and points out its significant buildings.
 Thereafter, you’ll continue into the Forbidden City shrouded with mysteries. During the walking tour, you may feel confused about the special designs and totems of the palace, especially the cultural meaning behind them. 
 Why there are 9 sculptures of mythical animals on the roof ridge of Hall of Supreme Harmony but not 8 or 10; why there are 9999.5 but not 10000 rooms in the palace; Why the eyes and ears of the stone lions in front of the Palace of Tranquility and Longevity blocked… 

With the historical knowledge from your guide, you will gradually uncover these cultural secrets and explore a more different Forbidden City you’ve ever heard about.

 After a close insight of the Forbidden City, you are going to exit in the north and then climb up to Jingshan Park which is the best spot to overlook the panorama of the Forbidden City. Just prepare to embrace the stunning scenery.
    

At last, ask your guide for transportation information to your next destination before bidding farewell to your guide.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we pick you up from hotel lobby at assigned time . Hotel location within 4th ring road.
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Jinshan Park
    Inclusions
    • Knowledgeable English speaking guide
    • Attractions entrance fee
    • Hotel pick up ( Guide meet you at hotel lobby)
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • All travelers Passport name, number and birthday is required at time of booking for all participants for getting your SKIP THE LINE Forbidden City entrance ticket in advance
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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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    Helen is an awesome tour guide. We are very impressed with her extensive knowledge about the history of China. She is very friendly and attentive to our needs. We had a great time!
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    Helena of Leo's tour was our guide to the skip-the-line forbidden city tour. Helena explained well the history with her fluent English. I would highly recommend the private tour as you could skip the queuing especially at a busy day. We went at the weekend after the national
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    Leo’s China Tours was great to work with! We set everything up via email, left a small deposit, and everything went well. We even had to change the day, and they made it work. Helena, our guide, met us at the hotel and gave us a great tour. She was very informative, sweet,
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    We had a truly amazing tour of the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park led by our brilliant tour guide, Helena. To start with, Helena handled all of the logistics of purchasing our tickets ahead of time (which is a more complicated process than you would think) and met us at a
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    April was a wonderful guide and told us so many interesting things. She went out of her way to get us a taxi at peak traffic time to go back to our hotel after the tour. Highly recommend April!
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