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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.

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Apr - Oct: 8:30am - 5pm, Nov - March: 8:30am - 4:30pm
4 Jingshan Front Street, Beijing, Northern China, 100009
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4-hour Skip the Line Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

4-hour Skip the Line Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

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See two of Beijing's top attractions on this half-day tour with a guide. You'll visit Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) and the Forbidden City (a.k.a. Palace Museum), following a less-crowded route that the guide will show you. As you go, learn about the history and traditions of these sites.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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11-Day China Tour of Small Group to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai, No Shops

11-Day China Tour of Small Group to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai, No Shops

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Cover the best of China from top to bottom during this thrill-packed, multi-day adventure to Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, and Shanghai. Enjoy VIP perks like five-star accommodation and all-inclusive domestic flight and high-speed train tickets. Take in world-renowned sights like the Terracotta Warriors and the Forbidden City, plus exciting extras like a river cruise, dance show, and more.
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,750.00
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$2,750.00
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12 Days Tour - Real China Highlights

12 Days Tour - Real China Highlights

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Get thee to China for the adventure of your life! Seriously, these 12 days of the country's big-ticket highlights will have you missing this country for years to come. From massive and historical Beijing (hello Great Wall!), ancient capital  Xi'an (home of the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors), leisure Chengdu (the hometown of China's National Treasure Giant Panda), pastorally picturesque Yangshuo, and eventually to the world-in-itself gobsmacking city of Hong Kong, this is your (super affordable) opportunity to get here with a whole group of new friends.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,733.34
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$1,733.34

3-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City, Great Wall, Hutong and Lunch

3-Day Private Beijing Tour with Forbidden City, Great Wall, Hutong and Lunch

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Discover the best of Beijing and Imperial China on a private, three-day tour of the city’s top highlights, from Tian’anmen Square to the Great Wall of China. With an expert guide to take care of the details, you’ll be free to immerse yourself in Beijing history, culture, and cuisine, exploring the city at your own pace. This three-day tour includes lunch each day, all transport in a private vehicle, and entrance fees, plus a dragon boat ride at the Summer Palace during warm months.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$518.00
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$518.00
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Half-Day Private Customized Beijing City Tour with Flexible Departure Time

Half-Day Private Customized Beijing City Tour with Flexible Departure Time

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Explore Beijing your own way on a private, custom-designed half-day tour. Suggest an itinerary covering Beijing's highlights or particular neighborhoods and let your guide pre-plan the logistics and sightseeing at a pace right for you. Perhaps tour the Summer Palace or Forbidden City; explore districts like Beijing’s ‘hutong’ lanes; scour food, antiques, or tea markets; or visit museums or gardens. Private, air-conditioned transport and central hotel pickup and drop-off included, with activity costs at your own expense.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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2-Day Tianjin Shore Excursion to Beijing Top Attractions and Mutianyu Great Wall

2-Day Tianjin Shore Excursion to Beijing Top Attractions and Mutianyu Great Wall

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For this private 2-day tour of Beijing and its nearby highlights, you get to choose your drop-off options, including a drop-off from either PEK airport or back to Tianjin Port. Spend one day exploring the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City, and then visit Summer Palace and the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Learn about the history behind each attraction, and even do some hiking around one of the medieval world’s seven wonders.
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  • 2 days
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$448.00
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$448.00
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Skip the Line:Forbidden City Ticket-Main Entrance+Clock Gallery+Treasure Gallery

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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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.30
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$12.30

Private Trip to Mutianyu Great Wall&Forbidden City with English Speaking Driver

Private Trip to Mutianyu Great Wall&Forbidden City with English Speaking Driver

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Save hours of research and planning time, and enjoy a private tour that takes you to two of China’s top attractions—Mutianyu Great Wall, and the Forbidden City. Avoid the stress of waiting in long entrance lines by going on a tour where admission tickets are included. There’s plenty of time to explore each attraction independently, so you won’t feel rushed and can set your own pace.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00
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$114.00
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Imperial Beijing

