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National Museum of China (NAMOC) Tours and Tickets

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The National Museum of China (NAMOC) is the largest museum in the country, and one of the largest in the world. It features rotating exhibits exploring the history of China, from the Opium Wars and founding of the Communist Party, to the Sino-French and Sino-Japanese Wars. It also covers the Chinese Revolution of 1911, as well as the social unrest of 1989.

A history buff’s dream, the museum’s collection is vast, extending to a million items that range from replicas of a Peking man’s bones, to scientific instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries. It also feature many hundreds of decorative artefacts such as porcelain items, bronzes, pottery, lacquerware, textiles, and various artworks.

Located to the east of Tiananmen Square – a popular highlight on Beijing day tours – the National Museum of China is easily reached from most places in the city.

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9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
16 East Chang'an Street, Beijing, China, 100006
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4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

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4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

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The UNESCO-listed Forbidden City is Beijing’s most visited attraction with over 14 million annual visitors, and it has the traffic to match. This half-day walking tour ensures you maximise your time, with a private guide, pre-paid entrance tickets, and an itinerary tailored to your preferences. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.20
$74.00
$14.80 savings
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$59.20
$74.00
$14.80 savings
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Forbidden City In-Depth Exploring Private 4-Hour Tour

Forbidden City In-Depth Exploring Private 4-Hour Tour

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Private Museum Tour: National Museum and Military Museum

Private Museum Tour: National Museum and Military Museum

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Combine visits to the National Museum of China and the Military Museum on this full-day private tour. Learn about Chinese history, art, and military heritage from your private guide while you explore. Entrance fees, a Chinese lunch, and round-trip transportation from within Beijing's 4th Ring Road included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.00
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$138.00
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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium

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

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Hear the stories behind Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square during a small-group walking tour in Beijing. After exploring the famous square, which is one of the world’s largest, you’ll make your way into the Forbidden City using a pre-booked ticket to avoid any long entrance lines. Explore all the key sites including the Imperial Garden, and discover fun facts about the Ming and Qing dynasties from your guide. Numbers are limited to just 12 people, and you can rest assured that no unwelcome factory or tourist shop visits are planned.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00

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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Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

Private Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour

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Beijing is home to some of China’s most famous sights and this private full-day trip combines three must-see attractions into one tour. Stroll around the vast Tiananmen Square, marvel at the Imperial wonders of the Forbidden City, then ride the cable car along the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. All-inclusive includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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$185.00
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Private Customized Beijing City Day Tour with Flexible Departure Time

Private Customized Beijing City Day Tour with Flexible Departure Time

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See Beijing on a private, chauffeured tour with a local guide. Make sure you get to all the sights and orient yourself to the city. Enjoy round trip transportation from your accommodation in a private vehicle. Relax on a full day excursion that showcases the diversity of Beijing, from the palaces and temples to gardens and markets. Customize the tour to your must-see locations.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.00
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$118.00
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Private Full-Day Tour Beijing City Highlights

Private Full-Day Tour Beijing City Highlights

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Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city by private car or public transport on this door-to-door private tour. Check off three of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven—and stroll through historic hutong alleys. A comprehensive package with private guide, entrance fees, Taxi fare and lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.00
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$168.00
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Private Beijing 3-Day Tour

Private Beijing 3-Day Tour

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Hit the highlights of Beijing without the hassles of planning on this multi-day private sightseeing trip. Customize your own itinerary: choose between ten different destinations, from the Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo to centuries-old royal mausoleums at Ming Tombs. You’ll also cover classic standbys like the Forbidden City and the Mutianyu Great Wall, which you can experience by toboggan or chair-lift ride.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$530.00
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$530.00
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Private Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong by Public Transportation

Private Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong by Public Transportation

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Let a private guide meet you at your Beijing hotel and accompany you on a full-day exploration of the city. Use public transportation, such as the subway or bus, to get to highlights including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Then explore the 'hutongs,' or historic alleys, with the option to rent a rickshaw for a ride.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00
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Tiananmen Square ,Forbidden City, Hutong Rickshaw ,Summer Palace Private Tour

