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Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service)

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Beijing, China
Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service)

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Beijing Forbidden City is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of China’s most visited attractions, with up to 16 million annual visitors. This prepaid admission ticket lets you skip the long ticket lines, saving up to two hours at busy times. Explore the magnificent palace complex at your own pace, upgrade for a guided tour, or opt for an all-access pass including admission to the Hall of Clocks and the Treasure Gallery.
  • Admission to Beijing Forbidden City: skip the long ticket lines
  • See the Meridian Gate, Palace of Heavenly Purity, and Imperial Garden
  • Choose to visit independently or upgrade to enjoy a guided tour
  • No fixed entrance time: arrive and leave according to your schedule
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Main admission ticket to the Forbidden City.
All-pass ticket package includes the Hall of Clocks and the Treasure Gallery.
Tour guide service (optional).
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities to tour guide recommended on good service.

Departure Point

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Peak Season (April 1st - October 31st): 8:30 - 17:00. Last Entry: 16:10.
  • Off Season (November 1st - March 31st): 8:30 - 16:30. Last entry: 15:40.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Visitors must enter from Wu Men (South Gate), and exit from Shenwu Men (North Gate) or Donghua Men (East Gate).
  • Passport name and number is required for “all participants” upon booking. Please make sure the passengers' information you fill in on your booking form is exactly the same as that on their passports. Otherwise, you may not be able to access to the attraction.
  • No e-ticket or paper ticket. The only document is your passport. Please show your passport at the entrance for direct entry.
  • The ticket is only valid on the day you book to travel.
  • Group tickets can be verification under any one people of the group. No-show ticket is non-refundable after ticket verification.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Forbidden City is closed on Mondays due to the maintenance.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Trippest Mini Group Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service)?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Forbidden City Entrance Ticket (with Optional Guided Service).

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Four Tickets became three
JAN_L
, Mar 2021
We booked and paid four tickets to the Forbidden City with Viator online. The confirmation came and everything looked right. When it was time for the visit, we would start by picking up the tickets. Then all of a sudden there were only three??? Viator could not repair this failure by getting the missing ticket #4. We had all been looking forward to this visit but since the whole family could not go together we had to leave. Very disappointed and facing the fact that it is not possible to trust Viatour booking your tickets.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Hello Jan, I'm Niko. very sorry about your situation on that day. This is totally our mistake. only issued 1 adult and 2 children tickets. I have cancelled your booking today, if you want to rebook a new date to visit, please contact me.
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Forbidden city tour
Julien_B
, Dec 2020
Excellent experience and our guide Patrick was speaking fluent French and full of detailed explanations Best way to discover the Forbiden city
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Dear Julien, I'm glad to know that you were enjoying your trip with Patrick. Happy New Year!

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