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4-Hour Private Beijing Walking Tour of the Forbidden City

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with a pickup from your central Beijing hotel by your private guide at a time of your choosing.
    The first stop of the day is Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world, with space for up to one million people. As you stroll around the grand square, learn more about its importance throughout history and hear about the many significant political events that have taken place in the square.
    Continue to the Forbidden City, once the epicenter of the Imperial City and the largest ancient palace complex in the world. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site, admiring the palatial buildings and cultural relics that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.
    After passing through the grand Meridian Gate into the 250-acre (100-hectare) imperial palace complex, your tour can be tailored to your preferences. Perhaps uncover the many treasures on display in the Palace Museum; visit the Hall of Ancestral Offerings (Clocks Gallery); or stroll around the maze of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens.
    Your tour ends at the east wing of the Forbidden City, from where you can continue sightseeing independently or make your own way back to the hotel.
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    All reviews forbidden city great tour helped us navigate discover beijing tours knowledgeable tour guide first time visitors hotel lobby palace museum chinese history interesting facts highly recommend the tour clear instructions answered all our questions tienanmen square great sense of humor spoke great english explained everything
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    First of all, I should prepare you for fact that Alice arrived half an Hour before the tour time was due to start. This isn’t a bad thing as its a nice surprise, in a world where most people are late. (The white rabbit would...More

    Thank Blue-spud
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Our tour guide, Justin, led us through the busy grounds of the Forbidden City with aplomb and enlightened us with his excellent knowledge. His guiding was really well paced and his English was exceptional. We also really appreciated being given opportunities to wander around the...More

    1  Thank vegetarianjapan
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Alice was 30 minutes early to collect me at my hotel. Fantastic. She had all the tickets we needed in advance. And was quite clever about it. Her knowledge of Beijing and love for her home shone through like the sun. She was flexible as...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Judd M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great morning visit to the forbidden city. Anson, my guide, gave good explanations and background info in very good English, making the experience enjoyable. He gave me advises about other places to visit after the tour. The booking/pickup/meeting point instructions were confusing and made me...More

    Thank E5247OKandresm
    Qing Y, Owner at Discover Beijing Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Dear friend, thank you for your wonderful reviews. You are lucky when you book the tour, Forbidden city tickets already sold out, but we have one client canceled the tour, thats why you still be able to do this tour Once we received the booking,...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a fantastic tour with Jimmy! He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and helpful. We booked at the last minute but he made it all work out. I would highly recommend this tour as the area is so large and you can miss so much...More

    Thank noahreimers
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    2 July 2019|
    Response from larryk428 | Reviewed this property |
    I’m afraid I just participated in the tour. I’m sure the tour company could answer your question. Good luck.
    24 August 2018|
    Response from volkera171 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes. They have several starting hours.
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