Tiananmen Square ,Forbidden City, Hutong Rickshaw ,Summer Palace Private Tour

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Hit the Beijing highlights in just a day with the help of a private guide and driver on this time-saving door-to-door tour. See the sights of Tiananmen Square, explore the Forbidden City palace complex, and stroll the gardens and pavilions of the Summer Palace. Along the way, ride a rickshaw through the “hutong” alleyways around Back Lakes to meet a local family, and enjoy a dragon boat cruise.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.00
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$166.00
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Private Layover Tour to Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall

Private Layover Tour to Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall

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This is an exclusively customized tour for passengers with layover time about 14 hours or airport hotel staying. With comfortable round way transfer service from Beijing Airport / airport hotel, take a layover tour to visit Beijing highlights of Tiananmen square, Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall .  Private driver, professional guide, all entrance fee, Great wall cable car round way Or chairlift up and toboggan down all included.
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  • 8 to 9 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Private Night Transfer with English Speaking Driver Service

Private Night Transfer with English Speaking Driver Service

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Whether you prefer to consult a guidebook or search the internet, the most recommended attractions in Beijing are primarily open during daylight hours only. Uncover a lesser-known side to China’s second-largest city during this full evening city tour; see major landmarks light up and get familiar with the local nightlife.
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  • 4 hours
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Fantastic Beijing around Tiananmen Square Self-Guided Audio Tour

Fantastic Beijing around Tiananmen Square Self-Guided Audio Tour

The sheer scale of Tiananmen Square, like many public spaces in China, leaves visitors breathless. Today, Tiananmen Square is the fourth-largest public square in the world. It is over 800 metres long, and more than 600 metres wide. It is so large, in fact, that up to a million people could stand in it at one time. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this amazing space To discover this fascinating square in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. You will see grand buildings, the mausoleum of one of China’s great leaders, a distinctive performing arts centre and a highly unusual museum. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 hours
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$15.71
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$15.71

Private Walking Tour to National Museum, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Private Walking Tour to National Museum, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Explore the iconic landmarks of Beijing with a private guide who takes you to the National Museum of China, Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City for an in-depth experience of the Chinese history and culture. Your private tour will begin at the National Museum of China, which displays more than 120 million pieces of collections. At Tian'anmen square, accompanied by your guide, you will see Qianmen, Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, Great Hall of the People and Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Then continue to the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site and must-see while in Beijing. This in-depth tour charts the stories behind the Forbidden city's sacred sites.This private tour including special skip-the-line access, English speaking guide and Beijing city hotel pick up.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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6-Day Private Tour: Amazing Beijing City Highlight

6-Day Private Tour: Amazing Beijing City Highlight

Particularly for first-time visitors who don’t speak Chinese, a private guide can transform the Beijing experience. Say no to hustlers and discover the city on this door-to-door private tour. Check off 10 of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Ming tombs, Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Lama Temple, National Museum, Hutong for a more—and stroll through the Pearl Market and Silk Market. A comprehensive package with Taxi fare, entrance fees, and lunch.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,150.00
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$1,150.00
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Private Beijing Shopping and Culture Day Tour including Panjiayuan Market

Private Beijing Shopping and Culture Day Tour including Panjiayuan Market

Hunt for unique souvenirs and discover new treasures on a private full-day shopping and culture tour in Beijing. Your personal English speaking guide provides shopping directions and bartering tips as you visit popular markets and view the collections of the National Museum. Explore the antiques stalls of Panjiayuan Market, marvel at the porcelain and jade collections at the National Museum, and learn how to barter at Silk Market.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.00
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$82.00
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Private Historical Day Tour of Mutianyu and the Forbidden City