Imperial Beijing

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Discover Beijing by Night on this spooky trip through the back street Hutongs. Perhaps you'll see a ghost or maybe just a ferret running across the rooftops. Riding in Old Beijing at night is a real treat, not to be taken for granted. The low lit Hutongs become mysterious and mesmerising. On this adventure, you'll see many of the iconic landmarks in the city, or at least the silhouettes of the landmarks. As the lights go out, there is a whole new feel to Beijing and it's our favourite time to be out! Beijing comes alive at night time and you will see and feel the warm and welcoming nature in Old Beijing and the locals who live here. Every evening people will come out to play, sing and dance in the Night. You can even join in if you've got the moves. This is an adventure that our guides love the most, because of its unique feel that you simply cannot get anywhere else.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$63.47
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$63.47

Layover Trip to Mutianyu Great Wall&Forbidden City with English Speaking Driver

Layover Trip to Mutianyu Great Wall&Forbidden City with English Speaking Driver

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Don’t let your evening flight get in the way of you exploring some of Beijing’s iconic landmarks on this full-day layover tour. Drive from your Beijing International Airport terminal direct to the restored Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, with a private driver, private vehicle and terminal pick-up all included. Hike up the Wall and marvel at the scenic views, then head to the Forbidden City for an afternoon among the grand buildings, courtyards, and gardens.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.00
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$126.00
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Flexible(4-12 Hours) Private Beijing Downtown Layover Tour

Flexible(4-12 Hours) Private Beijing Downtown Layover Tour

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Make the most of your layover in Beijing. Your private guide takes you to discover the city in just 4 to 12 hours, depending on your needs. Meet your guide at the airport or in your hotel lobby; explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and other sights on your list. Your guide makes sure you’re dropped off in time for your connecting flight.
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  • 4 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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4 Hour Private Forbidden City Tour with Skip The Line

4 Hour Private Forbidden City 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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$86.00
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Beijing Private 2-Day Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

Beijing Private 2-Day Tour with Forbidden City and Great Wall

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The perfect mix of independent and all-inclusive, this jam-packed, two-day tour of Beijing’s top sights picks you up from your hotel each morning to tour China’s history-filled capital. Tick off all the city’s highlights, from a guided visit to the Forbidden City to a rickshaw tour of a traditional Hutong.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.00
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$375.00
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14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

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Travel through China for two weeks of sightseeing accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Visit Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai and the Yangtze River, stopping to experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites, natural wonders and modern monuments. In Beijing, tour the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and Great Wall of China, and admire Xi’an’s spectacular Terracotta Warriors. Take a Li River cruise to Yangshuo from Guilin, relax during a 3-night Yangtze River cruise. After seeing highlights including the Bund, your tour ends in Shanghai.
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  • 14 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,386.00
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$3,386.00
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8 Days Private Tour of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai

8 Days Private Tour of Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai

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Itinerary planning for a country as large and ancient as China is a recipe for frustration. Leave it to the professionals and book this 7-night private guided tour of China’s big three tourist cities: Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. Traveling by train, plane, and private car, soak up sights from the Great Wall and Forbidden City to the terracotta warriors and the Bund. Tour includes 4-star accommodation, breakfast, and most lunches.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,523.00
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$1,523.00
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Private Flexible Beijing City Tour with Your Fancy

Private Flexible Beijing City Tour with Your Fancy

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Enjoy all the flexibility of independent travel but none of the language hassles on this 100% customizable private day tour. Pick three or four sights to visit over the day then explore at your own pace with an expert translator/guide on hand. Choose between a guide-only package, which starts from your hotel, or a package with door-to-door private transport: in both, entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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2-Day Private Beijing Excursion with Great Wall from Tianjin Cruise Terminal

