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

  • 5-hour Beijing guided walking tour
  • Walk around Tiananmen Square as you learn about its history
  • Use a prebooked ticket to access the Forbidden City
5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium
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5-Hour Small Group Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Antiquarium
Hear the stories behind Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square during a 5-hour, 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 prebooked 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.
What to Expect
Wait in your hotel lobby at 8am to meet your guide. Together, you’ll travel to Tiananmen Square, in the geographical heart of the city.

Once of the world’s largest central squares, Tiananmen Square covers a vast amount of open space, measuring in at some 440, 000 square meters (109 acres). To put that in perspective, the square is roughly as large as the whole of Vatican City. Stand amid the history as your guide explains its past and points out its significant buildings.

From the square, you’ll continue into the Forbidden City with your fast-access prebooked ticket in hand. Make your way to a quiet seating area, and learn about the palace and the Ming and Qing dynasties from your guide. Many say that a visit to the Forbidden City is more about the stories than the sightseeing, and your guide will tell all the tales to make your visit complete.

Check out the Meridian Gate, halls of harmony, heavenly purity, earthly tranquility, and unity; and the tree-lined pathways of the Imperial Garden as well as many other significant sights. Read the Itinerary for a full list of attractions that are seen on the tour.

Your experience ends in the grounds of the Imperial Garden but you can spend longer inside the Forbidden City, if you wish.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour from a friendly and knowledgeable guide

My wife and I really enjoyed this tour! Our tour guide Cactus met us at our hotel and even brought us ponchos and an umbrella because it was pouring rain the day of our tour. We were drenched for most of the morning, but we...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 25 June 2018
Informative Tour of Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City

Thanks for a great personal tour of the main sights in the centre of Beijing. Having a guide is a must to allow you to bypass the long security queues at the entrance to Tiananmen Square, and Jimmy had lots of interesting information and stories...More

1  Thank carringtonbrian
Reviewed 24 June 2018
Wonderful Day at the Forbidden City & Tiananmen

I have booked the tour with my son Alex who was first time in Beijing. The tour was well organized from the beginning - confirmation 1 day before, pickup perfectly on time in our Hotel Lobby and transportation as closed as possible to the locations....More

1  Thank Eros F
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile
Great trip to The Forbidden City!

We (a group of 3 young people) had a great time touring The Forbidden City today with our guide Sofia! We were picked up from our hotel and given a private guide tour of Tiananmen Square before making our way into The Forbidden City. Crowds...More

Thank CraigH1649
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile
A rewarding day

Vivian, our tour guide, took us on a journey of mystery and the inner workings of the forbidden city. Something we will not forget. A most rewarding day. So much to see, so little time. Will have to visit again.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Rachel D
19 July 2018|
Response from George907 | Reviewed this property |
Guess the two people is the minimum group size. Probably not worthwhile to do the tour just for one person.