Private Historical Day Tour of Mutianyu and the Forbidden City

This tour is for the ones who have a short time in Beijing. In one day you will see the most popular two places in Beijing. Forbidden city has about 600 years history, lived by 24 emperors from Ming and Qing Dynasty. It's called that because it was closed to outside world in the past hundred years, till the year 1925 when it started to open to the public. It's one of the best preserved imperial palace in the world. There are about 10,000 rooms, occupies 72 hectares (about 180- acres). You will be able to enjoy the highlights parts inside. The Great Wall of China was built 2000 years ago. The total length from Qin, Han and Ming dynasty is over 20,000 km. It was built for Military defense. Great wall Mutianyu is one of the oldest parts, the mountain there is 90% covered by trees, so the landscape is beautiful. You will easily get around with your experienced guide and driver. Please note that the Forbidden City closes in Mondays.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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$220.00
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All Inclusive Beijing City Highlight Tour

All Inclusive Beijing City Highlight Tour

Fully immerse yourself the culture of Beijing, and maximize your time on a private full-day tour. Check off three of Beijing’s biggest attractions—Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and Lama Temple—and stroll through historic hutong alleys. A comprehensive package with private driver, entrance fees, and lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Luxury Vehicle 8- Hour City Highlights Tour with Private Guide

Luxury Vehicle 8- Hour City Highlights Tour with Private Guide

Luxury vehicle transfer with private experienced guide assistant , flexible , enjoyable and customized based on your requests. Include attractions entrance tickets, hotel pick up and drop off .
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$610.14
per group
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$610.14
per group

Tianjin Port To Beijing Private 2- Day Highlights Tour With Round Transfer

Tianjin Port To Beijing Private 2- Day Highlights Tour With Round Transfer

This wonderful 2-day shore excursion tour from Tianjin Port to Beijing . We will take you to visit the top attraction in Beijing, such as Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven. All entrance fees, Mutianyu Great Wall round way cable car Or chairlift up and toboggan down, professional guide and private transfer service are all inclusive. 6 different tour guide languages can be chosen. Please arrange your own hotel accommodation in Beijing city in advance. ( Lunch at your own cost )
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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$500.00
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Beijing 3 Days Private Essence Tour Include Airport Pick up and Drop off

Beijing 3 Days Private Essence Tour Include Airport Pick up and Drop off

Enjoy the 3 days private tour service with your private guide and driver. You will visit main attractions of Beijing, such as, Tiananmen square, Forbidden city , Temple of Heaven , Mutianyu great wall and Summer Palace . Private guide greet you in the capital airport Beijing arrival hall with a welcome sign on first day and directly start tour. Door- to-doo pick up and drop off service . Private experienced drive with air-conditioned vehicle , attractions entrance tickets , airport pick up and drop off ( PEK) are inclusive .
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$420.00
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$420.00
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Capital Airport Layover Private Tour to Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square

Capital Airport Layover Private Tour to Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square

Due to wait at Beijing airport between flights? Then, make the most of your time with a private 8-hour tour of two Beijing must-sees. Stroll around Tiananmen Square and tour the Forbidden Palace, the 15th-century walled complex that was the preserve of China’s emperors. Admire the main halls and courtyards here before lunch at a Chinese restaurant and a return to the airport. Air-conditioned return transport, lunch, entrance fee, and private guide are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Private Beijing Museum Tour by Public Transportation with Lunch

Private Beijing Museum Tour by Public Transportation with Lunch

Maximize your time and save yourself the stress of transport by booking a private tour of 3 of Beijing’s best museums. Join your professional guide on a visit of the National Museum, Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, and Beijing Capital Museum. Your guide takes care of everything, including museum tickets and local Chinese lunch.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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What are National Museum of China (NAMOC) hours of operation?
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National Museum of China (NAMOC) hours of operation: 9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. 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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Should I book National Museum of China (NAMOC) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Museum of China (NAMOC) 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.
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How much does it cost to visit National Museum of China (NAMOC) 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Museum of China (NAMOC) costs USD 15.71. Guided National Museum of China (NAMOC) tours start around USD 15.71 per person.
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