2-Day Private Beijing Excursion with Great Wall from Tianjin Cruise Terminal

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When your cruise ship reaches Tianjin cruise port, explore Beijing and the Great Wall of China on this adventurous shore excursion. With transportation to the sites included, discover must-see attractions including Tiananmen Square and the UNESCO–listed Forbidden City. Take the cable car to a less crowded stretch of the world-famous Great Wall— Mutianyu—and admire panoramic views over the forests and peaks beyond.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$506.67
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$506.67
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5 Days Beijing Private Non- shopping Tour

5 Days Beijing Private Non- shopping Tour

Experience the excitement of Beijing, the world’s third-largest city. Make it easier on yourself by booking a 5-day tour. Book your own accommodation, and leave the hassle of scheduling and navigating to your guide. Be met at your hotel each morning for 3 full days exploring the city and the Great Wall of China. On the 5th day, depart Beijing for your next destination.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$564.27
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$564.27
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Beijing Layover Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City

Beijing Layover Tour to Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City

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Travelers with long layovers in Beijing can make the best of their time between flights with this tour of the area's highlights. You'll visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, and then head to the heart of Beijing to visit Tiananmen Square, and the adjacent Forbidden City, before being transferred back to the airport for your next flight.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.00
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$198.00
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8 Days China Tour Beijing - Xian - Shanghai (Golden Triangle)

8 Days China Tour Beijing - Xian - Shanghai (Golden Triangle)

Visit three of China’s most in-demand cities, discover multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites, and leave the logistics to someone else—this 8-day tour of China’s Golden Triangle takes all the hassle out of planning a trip. Discover Beijing’s highlights (from Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City), explore the Great Wall of China, visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and finish the tour in ultra-modern Shanghai. Hotel accommodation, city transfers, guided tours, and most meals are included in the cost.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,488.00
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$1,488.00

All-Inclusive Beijing Essential Tour: Forbidden City and Customizable Sites

All-Inclusive Beijing Essential Tour: Forbidden City and Customizable Sites

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Make the most of your limited time in Beijing and get a personalized experience as you tour Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Enjoy the flexibility to explore at your own pace and learn about Chinese history and culture with commentary from your guide. Refuel with a Chinese lunch and customize your itinerary according to personal preference, choosing from several attractions to visit in the afternoon.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$237.87
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Beijing Layover Private Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City

Beijing Layover Private Transfer to Mutianyu Great Wall and Forbidden City

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Take advantage of your long Beijing layover with a private chauffeured transfer to the Great Wall and city center. Enjoy the freedom to customize the itinerary based on your interests and time constraints. After arrival at PEK airport, your driver is ready to take you to the Mutianyu Great Wall , Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Relax in private transportation for the duration of the tour and return to the airport with ample time to catch your flight.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
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Beijing Layover Small Group Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City (7AM-3PM)

Beijing Layover Small Group Tour to Great Wall & Forbidden City (7AM-3PM)

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Have a long layover in Beijing? Make the most of your time between flights and discover three of the city’s major attractions. Meet your guide at Terminal 3 Arrivals and—with just a small group for company—set off via climate-controlled vehicle. In the space of just a few hours, enjoy a whirlwind discovery tour of the scenic Mutianyu Great Wall, the sprawling Forbidden City, and the iconic Tiananmen Square. Once you’ve seen the sights, return directly to the airport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00

Beijing Must-See Sites Private 2-Day Tour

Beijing Must-See Sites Private 2-Day Tour

Explore the must-see sites of Beijing on this private 2-day tour that includes round-trip transport. Take a boat ride to Suzhou Street inside the Summer Palace, go on a 1.5-to-3-hour hike at the Great Wall at Mutianyu, take a rickshaw down a famous Beijing hutong, and visit a local family. Plus make stops at the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square, too.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$362.67
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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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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 940 Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Forbidden City (Palace Museum) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Forbidden City (Palace Museum) costs USD 88.00. Guided Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tours start around USD 88.00 per person. See all 940 Forbidden City (Palace Museum) tickets and tours on Viator.
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